Ramblin Man Fair Adds More Bands For 2017 Festival.

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

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

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

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

Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th July

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

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


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

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

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

 Blondie Releases New Single 'Long Time'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Final Chuck Berry Album To Be Released In June.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Bloodyouth Detail New Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Beyond Repair’ Release Shows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stream/buy Enough Enough Enough NOW

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

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

 Incubus To Release New Studio Album "8".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Casey Release New Video.

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

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

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

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

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

JUNE
10.06.17 - Download Festival

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

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

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

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

 Malevolence Release New Album Details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Northlane Release Video For 'Citizen'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Amy Lee Releases New Single 'Speak To Me'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Jaret Reddick Announces UK Solo Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

 The Rifles Release Unplugged Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Pulled Apart By Horses Release New Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Flogging Molly Announces 'Life Is Good' Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MORE UK/EU DATES TO FOLLOW SHORTLY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Metallica Announce UK And European Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Mastodon Release Video For 'Show Yourself'.

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

 You Me At Six Take On The World.

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

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


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

UK TOUR - April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track List

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


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

 Hey Violet Release New Single 'Break My Heart'.

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

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

 Vamps To Release New Album 'Underworld'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 WWE NXT Returns To Download Festival For 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes for Editors: *WWE talent subject to change
 

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

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

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

 Happy Mondays To Headline Butlins Shiiine On Weekender.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Quireboys Embark On UK Tour.

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

To see The Quireboys new video / single, click here

https://youtu.be/hj8d4gvDgPs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 Fully Plugged Tour Dates

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

 The Shires Win Country Music Award.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Youth Killed It Release New Song 'Molly'.

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

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

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

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


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

 SayWeCanFly Announce May UK Tour.

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

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

 

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

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

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

 Petrol Girls Announce UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

 Ocean Grove Release New Single.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Havok Release New Studio Album 'Conformicide'.

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

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

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

Check out the album’s first singles here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Port Noir To Support Pain Of Salvation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May

27th  Birmingham, NEC
28th  Leeds, Various Venues
29th  Hatfield, University

Tickets are available now from www.slamdunkmusic.com

Be sure to also take a listen to the fantastic interview Laura Jane Grace did with BBC Radio 1's Daniel P. Carter for his SWIM podcast here.

 Wednesday 13 Adds More Shows To Tour.

Wednesday 13.Thursday 9th March 2017
WEDNESDAY 13 is set to make a return to Dublin and Belfast for two shows before headlining Download's Dogtooth stage at Donington Park in June.  The shows will follow the release of upcoming new studio album, 'Condolences', which is set for release on 2nd June 2017. 

Dates line up as follows.
Thu 8th Jun - DUBLIN Voodoo Lounge
Fri 9th Jun - BELFAST Limelight 2
Sat 10th Jun - DONINGTON Download Festival 

Tickets are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie

'Condolences' will be WEDNESDAY's first release for new record label home, Nuclear Blast.  WEDNESDAY tells us, "We're so excited to sign with Nuclear Blast Entertainment!  It's an honour for us to be on the roster among so many other great bands and friends. Thanks to Nuclear Blast for giving us the opportunity and our fans for your undying support.  We're looking forward to many more years of this with all of you."

Pre-order details and formats for 'Condolences' are set to be announced later this month.

 Avatar Release New Video.

Avatar.Thursday 9th March 2017
AVATAR of Sweden have released a statement on the recent discovery of TRAPPIST-1, also designated as 2MASS J23062928-0502285. The band plans to visit the newly named solar system immediately. "The ‘New Land’ mission will focus primarily on finding life and sustainable living conditions,” says His Royal Majesty King Kungen. "Secondly we will look for harvestable resources such as various types of metal, lead, copper, zinc, thrash, death... that sort of thing. How do I turn this off? I'm thirsty! Where is my mead? And where are your pants? Wait, is this thing still recording?!"

As of today, it has been reported that the dwarf star has been shown to host seven terrestrial planets, a larger number than detected in any other planetary system. “The mission will be aired LIVE on AVATAR Country state television, KTV (Kungliga Television). For people abroad, unable to watch the event as it is happening, a summary can be seen on AvatarVEVO today. Glory to AVATAR Country! Glory to our King!”

Check out their journey to the “New Land” here: http://vevo.ly/gvFki9

Upon mission completion, AVATAR will return to earth to embark on a North American tour supporting In This Moment and Motionless In White on the aptly named 'Half God Half Devil' Tour. Afterwards AVATAR will make appearances at a number of highly coveted hard rock festivals in Europe this summer:

02.-04.06.17 (CZ) Plzeň - Metalfest Open Air
14.-17.06.17 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
16.-18.06.17 (F) Clisson - Hellfest
16.-18.06.17 (BE) Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
22.-24.06.12 (NO) Fredriksten Fortress - Tons Of Rock
22.24.06.17 (ES) Madrid - Download Madrid
16.-19.08.17 (SE) Falun - Sabaton Open Air

AVATAR released their very first concept album titled “Feathers & Flesh" last year via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada with Another Century/Century Media Records releasing the record in the rest of the world. The new release was the band's highly anticipated follow-up to “Hail The Apocalypse” released in 2014.

The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for AVATAR. Not only is this concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. “Feathers & Flesh” was recorded in Germany, Finland and Sweden in December 2015 with producer extraordinaire Sylvia Massy (System Of A Down, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers). “AVATAR is an amazing band,” said Massy, adding, “The singer has the wild energy and charisma I love, and the players are relentless. The album we’re making is an epic. Each song powerfully stands on its own, but is only a piece of a larger story. This album is the project I’ve been dreaming about for years!”
 
The music is as always, rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. There is a love for intense double bass drumming, riffing and shredding of timeless dimensions alongside rough edges, slow grooves and epic storytelling for the ages. The idea is that as the band digs deeper, the fists will be held up higher. The end result is a modern metal album with all the ruthlessness and power one could ask for handled with a loving songwriter’s hand, inspired by The Beatles and Queen.

 Welcome To The Cruel Knifes.

The Cruel Knifes.Thursday 9th March 2017
Sid Glover and Rob Ellershaw of Heaven's Basement, together with Tom Harris and Al Junior, have formed new band THE CRUEL KNIVES.

Their debut single "The World We Were Sold" is available now. Having recently completed a sold out tour of the UK & Europe with The Pretty Reckless they are now planning a headline tour to be announced soon.

YouTube Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv6KaflBD8A

THE CRUEL KNIVES are currently running a crowd funding campaign to record their debut E.P. offering all kinds of limited edition and one of a kind items which you can check out here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-cruel-knives-new-ep

Follow the band online:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/thecruelknives
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thecruelknives
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/thecruelknives

 Him Announce Farewell Tour.

Him.Thursday 9th March 2017
Following a long radio silence, Finnish rock giants HIM have announced a farewell tour, closing the final chapter on their 26 year career.

"After quarter of a century of Love and Metal intertwined we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored. We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you." says frontman Ville Valo

Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, HIM truly stand out as one of the rock world’s most unique acts. Beautifully blending metal, goth and hard rock with deep, thoughtful and moving lyrics, HIM offered the world a new take on the metal genre, which became known as Love Metal (also the title of their fourth album).

Over the course of eight studio albums, HIM captured the hearts and minds of fans across the globe, drawn by their irresistible and inimitable style. Under the banner of their Heartagram logo – a potent symbol encapsulating the juxtaposition of the light and dark, the fierce and forlorn, and the evil and love found in their music - HIM filled venues and crashed charts the world over, collecting numerous awards, gracing countless magazine covers and becoming the first Finnish act to achieve Gold status in the USA.

Now, four years after the release of their last studio album ‘Tears On Tape’, HIM are saying farewell, taking in 14 countries across 35 shows for their final goodbye.

"At the end of 2017 we will be released into the wild.” says bassist Mige. “Before this event of great transformation we would love to offer you one last chance to experience our live performances in His Majesty's service. It shall not be a weepfest but a celebration of love metal in all its lovecraftian glory! See you there!"

Ville Valo (voc)
Mige (bass)
Linde (gtr)
Burton (kb)
Kosmo (dr)

Catch HIM for the last time at one of the following shows:

JUNE
WED 14      SPAIN         BARCELONA        RAZZMATAZZ
THU 15       SPAIN         MADRID               LA RIVIERA
FRI 16        SPAIN         SANTANDER         SALA ESCENRIO
SAT 17       PORTUGAL  PORTO                HARD CLUB

JULY
SAT 01       FINLAND     HELSINKI            TUSKA FESTIVAL
THU 13       FINLAND     TUURI                  MILJOONAROCK

NOVEMBER                         
FRI 24        RUSSIA       ST PETERSBURG           DK LENSOVETA
SUN 26       RUSSIA                MOSCOW            CLUB STADIUM LIVE
TUE 28       POLAND              WARSAW             STODOLA
WED 29      GERMANY            HAMBURG            DOCKS

DECEMBER                          
FRI 01        GERMANY            BERLIN                COLUMBIAHALLE
SAT 02       CZECH REP.        PRAGUE               FORUM KARLIN
MON 04      GERMANY            LEIPZIG               HAUS AUENSEE
TUE 05       GERMANY            MUNCHEN           TONHALLE
WED 06      SWITZ.                ZURICH               X-TRA
THU 07       ITALY                   MILAN                 ALCATRAZ
FRI 08        GERMANY            KOLN                   PALLADIUM
SAT 09       LUX.                    ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE      ROCKHAL  
MON 11      HOLLAND            AMSTERDAM        PARADISO
TUE 12       HOLLAND            TILBURG              013  
THU 14       SCOTLAND          GLASGOW           BARROWLAND
FRI 15        ENGLAND            NOTTINGHAM      ROCK CITY
SAT 16       ENGLAND            MANCHESTER      ACADEMY
SUN 17       ENGLAND            LONDON              ROUNDHOUSE

 Saturday at Reading Festival Sells Out Within A Week.

Reading Festival.Monday 6th March 2017
Within a week of announcing Reading and Leeds 2017’s third and final headliner, Saturday Day tickets for Reading Festival have completely sold out! Weekend tickets, Friday and Sunday Day tickets for Reading Festival are still available. Leeds Festival tickets are also still available. Festival fans are urged to buy their tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Taking place from 25th – 27th August, Reading and Leeds will see unforgettable headline performances from rock titans Muse, rap god Eminem and brit rock juggernauts Kasabian. In addition to these mammoth headliners, Reading and Leeds are set to showcase the best in modern music with sets from over 200 additional incredible acts, many of which are still to be announced.

Those who’ve missed out on the opportunity to catch Reading Festival’s Saturday line up can still purchase Reading Festival weekend tickets or head to Leeds Festival to catch incredible acts such as Eminem, Major Lazer, Korn, Migos, While She Sleeps and many more across the highly-anticipated August Bank Holiday weekend.

 Dave Hause Embarks On UK Tour.

Dave Hause.Monday 6th March 2017
 DAVE HAUSE,  will kick off the UK leg of his current tour in support of brand new album, entitled Bury Me In Philly.

The album was co-produced by Eric Bazilian, the guitar player and songwriter/vocalist for Philadelphia band The Hooters, who Hause calls, "a childhood local hero," along with William Wittman, producer & engineer of albums by Mick Jagger, Cyndi Lauper, and countless others artists. 

Dave Hause is often referred to as "The songwriter's song writer"; here's what a few of his contemporaries have to say about him and his music:

"From his work with the Loved Ones to his solo stuff, Dave Hause is a consistently passionate and engaging songwriter. He brings a sense of urgency to the page (and stage) that takes from the last 50 years of rock and roll and still sounds new and unique. Dave's songs and performances should not be missed. Plus, he looks cool!"  - Craig Finn / The Hold Steady

"I've been sharing stages and singing with Dave Hause for 8 years now and he's still teaching me things I didn't know. A true diamond in the punk rock rough."Frank Turner

"To play music is not just about one record or one show, it's about whether you have the grit to keep going. I've played music long enough now to recognize the lifers and the tourists. Seeing the energy in which Dave Hause plays music, his ability to connect with a crowd, and listening to the depth of his songwriting, one realizes that his name is still going to be on that marquis in your town long after the tourists are gone." -  Tim McIllrath / Rise Against 

"It has truly been an honor to watch such an incredible person become such an incredible artist." - Matt Skiba / Alkaline Trio & Blink 182
Starting on March 12th,  Dave Hause and his band, The Mermaid, will embark on a UK tour; these dates come straight from a full European tour and shortly after Hause wrapped up a string of sold-out tour dates opening up for Bad Religion and Against Me! this past Autumn. Additionally, the singer has also toured alongside such notable acts such as Hot Water Music, The Gaslight Anthem, and Alkaline Trio, and performed at countless festivals including Reading/Leeds, Pukkelpop, and Hurricane / Southside

Confirmed UK Tour dates with Dead Heavens & Robyn G. Shiels:
March 12 / Brighton, UK / The Haunt
March 13 / Leeds, UK / Brudnell
March 14 / Manchester, UK / Gorilla
March 15 / Glasgow, SCT / King Tuts
March 16 / London, UK / Garage
March 17 / Bristol, UK / Thekla
March 18 / Birmingham, UK / Academy 2
March 19 / Nottingham, UK / Rescue Rooms

 Mayday Parade announce 10th Anniversary Tour.

Mayday Parade.Monday 6th March 2017
The UK & European leg of Mayday Parade's A Lesson In Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour has been announced for September & October. Jake Bundrick from the band says "We're so stoked to be able to come back to the U.K. and Europe on this 10 year anniversary tour. A Lesson In Romantics is a record we'll never forget creating and we're excited to play it in its entirety for you all. See you there!"

VIP tickets are on sale Wednesday 8th March at 9am UK time via maydayparade.com with general tickets on sale Friday 10th March at 9am UK time, also via maydayparade.com

The tour will follow the release of a very special Anniversary Edition of their iconic debut album, 'A Lesson In Romantics', which will be released 17th March via Fearless Records on Vinyl, Deluxe Vinyl, CD & Download. 'A Lesson In Romantics: Anniversary Edition' features six previously unreleased demos, including a brand new song, 'Coming Back With Winter,' as well as the beloved original tracks.

Mayday Parade (A Lesson In Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour):
SEPTEMBER
18th Nottingham Rock City, UK
19th Leeds Stylus, UK
20th Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
21st Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
22nd Manchester Academy, UK
23rd Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
25th Oxford O2 Academy, UK
26th Cambridge Junction, UK
27th Brighton Concorde, UK
29th Bristol O2 Academy, UK
30th London O2 Forum, UK
OCTOBER
02nd Amsterdam Melkweg, Holland
03rd Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
04th Munich Backstage Halle, Germany

Anniversary Edition Tracklisting:
1. Jamie All Over
2. Black Cat
3. When I Get Home, You're So Dead
4. Jersey
5. If You Wanted A Song Written About You, All You Had To Do Was Ask
6. Miserable At Best
7. Walk On Water Or Down
8. Ocean And Atlantic
9. I'd Hate To Be You When People Find Out What This Song Is About
10. Take This To Heart
11. Champagne's For Celebrating (I'll Have A Martini)
12. You Be The Anchor That Keeps My Feet On The Ground, I'll Be The Wings That Keep Your Heart In The Clouds
BONUS TRACKS:
13. Coming Back With Winter (Demo Version)
14. Black Cat (Demo Version)
15. If You Wanted A Song About You All You Had To Do Was Ask (Demo Version)
16. Ocean And Atlantic (Demo Version)
17. Champagne's For Celebrating (I'll Have A Martini) (Demo Version)
18. You Be the Anchor That Keeps My Feet On The Ground, I'll Be the Wings That Keeps Your Heart in the Clouds (Demo Version)

 Motionless In White Unleash New Single.

Motionless In white.Monday 6th March 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have unveiled a new video for 'LOUD (Fuck It)' taken from their forthcoming album, 'Graveyard Shift', set for release via Roadrunner Records on 5th May - https://youtu.be/5DpKFLG8p3Y

The album is available to pre-order from today at https://miw.lnk.to/GraveyardShift with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads of 'LOUD (Fuck It)', plus the previously released album tracks, '570' and 'Eternally Yours'. 

'Graveyard Shift's striking sleeve artwork (image attached) was selected from over 2000 competition entries from fans and designers, in partnership with Creative Allies.  The contest's winner, Crystal Johnson, created the album's cover as well as other elements in the album package.

The album also features a guest appearance from KORN's frontman, Jonathan Davis, who lends his vocals to 'Necessary Evil'. 

The band are set to spend the summer on both the US and European summer festival circuit, that will see them play a slot at the UK's Download Festival at Donington Park on Friday 9th June.  Full dates can be found at www.motionlessinwhite.net

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE are; lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin 'Ghost' Sola and drummer Vinny Mauro.  New image attached. 

For more, contact michelle@cosanostrapr.com or point your mouse at www.motionlessinwhite.net, www.facebook.com/motionlessinwhite, twitter.com/MIWBAND, instagram.com/MIWBAND and www.youtube.com/user/motionless1234.

Tracklisting:

1. Rats
2. Queen For Queen
3. Necessary Evil (Feat. Jonathan Davis)
4. Soft
5. Untouchable
6. Not My Type: Dead As F*ck 2
7. The Ladder
8. Voices
9. LOUD (F*ck It)
10. 570
11. Hourglass
12. Eternally Yours

 Arch Enemy Release New Video.

Arch Enemy.Monday 6thMarch 2017
Extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY have now launched a live video for “Nemesis”, filmed at Wacken 2016 and taken from their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray “As The Stages Burn!” which will be released on March 31st, 2017!   

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/UNPKGyYzPCo

“As The Stages Burn!” is now available for pre-order as Ltd. Deluxe CD+DVD+Blu-ray Box Set, Special Edition CD+DVD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+DVD and as digital album.

Click the link below to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms: http://smarturl.it/ArchEnemyATSB

The Gatefold 2LP+DVD is available in the following colours and limitations:

neon yellow vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available in Sweden
red vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro (http://smarturl.it/asthestagesburnCMD)
white vinyl – limited to 200 copies
golden vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at the band’s live shows
clear vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP (http://bit.ly/2mkIxFC)
silver vinyl – limited to 500 copies, only available in the US

“Nemesis (Live at Wacken 2016)” is also available as a digital single on streaming platforms and Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon.

The full Wacken 2016 show was recorded with 13 cameras, produced and directed by Patric Ullaeus. The audio was mixed by Andy Sneap.

The DVD/Blu-ray also contains Behind The Scenes footage from Wacken, as well as excerpts from the “Tokyo Sacrifice” live DVD, all “War Eternal” music videos and a new, previously unreleased video clip for “Time Is Black” as bonus material! The Deluxe Box Set will come with an Artbook incl. CD, DVD and Blu-ray, pop-up art, lanyard and “As The Stages Burn!” laminate.

The first release shows with special support from LACUNA COIL and THE HAUNTED are already sold out, so be quick and save your ticket at www.archenemy.net before it’s too late! See below for all dates

ARCH ENEMY live 
“As The Stages Burn!” release shows
30.03.2017 – Bochum (Germany), Zeche* - SOLD OUT
31.03.2017 – Leipzig (Germany), Hellraiser* - SOLD OUT
01.04.2017 – Colmar (France), Rock in Hell*
02.04.2017 – Edinburgh (UK), Heavy Scotland
04.04.2017 – Langen (Germany), Neue Stadthalle**
05.04.2017 – München (Germany), Backstage Werk**
06.04.2017 – Saarbrücken (Germany), Garage**
07.04.2017 – Durbuy (Belgium), Durbuy Rock Festival**
08.04.2017 – Cambrai (France), Betiz Fest*
09.04.2017 – Ludwigsburg (Germany), Rockfabrik**
* with The Haunted
** with The Haunted and Lacuna Coil

For ticket buy links please go to www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY Festivals 2017
06.07.2017 - Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
14.07.2017 - Gefle Metal Festival , Gävle, Sweden
05.08.2017 - Ostrava v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
10.08.2017 - Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 - Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 - Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
13.08.2017 - Bloodstock Open Air, Derby, UK

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands.

Bloodstock.Monday 6th March 2017
BLOODSTOCK is powering ahead with even more bookings for 2017!  We've four more to get you excited for August's best metal weekender...

German thrash legends KREATOR shred their way on to BLOODSTOCK's main stage this Summer in Saturday's special guest spot!  Vocalist/guitarist Mille Petrozza declares, "We are happy to finally return to BLOODSTOCK!  KREATOR will give you the full treatment this time.  WE SHALL KILL."  The band released their fourteenth studio album, 'Gods of Violence' in January via Nuclear Blast.  Check out the video for the title track at: https://youtu.be/xeUBJ2Ha-FM and get up to speed on all things KREATOR over at: https://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial/.

Flint firebrands KING 810 land a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday in a UK festival exclusive, so will be your only chance to catch the band on these shores this summer!  Their genre-busting album, 'La Petite Mort (Or A Conversation With God)' was hugely lauded upon release last year, with leading US outlet, Metal Injection pronouncing it "2016's best example of what an album should be".  Check out their visceral video for 'Alpha & Omega' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcLmQDr7GGw. This happened in Flint this week... https://youtu.be/QsmoWV_HQII.

>Black metal marauders INQUISITION will headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on Friday.  The duo of Dagon and Incubus released their seventh album, 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' via Season Of Mist last August.  Listen to 'Wings Of Anu' from that disc at https://youtu.be/UGdbsGFrvbY and prepare for a ferocious finish to Friday night.

Lastly, KING PARROT fly in from their Aussie homeland for a Sophie stage slot. The self-dubbed "grindin', thrashin', punk wrecking machine" are on the road in support of their Phil Anselmo-produced disc, 'Dead Set'.  Lend your ears at https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/dead-set, or watch their 2012 video for 'Shit On The Liver' at https://youtu.be/cinvIr-O1k8 - it was a finalist in the Australian Music Video Awards and has racked up nearly half a million YouTube views!  Learn more Parrot at www.facebook.com/kingparrotband/.

Check out BLOODSTOCK's latest video trailer here and get excited for August!  

Meanwhile, back at BOA HQ, we received some awesome news about 'The Beast of Bloodstock', our very own ale brewed by The Boot Beer microbrewery in Repton, Derbyshire.  It scooped the Gold Award in the CAMRA East Midlands Champion Beer of Britain 'Strong Ale' category!  'The Beast...' at 6.66% alcohol is a hefty beast but has a luscious, dark chocolate and caramel character.  Now you want one, huh?!  If you like a strong ale, check it out and follow The Boot Beer's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheBootBeer.

If you fancy coming to BLOODSTOCK by coach, lock in your spot now to ensure you're not disappointed!  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities for coaches directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017; Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea, and Worcester.  BIG GREEN COACH will bring you, all your camping gear, & beer supplies and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Check out the details and secure your seat for only a tenner (with the rest payable in July) over at http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday's headliners MEGADETH, plus ARCH ENEMY, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, SCARAB, WINTERSUN and ONI.  Many more, including our Saturday headliner are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

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

 Raven Eye To Support Kiss.

Raven Eye.Monday 6th March 2017
UK rock trio RavenEye are thrilled to announce they have been invited to tour Europe as Special Guests of KISS, one of rock's most notorious and influential bands. They have also been added as Special Guests on the Hellyeah UK tour in April.  The band recently announced shows at Download festivals in Spain and France, as well as Bulgaria's Plovdiv Festival, with more to follow soon.
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Since releasing their wildly successful EP, 'Breaking Out', and debut album 'NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness​ and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival​ (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival​ (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF​ (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life​ (U.S.), Aftershock Festival​ (U.S.), Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) and  most recently the Shiprocked Cruise 2017. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.

"This could be the start of something very big indeed" - Classic Rock

"Blues rock riffs that slither their way into your brain" - Kerrang

"Hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck hard rock epic you'll thank yourself for finding" - The Sun

"Keep an eye on Raveneye. They are organic, raw and I hear a real '70s influence with these guys.  When a band like this nails it, you never forget it. Wait for that riff in the middle of the song."
 – Nikki Sixx 

When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown​, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck​, Buddy Guy​, Johnny Winter​ and Joe Satriani​, and been hailed by Mojo as "the hottest young pistol in British blues" and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today." RavenEye's live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

RAVENEYE CONFIRMED DATES 2017:
April 7 - Manchester, UK (Club Academy)*
April 8 - Glasgow, UK (The Garage)*
April 10 - Leeds, UK (Leeds University Stylus)*
April 11 - Norwich, UK (Waterfront)*
April 13 - London, UK (O2 Islington Academy)*
April 14 - Bristol, UK (Thekla)*
April 15 - Nottingham, UK (Rock City)*

May 1 - Moscow, Russia (Olympiski)**
May 4 - Helsinki, Finland (Hartwell Arena)**
May 6 - Stockholm, Sweden (Tele2 Arena) **
May 7 - Oslo. Norway (Spektrum)**
May 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden (Scandinavium)**
May 12 - Dortmund, Germany (Westfallenhalle)**
May 13 - Stuttgart, Germany (Schleyerhalle)**
May 15 - Torino, Italy (Pala Alpitour)**
May 16 - Bologna, Italy (Unipol Arena) **
May 18 - Munich, Germany (Olympiahalle)**
May 20 - Brno, Czech Republic (Bvv- Outdoor)**
May 21 – Vienna, Austria (Stadthalle) **
May 23 – Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle) **
May 24 – Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)**

June 9 – Download Festival, Paris France
June 22 – Download Festival, Madrid, Spain
June 30 – Plovdiv Music Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

*Special Guests of Hellyeah
**Special Guests of KISS

 Can't Swim Stream Forthcoming Album.

Cant Swim.Monday 6th March 2017
New Jersey rock band Can't Swim has partnered with AltPress.com to premiere a stream of their entire, forthcoming album, Fail You Again. The record will be released via Pure Noise Records on March 10th and can be pre-ordered now at http://smarturl.it/CantSwim.

"This record feels like the beginning of our band. The first chapter and the reason why we started playing music. It's really the template to our future. Writing and recording it all ourselves gave us so much insight to who we are and what kind of band we want to be. I think when writing a record, the most important thing to accomplish is to have everyone feel proud and a part of the project. We couldn't be more excited to release it and it was a pleasure to make. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed making it." - Chris LoPorto (vocals/guitar)

You can see Can't Swim supporting Real Friends at the following dates as well as a special acoustic show on 12th April at Banquet Records:
06th April Club Academy Manchester
07th April Asylum Birmingham
09th April Riverside Newcastle
10th  April St Lukes Glasgow
11th April Stylus Leeds

12th April Banquet Records Kingston (acoustic show)
13th April Thelka Bristol
14th April Epic Studios Norwich
15th April Southampton Engine Rooms, UK
16th April London Electric Ballroom, UK

 Courage My Love Announce European Release Date For Debut Album 'Synesthesia'.

Courage My Love.Thursday 2nd March 2017
Warner Music Canada recording artists Courage My Love have announced a European release date for their debut album Synesthesia out 19th May 2017.

Watch the official video for "Stereo" HERE
Recorded in Toronto at Noble Studios and Pocket Studios, Synesthesia introduces a new arsenal of sounds for the Kitchener, Ontario, based trio who have made a name for themselves and built a strong following on a number of tours across North America and Europe.

Defined as a blending of the senses where the stimulation of one sense leads to an automatic, involuntary reaction in another, like hearing in colour, Synesthesia was titled to reflect Courage My Love's newfound stylistic maturity.

Courage My Love were first discovered at a 2010 Battle of the Bands in Stratford, Ontario.  The band's independently produced video for the song "Bridges" amassed over 2.9 million views. Director Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) was among the many fans that had discovered their music. The band signed with Warner Music Canada in 2011 and in 2012 Alternative Press Magazine pegged them as one of the bands to watch that year. In 2014, the band's first two EPs, For Now and Becoming, earned them a 2014 JUNO Awards nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year and later that summer Courage My Love joined the Vans Warped Tour across North America.

Synesthesia Tracklisting:
1. Synesthesia 
2. Animal Heart 
3. Walls
4. Stereo 
5. Love Hurts
6. Drowning
7. Tough Love
8. Two Headed Monster  
9. Sight:Sound 
10. Need Someone
11. Dirt
12. The Year I Disappeared
13. Never Gonna Change 
14. Taste:Touch 

The band have announced European and UK tour in May and June. Full dates below:

May 20 s'Bokle Radolfzell, GER
May 21 Legends Club, Milan, IT*
May 25 Garage Deluxe, Munich, GER*
May 26 DasBach, Vienna, AT*
May 27  Club Novitatis, Dresden, GER*
May 28 Podium Gorcum, Gorinchem, NL*
May 29 Gibus Live, Paris, FR*
May 31 Talking Heads, Southampton, UK*
June 1 The Exchange, Bristol, UK*
June 2  Cobblestones, Bridgewater, UK*
June 3  Camden Rocks Festival, London, UK*
June 4 Rebellion, Manchester, UK*
June 5 Le Belle Angele, Edinburgh, UK
June 6 Santiagos, Leeds, UK
June 7 The Met, Peterborough, UK
June 8 The Harp, Folkstone, UK
* on tour with Halflives

Courage My Love on tour (details available HERE):

 Madina Lake Add More Shows To UK Tour.

Madina Lake.Wednesday 1st March 2017
MADINA LAKE are delighted to confirm three additional UK headline dates this Spring. Further to their previous announcement (below), shows have now been added in Southampton, Newcastle, and Cardiff. 

Pick up your tickets from http://www.seetickets.com/tour/madina-lake. The full list of UK dates, with the new shows in bold, is as follows:

Thu 25th May - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms (on sale Sunday 10am)
Fri 26th May - LONDON O2 Islington Academy (on sale now)
Sat 27th May - BIRMINGHAM NEC - Slam Dunk Midlands (bit.ly/SlamDunk17)
Sun 28th May - LEEDS City Centre - Slam Dunk North (bit.ly/SlamDunk17)
Mon 29th May - HATFIELD Forum - Slam Dunk South (bit.ly/SlamDunk17
Tue 30th May - MANCHESTER Sound Control (on sale now)
Wed 31st May - GLASGOW King Tuts (on sale now)
Thu 1st Jun - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2 (on sale Friday 9am)
Fri 2nd Jun - CARDIFF The Globe (on sale Sunday 10am)

 More Bands Added To Groezrock Festival 2017

Groezrock.Wednesday 1st March 2017
You've all been anxiously awaiting an announcement from your GROEZROCK-buddies, haven't you? Well, here it is! However, before we roll out any new names, we do have some bad news to share.

Due to some unfortunate square footage issues (meaning we have a smaller field at our disposal), there will be no Impericon.de-Stage this year. Now, don't be angry or sad. We still have plenty of awesome announcements too! Really ... Keep reading:

We are very excited to welcome back three hardcore legends around: Gorilla BiscuitsCro-Mags and No Turning Back.
Hungry for more hardcore? WOLF DOWNIncendiary, and Blood Youth will unleash their pit-friendly riffs and sing-alongs upon you all. Don't forget to warm up before you mosh!

We're even more excited to announce political ska-core legends Choking Victim. It'll be their first time ever in Europe, so you know it's gonna be special!

There's more good news for you punks out there, too! None other than San Francisco's powerhouse Swingin' Utters will be joining us this year. These guys have already been going at it since the lates 80's and still show no signs of slowing down. And because you can never have enough Jack Dalrymple (musician) on your festival, we also added toyGuitar to the line-up.

Are you more into melodic punk rock? We got your beer-guzzling, sing-along needs covered with the likes of Red City RadioNothington and Mobina Galore. And we are sure that ZebraheadBoston Manor and Call It Off will satisfy all the pop-punk fans out there.

You can also look forward to discovering metal/post-rock outfit Skyharbor, the first Indian band ever to grace our stage! Post-hardcore darlings mewithoutYou will bring their angular indie-rock to the festival. And you definitely should check out Trade Wind, a new rock band featuring members of Stick To Your Guns and Stray From The Path.

While you're at it, give Arcane Roots' mix of At The Drive In's grittiness and Biffy Clyro-style hooks a listen. And if you haven't yet, do yourself a favor and give 'Worry.' by the one and only Jeff Rosenstock a spin. It's only one of last year's best punk rock records.

Oh ... and look! We have a movie star at Groezrock. Counterfeit. features ' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' Gellert Grindelwald! He was also in those Twilight-movies, but his band is good enough to make you forgive him for that.

And last but definitely not least, we added some of Belgium's finest to the line-up. Cocaine PissBRUTUSF.O.D. and Young Hearts have all released brilliant albums over the past 6 months or so. And we're damn proud to show you the very best our country has to offer.

There you have it. We will be adding one last band and then the line-up is complete. Don't snooze on buying your ticket or you will be too late. The VIP COMBI tickets have already sold out and the others are going fast as well.
GROEZROCK out.

Info & Tickets : http://www.groezrock.be

 Will Varley Announces UK Tour.

Will Varley.Wednesday 1st March 2017
After selling out the Union Chapel in London last year, rambling folk singer Will Varley announces his biggest headline tour to date, culminating with a show at London's legendary Shepherds Bush Empire.

Momentum has been growing around the young troubadour since the release of his 4th studio album 'Kingsdown Sundown' and this year he is poised to bring his music to an even wider audience. The album was released in November 2016 to rave reviews, reaching number 5 in the Official Independent Album Breakers Chart and receiving four stars from The Independent.

Darkly comic, often politically charged and always emotionally loaded, Varley's live shows have been drawing crowds across the world, and his headline tours have seen him selling out venues from Berlin to New York and everywhere in between. Last summer saw triumphant festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, with packed tents shouting along to every word. The November tour dates are as follows:

15 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
16 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17 Edinburgh La Belle Angele
18 Manchester Club Academy
21 Birmingham O2 Institute 3
22 Bristol Trinity Centre
23 Cardiff The Globe
24 Southampton 1865
25 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets can be purchased from http://www.willvarley.com/

 Havok Launch Video For 'Intention To Deceive'.

Havok.Wednesday 1st March 2017
With the release of their new full length studio record, “Conformicide”, just over a week away, Thrash Metal stalwarts HAVOK have launched a new music video for the track 'Intention To Deceive' off the forthcoming album.

The new track continues to display the band's unwavering commitment to the indelible Thrash Metal ethos of diverting from the status quo and rejecting widespread corruption within the government and mainstream media. Check out the new video, which was directed by Evan Mann for Otherworldly Productions here:
https://youtu.be/2GT9m0jX9vw

The new single can also be heard via Spotify here: http://bit.ly/HAVOKintentiontodeceive

If you pre-order a digital copy of “Conformicide” via iTunes or Amazon you will obtain instant access to the new single, “Intention To Deceive”. Click this link to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms: http://smarturl.it/HAVOKconformicide

Previously, HAVOK launched two other singles for “Conformicide” already:
"Hang 'Em High" (Lyric video): https://youtu.be/2HYIfA3p8jw
“Ingsoc” (Album track): https://youtu.be/jP2pzw8jV9s
“Conformicide” can be pre-ordered in its various physical formats from CM Distro in Europe here: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideDISTRO

Meanwhile, HAVOK continue to tour extensively throughout North American and are currently on the "World Gone Mad" tour with the iconic Suicidal Tendencies and Crowbar, followed by a brief West Coast trek (with Warbringer), before beginning their European headline tour with Warbringer, Gorod and Exmmortus. A comprehensive list of the band's tour dates is here:

HAVOK - "World Gone Mad" US Tour supporting Suicidal Tendencies & Crowbar
01.03.2017 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
03.03.2017 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04.03.2017 Ft. Meyers, FL - Harborside Events Center
05.03.2017 Tampa, FL - State Theatre
07.03.2017 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
08.03.2017 Lawrence, KS - The Granada
09.03.2017 Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge [No S.T.]
10.03.2017 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall [Record release!]
11.03.2017 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex

HAVOK - North American West Coast Dates with Warbringer & Exmortus
13.03.2017 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven *
14.03.2017 Vancouver, BC - The Venue *
15.03.2017 Portland, OR - Analog Café *
16.03.2017 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge *
17.03.2017 Sacramento, CA - Cafe Colonial *
19.03.2017 West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go *

HAVOK - European Headlining Tour with Warbringer, Gorod & Exmortus
01.04.2017 Edinburgh (UK) - Heavy Scotland Festival [HAVOK only!]
02.04.2017 Manchester (UK) - Rebellion   
03.04.2017 Birmingham (UK) - Mama Roux’s  
04.04.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
 
05.04.2017 Hasselt (Belgium) - Muziekodroom   
06.04.2017 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013   
07.04.2017 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo  
08.04.2017 Aarhus (Denmark) - Royal Metal Festival  
09.04.2017 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Sticky Fingers  
11.04.2017 Helsinki (Finland) - Tavastia  
13.04.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) - Fryshuset Klubben  
14.04.2017 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Pumpehuset   
15.04.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Cassiopeia  
16.04.2017 Markneukirchen (Germany) - Framus & Warwick Concert Hall  
17.04.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk  
19.04.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Arena  
20.04.2017 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar  
21.04.2017 Brescia (Italy) - Circolo Colony  
22.04.2017 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7  
23.04.2017 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage  
24.04.2017 Nantes (France) - Ferrailleur   
25.04.2017 Bordeaux (France) - La Chapelle *
26.04.2017 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol  
27.04.2017 Barcelona  (Spain) - Salamandra 1  
28.04.2017 Puget (France) - Le Rats  
29.04.2017 Paris (France) - Petit Bain  
30.04.2017 Essen (Germany) – Turock

“Conformicide” will be released on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media Records worldwide.

 My Dying Bride Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

My Dying Bride.Wednesday 1st March 2017
For 27 years, MY DYING BRIDE from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With their signature sound they’ve shaped the doom metal scene like barely any other act and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into their music, whilst always staying strictly loyal to themselves. And since the early Nineties, the band's masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe forged beautiful grief into twelve studio albums with songs of epic length.

However for their 13th release, the band is now bound for new horizons and proudly announces their signing to Nuclear Blast Records!

Singer and lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe comments:
"It is with great pleasure that MY DYING BRIDE can announce they will be joining forces with the formidable Nuclear Blast Records in early 2017 and have already begun working on material for the next LP and singles. It is no secret that Nuclear Blast have continued to expand greatly over the years, signing epic bands from all corners of the world and giving them the chance they deserve to make something of themselves in the ever expanding metal scene. And it’s time that MY DYING BRIDE came along for the ride. We are hoping that this wedding between a very solid label and a well-established act will bear fruit of mighty proportions in the exciting years to come!"

Since MY DYING BRIDE rarely leave their damp catacombs to perform live rituals, each show is a highlight in itself and on April 22nd, the group will expose their legendary album ‘Turn Loose The Swans’ in its entire length at Roadburn Festival. Together with Shaun 'Winter' Taylor-Steels on drums and a special backdrop lighting, the band will haunt the Dutch stage and deliver a truly unique experience.

MY DYING BRIDE live:
22nd April – NL, Roadburn Festival
15th July – POL,  Bolkow, Castle Party
1st October – UK, HRH Doom Vs HRH Stoner

 Deez Nuts Release New Video.

