Like Torches Unleash New Music Video And Announce Album Details.

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

Watch The Video “The Guilt Of Surviving.”

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

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

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

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

 Jinjar Announce Tour Support.

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

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

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

 Bad Wolves Gea Uo To Release Second Studio Album

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BAD WOLVES 2019 TOUR DATES:

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

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

 Waterparks Relesase Video For 'Drem Boy'.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Be sure to pick up a ticket for this year's MUST-see tour: 

September:
19th O2 Academy, Sheffield
20th O2 Academy, Leeds
21st O2 Academy Birmingham
23rd O2 Ritz Manchester
24th O2 Academy Newcastle
25th O2 Academy Glasgow
27th O2 Academy Bournemouth
28th O2 Academy Brixton, London 

 Waterparks Announce New Album And Release New Single.

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

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

FANDOM is out October 11, 2019 via Hopeless Records. 

 Mallory Knox To Release New Studio Album On Friday.

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

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

They say that you only get one self-titled album in your career, so you better make it count. Yet there was something about this collection of songs that the band, completed by guitarists Joe Savins and James Gillett and drummer Dave Rawling, just felt was absolutely perfect for such a moniker. To listen to these 12 slices of riff-wrangling majesty is to hear Mallory Knox in their truest and most cohesive form. Stripping things back to the bare basics of song-writing and not adhering to whatever sound that the people around them wanted them to make, this is classic-in-the-making British rock for the masses coming straight from the heart. 

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

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

'MALLORY KNOX' TRACK LISTING:
1. Psycho Killer
2. White Lies
3. The World I Know
4. Livewire
5. Wherever
6. Freaks 
7. Fine Lines
8. Black Holes
9. 4
10. Radio
11. Heartbreak Lover
12. Guts

 Tiny Moving Parts Release Video For 'Bloody Nose'.

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

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

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

 As I Lay Dying To Release New Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Shaped By Fire' Track Listing:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Goo Goo Dolls Release New Song.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Underoath Release Music Video For 'Wake Me'.

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

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

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

 Tool Release Title Track From Forthcoming Album.

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

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

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

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

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

 While she Sleeps Release A Message.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The same price as a normal band T-Shirt.

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

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

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

Support the music you love. 

 Teenage Bottle Rocket Release New 7".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Darkness Annonce New Album 'Easter Is Cancelled'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EASTER IS CANCELLED TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

 Funeral For A Friend Announce Two Special Charity Shows.

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

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

"FFAF Family, 

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

Until now. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FFAF."

 Refused Release New Single 'Blood Red'.

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

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

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

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

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

//Refused


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

 Tool Add Albums To Streaming Sites.

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

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

 Michael Monroe Announces UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 TOUR DATES:

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

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

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

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

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

Fireball's Hottest Band competition also returns in 2019 reinstating the commitment to new and emerging artists that Fireball have always shown, and bringing a fresh aspect to every date of the tour with a winning act joining the final line-up.  Previous winners include Sweet Little Machine and Lost In Stereo. Your band could soon be performing to huge crowds at iconic venues as you open for Less Than Jake, Goldfinger and Save Ferris as part of this mammoth tour when it hits the road this September. To enter, just fill out the form here and tell us why you're the perfect band to open for this amazing line up. 

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

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

Returning for its 4th year, one of the most anticipated events in the UK Punk-Rock calendar returns this September to O2 Academy venues up and down the UK with a staggering line up and an even more staggering ticket price - £15!  Be quick - this offer ends on July 1st at midnight. (Ticket price thereafter is £18)

"Yes! It's that time of the year again. Less Than Jake is extremely excited to headline this year's Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour. We wanted to ramp up the insanity this time around so we're bringing along our friends in Goldfinger to celebrate with us. We can't wait for these shows. It's going to be epic! See ya soon!"  - Chris DeMakes // Less Than Jake

"UK! I have always felt at home in your beautiful countries... You have the best audiences, the best festivals, amazing food and I write really good songs there! I wanted to also thank Fireball for continuing to support live music; so pumped to do this tour!" - John Feldmann // Goldfinger

"This September we're embarking on our 4th annual Fireball: Fuelling the Fire Tour. It's the most outrageous, downright criminally fun and cinnamoniest fortnight of the touring calendar and we absolutely haven't relented on the great bands this year. We're incredibly excited to welcome Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, our Hottest Band of 2019: Thieves of Liberty and veteran Fireball Tour DJ Matt Stocks into the fold, as well as some of the UK's best emerging talent specially handpicked for each show and one ultra-special secret band that is still to be announced! So that's five bands every night, a live DJ, excellent prize giveaways and as much Fireball as you can cram into your sticky mitts all for just £15 a ticket! Let's party!" - - Matt Reynolds // Fireball UK Brand Ambassador


Be sure to pick up a ticket for this year's MUST-see tour: 

September:
19th O2 Academy, Sheffield
20th O2 Academy, Leeds
21st O2 Academy Birmingham
23rd O2 Ritz Manchester
24th O2 Academy Newcastle
25th O2 Academy Glasgow
27th O2 Academy Bournemouth
28th O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets are on sale now

 Airbourne Announce November UK Tour.

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

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

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

 Deftones Announce Second Annual Dia De Los Deftones.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Testament, Exodus And Death Angel Announce UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.03.2020 BE Brussels, AB
11.03.2020 DE Hannover, Capitol

 LAgwagon Announce New Album 'Railer'.

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

Pre-order 'RAILER' HERE or HERE


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

 Tiger ARmy Release New Single.

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

Listen to 'Devil That You Don't Know' here
Retrofuture was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucero) and is an album that weaves, stylistically, through vintage punk, garage and rock 'n' roll while still maintaining a curious modernity as influences from Latin music to surf shoot through like satellites in the night sky. Present as always are the band's signature melodicism and frontman Nick 13's ethereal vocals. 13 had the following to share about 'Eyes Of The Night':

Arriving a full two decades after their first album, Retrofuture, Tiger Army's new full-length out on September 13 on Rise Records, brims with vintage fuzz, tape echo and reverb through the duration of the album's thirteen tracks, all while following a common conceptual thread. "'Retrofuturism' is generally a visual aesthetic, but it got me thinking, it's the perfect description for our sound," frontman Nick 13 said. "The gear and instruments are mostly 1950s and '60s, but while the tones may be classic, we've always tried to push into uncharted territory musically with each release. So the idea behind this record was to create our version of what someone might imagine future rock 'n' roll sounding like, but from the perspective of the mid-20th century."
The band will embark on the 'Retrofuture Tour' in September, with dates through the end of 2019 taking them across the United States, Canada, the EU, UK and Mexico.  Fellow Angelenos SadGirl will support in the States, with Finnish post-punks Grave Pleasures supporting in Europe and the UK.

You can see Tiger Army in the UK at the following dates: 

25th November Rescue Rooms Nottingham
26th November Club Academy Manchester
28th November The Fleece Bristol
29th November o2 Academy Islington London

Tickets On Sale Now

'Retrofuture' follows last summer's 'Dark Paradise' EP, the title track being the trio's take on the Lana Del Rey song.  The EP drew on midcentury surf and exotica music, while the visuals reflected a love of Tiki subculture.  The single received airplay on KROQ in Los Angeles and various specialty radio stations around the country.  The release was supported solely by two sold out shows at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles as the rest of the year was reserved for writing what would become the new LP.


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

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

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

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 GooGoo Dolls Announcer New Studio Album 'Miricle Pill'.

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

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

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

MIRACLE PILL TRACKLISTING

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

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

 Volbeat Release Brand New Single 'Pelvis On Fire'.

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

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

VOLBEAT will release their seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, which includes "Pelvis On Fire", on August 2nd via Vertigo/Universal. For the album, VOLBEAT — Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon the distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” Rewind, Replay, Rebound is available for pre-order on all formats here, including a 2-CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue coloured vinyl, numbered and limited to 1000 copies each.

'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' was produced by long-time collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound, the band also drew upon a myriad of guests. In addition to again working with backing vocalist Mia Maja on several tracks, they also reunited with the Harlem Gospel Choir. “Cheapside Sloggers” features a ripping guitar solo by Exodus and Slayer guitarist, Gary Holt. Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon is featured on “Die To Live,” the result of touring together and a love for the singer’s gruff and powerful style. Fallon comments, "A few months back, totally out of the blue, I got an email from Michael asking if I’d be interested in singing on a new Volbeat track. I was really surprised and even more so flattered. I gave it a listen and was sold. “Die To Live” is right up my alley because it’s a straight no chaser rock and roller."  Raynier Jacob Jacildo (piano) and Doug Corocran (saxophone) of JD McPherson’s band also lend their talents to the song. Ultimately, VOLBEAT have not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry - and musically honest on the new album.

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

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

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

 Wednesday 13 Announces New Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Necrophaze' Tracklisting:

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

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

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

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

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

 Bad Wolves Release Brand New Single.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Refused Release New Single 'Blood Red'.

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

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

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

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

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

 Bullet For My Valentine Release New Music Video.

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

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

Check out the official music video here.

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


Meanwhile, BFMV have announced an Aug 2019 Euro tour.

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

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

 Feeder Announce Instore Shows.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST
11th– Enniskillen, Shoreline Festival

 BlStiff Little Fingers Announce August Tour Dates.

Stiff Little FingersTuWednesday 24th July 2019
Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce additional UK/EIRE tour dates this summer. 

After the traditional and critically acclaimed run of UK dates in March, the band is back on the road in May and August to deliver their usual energetic and spellbinding performance to fans across the country. With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers' live shows always become something special and a unique event that never disappoints.

2019 Celebrates 40 years of the band's iconic debut album 'Inflammable Material'. 
Released on 2ndFebruary 1979, the album features the legendary tracks 'Suspect Device' and 'Alternative Ulster'. 

Stiff Little Fingershave been very incredibly active in recent years, playing some very prestigious live shows, including: two years of headline sold-out hometown performance in Belfast's Custom House Square; London's Hyde Park British Summer Time concert with Green Day; the 28thtraditional St. Patrick's Day sold-out show at Glasgow iconic venue Barrowland. 

In addition to the live performances, the past 5 years saw Stiff Little Fingersrelease two records: their 10thstudio album "No Going Back" in 2014, which showcases a band at the height of their powers, still able to capture the heart of the listeners with relevant topics and honest sound, reaching #1 in the UK charts; and a live album "Best Served Loud – Live At The Barrowland" in 2017, which immortalizes Stiff Little Fingers' epic performance at their annual St. Patrick's Day show. 

Formed in 1977 in Belfast Stiff Little Fingers were among some of the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, and Undertones they brought in a new era of music and they still persevere in keeping that spirit alive 42 years on!

UK TOUR DATES 
Fri 16thAug - King George's Hall, Blackburns
Sat 17thAug - Hardwick Live Festival - Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Co. Durham
Sun 18thAug - Tivoli, Buckley
Tue 20thAug - KK.'s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Wed 21stAug - Guildhall, Gloucester
Fri 23rdAug - Academy, Dublin
Sat 24thAug - Putting The Fast In Belfast - Custom House Square, Belfast

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

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

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

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

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

After a lengthy period off the road, Black Star Ridersare back with a 15 date UK & Ireland Tour with special guests Stone Brokenand Wayward Sons.Dates for Black Star Riders 2019 UK & Ireland Tour are:

Thursday 10thOctober                                   O2 Academy, Bristol
Friday 11thOctober                                         Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Saturday 12thOctober                                    O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sunday 13thOctober                                       William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Wednesday 16thOctober                              Academy, Dublin *
Thursday 17thOctober                                   Limelight, Belfast *
Friday 18thOctober                                         Braehead Arena, Glasgow §
Saturday 19thOctober                                    O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sunday 20thOctober                                       Rock City, Nottingham
Tuesday 22ndOctober                                    De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Wednesday 23rdOctober                              O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Thursday 24thOctober                                   University Great Hall, Cardiff
Friday 25thOctober                                         Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Saturday 26thOctober                                    O2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 27thOctober                                       O2 Ritz, Manchester

* BSR and Stone Broken Only    § BSR Only as Guests to Saxon
Tickets are on sale now. 

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

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

Listen to 'Eyes Of The Night' here
Retrofuture was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucero) and is an album that weaves, stylistically, through vintage punk, garage and rock 'n' roll while still maintaining a curious modernity as influences from Latin music to surf shoot through like satellites in the night sky. Present as always are the band's signature melodicism and frontman Nick 13's ethereal vocals. 13 had the following to share about 'Eyes Of The Night':

"I write what I'm inspired by in the moment – since releases in recent years have been more about vocal-driven ballads or Americana with my solo project than something that draws from hardcore punk, I thought it would be fun to release 'Eyes Of The Night' as a first peak at 'Retrofuture'. Listeners should never get too complacent in their idea of what Tiger Army sounds like, there are more surprises ahead!"
The band will embark on the 'Retrofuture Tour' in September, with dates through the end of 2019 taking them across the United States, Canada, the EU, UK and Mexico.  Fellow Angelenos SadGirl will support in the States, with Finnish post-punks Grave Pleasures supporting in Europe and the UK.

You can see Tiger Army in the UK at the following dates: 

25th November Rescue Rooms Nottingham
26th November Club Academy Manchester
28th November The Fleece Bristol
29th November o2 Academy Islington London

Tickets On Sale Now
 
'Retrofuture' follows last summer's 'Dark Paradise' EP, the title track being the trio's take on the Lana Del Rey song.  The EP drew on midcentury surf and exotica music, while the visuals reflected a love of Tiki subculture.  The single received airplay on KROQ in Los Angeles and various specialty radio stations around the country.  The release was supported solely by two sold out shows at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles as the rest of the year was reserved for writing what would become the new LP.


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

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

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

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

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

IN OUR WAKE DELUXE EDITION TRACK LISTING:

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


* Alternate Version
** B-Side

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sleeping With Sirens Announce November UK Tour.

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

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

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

Since emerging in 2010, Sleeping With Sirens have tested the boundaries of rock by walking a tightrope between pop, punk, metal, hardcore, electronic, acoustic, and even a little R&B. This high-wire balancing act attracted a faithful fan base known as "Strays," generated global album sales in excess of 1.5 million, ignited over half-a-billion streams, and achieved a trio of gold-selling singles: "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn," "If You Can't Hang," and "Scene Two-Roger Rabbit." They launched two albums—Feel and Madness—into the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200. Additionally, they collaborated with MGK on "Alone" and Pierce the Veil on the gold-certified "King For A Day." Beyond selling out shows worldwide and receiving acclaim from The New York Times, Alternative Press crowned them "Artist of the Year" at the Alternative Press Music Awards, proclaimed "Kick Me" the 2015 "Song of the Year", and featured them as cover stars a whopping seven times. 

Now, the band are wiping the slate clean and turning the page to the next chapter. Sleeping With Sirens re-center, recalibrate, and realign on their fifth full-length and first album for Sumerian Records, 'How It Feels to Be Lost', which was recorded at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Zakk Cervini (Yungblud & Good Charlotte) and Matt Good (Asking Alexandria).

  Track Listing For 'How It Feels To Be Lost'
1. Leave It All Behind
2. Never Enough
3. How It Feels To Be Lost
4. Agree To Disagree
5. Ghost
6. Blood Lines
7. Break Me Down
8. Another Nightmare
9. PS Missing You
10. Medicine

 Volbeat Release New Single.

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

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

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

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

VOLBEAT will release their seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, on August 2nd via Vertigo/Universal. For the album, VOLBEAT — Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon the distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” Rewind, Replay, Rebound is available for pre-order on all formats here, including a 2-CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue coloured vinyl, numbered and limited to 1000 copies each. Fans can also see the video for previously released single "Last Day Under The Sun" here.

At this point in their already storied career, VOLBEAT has opened for Metallica, Motorhead, and Slipknot, garnered the 2014 Best Metal Performance Grammy nomination for “Room 24” and won multiple Danish Music Awards. For this album, they mine their own personal histories and that of their genre. The song "When We Were Kids” finds VOLBEAT ruminating on immortality and innocence we naively experience in our youth, while “Rewind The Exit” and “Die To Live” both explore how the pursuit of perfection can be a hollow goal.

'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' was produced by long-time collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound, the band also drew upon a myriad of guests, including backing vocalist Mia Maja and the Harlem Gospel Choir, who both return after appearing on 2016's Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie. Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon is featured on “Die To Live,” a collaboration that is the result of the bands touring together and a love for the singer’s gruff and powerful style. Raynier Jacob Jacildo (piano) and Doug Corocran (saxophone) of JD McPherson’s band also lend their talents to the song. Ultimately, VOLBEAT have not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry - and musically honest on the new album.

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

The band also announced the first leg of their headline Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour, with support from Baroness & Danko Jones. This tour will see the band performing in cities including London, Madrid, Berlin, Hamburg, and Stockholm (full dates below) and tickets for all dates are now on sale here.

VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and six beloved albums. Their last studio album Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie debuted at #1 in seven countries including Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland. In Canada and Norway, the album entered the charts at #2, in the USA at #4 and in the UK at #16. Most recently the band released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.

 Comeback Kid Announce Tour Supports.

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

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

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

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

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

 Just 3 Weeks Until Bloodstock Open Air.

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


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

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

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

Pick up your weekend tickets for £145 (+ fees) and children's weekend tickets at just £35 (+ fees) over at the BLOODSTOCK store.  VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT!  A limited amount of day tickets are also available, priced at £65 (+ fees) for adults and £20 (+ fees) for children aged 4-11. Children under 4 go free!  

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


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


Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK?  Need a ride or driving there and looking to earn some cash for your empty seats?  With GOCARSHARE you can help a fellow metalhead rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.  Register where you're travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.   You'll also be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year's festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme! Full details available here.  For other travel options, including info on BIG GREEN COACH's multiple pick-up locations around the country, plus trains, planes, taxis, and shuttles, visit: https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.


Friday night's headliner SABATON, Saturday's top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday's bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE WILDHEARTS, CANCER BATS, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, KRYSTHLA, ROTTING CHRIST, ABORTED, SKELETAL REMAINS, ALL HAIL THE YETI, LOTUS EATER,  INCITE, HYPOCRISY, TAAKE, THE LAZYS, XENTRIX, and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.  


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

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

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

Goo Goo Dolls are currently in the midst of a massive co-headlining amphitheater tour alongside GRAMMY-winning band Train. The nationwide run will make numerous stops at outdoor venues across North America this summer before concluding on August 17, 2019 in Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center. Goo Goo Dolls will then embark on several South American tour dates, including a highly anticipated appearance at the iconic music festival Rock in Rio on September 29th, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro. For more information and a complete list of tour dates, please see below or visit GooGooDolls.com.

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

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

Ghost Of Ohio
We Don’t Have To Dance
 

 The Menzingers To Release New Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Mallory Know Release New Single.

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

On top of being a melting point of riffs and melody, 'Mallory Knox' sees the band channeling all their experiences (and frustrations) to date, using their new aggressive flair to get their point across. Mallory are not holding back for anyone.

Possessing a love of music that continues to get deeper, a brotherhood that has only gotten stronger as the years have passed and an album that represents who they are and who they want to be better than anything they have produced before, this is the moment that Mallory Knox truly come into their own. Using everything they have learned over the years to propel them forward and a desire to keep on writing better and better songs, 'Mallory Knox' is the album the band have always been threatening to make.

The Cambridge four-piece are set to embark on an extensive UK headline tour in September and October which will even take them to places they've never played before. Mallory Knox will also play a special album release show in their hometown of Cambridge on 16 August, as well as Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July. 

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

'MALLORY KNOX' TRACK LISTING:
1. Psycho Killer
2. White Lies
3. The World I Know
4. Livewire
5. Wherever
6. Freaks 
7. Fine Lines
8. Black Holes
9. 4
10. Radio
11. Heartbreak Lover
12. Guts
 

 While She Sleeps Announce Biggest Ever UK Tour.

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

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

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

You can discover more about While She Sleeps' 'SO WHAT?' journey in a 40 minute documentary on YouTube here. The album, produced by Carl Bown, has earned the band much-deserved Kerrang! and Heavy Music Award nominations, as well as seeing their monthly listeners on Spotify balloon to over 1 million around its release. 

WHILE SHE SLEEPS 
w/ support from Every Time I Die and Vein 

16 Jan - France, Paris Cabaret Sauvage
17 Jan - Belgium, Brussels AB Box
18 Jan - Germany, Cologne Live Music Hall
19 Jan - Germany, Munich Backstage Werk
21 Jan - Switzerland, Solothurn Kofmehl
22 Jan - Germany, Wiesbaden Schlachthof
23 Jan - Netherlands, Amsterdam Melkweg
24 Jan - UK, London Brixton Academy
26 Jan - UK, Manchester Academy

 Black Star Riders Release New Music Video.

Black Star RidersTuesday 16th July 2019
Afteryesterday's exclusive premiere on the Ken Bruce Show (BBC Radio 2), Black Star Ridersare thrilled to share their brand new single "Ain't The End Of The World", out today.
 
The second single is taken from the forthcoming fourth album "Another State Of Grace", set for release on 6thSeptember 2019, via Nuclear Blast, and it is accompanied by a sharp and unconventional animated video, which can be viewedherehttps://youtu.be/mv-tccUbm6U. 
 
"Ain't The End Of The World" is yet another example of Black Star Riders' skillful songwriting and distinctive sound.The track displays the band's unique sonic dimension, in which Scott Gorham's guitar intertwines with Christian Martucci's, the rhythmic section solidly sustains the melody throughout the song, and Ricky Warwick's powerful and raw vocals harmoniously bind music and lyrics.
 
Frontman Ricky Warwick comments: "Ain't The End Of The World" is trademark Black Star Riders.  Showcasing the dual guitars of Christian Martucci and Scott Gorham perfectly. It's a song of hope, positivity and seeing the light at the end of a dark tunnel in a world of uncertainty."
 
"Another State Of Grace" is a stunning collection of anthemic rock songs that will further develop the band's burgeoning reputation as one of the most essential acts within today's rock music scene. Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2019, the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).
 
"Another State Of Grace" is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Album pre-order is available HERE
 
After a lengthy period off the road, Black Star Ridersare back with a 15 date UK & Ireland Tour with special guests Stone Brokenand Wayward Sons.Dates for Black Star Riders 2019 UK & Ireland Tour are:
 
Thursday 10thOctober                                   O2 Academy, Bristol
Friday 11thOctober                                         Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Saturday 12thOctober                                    O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sunday 13thOctober                                       William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Wednesday 16thOctober                              Academy, Dublin *
Thursday 17thOctober                                   Limelight, Belfast *
Friday 18thOctober                                         Braehead Arena, Glasgow §
Saturday 19thOctober                                    O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sunday 20thOctober                                       Rock City, Nottingham
Tuesday 22ndOctober                                    De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Wednesday 23rdOctober                              O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Thursday 24thOctober                                   University Great Hall, Cardiff
Friday 25thOctober                                         Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Saturday 26thOctober                                    O2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 27thOctober                                       O2 Ritz, Manchester
 
* BSR and Stone Broken Only    § BSR Only as Guests to Saxon
Tickets are on sale now. 

 Fangclub Release Video For 'Vulture Culture'.

FangclubWednesday 10th July 2019
Following the release of their incredible new album, Irish rock band Fangclub have released a video for their new single of the same name "Vulture Culture".  Check out the video here:

So much of the best art, the best music, is exorcism, primal scream, raw and brutal honesty. The act of gathering up all of your fear, paranoia, addiction, love and despair and hurling it into a microphone, ripping it out of a guitar. Just such a record is Fangclub's second album 'Vulture Culture', (OUT NOW) an emotional maelstrom of violence, mental illness, suicide, social vampirism, drug overdoses and not a little romance, howled out in some of the most infectious and visceral rock music of the decade. 

Track Listing:
1: Last Time
2: Vulture Culture
3: Nightmare
4: Viva Violent
5: Every Day
6: Hesitations
7: Kingdumb
8: Heavy Handed
9: All I Have
10: Black Rainbow
11: Slow

Order 'Vulture Culture' HERE

Released July 5th on Vertigo Records, 'Vulture Culture', was recorded during an isolated, month-long stint at Giant Wafer Studios in Wales with producer duo Alex Loring & Tom Andrews, that tested and toyed with the band. "We always work best in isolation," says drummer Dara Coleman. "I jokingly went into it saying 'I'm willing to lose my mind for this album'. Around day twenty, things started getting weird - I started getting paranoid that everyone in the house hated me."

"There was a real atmosphere of obsession from everybody," adds Vocalist/Guitarist Steven King. "It's the craziest thing I've ever done. The theme of the album became violent, there's a lot of violence in the tone of it, towards yourself and other things." 

Steven forced himself to write his lyrics at the last minute, to ensure they were as raw and honest as possible. "It comes off as a heavier record because I didn't have time to hide the real stories. It really captured something. The pressure added to it, like 'that line's pretty revealing but I have to put it down, I don't have anything else'. We could've gone in and made another debut, this punk thing with loads of hooks, or I could back myself into a corner. It's a strangely revealing and personal album but I don't feel afraid to share it because it's almost as if I've expelled the things."

Woven into 'Vulture Culture's broader sweep - obsessive love songs ('Kingdumb'), and commentary on the carrion concerns and internalised violence of the new generation ('Viva Violent': "people are so violent to themselves, the way they talk to themselves, they're living a life of violence inside, mirroring the reality of what it's like outside," Steven says) - are some of the most revealing confessionals in recent rock memory. From the epic, slow-burning opener 'Last Time' (which is made up of extracts from a confessional note that Steven wrote his girlfriend, which he sang to her in a lamplit studio) to 'Heavy Handed' and 'All I Have' which confront the mental health & substance problems that have tormented Steven and close loved ones, the album ebbs and flows with a common narrative.  Tracks like 'Slow', 'Nightmare' and prowling first single 'Hesitations' - featuring a children's choir - hint at suicidal thoughts, addiction and intense paranoia. "I was completely erratic," Steven says of his darkest moments, "I was paranoid I was being followed. I had this doomlike feeling every day that something was coming to get me." 

In summing up 'Vulture Culture' , Steven says "We are so proud of this record.  It's a culmination of a lot of chaos and inner mental violence which almost capsized the band.  Making this record got us through the fog and we have a new lease of life. The energy is real, the chaos makes sense and the violence is fuel for the fire."

Already kicking off the summer in style by supporting Smashing Pumpkins on their European tour  and Metallica and Slane Castle, Fangclub are packing out the rest of 2019 with festivals and a headline UK and EU tour.  Catch Fangclub live at one of the following shows:

July
26th Standon, UK, Standon Calling Festival
27th Pikehall, UK, Y-Not Festival

 
August 

15th Zurich, Switzerland, Musikfestwochen Festival

 
October

2nd Liverpool, Zanzibar
3rd Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
5th Glasgow, The Attic Bar
6th Newcastle, Riverside 2
7th Edinburgh, The Mash House
9th Hull, Adelphi
10th Manchester, Night People
11th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
12th Guilford, Boileroom
13th Bristol, Crofters Rights
14th Exeter, Cavern Club
16th London, Camden Assembly
17th St. Albans, The Horn
19th Brighton, The Green Door Store
20th Southampton, Joiners
24th Zurich, Werk 21
25th Nyon, La Paranthese
27th Munich, Folks! Club
28th Vienna, Arena
30th Berlin, Auster Club
31st Hamburg, Hafenklang

November 
3rd Netherlands, Cinetol

December
13th Dublin, Button Factory

 Mystery Jets Release New Single 'Hospital Radio'.

Mystery JetsWednesday 10th July 2019
Today Mystery Jets release new track Hospital Radio.
Listen here: https://MysteryJets.lnk.to/HospitalRadioSo

The track is an ode to the NHS and the staff that have helped lead singer Blaine Harrison, who has spent a large portion of his life relying on local hospitals due to having Spina Bifida. In the month of the NHS' 71stanniversary, the band are heading out this week to some local London NHS hospitals to play Hospital Radio live on air.

Blaine explains, "I was born in the NHS and it has saved my life several times over. I spent so much time on wards growing up that they became a second home to me and inspired the first song I wrote. 

Over the years, I have come to see NHS nurses and doctors as our guardian angels, beautifully portrayed at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. 

But austerity measures over recent years have meant that the spectre of privatization has become a very real, and threatening prospect. 