Deez Nuts.Wednesday 1st March 2017
Check out the brand new video for DEEZ NUTS “Discord” that the band already played live on their recent “You Are Part Of This Tour”. Yet again the video was directed by Neal Walters and produced by Hayley Adams: https://youtu.be/QpPWvhn2RfQ

After already releasing “Purgatory”, “Discord” is the 2nd track taken from DEEZ NUTS upcoming album which is set for a worldwide release on April 7, 2017.

Check out the following link for several preorder options: http://smarturl.it/DeezNutsBP

Make sure to also check out the video for “Binge & Purgatory”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JC2Z7upuGQ

“Binge & Purgatory” was produced by Deez Nuts and Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid), engineered by Shane Frisby (The Ghost Inside, Bury Your Dead) and mixed and mastered by Pete Rutcho (Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside).

The unique artwork was created by a group of creative individuals with Pat Fox taking care of the design and layout, James Hartley supplying the photos and Tyrrell Winston actualising the compositions.

“Binge & Purgatory” is the follow up to their highly successful album “Word Is Bond” which landed on #34 in the German album charts and on #20 in their native Australia.
 
After just wrapping up their highly successful “You Are Part Of This Tour 2017” DEEZ NUTS are confirmed as main support for the upcoming Suicide Silence UK dates in March.

DEEZ NUTS live
supporting: Suicide Silence, support: Venom Prison
19.03.17 (UK) Southampton - Engine Rooms
23.03.17 (UK) Bristol Marble - Factory
20.03.17 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy
22.03.17 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
24.03.17 (UK) London - KOKO
21.03.17 (UK) Glasgow - Garage

Summer festivals:
16.-18.06.17 (FR) Clisson - Hellfest
22.-24.06.17 (DE) Gräfenhainichen - With Full Force Festival
04.-06.07.17 (CZ) Hradec Králové - Rock For People
06.-08.07.17 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
22.07.2017 (DE) Lindau - Umsonst & Draussen

 Vader And Immolation Announce UK Tour.

Vader.Tuesday 28th February 2017
Polish death metal legends Vader and Yonkers NY’s unique death metal masters Immolation, are very pleased to announce that they will both be touring the UK and playing a show in Dublin, this coming April.

Vader will be headlining the six shows, with Immolation performing as main support. Also supporting will be Austrian brutal death metal troupe Monument Of Misanthropy, more supports to be announced in due course.

The death metal onslaught will commence on 11th April with a performance at Manchester’s Rebellion venue, taking the extreme package to Dublin, Glasgow and London, before concluding at Bristol Death Fest and Brighton’s Mammothfest Death Metal All Dayer.

Tour dates are as follows:
11th April – Manchester, Rebellion
12th April – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
13th April – Glasgow, Audio
14th April – London, The Underworld
15th April – Bristol, Bristol Deathfest
16th April – Brighton, MammothFest All Dayer

 Madball Announce UK Tour.

Madball.Tuesday 28th February 2017
NYHC Legends Madball have announced a UK tour for this summer, Frontman Freddy Cricien commented:
'We look forward to our return to the U.K. this summer - We had a great time on the arena tour with Korn and Limp Bizkit - we were treated respectfully and I think we gained some new supporters! That said, we look forward to returning to the clubs, a more intimate environment, that's the world we come from! The more packed the more chaotic.. see you in the pit! '

Tickets on sale now. Dates as follows:

MADBALL
25th June: London -The Underworld
http://www.seetickets.com/event/madball/the-underworld-camden/1076216 
26th June: Cardiff -Clwb Ifor Bach
http://www.seetickets.com/event/madball/clwb-ifor-bach-cardiff/1075945
27th June: Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
http://www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk/ 
28th June: Glasgow - The Garage G2
http://www.seetickets.com/event/madball/the-garage/1075686
29th June: Birmingham - Mama Roux
http://www.seetickets.com/event/madball/mama-roux-s-birmingham/1075773

Madball have earnt their stripes as one of the true veterans of the hardcore scene, with a career that's spanned more than a quarter of a decade so far. Madball are currently working on their ninth studio album. Stay tuned for more info.
The hardcore veterans released their last album 'Hardcore Lives' in 2014.

 Voivod Release Best Of 1986-1988.

Voivod.Tuesday 28th February 2017
Noise are pleased to announce to the very best of Voivod 1986-1988 via Noise Records on 31st March 2017.

Their three albums for the Noise Records label from '86 to '88 ran the gauntlet from the initial speed metal overkill of 'RRRÖÖÖAAARRR', followed by the more experimental studio processes forged on 'Killing Technology', then onto the more realised progressive tendencies of 'Dimension Hatröss', which used studio sampling for the first time and, in doing so, laid the basis upon which many progressive metal bands have followed ever since.

"Noise certainly helped us to grow as a band, and I am thankful to them for giving us the opportunity to get that sort of recognition. Back then, we were part of an exciting thrash metal scene, one that was exploding. When we began the journey with Noise, all of us were in our early 20s. But thanks to the doors they helped to open, we are still playing music today. That alone is something we are grateful for."  

Voivod's founding drummer, Michel Langevin

Voivod are a Canadian heavy metal band from Quebec that formed in 1982. They started out as a speed metal band, while adding a mix of progressive and thrash metal to create their own unique style. They were one of the first thrash bands from Canada to receive international acclaim. The band have released eleven studio albums and a number of EPs, live albums, demos and DVDs. The band is still touring and are set to release a new album in 2017.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1

  1. Korgull the Exterminator
  2. Fuck Off and Die
  3. Ripping Headaches
  4. Thrashing Rage
  5. The Helldriver
  6. Build Your Weapons
  7. Killing Technology
  8. Overreaction
  9. Tornado
  10. Forgotten In Space            


Disc 2

  1. Ravenous Medicine
  2. Order of the Blackguards
  3. Cockroaches
  4. Experiment
  5. Tribal Convictions
  6. Chaosmongers
  7. Technocratic Manipulators
  8. Macrosolutions to Megaproblems
  9. Brain Scan
  10. Psychic Vacuum


Voivod 'Build Your Weapons' is released on 31st March 2017 via Noise

 Colt 45 To Support Straight Lines In April/May.

Colt 45.Tuesday 28th February 2017
Cumbrian punks COLT 45 are pleased to announce they will be joining Straight Lines on a run of UK tour dates in April/May 2017.

Commenting on the news, drummer Adam Lewis says: "We can't wait to get out on this tour – we've had a few months off and we're raring to go! Straight Lines are an awesome band so it'll be a pleasure to share the stage with them and to hear their brilliant record played live every night." 

Alongside the news, the band are streaming previously the unreleased track 'Lost For Words' from their 2016 EP Snakes & Ladders here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAvwVZSEDZQ

Currently working on the follow up to the critically acclaimed EP, the tour will be the first opportunity for fans to hear new material from the trio, as the band explain: "We've been working hard in the studio for the last few weeks, so these shows will be the first time we get to play our new songs live – it's always the best way to see what people think when you drop new material in to the set."

Further information and new music from the new release will be announced over the coming weeks.

April/May 2017 Tour Dates w/ Straight Lines:

27.04 - Newcastle, Cluny 2
28.04 - Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
29.04 - Cheltenham, The Frog & Fiddle*
30.04 - Bridgend, Hobos
01.05 - Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
02.05 - Leicester, Duffys
* Colt 45 only

 Airbourne Release New Video.

Airbourne.Monday 27th February 2017
AIRBOURNE have revealed a rip-roaring video for ‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’, the climactic track on their current studio album, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ – their first for Spinefarm Records.

‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’ was written about Lemmy, a man the band looked up to, befriended and loved, having shared stages with Motörhead on numerous occasions over their decade-plus career, both in Europe and Australia; when they needed someone to drive a large truck (recklessly, of course) in their ‘Runnin’ Wild’ video (2007), Lemmy was the first name on the list, and he duly obliged with a memorable, authority-baitin’ cameo.

Motörhead’s famous ‘bomber’ lighting rig, a noted part of ’Head history since the late ’70s, was enthusiastically lent to Airbourne by the Motörhead camp, adding real emotional weight to both the ‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’ clip and the song itself – an anthemic number recorded to honour one of rock’s most revered and influential figures, and also to celebrate the hard rock genre as a whole, the loyalty and the legacy…

Says Airbourne frontman Joel O’ Keeffe:-
“When Motörhead played, Lemmy was there for the fans and the fans were there for him. It didn’t matter what was happening in the world at that point, because Motörhead was onstage; the crew had everything dialled in, and the crowd were there and lovin’ it – all for rock ‘n’ roll…

“Whenever we were on tour, we looked forward to seeing the festival posters with the big Motörhead logo on there, and now there’s just a big black hole. ‘We are Motörhead, and we play rock ‘n’ roll’, we were so used to hearing that, and when it’s not there anymore, it hits you hard…

Lemmy meant so much to us, and so much to rock ‘n’ roll itself…”

>Watch the video for ‘It’s All For Rock N’ Roll’ via the official Motörhead website here: www.imotorhead.com/world-premiere-airbourne

Airbourne will play at the Download Festival this June, taking to the main stage for the first time, with a headline appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival in Wales to follow in November.

‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’Airbourne’s latest / fourth studio album, released last September – saw the band achieving their highest ever week-one chart positions worldwide, entering the German charts at No. 3 and the UK charts at No. 9.

 Blood Youth Set To Release Debut Album.

Blood Youth.Monday 27th February 2017
Harrogate heavy-hitters Blood Youth have unleashed ‘Making Waves’, the second single to be taken from their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Beyond Repair’, set for release on April 7th, 2017, via Rude Records.

Vocalist Kaya Tarsus reveals of the song’s origin and inspiration: “Making Waves is about numbing the pain, erasing memories and the conversations I had with strangers when I was at a very low point. It's about a time when I was living on my own, depressed with no distractions. I found myself just constantly thinking about everything I was going through. I thought that I could fix this by going out every single night, sometimes on my own, just so I could distract myself for a few hours. Ironically, I would always end up feeling so much worse in the morning. Making Waves was actually the first track written for Beyond Repair and inspired the entire album theme.”

Stream the new song here: http://smarturl.it/BYMakingWavesStream

Recording for ‘Beyond Repair’ took place between Jonny Renshaw at Bandit Studios and Robin Adams at The Warehouse, with mixing by Studio Fredman and rounded off with mastering by Alan Douches at West West Side. The result is a blend of furious metal and hardcore, deep and dark with a jolt of adrenaline, offering up guaranteed circle-pit starters in tandem with opening up into massive sing-alongs. As Tarsus puts it: “Beyond Repair is about being angry, it's about how we deal with this anger in the modern age. We were aiming to create something very aggressive but very real. With Beyond Repair, I believe we have achieved just that.”

Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/BeyondRepairPhysical

 All Time Low Announce New Album 'Last Young Renegade'.

All Time Low.Sunday 26th February 2017
Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low has announced details of their label debut, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE. Their highly-anticipated new album, released on June 2nd, will be available later today for pre-order.

LAST YOUNG RENEGADE follows All Time Low's 2015 chart-topping studio album, FUTURE HEARTS, and sees the band moving forward and exploring new sonic territory. Written during stays in the mountains of Big Bear Valley and the desert of Palm Springs, California, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE is a journey of critical self-reflection and catharsis unlike any previous body of work from All Time Low.  Expansive and nostalgic, LAST YOUNG RENEGADE finds All Time Low sublimely crafting a sound that pushes the envelope with songs like, "Last Young Renegade," "Life Of The Party," "Good Times," and "Ground Control" (Featuring Tegan and Sara).

Next month All Time Low will embark on a marathon international headline tour that will see them circumnavigating the planet through mid-May. The European leg gets underway March 10th at London's famed Eventim Apollo and is followed by stops across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. From there All Time Low will head out for a much anticipated string of shows in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. For updates and ticket information, please visit alltimelow.com/tour.

Forthcoming UK dates:
MARCH
10 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
11 – CARDIFF University Great Hall
13 – SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
14 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
15  – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
16  – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
18  – LIVERPOOL Guild of Students
19  – BELFAST Ulster Hall
20  – DUBLIN Olympia
22  – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
23  – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
24  – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
25 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
27 – EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
28 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
30  – NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
31  – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

 Art Of Anarchy Release Lyric Video For 'No Surrender'.

Art Of Anarchy.Sunday 26th February 2017
Supergroup ART OF ANARCHY gear up to release their highly anticipated new effort, debuting iconic vocalist Scott Stapp (Creed). The blistering, new hard-rock offering, The Madness, is now officially set for a March 24th release via Another Century.

Today, ART OF ANARCHY have launched a lyric video for the gripping track “No Surrender,” which is also the instant-grat track, along with “The Madness” is available on digital pre-order now.

Check out the lyric video for “No Surrender" here:
https://youtu.be/2SXoSuK59gs

Amazon physical Pre-Order is available here 
Stapp states: In 'No Surrender,' I addressed those moments in life where you've reached a personal crossroads or crisis. That place where your back is against the wall and your left with two choices; cave in and crumble allowing whatever circumstance to break you forever, or to rise up and fight through holding on to that never give up spirit that lies deep within. I detail in the verses personal experiences, as I lived them, that have taken me to that critical place of choice. Am I to give up, stay down and fade away or get up, fight on and never surrender."
ART OF ANARCHY is one of the rare rock bands where each member has a strong identity, and together creates something special. No filler, just raw talent, and dedication to the music and being true to who they are. The members have collectively sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and have a rock pedigree that most artists would be content to rest their laurels on. But while AOA possesses the star power of a rock “super group” in spades, the band’s focus is squarely on songwriting and musical craft.
The most recent addition to the group is Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp, the founder and lead singer of Creed. Stapp replaced the late Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots) as AOA’s lead singer. Lead guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal hails formerly from Guns N’ Roses, while bassist John Moyer first rose to fame as a member of Disturbed. Twin brothers Jon Votta (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums), meanwhile, first gained renown as fixtures on the New York music scene. 

 Deez Nuts To Support Suicide Silence.

Deez Nuts.Sunday 26th February 2017
After just wrapping up their highly successful “You Are Part Of This Tour 2017” including a sold out show in Hamburg, Gruenspan and a packed Essigfabrik, Cologne, DEEZ NUTS are confirmed as main support for the upcoming Suicide Silence UK dates in March.

DEEZ NUTS
supporting: Suicide Silence, support: Venom Prison
19.03.17 (UK) Southampton - Engine Rooms
20.03.17 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy
21.03.17 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
22.03.17 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
23.03.17 (UK) Bristol Marble - Factory
24.03.17 (UK) London - KOKO

The tour is just a few days prior to the release of DEEZ NUTS' upcoming album which is set for a worldwide release on April 7, 2017.

Check out the new single "Discord" that was released today and find all preorder options for the upcoming album "Binge & Purgatory" here: http://smarturl.it/DeezNutsBP
“Binge & Purgatory” was produced by Deez Nuts and Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid), engineered by Shane Frisby (The Ghost Inside, Bury Your Dead) and mixed and mastered by Pete Rutcho (Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside).

The track listing reads as follows:
1. Binge
2. Purgatory
3. Antidote
4. Commas & Zeros
5. Break Out
6. Discord
7. Lessons Learned
8. Carried By Six
9. Cakewalk
10. For What It's Worth
11. Hedonistic Wasteland
12. Remedy
13. Do Not As I Do

The unique artwork was created by a group of creative individuals with Pat Fox taking care of the design and layout, James Hartley supplying the photos and Tyrrell Winston actualising the compositions.

“Binge & Purgatory” is the follow up to their highly successful album “Word Is Bond” which landed on #34 in the German album charts and on #20 in their native Australia.

DEEZ NUTS
24.02.17 (RUS) Ekaterinburg - Svoboda Concert Hall
25.02.17 (GR) Athens - Modu
26.02.17 (BG) Sofia - Mixtape 5

Summer festivals:
16.-18.06.17 (FR) Clisson - Hellfest
22.-24.06.17 (DE) Gräfenhainichen - With Full Force Festival
04.-06.07.17 (CZ) Hradec Králové - Rock For People
06.-08.07.17 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
22.07.2017 (DE) Lindau - Umsonst & Draussen

 PVRIS Announce Second London Show.

PVRIS.Sunday 26th February 2017
PVRIS have added an extra London show to the forthcoming dates due to phenomenal demand.  Having sold out O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in minutes, they have have added a second date on 5th May.

PVRIS previously kicked off 2017 with a huge announcement that they will be support MUSE on their US tour this Summer but will head to the UK & EU first for select shows. This will be the first time on these shores since their support slot at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall.

FULL DATES BELOW
4th May - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK SOLD OUT
5th May- O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London,
8th May - Trabendo Paris, France
10th May - Melkweg, Amsterdam
11th May - Columbia, Berlin

 Death angel Announce August Tour Dates.

Death Angel.FSunday 26th February 2017
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel, who seemingly never slow down, are very pleased to announce that they will be playing four UK headline shows this August.
Supports to be announced shortly.

Fiery front man Mark Osegueda checked in with the following comment:

“I am extremely proud to announce that DEATH ANGEL will finally be returning to the UK for a string of headlining shows in August of 2017.
These will be the first Death Angel shows in the UK since the release of our album ‘The Evil Divide’!! And we have been biting at the bit to get back there!
Expect nothing less than a special in your face set that will leave exhausted, and satisfied! Yet! Wanting for more!
See you on stage, in the pit, and at the bar”

The Death Angel dates are as follows:
8th August – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
9th August – Glasgow, Audio
10th August – Bridgend, Hobos
11th August – London, Underworld

 Big Jresus Release New Video.

Big Jesus.Sunday 26th February 2017
Big Jesus are giving fans a taste of tour life in the new music video for their track "Always," which premiered on Alternative Press.

To say that Big Jesus had a successful 2016 is an understatement.  Not only did the band tour with Good Charlotte and and release their new album Oneiric, to huge critical acclaim 

Big Jesus have hit the ground running in 2017 as well. They're about to embark on a US West Coast tour with Red Fang 

Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. "Singer/Bassist Spencer Ussery's voice sits somewhere between Billy Corgan and Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert," says VICE - "but he's more relaxed than either, happy to sit on top of the mix and drive it home rather than battle the concrete guitars around him." Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an "Artist to Watch," saying they "tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot."

Oneiric was released in September 2016 via Mascot Label Group.

 Svant Crown To Release New Album.

Svant Crown.Sunday 26th February 2017
Only one more week until SVART CROWN’s brand new album “Abreaction” will be released through Century Media Records on 3rd March 2017. The tracks “Transsubstantiation” and “Khimba Rites” have already been made available. Today the band have dropped new song “Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy”, the third new track from “Abreaction” and another impressive demonstration of power.

Check out the brand new video clip or listen to “Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy” and pre-order “Abreaction” here:
Video: https://youtu.be/rPwz0ROyLaI
Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/SVARTCROWNCMDistro

“Abreaction” is not your usual easy-listening album. It’s a beast of an album, an abhorrent creature of tremendous dimension, offering 11 tracks of twisted riffs, spectral melodies, infernal voices and orgiastic rhythms, played with highest musical skills and a flawless production. A wild hunt through the vast fields of epic, exalted and extravagant extreme metal. 

“Abreaction” will be released in Europe on March 3rd as a limited Deluxe CD Digipak (unfolding into cross-shape) and limited LP version with gatefold sleeve, 180 g vinyl and a 12-page LP-booklet plus the entire album on CD.

Vinyl collectors! This is the colour split of the LP version of “Abreaction”:
Black vinyl: Unlimited
Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro Europe
Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various mailorder stores

“Abreaction” tracklist:

  1. Golden Sacrament (5:23)
  2. Carcosa (3:44)
  3. The Pact: To The Devil His Due (7:21)
  4. Upon This Intimate Madness (4:38) 
  5. Khimba Rites (5:23)            
  6. Tentacion (3:34)                 
  7. Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy (4:56)  
  8. Transsubstantiation (6:40)   
  9. Emphatic Illusion (5:43)      
  10. Lwas (1:10)                        
  11. Nganda (6:08)                    


SVART CROWN live
February 23rd – Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
February 25th – Le 106, Rouen, France
March 3rd – Le Metronum, Toulouse, France
March 4th – Jas Rod, Marseilles, France
March 8th – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
March 10th – Le Grillen, Colmar, France
March 11th – Les Caves du Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland
August 9th – 13th – Brutal Assault Festival, Pevnost Josefov, Czech Republic

 Eminem announced As Final Reading And Leeds Headliner.

Reading And Leeds.Friday 24th February 2017
Reading and Leeds have confirmed Eminem as the final headliner for this year’s festivals, taking place on 25 – 27 August 2017 at Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds.  Tickets are available here.

Consistently seen as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Eminem is not only a titan in hip-hop but in modern culture itself. One of the biggest selling artists of the 21st century, his razor-sharp wit and impeccable larger than life anthems continue to defy boundaries, with the likes of ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘My Name Is’, ’Not Afraid' and ‘The Monster’ all storming charts and record collections around the world. His return to Reading and Leeds marks an extremely rare opportunity to witness an icon in the flesh, with a set that’ll add another legendary chapter to the story of Eminem.

Melvin Benn commented: “Eminem returning to Reading and Leeds is beyond exciting. His 2013 headline performance was incredible and I can’t wait to have him back. In addition to our third and final headliner (joining Kasabian and Muse) we’ve announced over 70 additional acts to this year’s line up - it’s looking stronger than ever.”

‘Bad and Boujee’ hip-hop superstars Migos will return to the UK this summer, with a huge appearance lined up at Reading & Leeds. One of the most talked-about groups of the year; the trio have become global symbols of a new wave of modern rap following the release of their latest album C U L T U R E. Expect a swagger-filled performance as Migos make their way to Reading & Leeds. 

South London rapper Giggs will continue his march to the top with an unparalleled set at this year’s festivals, bringing the gritty sounds of latest album Landlord to the fields, in a crowning moment for one of the genre’s most defiant voices.

One of the most hotly anticipated returns of the year, HAIM are set to land at Reading and Leeds this summer with a sun-soaked guitar-pop filled performance. Delving into classics from their 2013 debut Days Are Gone and sure-to-be hits from their upcoming new record, it’ll be unforgettable set as rock’s beloved sensations take to the Reading and Leeds stage.

British arena-rock kings You Me At Six will continue their rich history at Reading and Leeds, packing in anthems from their career along with the heavy kicks of latest album Night People. A band born for the biggest stages, Reading and Leeds is set to bear witness to a landmark step from a band that stand head and shoulders above the rest.

A standout success story of 2016, Blossoms have established themselves as national treasures with the release of their self-titled debut, storming to number 1 in the charts and leading to sold-out venues and huge stages wherever they go. Stockport’s finest are set to bring their pop-laden anthems to Reading and Leeds this summer in a performance that marks the next generation of arena-sized icons.

Stand-out alternative pop performances will reign supreme at Reading and Leeds this summer, with Halsey set to bring her powerful electro-tinged hits to the festivals, marking a rise that has seen her become a vital voice for an entire generation. Pop will be in abundance as the voices behind many of the biggest club anthems in the past year, Becky Hill and Charli XCX, head to Reading and Leeds, delivering in-your-face performances that blend cutting-edge electro beats with singalong favourites.

One of the most indisputable voices in British rock, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will continue their incredible rise with another festival-stealing slot at Reading and Leeds this summer. After turning the Main Stage into a crowd-surfing punk masterclass at last year’s festivals, Frank Carter arrives loaded with the runaway success of latest album Modern Ruin, packing even more stadium-sized moments into the Bank Holiday weekend.

Lead by the unmistakable voice of Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless will return to the festivals this year, armed with heavy blues-laden anthems of latest album Who You Selling For. Joining them in triggering mass singalongs at Reading and Leeds this summer are Blush emo-soarers Moose Blood, melodic-rock five-piece Mallory Knox, and punk smashers Marmozets who are set to unveil their invigorating new era after the riotous success of debut album The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets.

The always-seismic presence of explosive Canadians Billy Talent will leave their mark on this year’s festivals, bringing an acclaimed live show that has seen them remain at the top of their game for nearly 25 years. Blistering punk risers Counterfeit will perform at Reading and Leeds this summer, fresh from the release of their hotly anticipated debut album Together We Are Stronger, which sees frontman Jamie Campbell Bower in full voice. They’ll be joined by London trio Puppy, who are set for a true standout moment at this year’s festivals.

Joining them at Reading and Leeds 2017, and set to define an entire summer with anthems are Mancunian art-rockers Everything Everything who will deliver a captivating set of electronic ground-shakers from across their stunning career. Reading hometown heroes Sundara Karma will be bringing indie tales of youthful abandon to the festivals this summer, with Oh Wonder geared to stun the Reading and Leeds crowds with tracks from their mesmerising self-titled debut album. Sheffield’s finest indie upstarts The Sherlocks will continue their journey from packed stage to packed stage with a huge set at Reading and Leeds this summer. Watford squad The Hunna will heat things up on their return to the festivals, and riotous Cabbage will deliver another onslaught that confirms why they’re seen as one of the most exciting new bands in the country. Mesmeric indie-pop groovers Fickle Friends will return to the festivals with their sun-laden anthems, with breakthrough festival moments to come when genre-morphers Inheaven, German ‘Stolen Dance’ songwriters Milky Chance, Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club’s new project Toothless, and stripped-bare electro wizard Tom Misch all take to the Reading and Leeds stage across the weekend.

The explosion of grime and hip-hop will continue to flow through Reading and Leeds, as the festivals once again play host to legendary favourites and the ground breaking voices of the future. Brooklyn’s Flatbush Zombies channel the best of the 90’s East Coast rap era and are set to take on the festival this summer, with hits from last year’s debut album A Laced Odyssey. ‘Pow’ don Lethal Bizzle is set to send festival-goers into a rapturous spin with an explosive set of London grime, while the chilled vibes of Rejjie Snow and BBC Sound Of winner Ray BLK will be dousing the crowds with electric and soulful R&B.

From the down-to-earth freestyle sounds of Dave to the home grown swagger of MIST, the vibrant voices and future favourites in grime, rap and hip-hop can all be found at Reading and Leeds this summer. Avelino, Cadet, MoStack,
J Hus, Angel, Mic Righteous, Geovarn, The Manor, Young T & Bugsey and The Heatwave will all make their unforgettable appearances at the festivals over the Bank Holiday weekend.

>Punchy and gritty in everything they do, Black Lips are set to deliver their distinct brand of punk for a stage show that has to be seen to be believed whilst folk-rock duo Bear’s Den promise panoramic-sized grooves from last year’s Red, Earth & Pouring Rain along with classic favourites from their wistful debut Islands. Ferocious live shows will also come from Tom Grennan, Shame, Phantogram, The Amazons, Louis Berry, Grouplove, King Nun, IDLES, Yonaka, Eden, Prose and Picture This, as they all leave their own stamp on the weekend.

The most talked-about names in current electronic dance music will be heading to Reading and Leeds this summer. International sensation Marshmello, who’s huge remixes of Jack Ü and Zedd, along with sun-kissed anthem ‘Summer’ will make for an electrifying performance. Unmissable beats and sets are also guaranteed from drum ‘n’ bass titan High Contrast, masked heavyweight Jaguar Skills, London jungle king Shy FX with Stamina MC and Katy B who’ll be delivering a storming DJ set. Dillon Francis, Sam Divine, Majestic, Claptone, CamelPhat, TOKiMONSTA, James Organ, Chris Lorenzo, Mullally, Klose One and Star.One will all bring big room DJ sets, alongside a very special performance from acclaimed Dutch trio Noisia and their Outer Edges concept show also confirmed, the latest and greatest are set to take Reading and Leeds as their own this summer.  

These names join a stellar bill already confirmed for Reading and Leeds 2017, joining previously announced headliners Muse and Kasabian, with Major Lazer, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Flume, Fatboy Slim, Wiley, At The Drive In, Architects, Korn, While She Sleeps, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, Circa Waves, Against The Current, Danny Brown and many more set for a weekend that brings together the most exciting sounds and artists from across the musical spectrum, capturing a year in music like no other.

CONFIRMED TODAY
Angel
Avelino
Bear’s Den
Becky Hill
Billy Talent
Black Lips
Blossoms
Cabbage
Cadet
CamelPhat
Charli XCX
Chris Lorenzo
Claptone
Counterfeit
Dave
Dillon Francis
Eden
Eminem
Everything Everything
Fickle Friends
Flatbush Zombies
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Geovarn
Giggs
Grouplove
HAIM
Halsey
High Contrast
IDLES
Inheaven
J Hus
Jaguar Skills
James Organ
Katy B (DJ Set)
King Nun
Klose One
Lethal Bizzle
Louis Berry
Majestic
Mallory Knox
Marmozets
Marshmello
Mic Righteous
Migos
Milky Chance
MIST
Moose Blood
MoStack
Mullally
Noisia ‘Outer Edges’
Oh Wonder
Phantogram
Picture This
Prose
Puppy
Ray BLK
Rejjie Snow
Rex Orange County
Sam Divine
Shame
Shy FX
Star.One
Sundara Karma
The Amazons
The Heatwave
The Hunna
The Manor  
The Pretty Reckless
The Sherlocks
TOKiMONSTA
Tom Grennan
Tom Misch
Toothless
Yonaka
You Me At Six
Young T & Bugsey

 At The Drive In Amnnounce First Album In 17 Years.

At The Drive In.Friday 24th February 2017
With praise still reverberating from December's unveiling of 'Governed By Contagions', At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years: 'Incurably Innocent' is the second track to be released in advance of that record, titled in • ter a • li • a, now available for pre-order and confirmed for release May 5th on Rise Records.

Pitting spacey phaser and thrash-y riffing against a sidewinder hook and siren wail, "Incurably Innocent," described by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala as "a song about sexual abuse and being able to finally speak out," reveals additional facets of the kaleidoscopic in ter a • li • a (Latin for "among other things"). Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Rich Costey at Hollywood's Sound Factory, the 11-song 41-minute in • ter a • li • a picks up where 2000's Relationship of Command left off... and rockets off into myriad other trajectories as unpredictable as they are intense.

in • ter a • li • a's release will be immediately followed by a new series of live dates beginning in At The Drive In's native El Paso, Texas and including headline dates at the likes of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and many more before heading to Europe and then to the UK to play Reading and Leeds Festival in August.  

Pre-order the album and find further information, updates and tickets at www.atthedriveinmusic.com.

in • ter a • li • a tracklist:

NO WOLF LIKE THE PRESENT
CONTINUUM 
TILTING AT THE UNIVENDOR
GOVERNED BY CONTAGIONS
PENDULUM IN A PEASANT DRESS
INCURABLY INNOCENT 
CALL BROKEN ARROW 
HOLTZCLAW 
TORRENTIALLY CUTSHAW
GHOST-TAPE NO.9
HOSTAGE STAMPS

SCROLL DOWN FOR ALBUM ART

At The Drive In is: Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Paul Hinojos, Tony Hajjar and Keeley Davis.

Find At The Drive In online at:
atthedriveinmusic.com
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Spotify
 
Live shows in 2017:

3/17/17 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
3/18/17 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
3/20/17 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
3/22/17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
3/25/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
3/27/17 – Detroit, MI -- The Fillmore
3/29/17 – Toronto, Canada – Rebel (formerly Sound Academy)               
5/6/17 — El Paso TX — County Coliseum                                              
5/8/17 — Phoenix AZ — Marquee Theatre  
5/9/17 — San Diego CA — Soma                         
5/12/17 — San Francisco CA — Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
5/13/17 — Los Angeles CA — Shrine Auditorium
5/17/17 — Mexico City — Pepsi Center WTC
6/7/17 — Austin, TX — Stubb's
6/9/17 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theatre
6/10/17 — Houston, TX — Revention Music Center
6/12/17 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
6/13/17 — Oklahoma City, OK — The Criterion
6/15/17 — Denver, CO — The Fillmore
6/17/17 — St. Paul, MN — Palace Theatre
6/18/17 — Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom
6/20/17 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
6/21/17 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
8/15-17/17 — St. Pölten, Austria — FM4 Frequency Festival 2017
8/16-19/17 — Paredes De Coura, Portugal — Paredes De Coura Festival 2017
8/16-19/17 — Kiewit, Belgium — Pukkelpop Festival 2017
8/25-27/17 — Weatherby, UK — Leeds Festival 2017
8/25-27/17 — Reading, UK — Reading Festival 2017

 Beans On toast Announce Down The Pub Tour.

Beans On Toast.Friday 24th February 2017
Brisbane trio COLUMBUS have announced that they will hit the studio this week to record an acoustic EP. The record will feature re-worked tracks from last year's debut album Spring Forever, alongside a new song. Intent on demolishing the boundaries that are the studio walls, the band are inviting the outside world to witness the recording process via a live stream on their social media. The first live stream kicked off today.

"All of our songs are originally written on acoustic guitar, so it feels welcoming to be able to go into the studio to create our songs again as a stripped back full band. We've really enjoyed re-working them in a way that suits the songs, and can't wait to show everyone. It's exciting to have a transparent recording process, and to give everyone an insight into how we write and record. "

- Alex Moses, Vocals
COLUMBUS are fresh from touring Australia with Trophy Eyes and their recent slot at Unify Gathering. The band will return to the UK soon, to follow up last year's live debut with Roam and Like Pacific.  

Expect the acoustic EP to drop in Spring/Summer 2017.

 Senses Fail Stream New EP.

Senses Fail.Friday 24th February 2017
Post-hardcore band Senses Fail has teamed up with Billboard.com today to premiere a stream of their forthcoming EP, In Your Absence, which will be released on March 3rd via Pure Noise Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at http://smarturl.it/SensesFail.
Stream In Your Absence now at Billboard.com

In an exclusive discussion with Billboard.com, singer Buddy Nielsen reveals the motivation behind the new acoustic EP's creation, "Our last record was pretty heavy compared to what we have been know for as a band and we thought it would be an interesting juxtaposition to do the exact opposite of heavy. We had planned an acoustic EP before we decided to do the 15 year tour, so they just happened to line up at the same time." 

In addition to the new EP's release, Senses Fail will also be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band with a headlining North American tour that kicks off next week. The band will be performing their critically acclaimed 2006 album, Still Searching, in its entirety along with other fan-favorites from the last decade and half to round out the set. Tickets are on sale now at sensesfail15.com.

In Your Absence Track List:
1.     Jets to Peru
2.     In Your Absence
3.     Death Be
4.     Family Tradition
5.     Lost and Found


For the last 15 years, Senses Fail has been one of post-hardcore's most celebrated and influential bands. They've released 6 studio albums, including their latest Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, which was released on Pure Noise Records, that have a shared common thread of outspoken political and social commentary that have brought attention to important issues such as equality and human rights. The band's breakout record Still Searching is considered to be a crucial album among post-hardcore fans and marked a turning point for the band's sound blending the band's signature aggressive sound with a newfound emotional sensibility.

 Seether Announce New Studio album 'Poison The Parish'.

Seether.Thursday 24th February 2017
South African grunge-inspired trio SEETHER returns on May 12, 2017 with their seventh full-length studio album, titled 'Poison The Parish'.  The band's first new music in three years is also the first release via front man Shaun Morgan's new label imprint, Canine Riot Records. The album is one of the heaviest and emotionally pure efforts of Seether's extensive and illustrious career. 

Hear the album's epic lead single 'Let You Down' streaming now on Spotify here. To watch the track's beautifully shot horror-tinged video, which has been unveiled today via VEVO, click here

Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, 'Poison The Parish' marks the first album produced in its entirety by the band's lead singer/songwriter, Shaun Morgan. Playing with a newfound ferocity and purpose, Morgan's dense, melodic grooves and brooding subject matter have a gritty lustre. 

Seether have also recently announced the fifth annual Rise Above Fest, the largest suicide awareness event in the world, which takes place in July in Maine, USA. Partnered with mental health service SAVE, this year's performers include Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Halestorm, and more. Morgan, who lost his brother to suicide and went on to found Rise Above Fest in dedication, was honoured last year with the "Artistic Expression" Award from the National Council for Behavioural Health at the Awards of Excellence in Las Vegas. The festival continues to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for suicide prevention. For Rise Above Fest tickets and information, visit: Rise Above Fest.

Fifteen years in, Seether continues to thrive, pushing their creative boundaries while remaining true to their fiercely loyal, global fan base. The band have steadily racked up over 3.8 million 'likes' on Facebook and well over 250 million plays on YouTube alone. 'Poison The Parish' is the trio at their very best, a gripping and self-assured affirmation of a quintessential hard rock band in peak form.

Pre-Order 'Poison The Parish':
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPappledlx - Apple Music deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPitunesdlx - iTunes deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPamznMP3dlx - Amazon digital deluxe
http://smarturl.it/seetherPTPamazonMP3 - Amazon digital
Presale bundles featuring exclusive limited edition merchandise are available at: Seether.com

'POISON THE PARISH' TRACK LIST [cover art & band photo attached]
1.  Stoke the Fire
2.  Betray and Degrade
3.  Something Else
4.  I'll Survive
5.  Let You Down
6.  Against the Wall
7.  Let Me Heal
8.  Saviours
9.  Nothing Left
10. Count Me Out
11. Emotionless
12.  Sell My Soul

 Gojira Announce March UK Tour.

Gojira.Friday 24th February 2017
Grammy nominees Gojira have debuted the official music video for 'The Cell', which is featured on their critically adored new LP, 'Magma'. The video, directed by Drew Cox, sees Gojira delivering a pummeling performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. Watch it via Gojira's YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/J13GI4Xik1o.

The band return to the UK next month for a string of headline dates, with Code Orange and Car Bomb as support. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:

Sat 11th Mar - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 12th Mar - LONDON O2 Forum  [SOLD OUT]        
Tue 14th Mar - MANCHESTER Academy
Wed 15th Mar - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 16th Mar - LEEDS O2 Academy
Fri 17th Mar - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Sat 18th Mar - BRISTOL O2 Academy

The tour then snakes around Europe before the band head over to the USA for a range of tours with Kyng, Deafheaven, Code Orange, Opeth, and Metallica over Spring/Summer.

Last year, 'Magma' staked its claim amongst the best albums of 2016, earning multiple coveted "Album of the Year" titles whilst earning Gojira their first ever Grammy nominations for 'Best Metal Performance' (for track 'Silvera') and 'Best Rock Album' (for 'Magma').  On release in June, the album took the #1 spot on Billboard's 'Hard Rock Albums' chart, making Gojira the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence. The release marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira's career around the world. 'Magma' is available at all DSPs and at www.Gojira-Music.com in a variety of exclusive bundles.

 Twelve Foot Ninja Announce UK Tour.

Twelve Foot Ninja.Friday 24th February 2017
Twelve Foot Ninja announce their first headline tour of the UK following whirlwind tours of the US and Australia. The last time these genre shapeshifters played to fans in Europe was in 2013 when their London show sold out three weeks in advance and the next day they were the standout new act at Euroblast in Germany, selling more merch than anyone on the line-up except the headliner Meshuggah.

Since then a lot has happened: in 2014 they won Best New Talent at the Golden Gods – the only dedicated heavy music awards in the USA, they’ve broken two crowdfunding records in their home country of Australia (one of which was a world record), they’ve generated over 8 million YouTube channel views, and made it into the pointy end of many Album Of The Year lists. In late 2016, they released their second album OUTLIER through Volkanik, debuting Top 5 US Billboard Hard Rock Albums, and #6 on the official ARIA chart (all genres). The band book ended last year with an ARIA nomination for Best Hard Rock album.

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

This tour will see Twelve Foot Ninja freshly primed from playing to sold out crowds in Australia following the release of their latest video offering called ‘Sick’ - a nine-minute short film with three chapters leading to a totally unexpected conclusion.

Watch “Sick” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHQ121jygSo

Twelve Foot Ninja
OUTLIER Tour
 
Tuesday 11 April – Audio, Glasgow UK
Wednesday 12 April – Think Tank, Newcastle UK
Thursday 13 April – The Flapper, Birmingham UK
Friday 14 April – Rock City Basement, Nottingham UK
Saturday 15 April - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes UK
Monday 17 April – The Underworld – London UK
 
 
Tickets on sale Friday 24th February from:
twelvefootninja.com/shows

 While She Sleeps Release New Single With Oli Sykes.

While She Sleeps.Friday 24th February 2017
While She Sleeps have revealed their new single 'Silence Speaks', which is the latest killer cut to be taken from their forthcoming third album 'You Are We', set for release 21st April. Modern metal at its finest and most explosive, the track, which got its first play on national radio as Mistajam's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, features Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon on guest vocals. It's another reminder that While She Sleeps are one of the UK's most exciting heavy bands and serves as a tantalising taster of what's to come as they gear up to release the new album independent of a record label.

While She Sleeps were putting the finishing touches to 'You Are We' throughout recent months, during which they were also touring with Bring Me The Horizon in no less than three different continents. This creative collaboration followed with Oli recording additional vocals for 'Silence Speaks', adding a further fervent facet to the composition.

The release of 'You Are We' will be accompanied by a full UK tour in April with several shows already selling out. Due to popular demand, several special album release shows have also been added to the While She Sleeps' touring schedule, tickets for which will be on sale at 12pm today. The band are set to play The Old Blue Last in London on 14th April, Kingston's Hippodrome on 15th April and Plug in their hometown of Sheffield on 21st April. See below for further touring details.

With the help of their loyal fanbase, the band have funded the album project through Pledge Music and are currently at over 160% of their initial goal. While She Sleeps have already revealed three cuts from 'You Are We', in the form of the anthemic 'Hurricane', the album's title track and the visceral social commentary of 'Civil Isolation'.

Made with Carl Bown, who also produced 'Brainwashed', the songs that comprise 'You Are We' are full of as much force, focus and determination as ever. This new and vital body of work will continue the band's trajectory as one of the most inspiring, riotous and important voices in British music today, demonstrating both their continued musical evolution and their incisive social conscience. Yet while these are brutal anthems that paint a vivid picture of a post-Brexit Britain, they stand as both the most universal and most personal songs of the band's career.

TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour  
APRIL
14/04 – Old Blue Last, London, UK – NEW DATE
15/04 – Hippodrome, Kingston, UK – NEW DATE
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK 21/04 – Sheffield, Plug, UK – NEW DATE
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK
MAY
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK
OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals  

 Wireless Festival 2017 Is Go.

Wireless Festival.Sunday 24th February 2017
Wireless Festival is returning to London's Finsbury Park for the ultimate summer party. Taking place 7th– 9th July, Wireless 2017 will play host to global superstars Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd, who will be joined by some of the biggest names in music. Weekend and day tickets are availablehere.

Twelve years since first being introduced on to the festival calendar, Wireless has grown to become the biggest urban music event in the UK, bringing some of the world's hottest acts and emerging talent to the capital.

Headlining Friday is Chance The Rapper, who is rapidly establishing himself as the hottest hip-hop artist of his generation. Since the release of his first official mixtape 10 Day in 2012, he's won three Grammy Awards, collaborated with Kanye West on the critically acclaimed Life of Pablo, and clocked over fifty-seven million streams of his debut album Coloring Book. Having recently announced his 40 date US tour, including two sold out shows at the Hollywood Bowl, this is one act not to miss at Wireless 2017.

Following a momentous performance with Boy Better Know last year, London's very own grime luminary Skepta will return to Finsbury Park as Saturday's headliner. Last year saw his ground-breaking album Konnichiwa receive a well-deserved Mercury Prize among countless other awards and take his music worldwide. This summer, Wireless is delighted to host Skepta performing to his home crowd.

Known for some of the biggest hits of the past year, two-time Grammy Award Winner The Weeknd will be closing Wireless Festival on Sunday. The performer, producer and songwriter made history in November 2016 by breaking Spotify records with single 'Starboy', which still hold the record for most streams in 24 hours by a single artist.

Bryson Tiller will be bringing crowd pleasing singles 'Don't' and 'Exchange' to Finsbury Park for a UK Festival Exclusive at Wireless 2017, alongside the "James Dean of rap" G-Eazy. Swedish songstress Zara Larsson and the young and talented Post Malone are also set to perform on the Main Stage.

Already a big fan of performing at Wireless Festival, Base Defense League Big Narstie will be back with a number of bassline dropping hits. Gritty and atmospheric Flatbush Zombies, comedic rapper Lil Dicky, poetic Chicago rapper Noname and Californian rapper Nef The Pharaoh have also been added to the line up.

Dynamic hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, stereotype defying rapper Young Thug and the flame-haired Lil Yachty all join the line up for UK Festival Exclusives performances. Also performing are grime legend and godfather Wiley, 'Temperature' dancehall superstar Sean Paul, UK rap crew Section Boyz, and Capital Xtra Show host DJ Charlsey who will open the festival on the Saturday and Sunday.

Underground British sensation Yungen, 18-year old rapper Dave and Mr Gangster With Banter MoStack, are set to carry out unmissable sets. Further acts to perform on the Saturday are hip-hop meets grunge rap artist Jez Dior, Walthamstow's Big Tobz, the much talked about The Age of L.U.N.A and The Royal Foundation winners, now major label signed Young T & Bugsey.

Regarded as one of the best MC's of all time and with a career spanning over 20 years which includes hits 'One Mic', 'N.Y. State of Mind' and 'If I Ruled the World', Nas will be making a UK Festival Exclusive appearance at Wireless on the Sunday. Also added is R&B and rap fused Tory Lanez; the Toronto born artist known for hit single 'LUV', renowned producer Ty Dolla $ign, and the one of a kind Tyga who will be bringing with him five studio albums that include tracks 'Rack City' and 'Faded'. Nigerian singer songwriter WizKid,catchy buzz rapper Lil Uzi Vert and 'Panda' celebrated Desiigner will also perform.

Mike Skinner and Murkage present Tonga will be at Finsbury Park this July, alongside a long awaited performance from one of the biggest hip-hop successes to come out of Australia, Hilltop Hoods. London's grime queen and an artist to watch out for this year Stefflon Don, teenage marvels AJ X DENO, and popstar Yuna will be joined by 'Stereotype Freestyle' rapper Cadet, grime purist Abra Cadabra, and storyteller Topaz Jones for the ultimate music experience this summer.

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

 The Chainsmokers Release song With Coldplay.

The Chainsmokers.Friday 24th February 2017
GRAMMY Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have released their brand new single with Coldplay, "Something Just Like This." Following four consecutive Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits (including the record-shattering hit "Closer"), "Something Just Like This" was debuted with a surprise live performance from both acts at the Brit Awards just moments ago and is available now via the above platforms. Check out the lyric video, directed by James Zwadlo, HERE.

The Chainsmokers have also officially set a release date for their highly-anticipated debut album, entitled 'Memories...Do Not Open.' The full-length album is set to release on April 7 and is available for pre-order now.  'Memories...Do Not Open' will feature "Something Just Like This" as well as The Chainsmokers' current Top 10 radio hit and Gold-certified single "Paris," as well as 10 additional brand new, never-before-heard tracks from the hit-making duo.

The Chainsmokers recently announced their 40 city 'Memories...Do Not Open' North American arena tour, which kicks off on April 13 in Miami, FL and will stop in major cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping in June. Multi-platinum artist Kiiara will join The Chainsmokers as special guest on all dates.

 Knuckle Puck Announce Tour Dates.

Knuckle Puck.Friday 24th February 2017
Pop-punk band Knuckle Puck, are proud to announce brand new music in the form of a special & 7 inch, due out 9th June in the UK. An online version will be available on 17th March.

"It's been awhile since we've released new music, but we're more than pleased that "Calendar Days" and "Indecisive" are the beginning of the next chapter of our band." says the band.

Knuckle Puck 7inch
Track 1: Calendar Days
Track 2: Indecisive
The band will tour the UK this June with Wallflower including a Download Festival appearance.
7th June Old Blue Last, London
9th June Fighting Cocks, Kingston
10th June Download Festival, Donnington
11th June Deaf Institute, Manchester
12th June Audio, Glasgow
13th June Exchange, Bristol

 Rob Zombie Announces Download warm Up Show.

Rob Zombie.Friday 24th February 2017
Rob Zombie is back this summer with a full European tour.

Rob will be performing at the historic 'Download' festival in England as well as France's 'Hellfest' and dates in Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The tour will also include a headline slot at the O2 Academy, Glasgow. All shows are on sale now. For further details please visit http://robzombie.com/tour-dates/

Live:
Friday 9th June                    O2 Academy Glasgow
Saturday 10th June                       Download Festival – Headline Second Stage
Monday 12th June             Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Tuesday 13th June                         Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Wednesday 14th June      Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
Friday 16th June                 Clisson, France - Hellfest
Sunday 18th June              Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
Tuesday 20th June                         Stockholm , Sweden – Grona Lund Tivoli
Thursday 22nd June          Halden, Norway – Tons Of Rock Festival
Saturday 24th June                       Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell

As well as Zombie CLASSICS, Rob will be performing tracks off this 2016 release 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser' which included the video hits 'Well Everybody's Fucking In a U.F.O', and 'In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High'. The album charted at no 6 on the Billboard TOP 200 selling 40,000 copies in its first week.

 Slam Dunk Festival 2017 Adds Loads More Acts.

Slam Dunk festival.Friday 24th February 2017
The multi-dimensional, progressive-rock band, Coheed and Cambria announced today that they will be performing their landmark third album, "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness", in its entirety at a special UK show at London's Koko as part of the NEVERENDER GAIBSIV tour.

Good Apollo, The epic 72-minute recording considered by most as the bands most progressive album, and including two of the band's most known singles (Welcome Home and The Suffering) and selling over a million records worldwide. The band's legion of fans grows every year, and the NEVERENDER concept now holds a special place within the culture of the Coheed community. NEVERENDER is the moniker given to these album performances by the band and it first started in 2008, when Coheed performed their first 4 albums over 4 nights – completing the feat in 4 different cities – New York, London, Chicago and Los Angeles.  The band's concept albums lend themselves particularly well to the live setting. 

Singer Claudio Sanchez also announced on CBR.com (Comic Book Resources) his plans to release a 12-issue comic book for "Good Apollo" as part of his The Amory Wars series which comes this spring from Boom! Studios.  The story, which loosely follows the lyrics of the album, centers around protagonist Claudio Kilgannon and the shocking discovery that he is The Crowing, an entity prophesied about in the holy book, who must dole out God's judgment to destroy the universe. http://www.cbr.com/exclusive-claudio-sanchezs-amory-wars-returns-with-new-series-in-april/

Two tiers of VIP tickets will be available, Platinum Meet & Greet tickets and Gold Early Entry tickets which both include the chance to see the band play an acoustic song before doors open for everyone else!

Tickets are on-sale from 11am on Tuesday 21st February priced from £27.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Avatarium To Release Third Studio Album.

Avata17.Tuesday 21st February 2017
Sweden's doom darlings AVATARIUM are back with their third studio album and once again, singer Jennie-Ann Smith and her gentlemen cast a spell over you with a truly magical sound experience - 'Hurricanes And Halos' will take the world by storm on May 26th and contains eight majestic new tracks.

Once again, AVATARIUM rely on beauty and darkness, heavy guitars and fragile sounds,  unique female vocals and the mystic vintage blues sound from the 60s, while still staying on modern ground and trusting into the haunting soul of doom rock. Six out of the eight new tracks were forged by CANDLEMASS wizard Leif Edling, but guitar master Marcus Jidell and singer Jennie-Ann Smith also contributed to the songwriting and formed a worthy successor to 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' - an album that topped multiple soundchecks in 2015 and brought them the 'Up And Coming'-award from German Metal Hammer.

The new album was produced by Marcus Jidell himself, while David Castillo (KATATONIA, BLOODBATH, OPETH) recorded and mixed it in the famous Ghost Ward Studios and the mastering was done by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, SEPULTURA). Together they created an organic and warm sound that sets 'Hurricanes And Halos' apart from the over bred, electronically optimized mass.

"Recording Hurricanes And Halos has truly been an emotional roller coaster for me and I do think that has contributed to a pure and vibrating energy on the album. I am deeply proud of what we have achieved together," states lead singer Jennie-Ann Smith and guitar wizard Marcus Jidell adds: "It feels like the two previous albums and the EPs lead us to this one, it's been a natural flow to where we are today, musical and emotional wise"

If you haven't ordered the last AVATARIUM album 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' yet, you can get it here: http://nblast.de/AVATARIUMRavenMask

More on 'The Girl With The Raven Mask':
'Pearls & Coffins' official music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYWC6ZlRmjA
'Girl With The Raven Mask' official track & lyrics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHiM5RHOwhk
'Hypnotized' official track & lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzr21X90eTY

 Tarja Announces Two UK Headline shows..

Tarja.Tuesday 21st February 2017
Tarja is very proud to announce two headline UK shows in 2017.

The UK shows will be a fantastic celebration at the end of a very successful year for Tarja. 2016 saw the release of a mini album "The Brightest Void" and her fourth studio album "The Shadow Self", the heaviest record to date, to widespread critical acclaim. The first single (on both albums) "No Bitter End", collected the essence of Tarja's new work: massive guitar riffs, a driving beat and of course Tarja's incredible vocals to create a powerful soundscape, that will be un-missable live.

The versatile singer is following up on the success of the multi-platinum and gold awarded previous records "My Winter Storm" (2007), "What Lies Beneath" (2010) and her most recent album "Colours In The Dark" (2013) which charted all over the globe including 4 Top 10 entries.

Tarja has announced two UK shows to support the release of both mini and studio album. Dates are as follows:

UK Shows 2017
Thu 9th March     Manchester, Academy 2
Fri 10th March    London, KOKO

 Voivod To Release Best Of 1986-1988 Album.

Voivod.Tuesday 21st February 2017
Noise are pleased to announce to the very best of Voivod 1986-1988 via Noise Records on 31st March 2017.

Their three albums for the Noise Records label from '86 to '88 ran the gauntlet from the initial speed metal overkill of 'RRRÖÖÖAAARRR', followed by the more experimental studio processes forged on 'Killing Technology', then onto the more realised progressive tendencies of 'Dimension Hatröss', which used studio sampling for the first time and, in doing so, laid the basis upon which many progressive metal bands have followed ever since. 

"Noise certainly helped us to grow as a band, and I am thankful to them for giving us the opportunity to get that sort of recognition. Back then, we were part of an exciting thrash metal scene, one that was exploding. When we began the journey with Noise, all of us were in our early 20s. But thanks to the doors they helped to open, we are still playing music today. That alone is something we are grateful for."  

Voivod's founding drummer, Michel Langevin

Voivod are a Canadian heavy metal band from Quebec that formed in 1982. They started out as a speed metal band, while adding a mix of progressive and thrash metal to create their own unique style. They were one of the first thrash bands from Canada to receive international acclaim. The band have released eleven studio albums and a number of EPs, live albums, demos and DVDs. The band is still touring and are set to release a new album in 2017.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1

  1. Korgull the Exterminator
  2. Fuck Off and Die
  3. Ripping Headaches
  4. Thrashing Rage
  5. The Helldriver
  6. Build Your Weapons
  7. Killing Technology
  8. Overreaction
  9. Tornado
  10. Forgotten In Space            


Disc 2
  1. Ravenous Medicine
  2. Order of the Blackguards
  3. Cockroaches
  4. Experiment
  5. Tribal Convictions
  6. Chaosmongers
  7. Technocratic Manipulators
  8. Macrosolutions to Megaproblems
  9. Brain Scan
  10. Psychic Vacuum

Voivod 'Build Your Weapons' is released on 31st March 2017 via Noise

 The Iron Maidens announce UK Tour.

The Ironmaidens.Tuesday 21st February 2017
After their triumphant UK debut in 2016, the world’s one and only all-female Iron Maiden tribute return to our shores in October, and this time they’re here to conquer the land of their idols
beyond London.

Frontwoman Kirsten Chickinson can’t hide her excitement: ‘Having played the UK last year - and even getting to meet some of the original members of Iron Maiden - was a dream come true.  So returning to Iron Maiden Holy Land to play even more UK dates really takes the biscuit!  I can't say I'll have my pilot's license in time to fly us over but maybe they'll let me drive the lorry between shows!’. Chickinson and her hot troopers have announced a five date tour, which will see them bringing their electrifying live extravaganza back to the capital’s O2 Islington Academy and to Leamington Spa, Cardiff, Sheffield and Reading.

Overwhelmed by the enthusiastic fans reception, Linda comments ‘Playing our very first show in London last year was an energetic kick in the butt! Some of the audience traveled from quite far, we understand, to make this one special show. They were absolutely AMAZING! It took us 15 years to finally get here and we are SO glad to announce our return with 5 shows this time!’

Book now and get ready to scream for the loudest, sexiest and most talented metal maidens
either side of the pond!

Tickets are onsale now, details and booking info as follows:
DATE                          CITY                            VENUE                                   BOOKINGS

October
Wed 25th                   Cardiff                       The Globe                              https://goo.gl/6TBMiB
Thur 26th                   Reading                    Sub 89                                    https://goo.gl/dkCZu1
Fri    27th                   Leamington Spa       Assembly                                https://goo.gl/CrjFG0
Sat   28th                   Sheffield                   Plug                                        https://goo.gl/pdrDwd
Sun  29th                   London                     O2 Islington Academy            https://goo.gl/z7ykPw

London tickets are £20.00 (subject to booking fee) Doors 7pm.  See venue websites for other times and prices.

The Iron Maidens are Kirsten ‘Bruce Chickinson’ Rosenberg on vocals, Linda ‘Nikki McBURRain’ McDonald on drums, Nikki ‘Davina Murray’ Stringfield, Courtney ‘Adriana Smith’Cox on guitars and Wanda ‘Steph Harris’ Ortiz on bass. All band members are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds, ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock.
Formed in 2001 in Southern California, they have quickly established themselves as one of the most notorious tribute act in the US, progressively expanding their fame far and beyond the Americas. They have conquered the attention of fans and fellow musicians with their musical prowess and electrifying live shows, where they perform hits and fan favourites from all phases of Iron Maiden’s career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens have been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik from Testament, Lemmy, Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Anthrax’ Scott Ian and Judas Priest’s Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish and Nevermore amongst others. They’ve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Drum magazine.

Up the Irons!

 Hayseed Dixie Announce Massive UK Tour.

Hayseed Dixie.Tuesday 21st February 2017
Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John's studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around with assorted country hat-acts, John had assembled a proper pile of recording equipment. Thus when he and Mike discovered in their drunken epiphany that the Lost Highway of Reverend Hank Williams and the Highway to Hell of Bishop Bon Scott were indeed the same identical stretch of tarmac, they were well and truly prepared to document this revelation in situ.

East Nashville, Tennessee in the Summer of 2000 was a proper Bohemian party place, and a few friends stopped by, drank some of John's whiskey, and played and sang on this recording here and there, as was the custom of the times. And ten AC/DC songs were suddenly reimagined and recorded forever anew, entirely reinvented as Appalachian Mountain hillbilly rave-ups. Everyone danced (oh how they danced!) around the studio room and out onto the porch and drank more whiskey. (You should have been there. Really. You should have.)

Now, functioning well as "Exhibit A" in the demonstration of how one's beginnings rarely know one's ends, Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force, one that most people either love, hate, or have never heard of. There isn't really any middle ground, nor should there be. But fourteen albums - consisting of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs - and global physical *sales in excess of half a million copies, with over 1,200 live shows in 31 different countries testify: Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many copycats, converts, and disciples out there. Accept no imitations.

And now, holding up their own idiosyncratic mirror to an unsettled and unsettling 2017, Hayseed Dixie offer up their 15th studio album, a collection of both original songs and reinterpretations of R&B and Soul classics. Dance with them as they probe the queries: "Why do we still believe there is such a thing as 'race'?" "Are concepts like 'nations' and 'nationality' really useful to people who lay bricks or perform kidney stone surgeries?" and "Why does every song always sound better with a banjo in the mix?" The boys are seeking after the root core categorical commonality that runs like an eternal golden braid throughout all of humanity. Then they will buy it a drink!


Free Your Mind And Your Grass Will Follow is released worldwide on April 14th on Hayseed Dixie Records.
 
Tracklisting:

  1. Buffalo Soldier (lead track out 7th April)
  2. What's Going On
  3. Oliver's Army
  4. Move It In The Night
  5. Ball Of Confusion
  6. So Quickly We Forget
  7. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
  8. Black Or White
  9. Vom Selbern Stern
  10. A Change Is Gonna Come
  11. When The World Gets Small
  12. Love Train
  13. Ain't No Country Big Enough


Hayseed Dixie will play the following UK dates throughout April and May:


April
17th Princess Pavilion Falmouth
18th Globe Cardiff
19th Fleece Bristol
20th Concorde2 Brighton
21st The Junction Cambridge
22nd The Garage London
24th Waterfront Norwich
25th Arts Centre Colchester
26th Chinnerys Southend
27th Club Academy Manchester
28th O2 ABC Glasgow
29th Ironworks Inverness
30th Bonfest Kirriemuir

May
2nd Wylam Brewery Newcastle
3rd Welly Hull
4th Brudenell Social Club Leeds
5th Hanger34 Liverpool
6th The Sugarmill Stoke
7th Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
9th Roadmender Northampton
10th The Venue Derby
11th The Plug Sheffield
12th Picturedome Holmfirth

 Body Count Back With New Single 'No Lives Matter'.

Body Count.Monday 20th February 2017
The wait is finally over, as ICE-T’s BODY COUNT is back and more vicious than ever. Their highly-anticipated new, full-length album “Bloodlust” is set for a March 31st release via Century Media Records and the impactful music video for the scathing new track, “No Lives Matter,” can be viewed and pre-ordered now at the link below. 
https://youtu.be/hlk7o5T56iw

BODY COUNT, the gangster-metal collective that made music fearsome to mainstream America, their renegade track “Cop Killer” sending politicians, parents and law enforcement officials into a proverbial tailspin when it was released unto the world a quarter-century ago. That’s not to say Ice-T and BODY COUNT have been silent over the past 25 years, but as Ice is quick to point out, you can’t start a movement if people aren’t willing to move.

“Music happens in climates,” the BODY COUNT front man says when asked about his expectations for the band’s new opus, the aptly titled “Bloodlust”, a razor-sharp collection of social right hooks and body blows that paint a picture of an America in utter and complete shambles. “Groups like Rage Against The Machine and Korn were born when the world was in turmoil, then music went into this delusional period where hip-hop became about nothing more than poppin’ bottles. Now we have impending doom again, racism is at an all-time high and it’s our season again. This is the optimal time for a BODY COUNT record.”

 Youth Killed It Release Video For '(Jean-Claude) Van Mann'.

Youth Killed It'.Monday 20th February 2017
British alternative rockers Youth Killed It have released a new song titled ‘(Jean-Claude) Van Mann’ - the second to be taken from their upcoming debut album “Modern Bollotics”, due out on 12th May 2017 via Rude Records

Check out the crazy animated video for ‘(Jean-Claude) Van Mann’ at the below link:
http://smarturl.it/JCVMAnimatedVideo

‘(Jean-Claude) Van Mann’ follows the “awful karaoke/Elvis tribute” video for Youth Killed It’s previous single ‘Popstar’. The new video ironically recalls the acrobatic fighter Jean-Claude Van Damme but with an additional story behind it, as lead singer Jack Murphy explains:

(Jean-Claude) Van Man is a tune about getting knocked back and thrown around by doing music. Sometimes it's up, sometimes it's down and sometimes you generally think ‘what's going on here?’. Then it all comes down to the fact that we don't know how to do anything else and we are proud of that. It's a fun way of dealing with probably some form of denial. The song is literally written about the last 5 years of my life driving a van and working/playing shows and being another one lost in the yellow pages under self-employed tradesmen. Jean-Claude Van Damme taught me everything I needed to know about how to deal with road rage, so it seemed fitting to tribute it to my subconscious mentor. Thank you for 'Blood Sport' & 'Kickboxer' Jean!”

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

“Modern Bollotics” pre-orders available here: http://smarturl.it/YKIBolloticsPhysical

 Biters Release New Single.

Biters.Monday 20th February 2017
Atlanta rockers BITERS have released a new song, 'Stone Cold Love' from their upcoming studio album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be'. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFY2j22YGJQ.

'The Future...' is set to hit stores on 19th May via Earache Records.  The album, produced by Dan Dixon, is the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed 'Electric Blood' and lands in the wake of a UK/European tour this Spring (dates below).

You can pre-order the album digitally at iTunes - http://bit.ly/bitersfuture-itunes and get 'Stone Cold Love' right away. You can also order signed copies, bundles and vinyl from http://biters.earache.com/
BITERS frontman Tuk tells us about how 'Stone Cold Love' came to be; "I sat down with my buddy Scott (Stevens) to write a tune.  We sat for hours trying to come up with something that felt perfect, but were hitting a dead end.  We said 'fuck it' and went to his local hang out, ate some cornbread, drank a few beers and talked about music.  We spoke about T Rex, Queen and Slade, shit like that, how cool those big drum grooves were.  Right then a light bulb went off and we headed back to studio with a fresh start and within hours finished writing the song, demoed it and tracked lead vocals!  I was so fucking delirious I couldn't tell if it was good or not.  A few weeks later, Scott sent me the finished demo while I was on tour in Kansas. I remember cranking it in the van outside of this fake old wild west town and thinking ,"Goddamn, this is so good!"

BITERS are blazing a trail across the globe with their electrifying live shows.  In March, they undertake a 24-date European tour with label mates Blackberry Smoke which will see them playing to over 50,000 music fans, including a date at London's iconic Roundhouse.  UK dates rack up as follows:

Mon 27th Mar - OXFORD O2 Academy
Tue 28th Mar - LONDON Roundhouse
Wed 29th Mar - NORWICH UEA
Fri 31st Mar - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 1st Apr - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Mon 3rd Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tue 4th Apr - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 6th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri 7th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 8th Apr - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

 The Bouncing Souls Announce UK Tour.

The Bouncing Souls.Monday 20th February 2017
Bouncing Souls have announced UK shows this June.

You can see the band at the following dates supported by The Great Collapse and Great Cynics:

19 June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – ENGLAND
20 June – The Hairy Dog, Derby – ENGLAND
21 June – Owl Sanctuary, Norwich – ENGLAND
22 June – The Dome, London - ENGLAND

Tickets on sale now. 

 Royal Thunder Debut New Song FRom Forthcoming Album 'Wick'.

Royal Thunder.Monday 20th February 2017
Critically acclaimed rock band Royal Thunder have debuted the much-anticipated first song from their new album WICK, out April 7 via new label Spinefarm Records. Listen to 'April Showers' HERE.

The album is available for pre-order HERE.

"A lot has happened in life between Crooked Doors and WICK. This song was a life raft and an outlet while we were on the road. It was a song that we lived in and looked forward to playing, live. Personally, it gave me the freedom to release my emotions and process my thoughts while I was on the road.  We hope you enjoy this song. And we appreciate your support, sincerely. We present to you....April Showers."Mlny Parsonz

WICK finds Royal Thunder at their creative summit. It's a deeply personal, introspective effort, bolstered by monolithic riffing and the sort of lyrics and vocals that sear themselves into your brain... permanently. 

The track listing and cover art for WICK are available below...

ROYAL THUNDER WICK TRACK LISTING:
1. Burning Tree 
2. April Showers 
3. Tied 
4. We Slipped 
5. The Sinking Chair 
6. Plans 
7. Anchor 
8. WICK 
9. Push 
10. Turnaround 
11. The Well 
12. We Never Fell Asleep

 Firespawn Release New Single From Forthcoming Album.

Firespawn'.Monday 20th February 2017
“The Reprobate”, the second album by Sweden’s death metal commando FIRESPAWN, is set for release on April 28th 2017. But today you can already check out the track “Blood Eagle”, a less-than-3-minutes blasting assault, that lays down the band’s line of approach unequivocally: Remorseless, impetuous death metal, combing the sombre maliciousness of ancient Swedish death metal with technical finesse and untameable ferocity. Check out “Blood Eagle” here:

Video: https://youtu.be/Inx_Nfr9QaI
Stream/download: http://smarturl.it/FirespawnTR
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“The Reprobate” will be released as Digipak CD, deluxe LP (with Gatefold sleeve, 180 g vinyl, poster, inlay and the entire album on CD) and as digital download/stream.

More news to be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

 Backyard Babies To Release Brand New DVD.

Backyard Babies.Monday 20th February 2017
Backyard Babies are pleased to announce the release of their brand new live DVD: "Live At Cirkus", on 24th February via GAIN Music Entertainment.

Recorded at the legendary Cirkus on 10th February 2016, in Stockholm, the release captures Backyard Babies bringing to life their distinctive sound that blends sleaze rock with nuances of punk. With more than one hour of filmed content, the DVD contains hit singles like "Th1rte3n or Nothing", "Brand New Hate" and "Minus Celsius".

Backyard Babies returned to the rock scenes after a five years hiatus in 2015, releasing the critically acclaimed album "Four By Four", via GAIN Music Entertainment.
                                                                                                                                                                       
Formed in 1989 the line-up of the band has never changed, and neither has the collective desire to claim a key and colorful chapter in the annals of rock 'n' roll. Since 1989 Backyard Babies have released seven studio albums and won two Swedish Grammys.

Backyard Babies are ready to hit the UK roads once more. The band will join Black Star Riders on a full regional tour in March 2017.

Tour dates:
Wednesday 8th March                     o2 ABC, Glasgow
Thursday 9th March                            o2 ABC, Glasgow
Friday 10th March                                o2 Academy, Newcastle
Saturday 11th March                         o2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 12th March                             o2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 14th March                           Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 15th March                                    UEA, Norwich
Thursday 16th March                         o2 Academy Bristol
Friday 17th March                                o2 Kentish Town Forum, London
Saturday 18th March                         o2 Institute, Birmingham
Sunday 19th March                             o2 Academy, Bournemouth

 PVRIS Announce One Off London Show For May.

PVRIS'.Monday 20th February 2017
PVRIS have already kicked off 2017 with a huge announcement that they will be support MUSE on their US tour, then have today announced four shows in UK & EU this coming May. This will be the first time on these shores since their support slot at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall.

FULL DATES BELOW
4th May - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
8th May - Trabendo Paris, France
10th May - Melkweg, Amsterdam
11th May - Columbia, Berlin

Tickets on sale 24th February www.pvris.com/shows

The band— vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald—and producer Blake Harnage are currently putting the finishing touches on the much-anticipated follow-up to 2014's White Noise, the album that prompted MTV to write, "get acquainted with the mysteriously awesome PVRIS before they become the biggest thing in rock. For fans of The Neighbourhood, CHVRCHES, and Paramore, PVRIS are the best thing since sliced bread."
 
The trio, who are nominated for an iHeartRadio award for "Best Underground Alternative Band," is certainly living up to the hype: over the course of the past several months, they performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," were spotlighted on "Last Call with Carson Daly," hit the road with Fall Out Boy and Awolnation for a North American arena tour and were featured on the cover of Alternative Press. That followed a year in which they hit No. 1 on Billboard's "Emerging Artists" and "Trending 140" charts, played to packed-house crowds around the world and racked up over 12 million total YouTube views and 15 million total streams in the US alone (the latest being more than 15.1 million Spotify streams and 3.4 million views for their "You And I" video). The band is led by 21-year-old vocalist Lynn Gunn, who the Huffington Post described as "a force that cannot be denied."

 Bristol's Weatherstate Release New Single.

Weatherstate'.Monday 20th February 2017
Bristol's Weatherstate are back with another slice of riff-fuelled, pop-tinged, punk perfection in the form of new single 'Sympathy', which has been revealed along with accompanying video to coincide with their five date UK tour. Dire Bloom and Six Time Champion join them on this run of shows which kicked off this weekend.

Weatherstate explain the thinking behind the track, which was premiered last night on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show - "Sympathy is about how the decisions you make socially can affect the future situations you find yourself in, and at the same time, being completely unapologetic about it. The end game is the result of your own actions. We all have shit going on. It's trying not to feel bad for your own actions, and not expecting others to necessarily be sympathetic towards you."

'Sympathy' is a taster of what's on the way from Weatherstate, as they're currently finishing up the writing process for their debut album, which will hopefully see the light of day later this year via Failure By Design Records.

Tour Dates & Ticket Links: 
February w/ Dire Bloom & Six Time Champion:
18/02 - Manchester, Zombie Shack - http://bit.ly/2gFwAUW
19/02 - Southampton, The Alex - http://bit.ly/2gfkeH9
20/02 - London, Black Heart - http://bit.ly/2h6Yf1G
21/02 - Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge - http://bit.ly/2ha8RgB
22/02 - Brighton, Sticky Mikes - http://bit.ly/2ho7rhM
April:
29/04 - Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum - http://bit.ly/2k0PKqT

 Papa Roach Release New Single 'Help'.

PApa Roach'.Sunday 19th February 2017
PAPA ROACH PREMIERE NEW TRACK & VIDEO FOR 'HELP'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSecjqcO3Jk

Papa Roach have given fans a taste of their forthcoming ninth album with a video for their new single 'Help'.  The track dropped earlier today, Friday 15th February and is available across all digital streaming platforms via Eleven Seven Music. The new album is expected to be released in May.

"Help" was produced by Nicholas "Ras" Furlong and Colin Brittian, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired the band to revisit some of their early influences.  "We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven," explains Furlong.  "We ended up morphing the band's best 'old school' traits into a courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach in the 21st Century." Lyrically the new offering, touches on the personal, yet relatable, theme that surrounds the universal struggle of surviving mental health issues.
 
Papa Roach teased fans late last year with the viral release of "Crooked Teeth" (LISTEN HERE), which is nearing 2M streams on Spotify. Featuring one of the album's more unorthodox moments—the 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown, "Crooked Teeth" hit the online community, exciting fans all over the world who are expecting an album as dynamic as their classics INFEST and Getting Away with Murder.

Papa Roach will be heading out on a Canadian tour with Sum 41 during April, followed by a handful of US festival dates.  More dates will be announced soon via their website: www.paparoach.com/tour

 More Bands Added To Ramblin Man Fair 2017.

Rmablin Man Fair.Sunday 19th February 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful second year in 2016, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2017!
Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin' Man Fair for the first time adds a third day, The festival will now be open from 4pm on Friday 28th July with the first wave of bands announced below!
The festival will be split into four stages over three days. Stages announced so far include Planet Rock Mainstage, Prog In the Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage and Blues Stage. New for 2017 is a Guest stage unique to next year's event more details of which will emerge in a later release. Announced acts to date are:
 
Friday 28th July
Planet Rock Main Stage
Saxon (Main Stage Headliner)
Y&T
Last in Line
Graham Bonnet Band

Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th July

Planet Rock Main Stage
ZZ Top (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Extreme (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Dokken (UK Exclusive)
Black Star Riders (Special Guests)
Supersonic Blues Machine (First Ever UK Show)
Glenn Hughes
Blues Pills
Monster Truck
Danny Worsnop
British Lion
Jared James Nichols
Colour Of Noise

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


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

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

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

 Trahs Talk For Together Fest.

Togetherfest'.Sunday 19th February 2017
TogetherFest comes to London's Electric Ballroom next Saturday the 25th of February 2017.

TogetherFest featuring YOUTH OF TODAY, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, TRASH TALK, VANISHING LIFE and WOLF DOWN will be touring around Europe before coming to London.

Tickets on sale now at SeeTickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/togetherfest-youth-of-today-american-nightmare/electric-ballroom/1042178 

First up is Germany's own WOLF DOWN opening the night with the fervor and respite of their recent Incite & Conspire LP. Known to hate fascists and welcome refugees, Wolf Down bring the political heat to the TogetherFest mix, a one, two, punch with LOVE tatted on the right fist and HATE on the left.

Next up VANISHING LIFE throw down like Jaques Lacan vs. Greg Ginn. On the strength of their recent debut LP Surveillance TogetherFest will be VL's first appearance outside of the US. Featuring members of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Bad Religion, Rise Against and Quicksand, VL is a true amalgam of assassins urging you to enjoy yourself because it's later than you think... Only then L.A.'s TRASH TALK take the stage like a bathtub full of meth spilling into your unsuspecting eyes and ears. T.T. the band are an extension of their art collective located in one of the few remaining industrial corners of Los Angeles. Trash Talk have been touring actively since 2005 and have taken their unique strain of HC from house shows to festivals around the world culminating in their fourth full length No Peace released on Odd Future Records, crowd participation is mandatory.

This year it's a unique honor for TogetherFest to present one of the most influential and innovative hardcore bands of the last two decades, Boston's own AMERICAN NIGHTMARE. A.N. brought a much needed emotional depth and dark imagery to a 90's hardcore scene that still looks and sounds like the future. A.N. pointed the way for countless bands, Glassjaw, My Chemical Romance and New Found Glory to name a few that site AN as a major influence. TogetherFest will be A.N.s first European tour since reforming in 2011.

And to close the night is the legendary Youth Of Today in classic 88' line up, featuring Ray Of Today, Porcel on guitar, Sam Seigler on drums and yours truly on bass. Back in 89' Y.O.T. was the first New York Hardcore band to tour Europe, seven months later the Berlin Wall fell. Coincidence? Perhaps, but after a handful of raved about Festival appearances, TogetherFest marks Y.O.T.'s triumphant return to tour form. Wake up Pegida, U.K.I.P and Donald Trump, at TogetherFest it's time to "BREAK DOWN THE WALLS!!!".

SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, ELECTRIC BALLROOM , LONDON

 Venom Inc sign To Nuclear Blast.

Venom Inc'.Sunday 19th February 2017
In mid-2015, former VENOM member Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, together with original members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and Tony "Abaddon" Bray, formed a second incarnation of Britain's seminal black metal band. After coming together under the flag VENOM INC, history began to write itself once again. Now, after proving their lasting prowess on the road and at festivals internationally throughout the past year, the band is pleased to announce their signing with premier international heavy metal label Nuclear Blast Records. The band is scheduled to release a new album this year - more details coming soon!

Nuclear Blast A&R Manager Jaap Wagemaker states, "Nuclear Blast is very stoked to welcome Mantas, Abaddon and the Demolition Man as new members of the Nuclear Family! We grew up with the first three albums that Mantas and Abaddon recorded and made them legendary, and that led the foundations to black metal! I've also been a big fan of ATOMKRAFT with the Demolition Man as well! I've already had the pleasure of working with Mantas and Abaddon early 90's when there was a tribute released, 'In The Name Of Satan', and when they did the reunion show at Dynamo Open Air! A couple of years ago I saw them perform with VENOM INC - their first ever concert at Keep It True and ever since then the band have proven to be road warriors and have played around the globe answering to the calls of their legions!