Whilst in hospital last month for on-going leg surgery, I lay in bed watching President Trump's televised address to the British media, in which he boasted that NHS contracts would be part of future trade deals. It gave me the chills, as it must have done to many others. I felt especially fearful of what the future might hold for the elderly people in the beds around me, many of whom are already in danger of falling through the cracks of the social care system.
 

Sometimes music can reach places deep within us that can't be reached by words alone. On this, the 71st anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service, it feels right to release this song to express our gratitude."

Mystery Jets are unique for the unusual network of relationships at their centre: Blaine and Will have known each other since nursery school; drummer Kapil Trivedi joined them in 2003 as a teenager and – famously - Blaine's father Henry Harrison, once a touring member, remains an invaluable part of their creative process, a "conduit" for ideas and a "walking library" of literary references, taking the band's lyrical sketches and pulling extra reading from his shelves to help them expand their thoughts. Bass player Jack Flanagan joined the band five years ago and instantly meshed with their sensibilities.

Exploding on to the indie scene in the mid noughties from beginnings on London's Eel Pie Island, Mystery Jets have always ploughed their own musical furrow. While so many of their more two-dimensional peers have long since faded away, what's kept Mystery Jets consistently fascinating over the last fifteen years has been an itchy footed desire to keep trying new things. From follow up Twenty One's dazzling jumble of electro, off kilter indie and suit-jacket-sleeves-rolled-up yacht rock, Serotonin's well-buffed melodies and the dust-stained Americana of 2012's Radlands, to be a follower of Mystery Jets' music has been to eagerly await the next move of their restlessly curious muse.The band released their critically acclaimed album 'Curve of the Earth in 2016, which featured the Ivor Novello nominated track 'Telomere'.

The band will be heading out this summer on a string of UK festival dates:

           12.07.19          Spilliers Wharf (w/Bloc Party)     Newcastle UK
13.07.19          TRNSMT Festival                     Glasgow, UK
25.07.19          Kendal Calling                          Penrith, UK
01.08.19          Neverworld                             Edenbridge, UK
02.08.19          110 Above                              Atherstone, UK

 Dream State Release New Single 'Primrose'.

DreamstateWednesday 10th July 2019
Welsh four-piece DREAM STATE have released their brilliant new single 'Primrose' on Wednesday 10th July through UNFD. Along with the recent 'Hand In Hand' single, it is the first taste of new music from the band since their debut Recovery EP (20 million streams and counting) back in 2018. 'Primrose' also had its first radio play on Radio 1 last night/this morning as a Jack Saunders Midnight Drop, which you can listen to - HERE

The band have now finished recording their debut album with producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari), and it is set to be released later this year. More news on that coming very soon.

Stream/Purchase 'Primrose' - HERE
Watch the video - HERE
 
From DREAM STATE vocalist CJ on the new single "Sometimes life will put you to the test, we can find ourselves in these cycles and they present themselves in different forms, when I thought I had broken one of mine, I found myself right back at square one, I was in pursuit of pleasure despite the negative outcomes and I found myself trapped again."
"Sometimes we have to fall and fall to truly awaken and conquer our egos. There's still so much we have to learn about ourselves and this is a chance to express my journey and open the door to anyone fighting the same demons. We want you to see that through darkness, light can be found."
From guitarist Aled about the recent confirmed departure of original bass player, Danny Lewis - "Unfortunately we're having to say goodbye to our friend and bassist Danny, as he has decided to focus his time on his wonderful family. We wish him all the best with his future and we'll miss him dearly!"

The band can also announce a UK headline tour in October and November, full list of dates below, and support TBC. Tickets on sale Friday 12th July, buy tickets - HERE

October 2019
27th - Glasgow - Cat house
28th - Manchester - Club Academy
29th - Birmingham - Asylum
30th - Bournemouth - Old Fire Station


November 2019
1st - Swansea - Sin City
2nd - London - ULU

 Lucy Spraggan Announces Lengthy UK Tour.

Lucy SpragganWednesday 10th July 2019
2019 is proving to be another hugely successful year for Lucy Spraggan. She's already released her fifth studio album 'Today Was A Good Day', played Glastonbury and SXSW, toured Europe and Scandinavia with Melissa Etheridge, and completed her own US and UK headline tours. Now Lucy continues that momentum by announcing a 32-date tour of the UK & Ireland, which commences in Gateshead on October 8th.

The lead single from 'Today Was A Good Day''Lucky Stars' has now had almost 1 million streams and was playlisted at Radio 2 – contributing to her incredible statistics of over 52 million YouTube views and 245 million streams on Spotify alone.  Other highlights on the album are 'End of the World' which was accompanied by a lyric video - WATCH HERE

Lucy started out as a singer-songwriter performing at open-mic nights around the country. At just 19-years-old she took the brave decision to perform her self-penned hit 'Last Night (Beer Fear)' on the X Factor and secured a Top 20 single and Top 30 self-released album whilst still competing in the show. That journey resulted in her becoming the most Googled musician of 2012.

Through relentless touring, her innate songwriting ability and an ever growing fanbase, Lucy has now achieved an incredible 5 consecutive Top 30 albums.

'Today Was A Good Day' marked a new chapter for Lucy musically and personally. Produced by Jon Maguire (Calum Scott, Kodaline)Lucy sounds at her most confident and accomplished.

Now the journey continues with this huge tour of the UK and Ireland playing at 32 different venues.  Tickets go on sale on Friday 12th July at 9.00am and can be purchased from HERE.

UK Headline Tour Dates
October
8th - Gateshead, Sage 2
9th - Norwich, Open                                                                                                                                 
10th - Cambridge, Junction
11th - Colchester, Arts Centre
15th - Derby, The Venue
16th - Nantwich, Studio
17th - Reading, Sub 89
18th - Dover, Banking Hall
23rd - Bath, Komedia
24th - Southampton, Engine Rooms
25th - Worthing, St Pauls
26th - Stowmarket, John Peel Centre
31st - Kendall, Brewery Arts Club
November
1st - Galashiels, Mac Arts
6th  - Bedford, Esquires
7th - Leeds, Wardrobe
8th - Carlisle, Brickyard
10th - Belfast, Empire
11th - Dublin, Grand Social
12th - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
14th - York, Crescent
16th  - Swindon, Level 3
17th  - Falmouth, Princess Pavillion
19th - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
20th - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
22nd -  Liverpool, Leaf
23rd - Wolverhampton, Newhampton Arts Centre
24th  - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
26th  - Hitchin, Club 85
27th - Exeter, Phoenix
28th - London, Union Chapel
29th  -Margate, Dreamlands 

 Sum 41 Release New Single '45 (A Matter Of Time').

Sum 41Tuesday 9th July 2019
Sum 41 have released a fervent rock anthem today with '45 (A Matter of Time)'. An honest statement from frontman Deryck Whibley, the song is his way of expressing how he feels about the current state of the world in the aftermath of the latest Presidential election.

'45 (A Matter Of Time' joins previously released singles 'Out For Blood', 'Never There' and 'A Death In The Family' from Order In Decline, out July 19th on Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band's storied 23+ year career, this album is undoubtedly Sum 41's heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw. 


WATCH THE VIDEO:
http://smarturl.it/45video

'Out For Blood' has landed the band in the Top 20 of a Billboard airplay chart for the first time since 2005. Currently holding the #18 spot on the Active Rock Radio Chart, the lead single has also hit #1 at Sirius XM Octane, and has been streamed over 4.48 Million times on Spotify while the music video has been viewed over 2.65 Million times. Combined with the other released singles, Order In Decline has already accumulated nearly 7 Million streams on Spotify.
Armed with the most honest and intimate songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the upcoming album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he pain-stakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo. 

Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire

 Lionize Releae New Single 'Cheap Perfume'.

LionizeTuesday 9th July 2019
US rock act LIONIZE have released 'Cheap Perfume', the second song off their forthcoming new album, 'Panic Attack!' (out October 18).

“This song is really a horror-fantasy about an evening at a gentlemen’s club gone wrong. It’s a Dungeons and Dragons meets From Dusk Till Dawn scenario where the protagonists are drawn into the soft blue glow of a dance club where many go in and few leave - in a slight return to our more fantasy based lyrics of Jetpack Soundtrack and Superczar albums," explains frontman Nathan Bergman.

Get the track at: https://lnk.to/CheapPerfume. Pre-order the limited edition brand new LP on Vinyl or CD here: https://buff.ly/2Q2XtVC.

Fans can also watch the video for previous single 'Loneliest Whale', again taken from the upcoming album 'Panic Attack!' at: https://youtu.be/GCkn3MY2mBY. Nathan comments, "We decided for the first time in our career to direct our own music video. This is the world premiere for ‘Loneliest Whale’ - where I am desperately and depressingly searching for my pod. I think music is such a beautiful community that brings everyone together - and even when we are at our loneliest music seems to be a constant friend. Also we got Jean-Paul from Clutch in a whale costume, so that’s fucking awesome.”

'Panic Attack!' showcases the band at their finest, bursting with huge choruses, massive hooks, and peak song-writing - LIONIZE's biggest, most song-driven, festival-ready album yet. The LP features Modern Drummer cover star & Clutch sticksman Jean Paul Gaster behind the kit and is the first to be released on LIONIZE's new label Electric Reckoning Music. 'Panic Attack!' was produced by LIONIZE with co-production from J. Robbins and Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Mars Volta), who also handled mixing duties. Pre-order at: www.lionizemusic.com.

'PANIC ATTACK!' TRACK LISTING:
1. Loneliest Whale
2. Cheap Perfume
3. Panic Attack
4. Andy Kaufman's Not Dead
5. Giant Spiders Of The Universe
6. Exploding Future Blues
7. Shot Down
8. Pretty Good Trick
9. Break Out
10. Heavy On My Mind

LIONIZE frontman Nate Bergman on working with Jean-Paul Gaster:
"We’ve worked with Jean-Paul on many aspects of the band over time - from producing, to touring, to helping us record and pre-produce entire albums. In many instances during an after hours late-night beer session in the studio or simply on a lunch break, Hank, Chris, and myself would find a chance to noodle around and jam with JP. It was always so exciting to play something new with the best rock and roll drummer in the world. When we asked him to record a full album with us and the answer was yes, it was an opportunity I knew would bring the best results the band has ever put forth. He is such a musical force that it's elevated the songs to a level we've never achieved before. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the magic we made together.”

Clutch's Jean-Paul Gaster on working with LIONIZE:
"I was honoured when LIONIZE asked me to play drums on their new album 'Panic Attack'. While I have worked with LIONIZE on many of their recordings, to be involved as a player this time around was an opportunity of a lifetime. Nate, Hank, and Chris have grown into musicians that inspire as much as challenge me. It was a thrill and the music we created is the best work the band has ever done. I’m excited for the fans to hear this unique mix of rock, funk, and soul music." 

 Ghost Announce UK And European Tour.

GhostTuesday 9th July 2019
Following the coveted Special Guest slot on Metallica's 26-date summer European stadium tour "WorldWired," and a 32-date Fall headline arena tour of North America, Ghost will bring its "Ultimate Tour Named Death" to European arenas starting November 16 at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England. The company will travel across the UK and Europe over a five-week period culminating in Toulouse, France on December 19.  Ticket go on general sale on Friday 12 July at 10am https://www.livenation.co.uk/

All Them Witches and Tribulation will support on all dates. Limited VIP packages will be available. Log on to http://ghost-official.com for all ticketing and VIP information.

The tour is in support of Ghost's critically-acclaimed album Prequelle that earned Top 10 status in 15 countries, received a Best Rock Album GRAMMY nomination in the U.S., a Swedish Grammis nomination as Best Hard Rock/Metal Record of the Year, and was named Best Album of 2018 in Kerrang!, Revolver, and Metal Hammer, with Kerrang! readers themselves echoing this sentiment, voting Prequelle winner of Best Album at the annual Kerrang! Awards ceremony held in central London just last month.

With more dates to be announced, the UK itinerary for Ghost's "The Ultimate Tour Named Death" is as follows:

Tour Dates:
16 November 2019                    Nottingham, U.K.                     Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
17 November                            Cardiff, U.K.                              Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
18 November 2019                   Glasgow, U.K.                           SSE Hydro
20 November                            Dublin, Ireland                           3Arena
22 November 2019                    London, U.K.                             SSE Arena
23 November 2019                    Leeds, U.K.                               Leeds Arena
 
Tickets for Ghost's 2019 tour go on sale to the general public on Friday 12 July 2019 at 10am https://www.livenation.co.uk/

Meanwhile, album track 'Faith' is currently A-listed at both Kerrang! and Planet Rock radio - the third single in row to make A-List across both stations.

Ghost recently premiered a brand-new webizode, "Chapter 7:  New World Redro."  This chapter first brings the viewer up to date with the Cardinal Copia-Papa Nihil-Sister Imperator storyline and then begins to lay the foundation for more backstory secrets yet to be revealed.  Check out "Chapter 7:  New World Redro" here.
 

 Frank Turner Announces New Album 'No Man's Land'.

Frank TurnerTuesday 9th July 2019
FRANK TURNER has announced details of his forthcoming eighth new album 'NO MAN'S LAND' released on August 16th on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records.With 2018 Producer of the Year Catherine Marks at the helm and featuring a dynamic cast of all-female musicians,'No Man's Land' is an album dedicated to telling the fascinating stories of women whose incredible lives have all too often been overlooked by dint of their gender."These stories should have been told already," says Turner of the album and its accompanying podcast series, 'Tales From No Man's Land' which launches its first episode tomorrow. "And I suspect if they were men they would be better known."

The women featured on the album's 13 tracks come from across wide geographical and historical lines. There's Byzantine princess Kassiani (The Hymn of Kassiani), Egyptian feminist activist Huda Sha'arawi (The Lioness), and Resusci Anne (Rescue Annie) an apocryphal drowned virgin whose face was used as the model for the medical CPR mannequin across the world ("You can't not write a song about a woman who died never having been kissed and then became the most kissed face in history," reasons Turner). There's the serial killer from the Deep South who plucked her victims from lonely hearts pages (Nannie Doss), the jazz-obsessed heiress who fought for the Free French (Nica Rothschild), a rowdy coach house landlady from 17th century Camden Town accused of witchcraft (Jinny Bigham), the Wild West vaudeville star shot by a smalltown outlaw (Dora Hand). 

These are just a few of the fascinating characters who feature on No Man's Land and have long been ignored by the mainstream.

"It's bringing together my two main interests in life, which have always been separate from each other - history and songwriting," explains Turner, who can be found seeking out long-forgotten historical sites on self-guided psychogeographical strolls when he's not packing out arenas or headlining festivals. 

First single 'Sister Rosetta' is about the unparalleled Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the most important and influential musicians in American History.  On it you can hear guitar breaks lifted from Tharpe's own back catalogue. "Which I found challenging, because she's a way better guitar player than me," admits Turner. 

Despite the record's implicit feminism, it doesn't see Turner's clambering onto any kind of soapbox. "It's not telling anyone what to do or how to live or how to be," he explains, prepared for a variety of different reactions to the project, including those who might be wondering if it's really his place to be singing songs of disenfranchised women. "If there was a crowded field of people writing songs about Princess Kassiani then I would see the argument for me bowing out, but there isn't," he states. "No-one else is writing these songs right now. That's why I want to share these stories." 

No Man's Land also includes perhaps the most revelatory song of Turner's career. Written in tribute to his mother, Rosemary Jane honours her grit and determination through the harder parts of his childhood.

No stranger to appearing on other people's shows, Turner's own podcast 'Tales From No Man's Land' takes a deep dive into each song, like a sonic Cliffs Notes. Produced in collaboration with Somethin' Else it sees Turner talking to historians and experts at places important to the women on the record, from Jinny Bingham's coach house - which is now Camden's Underworld venue - to Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame which only last year honoured Rosetta Tharpe, the Dodge City's Boot Hill Museum and Southwark's Cross Bones graveyard. Each finishes up with Turner singing an acoustic version of the song. "I'm not someone who believes in the supernatural, but there's definitely an imprint when you're at the place that was important to them," says Turner. "It feels like a nice honouring, and a way to say 'hey, we're still thinking about you'."

The first episode of the podcast is available from 3rd July. There will be 13 episodes, releasing weekly and the podcast will be available from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and all other podcast platforms.

NO MAN'S LAND features thirteen tracks:

  1. Jinny Bingham's Ghost
  2. Sister Rosetta
  3. I Believed You, William Blake
  4. Nica
  5. A Perfect Wife
  6. Silent Key
  7. Eye of the Day
  8. The Death of Dora Hand
  9. The Graveyard of the Outcast Dead
  10. The Lioness
  11. The Hymn of Kassiani
  12. Rescue Annie
  13. Rosemary Jane

 
FRANK TURNER will be performing in the UK throughout the summer:

 JULY
4th           Coventry Empire (Solo Show Benefit for Wayout Arts) 
5th          Ashton Hall, Lancaster (Solo Show Benefit for Morecambe Food Bank)
6th & 7th King Tuts, Glasgow (Solo Show)
11th        2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
12th         Wasteland Festival, Newcastle
14th         Folk By The Oak Festival, Hatfield

AUGUST
3rd          Wickham Festival, Fareham
4th          Tunes in the Castle, Exeter
9th          Cropredy Festival, Cropredy
22nd      Cottingham Folk Festival (Solo Show)
25th       Greenbelt Festival, Kettering

 The Cult Announce October UK Tour.

The CultTuesday 2nd July 2019
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of The Cult's seminal album Sonic Temple. To celebrate the anniversary, Beggars Arkive will release The Cult: Sonic Temple 30 on September 13th. It will be released as a deluxe box set and a 5-CD set, as well as reissuing Sonic Temple on Double LP, which has been out of print for over 20 years. The sets both contain limited-release demos in addition to previously unreleased tracks. Full details and track-listings are below.

The band is also happy to announce more A Sonic Temple tour dates. After a run of hugely successful and completely sold out US shows, they will play 10 shows in the UK in October. Tickets on sale Friday, July 5th at 10.00am - www.myticket.co.uk - full dates below:

October
Tue 15th            Nottingham, UK -  Rock City
Thu 17th            Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Fri 18th            Cardiff, Wales - Cardiff University
Sun 20th            Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
Mon 21st            Aberdeen, Scotland - The Music Hall
Tue 22nd            Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy
Thu 24th            Manchester, UK - Apollo
Sun 27th            London, UK - Eventim Apollo
Mon 28th            Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
Tue 29th            Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall

Originally released in 1989, Sonic Temple proved to be a pivotal moment for both band and the wider rock scene.  Produced by the legendary Bob Rock, Sonic Temple had four chart-topping singles; "Fire Woman", "Edie (Ciao Baby)", "Sun King" and "Sweet Soul Sister".

In a recent interview about the album, Ian Astbury explained how the band brought together hard rock and indie rock to create the unique, game-changing sounds on Sonic Temple. "We wanted to retain our core DNA as we went deeper into psych and hard rock influences. It was a complete immersion for me into art, film, music, poetry and literature, weaving those influences into what was to become Sonic Temple. The band was becoming more popular. We were in unchartbr>
d waters. Most of the bands we had come up with had split up or fallen off. We were accelerating. There was no real time to breathe. We were forming new allegiances and breaking the glass ceiling of 'the indie outsider.'"


The album catapulted The Cult into superstar status and remains their most commercially successful release. It has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US alone, and was declared platinum in 1990. It made it to #10 on the Billboard charts, and the aforementioned songs all remain rock-radio staples to this day.

The set list for the "A Sonic Temple" tour draws from The Cult's 10 studio albums with the centerpiece being a super set that's focused on the core songs from Sonic Temple; some of these songs have not been performed since the album was originally released. Each show will be a gathering and celebration for Cult fans–an opportunity to come together for one night–an event that will be memorable for all who attend. As Billy Duffy stated about the tour in a recent interview, "I'd like fans to not only allow themselves a little indulgence into maybe simpler happier times of the late 80s for a few hours at a ST19 show, but also be happy that the music is now really their possession, not ours, and to do with it what they will."

The BOX SET contains three pieces of vinyl and a cassette plus tour memorabilia and ephemera (replica of original laminate, backstage pass, original press releases, label copy and more). It's numbered and limited to 3000 pieces worldwide and contains 40 tracks, four of which are previously unreleased. LP1+2 contain the album as originally released. LP3 contains Live At Wembley recorded by the BBC, and the included cassette contains limited-release demos. Four of the live tracks are previously unreleased.

The FIVE-CD SET contains 53 tracks (including 6 previously unreleased) with the original album on disc 1, alternate edits, mixes, extended versions and acoustic versions on disc 2, limited-release demos on discs 3 & 4 and Live at Wembley recorded by the BBC on disc 5. Six of the live tracks are previously unreleased. It is beautifully packaged in book form with rare photographs and interviews with the band by esteemed UK journalist James Brown.

The DOUBLE LP is a revamped reissue of the original album. Now cut onto two pieces of black vinyl, the audio is improved and contains 16 tracks total, which comprise the original album plus 6 B-sides. It's been out of print for over 20 years.

The DIGITAL version will replicate the CD-set but excludes the original album for a total of 43 tracks.
BOX SET
3XLP
A1 Sun King
A2 Fire Woman
A3 American Horse
A4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
B1 Sweet Soul Sister
B2 Soul Asylum
B3 New York City
B4 Automatic Blues
C1 Soldier Blue
C2 Wake Up Time For Freedom
C3 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
C4 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
D1 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
D2 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
D3 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
D4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)
E1 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)
E2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)
E3 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
E4 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased
F1 Soul Asylum (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
F2 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
F3 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

CASSETTE
A1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
A2 New York City (demo)
A3 American Horse (demo)
A4 Sun King (demo)
A5 Automatic Blues (demo)
A6 Yes Man (demo)
A7 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
A8 Citadel (demo)
A9 The River (demo)
B1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
B2 Cashmere (demo)
B3 Edie (Cao Baby) (demo)
B4 Bleeding Heart Revival (demo)
B5 Star Child (demo)
B6 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
B7 New York City (Rock Demo)
B8 Fire (Rock Demo)

5-CD SET
1-1 Sun King
1-2 Fire Woman
1-3 American Horse
1-4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
1-5 Sweet Soul Sister
1-6 Soul Asylum
1-7 New York City
1-8 Automatic Blues
1-9 Soldier Blue
1-10 Wake Up Time For Freedom
2-1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
2-2 Fire Woman (Edit)
2-3 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
2-4 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
2-5 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
2-6 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)
2-7 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
2-8 Sun King (Edit)
2-9 Sweet Soul Sister (Edit)
2-10 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
2-11 Soldier Blue (Werman Extended Version)
2-12 Fire Woman (LA Rock Mix)
2-13 Sweet Soul Sister (Rock's Mix)
2-14 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)
3-1 Medicine Train (demo)
3-2 New York City (demo)
3-3 American Horse (demo)
3-4 Sun King (demo)
3-5 Automatic Blues (demo)
3-6 Yes Man (demo)
3-7 Fire (demo)
3-8 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
3-9 Citadel (demo)
3-10 The River (demo)
4-1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
4-2 Cashmere (demo)
4-3 Edie (Ciao Baby) (demo)
4-4 Bleeding Heart Revival (demo)
4-5 My Love (demo)
4-6 Star Child (demo)
4-7 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
4-8 New York City (Rock Demo)
4-9 Fire (rock Demo)
4-10 Spanish Gold (jam Demo)
5-1 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)
5-2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)
5-3 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
5-4 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased
5-5 Soul Asylum (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
5-6 Rain (live) *previously unreleased
5-7 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
5-8 She Sells Sanctuary (live) *previously unreleased
5-9 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

STANDARD DOUBLE LP
A1 Sun King
A2 Fire Woman
A3 American Horse
A4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
B1 Sweet Soul Sister
B2 Soul Asylum
B3 New York City
B4 Automatic Blues
C1 Soldier Blue
C2 Wake Up Time For Freedom
C3 Medicine Train (From the Edie (Ciao Baby) single)
C4 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
D1 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
D2 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
D3 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
D4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)

DIGITAL ALBUM
1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
2 Fire Woman (Edit)
3 Messin' Up The Blues (from the Fire Woman single)
4 Medicine Train (From the Edie(Ciao Baby) single)
5 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from the Fire Woman CD EP)
6 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)
7 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from the Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
8 Sun King (Edit)
9 Sweet Soul Sister (Edit)
10 The River (From the Sweet Soul Sister single)
11 Soldier Blue (Werman Extended Version)
12 Fire Woman (LA Rock Mix)
13 Sweet Soul Sister (Rock's Mix)
14 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD single)
15 Medicine Train (demo)
16 New York City (demo)
17 American Horse (demo)
18 Sun King (demo)
19 Automatic Blues (demo)
20 Yes Man (demo)
21 Fire (demo)
22 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
23 Citadel (demo)
24 The River (demo)
25 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
26 Cashmere (demo)
27 Edie (Ciao Baby) (demo)
28 Bleeding Heart Revival (demo)
29 My Love (demo)
30 Star Child (demo)
31 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
32 New York City (Rock Demo)
33 Fire (rock Demo)
34 Spanish Gold (jam Demo)
35 New York City (live) *previously unreleased)
36 Automatic Blues (live) *previously unreleased)
37 American Horse (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
38 Sun King (live) *previously unreleased
39 Soul Asylum (live) from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
40 Rain (live) *previously unreleased
41 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from the Sweet Soul Sister single)
42 She Sells Sanctuary (live) *previously unreleased
43 Fire Woman (live) *previously unreleased

 Helloween Announce Live DVD.

HelloweenTuesday 2nd July 2019
It was THE SENSATION of the year 2016. During the Hellbook production to celebrate HELLOWEEN's 30th anniversary, the contributors came to realise that the chemistry in the band had always been unique – and that what belongs together needs to be together again. However, the birth of "Pumpkins United" wasn't just an original line-up reunion, but the real deal. The ultimate cast consisting of all seven metal heroes: Deris, Kiske, Weikath, Hansen, Grosskopf, Gerstner, and Löble. What followed, was a cry of joy from North Germany's river Elbe to Rio's Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR with 69 shows in front of more than one million people in 32 countries acoss three continents in Fall 2017. The band's headline slots at Wacken, Rock Fest Barcelona and Masters of Rock, as well as their shows with Iron Maiden at the Sweden Rock Festival and Firenze Rocks, the revival was received enthusiastically, stages were set on fire, and tears were shed. After dates in the US and additional shows in Latin America, this tour for the ages ended in December 2018 with a highly emotional finale in Hamburg, where it all began in 1984. – Unforgettable metal nights that we'd love to experience again and again.

"This amazing journey was one of those 'magic moments' words can't describe – it simply was what we all love most: meet great people, go back in time with our memories, and celebrate the ultimate Helloween party together." Andi Deris, 2019

From October 4, 2019, that's finally possible: With the release of "UNITED ALIVE & UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID" we can transport ourselves to that tour at any time, and dive into every detail with hellish tracking shots, breathless close-ups, and intimate interviews. The artwork was created by Martin Hausler once again and offers plenty of unreleased live images.

"It wasn't easy to condense this unbelievable tour adequately and capture how it felt for us – that's why we had the idea to film the biggest festival gig, the most massive arena show, and the hottest club date." Michi Kiske, 2019

The DVD/BLU-RAY nails the tour with recordings from Wacken in front of 75,000 metal heads and 14,000 fans in the Madrid arena – and as a bonus, the show in the Espaço das Américas, gathering 8,000 in São Paulo. Altogether it offers over three hours of live material in stereo and premium 5.1 surround sound, plus backstage material, tons of surprises, and a very personal band interview about the past, present, and future. The LIVE-CD/VINYL presents a whopping 2 hours 20 of pure audio material from the concert in Madrid plus four bonus tracks from the shows in Prague, São Paulo, Wacken, and Santiago de Chile.

Unfortunately, Dave Mustaine had to cancel the MEGADETH tour due to his medical condition. Together with metal fans all over the world, the PUMPKINS wish him a speedy recovery and will be filling in for the band's Brazil dates last-minute, causing the scheduled studio dates to be postponed. Despite the occasion, HELLOWEEN are very happy to announce new shows at ROCKFEST, ROADFEST and ROCK LIVE, and to be able to celebrate the release day of "UNITED ALIVE & UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID" on October 4 live with the Brazilian fans and their friends IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS and SEPULTURA at what is probably the biggest and most legendary festival worldwide: ROCK IN RIO!