This year I received the first demos and they proved that they are still built of iron and steel and that they have returned at full force! The band is ready to write another chapter to their legendary status! It is with great pride that we welcome VENOM INC to Nuclear Blast!"

VENOM INC's Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan states, "It is my greatest pleasure to announce we are now part of the superb Nuclear Blast team and roster! Nuclear Blast is a label run by people who care about their art, know what they are doing and hold their artist roster, and the fans, to the highest standard and level of respect. Their roster includes some of my biggest musical heroes. Those artists, combined with our friends on the exceptional Nuclear Blast staff, are what makes this label the very best. Top artists and a great team. I feel humbled and grateful to join their ranks. I know we will give all we have to make this partnership the very best in every way it can possibly be. For this opportunity, I thank them. ALL HAIL AVE!"

VENOM INC's Jeff "Mantas" Dunn adds, "It is an absolute honor and a privilege to now be part of the Nuclear Blast roster. I would like to thank all involved in this journey and our arrival at this prestigious destination. The one thing that I think that I can proudly say is that this has been realized through sheer hard work, perseverance and determination, and of course the amazing support from our lifeblood... THE FANS. I have to admit that I am overwhelmed and humbled by the faith and belief bestowed upon us by our management and now our new home, Nuclear Blast. So now, we have a new beginning with firm foundations in every respect. MAXIMUM RESPECT!"

Additionally, VENOM INC is now represented by Breaking Bands LLC (TESTAMENT vocalist and co-manager Chuck Billy, Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, and former MegaForce Records and Crazed Management owners Jon and Marsha Zazula) for management, as well as Hexagon Booking Agency (Jerome Haultier) for booking in Europe and the UK and Circle Talent Agency (Dan Rozenblum) in North America.

Jon Zazula states, "Mantas and Abbadon have been friends of the Zazula family for 35 years, and it was Dolan that got us all together. We'll see where it goes! I must say that their new album is über heavy – you're going to love it!"

Maria Ferrero recalls, "I'm so happy to be able to work with VENOM INC! This band is so close to home and to my heart, as one of the first shows I ever saw was the VENOM show that Jon and Marsha presented as Rock N Roll Heaven Presents in 1983. I've always believed in whatever they did, and to have Jon and Chuck as partners and to be able to continue to do this with people like VENOM INC brings it back around full circle. We're ready to knock this out of the park, have fun, succeed and pave the way for bands of the future."

Chuck Billy adds, "Congratulations to VENOM INC for signing a multi-record deal with Nuclear Blast. I couldn't be more proud to have such an iconic band added to the Breaking Bands LLC roster, as well. Wishing them the best of luck - the best is yet to come!"

VENOM INC are set to perform at several festivals in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at Hammerfest Festival, Inferno Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic VENOM sets. See below for all current performance dates:

23.03.  UK       Pwllheli - Hammerfest
01.04.  UK       Glasgow - Lords Of The Land Festival

13.04.  N         Oslo - Inferno Festival
29.04.  P          Barroselas - Barroselas Metalfest
24.07.  SLO      Tolmin - Metaldays
27.10.  FIN       Helsinki - Heavy Metal Cauldron

 Once Human Relese New Album 'Evolution'.

Once Human'.Sunday 19th February 2017
Once Human have released their new studio album ‘Evolution’ today. While the video for their first single “Eye Of Chaos” now exceeds the 2.5 million views, a new video for their song “Dark Matter” is now available on YouTube.

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/OTua2ZrZr7M

Evolution is not just the title of Once Human’s sophomore release, it’s an armor-plated declaration. Having made waves with their 2015 debut, The Life I Remember, the band have dramatically progressed beyond the melodic death metal sound of that release into something more complex, emotional, distinct, and devastatingly heavy.

“Having been focused on recording, producing and developing bands, I had not picked up the guitar out of passion for twelve years but as soon as I started writing with Lauren (Hart, vocals) I fell in love with what we were making, and I wanted to play in the band and get back on stage,” states guitarist Logan Mader, whose name will be familiar to metalheads not only for his production and/or mixing work on records from the likes of Gojira, Fear Factory and Devildriver, but also as the original guitarist in Machine Head, and his late 90s stint in Soulfly.

With the lineup rounded out by drummer Dillon Trollope, bassist Damien Rainaud and guitarists Skyler Howren and recent recruit Max Karon, everything about Evolutionmakes it clear that this is a band pushing itself to deliver something that truly stands apart. “Our first record was getting the ball rolling, but now it’s as if we’re a totally different band. We really found our sound and our identity, it’s quite unique and I think what we’re doing is really on fire.”

With the intensity and range of Hart’s roar having drastically increased, she unleashes it across complex and constantly shifting time signatures, and thick, contorted riffs that land with sledgehammer force. However, this is not only about bludgeoning the listener into submission, the violence often juxtaposed with eerie atmospherics and dark melodies to create something with great depth.
Tracklisting:

  1. Flock Of Flesh
  2. Eye Of Chaos
  3. Mass Murder Frenzy
  4. Gravity
  5. Dark Matter
  6. Paragon
  7. Drain
  8. Killers For The Cure
  9. Passenger

 He Is Legend To Release Debut Album 'Few'

He Is Legend'.Sunday 19th February 2017
Having recently announced their global signing to Spinefarm Records, North Carolina's He Is Legend is will release their new album and label debut "few" on April 28th.

The band have revealed the brilliant first track from the album  - "Sand".  Take a listen here 
Pre-orders for the album are now live here.

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

April

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

May

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

 The Lounge Kittens Announce UK Tour.

The Lounge Kittens'.Sunday 19th February 2017
Following on from their headline tour in October, which saw them sell out four shows, including London’s iconic 100 Club, everybody’s favourite not-so-guilty pleasure announce they’re hitting the road again in April.

Their debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’ features a whopping 15 of their humorous, entertaining and technically challenging covers and stormed into the UK charts on its release last September. The compilation of tracks sees the girls tackle even more genres than before as they take on everything from Rammstein to Usher, passing briefly through Mumford & Sons and culminating in their first collaboration with a big band sound for Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Beautiful People’ and their now infamous Prodigy medley ‘Smack My Firestarter to Outer Space’.

These girls are no strangers to hard work, finishing their 2016 opening for the legendary Status Quo on their ‘Last Night of the Electrics’ tour and once again proving themselves arena-worthy as they conquer London’s O2. And 2017 seems to be no exception as the foxy felines are eager to get back out on the road again. “We’re never happier than when we’re out playing shows” Zan, the Pink one beams. “This is what we’re here to do and our fans let us know we missed a few spots on the last tour so hopefully we can have a few more memorable nights in April.”

“Yeah, plus if we spend too much time apart we realise that we can’t cope separately anymore. It’s a bit like Stockholm Syndrome. So we’d better get back in that van,” says Timia (Blue).

Tickets on sale Friday 17 February at 10am.
www.myticket.co.uk

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

 All Time Low Release New Single 'Dirty Laundry'.

All Time Low'.WSunday 19th February 2017
Fueled By Ramen have today announced All Time Low as the newest members of the influential label's incredible roster (Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco). The pioneering rock band is celebrating with the release of their new single, 'Dirty Laundry,' available from today at all DSPs. In addition, the track's companion video is streaming now at the official FBR YouTube channel

The Maryland-based band are soon to embark on a truly epic international headline tour that will see them circumnavigating the planet until mid-May. The European leg gets underway on March 10th at London's famed Eventim Apollo and is followed by stops across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. From there All Time Low will head out for a much anticipated string of shows in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. For updates and ticket information, please visit alltimelow.com/tour.

Forthcoming UK dates:
MARCH
10 – LONDON Eventim Apollo
11 – CARDIFF University Great Hall
13 – SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
14 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
15  – LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
16  – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
18  – LIVERPOOL Guild of Students
19  – BELFAST Ulster Hall
20  – DUBLIN Olympia
22  – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
23  – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
24  – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
25 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
27 – EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
28 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
30  – NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
31  – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

 Anthrax Film Glasgow Show For Live DVD.

Mallory Knox'.Wednesday 15th February 2017
Thrash pioneers ANTHRAX, now armed with six dynamic tour dates under their belt - ‘Among The Kings’, their first UK/European headline tour in more than a decade, already earning over-the-top rave press reviews and hundreds of effusive social posts from fans who have attended the shows - will chronicle the frenzy with a live DVD expected to be released later this year (Megaforce).

With the energy level through the roof, ANTHRAX's show was filmed last night at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland. Seventeen cameras, including five Go-Pros and a full-size camera crane, captured more than two hours of ANTHRAX favourites that were voted onto the evening's set list by fans (see below) and included 'Madhouse''Be All, End All''Breathing Lightning' and 'A.I.R.', followed by ANTHRAX’s classic 1987 album ‘Among The Living’ performed from start to finish ('Caught In A Mosh', 'I Am the Law', 'Indians', 'N.F.L.'). In addition to the live footage, the DVD will include "fly-on-the-wall” interviews and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere.

The DVD is being produced and directed by Paul Green of the Manchester, UK-based Paul Green Productions who has filmed concerts for Opeth, The Damned, Gary Numan, The Levellers, and many others.

Last year’s celebration of ANTHRAX's 35th anniversary saw the band getting some of the best live reviews of their career, but the reception from British fans on this tour has been far beyond what anyone anticipated.  

“I don’t know why it took us so long to come back to the UK and headline our own tour", said ANTHRAX's Joey Belladonna, “but I’m sure glad we did. These shows have been some of the best we’ve ever done, and that’s really due to the interaction with the fans, they’ve just been crazy. And that’s what we wanted to capture for this DVD.”

ANTHRAX plays their last ‘Among The Kings’ UK date tomorrow in Norwich, and then they head on to 22 European cities winding up in Paris on March 16th.  

In celebration of this unique tour, fans can win meet & greets with the band (possible in every city of the tour). To take part, they have to follow these instructions:

1.       Download the poster here: www.nuclearblast.de/meetanthrax
2.  Take a photo of yourself with the poster in the city where the band will be playing. The photo needs to be taken at a special/creative location such as at a famous statue/rock bar/famous landmark etc. (as creative as you can think of) and email it to meetanthrax@nuclearblast.de!

Good luck!

The ‘Among The Kings’ show is divided into two parts - one, ‘Among The Living’ performed live from start to finish, and then the other half will be a special set that ANTHRAX are inviting their fans to help create. Fans should go to http://anthrax.com/setlist-vote/ where the band has posted the titles of 44 of their songs from throughout their career. You can vote for up to 10 songs, and the songs that receive the most votes will make up that portion of the live show. The band plans to keep an eye on the votes over the course of the European dates so, as the most voted for songs may change, the band will alter their set lists appropriately.

So, help create the ultimate ANTHRAX set list and VOTE!

An Evening with ANTHRAX – ‘Among The Kings’
w/ THE RAVEN AGE

16.02.  UK – Newcastle, Northumbira University
17.02.  UK – Norwich, UEA

19.02.  NL – Utrecht, Ronda
20.02.  B – Antwerp, Trix
21.02.  D – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
22.02.  D – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
24.02.  D – Nuremberg, Löwensaal
25.02.  D – Munich, Backstage Werk
27.02.  S – Gothenburg, Pustervik
01.03.  FIN – Helsinki, Ice Hall Black Box
02.03.  FIN – Seinäjoki, Rytmikorjaamo
03.03.  S – Umeå, House Of Metal Festival @ Idunteatern
04.03.  S – Stockholm, Berns
06.03.  DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.03.  D – Hamburg, Docks
08.03.  D – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
09.03.  D – Berlin, Huxley's
10.03.  PL – Warsaw, Stodola
12.03.  H – Budapest, Barba Negra
13.03.  A – Vienna, Arena
14.03.  I - Trezzo Sull'adda, Live Club
15.03.  CH – Zurich, Komplex
16.03.  F – Paris, Elysee Montmartre

In support of this trek, ANTHRAX will release a limited tour edition of their latest studio album ‘For All Kings’ on February 17th. As well as the regular album it will include 'Vice Of the People' (previously only available in Japan) as well as a bonus disc of demo versions.

Pre-order ‘For All Kings’ (Tour Edition) now: http://nblast.de/ANTHRAXForAllKings
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JCJPuo8-QE

‘For All Kings’ - Tour Edition
Tracklisting:

CD1 – ‘For All Kings’
01. You Gotta Believe
02. A Monster At The End
03. For All Kings
04. Breathing Lightning
05. Suzerain
06. Evil Twin
07. Blood Eagle Wings
08. Defend/Avenge
09. All Of Them Thieves
10. This Battle Chose Us
11. Zero Tolerance
Bonus:
12. Vice Of The People

CD2 - Demos
01. Breathing Lightning
02. A Monster At The End
03. This Battle Chose Us
04. Soror Irrumator
05. Vice Of The People

 Mallory Knox To Release New Album 'Better Off Without You.

Mallory Knox'.Wednesday 15th February 2017
Today Mallory Knox return with 'Better Off Without You', the second single to be lifted from their
forthcoming third album 'Wired' , released March 10th on RCA. 

Written about the prescription drug Citalopram, used to treat anxiety and depression, 'Better Off Without You' was borne out of bassist Sam Douglas' frustration towards a doctor who took a particularly lax approach to his treatment. 'For something so personal it all felt very impersonal' recalls Sam of the experience that provoked one of the band's most pertinent, thought-provoking tracks to date. Drawing on their characteristically thunderous style, 'Better Off Without You' leaves no doubt in the listener's mind that Mallory Knox are back in full force with something important to say.

Defined by psychological conflict, 'Wired' documents a journey of self-discovery for the band. 'Sometimes the biggest part i s the realisation that you are fucked up,' Mikey says, 'and you do need to sort yourself out if you're ever going to find a pathway to happiness, that leads you away from the vices that deafen you daily.' The future of the band, though, seems impossibly bright.

'Better Off Without You' follows album opener and lead single 'Giving It Up', which was praised by BBC Radio 1's MistaJam for its 'completely undeniable' energy and spent five weeks on their playlist. The Cambridge five-piece have previously released three Radio 1 A-Listed singles, sold out London's 3,700-capacity Roundhouse, played the main stages at Reading & Leeds and Download and reached #16 on the UK Album Chart with their last album 'Asymmetry'. This year, the band will embark on an extensive UK headline tour, including two nights at London's Koko , with further dates to be announced later in the year.

'Wired' will be released March 10th on RCA, including the following tracks:

  1. Giving It Up
  2. California
  3. Wired
  4. For You
  5. Midnight
  6. Better Off Without You
  7. Falling in Love
  8. Lucky Me
  9. Saviour
  10. Come Back Around
  11. Mother

Pre order 'Wired' here:
Official Store
Apple Music / iTunes Spotify
Google Play Amazon

Mallory Knox will play the following live dates in 2017.
 
20 Mar          Bristol, O2 Academy
21 Mar          Cardiff, Tramshed
22 Mar          Norwich, UEA
24 Mar          Birmingham, O2 Institute 
25 Mar          Sheffield, Leadmill
26 Mar          Cambridge, Corn Exchange
28 Mar          Aberdeen, Garage
29 Mar          Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
31 Mar          Newcastle, University SU
1 April           Liverpool, O2 Academy
2 April           Portsmouth, Pyramids
4 April           Oxford, O2 Academy
5 April          London, KOKO
6 April          London, KOKO

 Tequila Mockingbyrd Announce Worldwide Record Deal.

Tequila Mockingbyrd.Thursday 16th February 2017
Australian powerhouse trio, Tequila Mockingbyrd, have today announced the signing of a worldwide deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings, the label currently home to acts such as The Quireboys, The Amorettes, Bonafide and Massive Wagons.

"We're so happy to be working with OYR to get the album out to the world,", says Estelle. " They showed a lot of belief in the band before we even landed in the UK, so to have them backing the record is amazing. We're very happy 'Byrds right now, as we've been waiting a long time for this"

Their debut album, Fight And Flight, will be released on 24 March 2017, and contains 13 songs covering topics such as having a good time, shaking what you've got to get where you want to go, and taking chances to make things happen.  With the first single, I smell Rock n Roll, finding its way on to the playlist at Planet Rock Radio, and a further single, Never Go Home being released ahead of the album.  This exclusive release will also contain 4 live tracks, recorded at the "Flocking Off, A farewell to Oz" show in Melbourne

Following a decision, in late 2016, to relocate permanently to the UK, Tequila Mockingbyrd have been consistently touring across Europe and the UK. The band will promote the release of the album with a full UK tour as Special Guests to Swedish Rockers, Bonafide.

5 March: o2 ABC2, Glasgow
6 March: o2 Academy2, Liverpool
7 March: o2 Academy2, Sheffield
8 March: The Tivoli, Buckley
9 March: Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival, Pwllheli
10 March: Fibbers, York
11 March: Yardbirds Rock Club, Grimsby
12 March: o2 Academy2, Birmingham
13 March: o2 Academy2, London
14 March: o2 Academy2, Oxford
15 March: Rebellion, Manchester
16 March: The Waterfront, Norwich
17 March: Think Tank, Newcastle
18 March: Bannermans, Edinburgh

 Biters To Release 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' Album.

Biters
							.Thursday 16th February 2017
Atlanta rockers BITERS are set to release 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' on 19th May through Earache Records.  The album, produced by Dan Dixon, is the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed 'Electric Blood' and is set to land in the wake of a UK/European tour this Spring (dates below).

You can pre-order the album digitally from midnight tonight (16th Feb) at iTunes - http://bit.ly/bitersfuture-itunes and order signed copies, bundles and vinyl from http://biters.earache.com/

BITERS possess a certain energy coursing through their veins...that unmistakable sprinkling of stardust required for a band to go stratospheric.  Formed in Atlanta, GA in 2009, frontman Tuk set about his mission to bring back no-nonsense rock n' roll to the masses.  Their sound is infused with a modern twist on 70's rock, it's loud and fiery, yet unafraid of pop hooks and sweet harmonies.  BITERS remind us of times when bands looked like bands and acted like gangs and are set to destroy any suggestions that rock is dead with their hunger for anarchy and partying hard.  They've a cynical social commentary on the state of the world and a knack for a catchy feel-good chorus.  

When it comes to the brand new album, Tuk tells us, "I knew I wanted to do something totally different to 'Electric Blood'.  It's very easy to get side tracked as an artist and especially easy to lose perspective with so many people giving you advice and critique.  For this album, I wanted to go back to the reason I started this band back in 2010 - my love for early 70's glam rock, power pop and those big anthemic sing-alongs are where my heart feels most home.  I wanted to take risks and really wear my heart on my sleeve this time around."

For 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be', BITERS recruited the expertise of multi-platinum songwriter/producer Scott Stevens to help take them to the next level.  LA-based Stevens has worked with The Struts, Highly Suspect & Shinedown and his input on the lead single 'Stone Cold Love' has elevated BITERS sound to a whole new level.  With regard to having someone else in the studio, Tuk tells us "The most valuable thing people like Scott and Dan Dixon (producer of 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be') bring to the table is their willingness to strive for greatness.  They don't give up.  They'll sit and work 'til they're out-of-their-mind exhausted.  To find that same obsessive kinship with other writers and producers gets me so fired up.  The experiences I've had in recent years touring, writing and working with other driven, inspiring people have been invaluable.  Not all experiences were great by any means, but it was for a greater good. I love being pushed and challenged. It feeds my soul."

The album ignites with the punchy mission statement of 'Let It Roll' and the next 33 minutes are pure unadulterated rock n' roll perfection.  The stomping T-Rex style groove of 'Stone Cold Love' will make a home between your ears with its anthemic, stadium sized chorus.  'Callin' You Home' is a reflective and existential stargazer soundtrack, whilst the feel-good bounce of Tuk's personal favourite, 'Gypsy Rose' (which was birthed whilst singing to his border collie; "Sometimes you find inspiration in the most unassuming of situations" he informs) and the straight up no-frills, chunky rock riffs of 'Chasing The Feeling' make 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' a record that re-energises the entire the genre, making rock n' roll relevant once more.

BITERS are blazing a trail across the globe with their electrifying live shows.  In March, they undertake a 24-date European tour with label mates Blackberry Smoke which will see them playing to over 50,000 music fans, including a date at London's iconic Roundhouse.  UK dates rack up as follows:

Mon 27th Mar - OXFORD O2 Academy
Tue 28th Mar - LONDON Roundhouse
Wed 29th Mar - NORWICH UEA
Fri 31st Mar - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 1st Apr - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Mon 3rd Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tue 4th Apr - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 6th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri 7th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 8th Apr - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

 The Pretty Reckless Release New Video 'Oh My God'.

The Pretty Reckless.Thursday 16th February 2017
The Pretty Reckless continue their ascent on the rock charts with the release of their new video for the single, "Oh My God."  "It's just me and the band, pouring ourselves into the song, and into the camera.  It's subtle, you have to really watch it to understand all the layers, but it's honest, and that to me always yields the best art." says lead singer Taylor Momsen  

The video can be viewed here: http://vevo.ly/wsMImY.

The Pretty Reckless' critically acclaimed third studio album was produced by longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala, Who You Selling For expands the band's sound to encompass soul, blues and rock and roll. The songs were written by front woman Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. Momsen's dark lyrics and raw, charismatic vocals are on full display and the band delivers at full intensity with a level of musicianship that raises the bar.  The band recently played a run of sold out UK shows and are now about to embark on an extensive UK tour.
 

 Bear Trade Announce New Album.

Bear Trade.Thursday 16th February 2017
Bear Trade are back. The North East four-piece punk band's second album 'Silence Unspeakable' will be released 21st April, 2017 via Everything Sucks Music in the UK and Dead Broke Rekerds in the US. The band are also off on tour with Strike Anywhere and Petrol Girls in April.

Greg Robson (vocals/guitar) goes into some detail about the interim between albums and the inspiration behind 'Silence Unspeakable': "Since the last record (2014's debut full length 'Blood & Sand') a lot has happened.  There have been deaths, break-ups, marriages, births. You could actually restructure the tracks and form a loose narrative of the last three years of my life, but although there are a lot of quite sad songs on the album, don't worry it all had a very happy ending.

As with the last offering, the songs have me writing from the heart and from personal experience. They look at finding love. Relationships and family. Finding your way, and saying goodbye. In short they are about life.

We recorded the album at Suburban Home Studios in Leeds, with Matt Johnson from Hookworms. It was recorded over two weekends in Autumn 2016. Some of the songs were written three years ago and some we finished while we were recording them. Helen Chambers kindly helped us with singing duties."


There's a lot to identify with in 'Silence Unspeakable' and the first track to be revealed 'Inglorious' offers a tongue-in-cheek look at going off the rails a bit, but knowing you have a lot more to offer, and hoping it is a temporary situation.

TOUR DATES (Supporting Strike Anywhere):
21.04  Manchester – Punk Festival
22.04  Bristol – Exchange
23.04  London – Underworld
24.04  Exeter – Cavern

 White Lies To Release Deluxe Version Of New Album.

White Lies.Thursday 16th February 2017
Says band member Charles Cave; "We wrote nearly two-dozen songs in the year leading up to the recording of 'Friends'. Harry and myself worked every day through the seasons even after we had enough material for a double album. Songs like 'Don't Fall' and 'Come On' wouldn't have existed had we stopped any sooner. In the studio we whittled the list down to fourteen, and then only at the very final moment did we decide which ten would make the album. So these four we are releasing now aren't B-sides. They're songs which, perhaps even given a different time or mood, could have sat comfortably on the album. The title track 'Friends' - perhaps notable in its absence from the album - is the most 'out-there' piece of music we've recorded, and 'What I Need' is certainly the fastest! We're so thrilled to share these with our fans. We think they stand up with everything on 'Friends' and we anticipate people to feel the same way."

'Friends' was recorded in Bryan Ferry's private studio in London's Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production. The fourteen-track deluxe album 'Friends' is now available on digital download and streaming formats.

'Friends' Deluxe tracklist below:
1.     Take It Out On Me
2.     Morning In LA
3.     Hold Back Your Love
4.     Don't Want To Feel It All
5.     Is My Love Enough?
6.     Summer Didn't Change A Thing
7.     Swing
8.     Come On
9.     Right Place
10.  Don't Fall
11.  What I Need
12.  Friends
13.  Give A Sign
14.  Where Do I Go?

A full list of upcoming White Lies Tour dates are below:

February 2017 
17th - Guadalajara, Teatro Diana
18th - Mexico City, El Plaza Condesa
19th - Monterrey, Cinema Rio 70
23rd - UK, Newcastle O2 Academy
24th - UK, Sheffield O2 Academy
25th - UK, Oxford O2 Academy
27th - UK, Cardiff University
28th - UK, Leicester O2 Academy

March 2017
2nd - UK, Portsmouth Pyramids
3rd - UK, Hull University
4th - UK, London Troxy
6th - UK, Preston Guildhall
7th - UK, Aberdeen Garage
8th - UK, Edinburgh Potterrow
10th - UK, Coventry Empire
11th - UK, Keele University
12th - UK Norwich UEA
14th - NL, Groningen De Ossterpoort
15th - NL, The Hague Grote Zaal, Paard Van Troje
16th - NL, Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg
17th - NL, Eindhoven, Effenaar

April 2017
19th - RU, Moscow Izvestiya Hall
20th - RU, St Petersburg A2 Green Concert
27th - IL, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Barby Club

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock.Thursday 16th February 2017
By way of a late Valentines Day gift, BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce 3 more bands for 2017's event!

ARCH ENEMY will be joining us as Sunday's special guests.  Get a taste of their Swedish melodeath with the live video for 'War Eternal', shot at Wacken 2016 and check out what's in store this August - https://youtu.be/p5etfIwlRbg.  The band, now fronted by Alissa White-Gluz, are set to release a new live DVD/Blu-Ray of their full Wacken set titled 'As The Stages Burn!' on 31st March via Century Media.  ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott tells us "We're very much looking forward to being a part of this year's edition of BLOODSTOCK, which actually takes place very close to where my father was born.  We'll be bringing our 'pure fucking metal' attack home... Hail to England!"  Stay clued up on all things ARCH ENEMY at www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial/.

Salt Lake City deathcore mob CHELSEA GRIN also land an early main stage slot on Friday. The band released their fourth studio album, 'Self Inflicted' via new label home Rise Records last summer and unveiled a video for 'Broken Bonds' - https://youtu.be/awa50gXnOdw.  Frontman Alex Koehler tells us "We are looking forward to heading back overseas this summer to be part of Bloodstock 2017.  When we were offered the show and we saw the lineup we were extremely excited.  We've seen tons of videos from BLOODSTOCK in the past and cannot wait to be there."  Get all the latest on CHELSEA GRIN over at www.facebook.com/ChelseaGrinMetal.

Lastly, prog metallers ONI join the ranks on the Sophie stage on Saturday.  Signed to Metal Blade, these Canadians recently unveiled a creepy video for 'The Only Cure' from debut album 'Ironshore', featuring guest vocals from Lamb of God's Randy Blythe.  Check it out at: https://youtu.be/ERFBmOtElKU.  Frontman Jake Oni says "In the past year, we've had the pleasure of playing the UK a few times, but being a part Bloodstock 2017 is a huge honour.  We are not only excited to show this festival what we've got, but also to see some of the masters that are playing!!!  You don't want to miss this!"  ONI warm up for their BLOODSTOCK debut by traversing Europe next month with Children of Bodom.

It's nearly the 'last chance saloon' for the very popular ticket payment scheme!  BLOODSTOCK's deposit plan helps ease the pain of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums.  Sign up in the ticket store before 28th Feb with your initial payment of £34.80.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively.  Job done, ticket purchased!  Get full info at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

If you're coming to BLOODSTOCK by coach, you might want to secure your spot now to ensure you're not disappointed.  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities for coaches directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017; Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea, and Worcester.  BIG GREEN COACH will bring you, all your camping gear, & beer supplies and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Check out the details and secure your seat for only a tenner (with the rest payable in July) over at http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday's headliners MEGADETH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, MACABRE, SCARAB, and WINTERSUN.  Many more, including our Saturday headliner are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media for the latest!

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

 Dawes Premier Video For 'Roll With The Punches'.

Dawes.Wednesday 15th February 2017
Dawes have premiered their new video for "Roll With The Punches," featuringMandy Moore and directed by Dan Henry (Kurt Vile, Jack White), via Entertainment Weekly. In the video, Moore and Taylor Goldsmith, Dawes's front man, star as a couple in the throes of a breakup. On the inspiration behind the video director Dan Henry says: "I got the idea for the video after I read a true story about a disgruntled German man whose 12 yearlong marriage ended tragically. He quite literally split all of their belongs in two, in a vindictive yet beautiful move that inspired the 'RWTP' video. The whole idea made me laugh at its extreme pettiness, but ended up perfectly representing the process of moving on."

Watch the new video here:  http://bit.ly/2lQr6c4
 
Also today, as a suprise gift to fans, Dawes release their streaming-only live album, We're All Gonna Live.  The band recorded the fifteen-song release during the first four shows on their current, "An Evening With Dawes" tour. The album contains live versions of audience favorites and new originals including 'When The Tequila Runs Out," "Roll With The Punches," "One of Us," "Things Happen," and "All Your Favorite Bands." Said Taylor of the live album: "With this tour we've felt like we've begun to turn a corner as a live band, so we figured it was time to share some of it with everyone."

We're All Gonna Live plays off the title of Dawes' critically acclaimed studio album, 2016's We're All Gonna Die, and the album's cover features a phone number that fans can call to leave a message for the band while they are on the road. The album is available to stream on all digital platforms here.

Dawes is currently on a 50-date North American tour, with stops in New York, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Nashville, and more (full itinerary on www.dawestheband.com ). Billed as "An Evening With Dawes," each night will feature two sets by the band with no opener. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. Read more about the tour in an interview with singer-songwriter, Taylor Goldsmith, on Billboard.

Dawes consists of Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber (bass), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals, percussion) and Lee Pardini (keyboards, vocals). Dawes has toured extensively playing headline shows worldwide and major festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and Newport Folk Festival. Recently, they have toured with My Morning Jacket, Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, Conor Oberst and Jackson Browne.

WE'RE ALL GONNA LIVE TRACK LIST:

  1. Coming Back to a Man (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  2. One of Us (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  3. Right On Time (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  4. Quitter (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  5. Somewhere Along the Way (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  6. Roll With the Punches (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  7. A Little Bit of Everything (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  8. Picture of a Man (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  9. Less Than Five Miles Away (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  10. Things Happen (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  11. Still Gonna Die - Intro (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  12. We're All Gonna Die (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  13. From the Right Angle (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  14. When the Tequila Runs Out (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
  15. All Your Favorite Bands (Live from An Evening With Dawes)
     

 Senses Fail Release Video For 'In Your Absence'.

Senses Fail.Wednesday 15th February 2017
Post-hardcore veterans Senses Fail have premiered new song  'In Your Absence' via Kerrang.com. 'In Your Absence' is taken off the upcoming acoustic EP of the same name, on 3rd March via Pure Noise Records.

Click here to listen 'In Your Absence'

'This is our first stab at an acoustic record, coming off our last record being so heavy we thought it might be fun to try the opposite. I have to say that it was very fun to write these songs and I think they came out great. They are loosely about my wife battle with Multiple Sclerosis and the thought of losing her prematurely.' - Buddy Nielsen

In addition to releasing a new EP, Senses Fail will also be celebrating their 15th anniversary as a band with a headlining North American tour that kicks off in March. The band will be performing their critically acclaimed 2006 album, Still Searching, in its entirety along with other fan-favorites from the last decade and half to round out the set. Tickets are on sale now at sensesfail15.com.

In Your Absence Track List:
1.     Jets to Peru
2.     In Your Absence
3.     Death Be
4.     Family Tradition
5.     Lost and Found

For the last 15 years, Senses Fail has been one of post-hardcore's most celebrated and influential bands. They've released 6 studio albums, including their latest Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, which was released on Pure Noise Records, that have a shared common thread of outspoken political and social commentary that have brought attention to important issues such as equality and human rights. The band's breakout record Still Searching is considered to be a crucial album among post-hardcore fans and marked a turning point for the band's sound blending the band's signature aggressive sound with a newfound emotional sensibility.

Catch the band on tour this coming spring and follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/sensesfail for additional updates.

Senses Fail "15th Anniversary Tour" Dates:
March 3 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park
March 4 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
March 6 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
March 7 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
March 9 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
March 10 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
March 11 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
March 12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
March 14 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
March 15 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head
March 18 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
March 19 - Boston, MA - Paradise
March 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
March 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
March 23 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
March 24 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
March 25 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's
March 26 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
March 28 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
March 29 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
March 30 - Lawrence, KS - Granada
March 31 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
April 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - THe Complex
April 3 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
April 4 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
April 6 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
April 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
April 8 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory

 Wintersun Release Details f 'The Forest Seasons' Album.

Wintersun.Wednesday 15th February 2017
On March 1st, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death metal, WINTERSUN, start their crowdfunding campaign to finance the construction of their own studio. Fans will be able to purchase their 'Forest Package' - also including their upcoming studio album 'The Forest Seasons' - directly from the band and support them. Bit by bit, WINTERSUN unveil new info on their upcoming full-length release and today, Jari Mäenpää states:

ABOUT THE FOREST SEASONS ALBUM:
'This album is more primitive and organic than I normally like to do, but still modern, melodic, epic, bombastic yet also dark -  and dare I say even shocking and we love it! It is new and different, because I don't like doing the same thing over and over, but it's still very much a WINTERSUN album - although WINTERSUN can be anything, even techno/trance/pop... There are no limits with the music of WINTERSUN!
 
It is a longer album than »Time I« running over 53 minutes and for once I'm 100% happy with the sounds and the production. The sound fits PERFECTLY for this album! This album actually sounds great in every sound system / speakers / headphones I've listened to it! If you are a WINTERSUN fan you won't be disappointed! It has everything you would expect from a WINTERSUN album, that we can promise you! And if you're not a fan, you might like it anyway, because it has lots of variety and new dimensions to our sound and style.
 
'The Forest Seasons' album was something that I could do with my current resources, but it doesn't take anything away how great the album is. Because it is killer! And music isn't measured in money. Albums costing hundred bucks or a million bucks can be equally good albums. (But the unfortunate thing is that certain albums can only be done with higher end production and then again some albums would sound like shit with a big budget production and vice versa, some albums would sound like shit with low budget production and some albums would sound killer with low budget production!)
 
The album has four epic and monumental songs, all very different, but still merging together perfectly like the season changes. Two of the songs, 'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)' and 'Eternal Darkness (Autumn)' are multipart songs like 'Starchild' and 'Sons of Winter and Stars'. 
 
AWAKEN FROM THE DARK SLUMBER (SPRING)
 
'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)' is the starting track. It's a very energetic song illustrating the awakening of nature and it will build up to a big climax! (This song has this album's "killer riff"... forest style!)
 
THE FOREST THAT WEEPS (SUMMER)
 
'The Forest That Weeps (Summer)' is the summer song. It's atmospheric, melodic and rockin'! It's also enhanced with big choirs celebrating the end of summer, before the autumn darkness takes over.
 
ETERNAL DARKNESS (AUTUMN)
 
'Eternal Darkness (Autumn)' is the darkest Wintersun track to date! It paints a dark mood illustrating the Finnish autumn, when you hardly see any sun at all. But ultimately the song is about death... with a twist that some of the parts are written from death's point of view and how IT sees life... as a mistake in the universe. It's an epic and long four part song describing four phases of dying.
 
LONELINESS (WINTER)
 
I'm really proud of all the songs, but especially the last song called 'Loneliness (Winter)' is what I'm really proud of. I really hit it out of the ballpark with this one, even if I do say so myself. It's a little like 'Silver Leaves' (on »Time II«), but a more sorrowful and darker song with a really cold winterish vibe where as 'Silver Leaves' is more beautiful, oriental, atmospheric.
I really think that this is my first PERFECT ALBUM I've ever done. It all came together just right!
We sincerely hope you will support us by getting the new album from INDIEGOGO on March 1st, included in our crowdfunding package, the FOREST PACKAGE. This will help us to reach our goal which is to build the WINTERSUN Headquarters studio, completing »Time II« once and for all and start making our future albums!
Thank you!' -Jari & the Wintersun boys

Here is the track list of 'The Forest Seasons':

1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) 14:40
Part I The Dark Slumber
Part II The Awakening
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer) 12:18
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn) 14:08
Part I Haunting Darkness
Part II The Call of the Dark Dream
Part III Beyond the Infinite Universe
Part IV Death
4. Loneliness (Winter) 12:54

In the meantime you can witness the band's return to the stage at the following festivals:

07. - 10.06.         S           Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
30.06. - 02.07.   FIN         Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
11. - 13.08.         P           Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
10. - 13.08.        UK          Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
16. - 19.08.         D           Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
18. - 19.08.        SK          Zvolenská Slatina - More Than Fest

 The One Hundred Release Video For 'Dark Matters'.

The One Hundred.Wednesday 15th February 2017
THE ONE HUNDRED have revealed an official music video for 'Dark Matters', the first single from their forthcoming, hotly-tipped debut album.
The video was produced and directed by Jeb Hardwick, who has previously created clips for Architects and Wild Palms.

Watch 'Dark Matters' here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/GBUV71602256

'Dark Matters' was unleashed via Dan P Carter's Radio One Rock Show, and is now available via iTunes and Spotify. Listen to 'Dark Matters' HERE.

The One Hundred have been busy putting the finishing touches to their debut album – due for worldwide release this year via Spinefarm Records – and are now ready to hit the ground running; a full headline UK tour is locked-in for this May, leading into further headline dates in Europe. Massmatiks will support The One Hundred across all UK shows.
R The One Hundred vocalist, Jacob Field, says; ''We know we've kept you guys in suspense for a while, but we are BACK and 'Dark Matters' is just the beginning. We can't wait to hit the road for our debut headline tour as well. 2017, LETS DO THIS!"

MAY UK / EURO TOUR DATES
            01        UK       Southampton, Joiners      
            03        UK       Bath, Moles                                         
            04        UK       Plymouth, Underground     
            05        UK       Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
            06        UK       Nottingham, Rock City Basement                                                    
            08        UK       Glasgow, The Garage
            09        UK       Leeds, The Key Club
            10        UK       Birmingham, Asylum 2
            11        UK       London, Boston Music Room                                  
            13        UK       Manchester, Rebellion                                  
           

             15       France            Paris, Backstage by the Mill
            16        Germany        Cologne, Blue Shell  
            17        Germany        Hamburg, Hafenklang
            18        Germany        Berlin, Maze                                       

Tickets are selling fast!

TOH will also appear at Download Festival this coming June, plus Teddy Rocks Festival this April. More tour & festival plans will be revealed in due course.

 Madina Lake Reform.

Madina Lake.Wednesday 15th February 2017
Much-loved alt rockers MADINA LAKE have revealed some exciting news.

Although they disbanded in 2013, the US group have decided to mark the 10th anniversary of their debut Roadrunner Records album, 'From Them, Through Us, To You' by reforming and playing a handful of UK dates this Spring.

Released in 2007, their first LP featured some of the band's most popular singles, including 'Here I Stand', 'House Of Cards,' 'Now Or Never,' and 'One Last Kiss'. The band went on to win Best International Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards and were blazoned across front covers around the world, including Kerrang! and Rock Sound in the UK. Madina Lake notched up three albums, two EPs, and numerous international tours and festivals before calling it a day.

Don't miss the following intimate headline shows:
Fri 26th May - LONDON Islington Academy
Tue 30th May - MANCHESTER Sound Control
Wed 31st May - GLASGOW King Tuts

Support comes from Nottingham rock act Lacey. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, 17th February.  To buy online, visit www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/YDH2605Z (London), www.seetickets.com/event/madina-lake/sound-control/1071007 (Manchester), and www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/3600524AF5EBA890 (Glasgow).

In addition, Madina Lake are thrilled to confirm they will also appear at Slam Dunk 2017.  Pick up tickets at bit.ly/SlamDunk17 for these festival dates:
Sat 27th May - BIRMINGHAM NEC (Slam Dunk Midlands)
Sun 28th May - LEEDS City Centre (Slam Dunk North)
Mon 29th May - HATFIELD Forum (Slam Dunk South)

Madina Lake singer Nathan Leone comments, "We'd always told ourselves that no matter what happens after we dissolved Madina, we have to get back together around the 10 year anniversary mark of 'From Them, Through Us, To You' and go back to England.  I can't imagine any of us believed we would actually do it but the stars have seemed to align perfectly and we can't wait to play again."

 Backyard Babies To Release DVD.

Backyard Babies.Wednesday 15th February 2017
With all the things happening in the world currently, a dose of sunshine is needed, so it's very good timing that The Dollyrots are back with a brand new album! The wonderfully titled Whiplash Splash will be released on the 24th of March through Arrested Youth Records and will be the band's sixth studio album and first since 2014's Barefoot and Pregnant.

Whiplash Splash is a collection of infectious, upbeat punk rock with The Dollyrots typical fizzy twist to it. From the opening fun and frantic "I Do" through to a spiky cover of Karina & The Waves "Walking On Sunshine" to finish off the album, this record is an album to put smiles on the faces of listeners everywhere. Those who would like to be first to get their hands on Whiplash Splash as well as behind the scenes updates and other fun should check out the PledgeMusic campaign for the album.

As for the album's title, it is quite simple: Kelly Ogden has always wanted to be a mermaid. The bass slingin', microphone wielding frontwoman of The Dollyrots can expand on this a little:
"Growing up in Florida, we were always at the beach, or swimming in a pool or a lake or a spring. I've just always felt at home in the water."

Being suited to both land and sea has been a theme in Kelly's life, and has been woven into the imagery and songwriting on the Dollyrots' new album, Whiplash Splash. Being half human and half fish seems a fitting metaphor for the way the band now splits their time between downtown Los Angeles and coastal Florida, or how they manage to balance touring life on the road with parenthood at home.

2016 was another busy year for The Dollyrots. They released a brand new EP (Mama's Gonna Knock You Out) and their first live CD/DVD (Family Vacation: Live In Los Angeles), took part in an almost completely sold out UK tour with their good friends Bowling For Soup, and most importantly, had a new addition to The Dollyrots' family with the birth of their daughter Daisy Moon.

With a US tour already announced for the end of March to coincide with the album release and further touring plans in the works, 2017 is set to be another busy and successful one in the world of The Dollyrots!

 Me And That Man Release Video For 'Ain't Much Loving'.

Me And That Man.Tuesday 14th February 2017
ME AND THAT MAN, the side project put together by Nergal of Behemoth and British/Polish musician, John Porter, have today unveiled a new video for 'Ain't Much Loving', taken from their forthcoming debut album, 'Songs of Love And Death'. The collection is set for release on 24th March via Cooking Vinyl.

Watch 'Ain't Much Loving' here - https://MATM.lnk.to/AML

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

'Songs of Love & Death' is a journey across bleak, dust-ravaged plains, soundtracked by low-slung guitars and steeped in the rawest essence of rock and blues.  The tracks draw on dark narratives familiar to fans of Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen and crackle with an evocative, sinister aesthetic.  Admirers of everything from Johnny Cash's American Recordings through to the grim, frontier polemic of Wovenhand will be drawn in by these songs. 

Check out more from the album with the video for lead single, 'My Church Is Black': https://youtu.be/4XBB8CNHs4U.

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

 Nile Announce New Band Member.

Nile.Tuesday 14th February 2017
NILE are today embarking on a North American tour in support of their latest release What Should Not Be Unearthed’, alongside New Jersey thrash legends Overkill.

The band and would also like to announce that Dallas Toler-Wade has decided to leave the band to focus on his own plans and recordings.

This tour also marks the debut of Nile’s newest member, guitarist / vocalist Brian Kingsland.  The band are tentatively scheduled to return to Europe this summer for a series of metal festivals followed by a WSNBU-Latin America tour. NILE are already working on songs for their next album which will be recorded in late 2017, for an early 2018 release. More info will be released in the coming months.

NILE founding member Karl Sanders comments:

"I would like to personally thank Dallas Toler-Wade for his many years with the band, and sincerely wish him well with his music.

All of us in Nile are truly happy and thankful to be working with Brian. Not only is he a seriously talented extreme metal guitar shredder, but he has a great brutal metal voice, with a very versatile range. Brian is also a genuine, down-to-earth hard-working and motivated guy who has helped reignite and re-establish a sense of team work back into Nile. With the addition of Brian on guitar and vocals, the band right now seems to me a lot more like the early years of Nile - the classic Nile era when we were all functioning as a cohesive unit, in viciously brutal triple vocal attack mode. The mood in the Nile rehearsal room for the last 3 months has been focused and relaxed; with 4 positive, energised, hardworking people all on the same metal page. We simply can’t wait to share what we have been working on with metal fans on the upcoming Overkill Tour. Between the addition of Brian, and bassist / vocalist Brad Parris now in his 2nd year in the band, this line-up is going to crush skulls. Seriously, the last time I felt this strongly about a  Nile Line-up - was when George Kollias joined the band."

Drummer George Kollias comments:


"I want to thank Dallas for everything he did for Nile all these years, it’s been some amazing years and I wish him the best with his new project!

Also, I want to say a big "welcome to Nile" to Brian Kingsland! Brian is an amazing guitar player/vocalist and he has brought a very fresh vibe to the band, we are so looking forward to getting out there and delivering the best metal you ever heard from us! See you all on the road!!"

 Amy Lee Releases New Single.

Amy Lee.Monday 13th February 2017
Evanescence's Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Amy Lee released a new single, "Love Exists,"  on February 10th as an interactive valentine, which is available now at: http://amyleevalentine.me.  Fans were invited to create and share their own valentine featuring surreal pop art by Jennybird Alcantara to accompany the song.

"Love Exists" is also available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.


"When I was in Italy filming the video for "Speak To Me," I fell in love with a song I heard on the radio there. L'amore Esiste by Francesca Michielin. It seemed to follow me everywhere, got under my skin and just wouldn't leave. I couldn't stop listening to it, over and over the whole way home. I started piecing together what the lyrics meant and wrote my own twist on them in English. I showed my idea to one of my dream producers, Guy Sigsworth, and somehow convinced him to come to New York and re-create the song with me. Dave Eggar contributed his lush string arrangement and we all just lived in this song for a week at Flux Studios on the lower east side."

"What an incredibly fulfilling experience it was to make this beautiful thing. And with such a talented, down-to-earth, and inspired team- with no rules or limitations beyond the ones we created. Guy pushed me in new ways and I learned a few things. It was a unique honor to work beside someone I admire so much on something that at the time had no plan, no album to go on, and made no sense other than how good it felt. It's easy to get bogged down by the "point" sometimes, when what matters most in my opinion, in music-making, is following your heart. Finding a way to satisfy that deep need to express something that can't be said with words alone."

"Love is anything but simple. And it manifests itself in countless forms. It can be inconvenient. Painful. Easier to ignore than to trust. But we are still connected, despite how alone we feel sometimes. Can we be brave enough to love, knowing it's going to hurt? Can we drop our cynicism long enough to see beyond the frustrations, the discontentment, the fear of the unknown and the anger for all we can't control? Love is all around. Even in the darkest places. And it is worth everything. Look out, look in. Love exists."
–Amy Lee

In addition, Lee's single "Speak To Me" will appear on the soundtrack for the forthcoming supernatural thriller, Voice From The Stone, due April 28th which features Emelia Clarke (Game of Thrones). 

Known for her soaring haunting vocals and sophisticated piano melodies, Rolling Stone describe Lee as "one of hard rock's leading ladies" and Kerrang cites her as "one of the most significant and influential women in rock".  Needless to say, her upcoming effort is much anticipated.

Amy Lee is currently in the studio with her band, Evanescence, working on new music expected later this year.  They play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in June:
June 13th -  London, UK @ Eventim Apollo 
June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo  SOLD OUT

 Oni To Support Children Of Bodom.

Children Of Bodom.Monday 13th February 2017
ONI have announced they will be joining Children Of Bodom on their entire 20 Years Down & Dirty Tour across Europe next month.
The progressive metal outfit only recently finished impressing on a lengthy UK and European run with The Devil You Know will also be joined by Forever Still making up the package.

Children Of Bodom + Forever Still + ONI

March 08 - Capitol, Hannover (D)

March 09 - Longhorn, Stuttgart (D)

March 10 - Den Atelier, Luxembourg (L)

March 11 - Academy 2, Manchester (UK)

March 12 - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (UK)

March 14 - Le Cargo, Caen (FR)

March 15 - L’Echonova, Vannes (FR)

March 16 - La Nef, Angouleme (FR)

March 17 - Disney - Le File 7, Magny-Le-Hongre (FR)

March 18 - Le Metaphone, Oignie (FR)

March 20 - Komplex, Zurich (CH)

March 21 - Theaterfabrik, Munich (D)

March 22 - Live Club, Milan (IT)

March 23 - Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb (HR)

March 25 - Arena, Vienna (AT)

March 26 - Strasse E, Dresden (D)

March 27 - Astra, Berlin (D)

March 28 - Serikovka, Plzen (CZ)

March 30 - Pustervik, Gothenburg (SE)

April 01 - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK)

April 02 - KB, Malmö (SE)

April 03 - Rockefeller, Oslo (NO)

April 04 - Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)

April 06 - The Circus, Helsinki (FI)

2016 was a breakout year for ONI, who proved their lasting prowess with the release of their debut album 'Ironshore', toured with heavy metal greats such as Max & Iggor Cavalera and Children of Bodom, and tore up the stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest with Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God with whom they collaborated on the recently premiered video of “The Only Cure”. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERFBmOtElKU

With their influences rooted in progressive metal, ONI's sound can be compared to the genre's heavy hitters - The Human Abstract, Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me - yet they remain truly unique. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a xylosynth player, Johnny D, which adds an intriguing dynamic to the nine tracks found on 'Ironshore'. Produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira), the album takes listeners on an absorbing ride that provides ample opportunity for head-banging, singing along and deep introspection. To preview and purchase Ironshore, please visit: www.metalblade.com/oni

 Mortiis Release New Album Artwork.

Mortiis.Monday 13th February 2017
Mortiis have revealed further details on the complete packaging of the upcoming The Great Corrupter release, available worldwide on April 21 via Omnipresence Prodcution. 

'The Great Corrupter' is a collection of previously unreleased tracks, as well as deconstructed and "corrupted" versions of songs from last year's the The Great Deceiver by some of the most well-known names in genres spanning Industrial Rock to Deep Experimental Ambient, including the likes of .Die Krupps, John Fryer, GODFLESH, Merzbow, Apoptygma Berzerk, In Slaughter Natives, Raison D´Etre, PIG. The previously unreleased material comes from some of the original recording sessions featuring Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails).

"I went pretty crazy on this one and reached out to so many awesome artists, from people I knew, to people I happened to come across on YouTube and whose material I liked" says Mortiis, adding "As each reworked track came in, I got more and more excited, and I just kept reaching out to people asking if they´d be interested in being part of the project. I guess I got hooked on the high that it gives, to hear your music twisted and mutilated in any conceivable way".

'The Great Corrupter' track listing:

1. The Great Leap (Godflesh - Extended Version)
2. Doppelganger (Die Krupps - Extended Version)
3. Hard to Believe Chris Vrenna - Extended Version)
4. Too Little Too Late (PIG)
5. Road to Ruin (Prurient - Extended Version)
6. Sins of Mine (Apoptygma Berzerk - Extended Version)
7. The Seed of Greed (John Fryer - Extended Version)
8. Scalding the Burnt (FLESH)
9. Road to Ruin (Axegrinder)
10. Hard to Believe (Rhys Fulber - Extended Version)

Chris Vrenna Studio Mixes:

11. The Shining Lamp of God
12. Demons Are Back
13. The Ugly Truth
14. Doppelganger
15. The Great Deceiver

16. The Ugly Truth (Je$us Loves Amerika)
17. The Great Leap (Le Prince Harry)
19. Bleed Like You (Manes)
20. Too little too Late (Output/Electronics by Ole-Espen Kristiansen)
21. Sins of Mine (Katscan)
22. Hard to Believe (In Slaughter Natives)
23. Feed the Greed (Cease2Xist)
24. Demons are Back (Technomancer Feat. Angst Pop)
26. Sins of Mine (Raison D´Etre)
27. Doppelganger (Wumpscut)
28. Geisteskrank
29. Road to Ruin (Deutsch Nepal)
30. Bleed Like You (Merzbow)
The Great Corrupter will be available in digital, cd and vinyl format, presale will begin shortly.

The visual presentation of each format is equally remarkable, with each format presented as its own art package with collectible artwork.

The vinyl will be limited to 500 copies in five different vinyl colors, all limited to 100 copies each, with a unique center-opening gatefold. Four vinyl colors will come with it´s own exclusive poster, only available with that specific color, and one with a large woven patch. 

The CD version will be made up of eight-panel, DVD sized Digipak, containing a 24-page booklet of exclusive photos. The two-CD set will also include additional remixes exclusive to the deluxe CD package. This package will include download cards for three previously unreleased uncensored videos. This deluxe version will also be limited to 500, after which the CD will be available in a less elaborate standard format. The CD version will also be available digitally. 

Mortiis comments: "The LP has completely different art from the CD. I always liked the idea of creating variations of the same thing. We were able to license a couple of awesome Hieronymus Bosch paintings for that one. The CD is a homage to an age of film long gone by. One of my personal favorites. If you do some research, I am sure you will figure it out."

Ahead of the release of the 'The Great Corrupter' remix album in April, Mortiis will embark on a UK co-headline run this March with PIG, aka industrial pioneer Raymond Watts.

MORTIIS/PIG 'Swine & Punishment' UK TOUR
10 March Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
11 March Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
12 March Newcastle - Think Tank
13 March York - Fibbers
14 March Sheffield - Plug
15 March Manchester - Ruby Lounge
16 March Bristol - Fleece
17 March Norwich - Epic Studios
18 March London - Garage

 The Shires Release New Music Video.

The Shires.Monday 13th February 2017
UK Country superstar duo, The Shires, today release their heartfelt new single, 'Daddy's Little Girl'. The track's lyrics, written by Shires vocalist Crissie Rhodes, celebrate cherished memories of her late father. From the "smell of Old Spice" or his "flat cap on the dash" the song's lyrics share Crissie's fondest memories of her father, who for her, was the "man who hung the moon."

"This is a very personal song. My dad passed away from Cancer when I was 8 years old, but I still think of myself as Daddy's Little Girl. The music video features real footage and photos of us together, and also the glasses and flat cap he wore every day. It was wonderful to go through all this in the process, as it brought back so many great memories. I have also received many messages from fathers, saying how much this song means to them, as it reminds them of their daughters." – Crissie

The track, written in Nashville, is one of the most popular songs on The Shires' hit album 'My Universe' - landing over 290k streams on Spotify to date. The song also proved to be a live favourite on their UK Headline Tour last year – performed acoustically with just Ben and Crissie on stage, the crowds always fell completely silent, often with tears in their eyes.

The Shires celebrated a landmark year in 2016 with the release of their new album 'My Universe' which stormed the UK Album Chart, landing at No.3 and becoming the fastest-selling UK Country album of all time. The duo received endorsements from celebrity fans including Robbie Williams, as well as resounding support from the media, including BBC Radio 2, being made Album of the Week at the station and landing three consecutive A-list singles; 'Beats To Your Rhythm', 'My Universe' and 'A Thousand Hallelujahs'. A packed summer festival schedule also included their first Headline performance at Glastonbury, on the Acoustic Stage.

Last year The Shires also joined the ranks of prominent US Big Machine Label Group Country artists Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett by signing an exclusive recording deal with the leading US Country music record label. The Shires are undoubtedly seen as the trailblazers of the UK Country music movement in the USA as well as the UK, which saw a sea change in recent years, with the British public fully embracing the genre.

This month has already seen the band appear on BBC One's 'One Show' and with imminent plans to focus on expanding their presence in the USA, as well as another big UK Headline Tour, 2017 is already shaping up to be another landmark year for UK Country and The Shires.

2017 SPRING UK TOUR:
April 18th: Blackpool Opera House
April 19th: Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
April 20th: Edinburgh Usher Hall
April 23rd: Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
April 24th: Guildford G Live
April 25th: Warwick Arts Centre
April 27th: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
April 28th: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
April 30th: Nottingham Royal Centre
May 1st: Ipswich Regent Theatre
May 2nd: London Palladium

 Slaves To Headline 2000 Trees Festival 2017.

2000 Trees.Sunday 12th February 2017
Following last year's brilliant 10th anniversary celebration, the Cheltenham-based, independent, green-fields rock festival can today announce their first set of acts for this summer's event.

The first announced headliner will be the brilliant SLAVES. who headline the main stage on Saturday night (8th July).

From Isaac SLAVES - “Really chuffed to be headlining 2000trees Festival, it’s an honour. It’s one of my favourite UK festivals”

The festival can ALSO announce 37 more, outstanding acts.
These are (in no particular order):
Essex 5 piece, and top 10 album chart rockers NOTHING BUT THIEVES, Leeds legendary noiseniks PULLED APART BY HORSES, ex-Reuben front man and now successful solo gentleman JAMIE LENMAN, the most exciting (and the loudest) band in Kent FEED THE RHINO and fresh from recently supporting Weezer, DINOSAUR PILE-UP.

JAMIE LENMAN - "Me and Trees go way back, it's never a hard decision for me when they ask me to come play. This will be my first year on the main stage and It's going to be huge!"

PULLED APART BY HORSES - "We're super excited to be back at 2000 Trees this year. We played the festival for the first time in 2010 and have had the honour to play and return to it over the past few years. This year we get the chance to kick start the festival on the Thursday evening! "

ALSO announced are THE MUNCIE GIRLS, BLACK FOXXES, GRUMBLE BEE, SHVPES, BAD SIGN, BELLEVUE DAYS, WEIRDS, PERSONAL BEST, CASSELS, DOE, FIZZY BLOOD, SOEUR, JONAH MATRANGA, GIANTS, TIGERCUB, THE ONE HUNDRED, QUEEN KWONG, AREA 11, GREYWIND, STRANGE BONES, AWAY DAYS, APOLOGIES I HAVE NONE,

THE ST. PIERRE SNAKE INVASION, LOUISE DISTRAS, MILESTONES, POLARY, MAKING MONSTERS, WARS, VUKOVI, STRAIGHT LINES, STEVEN BATTELLE and PETROL GIRLS.

Festival organiser James Scarlett says: “We had a phenomenal 10th anniversary last year. The atmosphere was so special and the feedback was just incredible, so it was always going to be a tough task to top that, but ALL our efforts have gone into doing just that and we are unbelievably excited for 2017. As a 100% independent festival, we have always sought to maintain the intimate, friendly and fun vibe that sets smaller events apart and we are growing organically with amazing ideas in the pipeline to help
2000trees Festival to really flourish as one of the best small festivals in the UK”

WHERE:
2000trees Festival is located on Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL54 4BL

WHEN:
Thursday 6th / Friday 7th / Saturday 8th July 2017

HOW MUCH;
£83 for a two-day ticket (Friday and Saturday)
£100 for a full three-day ticket (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Ticket Link - HERE

A bit on the background of 2000trees Festival:
The multi-award-winning 2000trees Festival is a 10,000 capacity music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills. You’ll get two nights camping (three if you attend Thursday Early Entry night) and a friendly, intimate atmosphere – plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers.

2000trees Festival is all about the music, with more than 120 of the absolute best new and underground acts from the worlds of rock and indie, plus some more established acts to close out the night.

Previous bands that have played 2000trees Festival include (last years 2 headliners) Refused and Twin Atlantic, Alkaline Trio, Deaf Havana, Frank Turner, Frightened Rabbit, Blood Red Shoes, Band of Skulls, The Bronx, Wolf Alice, Public Service Broadcasting, 65daysofstatic, Lower Than Atlantis, Neck Deep, And So I Watch You From Afar, Future of the Left, Creeper, Hundred Reasons and many many more.  The festival also prides itself on giving new bands a platform to play to a huge audience, helping build bands up and supporting the UK music scene.

 Ben Marwood To Release New Album 'Get Found'.

Ben Marwood.Sunday 12th February 2017
The long awaited return of one of Xtra Mile Recordings' most treasured artists, singer songwriter Ben Marwood releases 'Get Found' on 7th April 2017.

Coinciding with the release is Ben's first tour in a couple of years – taking in some of the UK's best independent venues. Support comes from label mate Non Canon and on select dates, Helen Chambers. Full dates are:

APRIL
6th - Brunswick, Brighton*
7th - Monarch, London*
8th - Southsea Sound, Portsmouth*
10th - Crofters Rights, Bristol*
11th - Bodega, Nottingham*
12th - Fulford Arms, York*
14th - Opium, Edinburgh
15th - Hug & Pint, Glasgow
16th - Gullivers, Manchester


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

A very intense year-long illness stopped Ben in his tracks and even though 2014-2015 was a surprisingly productive year of writing new songs, life continued to intervene, and this promising musician spent a year "embracing horizontal living". It turns out that if you're unhappy in a lot of aspects of your life your body isn't keen on carrying that weight. He ended up cancelling all his shows at the end of 2014's final Back Down tour except his slot at his home festival, 2000trees. "But I was still trying to date and work and arrange replacement shows for the ones I cancelled but in the end I had to admit that broken humans can't do what they feel like. Mind over matter only works if your mind wants to play ball." Ben takes pride in showing up but was forced home to recover.

A third album was anything but inevitable at that point. Yet here we are, in 2017, warmly welcoming another Ben Marwood record. After introducing us to little Ben Marwood in the cutest way possible on the opening song, it's followed by 'The Church of No Commandments' which happily reminds us what we've been missing, with an energetic live thrust and gymnastic banjo plying the way for a phrase that soars 'we'll sing through every chorus as if we can stave off death'. On the last song, Ben utters 'take your lullabies and fuck off' before winding a song around the meaning of true friendship. That constant contrast is resplendent and displayed throughout.

The album doesn't stray far from its roots but plays with them tenderly. Pedal steel aches on 'Enraptured', while 'DNFTTTS' is pure andante piano melody. 'Nights' chugs and spits before bellowing into the most uplifting-sounding chorus about death you've heard yet – and there are plenty to come. "I'm not dead, I'm not dying, I just can't get up," confesses Ben on 'I'm Wide Awake It's Boring' as one of just two songs that directly reference his mental and physical state of that difficult year. But Ben's still able to pull his best from just his familiar flowing fingerstyle and disarmingly affecting voice on 'Bones' and 'Bury Me In the Pantheon'. Penultimate song 'The Devil Makes Work For Jazz Hands' dwells on death and immobility again ("the weight of the world is locked on your shoulders forever") before sliding in a slick guitar solo and resolving into a plea of "you should know that you can't fear all of the things you fear in the dark".

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

 Hopeless Records Release "Not Your American Idiots EP.

Not Your American Idiots.Sunday 12th February 2017
Hopeless Records have just released the 'Not Your American Idiots' compilation EP. The EP features Green Day covers from their internationally based artists, With Confidence, ROAM, and Milk Teeth. Fans can now purchase 'Not Your American Idiots' digitally, here: smarturl.it/NYAIitunes or stream it now with Spotify: smarturl.it/NYAIspotify

The tracks featured on the EP were recorded for Kerrang!'s December issue celebrating Green Day. Check out the issue, here: http://www.kerrang.com/46434/k1649-green-day/

'Not Your American Idiots' Track listing:
1. ROAM - Basket Case
2. Milk Teeth - St. Jimmy
3. With Confidence - Wake Me Up When September Ends

ROAM are from Eastbourne, UK and released their album 'Backbone' in January of 2016. Taking cues from the likes of Sum 41, Simple Plan, Blink-182 and New Found Glory but also drawing upon a diverse range of influences from Shakira (yep, Shakira) to Eminem, ROAM are well aware that they might be raising some eyebrows amongst their devoted fan base. Check out their song and music video for 'Deadweight' here. The band have upcoming UK tour dates in March with Lower Than Atlantis and North American dates in April/May with As It Is.

Milk Teeth are a British punk rock band from Stroud, Gloucestershire. They released their debut album 'Vile Child' early last year. The album and songs received shout outs from notable publications like Noisey and NPR. The band is gearing up for a UK and European tour, which will kick off March 25th.

With Confidence hail from Sydney, Australia and released their debut full length 'Better Weather' last summer. The album included the popular songs 'Keeper', 'We'll Be Okay' and 'Voldemort'. The 4-piece performed on the entire run of the Vans Warped Tour 2016 in the US and are currently touring the UK and Europe with Broadside, Safe To Say and Milestones. See all dates here.

 Backyard Babies To Release New DVD.

Backyard Babies.Sunday 12th February 2017
"returning after a five year hiatus ... doing what they do best – kick ass, straight-up rock 'n' roll songs, flecked with punk attitude and sleaze rock swagger" (Vive Le Rock).

Backyard Babies are pleased to announce the release of their brand new live DVD: "Live At Cirkus", on 24th February via GAIN Music Entertainment.

Recorded at the legendary Cirkus on 10th February 2016, in Stockholm, the release captures Backyard Babies bringing to life their distinctive sound that blends sleaze rock with nuances of punk. With more than one hour of filmed content, the DVD contains hit singles like "Th1rte3n or Nothing", "Brand New Hate" and "Minus Celsius".

Backyard Babies returned to the rock scenes after a five years hiatus in 2015, releasing the critically acclaimed album "Four By Four", via GAIN Music Entertainment.
                                                                                                                                                                       
Formed in 1989 the line-up of the band has never changed, and neither has the collective desire to claim a key and colorful chapter in the annals of rock 'n' roll. Since 1989 Backyard Babies have released seven studio albums and won two Swedish Grammys.

Backyard Babies are ready to hit the UK roads once more. The band will join Black Star Riders on a full regional tour in March 2017.

Tour dates:
Wednesday 8th March                     o2 ABC, Glasgow
Thursday 9th March                            o2 ABC, Glasgow
Friday 10th March                                o2 Academy, Newcastle
Saturday 11th March                         o2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 12th March                             o2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 14th March                           Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 15th March                                    UEA, Norwich
Thursday 16th March                         o2 Academy Bristol
Friday 17th March                                o2 Kentish Town Forum, London
Saturday 18th March                         o2 Institute, Birmingham
Sunday 19th March                             o2 Academy, Bournemouth

Pre-order links:
BLUE-RAY: http://tinyurl.com/j8wwqs6
DVD: http://tinyurl.com/j7u637f

 The Flatliners To Release New Album 'Inviting Light'.

The Flatliners.Sunday 12th February 2017
Toronto Canada's The Flatliners will release 'Inviting Light', their sixth studio album (and first for Rise Records) on 7th April, 2017.
The album, produced by Peter Pablo & Derek Hoffman, is now available for pre- order HERE

You can listen to new song 'Human Party Trick' here
Tracklist:
01. Mammals
02. Hang My Head
03. Nicotine Lips
04. Indoors
05. Human Party Trick
06. Unconditional Love
07. Burn Out Again
08. Infinite Wisdom
09. Sympathy Vote
10. Wedding Speech
11. Chameleon Skin
12. No Roads
The Flatliners will also be joining The Menzingers on their upcoming European tour.

 UK dates:

Tue 18 Apr Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads 
Wed 19 Apr London, UK @ Koko 
Thu 20 Apr Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller 
Fri 21 Apr Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 
Sat 22 Apr Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor 
Sun 23 Apr Derby, UK @ The Venue 
Mon 24 Apr Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios 

 European dates:
Wed 26 Apr Cologne, DE @ Underground 
Thu 27 Apr Berlin @ Musik & Frieden 
Fri 28 Apr Munster, DE @ Uncle M event 
Sat 29 Apr Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock Festival

 Suicide Silence Release New Album.

Suicide Silence.Sunday 12th February 2017
The wait is finally over, as SUICIDE SILENCE have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb 24th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new offering was hailed by Alternative Press and Guitar Player Magazine as "One of 2017's Most Anticipated Albums." The offering was produced by the world-renowned Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age). 

The brand-new, crushing track, "Silence," can also be streamed now at the link below. All photos in this clip were shot by Randy Blythe (Lamb of God vocalist). Blythe's photography is also featured in-depth across the band's new album layout.
 https://youtu.be/vFHxisIYLx8

Check out the 360° video for first single 'Doris'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgMTuyjATk&feature=youtu.be

Tracklisting as follows:
01. Doris
02. Silence
03. Listen
04. Dying In A Red Room
05. Hold Me Up, Hold Me Down
06. Run
07. The Zero
08. Conformity
09. Don't Be Careful You Might Hurt Yourself

Suicide Silence start their headline UK next month:
March 19th – Southampton, Engine Rooms
March 20th – Manchester, Club Academy
March 21st  – Glasgow, Garage
March 22nd – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
March 23rd – Bristol, Marble Factory
March 24th – London, Koko

 Napalm Death Announce European Tour.

Napalm Death.Sunday 12th February 2017
UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH never slow down and are excited to announce a next headlining run across European together with Brujeria and Power Trip for April/May under the very suitable banner Campaign For Musical Destruction”.

NAPALM DEATH’s Mark 'Barney' Greenway checked in with the following comment: “It's been absurdly long since we did anything resembling a proper European tour. To make up for it, it's nice then that we can bring along a box of crazies like Brujeria - certainly not run-of-the-mill. And Power Trip are, like, the good bits of that crossover thing from back in the day. And for our part we'll be digging out a few sweet treats from the annals of Napalm Death. We are officially as excited as small children.”

Here is a list of all upcoming dates for NAPALM DEATH:

NAPALM DEATH, “Campaign For Music Destruction” Europe Tour 
with Brujeria, Power Trip
25.04. Copenhagen (Denmark) – Amager Bio
26.04. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27.04. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken STHLM
28.04. Flensburg (Germany) – Roxy
29.04. Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
30.04. Haarlem (The Netherlands) – Patronaat
01.05. Köln (Germany) – Underground
02.05. Berlin (Germany) – SO36
04.05. Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat Klub
05.05. Brno (Czech Republic) – Klub Fléda
06.05. Kassel (Germany) – K19
07.05. Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage
09.05. Birmingham (UK) – O2 Institute
10.05. Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.05. Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
12.05. London (UK) – The Electric Ballroom

13.05. Paris (France) – Le Glazart
14.05. Antwerpen (Belgium) – Zappa
16.05. Six-Fours-Les-Plages (France) – Espace André Malraux
17.05. Geneva (Switzerland) – L'Usine
18.05. Bologna (Italy) – Zona Roveri
19.05. Karlsruhe (Germany) – NCO Club
20.05. München (Germany) – Backstage
21.05. Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Effenaar

Other NAPALM DEATH tour dates 2017
17.03. Limerick (Ireland) – Dolans Warehouse
18.03. Dublin (Ireland) – Voodoo Lounge
19.03. Belfast (Northern Ireland) – Limelight 2
24.03. Haven (UK) – Hammerfest

31.03. Moita/Lisboa (Portugal) – Moita Metal Fest
08.04. Erica (The Netherlands) – Pitfest
10.04. Kiev (Ukraine) – Monte Ray
11.04. Vilnius (Lithuania) – Legendos Club
12.04. Riga (Latvia) – Melna Piektdiena
13.04. Tallin (Estonia) – Club Tapper
14.04. St. Petersburg (Russia) – Opera Club
15.04. Kaliningrad (Russia) – Yalta Club
16.04. Moscow (Russia) – Volta Club
17.04. Yekaterinburg (Russia) – TeleClub
19.04. Tbilisi (Georgia) – Night Office
20.04. Erevan (Armenia) – Vitamin Club
07.07. Viveiro (Spain) – Resurrection Fest
03.08. Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air

NAPALM DEATH’s latest and much acclaimed 15th album release "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world upon release, with the following highest positions: Germany: #36, Switzerland: #64, France: #69, Greece: #60, Belgium (Flemish): #103, Belgium (Wallonia): #111, UK: #120, UK Rock Chart: #15, US Top 200: #113, US New Artist Top 50: #2.

Check out the promotional video clips for NAPALM DEATH’s “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album:
“Dear Slum Landlord”: https://youtu.be/7knD2d7yHbg
“Smash A Single Digit”: http://youtu.be/33OZfCUsomk
“How The Years Condemn”: https://youtu.be/g5_AtVKQFv8
 
"Apex Predator - Easy Meat" can still be ordered in various formats from CM Distro here: 
http://smarturl.it/ApexPredatorCMdistro

And copies of the recently released “The Mission Creep” Split 7” EP with Germany’s HEAVEN SHALL BURN are available from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/splitCMDISTRO

 Inglorious Reveal Artwork For New Album.

Sunday 12th February 2017
Frontiers Music Srl are pleased to announce the release of the sInglorious.econd Inglorious album, "Inglorious II", on May 12, 2017! Today sees the band release the albums artwork and album pre-order links.

"We are so excited to release our second album. This one is very special to us and we had so much fun writing it in Somerset and recording it in Liverpool! I still cannot believe Kevin Shirley mixed it. We hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it and can't wait to hear people singing these new tunes at our upcoming shows and festivals!" - Nathan James, Inglorious.

Album preorders through  iTunes and AmazonMP3 will also include an instant grat track "Read All About It'. The song was premiered worldwide on Planet Rock Radio in the UK on Friday 10th February 2017.

A lyric video is available to view here https://youtu.be/YDynJwc46L8

Album presale link is below
http://radi.al/IngloriousII

Store links
http://radi.al/IngloriousIIiTunes
http://radi.al/IngloriousIIAmazon
http://radi.al/IngloriousIIGooglePlay
http://radi.al/IngloriousIISpotify

Amazon links to the physical album
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inglorious-II/dp/B01N9YP7PE
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inglorious-II/dp/B01MRDHNIA

 Produced by the band and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), "Inglorious II" is set to further enhance the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of "Read All About It," to the beautiful melodies of upcoming first single "I Don't Need Your Loving", from the groove of "High Class Woman" to the classic feeling ballad "Making Me Pay", this is an album that shows the bands influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born – merged with a truly contemporary feel. Driving riffs and instant melodies all overlaid with the unique and powerful vocals of Nathan James.

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles "I Don't Need Your Loving" and "Taking The Blame".

A vinyl release will also be made available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.

Consummate live performers the band already have a number of high profile shows confirmed, with more to follow through 2017. Dates announced so far are:

25th Feb 2017 - UK, Poole, Planet Rock's Winters End Festival HEADLINE
16th June 2017 – FRANCE, Clisson, Hellfest Festival
18th June 2017 – BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Festival
22nd June 2017 – DENMARK, Copenhagen Festival
24th June 2017 – SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017
19th August 2017 – UK, Tilford, Weyfest Festival

"Inglorious II" will be released through Frontiers Music Srl on May 12, 2017.

 Crossfaith Stream New EP.

Crossfaith.Sunday 12th February 2017
Crossfaith have released a stream for their 'New Age Warriors EP' which is out today!

The band previously dropped a video stream for ‘Revolution – The Bloody Beetroots Remix’, the first single to be taken from the EP.

The EP contains remixes from The Bloody Beetroots, Shikari Soundsystem, KSUKE, The Qemists and more.
 
Stream 'New Age Warriors Remix' EP in full here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8mKob-3u2L81x4ZmXJD6k2_dmZOl43vK

Vocalist Kenta Koie says: “We believe there's no border between rock and dance music, and so our new singles on 'New Age Warriors’ have been reconstructed by amazing artists who share this understanding with us. You guys will find new possibilities through these remixes. This is another side of New Age Warriors.  Don't miss it!"
‘New Age Warriors Remix’ EP tracklisting:

1. Rx Overdrive (Zardonic Remix)
2. Rx Overdrive (TeddyLoid Remix)
3. Kill 'Em All (The Qemists Remix)
4. Kill 'Em All (Shikari Sound System Remix)
5. Revolution (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
6. Revolution (Ksuke Remix)

Buy the EP here: https://unfd.lnk.to/RevolutionBBRemix

Crossfaith tour the UK as main support to Bury Tomorrow on 14th April through to 22nd April where they’ll be joined by Black Peaks and Any Given Day.

April 2017

14 CARDIFF Y Plas
15 MANCHESTER Ritz
16 GLASGOW Garage
17 NEWCASTLE Riverside
19 LEEDS Stylus
21 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
22 LONDON Forum

 Pierce The Veil Release New Music Video For 'Floral And Fading'.

Pierce The Veil.Saturday 12th February 2017
San Diego, CA's PIERCE THE VEIL is thrilled to unveil the music video for their new single "Floral And Fading". To celebrate the video, the band hosted a special release event last night in association with Spotify and KROQ at Paramount Drive-In Theatre in Paramount, CA. The band held a Q&A broadcast on Facebook Live for fans worldwide, before an acoustic set and private screening of the video on the drive-in big screen for lucky winners, launching simultaneously with the worldwide premiere of the video online for fans around the world. 

The track is taken from the band's latest album Misdaventures, which debuted at #4 in the Billboard Top 200 last year with 54,000 copies sold in the U.S. in its first week. 

"We weren't really sure what kind of song we were making when we recorded 'Floral & Fading,'" frontman Vic Fuentes explains. "It was sort of a studio experiment that ended up being one of my favorites on the album. It's a love song to my girl about ignoring all the internet hate we got when we first started dating and focusing on each other instead." 

TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE
Pierce The Veil was recently nominated for Best Underground Alternative Band in the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards. Voting is open until February 25 at iHeartRadio.com/awards or through the iHeart Radio app. 


The band will kick off their headline REST IN SPACE TOUR on Feb. 17, which continues through March 10, before hitting the road again in April for a string of festivals, including 98ROCK Fest in Tampa, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion,  Rock On The Range & Download Festival in the UK. 