DATES:

21.09.  BR       São Paulo - Rockfest (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE, EUROPE)
23.09.  BR       Uberlândia - Roadfest (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE)
25.09.  BR       Brasília - Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS)
28.09.  BR       Florianópolis - Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS)
01.10.  BR       Porto Alegre - Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE)
04.10.  BR       Rio de Janeiro - Rock in Rio (w/ IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS, SEPULTURA)

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Purchase the track digitally: http://nblast.de/HelloweenDigital

 Roam Announce UK Tour.

RoamTuesday 2nd July 2019
ROAM, from Eastbourne UK, have announced that their third album is titled 'Smile Wide' and it will be released on 06 September 2019 via Hopeless Records. This announcement comes with the release of the album's first single 'I Don't Think I Live There Anymore'. "This track uses the idea of an out of body experience to exemplify the feeling of being out of control in any situation," explains guitarist and vocalist Alex Adam. He continues "It follows the protagonist as they wander vacant through life, doing as they're told, going where they're told..." 

'Smile Wide' sees ROAM step up their game further than ever and the band are ready to hit the ground running, or back-flipping on stage as the case may be. They'll be kicking live proceedings off with labelmates and previous touring cohorts With Confidence on a co-headline UK & European tour in September and October, following the album's release. See below for details. 

Whilst recording 'Smile Wide' in Texas with producer Machine (Fall Out Boy, Clutch, As It Is), ROAM made a conscious decision to push the boundaries of the pop punk scene they've become a part of since their debut album 'Backbone' was released in 2016. They're moving their sound into new territories, embracing a more 90s feel and influences of grunge, nu-metal and alternative sounds.

The title of 'Smile Wide' refers to a lyric in the song 'Red & Blue'. As vocalist Alex Costello explains, "When everything's falling down around you and you're facing the worst situations, smile wide. It's like 'smile wide, here it comes, life's about to happen again.'"

That's what it's all about. Staying positive and stepping up to the plate, even in the face of adversity. "The album as a whole is about feeling overlooked and out of control," says Alex Adam. "It's about feeling like a puppet in someone else's game, and they're making decisions you don't agree with, it's about taking that control back and not letting people walk all over you anymore. 

On a larger scale, as citizens of the earth, we're in a place where we're being lead by people who don't have a fucking clue, and who are fucking up huge decisions that affect everyone, on a daily basis. We need to not just take it but stand up for what we believe in. 

Be unapologetically you."

 
'Smile Wide' Tracklisting:
1. Better In Than Out 
2. I Don't Think I Live There Anymore 
3. LOUD
4. Play Dumb 
5. Fire On The Ceiling 
6. Piranha 
7. Red & Blue 
8. Hand Grenade
9. Toy Box 
10. Turn 
  
ROAM Co-headline UK Tour with With Confidence:
September
20 Southampton 1865
21 London O2 Academy Islington
22 Bristol Thekla
23 Birmingham O2 Institute2
25 Glasgow Classic Grand
26 Manchester Academy 3
27 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28 Leeds Key Club

 Jamie LEnman Releases New Single 'She Bop'.

Jamie LenmanTuesday 2nd July 2019
JAMIE LENMAN has today released his brand new single, a cover of 'She Bop' and Seal, taken from his brand new album 'Shuffle' which will be released on July 5th through
Big Scary Monsters (The Get Up Kids, Orchards, American Football, Martha).

Watch the video for 'She Bop' - HERE

From Jamie on the choice of track - "I've loved Cyndi Lauper since I got her greatest hits on tape at the age of ten, and in fact this isn't the first time I've covered one of her tunes. I've got all her records, I've read her book, she's a true icon and I hope she digs what I've done to her song. It just seemed like it would work so well in that sorta garage-disco sound, just a big fuzzy bass guitar and drums with a slap-back fifties-style echo on the vocals, and I feel like we managed to pull it off!"
 
More from Jamie, this time on 'Shuffle': "Shuffle is just around the corner now and I can hardly wait to unleash it on the public! We've put a few tracks out there over the past few months and I think people are starting to get a better idea of the scope and sound of the record, but believe you me, we've only scratched the surface!"

JAMIE LENMAN will host a competition winner, fan invited album listening party on Wednesday the 3rd July in London where 80+ super fans will be able to hear 'Shuffle' for the first time with Jamie talking about each track before and after they are played. He will also be at the below record shops for some in-stores week of 'Shuffle' release:

6th July - Reflex in Newcastle, 12:30pm
6th July - Rough Trade in Nottingham, 7:30pm
9th July - Resident in Brighton, 6:30pm


Following on from his debut solo double album 'Muscle Memory' in 2013 and the highly acclaimed 'Devolver' album from 2016, 'Shuffle' is another huge step forward for ex-Reuben front man JAMIE LENMAN and again will do away with any notion he has settled comfortably into a 'sound' or style as a solo artist.

At its very heart, 'Shuffle' is a covers (or reinterpretations) album, one where the listener can go on a 'shuffle' journey of their own, through all media - music, movies, books, games, cartoons. Every now and then the 'shuffle' will throw a curveball and maybe the listener skips it, or maybe they keep listening and it becomes their favourite. Like 'Devolver', producer Space (Idles, Black Futures) returns and helps Jamie realise his hugely ambitious artistic vision for 'Shuffe', a record LONG in the making.

The album is also not limited to reimagined songs - Jamie has covered television themes, film scores, and the music from his favourite video game. It's not even limited to music – there is a cover of a chapter from his favourite book and a scene from his favourite short film, in his debut acting performance alongside his favourite actor. "For me, this album has been a dream come true - total creative freedom, a chance to push myself into terrifying new territories. There are so many parts of it that I still can't believe we actually managed to achieve, from singing in ancient languages to acting with one of my heroes and so much more besides. I can't wait for everyone to hear it."

'Shuffle' track-listings:
1. Tomorrow Never Knows
2. Killer - VIDEO
3. Taxi Driver
4. Popeye - VIDEO
5. You're The Boss
6. Song Of Seikilos
7. Coda
8. She Bop - VIDEO
9. Adamantium Rage
10. Love Song For A Vampire
11. The Pequod Meets The Delight
12. A Handsome Stranger Called Death
13. Hey Jude
14. The Remembrance

Pre order 'Shuffle' - HERE
Live wise - Following his recent 2018 support tours with Biffy Clyro, Marmozets and Tonight Alive, as well as appearance at last years Download Festival (UK), Reeperbahn (Germany), Boomtown and ArcTanGent festivals, JAMIE LENMAN will this year be headlining his own stage/mini festival at 2000trees Festival in July as 'Lenmania II'. He will also be taking it on the road with two 'Road To Lenmania' shows in Glasgow (St Lukes, July 5th) and London (The O2 Academy Islington, July 7th) before the festival, featuring 3 bands from the Trees bill (Orchards, False Advertising and Frauds). At both shows, Jamie will be performing twice, opening the show and headlining - with opening set being an acoustic set. For both shows acoustic sets, he allowed fans to chose the set lists via an online vote form, mixing old, new and Reuben songs together. After the summer, he will be touring with Black Peaks across Europe, including 2 weeks in Germany.

JAMIE LENMAN has already performed at this years Glastonbury Festival and headlined stages at Live At Leeds, Handmade Festival, Smithdown Festival and played a couple of headline shows in Ireland last month.

ALL confirmed and announced JAMIE LENMAN dates:
Thu 11 July - 2000trees Festival 'Lenmania 2', Nr Cheltenham (stage headliner)
WITH Show Me The Body, Conjurer, Loathe, Orchards, Frauds and False Advertising
Fri 26 July - Trebur Open Air Festival, Hamburg, Germany


'Road To Lenmania' headline dates, with support from Frauds, Orchards and False Advertising:
Fri 05 July - St. Lukes, Glasgow
Sun 07 July - O2 Islington Academy, London


ALL European dates supporting Black Peaks:
Tue-Oct-15th - Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
Wed-Oct-16th - Germany, Koln, Luxor
Fri-Oct-18th - Swiss, Frauenfeld,  Eisenwerk
Sat-Oct-19th - Germany, Wiesbaden, Kesselhaus
Sun-Oct-20th - Germany, Munich, Feierwerk (Kranhalle)
Tue-Oct-22th - Germany, Hannover, Lux
Wed-Oct-23th - Germany, Hamburg, headCrash
Fri-Oct-25th - Germany, Dresden, Loco
Sat-Oct-26th - Germany, Leipzig, Naumans
Sun-Oct-27th - Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden

 Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour Announces Save Ferris To The Line Up.

FireballMonday 1st July 2019
We are beyond excited to welcome legendary ska punk band Save Ferris as the special guests on this year's Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour! to the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour!  Once again showing their commitment to providing a most excellent night out, Fireball in association with Academy Events, brings you THE heavyweights of pop-punk, ska and rock to the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour. Save Ferris will join ska-punk legends Less Than Jake and Goldfinger (co-headliners),  and the winners of last years Fireball Hottest Band competition, Thieves Of Liberty. DJ Matt Stocks will keep the party vibe going between sets.

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

Fireball's Hottest Band competition also returns in 2019 reinstating the commitment to new and emerging artists that Fireball have always shown, and bringing a fresh aspect to every date of the tour with a winning act joining the final line-up.  Previous winners include Sweet Little Machine and Lost In Stereo. Your band could soon be performing to huge crowds at iconic venues as you open for Less Than Jake, Goldfinger and Save Ferris as part of this mammoth tour when it hits the road this September. To enter, just fill out the form here and tell us why you're the perfect band to open for this amazing line up. 

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

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

Returning for its 4th year, one of the most anticipated events in the UK Punk-Rock calendar returns this September to O2 Academy venues up and down the UK with a staggering line up and an even more staggering ticket price - £15!  Be quick - this offer ends on July 1st at midnight. (Ticket price thereafter is £18)

"Yes! It's that time of the year again. Less Than Jake is extremely excited to headline this year's Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour. We wanted to ramp up the insanity this time around so we're bringing along our friends in Goldfinger to celebrate with us. We can't wait for these shows. It's going to be epic! See ya soon!"  - Chris DeMakes // Less Than Jake

"UK! I have always felt at home in your beautiful countries... You have the best audiences, the best festivals, amazing food and I write really good songs there! I wanted to also thank Fireball for continuing to support live music; so pumped to do this tour!" - John Feldmann // Goldfinger

"This September we're embarking on our 4th annual Fireball: Fuelling the Fire Tour. It's the most outrageous, downright criminally fun and cinnamoniest fortnight of the touring calendar and we absolutely haven't relented on the great bands this year. We're incredibly excited to welcome Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, our Hottest Band of 2019: Thieves of Liberty and veteran Fireball Tour DJ Matt Stocks into the fold, as well as some of the UK's best emerging talent specially handpicked for each show and one ultra-special secret band that is still to be announced! So that's five bands every night, a live DJ, excellent prize giveaways and as much Fireball as you can cram into your sticky mitts all for just £15 a ticket! Let's party!" - - Matt Reynolds // Fireball UK Brand Ambassador


Be sure to pick up a ticket for this year's MUST-see tour:

September:
19th O2 Academy, Sheffield
20th O2 Academy, Leeds
21st O2 Academy Birmingham
23rd O2 Ritz Manchester
24th O2 Academy Newcastle
25th O2 Academy Glasgow
27th O2 Academy Bournemouth
28th O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets are on sale now!

 Halestorm Go Platinum With 'I Miss The Misery'.

HalestormMonday 1st July 2019
Grammy Award winning US rock act HALESTORM learnt that their single, ‘I Miss The Misery’, from the album ‘The Strange Case Of’, was officially certified Platinum. The video for the track has garnered nearly 65 million views on YouTube to date at https://youtu.be/YpJAmlnBxoA

Earlier this month, HALESTORM became the first female-fronted band ever, to headline the Zippo Encore (second) stage at the UK’s Download Festival. It marks a milestone for the band and the festival in modern conversation about championing women in music.

Frontwoman Lzzy Hale declares, “It’s an honour to be the first female to headline Download Festival’s Zippo stage. It’s mind blowing that it has not been done a dozen times before...  I hope that through this accomplishment I can inspire other females to not only follow their dreams through, but lead them. I am the first… but I won’t be the last. There are so many amazingly talented women riding beside me.”

Andy Copping, Live Nation’s Executive President of UK Touring states, “I knew when I first started working with HALESTORM that they were a very special band. Watching them grow over the last few years has been a revelation. They are ambitious and incredibly hard working and it made total sense to have them headline the Zippo Stage at Download this year. Lzzy is a total superstar and if anyone deserves success and adulation it is her. Having HALESTORM be the first female fronted band to headline the Zippo Stage just shows what heights the band have achieved. It will only continue to go upwards from here.” 

Watch a short live clip of 'I Miss The Misery' from their incendiary Download Festival set at https://youtu.be/e00wHrxGHTM and tune in to Sky Arts on July 6th & 7th from 9pm for the full Download Festival highlights; Halestorm are included in both episodes. 

The band return to the UK in November for a headline arena tour, supporting latest album ‘Vicious’, which crashed straight into the UK and US Top Ten album chart upon release. The female-led tour features special guests, In This Moment and New Years Day.

When the tour was announced, Lzzy commented, "We've been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time. We are some of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere."

>Dates run as follows:
Sun 24th Nov - GLASGOW Hydro 
Mon 25th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Wed 27th Nov - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Thu 28th Nov - LONDON Alexandra Palace

 Alter Bridge Release New Single 'Wouldn't You Rather'.

Alter BridgeMonday 1st July 2019
Following the recently announced UK headline tour with Shinedown and Sevendust, ALTER BRIDGE has released the first song and music video from their upcoming sixth studio album, Walk The Sky, set for release on October 18. “Wouldn’t You Rather”, directed by Dan Sturgess, is a performance video that showcases the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums.

The video for “Wouldn’t You Rather” can be seen here: 

https://youtu.be/bAz1vYAwVKE
For over 15 years, ALTER BRIDGE has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Recorded in a way never done before, the album was born from complete song ideas created by Kennedy and Tremonti. These songs would then be worked on by the entire band to create the fourteen songs that would make Walk The Sky the listening experience it is. This varies from the band’s previous method going back to their second release Blackbird where Kennedy and Tremonti would combine individual ideas and riffs alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to form some of the band’s most revered songs. From the opening vocal melody on “One Life” to the moving finale of “Dying Light,” ALTER BRIDGE have created a formidable addition to their music catalogue. Songs like “Godspeed,” “Native Son” and “Walking On The Sky” are sure to be early additions to the live set. “Forever Falling” also marks a lead vocal return from Tremonti with Kennedy taking the chorus as done previously on the Fortress favourite “Waters Rising.” 

The album is available for pre-order at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky

The track listing for Walk The Sky is:
1) One Life
2) Wouldn’t You Rather
3) In The Deep
4) Godspeed
5) Native Son
6) Take The Crown
7) Indoctrination
8) The Bitter End
9) Pay No Mind
10) Forever Falling
11) Clear Horizon
12) Walking On The Sky
13) Tear Us Apart
14) Dying Light

Recently, ALTER BRIDGE announced the VICTORIOUS SKY TOUR running September 22 - October 25 that will take them throughout the United States co-headlining alongside Skillet with special guest Dirty Honey opening. The European headline tour billed as the WALK THE SKY TOUR is scheduled for November/December and will feature Shinedown and Sevendust in the UK and Shinedown and The Raven Age at the other European dates. The band has also been announced as part of the US-based, inaugural Exit 111 festival in October and as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.

UK DATES with Shinedown and Sevendust:
Sat 14th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sun 15th Dec - MANCHESTER Arena
Tue 17th Dec - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Wed 18th Dec - BIRMINGHAM Arena
Fri 20th Dec - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Arena

 Apocalyptica Sign To Silver Lining Music And Announce Tour With Sabaton.

ApocalypticaMonday 1st July 2019
APOCALYPTICA, the symphonic Finnish metal superstars from Helsinki, are delighted to announce that after monthsof discussion, they have signed a deal with Silver Lining Music who will become the band's new label.

"We are excited to learn how a slim record company structure plus all the marketing instruments of perhaps the biggest metal music powerhouse (with festivals, touring business, merchandise, etc) are set up for 2020! This feels like the absolute right company for the times we are in. We are very excited about our new album and we have the strongest belief that Silver Lining is the right partner for our music!" affirms Apocalyptica.

Silver Lining Music are equally ecstatic to have secured Apocalyptica's signature. ThomasJensen,ownerand founder of Silver Lining Music, says:

"I have always been amazed at the sheer talent and visionary trait of Apocalyptica, it's a dream come true to beable to work with them. With the leadership of Serena Furlan and the forward-thinking A&R direction of Rod S. Kukla, Silver Lining Music offer Apocalytica a unique and exceptional partnership. The best is yet to come!"

Hot off the heels of signing with Silver Lining Music, the band are excited to announce that they will be going on acomprehensive European Tour with Sabaton as "Special Guests" starting on January 17, 2020 in Zurich, Switzerland. Embracing fifteen countries over one month of premier dates – including Berlin's Max Schmeling Halle on January 25th and London's Wembley Arena on February 8th – The Great Tour will bring together two of Europe's mostsuccessful, and unique, metal acts for what promises to be a night of unrelenting power.
Apocalyptica recently completed work on a new album, which will be released in early 2020, and was mixed by Andrew Scheps, whose CV includes work with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Metallica and Black Sabbathamong many star names. More information on all aspects of the release will be made available soon.


DATES FOR "THE GREAT TOUR" AS SPECIAL GUESTS TO SABATON:


17/01/2020 – Zurich, Hallenstadion (CH)
18/01/2020 – Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle (DE)
19/01/2020 – Munich, Olympiahalle (DE)
21/01/2020 – Vienna, Gasometer (AT)
22/01/2020 – Budapest, Arena (HU)
24/01/2020 – Warsaw, Torwar (PL)
25/01/2020 – Berlin, Max Schmeling Halle (DE)
26/01/2020 – Prague, O2 Arena (CZ)
28/01/2020 – Milan, Alcatraz (IT)
31/01/2020 – Frankfurt, Festhalle (DE)
01/02/2020 – Oberhausen, König Pilsener Arena (DE)
02/02/2020 – Antwerp, Lotto Arena (BE)
04/02/2020 – Barcelona, Sant Jordi (ES)
05/02/2020 – Madrid, Vistalegre (ES)
07/02/2020 – Paris, Zenith (FR)
08/02/2020 – London, Wembley Arena (UK)
09/02/2020 – Amsterdam, Afas Live (NL)
11/02/2020 – Hamburg, Sporthalle (DE)
12/02/2020 – Copenhagen, Forum Black Box (DK)
14/02/2020 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium (SE)
15/02/2020 – Stockholm, Hovet (SE)
16/02/2020 – Oslo, Spektrum (NO)

 Neck Deep Release New Single 'She's A God'.

Neck DeepThursday 27th June 2019
Neck Deep have today surprised fans with the release of a brand new single and music video. 'She's A God' is an effervescent and charming song that basks in the warm glow of knowing you don't need to travel to find peace and strength - it's in the person beside you. The dynamic and layered new sound further cements the band's place in the forefront of today's Alternative Rock scene.

"She's A God is a song that is, pretty much, about worshipping your other half, but for the little things like waking up in the morning and seeing them get ready for the day. Those moments where you're just in awe of how glorious a person can be. It's pretty simple, no deeper meaning here, just a love song comparing a relationship to theology." shares front man Ben Barlow on the honest and captivating track.

'She's A God' was produced by Matt Squire and was recorded in Wales at the legendary Monnow Valley Studio, which has been a recording home for artists like Oasis, Queen, Led Zeppelin and more.
This is the first new piece of music since the band's monumental 2017 release, The Peace And The Panic, which catapulted the band into mainstream success with a #2 charting position on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart as well as a #4 entry on the UK Official Albums Chart.

The band also released an accompanying music video, which can be streamed HERE. Barlow continues sharing; "Being able to be pretty close to home, without the distractions of a major city gave us a totally new perspective and creative space to explore. We decided to shoot the music video while we were down in the studio, just taking advantage of our surroundings, and wanting to give people a little insight into what we experienced that week. We shot the whole thing totally analog, which was exciting. Not knowing what footage you got until the film is developed was like waiting for a mini Christmas, and again, we're stoked with what we got."

Even by Neck Deep's now astronomical standards, their third album The Peace And The Panic has been a success of unprecedented proportions, cementing their position as one of rock's hottest young properties and the zeitgeist-capturing band of their generation and scene.

The band have graced the covers of Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Alternative Press across the album cycle and made their live TV debut on Last Call With Carson Daly. The trophy cabinet keeps growing too, with the quartet picking up Best British Band at Rock Sound's 2017 awards, while stand out single 'In Bloom', which has over 26 Million streams on Spotify and 13.5 Million views on YouTube, snagged the Best Song gong at 2018s Kerrang! Awards.

An incredibly exciting future is ahead for the band who have found both their voice and the ears of a truly global fan base. While it might look from the outside like Neck Deep already have the world in the palm of their collective hand – the truth is they're only just getting started.

 Liam Gallagher Announce UK Arena Tour.

Liam GallagherThursday 27th June 2019
Liam Gallagher has announced details of a major UK tour. The 11-date schedule includes a huge London show at the The O2 as well as what's sure to be a rapturously received homecoming set at Manchester Arena. Huge demand for tickets has been a hallmark of Liam's solo career. His debut UK arena tour saw all 100,000 tickets sell out within a morning, while all 40,000 tickets for his Finsbury Park show were snapped up within minutes.

Fans who pre-order 'Why Me? Why Not.' from Liam's official store will receive access to an exclusive pre-sale for tour tickets. The pre-sale opens at 9am UK on Wednesday July 10th and continues until the general sale commences at 9am UK on Friday July 12th at https://www.livenation.co.uk/.

Liam Gallagher's eagerly anticipated second album 'Why Me? Why Not.' is shaping up to be one of the album events of the year when it's released on September 20th on Warner Records.

The reaction to the lead single 'Shockwave' was biblical. It shot straight to the top of the Official Vinyl and Trending Charts, in the process underlining Liam's status as a rock star who speaks to new and established fans alike. And his current momentum is only going to continue to explode over the weekend when he hits Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Saturday evening.

Now Liam previews the Glastonbury set by sharing his brand new track 'The River'. Powered by a visceral, driving riff – think Led Zeppelin powered by Madchester energy for 2019'The River' finds Liam's distinctive sneering vocal delivering a rallying call for the current generation to fight for change. Its anarchic attitude targets the figureheads of the establishment – from money-sucking MPs to vacant celebrities.

The track was co-written by Liam alongside the track's producer Andrew Wyatt, who was a key collaborator on the all-conquering solo album 'As You Were'.

'The River' lives up to Liam's ambition for 'Why Me? Why Not.' As he stated, "I want the second album to be a step-up because the hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that's what we've done. It's a better record than 'As You Were'. Which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn't it?"

Both 'The River' and 'Shockwave' are available as instant downloads for fans who pre-order 'Why Me? Why Not.' from https://store.liamgallagher.com/uk/. The album will be available on a variety of CD, vinyl, download and streaming formats. There will also be a special D2C package which compiles a deluxe CD, a sun yellow vinyl album and a one-sided etched 12" which features three deluxe bonus tracks along with a demo recording that's exclusive to this format – all packaged in a hardcover book. Liam has today revealed the 'Why Me? Why Not.' album cover, which features a new portray courtesy of photographer Tom Beard.

U.K. Tour Dates:  

11 November 2019          Cardiff, U.K.                       Motorpoint Arena
12 November 2019          Birmingham, U.K.              Birmingham Arena
14 November 2019          Aberdeen, U.K.                  P&J Live
15 November 2019          Glasgow, U.K.                    The SSE Hydro
17 November 2019          Newcastle, U.K.                 Utilita Arena
18 November 2019          Sheffield, U.K.                   FlyDSA Arena
20 November 2019          Manchester, U.K.              Manchester Arena
21 November 2019          Liverpool, U.K.                  M&S Bank Arena
24 November 2019          Dublin, Ireland                  3Arena
26 November 2019          Nottingham, U.K.              Motorpoint Arena
28 November 2019          London, U.K.                    The O2

Tickets for Liam Gallagher's 2019 U.K. Tour go on sale to the general public on Friday 12 July 2019 at 9am at https://www.livenation.co.uk/.

 Mean Jeans Release New Song.

TMean JeansThursday 27th June 2019
Since their recent foray into the world of brand marketing, Mean Jeans have been living the life: chugging Mountain Dew, scarfing Totino’s, auditioning for the next Bill & Ted’s excellent adventure, and generally keeping it real.

Lucky for us, they found the time to bang out a new album, and it’s a ripper! Mean Jean’s stellar new full-length, Gigantic Sike, hits the streets on August 30th. The first single, “Party Line,” is meant to be cranked up with the top down. Check it out on Spotify, our YOUTUBE channel, or anywhere else that you like to listen to tasty jams. Then, you can pre-order Gigantic Sike today! If you’re quick, you’ll be able to score colored vinyl, or better yet, a Mean Jeans fanny pack! Well, what are you waiting for? An endorsement from the party captain himself, Billy Jeans? Here you go

“Selling out to Mountain Dew wasn't all it's cracked up to be, so Mean Jeans are back with a straight-up stripped-down party punk record. It's called Gigantic Sike. It was gonna be called something more reasonable and the songs were gonna be more marketable and I was gonna get a real job, but we put a big 'ol sike on it instead. 'Party Line' is basically a jingle for the party hotline that nobody seems to be calling anymore. (My cell phone). Give it a try, I'm standing by.” 

"You basically have to be an idiot or a psycho to continue playing in a band in your 30s while trying to survive in the real world — but that’s a good thing," posits Mean Jeans vocalist/guitarist Billy Jeans, as he stretches out on a beach in Lake Tahoe. (No, seriously.) He's not only catching some rays but reflecting on the inspiration behind his band's new album, Gigantic Sike, out August 30th on Fat Wreck Chords.

"A gigantic sike is an escape plan,” he says. “It's the idea of being able to just drop a big 'ol whoopsie-daisies on everything we've done up to this point — the songs, albums, the band's existence, my own personal existence — and play the whole thing off as a goof. It's a joke on the fantasy of sneaking out the backdoor on a crummy identity you didn't necessarily mean to create.”

Gigantic Sike is Mean Jeans' fourth full-length — or fifth, if you include last year's Jingles Collection, a 23-song assemblage of unsolicited product jingles written for brands like Totino's, Skoal and Mountain Dew. ("I think the jingles are our best work, but I guess you can't mosh to windshield-wiper endorsement ballads," Jeans explains.) The trio recorded Gigantic Sike's 11 songs over three days in Los Angeles in December 2018 (the first day was spent learning the tracks; the next two spent hammering them out). Like all prior Mean Jeans albums, Gigantic Sike falls into the category of three-chord, heavily Ramones-influenced party punk, though there's a bit of a twist this time.

"These songs are fun and fast, but at their core, they're about the bleak existence of a party boy," Jeans says. "All of my favorite Mean Jeans songs have an element of sadness, cynicism, or darkness to them. They're dumb, but there's honesty in the lyrics."

The record opens with "Party Line," and within the first 15 seconds, Billy Jeans sings about Coors Light, cocaine and mentions his actual phone number. This is still very much the Mean Jeans you know and love. But, as the frontman elucidates, there's more to it.

"On the surface, it's about a hotline you call when you're ready to party," he says. "But the party line is just my cellphone, and the song is about how no one's blowing up the party line anymore and everyone's moving on with their lives. Plus I get blown up with robocalls every day, so who cares who has my number?"

Gigantic Sike finds the power trio trying a few new things — the double-time drum beat in "Basement Animal" and the key change in "Just A Trim (Don't Buzz Me Alright)," for example (and yes, the latter song is a Wayne's World reference, thanks for noticing) — but the band's speedy, buzzsaw pop-punk sound is still intact. While Jeans is proud of 2016's Tight New Dimension, he feels that the band "tried too hard" on the album.

"For a band like Mean Jeans, there is no direct correlation between trying harder and the music getting better, in my opinion," Jeans says. "For Gigantic Sike, the approach was 'write songs, bang ’em out and not over-analyze it. Keep it simplistic, true to form. When in doubt, punk it out."