PIERCE THE VEIL TOUR DATES 

REST IN SPACE TOUR w/ Falling In Reverse and Crown The Empire
Feb 17 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
Feb 18 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory 

Feb 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Feb 22 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Feb 23 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
Feb 25 - Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
Feb 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Feb 28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
March 1 - Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall 
March 2 - Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
March 3 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
March 5 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 
March 7 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall 
March 9 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
March 10 - Tucson, AZ @ Club XS 

FESTIVALS
Apr 28 - Tampa, FL @ 98Rock Fest 
Apr 29 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
May 5 - Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion 
May 13 - Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion 
May 19 - 21 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
May 26 -28 Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma 

EU/UK
June 1 - Amsterdam, NL @ Power Fest 
June 2-4 - Wershofen, DE @ Rock Am Ring 
June 2-4 - Nurnburg, DE @ Rock Im Park 
June 5 - Hamburg, DE @ Rawk Attack 
June 6 - Luxembourg, LU @ The A's Mayhem 
June 8 - Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield Festival
June 9 - Brétigny-Sur-Orge, FR @ Download Festival France 
June 10 - London, UK @ Download Festival 
June 12 - Lyon, FR @ Longlive Rock Fest 
June 13 - Milan, IT @ In.Fest 
June 16 - Nickelsdorf, AU @ Nova Rock 
June 17 - Budapest, HU @ Budapest Park 
June 18 - Berlin, DE @ Monsterbash

 Danny Worsnop Releases 'Prozac' Video.

Danny Worsnop.Sunday 12th February 2017
WORSNOP RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'PROZAC' & CONFIRMS RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR APPEARANCE IN JULY

View the video for Prozac here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw7Ex27yV7Q

Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot frontman Danny Worsnop matures effortlessly into blues rock/outlaw country territory on his solo debut, 'The Long Road Home', delivering an album of real, raw emotion, with songs about personal tragedy, hard-living and heartache. It will be released via Earache Records on February 17th.

At the age of just 26, Worsnop has already lived more of life's ups and downs than most. His recent personal tragedy is laid bare in album opener "Prozac" and the listener is taken on a roller-coaster of emotions through the twelve song set. The video premiered via NME earlier this week.  He has also delighted to announce that he has been added to Kent's Ramblin' Man Fair line up in July.

Despite selling 500,000 albums, the hard-drinking lifestyle has caused Danny to be homeless three times, go through rehab twice and be hospitalised numerous times.  "The Long Road Home" sees a musical departure from his previous work.  It now forges a deeper and often darker path through the British-born, Nashville-based musician's mind. Long-time fans will see him in a more personal and reflective mood.

Worsnop comments: "With the help of some incredible and very talented people, I am pleased to announce that in 2017 I will be releasing my first album as a solo artist. It has been an emotional roller-coaster creating these songs, but the end result has left me humbled, proud, and more excited about a project than I ever have been in my life".

There will be a one off special album launch show on Tuesday February 14th 2017 at London's Lexington. Tickets are on sale now priced at £15 plus booking fee.  Doors are 7pm. http://www.seetickets.com/event/danny-worsnop/the-lexington/1057744/

He will also be one of the first artists to play a live streamed show at YouTube's new Curator space on February 13th.
 
In addition, UK fans will be able to celebrate the upcoming release with Danny himself at two exclusive, intimate performances in Leeds and Kingston-upon-Thames shortly before the album's launch.
Sunday, 12th February - Crash Records, Leeds 6 pm
Wednesday, 15th February - Banquet Records, Kingston-upon-Thames 6 pm

"The Long Road Home" is due to be released on February 17 2017,  via Earache Records with the album's first single, "Mexico" already at No 10 on the iTunes Hot Songs list, view it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UlYFIx5nRw
 
"The Long Road Home" track listing:
01. Prozac
02. Mexico
03. I Feel Like Shit
04. Anyone But Me
05. High
06. I Got Bones
07. Quite A While
08. Don't Overdrink It
09. I'll Hold On
10. Midnight Woman
11. Same Old Ending
12. The Man
"The Long Road Home" is available to pre-order now on limited-edition signed CD and coloured vinyl, along with a range of merch bundles. http://www.earache.com/thesnop

 Slam Dunk Festival 2017 Announce Full Fireball Stage Line Up.

Slamdunk Festival.Sunday 12th February 2017
Announcing the new Fireball UK partnership earlier this year, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 are pleased to reveal the complete line-up for the Fireball Stage.
The final 3 artists can be revealed as: Punk-rap party outfit Zebrahead, Indiana-bred quartet The Ataris and guitar-driven Drive-Thru alumni Fenix TX.

They will be joining the previously announced Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies and MC Lars for the most envied party weekend of the year.
This all-American stage features the biggest ska punk & classic pop-punk line up the UK has ever seen, uniting regular touring buddies and bands that have never played together before to create a must-see spectacle for both new and die-hard fans of the genres.
No strangers to Slam Dunk Festival, Zebrahead will be returning to the festival with their world-famous frat-party-like live show. Laden with happy-go-lucky vibes, Zebrahead’s appearance on the Fireball Stage will see them smash through hits such as ‘Hell Yeah!’ and ‘Falling Apart’ as they break the festival’s record for the most consecutive plays.

On their return to the festival, Ben Osmundson of Zebrahead says;
"We are damn excited to be coming back for the 4th straight year to the Slam Dunk Festival!!  It is the one festival where everyone feels like family and friends .....and we can't wait to have a drink with all of you!!”
 
Lead by Kris Roe, The Ataris join the Fireball Stage armed with timeless anthemic singalongs such as emo warcry ‘In This Diary’ and their cover of Don Henley’s ‘Boys Of Summer’ as they return for their second appearance at Slam Dunk Festival.
 
For the first-time ever, one of the most definitive bands of the pop-punk era, Fenix TX, will be bringing their unique guitar-driven sound to Slam Dunk Festival. Alumni of the legendary Drive-Thru Records, the Texan outfit will be returning to UK soil for the first time in seven years to bring Slam Dunk Festival revellers hit songs such as ‘All My Fault’ and ‘Threesome’ for what is set to be a true festival memory.
 
Festival Director Ben Ray says ‘Many people know that this stage is very close to my heart. When I started the Slam Dunk club night back in 2001, bands like Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish were the one’s that helped shaped it and established the brand. It is an honour to be able to bring these bands together for the biggest bill of it’s kind ever in the UK’

Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch the finest in alternative music.

FULL LINE-UP TO DATE
Enter Shikari, Neck Deep, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, Citizen, Turnover, Set It Off,  Against Me! The Bronx, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Memphis May Fire, The Movielife, Trophy Eyes, Like Pacific, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cute Is What We Aim For, We The Kings, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, Zebrahead, Fenix TX, The Ataris, MC Lars, Oceans Ate Alaska.
 
TICKET INFORMATION
Advance tickets £44 or £49 with after party are on sale now. www.slamdunkmusic.com

 Dragonforce Detail New Album.

Dragonforce.Sunday 12th February 2017
For the uninitiated, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes consist of Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape on the guitar, Shiflett brother (and Foo Fighter) Chris Shiflett on the other guitar, Lagwagon drummer and Fat Wreck utility superhero Dave Raun on the skins, and are rounded out by Fat Wreck-head-honcho/NOFX main-dude Fat Mike, and incomparable crooner Spike Slawson. Together, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes—an outfit that has always operated more like a beer-hall Pussycat Dolls than a regular mortal band—contain so much hot air, so much pomp, so much attitude, that it’s a wonder that these guys can still manage to pull their five individual tour buses into the same parking lot, put their differences aside and belt out the ballads without clawing each other’s eyes out. But they do, for the love of the fans, the music, and of course, the applause.

So, what is really left to say about punk super-group and cover band extraordinaire Me First and the Gimme Gimmes?  After 7 studio albums, a live record and too many singles to count, they’ve tackled just about every genre under the sun.  Be it Motown, Country, show tunes, Japanese Pop (sung in Japanese!), these seasoned punk rock pros have triumphed on every occasion in a way only the Gimmes could.  With such an extensive and wide ranging catalog, where does one begin? 

Lucky for you, they’ve done that work for you. Out April 7, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, finally compiles all the best hits onto one disc! From perpetual favorite “I Believe I Can Fly” to the classic Country tune “Desperado”, to the diva sensation “Straight Up”, the hits just keep a-comin’!  They’ve even thrown in some deeper cuts for the Gimmes’ most fervent enthusiasts with “City of New Orleans” and “Hats off to Larry”. With 17 of only the very best hits, Rake It In is sure to satisfy Gimmes fans from all reaches of the globe. 

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will be on a worldwide tour in 2017 so be sure catch them live. When duty calls for one of the Gimmes to perform with their other band, rest assured a traveling Gimme will step in. Scott Shiflett, you guessed it, Chris Shiflett’s brother and guitarist for Face to Face will be filling in and on occasion, Jay Bentley from Bad Religion will sub for Fat Mike. The powerhouse continues and they’ll be singing ballads, showtunes, Country and Motown hits all year long, so don’t miss it!

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Tour Dates:
2/09/17  Madrid, Spain Sala But^
02/10/17  Barcelona, Spain Sala Apolo^
02/11/17  Bilbao, Spain Sala Santana^
02/13/17  Toulouse, France Connexion Live^
02/14/17  Montpellier, France Secret Place^
02/15/17  Livorno, Italy The Cage^
02/16/17  Bologna, Italy Zona Roveri^
02/17/17  Solothurn, Switzerland Kofmehl^
02/18/17  Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall^
02/19/17  Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg^
02/22/17  Manchester, UK O2 Ritz^
02/23/17  Bristol, UK O2 Academy^
02/24/17  Birmingham, UK O2 Institute^
02/25/17  London, UK O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire^

04/11/17  Pittsburgh, PA The Rex*^
04/12/17  Cleveland, OH House of Blues*^
04/13/17  Chicago, IL Concord*^
04/14/17  Detroit, MI Majestic*^
04/15/17  Toronto, ON Canada Phoenix Theatre*^
04/16/17  Montreal, QC Canada Club Soda*
04/19/17  Boston, MA Royale*^
04/20/17  Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer*^
04/21/17  Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage*^
04/22/17  Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony*^
04/23/17  New York City, NY Webster Hall*^
05/02/17  Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom#
05/03/17  Vancouver, BC Canada Commodore#
05/04/17  Seattle, WA Showbox#
05/05/17  Boise, ID The Olympic#
05/06/17  Salt Lake City, UT The Depot#
05/07/17  Denver, CO Summit Music Hall#
05/10/17  Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock#
05/11/17  San Diego, CA House of Blues#
05/12/17  Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
05/13/17  Los Angeles, CA The Fonda#
05/14/17  Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre#

06/09/17  Interlaken, Switzerland Greenfield Festival
06/14/17  Attnang-Puchheim, Austria Freizeitzentrum Attnang-Puchheim EQUALITY Festival
06/15/17 Nickelsdorf , Austria Nova Rock Festival
06/16/17  Bischofsmais, Germany Rock The Hill
06/17/17  Bischofsmais, Germany Rock The Hill
06/23/17  Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
06/23/17  Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
06/24/17  Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
06/24/17  Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
06/25/17  Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
06/25/17  Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
07/01/17  Würzburg/Giebelstadt , Germany Flugplatz Mission Ready Festival
^ w/ Masked Intruder
* – w/ PEARS
# – w/ Together Pangea

Rake It In: Greatestest Hits track listing:
01. The Times They Are a-Changing
02. Rainbow Connection
03. City of New Orleans
04. Summertime
05. All My Loving
06. Straight Up
07. Over the Rainbow
08. Country Roads
09. Sloop John B
10. Jolene
11. Uptown Girl
12. Hats Off To Larry
13. Desperado
14. Lady
15. San Francisco
16. I Believe I Can Fly
17. End of the Road

 Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies To Release Greatest Hits And Announce World Tour.

Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies.Tuesday 7th February 2017
International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed details of their forthcoming, brand new studio album. ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ will be released via EarMUSIC on May 19th on CD, LP and a special edition CD and DVD.
 
Recording the bulk of the album at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden, with producer Jens Bogren, the band also laid down tracks while touring their “Killer Elite” best of album, utilising Lamerluser Studios, London UK. Dark Lane Studios, Witney, UK, as well as the bands own Evil1 Studios in Charleville-Mézières, France and Shredforce One Studios, CA USA.
 
We were flying out, playing a festival, then back into the studio, then back out again.” Explains bassplayer Frédéric Leclercq, who also handled the majority of songwriting on this album. “It was very intense and very tiring. I obviously played bass but also a lot of rhythm guitar, electric and acoustic, and lost my temper a few times - I think we all did at some point, because we wanted to deliver nothing but the best.”
 
For their seventh studio album, DRAGONFORCE have opened up their sound like never before, capturing the fierce, forlorn and fun with both menace and melody.
 
“I think we have proven that playing fast was something we were good at, so this time I wanted to bring even more diversity into our music.” Fred continues. “It's great to challenge ourselves instead of staying in a comfort zone, and I really wanted to experiment with Marc’s vocals. I think people are going to be surprised at his brutality!”
 
The first album to feature Gee Anzalone, the Italian drummer has laid down an insanely impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the DRAGONFORCE sound, which of course still boasts the bands trademark crazy-fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman. The band will give fans their first taste of the new songs in a live setting at a very exclusive one-off show at Camden Town, London’s Black Heart venue, on April 12th. Says guitarist Sam Totman:
 
"This is going to be insane! We always like to kick things off with some intimate shows and this will be the smallest London show we've done since doing 3 consecutive weeks at The Barfly back in 2005. It's going to be a wild sweaty party!"
 
Tickets go on sale Friday 10th Feb – for more info check http://www.ourblackheart.com/events/2017/4/12/dragonforce
 
“The title of the album explains pretty much what we are trying to do with our music” Fred concludes. “Today's world is really crazy - there is fear of the future, uncertainty. But the power of music is infinite, and it can give strength and hope to people.”
 
‘Reaching Into Infinity’ will be released via EarMUSIC on May 19th and will be available on the following formats:
 
 
Standard Edition
 
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand
 
Special Edition with multi-angle Bonus DVD:
 
Disc 1 - CD
 
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand
 
Bonus Tracks
 
12. Hatred and Revenge
13. Evil Dead
 
Disc 2 - Bonus DVD
DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016
 
1. Holding On
2. Heroes of Our Time
3. Operation Ground and Pound
4. Holding On (Multi-angles)
5. Heroes of Our Time (Multi-angeles)
6. Operation Ground and Pound (Multi-Angles)

 Forever Still To Support Children Of Bodom.

Forever Still.Sunday 12th February 2017
No sleep for the wicked - Denmark's heavy rock phenomenon FOREVER STILL is ready to hit the road again and this time, the band will embark on an extensive European tour together with their label colleagues CHILDREN OF BODOM to deliver another taste of their latest album 'Tied Down' to the masses. Watch vocalist Maja Shining's exclusive invite to the shows here:
https://youtu.be/CJToQ1UXtuQ

And CHILDREN OF BODOM front man Alexi Laiho adds:
"The start of our '20 Years Down & Dirty' anniversary tour is getting close now and I'm more than happy to announce the opening acts here. First of them being ONI from Canada, whom we already have toured North America with and you can take my word when I tell you that those kids kick some serious ass! And the main support being Danish FOREVER STILL which I reckon is one of the most interesting new bands out there, so it will be an awesome and extremely diverse line up, not to mention us tearing up old school BODOM songs pretty much throughout the whole setlist, which means that this is gonna be a whole different version of COB that no one has ever seen before. More the reason to come out 'cos i promise it will be a lot of fun and as always, heavy as fuck!! See you there!"

Catch FOREVER STILL together with the Finnish Hatecrew and progressive metal act ONI on the following dates:

08.03.  D          Hanover - Capitol
09.03.  D          Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
10.03.  LUX      Luxembourg - Den Atelier
11.03.  UK        Manchester - Academy 2
12.03.  UK        London - o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
http://www.seetickets.com/event/children-of-bodom/o2-shepherds-bush-empire/1056039
14.03.  F          Caen - Le Cargo
15.03.  F          Vannes - L'Echonova
16.03.  F          Angouleme - La Nef
17.03.  F           Magny Le Hongre - Disney Le File 7
18.03.  F           Oignie - Le Metaphone
20.03.  CH        Zurich - Komplex
21.03.  D          Munich - Theaterfabrik
22.03.  I           Milan - Live Club
23.03.  HR        Zagreb - Tvornica
25.03.  A          Vienna - Arena
26.03.  D          Dresden - Strasse E
27.03.  D          Berlin - Astra
28.03.  CZ        Pilsen - KD Serikova
30.03.  S          Gothenburg - Pustervik
01.04.  DK        Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
02.04.  S          Malmö - KB
03.04.  N          Oslo - Rockefeller
04.04.  S          Stockholm - Debaser Strand
06.04.  FI         Helsinki - The Circus

Festival shows:
29. - 30.04.  F    Le Russey, Coming Of Rock
23. - 25.06.  UK  Wiston, Wildfire Festival
16. - 19.08.  S    Falun, Sabaton Open Air

In the meantime you can order 'Tied Down' as digipak with three additional tracks and one bonus DVD here in our shop:
http://nblast.de/FSTiedDown

 Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies To Release Greatest Hits And Announce World Tour.

Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies.Tuesday 7th February 2017
For the uninitiated, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes consist of Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape on the guitar, Shiflett brother (and Foo Fighter) Chris Shiflett on the other guitar, Lagwagon drummer and Fat Wreck utility superhero Dave Raun on the skins, and are rounded out by Fat Wreck-head-honcho/NOFX main-dude Fat Mike, and incomparable crooner Spike Slawson. Together, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes—an outfit that has always operated more like a beer-hall Pussycat Dolls than a regular mortal band—contain so much hot air, so much pomp, so much attitude, that it’s a wonder that these guys can still manage to pull their five individual tour buses into the same parking lot, put their differences aside and belt out the ballads without clawing each other’s eyes out. But they do, for the love of the fans, the music, and of course, the applause.

So, what is really left to say about punk super-group and cover band extraordinaire Me First and the Gimme Gimmes?  After 7 studio albums, a live record and too many singles to count, they’ve tackled just about every genre under the sun.  Be it Motown, Country, show tunes, Japanese Pop (sung in Japanese!), these seasoned punk rock pros have triumphed on every occasion in a way only the Gimmes could.  With such an extensive and wide ranging catalog, where does one begin? 

Lucky for you, they’ve done that work for you. Out April 7, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, finally compiles all the best hits onto one disc! From perpetual favorite “I Believe I Can Fly” to the classic Country tune “Desperado”, to the diva sensation “Straight Up”, the hits just keep a-comin’!  They’ve even thrown in some deeper cuts for the Gimmes’ most fervent enthusiasts with “City of New Orleans” and “Hats off to Larry”. With 17 of only the very best hits, Rake It In is sure to satisfy Gimmes fans from all reaches of the globe. 

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes will be on a worldwide tour in 2017 so be sure catch them live. When duty calls for one of the Gimmes to perform with their other band, rest assured a traveling Gimme will step in. Scott Shiflett, you guessed it, Chris Shiflett’s brother and guitarist for Face to Face will be filling in and on occasion, Jay Bentley from Bad Religion will sub for Fat Mike. The powerhouse continues and they’ll be singing ballads, showtunes, Country and Motown hits all year long, so don’t miss it!

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Tour Dates:
2/09/17  Madrid, Spain Sala But^
02/10/17  Barcelona, Spain Sala Apolo^
02/11/17  Bilbao, Spain Sala Santana^
02/13/17  Toulouse, France Connexion Live^
02/14/17  Montpellier, France Secret Place^
02/15/17  Livorno, Italy The Cage^
02/16/17  Bologna, Italy Zona Roveri^
02/17/17  Solothurn, Switzerland Kofmehl^
02/18/17  Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall^
02/19/17  Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg^
02/22/17  Manchester, UK O2 Ritz^
02/23/17  Bristol, UK O2 Academy^
02/24/17  Birmingham, UK O2 Institute^
02/25/17  London, UK O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire^

04/11/17  Pittsburgh, PA The Rex*^
04/12/17  Cleveland, OH House of Blues*^
04/13/17  Chicago, IL Concord*^
04/14/17  Detroit, MI Majestic*^
04/15/17  Toronto, ON Canada Phoenix Theatre*^
04/16/17  Montreal, QC Canada Club Soda*
04/19/17  Boston, MA Royale*^
04/20/17  Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer*^
04/21/17  Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage*^
04/22/17  Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony*^
04/23/17  New York City, NY Webster Hall*^
05/02/17  Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom#
05/03/17  Vancouver, BC Canada Commodore#
05/04/17  Seattle, WA Showbox#
05/05/17  Boise, ID The Olympic#
05/06/17  Salt Lake City, UT The Depot#
05/07/17  Denver, CO Summit Music Hall#
05/10/17  Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock#
05/11/17  San Diego, CA House of Blues#
05/12/17  Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
05/13/17  Los Angeles, CA The Fonda#
05/14/17  Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre#

06/09/17  Interlaken, Switzerland Greenfield Festival
06/14/17  Attnang-Puchheim, Austria Freizeitzentrum Attnang-Puchheim EQUALITY Festival
06/15/17 Nickelsdorf , Austria Nova Rock Festival
06/16/17  Bischofsmais, Germany Rock The Hill
06/17/17  Bischofsmais, Germany Rock The Hill
06/23/17  Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
06/23/17  Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
06/24/17  Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
06/24/17  Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
06/25/17  Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
06/25/17  Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival
07/01/17  Würzburg/Giebelstadt , Germany Flugplatz Mission Ready Festival
^ w/ Masked Intruder
* – w/ PEARS
# – w/ Together Pangea

Rake It In: Greatestest Hits track listing:
01. The Times They Are a-Changing
02. Rainbow Connection
03. City of New Orleans
04. Summertime
05. All My Loving
06. Straight Up
07. Over the Rainbow
08. Country Roads
09. Sloop John B
10. Jolene
11. Uptown Girl
12. Hats Off To Larry
13. Desperado
14. Lady
15. San Francisco
16. I Believe I Can Fly
17. End of the Road

 LEss Than Jake Release Video For 'Bomb Drop'.

Less Than Jake.Tuesday 7th February 2017
Influential Gainesville punk band Less Than Jake have released a new music video for 'Bomb Drop' originally premiered on Fuse.tv. 'Bomb Drop' is taken from new EP, Sound The Alarm, which is out nowvia Pure Noise Records

You can watch 'Bomb Drop' here

"With this video, we wanted to acknowledge online existence, and how in this day and age, likes and comments can affect our real, waking lives. Max Moore was excellent to work with, and i feel like the video compliments the lyrical message of the song; "Those wars inside your mind are all for nothing" - Roger Lima

Sound The Alarm was released on 3rd February with their new label Pure Noise Records.

Fans can order the record now at http://smarturl.it/LTJ
;
 The band also will co-headline a winter U.S. tour with San Diego rock band Pepper before returning to the UK in May for an appearance at Slam Dunk Festival.

 27th May- Slam Dunk Leeds City Centre
28th May- Slam Dunk Birmingham NEC
29th May- Slam Dunk Hatfield

 Taking Back Sunday Unleash New Video Ahead Of UK Tour.

Taking Back Sunday.Tuesday 7th February 2017
TAKING BACK SUNDAY have today debuted their music video for 'Call Come Running'. Featured on the band's seventh studio album TIDAL WAVE, the video, directed by Djay Brawner,  is a loose sequel to the previous video for 'You Can't Look Backwhich found vocalist Adam Lazzara suffering from an unidentified bloody affliction. Fans will be excited to see several special cameos in the new video, including Lazzara's father. 

Proving to be "the most personal video yet for frontman Adam Lazzara," Paper Magazine reports, "A story of renewal and rebirth, that ends with a shot of Lazzara reemerging from a body of water to meet his (again, actual) family, it mirrors the album's foray into themes of growing, adulthood and building families -- a far cry from much of the rest of the band's 18 years-worth of material."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDg-A6F5MrU&feature=youtu.be

 The band is gearing up for a UK and European tour with Frank lero and the Patience kicking off February 11 in Belfast. Shortly after, the band will be making their way down under to Australia and New Zealand, with Acceptance opening during the Australia dates [March 15 - 23]. On March 26, the band will be making a stop in Hawaii at The Republik.

In May, Taking Back Sunday will be tackling the U.S. festival circuit at Rocklahoma, Rock On the Range, Carolina Rebellion, and the Bud Light River City Rockfest in San Antonio, TX.

Taking Back Sunday is Adam Lazzara (vocals), John Nolan (guitars, vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitars), Shaun Cooper (bass), and Mark O'Connell (drums). TIDAL WAVE was released via Hopeless Records in 2016 and was produced by Mike Sapone (O'Brother, Mansions) in Charlotte, NC and mixed by Claudius Mittendorpher (Weezer, Drowners, Ra Ra Riot).

 Ramblin Man Fair Add More Bands To 2017 Festival.

Ramblin Man Fair.Tuesday 7th February 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful second year in 2016, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2017!
Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.
 
The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.

Ramblin' Man Fair for the first time adds a third day, The festival will now be open from 4pm on Friday 28th July with the full line up for that day below.

The festival will be split into four stages over three days. Stages announced so far include Planet Rock Mainstage, Prog In the Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage and Blues Stage. New for 2017 is a Guest stage unique to next year's event more details of which will emerge in a later release. Announced acts to date are:
 

Friday 28th July
Planet Rock Main Stage
Saxon (Main Stage Headliner)
Y&T
Last in Line
Graham Bonnet Band
 
Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th July

Planet Rock Main Stage
ZZ Top (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Extreme (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival exclusive)
Black Star Riders (Special Guests/ UK Festival exclusive)
Dokken (UK Exclusive)
Blues Pills
Monster Truck
Danny Worsnop
British Lion
Jared James Nichols
Colour Of Noise
 
Prog in the Park Stage
Kansas (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner)
Magnum
Focus
I Am The Morning
The Gift


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

Outlaw Country Stage
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (Headliner)
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin
Ghoultown
Whiskey Dick
Jessica Lynn
 
Grooverider Stage
Rival Sons (Headliner)
Vintage Caravan
The Picture Books
Dirty Thrills
Lionize



Information on just added bands:
 
Black Star Riders (Planet Rock Mainstage, Saturday) 

Black Star Riders join the bill as Mainstage special guests. Born from the Thin Lizzy touring act, Black Stars have just released their third album, the critically acclaimed "Heavy Fire". The album has already had a Radio 2 Record Of The Week and is riding high in the UK album chart midweeks. A hugely accomplished live act, Black Star Riders were main support on the Def Leppard/Whitesnake UK Arena Tour of December 2015.
 
"BSR are delighted to make their Ramblin' Man debut at this years festival. Having played there last year with Thin Lizzy and Warwick/Johnson I can vouch for what a wonderful and atmospheric experience it is. Black Star Riders will be ready and primed!!!!!!!" - Ricky Warwick, lead singer Black Star Riders


Danny Worsnop (Planet Rock Mainstage)

The charismatic and iconic former front man of Asking Alexandria & We Are Harlot is coming to Ramblin' Man Fair as he matures effortlessly into blues rock/outlaw country territory on his solo debut, 'The Long Road Home'. The critically acclaimed album is a true survivor's tale and will be a performance not to be missed.
 
Friday only ticket General Admission - £45*
Friday only ticket VIP - £65*

 
Weekend General Admission – £150.00*
Weekend VIP - £250.00*
*Subject to booking Fee
 
Day Tickets Now On Sale at
Day General Admission - £85*
Day VIP Admission - £125*
*Subject to booking Fee


 Mark Lanegan Band To Release New Album 'Gargoyle'.

Matrk Lanegan Band.Tuesday 7th February 2017
Heavenly Recordings are thrilled to announce the release of Gargoyle, the new album from MARK LANEGAN BAND, on 28th April 2017 via the label. The 10-track LP features guest appearances from long-time collaborators Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Duke Garwood.

An extensive European tour has also been announced throughout the summer, beginning in the UK with the below June dates which include a Glastonbury festival appearance:

Monday 19th June – BIRMINGHAM – Library tickets
Tuesday 20th June – GLASGOW – Garage tickets
Wednesday 21st June – MANCHESTER – Ritz tickets
Thursday 22nd June – LONDON – KOKO tickets
Friday 23rd June – PILTON – Glastonbury Festival

Early in 2016, Mark was at home in LA, working on some ideas for what might turn into his next album when he got an email from a friend, an English musician named Rob Marshall, thanking Mark for contributing to a new project he was putting together, Humanist. The pair first met in 2008, when Marshall’s former band Exit Calm supported Soulsavers, who Mark was singing with at the time. Now Rob was offering to write Mark some music to return the favour: “I was like, Hey man, I’m getting ready to make a record, if you’ve got anything?’” Mark recalls. “Three days later he sent me *10 things… !”

In the meantime, Mark had written ‘Blue Blue Sea’, a rippling mood piece that he thought might be a more fruitful direction for his new record. “It’s almost always how my records start,” he explains. “I let the first couple of songs tell me what the next couple should sound like, and it’s really the same process when I’m writing words. Whatever my first couple of lines are tell me what the next couple should be. I’ve always built things like that, sort of like making a sculpture I guess.”

Within an hour, Mark had written words and vocal lines for two of the pieces Rob had cooked up at Mount Sion Studios in Kent and pinged through the virtual clouds to California. Rob's music fitted perfectly with the direction Mark had been pondering: in essence, a more expansive progression from the moody Krautrock-influenced electronica textures of his two previous albums, ‘Blues Funeral’ and ‘Phantom Radio’. Eventually, Rob Marshall would co-write six of the songs on the new Mark Lanegan Band album. “I was very thankful to become reacquainted with him,” Mark deadpans.

The remainder of the album was written, recorded and produced by Lanegan's longtime musical amanuensis Alain Johannes at his 11 AD base in West Hollywood. Everything was done and dusted within a month, unusually fast by Lanegan’s recent standards. “I definitely feel like I’m a better songwriting than I was 15 years ago,” he says. “I don’t know if I’m just kidding myself or what, but it’s definitely easier now to make something that is satisfying to me. Maybe I’m just easier on myself these days, but it’s definitely not as painful a process, and therefore I feel I’m better at it now. But part of the way that I stay interested in making music is by collaborating with other people. When I see things through somebody else’s perspective it’s more exciting than if I’m left to my own devices.” 

While sharing roots with its two predecessors, on Gargoyle there’s a significant up-shift in the swaggering powerlode of such keynote songs as Nocturne and Beehive, while the lyrics’ tonal palette is more varied. The album title comes from a lyric in Blue Blue Sea – “Gargoyle perched on gothic spire” – and was chosen for its hint of self-deprecation. “I’m most proud of the songs that are atypical to stuff that I’ve done in the past” says Mark. “So I really like Old Swan, because it’s an expression of positivity, which is completely anti-anything I’ve done before!” He laughs. “Y’know, I haven’t played this record for too many people yet. I played it for Greg Dulli, who played on some of it, and he was like, ‘Wow, I had to listen to it twice – it sounds like he’s having a good time…'

It's been a long journey travelled, not always easy, but in 2017, at the age of 52, Lanegan's got the look of permanence about him. Like that gargoyle on the gothic spire….
Gargoyle tracklisting:
1. Deaths Head Tattoo
2. Nocturne
3. Blue Blue Sea
4. Beehive
5. Sister
6. Emperor
7. Goodbye To Beauty
8. Drunk On Destruction
9. First Day Of Winter
10. Old Swan

 Cult Of Luna To Release Live Album 'Years In A Day'.

Cult Of Luna.Tuesday 7th February 2017
Cult Of Luna has released nine albums, been awarded the top rock/ metal award at the Swedish National Radio Awards in 2006.
They cemented their status as one of the true progressors of the metal genre with their critically acclaimed album "Mariner", created together with one of the top post-metal vocalists, Julie Christmas which was also nominated at the Swedish Grammy's

Now they're set to release 'Years In A Day' on 21st April, the band had this to say about the up and coming release

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

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

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

Years In A Day is more than just a simple dvd release, it's a bundle including

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

 Lady Gaga Announces Joanne World Tour.

Lady Gaga.Monday 6th February 2017
Lady Gaga will be traveling the globe with the Joanne World Tour starting on August 1st in Vancouver, BC and September 22nd in Barcelona with a series of concert dates throughout Europe and the UK before returning to North America in November and December this year.  

Grammy and Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominated Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist and performer. She has amassed an outstanding 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Gaga is also one of the biggest living forces in social media with over 61 million likes on Facebook, over 65.1 million followers on Twitter and over 21.3 million followers on Instagram. Her fifth studio album "Joanne" was recently released and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, marking her 4th consecutive #1 album - the first female to do so in the 2010s.

Tickets for Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour are on sale Friday, February 10th in Barcelona, Paris, Zurich, Hamburg, Berlin and Koln. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 13th for the first leg of the North American performances as well as the balance of the European dates. Tickets for the second leg of the North American Tour will go on sale on Monday, February 20th. All arena performances in North America & Europe will feature general admission on the floor, the 4 North America stadium shows have reserved seating on the floor with reserved seating in all venues in the stands. There will be a ticket limit of 8 tickets per transaction for all first day sales.

Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, beginning Wednesday February 8th at 9am through Sunday, February 12 at 5pm for all performances going on sale on Monday, February 13th. For concerts going on sale the following Monday, Feb. 20th the Citi cardmembers may access pre-sale tickets from Wednesday, February 15 a 9am through Sunday, February 19th at 5pm (all times local).  For complete pre-sale details visit:  www.citiprivatepass.com. There is an 8 ticket limit per transaction.
 Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.   

LADY GAGA JOANNE WORLD TOUR ITINERARY

1-Aug-17- Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena (tickets on sale Mon. Feb. 13)
3-Aug-17 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place (Mon. Feb. 13)
5-Aug-17 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome (Mon. Feb. 13)
8-Aug-17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum (Mon. Feb. 13)
11-Aug-17 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena (Mon. Feb. 13)
13-Aug-17 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park (Stadium) (Mon. Feb. 13)
15-Aug-17 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center (Mon. Feb. 13)
19-Aug-17 - Omaha, NB - CenturyLink Center (Mon. Feb. 13)
21-Aug-17 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center (Mon. Feb. 13)
23-Aug-17 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena (Mon. Feb. 13)
25-Aug-17 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field (Stadium) (Mon. Feb. 13)
28-Aug-17 - New York City, NY - Citi Field (Stadium) (Mon. Feb. 13)
1-Sep-17 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park (Stadium) (Mon. Feb. 13)
4-Sep-17 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre (Mon. Feb. 13)
6-Sep-17 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre (Mon. Feb. 13)
10-Sep-17 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (Mon. Feb. 13)
15-Sep-17 - Rio De Janeiro, BR - Rock In Rio Festival (Thu. Apr. 6)
22-Sep-17 - Barcelona, ES - Palau Sant Jordi (Fri. Feb. 10)
24-Sep-17 - Zurich, CH - Hallenstadion (Fri. Feb. 10)
26-Sep-17 - Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum (Fri. Feb. 10)
29-Sep-17 - Hamburg, DE - Barclaycard Arena (Fri. Feb. 10)
1-Oct-17 - Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis (Mon. Feb. 13)
3-Oct-17 - Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome (Mon. Feb. 13)
6-Oct-17 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena (Fri. Feb. 10)
9-Oct-17 - London, UK - O2 Arena (Fri. Feb. 10)
15-Oct-17 - Birmingham, UK - Barclaycard Arena (Fri. Feb. 10)
17-Oct-17 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena (Fri. Feb. 10)
21-Oct-17 - Copenhagen, DK - Royal Arena (Mon. Feb. 13)
23-Oct-17 - Stockholm, SE - Ericsson Globe (Mon. Feb. 13)
26-Oct-17 - Berlin, DE - Mercedes-Benz Arena (Fri. Feb. 10)
28-Oct-17 - Koln, DE - Lanxess Arena (Fri. Feb. 10)
5-Nov-17 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Mon. Feb. 20)
7-Nov-17 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena (Mon. Feb. 20)
10-Nov-17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun (Mon. Feb. 20)
13-Nov-17 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
15-Nov-17 - Kansas City, KS - Sprint Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
16-Nov-17 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
19-Nov-17 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
20-Nov-17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
28-Nov-17 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (Mon. Feb. 20)
30-Nov-17 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena  (Mon. Feb. 20)
1-Dec-17 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena (Mon. Feb. 20)
3-Dec-17 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
5-Dec-17 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
8-Dec-17 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
9-Dec-17 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena (Mon. Feb. 20)
12-Dec-17 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (Mon. Feb. 20)
14-Dec-17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena (Mon. Feb. 20)

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.ladygaga.com & www.livenation.com

Watch Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime Show:
https://youtu.be/MCJGcDDNtms


 As It Is Release Video For 'Hey Rachel'.

As It Is.Monday 6th February 2017
Brighton's As It Is have today released a video for 'Hey Rachel', taken from the recently released, 'okay.', out now on Fearless Records.

'Hey Rachel' is one of the album's most personal tracks, telling of singer Patty Walters' childhood relationship with his sister.

Speaking of the track and video, Patty says "Hey Rachel was an especially cathartic song to write, re-opening old wounds after nearly ten years. Writing the song demanded being painfully honest with both myself and my sister, neither of which I was particularly comfortable doing. I had to re-live past feelings of fear, sorrow, anger, pain, and, most of all, regret. The song is an apology I'm relieved and proud to have finally said.
The video was written and directed by Joshua Halling, who also spearheaded the video for Pretty Little Distance. I love his interpretation of the song - re-imagining mine and Rachel's story with an empowering, inspirational feel with a happy ending in hindsight. It's such a beautiful and powerful music video, and I'm ecstatic to finally be sharing it."

While Rachel herself says, "My brother sent me Hey Rachel without me having any knowledge that they were writing it. I first listened to it at 10am and I immediately started sobbing, because it brought back so many emotions and memories from a time in my past that was very difficult for me. My brother also asked for my permission to put it on the album, and my initial reaction was actually 'no'; it's a scary and intimidating feeling to put a private story out into the public for everyone to hear and judge, but the feedback and the support everyone has given the song has made it a little easier to handle. And just so everyone knows, I forgave him years ago."

 Barren Earth Start Work On New Album.

Barren Earth.Monday 6th February 2017
Following a hugely successful European tour with Insomnium in January, Finnish progressive death metal outfit BARREN EARTH have returned to their home country to start preparing to record the follow-up to 2015’s 'On Lonely Towers' at Woodshed Studios in March with producer V. Santura.

Vocalist Jón comments, "We are working towards a darker and more aggressive feel, which we attempt to express both experimentally and with a good dose of blunt force!"

Bassist Oppu adds, “The melodic and melancholic side is naturally still there, but spiced with a touch of anger and groove. I’m also looking forward of working with Victor, since we all appreciate his previous work. It also is the first time Barren Earth works with a proper producer, and are very excited about the idea of bringing somebody else into the mix and seeing where that takes us."

This is how V. Santura comments on the cooperation: “I am really excited about working with Barren Earth! The guys are fantastic musicians and the demo material I’ve heard so far sounds very promising."

 Helmet To Embark On UK Tour.

Helmet.Monday 6th February 2017
earMUSIC was happy to welcome Helmet, a band that influenced and launched a thousand other bands in 2016 with the release of their brand new studio album Dead To The World in October 2016.

The critically acclaimed long anticipated new album – the first in six years - came with heavy guitar riffs, blasting drums and the distinctive voice of front man Page Hamilton. The album is energy at its purest form. Every track adds its unique flavour to mix of hard rock, alternative, metal and punk, showing the world again how versatile a rock album can be.