Just like cultishly loved but critically misunderstood world-builders such as Andrew W.K. and "Weird Al" Yankovic, Mean Jeans too have created a universe in which the band and their fans reside, one which values comedy equally as tragedy, highs as important as lows.

"There is a Mean Jeans universe I can't totally define, but it's cartoonish, idiotic and existential — and definitely in outer space," Billy says. "I hope that some people identify with it, and that it leaves some people scratching their heads. I hope somebody wonders, 'Is this whole record a joke on me?'"

While the album takes a number of cues from real life — for example, "I Fell Into A Bog" is inspired by the time drummer Jeans Wilder actually, literally fell into a Florida bog during the Fest and wasn't located by the band until the next morning — Gigantic Sike's mission statement concludes with its closing track, "Time Warp," a fizzy, melodic number that is gonna sound great through your local dive bar's PA as a few hundred drunk punks sing along. "If the Gigantic Sike concept is the idea of being able to run away from all of the stupid decisions you've made so far in life, 'Time Warp' is the exit strategy," Billy Jeans says. "Siking a misled party life and taking the time warp to start over again is a theme in the record — laughing at what you've become and wondering if you can just warp your way out of it."

Nowadays, Mean Jeans' members are scattered across three different states, and they're probably feeling the effects of being in a party-punk band for more than a decade. But Billy Jeans says despite the loose theme of Gigantic Sike, Mean Jeans isn't going anywhere. "How do you function as a band when you live in three different cities?" he asks. "You gotta wing it. Make up the rules as you go. We never had band practice when we were all in Portland, so what our new strategy presupposes is, maybe that's punk?"

MEAN JEANS
12 Jul in Portland, OR @ Punk In Drublic Fest - Portland Meadows

Gigantic Sick track listing:
1. Party Line
2. Basement Animal
3. Just a Trim (Don't Buzz Me Alright)
4. One More Before We Go
5. Stuck in a Head
6. Buddy's Leaving
7. I Fell Into a Bog
8. What the Fuck Is up Tonight?
9. Turning Green
10. Blackout Magazine
11. Time Warp

 Issues Release New Single.

IssuesThursday 27th June 2019
After taking some time off the road and to work on other things, Issues returned with 'Tapping Out,' a brilliant and bold banger. Perfecting their signature cocktail of metallic groove, hip-hop phrasing, alternative echoes, and edgy pop appeal, the Atlanta outfit delivered an instant irresistible anthem where singer Tyler Carter's nimble delivery slips from R&B swagger into hard-hitting heaviness. 'Tapping Out,' which originally premiered on Revolver, is the bands first new music in three years.

Watch 'Tapping Out' here
'The song was most directly written about 'Tapping Out' of a relationship and its context plays to the theme of any type of fighting match,' frontman Tyler Carter said. 'However, upon collaborating with director Dillon Novak, we felt that aiming the visual towards the idea of fighting with yourself would be more relatable and pack a deeper meaning.'
Carter continued, 'Some of the things we wrote about were the real struggles we faced while on a hiatus and while making this album. 'Win or lose' is kinda where we are with this, and we have every ounce of our souls set on winning. Over-working, self-doubt, self-hatred, depression and anxiety, and not breathing fresh air enough — all of the things that have been a struggle during this chapter.'

Issues are currently on tour with I Prevail in the US.   

 The Chats Announce December UK Tour.

The ChatsThursday 27th June 2019
From forming in their mate's bong shed in Coolum, Queensland 2016 when all three members were seventeen, to scoring a 24-carot bona fide viral hit on YouTube with 'Smoko' (currently up to 7.2 million views) and headlining the Electric Ballroom in London in two short years, The Chats ascent has been rapid to say the least.

Following their forthcoming first appearance at the Reading and Leeds Festival in August, the Australian pub rock trio (they prefer 'shed rock') have also announced that they will be closing 2019 with a full UK tour in December, culminating in a headline show at The Forum, London on December 14th.

The Chats represent everything that's good about Australia and nothing that's bogan: a rebel spirit, gallows humour and the endless hedonistic pursuit of A Bloody Good Time. Cold stubbies within close reach, 24-7.
 
The trio met in music class while at St Theresa's Catholic College in Noosaville, a suburb of Noosa, Queensland, two hours north of Brisbane, and began practicing in the shed in nearby Verrierdale (pop: 775) during their final year of education (the school's website notes "Whilst their music may not be everyone's cup of tea, they have certainly made an impact, and they continue to Dare the Dream."). Their name meanwhile comes from the nearby suburb of Chatswood; in certain Sydney suburbs "chat" also means shit ie. "Your singlet's fucking chat, mate".

Drawing influence from the same fertile Australian pub rock scene that spawned everyone from AC/DC and The Saints to Cosmic Psychos and The Hard Ons, while sharing a similar singular self-contained approach (if entirely different sound) to their art as such latter-day Aussie rock heroes as King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Chats simply describe themselves as "dropkick drongos from the Sunshine Coast of Australia". It'd be difficult to argue otherwise

Their dress-down image of mullets, shorts, sports tops, thongs or a sandals-and-socks combo, and cheap sunnies celebrates this fact. But don't by mislead: The Chats are sharper than you think, and they write killer songs that hold their own in any era. Their self-titled debut EP was recorded in their school's studio in 2016 and featured seven joyous sky-punching tracks that combined 60s garage punk and 70s new wave punk (highlights included 'Mum Stole My Darts' and the 53 seconds bratty thrash of 'Yeah Nah'). It was followed in 2017 by Get This In Ya, another thrilling seven song slice of economic, stripped-down, early Buzzcocks/Ramones-styles punk tension, whose lyrics read like a litany of things to hate for youthful malcontents the world over (overdue social security payments, lack of bus fare, Nazis).

With two hundred gigs under their belts, The Chats began 2019 by signing a publishing deal with Universal Records and started their own label records, Bargain Bin Records.

Still in their teens, The Chats have mastered it. Mozart began composing at the age of four, but these boys were born singing anthems, and their forthcoming debut album seems destined to be the greatest collection of music ever made, not only in Coolum, Queensland, but the entire universe. Every other musician should probably give up today.

See The Chats live at the following dates. Pre-order tickets at: thechatslovebeer.com available this Friday June 28th:
 
Nov 30th Brighton, Concorde 2
Dec  1st  Oxford, 02 Academy
Dec 2nd Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 3rd Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Dec  4th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Dec  5th Newcastle, Riverside
Dec  6th Edinburgh, Summerhall
Dec  7th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Dec  9th Glasgow, Garage
Dec  10th Manchester, 02 Ritz
Dec  11th Birmingham, 02 Institute
Dec 12th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Dec 13th Bristol, 02 Academy
Dec  14th London, 02 Forum 

 Tiny Moving Parts Sign To Hopeless Records And Announce New Studio Album.

Tiny Moving PartsWednesday 26th June 2019
Hopeless Records is excited to announce the signing of Tiny Moving Parts. Today, they've shared "Medicine" the first single from the band's forthcoming album breathe, out September 13th, 2019. Fans can watch the music video for 'Medicine' here: smarturl.it/MedicineVideo
Speaking of the track, Dylan Mattheisen said, "'Medicine' is about everything around you falling apart. When people come and go in a lifetime, I try to focus on the happiness and guidance they've provided me instead of the sadness of them leaving" 

Mattheisen is afraid of death. That's nothing new. In fact, it's a fear that has flowed, in one form or another, through every album the Benson, Minnesota band has released so far. But on breathe, the band's fifth proper full-length, it's become more obvious and prevalent than ever. At the same time, this set of songs is designed to help quell those anxieties, both for Mattheisen and the dedicated following he and his cousins – brothers Matt and Billy Chevalier – have built up since forming the band in 2008.

"I just feel as time goes on that everything means more and more," says Mattheisen. "So this record covers things we've talked about in the past – the fear of dying, losing someone through moving away or the passing of someone – but it concentrates more on the positives, and being happy things happened instead of sad they're taken away. It's about finding that mindset to keep on powering through."

Written in between tours since the release of their last record, Swell, released in January 2018, breathe finds the band moving forward sonically as much as they are pushing through emotionally. Recorded with longtime collaborator Greg Lindholm, who oversaw seven songs, and established pop producer John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, All Time Low), who handled the other three, breathe is full of the same emotionally-driven blend of math-rock, pop-punk and emo that they've made their own, but it also branches out. 

breathe is more than just an album. It's an emotional crutch. It's moral support. It's the friend we all need at our darkest times. It's the sound of a band coming to terms with their own mortality, their own anxieties, their own self-doubts. And it's a reminder that, as long as there are songs sung back as if our lives depend on them, we are never alone. 

 Bury Tomorrow To Play 'Black Flame' Album During December UK Headline Tour.

Bury TomorrowWednesday 26th June 2019
South-Coast metallers, Bury Tomorrow, have announced that their UK Headline Tour in December will see the quintet play their 'Black Flame' album in full, as well as other fan favourites. 

Speaking of the news, frontman Dani Winter-Bates says, "We are absolutely stoked to announce that we will be playing Black Flame in full on our tour at the end of the year. As this is the end of the Black Flame cycle we wanted to give fans a special chance to see and hear the album as it was written and intended. We hope everyone is excited as we are! Long live Black Flame."

Earlier this month, the band recently released a deluxe version of the album, featuring live versions of album tracks 'Black Flame', 'No Less Violent' and 'The Age' from the band's o2 Forum Kentish Town show at the end of 2018, as well as a previously unheard track 'Glasswalk'
DECEMBER
13: PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre
14: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
15: CARDIFF Y Plas
17: NEWCASTLE Riverside
18: GLASGOW SWG3
20: MANCHESTER Academy
21: LONDON Roundhouse

 Killswitch Engage Announce New Studio Album And UK Headline Tour.

Killswitch EngageWednesday 26th June 2019
"'Unleashed' is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface," explains singer Jesse Leach. "We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song and I'm stoked for everyone to hear it! The new album Atonement is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence."

Atonement is the culmination of a trying and turbulent two-year period. KsE started kicking around ideas for the album as early as 2017. The band recorded the bulk of the material separately on both coasts. However, in the middle of the process, a polyp developed scar tissue in Leach's throat, forcing him to undergo surgery. The intense three-month recovery ended with speech therapy, vocal therapy, and scream therapy. The band ultimately emerged with an album that is further evidence of their undeniable legacy as one of the most enduring metal bands of the last two decades and beyond.

The elaborate illustration on the Atonement album cover was created by talented UK-based artist Richey Beckett (Metallica, Mastodon) with the band's own Mike D'Antonio handling art direction and layout duties.

ATONEMENT TRACK LISTING:
1. Unleashed
2. The Signal Fire [featuring Howard Jones]
3. Us Against The World
4. The Crownless King [featuring Chuck Billy]
5. I Am Broken Too
6. As Sure As The Sun Will Rise
7. Know Your Enemy
8. Take Control
9. Ravenous
10. I Can't Be The Only One
11. Bite The Hand That Feeds

KsE will spend the summer on a co-headline US tour with Clutch from July 8th - August 4th including a number of US festival dates. Today, the band are pleased to announce their return to Europe for a headline run in the autumn, kicking off in Norwich, England on October 14th and wrapping up November 10th in Nuremberg, Germany. Support bands will be announced at a later date.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE IN EUROPE:

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

 Set It Off Announce October UK Tour.

Set It OffWednesday 26th June 2019
Set It Off have dropped a hypnotic new video for fan-favourite track 'Hourglass'. Taken from the bands new album Midnight released earlier this year the video is available to watch now here

Midnight, was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs) with additional production by Brandon Paddock (Panic! At the Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry) and is out now. 

Video follows on from a previously announced UK&EU headline tour. These shows see the band taking in 11 countries including their biggest London headliner to date at Heaven.  The band sold out their most recent tour on every date earlier this year in April. 

Speaking on the tour announcement frontman Cody Carson said "We are beyond excited to announce that we are ALREADY coming back to the UK/Europe only 6 months after our last visit! We told you we wouldn't keep you waiting and we kept our word! Don't forget! The entire last tour sold out before it even started last time so do not delay! Get your tickets at setitoffband.com before they run out!" 

You can see the band at the following dates:
2nd October Classic Grand Glasgow
3rd October Riverside Newcastle
4th October Stylus Leeds
6th October Academy2 Manchester
7th October Waterfront Norwich
8th October o2 Institute Birmingham
10th October The Globe Cardiff
11th October Heaven London

Tickets on sale now at http://setitoffband.com

Set It Off are known for creating their own original brand of pop music, infusing bold electronic elements that guide loud, driving rock instrumentations with guitar riffs as catchy as the choruses. The end result is an overall feel-good, dance-worthy vibe. Set It Off, who originated in Clearwater, Florida but are now L.A.-based, command attention and bring authenticity back to pop music in a bold and unapologetic way. The group's last full-length release, Upside Down, was cited as one of the "Most Anticipated Albums of 2016" by Alternative Press and followed the band's sophomore album, Duality, which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Independent Chart. The band's debut full-length, Cinematics, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard South Atlantic Heatseekers Regional Chart, No. 4 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, No. 9 on Billboard Next Big Sound Chart, and even broke into the Billboard Top 200 chart. Now, Set It Off call Fearless Records their home for their next chapter. 

 Black Peaks Announce UK Headline Tour.

Black PeaksWednesday 26th June 2019
The incredible Brighton four piece BLACK PEAKS can today announce a MASSIVE UK and European headline tour for October and November 2019! These will be some of the bands biggest ever headline shows, and will take in The Electric Ballroom in London on Friday the 11th October.

"This tour truly is a step up for us as a band, and we're genuinely so excited about every aspect of what we have planned. These are some legendary venues, some amazing support bands, and we also have some tricks up our sleeve too....We've just had some truly life-affirming festival shows for us as a band, and right now we're hungry for more! See you all in October!" - BLACK PEAKS

All tickets will go on sale this coming Friday 28th June at 10am, and you can purchase from either:

https://myticket.co.uk/ / http://blackpeaks.com/

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


All of the BLACK PEAKS European headline shows, support from
Jamie Lenman and Phoxjaw:
Tue-Oct-15th - Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
Wed-Oct-16th - Germany, Koln, Luxor
Fri-Oct-18th - Swiss, Frauenfeld,  Eisenwerk
Sat-Oct-19th - Germany, Wiesbaden, Kesselhaus
Sun-Oct-20th - Germany, Munich, Feierwerk (Kranhalle)
Tue-Oct-22th - Germany, Hannover, Lux
Wed-Oct-23th - Germany, Hamburg, headCrash
Fri-Oct-25th - Germany, Dresden, Loco
Sat-Oct-26th - Germany, Leipzig, Naumans
Sun-Oct-27th - Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden
Tue-Oct-29th - Denmark, Copenhagen, Beta (support TBC)
Thu-Oct-31th - Sweden, Malmo, Babel (support TBC)
Fri-Nov-1st - Norway, Oslo,  John Dee (support TBC)
Sat-Nov-2nd - Sweden, Stockholm, Bar Brooklyn (support TBC)
Mon-Nov-4th - FInland, Helsinki, On the Rocks (support TBC)


Live wise this year, following on from a month long UK tour with Enter Shikari, a European tour with Nothing More, a special Great Escape show for Fender with Frank Carter & The Rattlenskaes and a HUGE show at this years Download Festival, the band will be touring the UK with Gojira (and fellow support act, Rolo Tomassi) in late June, playing a section of European festivals including Full Force in Germany and Sonic Park in Italy (with Slipknot).

ALL other currently announced BLACK PEAKS live dates:
Thu-Jun-27 – Italy, Bologna, Sonic Park Festival (1st on. Slipknot headline)
Fri-Jun-28 – Germany, Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force Festival
Sat-Jun-29 - Birmingham, O2 Academy (supporting Gojira)
Sun-Jun-30th - London O2 Academy Brixton (supporting Gojira)
Mon-July-1st - Manchester O2 Apollo (supporting Gojira)
Sat-Jul-6 – Netherlands, Andijik, Dijkpop Festival
Thu-Jul-25, Germany, Munich, Free & Easy Festival
Fri-Jul-26 – Germany, Bausendorf, Riez Open Air Festival
Sat-Aug-3 – France, Malestroit, Au Pont Du Rock Festival
Fri-Aug-9 – Winchester, Boomtown Fair (Festival)
Sun-Aug-11 – Netherlands, Leeuwarden, Into The Grave Festival
Sat-Aug-31 – Torquay, Burn It Down Festival

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Recently, the band have also toured with A Perfect Circle across Europe, a UK tour with Marmozets and a special one off show for BBC Radio 1 in Swansea, as a headliner for their Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival/event. These tours add to an already impressive touring history that includes dates and tours in UK and Europe with the likes of Mastodon, Architects, A System Of A Down, Prophets Of Rage, Dillinger Escape Plan, Bury Tomorrow, Lonely The Brave and Arcane Roots. Last summer, the band also played a host of UK and European festivals including ArcTanGent (August) and Reading and Leeds (August), a 2nd stage headlining slot at the 2000trees Festival (July) and Fat Lip Festival (August).

The bands 2nd album 'All That Divides' was released in late 2018 and garnered rave reviews across the board, including NME (5/5) Upset Magazine (5/5 and of whom put the band on the cover for their September issue), Kerrang! (4/5), Dork (5/5), Metal Hammer (8/10), Planet Rock Magazine (4/5), Rhythm (4/5), Discovered Magazine (10/10), The Skinny (4/5) and New Noise (US - 5/5), with The Independent stating "..their sublime second album All That Divides, which is massive in every sense of the word. Bringing in Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse) was a master-stroke – his production plays a big part in how the album offers up vast sonic landscape that takes you on an intense, emotional journey via album highlight "Aether", across "Slow Seas", and closing on "Fate I & II". This feels like a real achievement."

 Beartooth Announce 2020 UK Headline Tour.

BeartoothWednesday 26th June 2019
Ahead of their performance at this year's Download Festival, breakout Ohio-based hard rock band Beartooth, have announced a run of UK headline shows for February 2020.  

"We're excited to be finally bringing The Disease Tour to the UK for our biggest and baddest headline shows to date. You won't want to miss this!" - Beartooth

Tickets go on sale Friday June 21st at 10:00am (GMT). http://beartoothtickets.com/

Be sure to catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:

February 2020


24th    Bristol, O2 Academy
25th    Glasgow, SWG3
26th    Nottingham, Rock City
28th    Manchester, Academy
29th    London, Roundhouse

Beartooth recently revealed a new music video for single "Afterall" via Red Bull Records. The new visual for "Afterall" is the latest single from Beartooth since releasing their acclaimed third studio album Disease in 2018. 

"Sometimes being human means feeling like an alien," said bassist Oshie Bichar, offering some insight into the track and visual. "This video is about accepting that it's okay not to fit in and finding something that makes you happy — even if it doesn't fit in with what everybody else is doing."

Beartooth recently wrapped a headline US tour in support of their third album Disease and released two B-sides singles in May. The band is set to kick off an Australian tour in the coming months and will play a one-night-only show in Hawaii. Beartooth will also play select high profile festivals this summer and fall, including Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Download Festival, Heavy Montreal, Impact Music Festival, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Self Help Festival. 
 

 Riskee And The Ridicule Release New Music Video.

Riskee And The RidiculeWednesday 26th June 2019
Given the current state of the world, anybody would be forgiven for being in a perpetual state of loss. There's a tangible feeling of confusion, dismay and fracture on any street that leads to a preference for isolation or staring at our own private screens over physical interactions. However, what this often breeds is communities ready to ignite people with an energy to fight the malaise bred by injustice. Enter: Riskee and The Ridicule. A tour-de-force band of politics, protest and punk that practices what they preach and are spearheading such a charge.

Growing up in Kent, the group had always been a staple of the UK DIY scene, but their fervent attitude and unique "Grime-Punk" rallied troops of dedicated fans across the world. This die-hard community, the seamless relationship between "artist" and "crowd", is ever-expanding and the reason Riskee and The Ridicule have toured ruthlessly nationwide, across Europe, the USA and are now readying their third studio album, Body Bag Your Scene.

Following the release of explosive first single 'Kaboom!' earlier this month, where listeners got their first taste of the forthcoming album's aural feast, this week finds the band in a more reflective mood with the release of new single 'In The Dark We Dwell'.

"'In The Dark We Dwell' is about gravitating towards self destruction," explains frontman Scott Picking. "It's an insight in to the past. It's about who we used to be and who we are now."

The video directed by the band, is a respectful nod to Keith Flint and anyone suffering from their own internal darkness. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/4mDYbvdMI0Q

Musically, the band meld their genre-spanning influences with their intent to challenge preconceptions. On the surface they may appear easy to read, when in fact Scott Picking (Vocals), Jimbo Aglony (Guitars, Vocals), Jordan Mann (Guitars, Vocals) and Matt Verrell (Drums, Vocals) are a gang of progressive punks who form a powerhouse of change. Full of fierce energy, the Kent quartet have motives resting among The Clash with relentless streams of wit, literacy and observational accuracy akin to The Smiths and a background in the UK Grime scene.

Body Bag Your Scene was written and recorded at breakneck speed, a reflection of its reactionary nature to the daily uncertainty projected upon us. Taking aim at the powers that be ("Our Time"), sexual exploitation ("Sex") and the barrage of contradictory news ("Black, White & Grey") it's a record that holds a mirror to the world with simultaneously acerbic and humourous analysis.

Establishing themselves as an unstoppable live band who are not to be missed, Riskee and The Ridicule are about to set fire to the touch paper and ignite a necessary attack on the current state of unease. Body Bag Your Scene is available on June 28thvia Bomber Music.

Catch the band live at Rebellion Festival this August.

Pre-order the album here: https://bit.ly/2VVJRla
Watch the 'In The Dark We Dwell' video here:
https://youtu.be/4mDYbvdMI0Q

 Nova Twins Announce September Headline Tour.

Nova TwinsWednesday 26th June 2019
With John Kennedy from Radio X already giving them a single of the week feature for new track "Devil's Face" and the band turning heads when they performed to a huge crowd on the main stage at Hellfest and packed tents at Download and Nova Rock festivals (with Fever 333 and PENGSHUi watching them side of stage), Nova Twins are excited to announce a run of headline dates in the UK this September.  
September

12th UK, Southampton, Heartbreaker's
13th UK, Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
18th UK, London, Sebright Arms
19th UK, Liverpool, Sound
20th UK, Nottingham, Beta
21st UK, Bath, Moles

Tickets are available now from www.novatwins.co.uk

When you've never seen yourself in music, there's an opportunity to build something from nothing. To make music that doesn't sound directly like anyone else. "We had to work out our identities within music because we never had a reflection," says Georgia South, Nova Twins bassist. "This is a 21st-century take on rock. It's so many things." Singer and guitarist Amy Love adds with a smile,  "It's the NOVA sound."

The strong and unique bass guitar of Georgia South and the incisive vocals of Amy Love, are the driving force of Nova Twins New single,  'Devil's Face', showcasing their unique future-punk-rock sound. The duo refuse to conform to any template, fusing bass-heavy grimey punk and taking inspiration from all corners of audio, from bands like N.E.R.D., Betty Davis, Jack White but also Missy Elliott, Princess Nokia, and Rihanna, capturing fans of all demographics with their riotous energy. The best friends have turned rock on its head, injecting their songs with boundless energy, barely controlled rage and heavy riffs.  The pair, always dressed head-to-toe in designs they've made themselves, are uniquely genre-bending.

This year has seen Nova Twins awarded The International Showcase Fund in Jan 2019 generating European gigs and Festivals Summer 2019 and the PRS Momentum Music fund (which has helped artists such as Little Simz, Boston Manor, Years & Years and many more), as well as being featured as a Flying Vinyl Spotlight Artist, and scoring features in both NME and The Guardian.

Nova Twins use their platform to champion inclusivity and diversity with their high-octane, genre-warping approach. Effortlessly cool in not only their musical output, but in every element of what they do creatively as artists.  From designing and making their own outfits for all videos, photo shoots and stage wear to the art direction on their videos.  Nova Twins are above all, strong, independent and inspiring women.  Their modus operandi is to take socio-political experiences from their day-to-day and turn it into something their fans can lose themselves in.

Nova Twins took their sound international last year embarking on a French headline tour, as well as supporting Wolf Alice across Europe, (including a sold-out Brixton Academy UK show), Ho99o9,  Little Simz and Black Honey on their run of UK dates. As well as busy festival season stops in France, Switzerland, Czech Republic and 2000trees to name but a few.  This year is shaping up to be no different with festival appearances at Hellfest, Download Festival & Boomtown. They also supported Tom Morello in Nottingham (3rd June), and will head out with Prophets of Rage on tour this August across Europe including a show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire (12th August).

Nova Twins are currently working with legendary producer Jim Abbiss (Adele, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys), putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming album... more news on that soon...

Catch this electrifying band at one of the following shows:

June
28th France, Evreux, Rock In Evreux
July
5th Czech Republic, Hradec Kralove, Rock For People Festival
20th Norway, Flekkefjord,  FjellPark Festival
26th Spain, Benidorm, Low Festival

August
5th Germany, Cologne, E-Werk (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
6th Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachtof (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
8th France, Paris, L'Olympia (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
9th UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Festival (Hangar Stage)
11th UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Festival ( Earache Stage)
12th UK, London, Shepherd's Bush Empire (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
13th UK, Manchester, Academy (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
16th Switzerland, Open Air Gampel
19th Holland, Utecht, Tivoli (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)

September
12th UK, Southampton, Heartbreaker's
13th UK, Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
18th UK, London, Sebright Arms
19th UK, Liverpool, Sound
20th UK, Nottingham, Beta
21st UK, Bath, Moles

 Dashboard Confessional Re-release 3 Classic Albums.

Dashboard ConfessionalFriday 21st June 2019
As punk rock proliferated radio airwaves, Dashboard Confessional cemented their role at the vanguard of an entire music scene.  Facing familiar aches with tenderness and precision, singer / songwriter Chris Carrabba rocketed the band into mainstream focus, solidifying their place as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. Today, Carrabba surprises fans everywhere as he re-writes history with the 3 releases of his new project, Now Is Then Is Now. This collection of albums features re-imagined versions of A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (originally released August 12, 2003), Dusk and Summer (originally released June 27, 2006) and Alter the Ending (originally released November 10, 2009).

Throughout the last year since the release of Crooked Shadows, Carrabba was reflecting back on his storied career. It is a well-known fact that Dashboard Confessional is the moniker that Chris Carrabba chose for his band almost twenty years ago. What's not so well known these days is that the project started as just Carrabba, alone, stripped down with an acoustic guitar. 

But, in the two decades that have passed since those initial songs' inception, Dashboard Confessional became a larger than life four-piece (or more) rock band, and all of the records since the first have full instrumentation. And for Carrabba, to have songs fully realised is a dream, but it also left a tiny nagging question in the back of his mind that persistently asked, "But what if I had done these songs alone...?" He knew he not only wanted to re-record these monumental albums, but that it was something he needed to do. The changes implemented vary from song to album, some lyrically, some structurally, but the bottom line is that they are Dashboard Confessional at its most true form.

Carrabba shares that in the beginning stages of re-recording A Mark, he started looking through old boxes for personal memorabilia, things he bought on his first tour, old memories, etc. "I found the original handwritten lyrics to Dusk and Alter before there was any critiques leveled at them. I looked at them and those were some of my best lyrics I've written. I should have known that and trusted myself. I was able to correct a mistake..."

The end result is one of those things that you didn't know you needed in your life until you had it, and now that you have it you can't imagine your life without it. If at any point these albums were sacred to you, providing a soundtrack to your own life's unavoidable ups and down, you will find that same sacred feeling, made new and invaluable in a way that only Chris Carrabba could. 

Now Is Then Is Now is available to stream today at https://linktr.ee/dashboardconfessional

All tracks were produced by Shannon McArthur, with the exception of "Slow Decay" (Danny LaCouture) and "Carve Your Heart Out Yourself" (Jonathan Michael Clark with Shannon McArthur).

Dashboard Confessional will be performing acoustically this Autumn in the UK.  These shows will see him play intimate venues including 3, already sold out nights at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church in London.

"I am thrilled to be coming back to the UK for my first solo shows in years. It's a rare joy to be able to play these beautiful venues and connect with old friends, and to make some new ones." says Chris Carrabba

Full Dates below:

10th November King Tuts Glasgow
11th November Deaf Institute Manchester SOLD OUT
13th November St Pancras Old Church London SOLD OUT
14th November St Pancras Old Church London SOLD OUT
15th November St Pancras Old Church London SOLD OUT
17th November Boule Noire Paris
18th November AB Club Brussels
19th November Fierwerk Munich
20th November Privateclub Berlin
22nd November Luxor Cologne
23rd November Dynamo Eindhoven

 Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers Announce UK Tour With Frank Iero.

Laura Jane GraceFriday 21st June 2019
One of the most exciting tours to be announced in 2019, Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mother's will hit the road with Frank Iero and the Future Violents and Mobina Galore this August.

"Over the moon to bring the songs of 'Bought To Rot' to the UK & Europe and honored to do so in such fantastic company, alongside friends Frank Iero & the Future Violents and Mobina Galore. Each night we'll be playing our record in its entirety as well as a mix of surprises. Hope to see you there!" - Laura Jane Grace

Catch this incredible line up on the following dates:
August:
26th   St Lukes, Glasgow
27th   Liquid Room, Edinburgh
28th   O2 Academy 2,  Manchester
29th   Scala,  London
30th   O2 Academy,  Bristol
31st   O2 Institute 2,  Birmingham

September

3rd   Amsterdam, Melkweg OZ
4th   Cologne, Club Volta
5th   Hamburg, Knust
6th   Berlin, SO36
7th   Leipzig, Conne Island
8th   Munich, Backstage Halle

UK O2 presale: Wednesday June 19 9am GMT
Manchester presale: Thursday June 20 9am GMT
General sale: Friday June 21 9am GMT / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

You can also catch Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers at this years Reading and Leeds festivals.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are also pleased to present the animated music video for "The Hotel Song," taken from the band's acclaimed debut album, Bought to Rot (stream and purchase). Created by longtime collaborator Margherita Ballarin, "The Hotel Song" is a moody visual complimenting the stark nature of the song's lyrics that encourage forward movement in one's life despite constant resentment and disappointment.

" 'The Hotel Song' is my tribute to hotel and motel rooms across the world," Grace says. "Regardless of bed sheet thread count, shampoo and conditioner quality, or Wi-Fi speed, I am thankful for all the rented rooms that have offered me refugee & rest over the years while touring across the world."

WATCH THE ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR "THE HOTEL SONG"
DIRECTED BY MARGHERITA BALLARIN ON YOUTUBE HERE

An album that has received praise from The Associated Press, Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, NME,  Q, The New York Times, Billboard, Brooklyn Vegan and many more, Bought to Rot is a record scorched with honesty across its 14 tracks, unapologetically confessional, capturing many moments snipped from Grace's life and stitched together in song. As a complete body of work, the album stands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date, and is what she affectionately calls her "Scorpio" record – redolent in sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard, and Marc Jacob Hudson. Grace is a musician, author, and activist best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me! Willard, also of Against Me!, is a drummer who has played in iconic bands such as Rocket from the Crypt, Social Distortion, and The Offspring. Devouring Mothers bassist Hudson is a recordist and mixer at Rancho Recordo, a recording studio and creative space in the woods of Michigan, and the sound engineer for Against Me!

Bought to Rot was written largely in motion – on tour, in Spain, Australia, Amsterdam hotel rooms, and some at home in Chicago. Although it's a step and a twist away from Against Me!'s sonic blueprint, there's still a kinetic punk energy that vibrates throughout as well as a refreshing sense of variety presented through a vast array of musical textures and lyrics that read like separate short stories. "My approach musically to the record was that I wanted it to feel like a mixtape," Grace recently told Rolling Stone. "Like OK, you've got this Nirvana-like song, you've got a Cure song. It was musically freeing, in that way, to just be playing whatever was coming to me as I was writing and not having to think about it."

In this spirit, the album spans a generous host of topics detailing Grace's fractured relationship with her adopted hometown ("I Hate Chicago"), a tongue-in-cheek centerpiece to the album that has become a bit of a live favorite to Chicagoans and non-locals alike, the act of interpersonal acceptance ("The Friendship Song"), all-consuming affection until our ultimate demise(["Apocalypse Now (& Later)"), complicated romance ("The Airplane Song"), and reconciling everything in the end.

Written and recorded at a breakneck pace, Bought to Rot is an album propelled by a sense of restless, forward motion and the inherent need for Grace to continue evolving as an artist and person the only way she knows how. "I don't want to write about these same things anymore," she continues. "I need some new sources of inspiration. And I don't want to be negative. I want to write some positive, happy songs, and I wanted that to be inspired by positive, happy living, too."

 Brufce Springsteen Scores Number 1 Album With 'Western Stars'.

Bruce SpringsteenFriday 21st June 2019
Bruce Springsteen’s new album ‘Western Stars’ has entered the Official UK Album Charts at No. 1. Enjoying widespread critical acclaim and strong radio support, ‘Western Stars’ (Columbia Records) is Springsteen’s 11th UK No. 1 and sees him join David Bowie and Rolling Stones in the Top 5 acts with the most No. 1 albums. Also, ‘Western Stars’ has become the fastest selling physical album of the year so far. Bruce’s last studio album ‘High Hopes’ also topped the UK album charts on its release in 2014.

‘Western Stars’ takes Springsteen’s music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey with additional recording in California and New York. 

“This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record."

The 13 tracks on ‘Western Stars’ encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope.

WATCH 'WESTERN STARS' VIDEO HERE

Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell. The album was mixed by 13-time Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst. 

‘Western Stars’ track listing
1. Hitch Hikin’
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel

 The Damned Things Release Animated Video For 'Something Good'.

The Damned ThingsFriday 21st June 2019
Fresh off the release of their critically praised new album, High Crimes, heavy rock powerhouse THE DAMNED THINGS has released a brand new animated video for their fan-favorite single, 'Something Good'. The video was created by Kris Baldwin (TOMAHAWK, ADULT SWIM, CAPTAIN AMERICA) and can be seen here: youtu.be/ITyQz9zvFn4

Order High Crimes on various formats from this location: nuclearblast.com/thedamnedthings-highcrimes

Watch the official video for 'Cells', which was directed by Brandon Dermer (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, NEKROGOBLIKON): youtu.be/ZKdULf6iCng

High Crimes was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, AMON AMARTH) and is the follow up to 2010's hugely successful debut album, Ironiclast
 
Nine years ago, Scott Ian - guitarist and co-founder of legendary thrash metal outfit, ANTHRAX - took a meeting with Joe Trohman (also a guitarist, and a co-founder, of the band FALL OUT BOY). He and Scott hit it off and started making songs together. With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE), THE DAMNED THINGS were formed. The band has gone through changes since its inception and now features Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO on bass.

 Goo Goo Dolls Back With New Single 'Miricle Pill'.

Goo Goo DollsFriday 21st June 2019
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled their new single "Miracle Pill" today via Warner Records. The track will be featured on the band's brand new album of the same name set to be released this fall. Underscored by a memorable piano riff, sweeping guitars, and a swaggering rhythm, the track sees lead singer John Rzeznik cleverly skewer the instant gratification generation with a catchy chorus and a message that goes down easier than anything from the pharmacy. The song is available now on all digital streaming platforms HERE.

"As soon as we finished Miracle Pill, it was the obvious title of the album for many reasons," Rzeznik said. "Miracle Pill is a metaphor for instant gratification or relief. If you're feeling sad, you take a pill. If you need approval, you go on Instagram and receive it immediately. It speaks to the second decade of 21st century angst. We're inundated by bullshit, garbage, and false solutions to every problem we have. The real path is to work hard, be nice, and keep going. However, this route gets overlooked, because we're all looking for the ultimate shortcut and escape."
 

Earlier this month, Goo Goo Dolls kicked off a co-headlining amphitheater tour alongside GRAMMY-winning band Train, which has garnered rave reviews right out of the gate:

The run will make numerous stops at outdoor venues across North America this summer before concluding on August 17, 2019 in Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center. Goo Goo Dolls will then embark on several South American tour dates, including a highly anticipated appearance at the iconic music festival Rock in Rio on September 29th, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro. For more information and a complete list of tour dates, please see below or visit GooGooDolls.com.
LISTEN HERE

 Jack Barakat And Kevin Fisher Team Up For New Project WhoHurtYou.

Who Hurt YouFriday 21st June 2019
All Time Low guitarist Jack Barakat and singer/songwriter Kevin Fisher aka Sweet Talker have announced their new project WhoHurtYou. The duo have signed to Parlophone (UK) and Fueled By Ramen (ROW) and shared their debut single 'Wish We Never Met' alongside an accompanying music video, 'Wish We Never Met' is available to stream and download now HERE.

During the writing process for All Time Low's chart-topping seventh album Last Young Renegade, Barakat befriended Kevin Fisher aka Sweet Talker [One Republic, 5 Seconds of Summer, Anitta], who co-wrote 'Life of the Party' and 'Dark Side of Your Room'. Finding themselves in similar emotional states in the Fall of 2018, the two reunited in the studio with no agenda beyond self-expression. After two sessions, their musical union crystallised as WhoHurtYou.

"A lot of people think of me as All Time Low's comic relief, but everyone has their ups and downs, and last year was really tough for me," shares Barakat. "I handled my first big breakup in all of the wrong ways and ended up in therapy after some close friends encouraged me to seek help. Kevin had gone through a similar rough patch and shared with me that songwriting really helped him through it."

"I was already on the other side of it, so I had a perspective to share. My experience in therapy taught me how powerful of a tool songwriting can be, so I invited Jack to come hang at the studio," adds Fisher. "We want to send the message that therapy is something no one should be ashamed of. If these songs helped us so much, maybe they could help other people."
The duo introduce WhoHurtYou with their infectious debut single 'Wish We Never Met'. Directed by Jade Ehlers, the track's music video sees Barakat and Fisher undergo treatment to have the women that have hurt them removed from painful memories. 'Wish We Never Met' is the first song off the band's forthcoming Stages EP, expected later this year. Each of the EP's songs will examine a different stage of what the duo refer to as "breakup grief".

Bonding over influences ranging from Robyn to Japanese House, WhoHurtYou unlocked an upbeat and undeniable style rooted in neon grooves, off-kilter guitars, and irresistible choruses. Dubbing it "dark pop," candid lyrics unspool like a post-heartbreak commiseration convention between buddies. Teaming up with friend and producer Sean Myer [Ava Max, Bazzi, Maggie Lindemann], the recording process marked a series of firsts for the pair. After years of focusing on guitar, Jack wrote lyrics for the very first time. Meanwhile, Kevin not only wrote lyrics, but also stepped into the role of lead vocalist for the first time. Out of everything, Jack and Kevin minted a lifelong friendship and musical partnership.

 Sum 41 Release Emotional New Single.

Sum 41Friday 21st June 2019
Sum 41 have released an emotionally charged ballad with 'Never There'. Dedicated to single parents everywhere, the song is a personal letter from lead singer Deryck Whibley. 'Never There' is one of the band's heaviest songs to date, but in an entirely different way. This marks the third single from upcoming album Order In Decline, out July 19th. 

"I never wanted to write this song, it just kind of poured out of me", said Whibley. "I tried to fight it at first but there was no stopping it.  I could tell I was writing about my dad, who I've never met and throughout my life it has always been a subject that I don't really think about or care about. It has never really bothered me and when I started thinking about why it never bothered me, I realized it was because my mum was so great and I have such a loving relationship with her. She was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad." 

'Never There' joins previously released singles 'A Death In The Family' and 'Out For Blood', the latter of which has earned the band a spot in the Top 20 of a Billboard airplay chart for the first time in over 14 years. The single has also been streamed over 3 Million times on Spotify, while the music video has been viewed over 2 Million times.

Armed with the most honest and intimate songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the upcoming album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he pain-stakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo
Sum 41 are in the UK for four UK headline dates this month, around their previously announced summer European festival appearances. The band will play the following venues:

JUNE
23: EXETER, Castle Session
24: LEICESTER, De Monfort Hall
25: GLASGOW, o2 Academy
26: MANCHESTER, o2 Victoria Warehouse
Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire

 Crown The Empire To Release New Album In July.

Crown The EmpireFriday 21st June 2019
Crown the Empire have announced their new album Sudden Sky. The album is available for pre-order here and will drop on July 19 via Rise Records. The band has shared the animated video for the new track "MZRY." Watch it here. "Our new album Sudden Sky is a digital representation of who we are at this moment in time," Crown the Empire stated. "It captures our innermost fears and anxieties while questioning humanity and the chaos of the world we live in today. This urgent search for meaning taught us that the only way to truly be human is to be vulnerable. 'Sudden chance and destruction will lead to your liberation...'"

The band previously shared the video shared the video for "Sudden Sky." Watch it here. Watch the video for"what i am" here. The video for "20/20" is here.  The videos have had over 3.1 million collective view to date.

Crown the Empire will hit the road with Attila, Veil of Maya, and Gideon in the US this Summer. Stay tuned for UK news.

SUDDEN SKY TRACK LISTING:
"(X)"
"20/20"
"what i am"
"BLURRY (out of place)"
"Red Pills"
"MZRY"
"Under the Skin"
"SEQU3NCE"
"March of the Ignorant"
"Sudden Sky"

 Sleeping With Sirens Announce New Studio Album.

Sleeping With SirensFriday 21st June 2019
Gold-certified quintet, Sleeping WIth Sirens have today announced that their fifth full-length album, 'How It Feels To Be Lost', will be released via Sumerian Records on September 6th. Pre-order bundles are available now from SirensMusic.co

The band have also released the first track from the album - 'Leave It All Behind' that saw it's live debut when the band played All Points East in the UK earlier this month and received an overwhelming seal of approval from attending fans. Accompanying the track is the official music video.

Since emerging in 2010, Sleeping With Sirens have tested the boundaries of rock by walking a tightrope between pop, punk, metal, hardcore, electronic, acoustic, and even a little R&B. This high-wire balancing act attracted a faithful fan base known as "Strays," generated global album sales in excess of 1.5 million, ignited over half-a-billion streams, and achieved a trio of gold-selling singles: "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn," "If You Can't Hang," and "Scene Two-Roger Rabbit." They launched two albums—Feel and Madness—into the Top 15 of the Billboard Top 200. Additionally, they collaborated with MGK on "Alone" and Pierce the Veil on the gold-certified "King For A Day." Beyond selling out shows worldwide and receiving acclaim from The New York Times, Alternative Press crowned them "Artist of the Year" at the Alternative Press Music Awards, proclaimed "Kick Me" the 2015 "Song of the Year", and featured them as cover stars a whopping seven times. 

Now, the band are wiping the slate clean and turning the page to the next chapter. Sleeping With Sirens re-center, recalibrate, and realign on their fifth full-length and first album for Sumerian Records, 'How It Feels to Be Lost', which was recorded at MDDN Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Zakk Cervini (Yungblud & Good Charlotte) and Matt Good (Asking Alexandria). rack Listing For 'How It Feels To Be Lost'
1. Leave It All Behind
2. Never Enough
3. How It Feels To Be Lost
4. Agree To Disagree
5. Ghost
6. Blood Lines
7. Break Me Down
8. Another Nightmare
9. PS Missing You
10. Medicine

 Off With Their Heads Announce New Album.

Off With their HeadsFriday 21st June 2019
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS announce details on their forthcoming album 'Be Good', set for release on August 16th through Epitaph Records. The band has shared the video for the first track take from the album "Disappear," directed by Jonah Ray and featuring comedian Kyle Kinane.

Watch the video for "Disappear" now.
"All the other records were about moping around and feeling sorry for yourself," says frontman Ryan Young. "This one is less about feeling sorry for yourself and more about accepting how goddamn miserable you are."
Young and the band members—bassist Robbie Smartwood, guitarist John Polydoros, and new drummer Kyle Manning—holed up at The Hideaway in Minneapolis with additional recording at Pachyderm Studios, a mid-century mansion where Nirvana recorded In Utero, to make 'Be Good'. Young produced the record himself, and it was the first time he enjoyed the process, or at least tolerated it. "I don't like how the old records sound, and I hate recording so much," he says. "You could just hear all the dumb shit on them where I was like, whatever, just let it go, I want to get out of here."
Forced acceptance is a big theme of 'Be Good', though it's a hard-learned one, often emerging in the form of primal screams in the band's trademark style of gruff-punk. "Hands up to the sky and shout at the top of your lungs, 'til the floor falls out!" Young yells on the title track, sounding somewhere between motivational speaker and hard-nosed therapist.
Much of the self-deprecation that defined the band's previous work has been adjusted. It was the years spent out of the van, developing a life at home in Chicago, that gave Young his newfound, slightly more positive perspective. "Not being on the road 250 days a year, actually trying to develop some sort of life outside of playing shows and drinking, you'd be surprised what that does," he says.
If ever there was a time for Ryan Young's distinct brand on cautious optimism, it's now. "The title is an answer to that question of what you're supposed to do now that the world is so awful and the climate of this stupid country is so shitty," he says. "Be good, be loud—that's sometimes all you can do, I guess, as cheesy as that sounds. Or whatever...everything about me is dumb anyway."
Current UK and European OFF WITH THEIR HEADS tour dates:
31-08 | UK | London | New Cross Inn
01-09 | UK | Stafford | Redrum
03-09 | UK | Glasgow | Audio
04-09 | UK | Manchester | Rebellion
05-09 | UK | Bristol | Exchange
06-09 | BE | Antwerp | Hangar 27
07-09 | DE | Lennestadt | Rockade Festiwoll
08-09 | DE | Hannover | Faust (Mephisto)
10-09 | AT | Linz | STWST
11-09 | AT | Vienna | Arena (3Raum)
12-09 | DE | Nuremberg | Kantine
13-09 | DE | Berlin | Cassiopeia
14-09 | DE | Emsdetten | Detten Rockt
15-09 | DE | Cologne | Helios 37
17-09 | DE | Leipzig | Werk 2
18-09 | DE | Hamburg | Semtex (formerly "Menschenzoo")
19-09 | NL | Haarlem | Patronaat
20-09 | FR | Paris | Gibus Live
21-09 | CH | Lausanne | Inhumano Fest
22-09 | DE | Trier | Lucky's Luke

'Be Good' Track Listing
1. Disappear
2. Be Good
3. You Will Die
4. No Love
5. Take Me Away
6. Tear Me Apart
7. Trash It

 Amon Amarth Announce 'Berzerker' World Tour.

Amon AmarthFriday 21st June 2019
Prepare for the Swedish invasion! Sweden’s heavy metal warlords AMON AMARTH are set to crash onto European shores this November and December to raid the continent with their biggest and most ambitious, must-see full production tour to date! 

This epic tour comes on the heels of the victorious worldwide release of the band’s 11th studio album, 'Berserker' (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records). 

'Berserker' smashed into the top echelons of sales charts around the world, including debuting at #1 in Germany and Switzerland, and #2 in Austria, earning the band some of their highest chart positions to date, including in the UK. 

Joining AMON AMARTH for the three show UK rampage, will be special guests, Swedish titans ARCH ENEMY, touring in support of their 2017 critically acclaimed album “Will To Power” (Century Media Records) and legendary Swedish death metal squad HYPOCRISY (Nuclear Blast Records). Additional guests in other countries are to be announced at a later date.

AMON AMARTH bellows,  “We cannot wait to return to Europe and tour the UK with our fellow Swedish Berserkers ARCH ENEMY and HYPOCRISY. We will be bringing our biggest headlining show yet and this truly is going to be an epic heavy metal party that is not to be missed!”

ARCH ENEMY’s Michael Amott extols, “I can’t think of a better way to wrap up an intense and exciting 2019 ARCH ENEMY touring year than heading back to the UK with our Swedish friends AMON AMARTH and HYPOCRISY! This will be a celebration of everything that is awesome about Heavy Metal, the Scandinavian way! Skål!” 

HYPOCRISY's Peter Tägtgren states, “HYPOCRISY are very much looking forward to this UK run and to share the stage with AMON AMARTH and ARCH ENEMY. This will be epic!”

AMON AMARTH “Berserker” European Tour:
Nov 14- Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Nov 15- Munich, Germany - Zenith
Nov 16- Ludwigsburg, Germany - MHP Arena
Nov 17- Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport Arena
Nov 19- Zurich, Switzerland - Samsung Hall
Nov 25- Paris, France - Zenith
Nov 26- Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
Nov 28- Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy *
Nov 29- Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo *
Nov 30- London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy *
Dec 2- Esch Zur Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Dec 3- Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
Dec 4- Berlin, Germany - Velodrom 
Dec 6- Gothenburg, Sweden - Partille Arena 
Dec 7- Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet
Dec 9- Helsinki, Finland - Black Box
Dec 11- Malmö, Sweden - Arena
Dec 12- Aarhus, Denmark - SCC
Dec 13- Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
Dec 14- Oberhausen, Germany - König Pilsener Arena
Dec 15- Amsterdam, Netherlands - Afas Live
*With Very Special Guest ARCH ENEMY and HYPOCRISY

 Bury Tomorrow Release Deluxe Version Of 'Black Flame'.

Bury TomorrowFriday 14th June 2019
South-Coast metallers Bury Tomorrow have today released a deluxe version of their current 'Black Flame' album. The deluxe version features the original ten album tracks, live versions of 'Black Flame', 'The Age' and 'No Less Violent' from last December's London headline show at the o2 Forum Kentish Town, as well as a previously unreleased studio track, 'Glasswalk'.

Speaking of 'Glasswalk', Jason Cameron (guitar/vocals), says. "Glasswalk was written prior to the Black Flame writing sessions. We planned to release the track as a stand-alone single whilst tracking the album in early 2018. But as time went on our full attention diverted to writing for Black Flame.
 
We tried to find a place for Glasswalk on the album, but felt it didn't match the sound we created with Black Flame. So, now we're releasing a deluxe version of the album, and it makes sense to add Glasswalk, to give you an insight into our writing process before Black Flame. Enjoy!"

'Black Flame' (Deluxe) tracklisting:

    • No Less Violent
    • Adrenaline
    • Black Flame
    • My Revenge
    • More Than Mortal
    • Knife of Gold
    • The Age
    • Stormbringer
    • Overcast
    • Peacekeeper
    • Glasswalk
    • Black Flame – Live in London
    • No Less Violent – Live in London
    • The Age – Live in London

 Clutch Announce December UK Tour.

ClutchFriday 14th June 2019
As perennial rock favourites CLUTCH prepare to take to Download Festival's main stage later today, the band are pleased to share they'll return to England in December 2019 for four headline shows, bringing with them Graveyard and Kamchatka as special guests.

CLUTCH's Jean-Paul Gaster comments, "We are super excited to have Kamchatka and Graveyard out with us on this year's European tour. We are massive fans of both bands. Joakim of Graveyard is one of my favourite singers out there today. I look forward to watching him and the band put down some serious grooves. Of course our friends Kamchatka always bring the boogie so get there early and be ready for an evening of good old rock n roll! See you soon! "

Come out for a festive frolic! The dates are:
Tue 17th Dec - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall (buy tickets)
Wed 18th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse (buy tickets)
Thu 19th Dec - LEEDS O2 Academy (buy tickets)
Fri 20th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Rock City (buy tickets)

Tickets for these shows on the “Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2019” go on general sale at 10am, Wednesday 19th June, with pre-sales beginning Monday 17th June.

Earlier this week, CLUTCH released new track “Evil”, the first in a series of new studio recordings to be released throughout the rest of 2019, as part of the newly launched Weathermaker Vault Series. Mixed by 6X Grammy Award winner and CLUTCH collaborator, Vance Powell (Wolfmother, The Raconteurs, Arctic Monkeys), you can see a lyric video for 'Evil' at: https://youtu.be/RDehbNb4Q1Y.

 Alter Bridge Announce December UK Headline Tour.

Alter BridgeFriday 14th June 2019
For over 15 years, ALTER BRIDGE has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Building upon the sound that has won the band worldwide critical acclaim and a devoted global fan base, the band returns with their sixth studio album, Walk The Sky.

The album is scheduled for worldwide release on October 18th via Napalm Records. The fourteen-track opus marks a creative high point for the quartet - comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass, and Scott Phillips on drums. Walk The Sky draws upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new.

Recorded in a way the band have never done before, the album was born from complete song ideas created by Kennedy and Tremonti. These songs would then be worked on by the entire band to craft the fourteen songs that would make Walk The Sky the listening experience it is. This varies from the band’s previous method (going back to their second release Blackbird)where Kennedy and Tremonti would combine individual ideas and riffs alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to form some of the band’s most revered songs.

From the opening vocal melody on “One Life” to the moving finale of “Dying Light,” ALTER BRIDGE have created a formidable addition to their music catalogue. Songs like “Godspeed,” “Native Son”, and “Walking On The Sky” are sure to be early additions to the live set. “Forever Falling” also marks a lead vocal return from Tremonti with Kennedy taking the chorus as done previously on the Fortress favourite, “Waters Rising.” The first single “Wouldn’t You Rather” is quintessential ALTER BRIDGE and will be released in two weeks, on Friday 28th June

The album is now available for pre-order at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky

The track listing for Walk The Sky is:
1) One Life
2) Wouldn’t You Rather
3) In The Deep
4) Godspeed
5) Native Son
6) Take The Crown
7) Indoctrination
8) The Bitter End
9) Pay No Mind
10) Forever Falling
11) Clear Horizon
12) Walking On The Sky
13) Tear Us Apart
14) Dying Light

ALTER BRIDGE are also pleased to confirm their return to the UK for headline arena shows in December, accompanied by special guests SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST.

Join the pre-Christmas festivities at:
Sat 14th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sun 15th Dec - MANCHESTER Arena
Tue 17th Dec - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Wed 18th Dec - BIRMINGHAM Arena
Fri 20th Dec - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Arena

Pre-sale tickets are available from 10am on Wednesday 19th June. Tickets then go on general sale from 10am, Friday 21st June. Buy online from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

European dates, with special guests SHINEDOWN and THE RAVEN AGE, are also revealed today. In addition, the band has recently been announced as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.

Additional European shows:
12-Nov-19 DEN, Copenhagen KB Hall
14-Nov-19 FIN, Ice Hall Black Box
16-Nov-19 SWE, Stockholm Hovet
17-Nov-19 NOR, Oslo Sentrum Scene
19-Nov-19 GER, Hamburg Sporthalle
20-Nov-19 GER, Berlin Columbiahalle
22-Nov-19 GER, Leipzig Hause Auensee
23-Nov-19 POL, Warsaw Hala Kolo
26-Nov-19 GER,Cologne Palladium
27-Nov-19 GER, Munich Zenith
29-Nov-19 AUT, Vienna Gasometer
01-Dec-19 SWI, Zurich Halle 622
02-Dec-19 ITA, Milan Mediolanum Forum
04-Dec-19 SPA, Barcelona St. Jordi Club
06-Dec-19 POR, Lisbon Sala Tejo
07-Dec-19 SPA, Madrid Vistalegre
09-Dec-19 FRA, Paris Olympia
10-Dec-19 HOL, Amsterdam AFAS Live
12-Dec-19 BEL, Brussels Cirque Royal

See VIP meet & greet packages and all ALTER BRIDGE tour dates at: www.alterbridge.com.

 Delain Announce February 2020 UK Headline Tour.

DelainFriday 14th June 2019
Rock act DELAIN are delighted to announce a string of headline shows in England for February 2020. Support acts will be revealed in due course. The band have been hard at work writing their sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2016's 'Moonbathers', so fans should expect to hear new tunes at these shows!

Dates for the 'Masters Of Destiny' tour are as follows:
Thu 6th Feb - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Fri 7th Feb - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sat 8th Feb - BRISTOL Anson Rooms
Sun 9th Feb - LONDON Electric Brixton

Pre-sale tickets are available via O2 from Monday 17th June at 9am and via Live Nation from Tuesday 18th June at 9am. Tickets then go on general sale at 9am, Wednesday 19th June. Snap them up at: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/delain-tickets.

DELAIN comment, "We are excited to announce that we will perform in the UK again early 2020! Some of our favourite shows have been in the UK and we can't wait to rock out with all of you once again during the UK leg of our MASTERS OF DESTINY tour. We will bring our brand new studio album with us, so prepare for a set list full of surprises! See you soon!"

Earlier this year, DELAIN released 'Hunter's Moon', a live album + Blu-ray including four new studio tracks. One of those new songs is the epic 'Masters Of Destiny', which saw the band film a dramatic video in Iceland - watch it at: https://youtu.be/nT14mlv92t4.