Produced by Page Hamilton himself and mixed by award winning record producer, engineer and mixer Jay Baumgardner, Dead To The World will be released as 1CD digipak, transparent Vinyl and Digital on October 28th, 2016 on earMUSIC.

Following a 36 date US tour in late 2016 the band come to Europe in February and March 2017 for a full tour. UK dates are as follows –

Fri 10th March 2017               The o2 Academy, London
Sat 11th March 2017              The o2 Academy 3, Manchester
Sun 12th March 2017             The Cathouse, Glasgow

Tickets available through all usual outlets

 Firewind Set To Start European Tour.

Firewind.Monday 6th February 2017
Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND have now released their much anticipated 8th studio album, ”Immortals”, which has managed to enter sales charts internationally as follows:

Greece: # 6
Germany: # 72
Switzerland: # 45
Belgium (Wallonia): # 98
USA / Top New Artist Albums: #22
USA / Current Hard Music Albums: # 34

“Immortals” marks the first time FIREWIND used an outside co-producer, working with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69), who not only engineered, mixed and mastered the album, but also co-wrote it together with Gus G. Next to the standard jewel case CD and Digital Download formats, “Immortals” is also released as LP on 180gr vinyl with a poster as well as the entire album on CD as bonus. Additionally, there is also a limited edition Mediabook CD with expanded booklet, 3 stickers and a bonus track.

“Immortals” can be purchased from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsCMD

Or alternatively here:
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsAMA
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmiTunes

Stream “Immortals” on:
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2iISkEv
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2j0RK3G

Most recently, FIREWIND have launched a “making of” feature for their “Ode To Leonidas” video clip, which can be now seen here: https://youtu.be/9Kr9f5L6sPU

Check out some of the tracks off FIREWIND’s “Immortals” release here:
“Hands Of Time” / First single and opening track:
YouTube: https://youtu.be/z3Q1o0m2sik
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDHofTSpotify

“Ode To Leonidas” / Second single and video clip:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_nYCnVjcM
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7xRf3m8zpX1ofiKWgqIIWH

“Back On The Throne” / Third single and lyric video:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJek1DFOaMg
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2xDqI6pZbe9sUessMJXuCb

Track by track video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYccOz4FO78
Album EPK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxENF5x85xE

In related news, FIREWIND’s albums number three, “Forged By Fire” (2005), and four, “Allegiance” (2006), have just now been released for the first time ever on LP format and currently also rank in the Greek sales charts on positions # 71 and # 68, respectively. Both records come on 180 gr. vinyl and include the full album on CD as bonus. Order from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsCMD

While FIREWIND will be heading out on the road across Europe in promotion of “Immortals” later this month, FIREWIND’s Gus G. has also announced a next European solo tour for April. This run of dates supporting Steve Stevens will see Gus teaming up with James-Paul Luna (Holy Grail) for special acoustic sets. Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND and GUS G. dates announced so far:
 
FIREWIND – Europe & UK Tour 2017
Special Guests: Manimal & Scar Of The Sun
15.02.2017 Glasgow (UK) - Audio
16.02.2017 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
17.02.2017 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
18.02.2017 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
19.02.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
21.02.2017 Southampton (UK) - Engine Rooms

22.02.2017 Paris (France) - Backstage by the Mills
24.02.2017 Wetzikon (Switzerland) - Hall Of Fame
25.02.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
26.02.2017 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
27.02.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
28.02.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
01.03.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
02.03.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

Check out a trailer for the European headline tour here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bv2BOmQTLM

FIREWIND – European Festivals 2017:
02.06.2017 Pilsen (Czech Republic) - Metalfest Open Air
16.06.2017 Duisburg (Germany) - Rage Against Racism
13-15.07.2017 Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head
09-12.08.2017 Villena (Spain) - Leyendas del Rock
08.09.2017 Olen (Belgium) - Olensfest
 
GUS G. – Live 2017:
22.03.2017 Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro
23.03.2017 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro
25.03.2017 Seoul (South Korea) - Vhall

GUS G. – Supporting Steve Stevens:
05.04.2017 London (UK) - O2 Academy
06.04.2017 Verviers (Belgium) - Spirit of 66
07.04.2017 Frankfurt (Germany) - Batschkapp
08.04.2017 Frankfurt (Germany) - Musikmesse
09.04.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
11.04.2017 Odense (Denmark) - Posten
12.04.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) - Göta Källare
14.04.2017 Zürich (Switzerland) - Plaza
15.04.2017 Bergamo (Italy) - Druso Club
16.04.2017 Madrid (Spain) - Chango Club

 The One Hundred Announce New Single 'Dark Matters'.

The One Hundred.Monday 6th February 2017
THE ONE HUNDRED have revealed the first single, 'Dark Matters', from their forthcoming hotly-tipped debut album.

'Dark Matters' was unleashed via Dan P Carter's Radio One Rock Show and is now available via iTunes and Spotify. Listen to 'Dark Matters' HERE.

The One Hundred have been busy putting the finishing touches to their debut album - due for worldwide release this year via Spinefarm Records – and are now ready to hit the ground running; a full headline UK tour is locked-in for this May, leading into further headline dates in Europe. Massmatiks will support The One Hundred across all UK dates.

The One Hundred vocalist, Jacob Field, says; ''we know we've kept you guys in suspense for a while but we are BACK and Dark Matters is just the beginning. We can't wait to hit the road for our debut headline tour as well, 2017 LETS DO THIS"

              MAY UK / EURO TOUR DATES                                                     
            01        UK       Southampton, Joiners      
            03        UK       Bath, Moles                                         
            04        UK       Plymouth, Underground     
            05        UK       Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
            06        UK       Nottingham, Rock City Basement                                                    
            08        UK       Glasgow, The Garage
            09        UK       Leeds, The Key Club
            10        UK       Birmingham, Asylum 2
            11        UK       London, Boston Music Room                                  
            13        UK       Manchester, Rebellion                                  
           
             15       France            Paris, Backstage by the Mill
            16        Germany        Cologne, Blue Shell  
            17        Germany        Hamburg, Hafenklang
            18        Germany        Berlin, Maze   
                                    

Tickets for all shows go on-sale at 10am Wednesday 8th February 2017.

TOH will also appear at Download Festival this coming June and Teddy Rocks Festival this April. More tour & festival plans will be revealed in due course.

 Bush Back With 'Black And White Rainbows' Album.

Bush.Monday 6th February 2017
Currently lighting up our TV Screens every Saturday night as a coach on The Voice UK, Gavin Rossdale has also been spending time in Los Angeles writing and recording a new BUSH album. The band's 7th studio album
BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS is out March 10th on Caroline International.

Written and produced by Gavin and recorded at Sea of Sound in Hollywood, BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS tears through its 15 tracks. From the first track, brand new single 'Mad Love' (impacts March 10th) to the closing track 'People At War', the album barely pauses for breath.

March will see BUSH first perform their new single 'Mad Love' during The Voice UK live shows and then play a headline show at the Shepherds Bush Empire March 14th.

March
Wed 14th - Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Tickets on sale date February 10th at 9am


Gavin Rossdale has had huge success on both sides of the Atlantic as lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter with his band BUSH, and as a solo artist, not only selling close to 20 million records in the US, but also having 17 Top 40 hit singles to date.

BUSH's debut album 'Sixteen Stone' went six times Platinum and their follow-up 'Razorblade Suitcase' hit Number One in the US charts. Gavin also found Top 40 success in the US with solo album 'Wanderlust' and more recently BUSH have released 2011's 'The Sea of Memories' and 2014's 'Man On The Run'. In 2013 Gavin received the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement presented by Coldplay's Chris Martin.

BUSH are: Gavin Rossdale – vocals and guitar, Chris Traynor – guitar, Corey Britz – bass and Robin Goodridge – drums.

 
Black and White Rainbows full tracklisting:

1.    Mad Love
2.    Peace-s
3.    Water
4.    Lost In You
5.    Sky Turns Day Glo
6.    Toma Mi Corazon
7.    All The Worlds Within You
8.    Nurse
9.    The Beat Of Your Heart
10.  Dystopia
11.  Ray Of Light
12.  Ravens
13.  Nothing But A Car Chase
14.  The Edge Of Love
15.  People At War

 Blood Youth Release New Song.

Blood Youth.Monday 6th February 2017
Harrogate hardcore heavyweights Blood Youth have revealed the video for ‘Reason To Stay’, the first single to be taken from their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Beyond Repair’, due out on 7th April 2017 via Rude Records. The single was premiered on last night’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.

Speaking about the track, vocalist Kaya Tarsus explains: “Reason to Stay is about wanting to detach yourself from a very emotionally attached person. That feeling when you can't end a relationship because you're not sure what it would do to that other person, the resentment you naturally feel towards them eventually forces you to leave.”

Watch the video for ‘Beyond Repair’ here: http://smarturl.it/ReasonToStayVideo

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

Tarsus continues: “We wanted the Reason to Stay video to show what a relationship like this is like, two people feeling like they are emotionally tied together, a battle of many different thoughts and feelings that eventually leads to somebody being left behind. We created it all with Zak Pinchin who has worked with us on every BY video so far!”

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

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

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

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

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

‘Beyond Repair’ Release Shows:

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

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

Blood Youth have also been confirmed to play at the following European festivals this year:

29 Apr - Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum, Dorset
11 Jun - Download Festival, Donington Park, Leics
29 July - Fat Lip Fest, Bierkeller, Bristol

 He Is Legend Sign To Spinefarm Records.

He Is Legend.Sunday 5th February 2017
Spinefarm Records is proud to announce that North Carolina's He Is Legend is the latest addition to the label's global roster. The band will release their new album and label debut "few" on April 28th.

"We're very excited to start a new relationship with people who truly understand this band as a whole," said frontman Schuylar Croom. "It was really important for us to find the proper home for this record after seeing the tremendous response from our fans during the crowdfunding campaign. We truly believe Spinefarm Records is the best possible partner to help us keep that momentum trending in the right direction.

"In our eyes, this is the most important He Is Legend record to date and we're happy that our friends at Spinefarm are going to help us get this album out to the masses."
 
As well as a US headline tour, He Is Legend have announced a run of dates in UK and Europe in support of the new album. Be sure to catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:
 
April
28th    Germany, Hamburg, Kleiner Donner
29th    Belgium, Antwerp, Groezrock Festival
30th    Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg Theatre

May
1st     Germany, Frankfurt, Nachleben
2nd    France, Paris, Les Etoiles
3rd     Germany, Cologne, Artheatre
4th     Germany, Berlin, Cassiopeia
5th     Germany, Munich, Orangehouse
7th     UK, Southampton, Joiners
8th     UK, Manchester, Rebellion
9th     UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
10th   UK, Glasgow, G2
11th   UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
12th   UK, London, The Dome
13th    UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14th   UK, Bristol, Exchange
 
Tickets for all shows are on sale now - be quick!!


 Havok Unleash New Track.

Havok.Sunday 5th February 2017
Thrash Metal outfit HAVOK have unleashed another new track off their upcoming record, 'Conformicide', which will be released on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media Records.

The song, titled 'Ingsoc', is the longest running on the new album and lyrically takes heavy influence from the classic George Orwell novel, 1984.

You can hear 'Ingsoc' here: https://youtu.be/jP2pzw8jV9s

Speaking about "Ingsoc", HAVOK lead guitartist Reece Scruggs states: “This is one of my favorite tracks on the record, and a bit left field compared to most HAVOK tracks. Full of slamming riffs and burning lines; it's still 100% us but a bit progressive. I fully believe this song display the best in each of us and comes together to be a ripper!”

Adding his thoughts on the writing and thematics behind the song, David Sanchez (vocals, guitar) comments: “1984 takes place in a socialist hell wherein there is perpetual war, government-sanctioned propaganda, massive gaps between the rich and poor, and "Big Brother" spies on every citizen. It appears that Orwell was not just a novelist, but a prophet; as "Ingsoc" has become all too real. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

If you pre-order a digital copy of 'Conformicide' via iTunes or Amazon you will obtain instant access to 'Ingsoc'. Click this link to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms: http://smarturl.it/HAVOKconformicide

Previously, HAVOK launched the album’s first single/instant grat 'Hang 'Em High' here:

Lyric video: https://youtu.be/2HYIfA3p8jw
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2jTZhzN

In addition to 'Conformicide' being released on CD, digital and streaming platforms, the album will also be available in an array of limited edition vinyl colors. See below for a complete list of these color 2LPs:

Vinyl colors:
Black - All Outlets (unlimited)
White - CM Webshop Europe (100 copies)
Lilac - CM Distro Europe (200 copies)
Golden - Nuclear Blast Europe (200 copies)
Neon Yellow - US Stores / Indie Merch (400 copies)
Clear - Pledge Music Exclusive (300 copies)
Transparent Blue - Tour/Band Exclusive (300 copies)

'Conformicide' will be available for physical pre-order from CM Distro in Europe starting at the end of next week, but can already be pre-ordered digitally via the following links:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideITUNES
AmazonMP3: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideAMAMP3
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideGOOGLE 
Or check here for HAVOK’s Pledge Music campaign: http://smarturl.it/ConformicidePLEDGE

Almost three years in the making, HAVOK’s 'Conformicide' is undoubtedly their 'Master of Puppets' or 'Rust in Peace' moment. While it's true that the Denver-based rippers have bled out guts, brains, and cash on previous records like 'Unnatural Selection' (2013), 'Time is Up' (2011) and 'Burn' (2009), none of them compare to the ear-destroying, mind-flaying upheaval heard on 'Conformicide'.

HAVOK – 'Conformicide' / Tracklisting:
1. F.P.C.
2. Hang 'Em High
3. Dogmaniacal
4. Intention To Deceive
5. Ingsoc
6. Masterplan
7. Peace Is In Pieces
8. Claiming Certainty
9. Wake Up
10. Circling The Drain

Bonus Tracks (Special Edition CD):
11. String Break
12. Slaughtered

Bonus Tracks (Gatefold 2LP + CD):
11. String Break
12. Slaughtered
13. Claiming Certainty (Live) 

HAVOK are embarking on their first headlining tour of the year in North America as part of the build up to 'Conformicide' next week. Immediately following this run, the band will join on as part of the "World Gone Mad" tour, supporting the legendary likes of Suicidal Tendencies and Crowbar, before heading out to Europe for a headlining run together with Warbringer, Gorod and Exmortus in April. HAVOK have now also announced a brief run on the North American West Coast, on which they will be joined by Warbringer and Exmortus. Here is a complete list of all upcoming dates (with recent additions marked *):

HAVOK - North American Headlining Tour with Exmortus & Extinction A.D.
08.02.2017 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
09.02.2017 Detroit, MI - Small's
10.02.2017 Toronto, ON - Rockpile West
11.02.2017 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
12.02.2017 Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
13.02.2017 Somerville, MA - Once Ballroom
14.02.2017 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
15.02.2017 Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge
16.02.2017 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
17.02.2017 Dayton, OH - Rockstar Pro Arena
19.02.2017 Oklahoma City, OK - Thunder Alley

HAVOK - "World Gone Mad" US Tour supporting Suicidal Tendencies & Crowbar
22.02.2017 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
23.02.2017 San Diego, CA - The Observatory
24.02.2017 Tucson, AZ - Club X
25.02.2017 Farmington, NM - Top Deck
27.02.2017 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
28.02.2017 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
01.03.2017 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
03.03.2017 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04.03.2017 Ft. Meyers, FL - Harborside Events Center
05.03.2017 Tampa, FL - State Theatre
07.03.2017 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
08.03.2017 Lawrence, KS - The Granada
09.03.2017 Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge [No S.T.]
10.03.2017 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall [Record release!]
11.03.2017 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex

HAVOK - North American West Coast Dates with Warbringer & Exmortus
13.03.2017 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven *
14.03.2017 Vancouver, BC - The Venue *
15.03.2017 Portland, OR - Analog Café *
16.03.2017 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge *
17.03.2017 Sacramento, CA - Cafe Colonial *
19.03.2017 West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go *

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

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

 Biters To Support Blackberry Smoke.

Biters.Sunday 5th February 2017
Atlanta's rock n' roll animals BITERS are set to join fellow Atlanta natives BLACKBERRY SMOKE on their tour of the UK & Europe this Spring.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE's frontman, Charlie Starr tells us "We're extremely excited to bring the Georgia boogie to everyone in the UK and Europe with our brethren, BITERS.  This will most likely be a tour to remember!!"

Similarly thrilled, BITERS's Tuk comments "A bunch of wild eyed southern boys roaming through Europe playing rock n roll?  It doesn't get much better than that!  Also, we're really excited to share some of our upcoming record live!"

UK dates line up as follows:

Mon 27th Mar - OXFORD O2 Academy
Tue 28th Mar - LONDON Roundhouse
Wed 29th Mar - NORWICH UEA
Fri 31st Mar - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 1st Apr - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Mon 3rd Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tue 4th Apr - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 6th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri 7th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 8th Apr - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre


Tickets are on sale now from box offices, all usual agents and online via http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blackberry-smoke-tickets.  Dublin tickets are available from http://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198239/1043636.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE's current album, 'Like An Arrow' crashed in to the UK Album Charts at #8 on its release late last year and follows the hugely successful 2015 release, 'Holding All the Roses'.  The band also triumphed on BBC 2's 'Later...with Jools Holland' TV show in October.  Check out the clip at https://youtu.be/Lfjfnn5aNk0.  

Following the release of 'Electric Blood' in the Summer of 2015, BITERS spent the following year on the road and racked up a nomination for 'Best New Band' in Classic Rock Magazine's annual 'Roll of Honour' Awards show.  Check out their video for '1975' here - https://youtu.be/6ZdsmWfKNJU.  BITERS' brand new studio album is set for an early Summer release wit further details being unveiled soon.

You can grab BLACKBERRY SMOKE's 'Like an Arrow' in various formats and bundles, including coloured vinyl, over at http://www.earache.com/likeanarrow.

Snap up BITERS' 'Electric Blood' over at http://biters.earache.com/.

 Crossfaith release Remix EP.

Crossfaith.Sunday 5th February 2017
Crossfaith have dropped a video stream for ‘Revolution – The Bloody Beetroots Remix’, the first single to be taken from the band’s ‘New Age Warriors Remix’ EP which is released on 10th February 2017.

The EP contains remixes from The Bloody Beetroots, Shikari Soundsystem, KSUKE, The Qemists and more.

Check out the new track here: https://youtu.be/zeJ21CbkyeA

Vocalist Kenta Koie says: “We believe there's no border between rock and dance music, and so our new singles on 'New Age Warriors’ have been reconstructed by amazing artists who share this understanding with us. You guys will find new possibilities through these remixes. This is another side of New Age Warriors.  Don't miss it!"
 ‘New Age Warriors Remix’ EP tracklisting:

1. Rx Overdrive (Zardonic Remix)
2. Rx Overdrive (TeddyLoid Remix)
3. Kill 'Em All (The Qemists Remix)
4. Kill 'Em All (Shikari Sound System Remix)
5. Revolution (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
6. Revolution (Ksuke Remix)

Pre-order the EP here: https://unfd.lnk.to/RevolutionBBRemix

Crossfaith tour the UK as main support to Bury Tomorrow on 14th April through to 22nd April where they’ll be joined by Black Peaks and Any Given Day.

April 2017

14 CARDIFF Y Plas
15 MANCHESTER Ritz
16 GLASGOW Garage
17 NEWCASTLE Riverside
19 LEEDS Stylus
21 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
22 LONDON Forum

 Camden Rocks Adds More Bands.

Camden Rocks.Sunday 5th February 2017
Having announced The Damned, Orange Goblin and Ruts DC amongst the first acts to be confirmed for Camden Rocks Festival 2017, today Sheffield’s recently reformed indie pioneers Milburn join the line-up, alongside Camden’s own Carl Barat & The Jackals, The Rifles, The King Blues, The Membranes and many more.

Following a sold-out fifth year in 2016, this year will see Camden Rocks Festival up the stakes again, set to host a staggering 250 bands and artists across 25 of Camden Town’s venues on June 3rd 2017.

“We can't wait to play this year’s Camden Rocks Festival, a great line up as always and right in our own back yard!” say The Rifles.

“Camden Rocks is the weekend when Camden comes as alive as it ever was and should always be. I'm always proud to be a part of it.” Carl Barat adds.

Speaking ahead of The King Blues’ appearance, frontman Itch says, “We are ridiculously excited to be playing at Camden Rocks this year. Camden was where we cut our teeth and has been a spiritual home for us. I can't wait for this one!”

Camden Rocks 2017 will also host a special reformation from original Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook’s The Professionals, and in addition to Milburn, Carl Barat & The Jackals, The King Blues, The Rifles and The Membranes, Andy Cairns of alt-metal mainstays Therapy? will also perform an acoustic set.

"I'm honoured and excited to be part of the burgeoning Camden Rocks festival this year,” Cairns says. “My previous experience of the event was amazing and I'm very much looking forward to getting stuck in to 2017's chapter. See you there!”

Further line-up additions are noted below in bold.

The Damned, Orange Goblin, The Ruts DC, The King Blues, The Professionals, Hey! Hello!, Anti Nowhere League, The Urban Voodoo Machine, The RainBand, Young Kato, Stone Broken, Big Boy Bloater and the Limits, MOSES, Screaming Eagles, Imperial Leisure, Habitats, The Main Grains, Napoleon, Slydigs, Max Raptor, Losers, Cortes, Colour Of Noise, Courage My Love, Black Orchid Empire, Jasmine Rodgers, Straight Lines, Yonaka, Exist Immortal, The Anita Chellamah Band, Dirty Thrills, The Blinders, Inklings, MassMatiks, Hands Off Gretel, Fizzy Blood, Broken Witt Rebels, Louise Distras, Millie Manders & The ShutUp, Forte, Stereo Juggernaut, Black Sixteen, Lucie Barat & The Au Revoirs, HVMM, Halflives, Weirds, Frauds, Holding Absence, When We Were Wolves, Bare Knuckle Parade, Lupus-Dei, Liines, Tigress, Divides, Single By Sunday, John, Desert Planes, Happy Accidents, Brandy Row, Role Models, Tim Muddiman & The Strange, Chinese Missy, Alana Bondi, Itamar, Oxygen Thief, The Franklys, CUTE CUTE DEΔTH, Heel, The Kut, Secret Cameras, Yungblud, Kidbrother & Veridian.
Camden Rocks Festival 2017 venues include: Koko, Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Camden Market Amphitheatre, Dingwalls, Proud, Camden Assembly, The Black Heart, The Monarch, The Forge, The Crowndale, Dublin Castle, Devonshire Arms, Irish Centre, Dingwalls Canal side, Bloc Bar, Hawley Arms, Good Mixer, Brew Dog, Fifty Five, Be At One & Winnicott.
Early-bird tickets for Camden Rocks Festival 2017 are now sold out. £39.50 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees.
www.camdenrocksfestival.com/tickets

 The raven Age Sign To BMG Records.

The Raven Age.Sunday 5th February 2017
Hotly-tipped Brit crew The Raven Age are pleased to announce they have signed a record deal with renowned label BMG. The band's debut album 'Darkness Will Rise' is set for release March 17, 2017. Pre-order the digipack CD or digital release at: https://bmg.lnk.to/dfCwYEM. Fans will also be able to pick it up on double gatefold vinyl.

The group's name is derived from the ravens of the Tower Of London. Historically, ravens were drawn to the tower because of the blood and carrion in which they consumed. They became the guardians of the tower, dwelling within the grounds. Legend has it that if the ravens ever leave or fly away, the tower and monarchy of Britain will fall.

Fred Casimir, BMG's Executive Vice President Continental Europe states, "We're delighted to be able to sign such a promising new artist ahead of their debut album release. The Raven Age are already making their mark on the rock & metal world. There is a huge level of anticipation around 'Darkness Will Rise' and a lot of excitement around what's to come."

The Raven Age are celebrating by sharing brand new song 'Salem's Fate', inspired by the infamous Salem witch trials in 1692. Watch the haunting video via Kerrang! at: http://www.kerrang.com/47147/raven-age-sign-record-deal-reveal-new-video/.  

Founding member/guitarist George Harris comments,"'Darkness Will Rise' entails a wide spectrum of The Raven Age's sound and influence. It's fast, heavy, soft, epic, dynamic and dramatic... All the things we love to hear as fans and take inspiration from. 'Salem's Fate' is one of our favourite tracks from the album and the video is a great representation of the dark imagery we enjoy creating."

The full track listing for 'Darkness Will Rise' [cover artwork attached]  is:
1. Darkness Will Rise
2. Promised Land  (video: https://youtu.be/wyaCCutW7OY)
3. Age Of The Raven
4. The Death March
5. Salem's Fate
6. The Merciful One
7. Eye Among The Blind
8. Winds Of Change
9. Trapped Within The Shadows
10. My Revenge
11. The Dying Embers Of Life
12. Angel In Disgrace
13. Behind The Mask

The band's self-titled debut EP has amassed over 2.3 million streams since its release in 2014, when it peaked at #1 on Amazon's Hot New Release Chart. In 2016, The Raven Age racked up more than half a million Spotify listeners and toured 36 countries, winning over Iron Maiden's fans in a challenging support slot. No strangers to the road, The Raven Age have also already toured with Mastodon, Gojira, Tremonti, Opeth, and Ghost. The five-piece will traverse Europe through Feb-Mar 2017, as special guests to metal legends Anthrax. UK dates are as follows:
Thu 9th Feb - BIRMINGHAM Institute
Fri 10th Feb - LONDON Forum
Sat 11th Feb - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Mon 13th Feb - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 14th Feb - MANCHESTER Academy
Wed 15th Feb - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Thu 16th Feb - NEWCASTLE Northumbria University
Fri 17th Feb - NORWICH UEA
The Raven Age also perform at HAMMERFEST in Pwllheli on Friday, 24th March.

 Ghost Bath To Support Katatonia.

Ghost Bath.Sunday 5th February 2017
After making their exciting UK live debut main stage at Bloodstock Festival last summer, depressive black metal merchants GHOST BATH, have confirmed they will return to the UK and also visit Ireland this May with Swedish metallers KATATONIA.

Frontman Nameless commented: "We had a blast in the UK last year and have been itching to return since. It will be great to play for you all and show off some brand new material."

Confirmed tour dates are as follows. Tickets on sale now and available via the links below:
KATATONIA w/ Ghost Bath
7th May – Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/brudenell-social-club/1065068 
8th May – Bristol – The Marble Factory
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/the-marble-factory-bristol/1065532
9th May – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/the-slade-rooms/1065490
10th May – Southampton – Engine Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/engine-rooms/1065533
11th May – Manchester – Sound Control
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/sound-control/1065287
12th May – Glasgow – Garage
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/katatonia-glasgow-12-05-2017/event/36005238920F2D96
13th May – Belfast – Limelight 2
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/katatonia-belfast-13-05-2017/event/38005239A9460D24
14th May – Dublin – Academy
http://www.ticketmaster.ie/katatonia-dublin-05-14-2017/event/18005239CEFF3D8B

 Imagine Dragons Back With New Single 'Believer'.

Imagine Dragons.Thursday 2nd February 2017
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons release a brand-new single entitled "Believer" on KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records, impacting March 17th.

"Believer" is available now for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers https://lnk.to/ID-BelieverPR

Vocalist Dan Reynolds says about the track:  "This last year has really been the most centred and positive of my life.  This song explains my realization that the emotional pain I faced the last few years actually helped me progress to this healthier mental space - that adversity truly is what helps you become a believer in yourself."

In the US, the track will run as the soundtrack for a Nintendo ad during the Super Bowl, and "Believer" will power the visuals. Watch it on Nintendo's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/nintendo.

Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons released their debut album 'Night Visions' in 2012 selling nearly four million copies worldwide, and becoming the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. The standout single, 'Radioactive' went 9x platinum and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for "Best Rock Performance." The follow up Smoke + Mirrors debuted at #1 in the UK Chart and went on to sell 165,000 copies.

 Masked Intruder Unleash New Song 'First Star Tonight'.

Masked Intruder.Thursday 2nd February 2017
Enigmatic pop-punk misfits Masked Intruder have premiered a new video for 'First Star Tonight'  via Punktastic.
'First star tonight is taken off latest EP 'Love and Other Crimes' out via Pure Noise Records.

You can watch new video for 'First Start Tonight' HERE

Talking on new video vocalist Blue says:
"This video is like a public service announcement about the dangers of live music. Like, a lot of people don't realize it, but this shit is risky business. And I'm not talking about Tom Cruise movies. And, if I was talking about Tom Cruise movies, I'd be talking about Legend, cause that shit is THE BOMB. But, I'm not, so whatever. The point is, watch out!

We shot this video at The Frequency in Madison Wisconsin, which is where we played our first show ever of all time! The show depicted in this video seems like it would be our last show ever of all time. It's just a video, though, so chill. No Intruders or cops were harmed in the making, but several pizzas and a lot of booze got fucked up real bad.

All the actors and extras in the video are fans that responded to an Instagram casting call! Thanks everyone! It was directed by Bobby Makar with assistance from Chris Norman, and we're stoked on it!
Cool!'"

You can see Masked Intruder on tour this month supporting Me First and The Gimme Gimmes at the following dates:
 22nd February O2 Ritz- Manchester  
 23rd February  O2 Academy - Bristol
24th February O2 Institute - Birmingham
25th February O2 Shepherd's Bush - London

 Converge And Explosions In The Sky To Headline Arctangent Festival 2017.

Converge.Thursday 2nd February 2017
The incredible ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2017 (ATG) is GO!
Set on Fernhill Farm, only 10 miles from Bristol, tickets are now on sale and the dates are set, August 17th/18th/19th.

The 2017 headliners were announced exclusively last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, and they are:
Converge and Explosions In The Sky. The next announcement for the festival will be on February 10th 2017, where another 10 brilliant bands will be revealed.

Massachusetts pioneers of extreme, abrasive music, Converge are regarded as one of the most original and innovative bands to emerge from the punk underground. From Converge front man, Jacob Bannon -

"It's a great honour for Converge to be performing at this year's Arctangent Festival. Every year to date the lineup has been relevant and diverse, two great qualities that we like to see in festivals."

Texas’ Explosions in the Sky are a band who somehow mix shoegaze, electronic experimentation, punk damaged dub, noise, and ambient folk without a hint of contrivance.

ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL 2017 ticket link - HERE
Radio 1 Rock Show exclusive first announcement (Sunday Jan 29th) - HERE

From festival booker, James Scarlet - “Once people have been to ATG, they seem to come back every year. It has this amazing sense of community and really feels like we’re all part of a secret club that the rest of the world doesn’t know about. Watching an unknown, but amazing, band play at midday to a thousand people really helps with my faith in humanity! But nothing compares to 5,000 people gathering to watch the headliners – Converge and Explosion in the Sky this year will be out of this world and I guarantee that ArcTanGent 2017 will be the best weekend of the summer!”

“The ArcTanGent ethos is all about championing bands that exist just outside of the mainstream music world. We guarantee you the best acts from the worlds of math-rock, noise-rock and post-rock/metal. We’ve got some amazing exclusives this year. The fact is that both Converge and Explosions in the Sky are playing their only UK shows of 2017 at ArcTanGent. So if you want to see them, Fernhill Farm in August is the place to be!”

A little bit about ARCTANGENT:
In recent years, ARCTANGENT has built a reputation for itself as THE emerging UK rock festival, both putting on exclusive performances from exceptional, worldwide artists and supporting new, exciting talent.
Previous acts include American Football, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, La Dispute, And So I Watch You From Afar, Animals As Leaders, Cult of Luna, Deerhoof, The Fall of Troy, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Fuck Buttons, Maybeshewill, Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Arcane Roots and many more.

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands To 2017 Festival.

Bloodstock.Thursday 2nd February 2017
As 2017 settles in, four more brutal bands are locked in for August's best metal weekender; BLOODSTOCK!

Swedish metal marauders, SOILWORK are confirmed for a main stage slot at Catton Park.   

Frontman Björn 'Speed' Strid tells us "We are really thrilled to return to UK soil after a killer mini-tour with Arch Enemy last year.  That ended with one of the most spectacular and sweatiest shows to date at The Underworld in London.  BLOODSTOCK is always a riot and we cannot wait to hit the stage this summer.  Bring it England!!!"  Check out their 'Death In General' video, taken from 2015's 'The Ride Majestic' album here - https://youtu.be/kme-sxY2pAQ.

'Murder metal' outfit, MACABRE are set for a headline slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage.  The Chicago-based band blend elements of true crime, math rock, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more.  Guitarist/vocalist, Corporate Death tells us "We haven't been back to the UK in several years but BLOODSTOCK is exactly where MACABRE should play if you know our music."  Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch this unique band on UK shores!

Metallic Finns WINTERSUN are also lined up to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage.  The band are hard at work on new album, 'The Forest Seasons' which is set for release this Summer via Nuclear Blast.  The band tell us "It'll be great to come back to the atmospheric BLOODSTOCK.  We had a blast in 2011, but this year is extra special since we're going to play new music for you guys!  See ya in August!"  In the meantime, remind yourself of their epic sound with a clip of 'Time', taken from 2012's 'Time I' album - https://youtu.be/alo7A0NLmxU.  

Keen to include bands from less obvious parts of the world too, BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome back Egyptian death metallers, SCARAB, to the Sophie stage.  Warm up your neck with the title track for current album, 'Serpents Of The Nile' - https://youtu.be/uI6k2oAiGYM, and follow all their latest news at www.facebook.com/Scarabegypt.  The band are currently recording their new album, 'Martyrs Of The Storm' so expect some new material at Catton Park this August!

If you're coming to BLOODSTOCK by coach, you might want to secure your spot now to ensure you're not disappointed.  BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities for coaches directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017; Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea, and Worcester.  BIG GREEN COACH will bring you, all your camping gear, & beer supplies and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds.  Check out the details and secure your seat for only a tenner (the rest is payable in July) over at http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.

Also available now is the very popular ticket deposit plan.  The payment scheme helps ease the pain of paying for your standard weekend ticket by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable sums.  Sign up in the ticket store before 28th Feb with an initial payment of £34.80.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £27.80 will debit your bank account on 1st April, May, June and July respectively.  Get full info over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners AMON AMARTH, Sunday's headliners MEGADETH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL and DECAPITATED.  Many more, including our Saturday headliner are still be announced!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media for the latest!

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

 Sumo Cyco To Tour With Devilskin.

Devilskin.Thursday 2nd February 2017
Canadian punk-metallers SUMO CYCO have released a video for their brand new track ‘Move Mountains’ featuring SKINDRED’s Benji Webbe. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album ‘Opus Mar’, which is set for release on 31st March 2017.

“As a band that formed after being inspired by ‘Babylon’ by Skindred, it's absolutely surreal to have collaborated on a song with Benji Webbe,” says frontwoman Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam.“Back in 2015, our UK tour ended in Wales. I knew we were going to be close to Benji's hometown of Newport, so I asked if he'd be down with us coming to film a music video for "Move Mountains". Not only did Benji invite us to film at Dub War's rehearsal space, but he took us out for drinks to the local pubs and we had the best night. This is how we experienced meeting one of my all time favourite vocalists –
 INSANE!!”

Watch ‘Move Mountains’ here: https://youtu.be/ULCUEWDd9_0
 
Produced by Matt Drake (illScarlett) and James ‘LeRock’ Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone), ‘Opus Mar’ fuses hard rock guitar riffs, in-your-face blast beats and dancehall rhythms, all topped off by frontwoman Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam’s electric vocals. SUMO CYCO independently crowdfunded the new album, reaching 249% of their PledgeMusic goal after the buzz of previous single ‘Anti-Anthem’.
 
Sever says: "I Facebook stalked producer James ‘LeRock’ Loughrey after "Ninja" by Skindred was released. I invited him to come see us play the first time we played London in 2014. Luckily he came and liked what he saw, because a year later we were in the London countryside recording "Move Mountains."
 
Check out the artwork and tracklisting for ‘Opus Mar’
‘Opus Mar’ tracklisting:

1. Anti-Anthem
2. Free Yourself
3. Move Mountains ft. Benji Webbe
4. Passengers
5. Brave II
6. Sleep Tight
7. Rivalry
8. Kids of Calamity
9. Won’t Put Me Out
10. Words
11. The Broadcasters (Murdering By Radio)
12. Rally
13. Struggle

Pre-orders are available here: www.pledgemusic.com/sumo-cyco 

SUMO CYCO will embark on their first co-headline tour of the UK in March 2017 with New Zealand alt-metallers DEVILSKIN and their first headline gig in Hull, UK, with a European tour supporting (HED)P.E thereafter.
 
"We honestly can't believe the amazing response we've been getting from the UK audience. We're so stoked to be able to invade again, the band is ready to rock some new tunes and take names!"

 – SUMO CYCO

Catch SUMO CYCO at the following UK shows:

14 March       MANCHESTER, Sound Control
15 March       NEWCASTLE, Think Tank
16 March       GLASGOW, Classic Grand
17 March       CHESTER, Live Rooms
18 March       SHEFFIELD, Corporation
19 March       BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
21 March       HULL, Fruit*
22 March       LONDON, Camden Underworld
23 March       NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
24 March       MILTON KEYNES, Craufurd Arms
25 March       SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads
 
*solo headline show without Devilskin

 Dave Hause Streaming New Album.

Dave Hause.Wednesday 1st February 2017
Rise Records are thrilled to stream the third full length album from DAVE HAUSE, entitled Bury Me In Philly, ahead of its February 3rd release. 

The AV club premiered it which can be seen HERE  

The album was co-produced by Eric Bazilian, the guitar player and songwriter/vocalist for Philadelphia band The Hooters, who Hause calls, "a childhood local hero," along with William Wittman, producer & engineer of albums by Mick Jagger, Cyndi Lauper, and countless others artists. 
Dave Hause is often referred to as "The songwriter's song writer"; here's what a few of his contemporaries have to say about him and his music:
"From his work with the Loved Ones to his solo stuff, Dave Hause is a consistently passionate and engaging songwriter. He brings a sense of urgency to the page (and stage) that takes from the last 50 years of rock and roll and still sounds new and unique. Dave's songs and performances should not be missed. Plus, he looks cool!"  - Craig Finn / The Hold Steady

"I've been sharing stages and singing with Dave Hause for 8 years now and he's still teaching me things I didn't know. A true diamond in the punk rock rough."Frank Turner

"To play music is not just about one record or one show, it's about whether you have the grit to keep going. I've played music long enough now to recognize the lifers and the tourists. Seeing the energy in which Dave Hause plays music, his ability to connect with a crowd, and listening to the depth of his songwriting, one realizes that his name is still going to be on that marquis in your town long after the tourists are gone." -  Tim McIllrath / Rise Against 

"It has truly been an honor to watch such an incredible person become such an incredible artist." - Matt Skiba / Alkaline Trio & Blink 182

Starting on March 1st, Dave Hause and his band, The Mermaid, will embark on a European tour; news of these dates which kick off in Cologne, Germany, comes shortly after Hause wrapped up a string of sold-out tour dates opening up for Bad Religion and Against Me! this past fall. Additionally, the singer has also toured alongside such notable acts such as Hot Water Music, The Gaslight Anthem, and Alkaline Trio, and performed at countless festivals including Reading/Leeds, Pukkelpop, and Hurricane / Southside

 Full tour dates and additional information can be found below. 