 Beartooth Announce February 2020 UK Headline Tour.

Beartooth1Friday 14th June 2019
Ahead of their performance at this year's Download Festival, breakout Ohio-based hard rock band Beartooth, have announced a run of UK headline shows for February 2020.  
"We're excited to be finally bringing The Disease Tour to the UK for our biggest and baddest headline shows to date. You won't want to miss this!" - Beartooth

Tickets go on sale Friday June 21st at 10:00am (GMT). http://beartoothtickets.com/

Be sure to catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:

February 2020

24th Bristol, O2 Academy
25th Glasgow, SWG3
26th Nottingham, Rock City
28th Manchester, Academy
29th London, Roundhouse


Beartooth recently revealed a new music video for single "Afterall" via Red Bull Records. The new visual for "Afterall" is the latest single from Beartooth since releasing their acclaimed third studio album Disease in 2018.

"Sometimes being human means feeling like an alien," said bassist Oshie Bichar, offering some insight into the track and visual. "This video is about accepting that it's okay not to fit in and finding something that makes you happy — even if it doesn't fit in with what everybody else is doing."

Beartooth recently wrapped a headline US tour in support of their third album Disease and released two B-sides singles in May. The band is set to kick off an Australian tour in the coming months and will play a one-night-only show in Hawaii. Beartooth will also play select high profile festivals this summer and fall, including Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Download Festival, Heavy Montreal, Impact Music Festival, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Self Help Festival.

All upcoming Beartooth live festival appearances are below.

BEARTOOTH SUMMER 2019 TOUR DATES:


6/14 — Nickelsdorf, AT — Nova Rock Festival
6/16 — Donington, UK , — Download Festival
6/18 —Dublin, IRE — The Academy
6/20 — Dessel, BE — Graspop Metal Meeting
6/23 — Clisson, FR — Hellfest
6/25 — Bilboa, ES — Stage Live
6/26 — Toulouse, FR - Connexion Live
6/28 — Yzzelsteyn, NL- Jera on Air
6/20 — Münster, DE— Vainstream Festival
6/30 — Ferropolis, DE - Full Force Festival
7/11 — Adelaide, AUS — The Gov
7/12 — Melbourne, AUS—The Corner Hotel
7/13 — Sydney, AUS — Metro Theatre
7/14 — Brisbane, AUS — The Triffid
7/18 — Honolulu, HI — The Republik
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy Montreal
7/28 — Bangor, ME —  Impact Music Festival
8/11 — Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival
9/27 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
10/11 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
10/12 — San Bernardino, CA — Self Help Festival

 Nova Twins Release New Single 'Devil's Face'.

Nova TwinsFriday 14th June 2019
When you've never seen yourself in music, there's an opportunity to build something from nothing. To make music that doesn't sound directly like anyone else. "We had to work out our identities within music because we never had a reflection," says Georgia South, Nova Twins bassist. "This is a 21st century take on rock. It's so many things." Singer and guitarist Amy Love adds with a smile,  "It's the NOVA sound."

The strong and unique bass guitar of Georgia South and the incisive vocals of Amy Love, are the driving force of Nova Twins New single,  'Devil's Face', showcasing their unique future-punk-rock sound. The duo refuse to conform to any template, fusing bass-heavy grimey punk and taking inspiration from all corners of audio, from bands like N.E.R.D., Betty Davis, Jack White but also Missy Elliott, Princess Nokia and Rihanna, capturing fans of all demographics with their riotous energy. The best friends have turned rock on its head, injecting their songs with boundless energy, barely controlled rage and heavy riffs.  The pair, always dressed head-to-toe in designs they've made themselves, are uniquely genre-bending.

This year has seen Nova Twins awarded The International Showcase Fund in Jan 2019 generating European gigs and Festivals Summer 2019 and the PRS Momentum Music fund (which has helped artists such as Little Simz, Boston Manor, Years & Years and many more), as well as being featured as a Flying Vinyl Spotlight Artist, and scoring features in both NME and The Guardian.

Nova Twins use their platform to champion inclusivity and diversity with their high-octane, genre-warping approach. Effortlessly cool in not only their musical output, but in every element of what they do creatively as artists.  From designing and making their own outfits for all videos, photo shoots and stage wear to the art direction on their videos.  Nova Twins are above all, strong, independent and inspiring women.  Their modus operandi is to take socio-political experiences from their day-to-day and instead of a tweet or an Instagram post, turn it into something their fans can lose themselves in.

Nova Twins took their sound international last year embarking on a French headline tour, as well as supporting Wolf Alice across Europe, (including a sold-out Brixton Academy UK show), Ho99o9,  Little Simz and Black Honey on their run of UK dates. As well as busy festival season stops in France, Switzerland, Czech Republic and 2000trees to name but a few.  This year is shaping up to be no different with festival appearances at Hellfest, Download Festival & Boomtown. They also supported Tom Morello in Nottingham (3rd June), and will head out with Prophets of Rage on tour this August across Europe including a show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire (12th August).

Nova Twins are currently working with legendary producer Jim Abbiss (Adele, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys), putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming album... more news on that soon...

Catch this electrifying band at one of the following shows:

June
3rd Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (Supporting Tom Morello)
5th France, Tours, Festival Aucard
8th Switzerland, Imagine Festival
14th UK, Castle Donington, Download Festival
15th Austria, Nova Rock
23rd France, Clisson, Hellfest
28th France, Evreux, Rock In Evreux

July
5th Czech Republic, Hradec Kralove, Rock For People Festival
20th Norway, Flekkefjord,  FjellPark Festival
26th Spain, Benidorm, Low Festival

August
5th Germany, Cologne, E-Werk (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
6th Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachtof (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
8th France, Paris, L'Olympia (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
9th UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Festival (Hangar Stage)
11th UK, Hampshire, Boomtown Festival ( Earache Stage)
12th UK, London, Shepherd's Bush Empire (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
13th UK, Manchester, Academy (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)
16th Switzerland, Open Air Gampel
19th Holland, Utecht, Tivoli (Supporting Prophets Of Rage)

 Sum 41 Unleash New Single.

Sum 41Tuesday 11th June 2019
Sum 41 have dropped an anthemic new single and music video today with the release of 'A Death In The Family.' Frontman Deryck Whibley delivers a warning that all bad things must come to an end. Through a balance of in your face riffs and a soaring chorus, lyrics like "Your lies will tear you apart...Your fate is left to a different generation. You know they won't be kind" echo throughout the track. Fans can stream 'A Death In The Family' today at smarturl.it/OrderInDecline

Today's single comes from the legendary rock icons' seventh full-length album, Order In Decline, due out July 19, 2019 via Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band's storied 23+ year career, this record is undoubtedly Sum 41's heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.

Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the upcoming album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he pain-stakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo

Sum 41 are in the UK for four UK headline dates this month, around their previously announced summer European festival appearances. The band will play the following venues:

JUNE
23: EXETER, Castle Session
24: LEICESTER, De Monfort Hall
25: GLASGOW, o2 Academy
26: MANCHESTER, o2 Victoria Warehouse
Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire

 Sunsleeper To Release Album.

SunsleeperWednesday 5th June 2019
Last month Salt Lake City's emo/rock band, Sunsleeper, shared details of their forthcoming album, You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Backdue out July 12th via Rude Records. The album was produced/engineered by Nathan Hussey of All Get Out and centres around the theme of change with a tang of nostalgia. Throughout the writing of the record, the band drew from a 90's indie influence to create a contemporary emo-rock vibe with a focus on structure and hooks.

Off the 10-track album, comes their brand new single and music video for 'Better Now' (watch here!). Lead vocalist, Jeffery Mudgett elaborates, "it's easily one of the most upbeat sounding songs I've ever written, though lyrically it leans back towards our despondent comfort zone." He continues, "This song again details the duality of my headspace. On one hand I'm feeling guilty about taking forever to propose to my wife, delaying our future with my financial and emotional baggage, etc., but on the other hand I know those things are minuscule in comparison to the happiness we bring to each other. I like to think this song too has a feeling of hopefulness to it as well." 

The single follows the release of 'No Cure' (listen here), a song about how Mudgett felt after one of his musical influences was outed for sexual misconduct. It is about how he was left completely shaken since the formulation for Sunsleeper was influenced by this person and their band. The song is about him. 
In addition the band released 'Soften Up' (listen here),which is about internalising feelings of disdain while presenting oneself as put together on the outside. Mudgett elaborates, "The video and song parallel each other. It describes how on the inside that is typically where the discomfort and anxiety lives, and while on the outside this is where we put up a front or a smile, like nothing is wrong." This theme came at a time when change was evident in the lives of each member of the band. 'Soften Up' is the perfect depiction of what they were going through. 

'You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back'
Track listing:

    • Feel The Same
    • Soften Up 
    • I Hope You're Okay 
    • Souvenir 
    • No Cure
    • Fading 
    • Casual Mistakes
    • You Can't Please Everyone
    • Better Now
    • Home

 Tiger Army Announce New Album And November UK And European Tour.

Tiger ArmyTuesday 11th June 2019
Tiger Army have announced their sixth full-length album 'Retrofuture' out the 13th September via Rise Records. The album includes 13 brand new songs and was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphys.)

Speaking about the new album frontman Nick 13 says, 'Retrofuturism is generally a visual aesthetic, but it got me thinking, it's the perfect description for our sound!  The gear and instruments are mostly 1950s and 60s, but while the tones may be classic, we've always tried to push into uncharted territory musically with each release.  So the idea behind this record was to create our version of what someone might imagine future rock 'n' roll sounding like, but from the perspective of the mid-20th century.'

Brimming with vintage fuzz, tape echo and reverb, the album's thirteen tracks weave stylistically through vintage punk, garage and rock 'n' roll, while still maintaining a curious modernity as influences from Latin music to surf shoot through like satellites in the night sky.  Present as always are the band's signature melodicism and 13's ethereal vocals.
The band will embark on the "Retrofuture Tour" in September, with dates through the end of 2019 taking them across the United States, Canada, the EU, UK and Mexico.  Fellow Angelenos SadGirl will support in the States, with Finnish post-punks Grave Pleasures supporting in Europe and the UK.

You can see Tiger Army in the UK at the following dates: 

25th November Rescue Rooms Nottingham
26th November Club Academy Manchester
28th November The Fleece Bristol
29th November o2 Academy Islington London

Tickets On Sale 14th June at 10am

'Retrofuture' follows last summer's 'Dark Paradise' EP, the title track being the trio's take on the Lana Del Rey song.  The EP drew on midcentury surf and exotica music, while the visuals reflected a love of Tiki subculture.  The single received airplay on KROQ in Los Angeles and various specialty radio stations around the country.  The release was supported solely by two sold out shows at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles as the rest of the year was reserved for writing what would become the new LP.

 8 Weeks Untill Bloodstock Open Air 2019.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 11th June 2019
There's just 8 weeks until BLOODSTOCK's metal weekender gets underway and BLOODSTOCK HQ have now locked in some of the bands for 2019's Jagermeister Stage.

Belfast's SKYPILOT bring their heavy riffs and groove to Catton Park's Jager stage on Friday, joined by Leicester grunge/hard rock outfit, GRAVES and blues metal squad, BEGGAR.  On Saturday, we welcome Irish heavy groove trio, BLACK SHUCK and one man death metal outfit FOUL BODY AUTOPSY.  Then Sunday's bill features Irish/Australian hard rockers, JAILBIRDS and you-can-work-it-out-from-their-name, WOMENOWAR!  A second batch of Jagermeister Stage bands will be announced next month!

BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to announce the second wave of New Blood winners from their 'Metal 2 The Masses' finals, who all bag a spot to perform on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage.  The finals are still taking place around the country, so get down to your local event and support grass roots music and help shape BLOODSTOCK's line-up!

Landing a Friday New Blood Stage slot are Burnley's winners, the Southern/doom metal squad, GRAND ELDER, Bournemouth's black/death metal victors ANAKIM, and thrash/prog groovesters BLIND DIVIDE who triumphed in Cardiff's final.  Saturday's lineup welcomes Wrexham's top dogs, SCARS OF REMEMBRANCE.  Joining Sunday's New Blood fun are ELYREAN, the melo/tech thrashers who won in Wolverhampton, Hitchin melodeath victors FEAR BOUND, and instrumental tri-guitar Stoke champions, LOST IN LAVENDER TOWN.

Pick up weekend tickets for £145 (+ fees) and children's weekend tickets at just £35 (+ fees) over at the BLOODSTOCK store.  VIP tickets, including Podpads, Bellepads and Octopads, plus VIP upgrades (for those who've already purchased a standard ticket) will sell out shortly, so grab yours ASAP.  Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full VIP details click here.  A limited amount of day tickets are also available, priced at £65 (+ fees) for adults and £20 (+ fees) for children aged 4-11. Children under 4 go free!

Planning your travel to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Need a lift or driving there and wanna earn some cash for your empty seats?  BLOODSTOCK have teamed up with GOCARSHARE again so you can help a fellow metalhead rock out and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.  Register where you're travelling to/from, or your route, and then wait for drivers/passengers to get in touch!  GOCARSHARE is integrated with Facebook, so you can check out your possible travel buddies and they encourage travellers to post feedback.   You'll also be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year's festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details available here.  For other travel options, including info on BIG GREEN COACH's multiple pick-up locations around the country, plus trains, planes, taxis, and shuttles, visit: https://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/travel-info.

Friday night's headliner SABATON, Saturday's top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday's bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, CANCER BATS, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, KRYSTHLA, ROTTING CHRIST, ABORTED, SKELETAL REMAINS, ALL HAIL THE YETI, INCITE, HYPOCRISY, TAAKE, THE LAZYS, XENTRIX, and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.  More bands are still being announced, but see the line-up so far here.

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

 Mallory Knox Release New Single.

Mallory KnoxTuesday 11th June 2019
Mallory Knox' forthcoming self-titled album is a cathartic experience for the band, front to back, and new track 'Guts' embodies that catharsis. "I've wanted to write a song like Guts for years now," says vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas. "Mallory originally was always about trying to create something big & epic sonically & we never really found ourselves with the opportunity to write a song as in-your-face, fast and short as Guts is, until now. I love how it closes the album. As soon as it was recorded, it was my intention to have this song close the record, purely because it's the polar opposite of all the other album closers we've had in the past."

'Mallory Knox' is set for release 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door and 'Guts' follows its lead single 'White Lies', which was released a couple weeks back. The band have also announced an extensive UK tour in September and October which will see them visit a host of towns they've not played in before. Mallory Knox will also play a special album release show in their hometown of Cambridge on 16 August, as well as Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July.  

In their new album, Mallory Knox are not afraid to talk about their experiences and use their new aggressive flair to get their point across. From their honest critiques of the backwards workings of the music industry that they have come into contact with over the years to their relationship with social media and the headache that it conjures, Mallory are not holding back for anyone.

Possessing a love of music that continues to get deeper, a brotherhood that has only gotten stronger as the years have passed and an album that represents who they are and who they want to be better than anything they have produced before, this is the moment that Mallory Knox truly come into their own. Using everything they have learned over the years to propel them forward and a desire to keep on writing better and better songs, 'Mallory Knox' is the album the band have always been threatening to make.
 
LIVE DATES:
27/07 Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
16/08 Junction, Cambridge UK  - album release show
15/09 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16/09 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
17/09 The Fleece, Bristol
19/09 The Horn, St Albans
20/09 Met Lounge, Peterborough
21/09 BlackMarket VIP, Hastings
23/09 Phase 1, Liverpool
24/09 Gorilla, Manchester
25/09 Foundary, Sheffield
27/09 Underworld Camden, London
29/09 The Boileroom, Guildford
30/09 Mama Roux's, Birmingham
01/10 Waterfront Studio, Norwich
02/10 Polar Bear, Hull
04/10 MK11, Milton Keynes
06/10 Key Club, Leeds
07/10 Think Tank?, Newcastle
09/10 Cavern, Exeter
10/10 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
11/10 The Shed, Leicester
12/10 Booking Hall, Dover
13/10 Esquires, Bedford

'MALLORY KNOX' TRACK LISTING:

    • Psycho Killer
    • White Lies
    • The World I Know
    • Livewire
    • Wherever
    • Freaks
    • Fine Lines
    • Black Holes
    • 4
    • Radio
    • Heartbreak Lover
    • Guts

 2000 Trees Festival Announces Full Line Up.

2000 TreesTuesday 11th June 2019
The wonderful acoustic stage at 2000trees Festival, The Forest Sessions Stage, can today reveal its full line up for 2019. 

From 2000trees Festival organiser and main man James Scarlett -
"The Forest Sessions stage always throws up some of the real Trees highlights that linger long in the memory – for instance who can forget Frank Carter in 2017 or Rou from Enter Shikari last year. This year I'm particularly excited for Mull Historical Society (who will be joined on stage by Suede's Bernard Butler), the brilliant death-gospel of A.A.Williams and most of all the absolute legend that is Andy Cairns from Therapy? Do not miss these sets!"

Bands announced for The Forest Sessions Stage in 2019 are:
Deaf Havana / YONAKA / Holding Absence / Mull Historical Society (featuring Bernard Butler) / Grace Petrie / Cavetown / Murray Macleod (The Xcerts) / Tony Wright (Terrorvision) / Andy Cairns (Therapy?) / The Skints / Sullii / Press to MECO / Johnny Lloyd / Holiday Oscar / Non Canon / Brightr / Watercolours / Chas Palmer-Williams / Gaz Brookfield / B-Sydes / No Violet / Ducking Punches / Rob Lynch / A.A.Williams and Billy The Kid 

The Forest Sessions Stage will actually also be open from 7pm on Wednesday the 10th of July with 5 acts (including Dave Macpherson) for any early arrivals wanting some musical entertainment. The site will be open early in 2019 from 4:30pm on the Wednesday to allow people to come in and set up ready in anticipation for Jamie Lenman who will be the opening official act of this years festival, at 12pm on Thursday the 11th July.

5 acts on The Forest Sessions Stage on Wednesday 10th July from 7pm:
Dave Mcpherson / Luke Rainsford / Nick Parker / Sarah Carey and SANTIA
Previously announced for the event include the three main stage headliners - Frank Turner (Thursday) and You Me At Six (Friday) and Deaf Havana (Saturday), as well as the likes of Everytime I Die, Frank Iero & The Future Violents, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats, Jamie Lenman (who will have his own Lenmania stage on the Thursday 11th July), Therapy?Mongol Horde and many more.

ALL the bands currently announced are:
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Frank Turner (Thursday Main Stage headliner) 
You Me At Six (Friday Main Stage headliner)
Deaf Havana (Saturday Main Stage headliner)
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While She Sleeps (Thursday Cave Stage headliners)
Cancer Bats (Friday Cave Stage Headliners)
Frank Iero And The Future Violents (Saturday Cave Stage headliners)
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Jamie Lenman (headlining and curating Lenmania II - Thursday Axiom Stage headliners)
Möngöl Hörde (Friday Axiom Stage headliner)
Therapy? (Saturday Axiom Stage headliners)
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Every Time I Die / Flogging Molly /Turnstile / As It Is / YONAKA / Drug Church / The Armed / Can't Swim / The Black Queen / Wicca Phase Springs Eternal / Comeback Kid / Skinny Lister / The Skints / A / Pulled Apart By Horses / Culture Abuse / The Dangerous Summer / Vukovi  Get Cape. Wear cape. Fly / The Wildhearts / Hands Like Houses / Rolo Tomassi / Brutus / ANGEL DU$T / Dune Rats / The Bottom Line / DE STAAT / Show Me The Body / Single Mothers / Cavetown / Martha / Milk Teeth / Dream State / Petrol Girls / Puppy / Muncie Girls / St Pierre Snake Invasion / GroundCulture / WSTR /  The Number Twelve Looks Like You / Blood Youth / Palm Reader / Higher Power / Conjurer / Loathe / Gouge Away / Nervus / LIFE / cleopatrick / Free Throw / Le Butcherettes / Wallflower / Modern Error / Heavy Lungs / MØL / Indigo Lo / Holding Absence / Press to MECO / Normandie / Allusinlove / Haggard Cat / LICE / The Drew Thompson Foundation / Spielbergs / Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam / Imperial Leisure / Orchards /  Rival Bones / Cold Years / Holiday Oscar / Frauds / Raketkanon / Phoxjaw / Indoor Pets / A.A. Williams / False Advertising / Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun / Slow Crush / Dangerface / False Heads / The Wood Burning Savages / Slingshot Dakota / Crazy Arm / Sean McGowan / Oxygen Thief / Sœur / PENGSHUi / Johnny Lloyd / JOHN / itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Nova Cub / Delaire, the Liar / Sulli / Floorboards / All Ears Avow / Brand New Friend / Deux Furieuses and Grace Petrie 
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Happening on Thursday 11th July/ Friday 12th July/ Saturday 13th July, tickets for the event
are on sale now and can be purchased from - HERE
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WHERE:
2000trees Festival is located on Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL54 4BL

WHEN:
Thursday 11th / Friday 12th / Saturday 13th July 2019

Ticket Link - HERE

 Clutch Release New Single 'Evil'.

ClutchTuesday 11th June 2019
S rockers CLUTCH release new track “Evil.” The single is the first in a series of new studio recordings that will comprise the newly launched Weathermaker Vault Series and the first new official music CLUTCH has shared since the release of their critically acclaimed album, Book Of Bad Decisions. The song premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night and will be part of the band's set at Download Festival on Friday 14th June.

Additional tracks will follow as part of the new series throughout the second half of 2019.

“Evil” was mixed by 6X Grammy Award winner and CLUTCH collaborator, Vance Powell (Wolfmother, The Raconteurs, Arctic Monkeys). 

A lyric video for “Evil” accompanies the release and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/RDehbNb4Q1Y.

Frontman Neil Fallon comments, "We’ve had a good amount of downtime since our last tour. And since the devil finds work for idle hands, we kept ourselves busy by recording some tunes. “Evil” is the first of them, a song we’ve loved for many many years." 

Later this week, the band will also embark on a short run of European dates.  

CLUTCH’s “Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2019”
Tickets available here.

Fri/Jun-14 UK, Castle Donington, Download Festival
Sun/Jun-16 UK, Cardiff, Great Hall
Tue/Jun-18 GREECE, Thessaloniki, Fix Factory of Sound
Wed/Jun-19 GREECE, Athens, Release Athens Festival
Fri/Jun-21 DENMARK, Copenhagen, Copenhell
Sat/Jun-22 BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
Sun/Jun-23 FRANCE, St.-Hilaire-De-Clisson, Hellfest

 Less Than Jake To Headline 2019 Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour.

FireballWednesday 5th June 2019
Returning for its 4th year, one of the most anticipated events in the UK Punk-Rock calendar returns this September to O2 Academy venues up and down the UK with a staggering line up and an even more staggering ticket price - early bird tickets are £15!

Once again showing their commitment to providing a most excellent night out, Fireball in association with Academy Events, bring you the heavyweights of pop-punk, ska and rock to Fireball: Fuelling The Fire tour. This year sees ska-punk legends Less Than Jake and Goldfinger as headliners, with some very special guests (to be announced soon) and the winners of the Fireball Hottest Band competition, Thieves Of Liberty.  DJ Matt Stocks will keep the party vibe going between sets.

Fireball's Hottest Band competition will also return in 2019 reinstating the commitment to new and emerging artists that Fireball have always shown and bringing a fresh aspect to every date of the tour with a winning act joining the final line-up – more details coming soon!.

"Yes! It's that time of the year again. Less Than Jake is extremely excited to headline this year's Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour. We wanted to ramp up the insanity this time around so we're bringing along our friends in Goldfinger to celebrate with us. We can't wait for these shows. It's going to be epic! See ya soon!"  - Chris DeMakes // Less Than Jake

"UK! I have always felt at home in your beautiful countries... You have the best audiences, the best festivals, amazing food and I write really good songs there! I wanted to also thank Fireball for continuing to support live music; so pumped to do this tour!" - John Feldmann // Goldfinger

"This September we're embarking on our 4th annual Fireball: Fuelling the Fire Tour. It's the most outrageous, downright criminally fun and cinnamoniest fortnight of the touring calendar and we absolutely haven't relented on the great bands this year. We're incredibly excited to welcome Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, our Hottest Band of 2019: Thieves of Liberty and veteran Fireball Tour DJ Matt Stocks into the fold, as well as some of the UK's best emerging talent specially handpicked for each show and one ultra-special secret band that is still to be announced! So that's five bands every night, a live DJ, excellent prize giveaways and as much Fireball as you can cram into your sticky mitts all for just £15 a ticket! Let's party!" - - Matt Reynolds // Fireball UK Brand Ambassador

Be sure to pick up a ticket for this year's MUST-see tour:

September:
19th O2 Academy, Sheffield
20th O2 Academy, Leeds
21st O2 Academy Birmingham
23rd O2 Ritz Manchester
24th O2 Academy Newcastle
25th O2 Academy Glasgow
27th O2 Academy Bournemouth
28th O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 7th. To Celebrate the 4th year of the Fuelling The Fire tour,  Fireball are offering 5 tickets for the price of 4! This offer is only available June 7th - June 10th - Be Quick! All shows are 18+

 Northlane To Release New Album 'Alien' In August.

NorthlaneWednesday 5th June 2019
Sydney metallers, Northlane have released their brand-new single,Talking Heads taken from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Alien, out August 2 via UNFD.

Speaking on Talking Heads, which originally premiered on Chinglish via Twitch TV, vocalist Marcus Bridge said 'Talking Heads talks about the insecurities and anxiety that come with growing up in a violent home with drug addicted parents. That trauma had made it difficult to express my thoughts and ideas in the past, both emotionally and creatively.'

He adds, 'We started working on this song pretty early in the process and I think writing it actually started to erase a lot of that insecurity, helping me open up a lot more for the rest of Alien. I think it's important to know that there are a lot of people who feel the same way. I hope with this song and the issues talked about on rest of the album, that people will start to feel comfortable opening up about their past, turning it from a weakness to a strength in the process'

Listen to Talking Heads here 
Alien pre-orders are available now.

Alien is available as Exclusive Vinyl, CD and Merchandise options in limited quantities worldwide via unfdstore.com.

For a band that have traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, Alien is easily the most personal statement of their career. "I was raised in hell but I made it out," says Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge. "Raised in a place I shouldn't have been, and no child should have been. But I've been able to break free."

While some long-time listeners might assume that the title Alien is a continuation of the space and futuristic themes that have characterised previous Northlane albums, it's instead a reflection of the alienation Bridge felt as a child "who grew up in a weird, unusual household and who was bullied at school because of it". 

Produced by the band themselves, the album was recorded at Chris Blancato's studio in Sydney, where Northlane recorded their first EP, 2010's Hollow Existence. Bridge did his vocals at Sydney's Electric Sun Studios, where the quintet made their 2011 debut album, Discoveries.

For a band marking their 10th anniversary in 2019, Alienis a bold leap forward; the work of a group fighting their way out of their corner by moving forward rather than looking back. Their previous three albums may have debuted in the Top 5 in Australia – with Node landing at Number One before going on to win an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album, an accolade also awarded to Mesmer – but Northlane are in no mood to play it safe.

ALIEN TRACK LISTING: 
Details Matter
Bloodline 
4D
Talking Heads
Freefall
Jinn
Eclipse
Rift
Paradigm
Vultures 
Sleepless
Those eager to see Northlane live won't have to wait long. The band will be returning the the UK for a headline tour this winter. The band will be supported by Silent Planet and Void Of Vision.

NORTHLANE TOUR
26th November Engine Rooms Southampton
27th November Academy 2 Manchester
29th November Garage Glasgow
30th November o2 Academy 2 Birmingham
1st December Electric Brixton London

 Cancer Bats Announce August UK Tour.

Cancer BatsTuesday 4th June 2019
Following their mega-mosh-pit inducing set at Slam Dunk Festival, Cancer Bats have announced a run of summer shows in the UK this coming August.

“IT’S SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON !!!! WE’RE EXCITED TO PLAY SOME BIG OL’ BANGERS BUUUUT here’s the thing, we really only book these fests to give you all an excuse to RAGE ALL OUR FAVOURITE SMALL TOWNS!!! THESE SHOWS ARE GONNA BE NUUUTS ! LET’S GET SWEATY ! LET’S GET WILD! LET’S TEAR THESE SHOWS UP !!!!!” - Liam Cormier, Cancer Bats.