Confirmed UK Tour dates with Dead Heavens & Robyn G. Shiels:
March 1 / Cologne, GER / Gloria
March 2 / Hannover, GER / Faust
March 3 / Berlin, GER / Postbahnhof
March 4 / Munster, GER / Skaters
March 5 / Wiesbaden, GER / Schalachthof
March 6 / Vienna, GER / Arena
March 7 / Munich, GER / Strom
March 8 / Zurich, SUI / Dynamo
March 9 / Stuttgart, GER / Universum
March 10 / Amsterdam, NL / Bitterzoet
March 11 / Hasselt, BEL / MOB
March 12 / Brighton, UK / The Haunt
March 13 / Leeds, UK / Brudnell
March 14 / Manchester, UK / Gorilla
March 15 / Glasgow, SCT / King Tuts
March 16 / London, UK / Garage
March 17 / Bristol, UK / Thekla
March 18 / Birmingham, UK / Academy 2
March 19 / Nottingham, UK / Rescue Rooms

 Art Of Anarchy Announce New Album 'The Madness'.

Art Of Anarchy.Wednesday 1st February 2017
Supergroup ART OF ANARCHY are announcing the release their highly anticipated new effort, debuting iconic vocalist Scott Stapp (Creed). The blistering, new hard-rock offering, 'The Madness', is set for a March 24th release via Century Media Records. 

For everything AOA, including upcoming tour dates and news on the band’s upcoming album, head to http://www.artofanarchyband.com/ 

ART OF ANARCHY is one of the rare rock bands where each member has a strong identity, and together creates something special. No filler, just raw talent, and dedication to the music and being true to who they are. The members have collectively sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and have a rock pedigree that most artists would be content to rest their laurels on. But while AOA possesses the star power of a rock "supergroup" in spades, the band's focus is squarely on songwriting and musical craft.

Check out the video for the track 'The Madness' (Official Music Video), taken from the forthcoming album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNy_g6cMlIE

“The Madness” track-listing:
1. Echo of a Scream
2. 1,000 Degrees
3. No Surrender
4. The Madness
5. Won't Let You Down
6. Changed Man
7. A Light In Me
8. Somber
9. Dancing With The Devil
10. Afterburn

Lead guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal hails formerly from Guns N' Roses, while bassist John Moyer first rose to fame as a member of Disturbed. Twin brothers Jon Votta (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums), meanwhile, first gained renown as fixtures on the New York music scene. The most recent addition to the group is Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp (Creed) who replaced the late Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots) as AOA's lead singer.

AOA evolved organically out of an 18-year friendship between Bumblefoot and the Votta brothers. Jon Votta came to Bumblefoot with the idea of putting together a new band with a diverse group of talent and a uniquely melodic and aggressive sound. The group released their self-titled debut album, “Art of Anarchy” in June 2015, featuring the late Scott Weiland on vocals. The album showcased a gritty hard rock edge balanced by a powerful focus on innovative songwriting and skillful musicianship. Bumblefoot shines throughout the album not only as band's co-guitarist (and a world class one at that) but also as the producer and engineer on the album. Jon Votta shares lead responsibilities with Bumblefoot and co-wrote the album with Weiland. Vince Votta brings his powerful rock drumming sensibilities and showmanship, while Moyer brings a punchy bottom end that rounds out the sound of AOA.

The band's next chapter begins now: The addition of Stapp and the electrifying new musical direction he brings ushers in a new era for the group. "I'm excited to be a part of Art of Anarchy," said Stapp. "I appreciate collaborating with other talented artists and I can't wait to share our new music with the fans very soon."

Bumblefoot adds, "Scott's style and the personal lyrics he's been writing are taking the sound in a new direction- one that brings out the best in all of us. It's a new chapter for us all, and I'm looking forward to sharing the new music with the fans and seeing what the future holds."

 Wintersun Reveal New Album Artwork.

Wintersun.Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last week, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death, WINTERSUN, announced their crowdfunding campaign that will start on March 1st and allows the fans to secure their 'Forest Package' - also including their upcoming studio album 'The Forest Seasons' - directly from the band. With the collected amount, front man Jari Mäenpää plans to build his own studio that would finally allow him to record his long-awaited album 'Time II'. Today, WINTERSUN unveil the cover artwork of their third album 'The Forest Seasons'.

Jari Mäenpää states:

"We're proud to show you guys our NEW 3rd full length album cover! The album cover was made in collaboration by Gyula Havancsák and Jari Mäenpää. It illustrates THE AWAKENING of a mystical forest where the seasons are merging together.
By the way, this preview is just 1280 x 720 resolution. Wait till you see it in 5K! ;)
Enjoy guys! This album is sick and minds will be blown! Our INDIEGOGO crowdfunding campaign will start on March 1st where you can order the new album DIRECTLY from us with the highest quality!
Thank you!"
 
- Jari, Jukka, Kai, Teemu


Here is the track list of 'The Forest Seasons':
1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) 14:40
Part I The Dark Slumber
Part II The Awakening
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer) 12:18
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn) 14:08
Part I Haunting Darkness
Part II The Call of the Dark Dream
Part III Beyond the Infinite Universe
Part IV Death
4. Loneliness (Winter) 12:54

In the meantime you can witness the band's return to the stage at the following festivals:

07. - 10.06.         S            Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
30.06. - 02.07.   FIN          Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
11. - 13.08.         P            Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
16. - 19.08.         D            Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
18. - 19.08.        SK           Zvolenská Slatina - More Than Fest

Not familiar with WINTERSUN yet? Check out the bombastic tracks from their last albums here:
'Time' (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alo7A0NLmxU
'Beyond The Dark Sun' (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbsFNSxToPE

 Firespawn Announce New Album.

Firespawn.Wednesday 1st February 2017
Swedish devil worshippers FIRESPAWN have announced the release of 'The Reprobate', the follow-up album of 2015’s much lauded debut album 'Shadow Realms'.

'The Reprobate' will be descent upon mankind on April 28 via Century Media Records. Expect nothing less than a merciless piece of evil, ferocious and blasphemous death metal.
Today the band unveils the cover artwork, as you can see above. It’s an excerpt of a huge painted piece of artwork, done by Mr. Paolo Girardi, who has been responsible for the artwork of FIRESPAWN’s debut album as well as artworks for bands such as Black Breath, Power Trip, Chthe'ilist, Manilla Road and many more.

FIRESPAWN is the incarnate abomination of LG Petrov, Victor Brandt (both Entombed AD), Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, ex-Necrophobic), A. Impaler (Necrophobic, Naglfar) and Matte Modin (Raised Fist, ex-Dark Funeral).

More details on 'The Reprobate' to be revealed in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned and meanwhile check out the three video clips for FIRESPAWN’s debut album 'Shadow Realms':

'Lucifer Has Spoken' (official video):
https://youtu.be/_D225qOxugc

'The Emperor' (official video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLeZZ1A-MiA

'Ruination' (static video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr6QKk-CXBA

 Exodus Announce Download Warm Up Shows.

Exodus.Wednesday 1st February 2017
Bay Area thrash titans Exodus are very pleased to announce they will be returning to our UK soil in June for three performances.
They will be playing at Brighton's Concorde 2 on 7th June and Southend's Chinnery's on 8th June.
These two performances will precede their highly anticipated appearance at legendary Derbyshire based metal festival; Download Festival, on Friday 9th June where they will be headlining The Dogtooth Stage.  

Legendary singer Steve 'Zetro' Souza said on the announcement:

"Exodus are very excited about returning to the UK!! Especially for the shows in Brighton and Southend, early last year we did an extensive tour of the UK, and our shows in Brighton and Southend were absolutely bonkers!! See you all in the pit in June"

Tickets are available here:
7th June – Brighton, Concorde 2
8th June – Southend, Chinnerys
9th June - Donington, Download Festival
Exodus released their latest monumental, studio album 'Blood In Blood Out' in 2014. This was their tenth full-length album and it proved that Holt, Hunting, Gibson, Altus, and Souza still have the fortitude, chops, and talent to deliver top-notch, ballad-free tunes that stand out without straying from their band's core aesthetic.

The title of the album encapsulates Holt's approach to Exodus:
"When I was working on the record, I was sitting around watching TV series like 'Gangland' and all these locked-up prison reality shows and I thought, 'Yeah, that's like Exodus.' It's a brotherhood. You bleed to get in, you bleed to get out. I've been doing this kind of music since I was a teenager and I'll be doing it 'til I can't physically do it anymore. It was always my grand vision to do a two-part Rush/King Crimson epic of thrash metal, and we did it. I kind of got that out of my system, so this time I wanted everything to sound more natural, shorter, and to the point. Get in and get out. So this one is a little more to the roots. Maybe some of that old 'Bonded By Blood' influence came out and it's heavy as fuck, but that's the way we like it."

'Blood In Blood Out' is as easy to grasp as a machete with finger notches in the handle and Holt has lost none of the rage and hunger he had in his teens (and he's long since mastered his craft). The eleven pulse-pounding tunes on the album are among Exodus' best, signalling a rebirth as much as an evolution. The title track storms out of the gate with chunky, rapid-fire guitars, hammering beats, and gang vocals on the chorus, not to mention the signature vocals of long-time singer Steve "Zetro" Souza, who had recently returned the band. Souza added significantly to the tone and attitude of the album, having sung with Exodus from 1986 to 1992, and again between 2002 and 2004.  Souza wasn't the only performer on 'Blood In Blood Out' who had been out of the band for more than a decade. Original band guitarist Kirk Hammett (yes, of Metallica!) dropped by the studio to contribute a solo to 'Salt the Wound.'

You can purchase 'Blood In Blood Out' here:
'Blood In Blood Out' CD
'Blood In Blood Out' Limited Edition CD + DVD

"I'm not happy unless I see someone out there in the pit, bleeding and smiling." – Gary Holt

For the troops in the trenches, it began in 1982 with a low generation copy of a local band's three-song demo. For some, it began with their first listen to Combat Records' version of 'Bonded By Blood' in 1986. As the original architects of the thrash metal scene, Exodus have battled every kind of adversity over the past 30 years and used it all as fuel to stoke their ever-raging fire.  Short-lived trends, line-up shifts, label conflicts, even the death of founding vocalist Paul Baloff couldn't stop the beast.

One cannot discuss the power and influence of Exodus without going into the genealogy of metal music itself. Long hailed as the band that spawned the burgeoning Bay Area Thrash scene in the early '80s. At the beginning of their career they gained huge notoriety in the international underground scene as a result of the tape trading community. Their dynamic guitar riffing, adrenaline-inducing drum work, and bloodied live shows made all the difference in the band's mission to take Bay Area Thrash to a worldwide audience. By 1983, the band line-up included guitarist Rick Hunolt and bassist Rob McKillop and had inspired the likes of Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, and Vio-lence. Exodus' debut, the immortal, must-have, undisputed thrash classic 'Bonded By Blood' was released in 1985 via Torrid Records (then re-released in 1986 on Combat Records), and a vast tour with Slayer and Venom propelled the band into a household name.

 Vampire Release New Album Cover.

Vampire.Wednesday 1st February 2017
VAMPIRE have unveiled the cover for their upcoming second full length album 'With Primeval Force', a monstrous piece of handcrafted art by renowned artist Nick Keller (http://cargocollective.com/nickbkeller). 'With Primeval Force' is set to be released on April 21 through Century Media records.
 
With the release of their self-titled debut album and the follow-up EP 'Cimmerian Shade' VAMPIRE already made quite an impression on the extreme metal scene with their unique mixture of harsh Teutonic thrash metal riffs, sombrous melodies and ghoulish vocals from the grave.

The new album offers nine tracks of furious and nightmarish death/thrash metal. Still remaining true to the path they have chosen, VAMPIRE have further embedded a dimension of eeriness, a baleful aura that indwells every track like a black spell.
 
A rough mix version of the album track “Skull Prayer” has been made available. Check it out here: http://smarturl.it/VampireSKULLPRAYER

 Depeche Mode To Release New Album 'Spirit' In March.

Depache Mode.Wednesday 1st February 2017
Iconic, multi-platinum selling musical pioneers Depeche Mode will release their much anticipated new single "Where's The Revolution" on Friday, February 3rd. The track, which Depeche Mode teased during their highly viewed press conference in Milan this past fall, is the first new music from the band in four years and the first offering from their impending 14th studio album, Spirit, which will be released globally on March 17th on Columbia Records.

Spirit marks the band's first collaboration with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) and serves as the follow up to the band's blockbuster 2013 album Delta Machine which debuted at #1 in 12 countries.  The album has already garnered critical acclaim in early previews, with Q Magazine calling Spirit "the most energized Depeche Mode album in years".

Depeche Mode will support the release of the LP with an extensive world tour, giving both new and lifelong fans alike a chance to experience the band's stunning live shows. The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour, on sale now, will see the band play to over 1.5 million fans at 34 shows in 21 countries throughout Europe. The tour kicks off May 5th in Stockholm, Sweden and will stop at stadiums across Europe before continuing beyond summer with shows in North and South America.

For the full summer tour schedule and to sign up to receive announcements about upcoming tour dates, please visit www.depechemode.com

 Mallory Knox Release New Single 'Better Off Without You'.

Mallory Knox.Monday 1st February 2017
Today Mallory Knox return with 'Better Off Without You', the second single to be lifted from their
forthcoming third album 'Wired' , released March 10th on RCA. 

Written about the prescription drug Citalopram, used to treat anxiety and depression, 'Better Off Without You' was borne out of bassist Sam Douglas' frustration towards a doctor who took a particularly lax approach to his treatment. 'For something so personal it all felt very impersonal' recalls Sam of the experience that provoked one of the band's most pertinent, thought-provoking tracks to date. Drawing on their characteristically thunderous style, 'Better Off Without You' leaves no doubt in the listener's mind that Mallory Knox are back in full force with something important to say.

Defined by psychological conflict, 'Wired' documents a journey of self-discovery for the band. 'Sometimes the biggest part i s the realisation that you are fucked up,' Mikey says, 'and you do need to sort yourself out if you're ever going to find a pathway to happiness, that leads you away from the vices that deafen you daily.' The future of the band, though, seems impossibly bright.

'Better Off Without You' follows album opener and lead single 'Giving It Up', which was praised by BBC Radio 1's MistaJam for its 'completely undeniable' energy and spent five weeks on their playlist. The Cambridge five-piece have previously released three Radio 1 A-Listed singles, sold out London's 3,700-capacity Roundhouse, played the main stages at Reading & Leeds and Download and reached #16 on the UK Album Chart with their last album 'Asymmetry'. This year, the band will embark on an extensive UK headline tour, including two nights at London's Koko , with further dates to be announced later in the year.

'Wired' will be released March 10th on RCA, including the following tracks:

  1. Giving It Up
  2. California
  3. Wired
  4. For You
  5. Midnight
  6. Better Off Without You
  7. Falling in Love
  8. Lucky Me
  9. Saviour
  10. Come Back Around
  11. Mother


Pre order 'Wired' here:
Official Store
Apple Music / iTunes Spotify
Google Play Amazon

Mallory Knox will play the following live dates in 2017.
 
20 Mar          Bristol, O2 Academy
21 Mar          Cardiff, Tramshed
22 Mar          Norwich, UEA
24 Mar          Birmingham, O2 Institute 
25 Mar          Sheffield, Leadmill
26 Mar          Cambridge, Corn Exchange
28 Mar          Aberdeen, Garage
29 Mar          Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
31 Mar          Newcastle, University SU
1 April           Liverpool, O2 Academy
2 April           Portsmouth, Pyramids
4 April           Oxford, O2 Academy
5 April          London, KOKO
6 April          London, KOKO

 Sanctury Release New Lyric Video.

Sanctury.Monday 1st February 2017
Century Media Records and legendary US metal act SANCTUARY have teamed up to release 'Inception', a collection of presumed lost 1986 studio recordings, on February 24, 2017.

Magically restored, remixed and remastered by Zeuss (Queensrÿche, Hatebreed), SANCTUARY now presents another track taken from this release, the previously unreleased 'Dream Of The Incubus'!

Guitarist Lenny Rutledge comments:
“‘Dream Of The Incubus’ was one of those forgotten SANCTUARY songs. It’s awesome to see it finally get released. I believe we only played ‘Incubus’ live one time. This video footage was from our first Seattle show in the late 80s at a venue called The OZ. The introduction at the beginning is Jeff Gilbert from the radio show “Brain Pain”. Jeff was a huge help to SANCTUARY and many other Seattle bands from that time frame.”

Watch the lyric video for 'Dream Of The Incubus (Demo 1986)' and enjoy some glorious, wild and raw 80’s nostalgia: https://youtu.be/Zw2Y4VE40Ec

'Inception' will be available as Gatefold LP on 180 gram vinyl and comes with a 12-page LP-sized booklet, poster, and the album on CD as additional extra. Apart from that it will be released as Special Edition CD Digipak with a 28-page booklet, and digital album.

Apart from rare photos, flyers, artwork sketches, the booklet also offers detailed liner notes by Lenny Rutledge covering SANCTUARY’s early history.

See below for a list of coloured vinyl limitations and various pre-ordering options:

Red vinyl – limited to 100 copies! CMDistro EU exclusive – few copies left!
Gold vinyl - limited to 200 copies! CMDistro EU
Buy above mentioned colours here: http://smarturl.it/inceptionCMDistro
Dark green vinyl - limited to 200 copies! Pre-order now: http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/produkte/tontraeger/vinyl/lp-cd/sanctuary-inception-dark-green-vinyl.html
Clear vinyl – limited to 200 copies! Pre-order now:
http://www.hrrshop.de/SANCTUARY-Inception-LP-CD-LTD-CLEAR
Black vinyl – not limited

Click here to see further selected stores and download/streaming platforms:
http://smarturl.it/SanctuaryINCEPTION

Pre-order the digital album and get the singles 'Dream Of The Incubus' and 'Die For My Sins' straight away:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/inceptioniTunes
AmazonMP3: http://smarturl.it/inceptionAmazonMP3
 
Recorded in March of 1986 ('Soldiers Of Steel', 'Battle Angels') at Triad Studios in Redmond, Washington and Studio One in White Center between April and July 1986, 'Inception' contains previously unreleased highlights such as 'Dream of The Incubus' and 'I Am Insane' as well as several classic 'Refuge Denied' songs allowing you to delve deep into the Seattle legend’s beginnings.

With several festivals already booked for next year, a new album in the works, 'Inception' being released, 2017 shall be the year when past and future of SANCTUARY unite. Look forward to the next assault of the soldiers of steel!

SANCTUARY – 'Inception' track-listing:
1. Dream Of The Incubus
2. Die For My Sins
3. Soldiers Of Steel
4. Death Rider / Third War
5. White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
6. Ascension To Destiny
7. Battle Angels
8. I Am Insane
9. Veil Of Disguise

SANCTUARY live
15.06.2017 – 17.06.2017 (DE) ST. GOARSHAUSEN / Rockfels, Loreley
16.06.2017 - 18.06.2017 (FR) CLISSON / Hellfest
17.06.2017 (BE) DESSEL / Graspop Metal Meeting
12.07.2017 (DE) BALINGEN / Bang Your Head!!!, Messegelände
14.07.2017 - 15.07.2017 (SE) GAVLE / Gefle Metal Festival
24.07.2017 - 28.07.2017 (SV) TOLMIN / Metaldays
27.07.2017 - 29.07.2017 (DE) BRANDE-HOERNERKIRCHEN / Headbangers Open Air
03.08.2017 – 05.08.2017 (DE) WACKEN / Wacken Open Air

 Blondie To Release New Album 'Pollinator'.

Blondie.Wednesday 1st February 2017
Blondie lights up 2017 with the release of their 11th studio album Pollinator by BMG on May 5th – an incredible new record and a modern take on the classic, vintage sound of one of the world's most influential and legendary bands. 

New York's famed recording studio, The Magic Shop, notably known for David Bowie's last two albums as well as one by Lou Reed, was a particularly fitting setting to inspire Blondie's musical creativity.  The last album recorded at The Magic Shop prior to its closure, Pollinator is a riot of sound and musical colour; its 11 tracks represent the continuation of a 40+ year musical conversation that Blondie started.

From the new album Pollinator, the lead single "Fun" is available to stream and download now. Plus a highly collectible 7" vinyl pressing of "Fun" will be available to order from independent retailers on February 1st - with only 1000 copies available.

"Fun" co writer and TV On the Radio's Dave Sitek, perhaps more a descendent of Blondie's New York post-punk legacy, returns them to a 21st Century Studio 54 with the new single. With Debbie Harry and the band sounding better than ever, Blondie's euphoric new track plays like the best party ever thrown, and captures that unique combination of their enviable cool and sheer melodic joy.

Blondie's classic writing duo of Chris Stein and Debbie Harry are at the heart of Pollinator's creation - with "Doom Or Destiny" and "Love Level", while keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen's two tracks ("Already Naked" / "Too Much") prove the band continues to evolve almost song by song. Blondie's founding drummer Clem Burke provides the unmistakably thrilling propulsion throughout. 

And Chris Stein's fascination with modern culture sees him mine a song from Adam Johnston aka an Unkindness ("Fragments"), first heard as a sample on the Vancouver based indie artist's YouTube movie reviews.

Producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, John Grant, War On Drugs, David Byrne) brought the band into the studio to record live, capturing the essence of one of the founders of punk rock, a genre that defined his life.

Pop's uber writers and chart queens Sia (the shimmering synth led "Best Day Ever") and Charli XCX (digital, bubble gum punk of "Gravity") are fans invited by an admiring Blondie to contribute. 

The Smiths' Johnny Marr, an old friend and admirer writes "My Monster" and joins the band on guitar, while Dev Hynes (Blood Orange, Lightspeed Champion) cements an enduring partnership with Blondie by channeling shards of "Heart Of Glass" into the irresistible "Long Time".

Along the way, Joan Jett and Laurie Anderson make studio appearances ("Doom or Destiny") along with The Gregory Brothers ("When I Gave Up On You").

>"Their material is part of us and we are part of them", says frontwoman Debbie Harry of their co-writers, all of whom were influenced by her band in the first place, "It's a celebration of recycling!"

Sounding more vital and essential then ever, Pollinator is a Blondie record for 2017 that stands alongside any in their extraordinary career.

World-renowned artist Shepard Fairey has designed the Pollinator artwork which, as well as CD, digital and heavy weight vinyl, will be available as a limited edition 7" box set. Fans will also be able to order a limited red heavy weight vinyl album from the artist store and an exclusive white heavy weight vinyl from independent retailers.

Blondie have already announced April 2017 Australia and New Zealand dates, which are soon to be followed by the concert dates in the US and Canada (summer 2017), the UK and Europe.

Blondie are: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Matt Katz-Bohen, Leigh Foxx and Tommy Kessler.
Pollinator Track List:
1. Doom or Destiny
2. Long Time
3. Already Naked
4. Fun
5. My Monster
6. Best Day Ever
7. Gravity
8. When I Gave Up On You
9. Love Level
10. Too Much
11. Fragments

 Slam Dunk Festival Adds More Bands.

Slam Dunk Festival.Wednesday 1st February 2017
Showing no signs of slowing down, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 have unveiled that Neck Deep, Citizen, Turnover, Set It Off, Memphis May Fire, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills and Oceans Ate Alaska will join headliners Enter Shikari for the biggest pop-punk festival of the year.

Welsh pop-punk sensations Neck Deep have enjoyed a mammoth 18 months, taking over festival main stages and leading a generation with their infectious singalong hooks on both sides of the Atlantic. With debut album 'Wishful Thinking’ already landing as one of the genre’s definitive releases of the past few years, their return to Slam Dunk is set to be a true coronation of a band primed to continue their emphatic journey.

Coming from the ever evolving Run For Cover Records stable, labelmates Citizen and Turnover will be making their first appearances at Slam Dunk Festival.

On their return to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival, Citizen say;

Everyone in Citizen is ecstatic to return to the U.K. Likewise, it's exciting being able to play a fest and see some friends, something we're not often able to do overseas.”

Leading with anthemic singalongs and unrelenting beatdowns alike, both Set it Off and Memphis May Fire will be making their return to Slam Dunk Festival.

Set It Off, the upbeat Floridian mob who are renowned for their exhilarating live show will be bringing their extensive feelgood back catalogue to the festival with acclaimed singles such as ‘Forever Stuck In Our Youth’ and ‘Ancient History’. Metal powerhouse Memphis May Fire are also set to bring a high-octane performance to Slam Dunk Festival 2017 as they return to the stage with blistering new album ‘This Light I Hold’.

Cody Carson of Set It Off says;

"Slam Dunk is one of our favorite festivals to play! You guys never hold back, the energy is insane, and we get to see all of our friends in other bands that we usually don't get to see otherwise. We can't wait to play some new stuff for you all finally!"

Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire says;

"This will be our 3rd time playing Slam Dunk Festival & we couldn't be more excited about it! The UK feels like a 2nd home to us these days so we're itching to get back & play material from our new album 'This Light I Hold'!"

Fearless Records will be delivering an incredible metalcore invasion as the visceral I Prevail, melodic thrillers Ice Nine Kills and tech-heavy Oceans Ate Alaska are all set to storm Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield this May.

Brian Burkheiser of I Prevail says;

"From the day we started I Prevail we've had an insane amount of support coming from the U.K.  The rock music community there is world class. We couldn't be more excited to be a part of a festival like Slam Dunk. We've been waiting a very long time to head across the pond and give it our all performing for the fans that mean so much to us. See you all soon."

Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills says;

""I couldn't think of a better way to return to the U.K. than by doing Slam Dunk. I've admired the festival from afar for years so it's very exciting to finally be a part of it."

On their debut Slam Dunk Festival performance, Oceans Ate Alaska say;

'Slam Dunk's a huge festival we've all gone to for years and we're really excited to be playing this year's line up for the first time. Coming from Birmingham, we're stoked to be representing the UK's Midlands music scene!'

Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch the finest in alternative music.

FULL LINE-UP TO DATE
Enter Shikari, Neck Deep, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, Citizen, Turnover, Set It Off,  Against Me! The Bronx, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Memphis May Fire, The Movielife, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cute Is What We Aim For, We The Kings, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, Oceans Ate Alaska, Trophy Eyes, Like Pacific.

TICKET INFORMATION
Advance tickets £44 or £49 with after party are on sale now. www.slamdunkmusic.com

 Green Day Announce British Summer Time Support.

British Summer Time.Tuesday 31st January 2017
Just when you thought a date with Green Day at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park couldn't get any better, eight mega bands have been announced, completing the essential rock line up of the summer. Their Hyde Park show is part of their incredible Revolution Radio Tour.

Rancid will be hitting Hyde Park in continued support of Green Day's massive Revolution Radio world tour. Founded by 1980s punk veterans Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, Rancid is often credited, along with Green Day, for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock during the mid-1990s.

The band's colossal hits include Ruby Soho and Time Bomb from theirplatinum-selling album '...And Out Come the Wolves'. They have released eight groundbreaking albums, selling over four million records worldwide. Off the back of their headlining South American tour this spring, plus their UK and European tour dates with Green Day, the mighty Rancid will be bringing a slice of chaos to the crowds of London this July.

Also joining Green Day is New York's wildest Gypsy punk group, Gogol Bordello. The band rose to mainstream fame in 2005 with the release of their thunderous track Start Wearing Purple, taken from the their third album 'Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike'. The band's latest album 'Pura Vida Conspiracy' was released in 2013. Its title derives from a Spanish slang phrase for "pure life", a theme that undoubtedly resonates with the band. Known for their theatrical stage shows and the immense force of energy that is Ukranian front man Euguene Katz, Gogol Bordello are guaranteed to set Hyde Park alight.

Sweden's coolest garage band The Hives will be warming up the crowds for Green Day on 1st July. Hailed as one of the best live rock bands of the 21st century, The Hives stormed to stardom in 2000 with the release of album  "Veni Vidi Vicious", including infectious hit Hate To Say I Told You So. Hot off the heels of their European and UK tour this spring, howlin' lead singer Pelle Almqvis, plus Nicholaus Arson, Vigilante Carlstroem, Chris Dangerous and The Johan and Only will make their debut Hyde Park appearance this summer.

Australian punk rockers The Living End will also be taking to the stage in support of Green Day. The trio is gearing up for Hyde Park with a tour of their homeland in March before bringing fresh material to the UK from their brand new album "Shift" (out May 13th). Crowds can expect exciting new tunes to combine with classic fan favourites Prisoner of Society and Roll On.

Beach Slang first made their mark on the scene with hit Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? and have continued to produce punk rock anthems ever since. Known for their unrestrained and even more unapologetic onstage presence, Beach Slang's set is guaranteed to bring the right amount of chaos to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park this summer.

American punk rockers SWMRS have taken influence from the Beach Boys, The Ramones and everything in between to form their very own brand of rock n' roll. With a series of profound releases since their formation in 2004, this year will see their latest record Drive North hit the UK in March and then on to the London's Hyde Park in July.

From their beginnings in drummer Jacob Faber's basement in Brooklyn, Sunflower Bean have come a long way. Having rounded off 2016 with a UK tour in support of their debut album "Human Ceremony", the trio are making a welcome return to London to give us one hell of a show.

Last but not least, new kids on the block Public Access TV have been creating a buzz on their musical journey so far – and for good reason. Having released their debut album in September last year, the band has kick-started 2017 with a US tour and will no doubt be ready to land in London and show us what they've got!

An epic day filled with epic bands; Green Day will be joined on Saturday 8th July by Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Sunflower Bean and Public Access TV – all at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017.

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

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

About Green Day:

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

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

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

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

 Loads Of Acts Added To Live At Leeds.

Live At Leeds.Tuesday 31st January 2017
Cementing its position as the definitive opener for the summer festival season, Live At Leeds has announced a string of new names sure to leave their mark this April, with performances that’ll set the path for the year ahead in music.

Leading the new batch of bands and artists set to descend on Leeds City Centre this April is Rag ‘N’ Bone Man. Complete with one of the most recognisable voices of 2017, his staggering rise over the past 12 months has seen Rag ‘N’ Bone Man become the most-talked about name in modern music - with his all-conquering anthem ‘Human’ an exciting introduction to the soul-infused tales of heartache and triumph that’ll pepper his upcoming debut album. Fresh from being named the BRITS Critics Choice, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s set at Live At Leeds this year is destined to be a true “I Was There” moment.

Nothing But Thieves are primed to touch down at this year’s Live At Leeds, bringing the runaway success of their self-titled debut to the city, a collection that has taken them around the globe and onto prized headline slots. A band destined for greatness, they’re ones not to miss at Live At Leeds this year. Honeyblood will be hitting the festival with a barrage of infectious spiky hooks after returning last year with second album ‘Babes Never Die’. With a live show that’ll grab everyone’s attention from the first note, their appearance at Live At Leeds will celebrate a band well and truly in full flight, and one that’s destined to hit bigger stages from here on out. Equally as ambitious are Aussie trio DMA’s, bringing their Britpop inspired singalong anthems to Live At Leeds after a jam-packed appearance at last year’s festival. Expect stadium-sized euphoria and a passionate evening of heart on the sleeve tales, as their breakthrough year continues.

Speaking about returning to Live At Leeds, DMA’s said:

"Really looking forward to playing Live At Leeds - last year was sick"
 
Laden with a wall of psychedelic sound, Temples are primed with one of the most anticipated releases of the year - with their new album ‘Volcano’ set to erupt in March. With a sound that blends generations of innovative rock and an unfaltering passion for experimental edges, expect Temples to be one of the most talked about sets of the day. The squad are back in town as The Hunna return to Live At Leeds, turning things up to ‘100’ with a set crammed full of instantly adored moments as one of the true breakthrough bands of the past 12 months roll into the city. Vying for that crown of loved masses are Clean Cut Kid - shimmering into the year with passionate and lush tales of heartache and bliss with effervescent fun flowing through them. Lead by the distinctive voice of frontman Mike Halls, Clean Cut Kid are guaranteed to bring one of the most life-affirming sets of the day, as Liverpool’s finest takeover Live At Leeds.

Marking the announcement, The Hunna’s Prince Jammer said:

"Excited to play live at Leeds again this year! last year for us was an introduction. This year we have even more to prove... Be ready 👊🏼"

Sunshine-synth poppers Fickle Friends will be gliding into Live At Leeds with their infectious blend of summer melodies and pop hooks, marking a moment where one of the nation’s next big favourites marks their stamp on 2017. Also joining the bill for Live At Leeds 2017, is the wistful charm of Gabrielle Aplin, packed with a catalogue of instantly vibrant and recognisable hits such as ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’, ‘Home’ and her own version of ‘The Power Of Love’ which are sure to trigger a choir of fans when she takes the stage at Live At Leeds 2017. On the other end of the spectrum, and showcasing the sheer breadth in style and swagger that makes Live At Leeds such a key date in the summer calendar - is The Moonlandingz. The semi-fictional ‘ouija psych-pop’ supergroup remain one of the most cult-like offerings in modern rock, combining members of the Fat White Family and The Eccentronic Research Council into a live spectacle that is as unmissable as it is unpredictable. Sparks will fly at Live At Leeds when The Moonlandingz come to town.

Across the city, even more rising stars are set to stamp their own legacy on 2017 - combining not only the most talked-about sounds but also the most refreshing, to form a lineup that’s bursting at the seams with standout moments. On one side there’s the sharp sugar hit of Dream Wife, the savagely raw tones of Chase & Status collaborator Tom Grennan, the vibrant and vital hip-hop of Kojey Radical, the rollicking Weezer-esque highs of Get Inuit, the gritty ramshackle sheens of FISH and HMLTD and the alt-breezing She Drew The Gun. Then on the other, you’ll find even more figures destined to become a festival-goer’s next favourite act - whether that’s the visceral proto-punk of Idles, the Danish electro-pop beat swirls of Off Bloom, the instant kick of Dirty Hit signees King Nun and Pale Waves, spine-chilling melters Ider, the bustling primal waves of Trudy & The Romance, woozing scuzz fanatics Eat Fast or the peerless soul of Jake Isaac, Live At Leeds has it covered with a lineup of incredible new music unrivalled and unmatched in sheer scale and styles.

The fresh new batch of names come along with the announcement of the Live At Leeds: Welcome Party on April 28th, headlined by revered US synth-punk groovers Future Islands at Leeds University Stylus. Tickets for the show are separate from the Live At Leeds Saturday wristband, and are available now - kicking off the weekend in an emphatic style.

Speaking about the announcement, Festival Director Andy Smith said:

The reaction to the festival bill has been fantastic this year, so we’re looking forward to getting the rest of the lineup out there.
 
We announced that Future Islands will open proceedings on the Friday last week, a show I personally can’t wait to see and a great way to start the weekend.

This next festival announcement includes some really hotly tipped artists that we’ve seen go from strength to strength over the last year or so, Brits Critics winner Rag n Bone Man, The Hunna, Tom Grennan, Fickle Friends & DMA’s to name a few. Established artists like Nothing But Thieves, Gabrielle Aplin & Temples all return and It’s great to see some new strong local bands breaking through. Centre Stage winners Faux Pas, The Golden Age of TV and Dance to the Radio Compilation artists Fling, Lamia, Dead Naked Hippies & The Tiny Minds all have great potential.

I’d say it’s our best bill since we started, loads of future stars further down the bill so make sure you take a listen to the ones you may not of heard of yet.

These new names, amongst over 75 added today, join a lineup already packed with sensational game-changers and established hitters - including the likes of Slaves, Wild Beasts, White Lies, The Pigeon Detectives, Jagwar Ma, Teleman, JAWS, Black Honey, The Big Moon, Superfood, The Amazons, Let’s Eat Grandma, The Magic Gang and many more. Taking over venues across Leeds City Centre, Live At Leeds is once again set to be the definitive live music experience of the year - celebrating a city and culture that thrives on looking forward and embracing the now.
ANNOUNCED TODAY - OVER 75 NEW ACTS

Rag ‘N’ Bone Man // Nothing But Thieves // DMA’s // Honeyblood // The Hunna // Temples // Fickle Friends // Gabrielle Aplin // Clean Cut Kid // The Moonlandingz // Dream Wife // Get Inuit // Tom Grennan // HMLTD // Eat Fast // Kojey Radical // She Drew The Gun // Ider // Fish // Trudy & The Romance // Idles // LIFE // King Nun // Pale Waves // Jake Isaac // Lewis Watson // Aine Cahill // Be Charlotte // Off Bloom // Tender // Artificial Pleasure // Otzeki // Xamvolo // Matt Maltese // Chinah // Plastic Mermaids // Tom Walker // Connie Constance // Adrian Coker // Anna Straker // Atlas Wynd // Bad Nerves // Banfi // Bryde // Club Drive // Easylife // Fazerdaze // Husky Loops // Indigo Husk // Jordan Allen //
Jordan Mackampa // Joy Crookes // Judas // Kovic // Kyko // Laurel // Lea Porcelain // Marthagunn // Paris Youth Foundation // Puma Blues // Rory Wynne // Ten Tonnes // The Orielles // White Kite // Yellow Days // Cerys Selvey // Jade Bird // Chest Pains // Dead Naked Hippies // Faux Pas // Fling // Furr // Heir // The Gallery // The Golden Age Of TV // The Tiny Minds // Treeboy & Arc

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

Slaves // Wild Beasts // White Lies // Jagwar Ma // The Pigeon Detectives // Teleman // JAWS // Let’s Eat Grandma // Black Honey // The Big Moon //
The Amazons // Superfood // The Magic Gang // Bad Sounds // Freak //
Nilufer Yanya // Flamingods // Brian Deady // The Night Cafe // NGOD //
The Bay Rays // Blackwaters // The Pale White // Fangclub // Gurr // Luxury Death // Kllo // Team Picture // Lamia // Clay // The Opera Comic // Marsicans
 
Editors Notes
Live At Leeds 2017 is set to take place on Saturday 29th April 2017
Full day wristbands provide access to all venues, general admission tickets are £32.50
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 Mortiis Announce VIP Packages.

Mortiis.Tuesday 31st January 2017
For the first time ever Mortiis will offer an incredible VIP package to their fans for their forthcoming UK tour in March. The package offers a Meet and Greet with the band where fans will be able take photos, have merchandise signed and ask all those long-pondered questions. 

Additionally, the VIP package also offers a copy of 'The Unraveling Mind', recorded in 2006 for an underground horror movie which has remained unreleased until now. This release is strictly limited to 250 copies, split between five different vinyl colours - Red, Dark Blue, Clear Yellow, Transparent and Glow under UV light. The first 50 copies, on red marbled vinyl, will be hand-numbered in Mortiis' own blood. After the first 50 are sold out, fans can choose from the other four colours. Other goodies will include a flyer and sticker pack, an art print limited to 100 copies and a collector's VIP Laminate.

Please note that the Red "Blood Vinyl" will only available as part of the VIP Package which can be purchased here

The 4 other colours, can be purchased worldwide via the