They will be joined on the run by Arizona pit-starters Incite.  Frontman Richie Cavalera: “We’re hella fired up to join our brothers in the Cancer Bats for another rager across the UK!!!  We’ll see all you metalheads at the party! Come join us!”

Dates are as follows:

August:
4th Guildford, Boileroom
5th Bath, Moles
6th Bridgend, HOBOS
7th Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
8th Blackpool, Waterloo Bar
10th Walton-on-Trent, BLOODSTOCK
11th Bristol, Boomtown Alley
12th Bridgwater, The Cobblestones
13th Southampton, Joiners
14th Oxford, O2 Academy 2

Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released their latest studio album The Spark That Moves in its entirety on April 20, 2018. A critic and fan favourite, the album hit #4 on the iTunes Rock chart, was featured on numerous Best of 2018 lists and has been streamed over 1.9 million times on Spotify.

The album is available through the band’s own record label Bat Skull Records. Purchase or stream the album HERE.

The Spark That Moves follows the bands critically successful album Searching for Zero (2015), which landed Cancer Bats their fourth Juno Award nomination for Metal/Hard Music Album. Recorded in Winnipeg, MB, under the watchful eyes and ears of JP Peters (Propagandhi) at his studio Private Ear and mixed by long-time collaborator and award-winning producer Eric Ratz, (producer of Hail Destroyer, Bears Mayors Scraps & Bones and Dead Set On Living), The Spark That Moves is Cancer Bats at its finest.

Combining all of the elements from their last 5 releases, the 11 tracks that make up the album blend together the bands most melodic moments with their most aggressive, becoming a savage sprint of hardcore, punk, sludge, and metal that leaves the listener craving more. Drummer Mike Peters and lead bass player Jaye Schwarzer seamlessly collide together like two wild beasts, while guitarist Scott Middleton blasts his signature layers of squeals and destruction over top. All of this thunderously led by singer Liam Cormier’s now fully formed melodic growl as he fires both positive, inspiring lyrics and scorching damnation as displayed on album opener “Gate Keeper”.  Without skipping a beat, they fire on track 2, “Brightest Days”, shifting back to a classic Bats positive party anthem. The record seamlessly keeps this pace of raw, catchy, anthemic, metal and punk. Halfway through it breathes with the melodic standout “Bed Of Nails”, a touch of desert rock they add into the mix before diving back into the chaos that is “Head Wound”. This pace continues right until the crushing album closer “Winterpeg”, an ode to the very city they recorded in, featuring guest vocals from Chris Hannah of the legendary Winnipeg punk band, Propagandhi.

 Katy PErry Announces Brand New Single 'Never Really Over'.

Katy PerryMonday 3rd June 2019
The iconic Katy Perry has unveiled her first new solo music since 2017. On the single "Never Really Over," Katy explores the nature of relationships. She co-wrote "Never Really Over" with Zedd, Dan Haywood, Leah Haywood, Dagny, Gino Barletta, Michelle Buzz, Jason Gill and Hayley Warner. The track was produced by Zedd and Dreamlab. Listen "Never Really Over" here.

Reflecting on the song, Katy says, "All of our relationships - from first love, through failed love, to great love - all become a part of you, so that none are ever really over, and once you accept both the dark and the light, you may find that the darkness brought you to the light."

Katy shot the accompanying video near Malibu, CA with Philippa Price (St. Vincent, BANKS).
Katy made her Capitol Records/Virgin EMIdebut with 2008's One of the Boys after signing to the label in 2007. She cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream (2010), becoming the first – and only – female artist to chart five No. 1 singles from one album. PRISM, her 2013 album, has sold more than 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. With the singles "Roar," "Firework," and "Dark Horse" each surpassing the 10 million threshold including song sales and streams, Katybecame the first artist to earn three RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. Witnesswas Katy'sthird album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard200. It set the record for the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. Witnesshas achieved five billion cumulative global streams and sold more than three million adjusted albums.

In her 10 years with Capitol/Virgin EMI, Katyhas racked up a cumulative 35 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 45 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks. She is the most-followed person globally on Twitter and was the first to reach 100 million followers. Katywas the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each. Her videos for "Firework" and "Last Friday Night" have over one billion views, while "Roar" and "Dark Horse" have surpassed the two billion mark.

 Beartooth Release Music Video For New Single 'Afterall'.

BeartoothMonday 3rd June 2019
Breakout Ohio-based hard rock band Beartooth, reveal a new music video for single "Afterall" via Red Bull Records.

The new visual for "Afterall" is the latest single from Beartooth since releasing their third studio album Disease in 2018.

"Sometimes being human means feeling like an alien," said bassist Oshie Bichar, offering some insight into the track and visual. "This video is about accepting that it's okay not to fit in and finding something that makes you happy — even if it doesn't fit in with what everybody else is doing."

Beartooth recently wrapped a headline tour in support of their third album Disease and released two B-sides singles in May. The band is set to kick off an Australian tour in the coming months and will play a one-night-only show in Hawaii. Beartooth will also play select high profile festivals this summer and fall, including Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Download Festival, Heavy Montreal, Impact Music Festival, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, Self Help Festival.

All upcoming Beartooth live festival appearances are below.

BEARTOOTH SUMMER 2019 TOUR DATES:

6/7 —Nürburgring, DE — Rock Am Ring
6/9 —Nürnberg, DE — Rock Im Park
6/10 — Ravensburg, DE — Oberschwaben Klub
6/12 — Trezzo, IT — Infest 2019
6/13 — Interlaken, CH —Greenfield Festival
6/14 — Nickelsdorf, AT — Nova Rock Festival
6/16 — Donington, UK , — Download Festival
6/18 —Dublin, IRE — The Academy
6/20 — Dessel, BE — Graspop Metal Meeting
6/23 — Clisson, FR — Hellfest
6/25 — Bilboa, ES — Stage Live
6/26 — Toulouse, FR - Connexion Live
6/28 — Yzzelsteyn, NL- Jera on Air
6/20 — Münster, DE— Vainstream Festival
6/30 — Ferropolis, DE - Full Force Festival
7/11 — Adelaide, AUS — The Gov
7/12 — Melbourne, AUS—The Corner Hotel
7/13 — Sydney, AUS — Metro Theatre
7/14 — Brisbane, AUS — The Triffid
7/18 — Honolulu, HI — The Republik
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy Montreal
7/28 — Bangor, ME —  Impact Music Festival
8/11 — Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival
9/27 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life
10/11 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival
10/12 — San Bernardino, CA — Self Help Festival

 The Pixies Release New Studio Album 'Beneath The Eyrie'.

The PixiesMonday 3rd June 2019
Visceral, musically cinematic, otherworldly but strangely familiar and a bit unsettling, welcome to Pixies' brand-new studio album, 'Beneath the Eyrie', where tales of witches, Daniel Boone, misfits and other characters fit utterly into the band's inherent weirdness.  Boasting 12 new songs, the album will be released globally on Friday, September 13 via the group's new record label, Infectious/BMG, and available in a wide variety of packages.  Those formats include:

(Pre-orders for these items can be placed starting today at pixiesmusic.com)
* Deluxe Box Set - features the full album in CD and clear vinyl formats, plus a second clear vinyl disc containing nine unreleased demos recorded over the past year
* Standard heavyweight single gatefold black vinyl
* Deluxe CD in a hard casebound book
* Cassette
* Digital download
 * Standard 12-song CD  (not available via pixiesmusic.com, but from various retailers such as Amazon)
 * Standard heavyweight single gatefold colored vinyl (Indie Record Store exclusive)

Pixies - Black Francis/vocals, guitars; Joey Santiago/guitars; David Lovering/drums, and Paz Lenchantin/bass - offer you this early taste, the album's debut single.  Co-written by Francis and Lenchantin, 'On Graveyard Hill' is an in-your-face, classic Pixies tale of imminent, ominous doom; https://pixies.lnk.to/graveyardhillPR    

Said Korda Marshall, UK SVP Music, BMG, "There are not many bands that can justifiably claim to have changed the sound of music.  The Pixies are one, and they continue to push the boundaries with their brilliant new album.  We are honored and proud to have signed them to Infectious/BMG and really look forward to working with them in the future."

'Beneath the Eyrie', produced by GRAMMY-nominated Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies' Head Carrier), was written over the course of 2018 and recorded last December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, NY.  While taking a break outside the studio - originally St. John's Church built in 1896 - Lovering spotted an eagles nest - or "eyrie" - right above the studio in a tree.  Hence the album's title, 'Beneath the Eyrie'.

For the recording of the album, Pixies opted to shine a bright - and rare - light on the process, to document every moment of what took place in the studio for a 12-episode podcast titled "It's a Pixies Podcast." The podcast welcomes fans to witness the evolution of the album's tracks, from their earliest stages to completion, in the studio's control room, the main room, and in a special "audio booth" where the band members offered their thoughts and observations throughout recording.    Produced by Pixies and hosted and narrated by New York Times best-selling author Tony Fletcher, "It's a Pixies Podcast" debuts June 27 and will be available globally on Apple, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher, Google, and other podcast platforms.  

Pixies will support 'Beneath the Eyrie' with an extensive 2019- 2020 world tour that kicks off Saturday, August 31st at the Daydream Festival in Pasadena, CA.  This will mark the first time the band has shared a stage with the festival's curators The Cure in 30 years, the first time being in 1989 at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium.  Pixies will then head to the UK for its first European tour in two years that begins September 13th.   Further worldwide dates to be announced shortly.

AUGUST
31  Daydream Festival, Pasadena, CA

SEPTEMBER
13   Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
14   Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
16   O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
17   O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
18   O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
20   Alexandra Palace, London, UK
21   O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
22   O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
23   Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
25   Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK
26   Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
29   Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
30   Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

OCTOBER
 1    KB Hallen, Denmark, Copenhagen
 3    TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
 4    O13 Poppodium, Tilburg, The Netherlands
 5    Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
 7    Palladium, Cologne, Germany
 8    Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
 9    Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
11   Estragon, Bologna, Italy
12   Todays at OGR, Turin, Italy
13   X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
15   Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
16   Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
17   Luxexpo, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
19   L'Olympia, Paris, France
20   Le Radiant, Lyon, France
21   Le Liberte, Rennes, France
23   Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
24   Riviera, Madrid, Spain
25   Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal
26   Coliseum, Galicia, Spain

 The Pale White Release New Single 'Medicine'.

The Pale WhiteMonday 3rd June 2019
Following the release of their brilliant single 'Medicine' via ILLEGAL CINEMA, The Pale White are excited to announce their takeover of the south of England, when they embark on a mammoth 18 date tour this September. With their latest banger "Medicine" receiving over 602,500 streams on Spotify and multiple plays BBC Radio 1's Indie show with Jack Saunders under their belts, The Pale White are proving themselves to be the ones to watch this summer and beyond.

"We can't wait to take our show to the south and complete our 2019 UK tour! The northern leg was an incredible reminder of how good it feels to play sold out headline shows to our amazing fans. Get your earplugs in, it's gonna get loud!"

Watch the Video for 'Medicine' HERE

'Medicine' was engineered and produced by Jolyon Thomas (Royal Blood, Slaves, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes) at Livingston Studios, London. The latest offering from The Pale White is rattling with seductive, hip-shaking rhythms, awash with slapback delays and fuzzed-out guitar lines all glued together by truly addictive, melancholy vocal hooks.
'Medicine' is about the mundane greyness you feel when you get stuck in a rut and caught in an endless haze while searching for your own personal remedy. Working with Jolyon Thomas we learnt to embrace being outside of our comfort zone... that made us very excited for the rest of 2019. 'Medicine' is to be swallowed on a full stomach.- Adam Hope
The Pale White are a three-piece rock band from Newcastle, comprised of brothers Adam (Vocals/Guitar), Jack Hope (Drums) and completed by longtime friend Tom Booth (Bass). The trio has rapidly gained attention with their signature melodic guitar work, thunderous rhythm section and magnetic live shows and continue to attract high profile support from the likes of NME, The Independent, Radio X, Apple Music, MTV, Amazing Radio and BBC Radio 1.
With a fantastic review from The Independent comparing them to US rock royalty Queens Of The Stone Age, the groups' reputation as an unmissable live act has started to spread. Opening for the likes of The Amazons, Twin Atlantic, The Libertines, Sam Fender and Band of Skulls, the band are developing a passionate word of mouth following as one of the most exciting new British bands around.  
Be sure to catch The Pale White live:
The Southern Tour

September
10 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
11 Peterborough, Metropolis Lounge
12 St Albans The Horn
14 Reading, Purple Turtle
15 Bath, Somerset, Moles Club
16 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
17 Swansea, Sin City
19 Southampton, Heartbreakers
20 Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
21 Bournemouth, The Anvil
23 Plymouth, The Junction
25 Margate, Elsewhere
26 Tunbridge Wells, Kent, The Forum
27 Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
28 Guildford, The Boileroom
29 Oxford, The Bullingdon

October
01 Bishop Stortford, The Half Moon
02 Southend-On-Sea, Chinnery's

 Primal Scream Announce November And December UK Tour.

Primal ScreamMonday 1st June 2019
The release of Primal Scream's retrospective 'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll – The Singles' is a timely reminder of one of British music's most essential bodies of work. And the band celebrated its release with some triumphant shows that demonstrated that their inventive, high octane rock 'n' roll remains as essential as ever.

They recently played two special warm-up shows in London and Brighton, which earned 4* reviews from The Times and The Independent i, ahead of incendiary festival sets at All Points East and the Neighbourhood Weekender. The sets have been packed with classics – 'Movin' On Up''Loaded''Rocks' and 'Kill All Hippies' to name just a few.

Now Primal Scream can confirm details of a full UK and Ireland tour which spans November and December. The dates, listed below, include a London gig at the O2 Forum Kentish Town and culminate with a homecoming show at Glasgow's Barrowlands:

NOVEMBER
19th– Oxford, O2 Academy
20th– Southampton, Guildhall
21st– Brighton, Dome
23rd– Cardiff, Great Hall
24th– Liverpool, O2 Academy
26th– Manchester, Albert Hall
27th– Norwich, UEA
29th– London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

DECEMBER
1st– Coventry, Empire
3rd– Nottingham, Rock City
4th– Hull, University – Asylum
6th– Leeds, O2 Academy
7th– Newcastle, Boiler Shop
9th– Dublin, National Stadium
10th– Belfast, Ulster Hall
13th– Inverness, Ironworks
14th– Aberdeen, Music Hall
15th– Perth, Concert Hall
17th– Glasgow, Barrowlands

Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday June 7th and will be available for the UK HERE, Dublin HERE and Belfast HERE. Register for pre-sale access to tickets before midnight tomorrow. Click here tosign up.

In addition to the headline tour, Primal Scream's summer festival schedule includes UK shows at Latitude (July 19th) and Edinburgh Summer Sessions (August 10th).

'Maximum Rock 'n' Rock – The Singles' charts Primal Scream's entire singles discography, covering everything from their landmark albums 'Screamadelica' and 'XTRMNTR' through to 2016's 'Where The Light Gets In' featuring Sky Ferreira. The collection includes the first official reissue of their 1986 cult classic b-side 'Velocity Girl', which was launched with a new video featuring footage of the iconic actress and model Edie Sedgwick.

Signed copies of 'Maximum Rock 'n' Roll – The Singles' are available from HERE

 Boston Manor Release New Single 'Liquid'.

Boston ManorMonday 3rd June 2019
Boston Manor have released a brand new single 'Liquid', a darkly-shaded anthem inspired by the multiple versions of every individual that exist within other people's consciousnesses. The song features a guest turn from John Floreani of esteemed Australian act Trophy Eyes, a band who've shared many a stage across the world with the Blackpool band. 'Liquid' has been released with a re-imagined, stripped back version of fan favourite 'Halo'.

Boston Manor have also announced a UK & European headline tour in October & November. Full dates listed below. There'll be more live dates for the band before then though as this new track has dropped just before they head back out to the US for a tour with A Day To Remember and Knocked Loose. They're looking at a busy summer all round, which will ultimately see the band take to the iconic BBC Radio 1 Stage at the equally iconic Reading & Leeds Festivals at the end of August. Boston Manor were recently seen whipping up frenzies at Slam Dunk Festival and various other mammoth festivals across the US, instigating crowd reactions indicative of just how far the five-piece have come during their short time as a band. 

This new single 'Liquid' follows the 2018 release of Boston Manor's second album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood', a soundtrack to disenfranchisement set in a fictionalised version of the band's hometown, released via renowned US indie Pure Noise Records. The album has enjoyed critical acclaim and propelled the band's burgeoning fanbase to new heights worldwide.

UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR JUST ANNOUNCED
22 Oct Belgium, Antwerp - Kavka
24 Oct Germany, Cologne - Luxor
25 Oct Germany, Hamburg - Logo
27 Oct Germany, Berlin - Musik & eden
28 Oct Poland, Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
29 Oct Czech Republic, Prague - Futurum
30 Oct Germany, Munich - Backstage Club
31 Oct   Austria, Vienna - B72
01 Nov  Germany, Wiesbaden - Kreativfabrik
03 Nov  Netherlands, Eindhoven - Dynamo
04 Nov  France, Paris - Le 1999
05 Nov  UK, Brighton - The Haunt
06 Nov  UK, Bournemouth - The Old Firestation
07 Nov  UK, Plymouth - The Junction
08 Nov  UK, Leicester - O2 Academy
09 Nov  UK, Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
11 Nov  UK, Stoke-on-Trent - Sugarmill
12 Nov  UK, Newcastle - Think Tank?
13 Nov  UK, Edinburgh - La Belle Angele
14 Nov  UK, Sheffield - Plug
15 Nov UK, Liverpool - O2 Academy

FURTHER TOUR DATES:

SUPPORTING A DAY TO REMEMBER IN THE USA:
05 Jun Columbus, OH - Express Live
08 Jun Madison, WI - The Sylvee
10 Jun Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
11 Jun Oklahoma City, OK - Diad Ballroom
12 Jun San Antonio, TX - The Tobin Center
14 Jun New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore
15 Jun Birmingham, AL - Avondale Brewing Co
16 Jun Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
18 Jun Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
20 Jun Raleigh, NC - The Ritz -
21 Jun North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
22 Jun Richmond, VA - The National
23 Jun Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid Hudson Civic Center
27 Jun Portland, ME - State Theatre
28 Jun Providence, RI - The Strand Theatre

USA HEADLINE DATES:
06 Jun Indianapolis, IN - Hoosier Dome
09 Jun Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
24 Jun Long Island, NY - Amityville Music Hall
25 Jun Hartford, CT - The Webster Underground

UK/EU FESTIVAL DATES:
30 Jun Spain Madrid  - Download Festival
04 Jul Czech Republic - Rock for People Festival
06 Jul Austria - Overdrive Festival
27 Jul UK - Y Not Festival
24 Aug UK - Reading Festival - BBC Radio 1 Stage
25 Aug UK - Leeds Festival - BBC Radio 1 Stage 

 Mallory Knox Release New Music Video.

Mallory KnoxMonday 3rd June 2019
Mallory Knox have announced a headline tour in September and October, which will follow the release of their just-announced self-titled album. 'Mallory Knox' will be out 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door and the band released a new single from it - 'White Lies' - last week. 

"This tour will take us back to a lot of places we haven't visited in years & in some cases to places we've never played before," says vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas."It's gonna be great to get back out there & finally show everyone what we've been working on for so long."

Those who pre-order the album in the next two days will receive a code to access a special pre-sale link from Wednesday. General on sale from this Friday.

"We've been waiting a long time to release new music that really represents what we are about now,"says Sam of the band's new material."The album was recorded over four different sessions & 'White Lies' was the last song we wrote for the record. I feel like it's the song I've always wanted to write & collectively we're all very proud of it."

They say that you only get one self-titled album in your career, so you better make it count. Yet there was something about this collection of songs that the band, completed by guitarists Joe Savins and James Gillett and drummer Dave Rawling, just felt was absolutely perfect for such a moniker. To listen to these 12 slices of riff-wrangling majesty is to hear Mallory Knox in their truest and most cohesive form. 

Mallory Knox will also play a special album release show in their hometown of Cambridge on 16 August, as well as Hang Tight Festival in Blackpool on 02 June and Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July.  

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW:
August
16/08 Junction, Cambridge UK  - album release show

UK HEADLINE TOUR:
September
15/09 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16/09 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
17/09 The Fleece, Bristol
19/09 The Horn, St Albans
20/09 Met Lounge, Peterborough
21/09 BlackMarket VIP, Hastings
23/09 Phase 1, Liverpool
24/09 Gorilla, Manchester
25/09 Foundary, Sheffield
27/09 Underworld Camden, London
29/09 The Boileroom, Guildford
30/09 Mama Roux's, Birmingham

October
01/10 Waterfront Studio, Norwich
02/10 Polar Bear, Hull
04/10 MK11, Milton Keynes
06/10 Key Club, Leeds
07/10 Think Tank?, Newcastle
09/10 Cavern, Exeter
10/10 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
11/10 The Shed, Leicester
12/10 Booking Hall, Dover
13/10 Esquires, Bedford

'MALLORY KNOX' Tracklisting:
1. Psycho Killer
2. White Lies
3. The World I Know
4. Livewire
5. Wherever
6. Freaks
7. Fine Lines
8. Black Holes
9. 4
10. Radio
11. Heartbreak Lover
12. Guts

 Mayday Parade Announce August Tour Dates.

Mayday ParadeMonday 3rd June 2019
Mayday Parade have shared the music video for 'Looks Red, Tastes Blue' – the most recent video to drop from last year's album Sunnyland (Rise Records).


Watch Looks Red, Tastes Blue' here
Mayday Parade drummer Jake Bundrick shared a few words on the video, which plays on human connection and the band's commitment to uplifting their fans:
'We wanted to make a video that connected our fan base even more and 'Looks Red, Tastes Blue' was the perfect song to give us that opportunity. No matter what you're going through in life, we're there for you. We're all the same and we're more connected in this life than you know. We're family.'

Mayday Parade will be returning to the UK and Europe this August to play headline shows as well as Reading and Leeds Festival.

You can see Mayday Parade at the following dates:
18th August - Highfield Festival - Grobposna Germany
20th August - Circolo Magnolia - Milan, Italy
21st August - KUFA - Lyss, Switzerland
23rd August - Leeds Festival - Leeds, England
24th August - Liquid Room - Edinburgh, Scotland
25th August - Reading Festival - Reading, England
Mayday Parade is Derek Sanders, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, Brooks Betts, and Jeremy Lenzo. For the most up to date information, please visit www.maydayparade.com.

 Papa Roach Release New Music Video.

Papa RoachMonday 3rd June 2019
PAPA ROACH REVEAL THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR
NOT THE ONLY ONE


EUROPEAN SUMMER DATES KICK OFF MAY 29TH

May 29th 2019 -- Papa Roach launch the official music video for "Not The Only One" taken from their latest album Who Do You Trust? via E7M (Eleven Seven Music) which is available HERE.   The video was shot in Aberdeen and Leeds on their recent headline tour of the UK by director Bryson Roatch.

Singer Jacoby Shaddix said

"I love to get out on my bike to get the blood pumping and see the sights in town before we hit the stage - so I took a camera out and rocked the song. Shot it with Bryson on a few rides on our latest UK Tour, which obviously gave us incredible scenery - It's the perfect vibe for the song!"

With over 6 million streams globally, the song is already proving to be one of their most popular live tracks.

WATCH/SHARE THE VIDEO FOR "NOT THE ONLY ONE"

After standing in for The Prodigy at Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus Ohio where they treated fans to a stonking version of 'Firestarter' the band return to Europe for a string of festival and headline dates before heading back home for their WHO DO YOU TRUST? USA SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR starting in Dallas on July 27 through to Las Vegas on September 1 which will feature an all-new production inspired by the album.  For tickets and more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

*Newly added dates in bold.

2019 WHO DO YOU TRUST? EUROPEAN TOUR
May 29th – Kyiv, Ukrane – Stereo Plaza
May 31st – Minsk, Belarus – Prime Hall
June 2nd – Moscow, Russia – Adrenaline Stadium
June 4th – Yekateringburg, Russia – Tele-Cine Summer Stage
June 6th – Samara, Russia – MTL Arena
June 9th – Saint Petersburg, Russia – A2 Green Concert
June 11th – Vilnius, Lithuania – Compensa Koncertu Salė
June 14th – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
June 15th – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
June 18th – Bologna, Italy – Botanique Festival
June 20th – Clisson, France – Knotfest Meets Hellfest
June 21st – Neuhausen OB Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 22nd – ScheeBel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 26th – Sopron, Hungary – Volt Festival
June 28th – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival
June 29th – Seinajoki, Finland – Provinssi Festival

WHO DO YOU TRUST? USA HEADLINE TOUR
w/Asking Alexandria*
w/Bad Wolves^
July 27, 2019  –  Dallas  TX -- Southside Ballroom*
July 28, 2019  – Houston TX-- Smart Financial Center*^
July 30, 2019  – San Antonio, TX--  Sunken Gardens Amphitheater*^
Aug 2, 2019  –  Atlanta, GA-- The Roxy*^
Aug 4, 2019  –  Charlotte, NC-- Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater*^
Aug 7, 2019  –  Philadelphia, PA-- Metropolitan Opera House*
Aug 9, 2019 –   Asbury Park, NJ-- Stone Pony Summer Stage*^
Aug 13, 2019 –  Bethlehem, PA-- Sands Event Center*^
Aug 16, 2019  – Detroit, MI-- Freedom Hill Amphitheater*^
Aug 17, 2019 –  Inwood, WV-- Shirley Acres*^
Aug 18, 2019 –  Cleveland, OH-- Jacob Pavilion*^
Aug 20, 2019 – Grand Rapids, MI-- 20 Monroe Live*^
Aug 21, 2019 –  Indianapolis, IN-- Lawn at White River*^
Aug 23, 2019 – Chicago, IL- Aragon Ballroom*^
Aug 24, 2019 –  Denver, CO-- The Fillmore*^
Aug 28, 2019 –  Salt Lake City, UT-- Union Event Center*
Aug 30, 2019 –  Phoenix, AZ-- Comerica Theater*^
Aug 31, 2019 –  Los Angeles, CA-- The Hollywood Palladium*^
Sept 1, 2019  – Las Vegas, NV-- Downtown Event

 Tiny Moving Parts Announce UK And Europe Tour.

Tiny Moving PartsSunday 26th May 2019
Following their performances at the Slam Dunk Festivals this weekend, Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts have announced a headline tour of the UK & Europe for September and October, with support from Microwave (all dates) and Lizzy Farrall (EU only).

Speaking of the tour, frontman Dylan Mattheisen says, "We are beyond excited to be coming back to Europe and the UK! This year was our first time playing Slam Dunk and holy moly it was such a treat. We truly love playing shows over here, it seems every tour they get more and more fun! Having fun is awesome!"

The tour will see the trio play the following UK dates:

SEPTEMBER
21: SOUTHAMPTON 1865
22: CARDIFF The Globe
24: DUBLIN Grand Social
25: MANCHESTER Academy 3
26: GLASGOW Slay
27: BIRMINGHAM Institute 2
28: LONDON o2 Islington Academy
30: AMSTERDAM Melkweg

OCTOBER:
01: PARIS Supersonic
02: BRUSSELS Ancienne Belgique
03: COLOGNE Luxor
04: HAMBURG Uebel & Gefarlich
05: LEIPZIG Felsenkeller
06: BERLIN BiNuu
08: MUNICH Feierwerk
09: VIENNA Flex
10: BOLOGNA Locomotiv

 Alexisonfire Release New Single 'Complicit'.

AlexisonfireSunday 26th May 2019
ALEXISONFIRE unleash a brand new banger, “Complicit” today. Produced by AOF, long-time friend Karl Bareham (City and Colour), and mixed by Grammy-award winning Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse), the track comes on the heels of “Familiar Drugs” which marked the first time the band has released new music in almost 10 years.

“Complicit” is now available to stream and purchase via DSPs HERE. Also available is a standard Black 7” vinyl with a limited pressing of a Translucent Red variant randomly inserted throughout stock quantities. Along with the 7” vinyl, AOF will have a new “Complicit” inspired t-shirt designed by graphic artist Jeremy Dean, best known for his “Wonders of Black Flag” designs. Both music and merch can be found HERE.

Says George Pettit about the new track, “‘Complicit’ is about recognizing the unfair advantages that we are afforded as white, heterosexual males. It’s about rejecting regressionist ideas of racism, misogyny and hetero supremacy. It’s about accepting that there is no freedom and no future in a world that is not inclusive.”

Alexisonfire are set to begin tour next week with shows kicking off in London on June 1 followed by stops in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Joining the band are featured support acts Chastity and Child’s Pose in London, Angel Du$t and Drug Church in New York City and Drug Church and The Dirty Nil in Los Angeles. In Toronto, Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil will perform the first night at Budweiser Stage, with Quicksand and Moneen filling in as support for the second night.

In the words of George Pettit, “These are all bands we know and respect, and think are rad. Make sure you come early!” See below for ticket links.

Alexisonfire premiered the official video for “Familiar Drugs” last month, teaming up with Michael Maxxis who directed their personal favourite AOF video for “The Northern” and City and Colour’s “Fragile Bird”, “Thirst”, and “Lover Come Back”. Watch + share “Familiar Drugs” HERE. The band recently put on a spirited performance and gave an in-depth, candid interview at House of Strombo which is now available. Watch the House of Strombo performance HERE and the full interview HERE.

ALEXISONFIRE 2019 SHOW DATES

June 1 - London, UK @ Alexandra Palace - TICKETS
w/Chastity and Child’s Pose

June 7 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 - TICKETS
w/Angel Du$t

June 8 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (SOLD-OUT)
w/Drug Church

June 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern - TICKETS
w/Drug Church

June 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern (SOLD-OUT)
w/The Dirty Nil

June 15 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage (SOLD-OUT)
w/Glassjaw and The Dirty Nil

June 16 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage - TICKETS
w/Quicksand and Moneen

July 12 - Ottawa, ON @ RBC Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats TICKETS

Tour Admat: http://bit.ly/2DePEXC

Alexisonfire has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1/£11 from every ticket sold will be donated to Indspire to build a brighter future for Indigenous students. See below for details on all show dates. To purchase tickets for the remaining upcoming shows, visit theonlybandever.com.

 Riskee And The Ridicule Announce New Studio Album And Release New Single.

Riskee And The RidiculeSunday 26th May 2019
Given the current state of the world, anybody would be forgiven for being in a perpetual state of loss. There’s a tangible feeling of confusion, dismay and fracture on any street that leads to a preference for isolation or staring at our own private screens over physical interactions. However, what this often breeds is communities ready to ignite people with an energy to fight the malaise bred by injustice. Enter: Riskee and The Ridicule. A tour-de-force band of politics, protest and punk that practices what they preach and are spearheading such a charge. Growing up in Kent, the group had always been a staple of the UK DIY scene, but their fervent attitude and unique “Grime-Punk” rallied troops of dedicated fans across the world. This die-hard community, the seamless relationship between “artist” and “crowd”, is ever-expanding and the reason Riskee and The Ridicule have toured ruthlessly nationwide, across Europe, the USA and are now readying their third studio album, Body Bag Your Scene. br>
Today sees the release of the first single from Body Bag Your Scene, in the explosive shape of ‘Kaboom!’
You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/nDGGdhYIkZc

“Our song is about the blatant scare tactics used by the right-wing media to give the illusion of danger,” explains frontman Scott Picking. “This illusion creates the fear of being attacked, which naturally creates hostility. ‘We attack each other to the sound of their applause because their assets are safe if we’re coming for yours’.

We chose the word ‘Kaboom’ because of its use in comic books ‘to indicate a large explosion’. Comic books can print what they like, and people know its fiction. Newspapers do the same and people take it as the truth.”

Musically, the band meld their genre-spanning influences with their intent to challenge preconceptions. On the surface they may appear easy to read, when in fact Scott Picking (Vocals), Jimbo Aglony (Guitars, Vocals), Jordan Mann (Guitars, Vocals) and Matt Verrell (Drums, Vocals) are a gang of progressive punks who form a powerhouse of change. Full of fierce energy, the Kent quartet have motives resting among The Clash with relentless streams of wit, literacy and observational accuracy akin to The Smiths and a background in the UK Grime scene.

Following their DIY releases Dawn Of The Dog and 2017’s Blame Culture, the band have now signed with Bomber Music to release their third studio album, Body Bag Your Scene on June 28th. It’s a record that acknowledges their position as a band and showcases both a personal and musical evolution, building upon the style of their previous two albums but with more detailed and textured approaches to songwriting. Structures are more complex and themes broach darker subjects such as drug addiction, consent and the tabloid media with denser, heavier music to match.

“There was no outside pressure for us to do the album, so we wrote and recorded whatever we wanted. It turns out that because of that freedom, Body Bag Your Scene is Riskee and The Ridicule at our peak and most brutal yet. There’s definitely a darker side of this album, but there’s just as much tongue-in-cheek wordplay too.”

Body Bag Your Scene was written and recorded at breakneck speed, a reflection of its reactionary nature to the daily uncertainty projected upon us. Taking aim at the powers that be (“Our Time”), sexual exploitation (“Sex”) and the barrage of contradictory news (“Black, White & Grey”) it’s a record that holds a mirror to the world with simultaneously acerbic and humourous analysis.

Establishing themselves as an unstoppable live band who are not to be missed, Riskee and The Ridicule are about to set fire to the touch paper and ignite a necessary attack on the current state of unease. Body Bag Your Scene is available on June 28thvia Bomber Music.

Pre-order the album here: https://bit.ly/2VVJRla

 Bastille's To Release Third Studio album 'Doom Days' In June.

BastillesFriday 26th May 2019
Bastille's highly-anticipated third album Doom Dayscharts the course of a big night out, in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse. On release day, the band will invite fans to escape the outside world and step into a fully-immersive experience at a unique and innovative album launch event, "Still Avoiding Tomorrow".

Taking place at London's 9294 Studio in Hackney and supported by YouTube Music, author and playwright Charlotte Bogard Macleod has fused 3D sound and storytelling inspired by the new album, to create a special immersive theatrical experience.Three intriguing stories intertwine and fans will select which character's story to follow – using headphones - while Doom Daysscenarios are acted out around them.

The crowd will then join the band for a journey through the Doom Days album as as they play the record live, in its entirety for the very first time, which will be streamed globally on YouTube here 

Tickets tickets available here
Presale: Wed 29thMay 10 am 
General Sale: Fri 31stMay 10am 

The band recently announced a series of club shows, entitled The Doom DaysClub Tour which sold out instantly. The shows will give fans the opportunity to hear the record played live in its entirety in far reaching corners of the UK away from the traditional touring route in December.

Doom Daysfinds Bastille at their most lyrically provocative, most accomplished, and most vital. It taps into globally anxieties whilst also working on a much more intimate level, celebrating real human connections and urges us to keep searching for moments of elation. It's an album that starts in the middle of an Uber ride through the city streets and ends waking on the kitchen floor with the healing sounds of euphoric new single Joy.

Over the course of nearly a decade together, Bastille's unique sound - that cinematic, melancholic pop that masks the bleak realities reflected in their lyrics - has connected with audiences across the globe like no other British band in recent memory. Having sold over 8 million albums and with accumulated global streams reaching over 6.5 billion, the band continue to be one of Spotify's top 40 most listened to artists in the world. Their previous albums both debuted at No.1 in the U.K. and charted top 10 in the U.S

THE DOOM DAYS CLUB NIGHTS IN DECEMBER

Friday 29 Nov 2019 – Coventry – Warwick Arts Centre SOLD OUT
Sat 30 Nov 2019 – Carlisle – The Sands Centre SOLD OUT
Sun 01 Dec 2019 – Aberdeen – Music Hall SOLD OUT
Tue 03 Dec 2019 – Bradford – St. George's Hall SOLD OUT
Wed 04 Dec 2019 – Grimsby – Auditorium SOLD OUT
Thu 05 Dec 2019 – Llandudno – Venue Cymru Theatre SOLD OUT
Sat 07 Dec 2019 – Torquay – The Foundry SOLD OUT
Sun 08 Dec 2019 – Portsmouth – Pyramids Centre SOLD OUT
Mon 09 Dec 2019 – Margate – Winter Gardens SOLD OUT

 Waterparks Back With New Single.

WaterparksFriday 24th May 2019

Waterparks have today announced their signing to Hopeless Records and shared new single, 'Turbulent', a stream/download for the track is available here, and a visual here.

With the release of 'Turbulent' and their signing to Hopeless, the band is ushering in their new "green" era, the first live shows of which come this weekend in the UK on the Monster Stage (Main Stage) at the Slam Dunk Festivals.

Upcoming tour dates:
May 25 - Leeds, Temple Newsam Park - Slam Dunk Festival
May 26 - Hatfield, Hatfield Park - Slam Dunk Festival

 The Amazons Announce November UK Tour.

The AmazonsTuesday 21st May 2019
The Amazons announce their November UK headline tour, their biggest run of shows to date. The tour will see them play to 25,000 people across the country, including London's Brixton Academy. 
The band also today release upcoming single '25', taken from new album 'Future Dust' which will be released on 24th May on Fiction Records. Listen to '25' here.

'25' boasts drums inspired by Iggy Pop's Lust For Life with nods to Queens Of The Stone Age and is a lyrical self-analysis of lead singer Matthew Thomson's view of being 25.

He says of the track, "I wrote 25 two months before I turned 25, to try to work out where I am in life. The song mimics the confusion that I constantly feel, that everyone my age feels. Are we all narcissists or are we really switched on?"
 
Fuck fooling about. Containing Radio 1 playlisted 'Doubt It' and 'Mother', from as soon as it bursts out of the blocks, 'Future Dust' barely pauses for breath. The Amazons' sublime second album is as explosive as expected from the Reading rockers and is packed with surprises no one saw coming.

 'Future Dust' is an album that retools rock's dark past for the present day while having an absolute blast. Loose blues grooves, religious references and falsetto backing vocals abound on songs that explore issues including social media witch hunts, eating disorders and depression, but never lose sight of a singalong.

"We were searching for a heavier sound and we found it by delving back through the blues," says singer Matthew Thomson. "From Led Zeppelin, we discovered Howlin' Wolf and immersed ourselves in his back catalogue. I read Hellfire, the Jerry Lee Lewis biography, and fell in love with the Biblical language that was used to describe his 'devil music'.

"As much as the songs, it was the stories and characters that we loved. Playing boogie-woogie piano in murky clubs sounds pretty tame now, but back then, it was raw and dangerous. We wanted to capture that with a dirtier, grittier, sexier sound."

The Amazons were the most hotly tipped band of 2017 and followed through with their debut album reaching #8 in the official chart. From BBC Radio 1 and 6 music A lists, to rounding off the campaign with a sold out tour including London's Kentish Town Forum, The Amazons are now a rock band poised for greatness in 2019.

The band will be playing a homecoming Reading gig at Reading University on 27th May as well as a host of festivals over the summer, before heading out on their biggest UK tour to date.

Tour dates:
25/05/19                 Radio 1's Big Weekend                           Middlesbrough, UK
26/05/19                 Neighbourhood Weekender                 Warrington, UK
27/05/19                 Reading University                                    Reading, UK
06/06/19                 MTV Plymouth                                           Plymouth, UK
30/06/19                 Community Festival                                  London, UK
14/07/19                 TRNSMT Festival                    Glasgow, UK
23/08/19                 Leeds Festival                                             Leeds, UK
25/08/19                 Reading Festival                      Reading, UK
08/11/19             O2 Academy 1                             Birmingham, UK
09/11/19             O2 Academy 1                             Leeds, UK
11/11/19             Rock City                                         Nottingham, UK
12/11/19              O2 Academy 1                            Newcastle, UK
13/11/19             The Barrowland Ballroom         Glasgow, UK
15/11/19              Manchester Academy              Manchester, UK
16/11/19             Great Hall                                       Cardiff, UK
17/11/19             O2 Academy 1                             Bristol, UK
19/11/19             O2 Academy                                 Bournemouth, UK
20/11/19              UEA                              Norwich, UK
22/11/19              O2 Academy Brixton                London, UK

 Mallory Knox Announce HEadline UK Tour.

Mallory KnoxTuesday 21st May 2019
Mallory Knox have announced a headline tour in September and October, which will follow the release of their just-announced self-titled album. 'Mallory Knox' will be out 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door and the band released a new single from it - 'White Lies' - last week.

"This tour will take us back to a lot of places we haven't visited in years & in some cases to places we've never played before," says vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas. "It's gonna be great to get back out there & finally show everyone what we've been working on for so long."

Those who pre-order the album in the next two days will receive a code to access a special pre-sale link from Wednesday. General on sale from this Friday.

"We've been waiting a long time to release new music that really represents what we are about now," says Sam of the band's new material. "The album was recorded over four different sessions & 'White Lies' was the last song we wrote for the record. I feel like it's the song I've always wanted to write & collectively we're all very proud of it."

They say that you only get one self-titled album in your career, so you better make it count. Yet there was something about this collection of songs that the band, completed by guitarists Joe Savins and James Gillett and drummer Dave Rawling, just felt was absolutely perfect for such a moniker. To listen to these 12 slices of riff-wrangling majesty is to hear Mallory Knox in their truest and most cohesive form.

Mallory Knox will also play a special album release show in their hometown of Cambridge on 16 August, as well as Hang Tight Festival in Blackpool on 02 June and Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July.   
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW:
August
16/08 Junction, Cambridge UK  - album release show
UK HEADLINE TOUR:
September
15/09 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16/09 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
17/09 The Fleece, Bristol
19/09 The Horn, St Albans
20/09 Met Lounge, Peterborough
21/09 BlackMarket VIP, Hastings
23/09 Phase 1, Liverpool
24/09 Gorilla, Manchester
25/09 Foundary, Sheffield
27/09 Underworld Camden, London
29/09 The Boileroom, Guildford
30/09 Mama Roux's, Birmingham
October
01/10 Waterfront Studio, Norwich
02/10 Polar Bear, Hull
04/10 MK11, Milton Keynes
06/10 Key Club, Leeds
07/10 Think Tank?, Newcastle
09/10 Cavern, Exeter
10/10 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
11/10 The Shed, Leicester
12/10 Booking Hall, Dover
13/10 Esquires, Bedford

 All get Out To Release 'The Northport Sessions EP'.

All Get OutTuesday 21st May 2019
The fire is aroused – Combichrist are back, with their full arsenal on show. Precise. Lurking. Merciless. The bands ninth studio album "One Fire" will be released on 7th of June, and it shows a band at the top of their game.

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

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

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

Track list
1. Intro
2. Hate Like Me
3. Broken United
4. Guns At Last Dawn
5. Lobotomy
6. One Fire
7. Bottle Of Pain
8. 2045
9. Interlude
10. Understand
11. California Uber Alles
12. Last Days Under The Sun
13. The Other
Latest Single 'Understand' Video Out Now 
Watch it HERE

 King Hobo Release New Single.

King HoboTuesday 21st May 2019
Power trio KING HOBO - comprised of Thomas Juneor Andersson (Kamchatka) on vocals, guitars, and percussion, Per Wiberg (Kamchatka / Spiritual Beggars / Candlemass / ex-Opeth) on vocals, bass, and keys, and Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch) on drums - have today shared a third new track, titled "Dragon's Tail". The song is taken from their upcoming album 'Mauga', which is set for release on May 31.

KING HOBO have previously unveiled new songs “Hobo Ride“ and “Listen Here“. All available links (including iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify) can be found here: https://KingHobo.lnk.to/Mauga.

The album was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. The album cover is designed by Per Wiberg himself. Per explains, ”I wanted to pay homage to all the great labels that inspired the music we play, like Chess, Atlantic, Vee-Jay, Prestige, & Blue Note for example. All these labels had a classy design in their heyday which was immediately recognisable. That’s why our image is in tri-tone, and the names of the band members together with the label and stereo logo are mentioned on the front cover. The sci-fi imagery is our little twist.”

'Mauga' Track Listing:
 1. Hobo Ride
2. Dragon’s Tail
3. King Blues
4. Good Stuff
5. Mauga
6. How Come We’re Blind
7. Listen Here
8. Move To The City
9. Twilight Harvest Pt. I & II
10. New Or-sa-leans* (*bonus track on the digital release only)

Record label Weathermaker Music will release a limited 12" gatefold LP which has been autographed by the three musicians on the inner sleeve, and a digital 10-track version that includes the song "New Or-sa-leans" as a bonus. 

Jean-Paul Gaster on how KING HOBO began:
Per and I met in 2003 when Spiritual Beggars and Clutch were touring Europe together. Within the first hour of meeting him, he and I had an in depth conversation about the blues and funk and how the Bad Brains were one of the most important bands of all time. Even though we grew up in countries thousands of miles apart we had an immediate kinship through our love of the music. 

In the summer 2005, Clutch and Opeth were on the Sounds of the Underground tour. Per was playing with Opeth at the time. After the show he and I would often hang out enjoying a cold beer and listening to everything from Captain Beyond to Black Uhuru and Miles Davis. On a hot and humid evening somewhere in the mid-west one of these listening sessions led to us setting up gear in the bus parking lot and holding an open jam in what we called the funk tent. These jams are where the King Hobo seeds were planted. 

It was at one of the Sounds of the Underground tour dates that Per played me a new release by a Swedish band called Kamchatka. I was blown away by the man playing guitar! He had a soulful voice and played like Stevie Ray Vaughn. This was my introduction to the powerhouse singer and guitarist Thomas Anderson.

Thomas Juneor Andersson on the sound of KING HOBO:

In a metaphorical way this is the sound of two continents meeting; Europe, particularly Sweden, and the United States and here particularly the East coast. When we play, all hell breaks loose. Our music can, at times, be intense and loud, and then again almost like a whisper. Per and JP are my role models, as people and musicians and it's a huge honour to play with them. We play what we feel and that's the sound of this album. We are three musicians from different parts of the world, friends actually, who are having a musical conversation, as grownups do.

Per Wiberg on the recording of 'Mauga':
We recorded this album the same way as the first, live in the rehearsal room. It’s quite a liberating process compared to how a lot of albums are recorded these days. We set up our gear in a circle and go full on, no headphones or screens to seal off the amps or drums. We jam all through the day to see what we come up with, arrange it on the spot and record.  I really like the fact that it doesn’t feel like a regular recording situation with monitors, click tracks, and what not. It feels a lot more exclusive and kinda like a proper gig actually, plus we don’t have to worry what it’s gonna sound like live either, cause this is live in the raw!

The hang out part and easy going vibe adds a lot to how we play together as well and none of this would happen if we didn’t have a guy we trusted in the studio. Toby Strandvik did a tremendous job this time with the technical side of things as this way of recording might not be an engineers’ wet dream so to speak.

The journey has just as much worth as the destination to us and I think we found the 'Hobo way of capturing the moment."

 Bruce springsteen To Release First Studio Album In Five Years.

Bruce SpringsteenTuesday 21st May 2019
Columbia Records will release 'Western Stars', Springsteen’s 19th studio album, on 14th June. The 13 tracks of Western Stars were recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York, and encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope. Ron Aniello produced Western Stars with Springsteen, and the album's musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players.

“This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements,” says Springsteen. “It's a jewel box of a record.”

'Hello Sunshine' from the new record was released in April.

Bruce Springsteen’s first new studio album in five years takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. 'Western Stars' is available for pre-order now here.

‘Western Stars’ track listing

1. Hitch Hikin’
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel

All songs written by Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’ (Columbia Records). He has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Centre Honour and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre from October 2017 to December 2018 also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special.

 Black Star Riders Announce New Studio Album 'Another State Of Grace'.

Black Star RidersTuesday 21st May 2019
Nuclear Blast are delighted to announce the release of Black Star Riders new studio album "Another State Of Grace" on the 6thSeptember 2019. The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future.

"Another State Of Grace" sees the band deliver another stunning collection of songs. The bands new members Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar)further developing the band's burgeoning reputation as one of the most essential contemporary rock acts. Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2017, "Another State Of Grace" was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

Longtime supporter Joe Elliott, vocalist of Def Leppard says "I've been an ardent supporter ever since they started their journey having moved away from being Thin Lizzy and becoming a legitimate band in their own right. For me, this is by far their best effort to date"

Vocalist Ricky Warwick says, "This has probably been the most enjoyable experience in the studio I have had making a record. The vibe and commitment the boys brought into this was stellar. Our most anthemic and soulful album to date. I'm very proud and excited for people to hear Another State Of Grace !"

The album is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Full album tracklisting for all formats below:

CD:
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
6.Why Do You Love Your Guns?
7. Standing In The Line Of Fire 
8. What Will It Take?
9. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
10. Poisoned Heart

Vinyl and Vinyl Pic Disc
Side A:
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
Side B:
1 Why Do You Love Your Guns?
2. Standing In The Line Of Fire
3. What Will It Take?
4. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
5. Poisoned Heart

Limited Edition Box Set
Limited Digipack CD
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
6.Why Do You Love Your Guns?
7. Standing In The Line Of Fire 
8. What Will It Take?
9. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
10. Poisoned Heart
11.Candidate For Heartbreak (bonus track)
Limited Gold Coloured Vinyl
Side A:
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
Side B:
1 Why Do You Love Your Guns?
2. Standing In The Line Of Fire
3. What Will It Take?
4. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
5. Poisoned Heart
+ Hip Flask, Poster, Photocard

Limited Edition Light Green Vinyl (mail order only)
Side A:
1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain't The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
Side B:
1 Why Do You Love Your Guns?
2. Standing In The Line Of Fire
3. What Will It Take?
4. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
5. Poisoned Heart

Album pre-order is available HERE

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

Previous albums 'All Hell Breaks Loose', 'The Killer Instinct' and 'Heavy Fire' have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a powerful force in contemporary Rock n' Roll. 'Another State of Grace' will be once again released by Nuclear Blast.  

After a lengthy period off the road, Black Star Ridersare back with a 15 date UK & Ireland Tour with special guests Stone Brokenand Wayward Sons. Dates for Black Star Riders 2019 UK & Ireland Tour are:

Thursday 10thOctober                                   O2 Academy, Bristol
Friday 11thOctober                                         Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Saturday 12thOctober                                    O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sunday 13thOctober                                       William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Wednesday 16thOctober                              Academy, Dublin *
Thursday 17thOctober                                   Limelight, Belfast *
Friday 18thOctober                                         Braehead Arena, Glasgow 
Saturday 19thOctober                                    O2 Academy, Newcastle
Sunday 20thOctober                                       Rock City, Nottingham
Tuesday 22ndOctober                                    De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Wednesday 23rdOctober                              O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Thursday 24thOctober                                   University Great Hall, Cardiff
Friday 25thOctober                                         Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Saturday 26thOctober                                    O2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 27thOctober                                       O2 Ritz, Manchester
 
* BSR and Stone Broken Only    § BSR Only as Guests to Saxon

 Volbeat Release New Single And Announce New Album And UK Tour.

VolbeatTuesday 21st May 2019
Multi-platinum, Danish rock band VOLBEAT confirm their return with their seventh album 'Rewind, Replay, Rebound', set for release via Vertigo Records on August 2nd.

VOLBEAT - Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) - have built upon their distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove - not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” 

'Rewind, Replay, Rebound'is available for pre-order on all formats here, including a 2CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue coloured vinyl limited to 1000 copies each.

Today, VOLBEAT also shares the music video for new song "Leviathan". Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siIaaBIVbZE and get the song at: https://umg.lnk.to/Leviathan.

At this point in their already storied career, VOLBEAT has opened for Metallica, Motorhead, and Slipknot, garnered the 2014 Best Metal Performance Grammy nomination for “Room 24” and won multiple Danish Music Awards. For this album, they mine their own personal histories and that of their genre: “Last Day Under The Sun” lyrics are inspired by a book about Johnny Cash. Poulsen admits, “When I read his book, he went through tough times with alcohol and drugs... He walked into a cave to lay down to die. But he wakes up and feels like he has been given a second chance…” The song “When We Were Kids” finds VOLBEAT ruminating on immortality and innocence we naively experience in our youth, while “Rewind The Exit” and “Die To Live” both explore how the pursuit of perfection can be a hollow goal.

'Rewind, Replay, Rebound' was produced by long-time collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound, the band also drew upon a myriad of guests. In addition to again working with backing vocalist Mia Maja on several tracks, they also reunited with the Harlem Gospel Choir. “Cheapside Sloggers” features a ripping guitar solo by Exodus and Slayer guitarist, Gary Holt. Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon is featured on “Die To Live,” the result of touring together and a love for the singer’s gruff and powerful style. Fallon comments, "A few months back, totally out of the blue, I got an email from Michael asking if I’d be interested in singing on a new Volbeat track. I was really surprised and even more so flattered. I gave it a listen and was sold. “Die To Live” is right up my alley because it’s a straight no chaser rock and roller."  Raynier Jacob Jacildo (piano) and Doug Corocran (saxophone) of JD McPherson’s band also lend their talents to the song. Ultimately, VOLBEAT have not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry - and musically honest on the new album.

Today, the band also announces the first leg of the “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” world tour, with support from Baroness & Danko Jones. This tour will see the band performing in cities including London, Madrid, Berlin, Hamburg, and Stockholm (full dates below) and tickets for all dates will go on sale here on Friday, May 24th at 9AM BST. Anyone who pre-orders the album from the official Volbeat store will receive a pre-sale code allowing them first access to the 2019 European headline tour (Euro/UK store only) starting at 10AM local time on Tuesday, May 21st. Members of the Rebels and Angels fan club will also have access to ticket pre-sales at 1PM local time.

The band have previously announced that they will join Slipknot on their extensive Knotfest Roadshow North American Tour as special guests, alongside Gojira and Behemoth. That 29-date tour will kick off July 26th (full dates below). Tickets for these dates are on sale now here.

VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring and six beloved albums. Their last studio album Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie debuted at #1 in seven countries including Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland. In Canada and Norway, the album entered the charts at #2, in the USA at #4 and in the UK at #16. Most recently the band released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.

 Mallory Knox Announce New Album.

Marllory KnoxTuesday 21st May 2019
Mallory Knox have announced that their next album will be self titled and is set for release 16 August via A Wolf At Your Door Records. The band will play a special album release show in Cambridge at The Junction that very day. They've released a new single 'White Lies' alongside this announcement.

"We've been waiting a long time to release new music that really represents what we are about now," says Mallory Knox vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas, continuing "The album was recorded over four different sessions & 'White Lies' was the last song we wrote for the record. I feel like it's the song I've always wanted to write & collectively we're all very proud of it."

'Mallory Knox' is the sound of a band breaking away from whatever is expected of them and creating art that best represents them. It's the album that has been building up inside of Mallory Knox for years and is ready to shatter as many perceptions as it possibly can. "This is the first time that we have wanted a Mallory album to make sense across the board" Sam explains. "It's a carefree, no strings attached record where we have done everything completely our way. If we were to stop right now, this is the album that I would show people that best represents us."

They say that you only get one self-titled album in your career, so you better make it count. Yet there was something about this collection of songs that the band, completed by guitarists Joe Savins and James Gillett and drummer Dave Rawling, just felt was absolutely perfect for such a moniker. To listen to these 12 slices of riff-wrangling majesty is to hear Mallory Knox in their truest and most cohesive form.

'MALLORY KNOX' Tracklisting:
1. Psycho Killer
2. White Lies
3. The World I Know
4. Livewire
5. Wherever
6. Freaks
7. Fine Lines
8. Black Holes
9. 4
10. Radio
11. Heartbreak Lover
12. Guts

 Good Riddance Announce New Studio Album.

Good RiddanceTuesday 21st May 2019
our summer just got better: acclaimed Santa Cruz punkers, Good Riddance, will release a new album entitled Thoughts and Prayers on July 19th!  For more than 25 years, Good Riddance has delivered melodic hardcore anthems that take on injustice in all forms...from social, to political, to personal. Today, we unleash the first single, “Don’t Have Time,” via YouTubeSpotify, or any of your preferred digital providers. Produced and mixed by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore—who’ve helmed every Good Riddance album since 1999’s Operation Phoenix.

Digital pre-orders are available today and come with the added bonus of ONE “instant grat” track. Head to Bandcamp, iTunes, and most other digital stores to get it. Additionally, from each sale of Thoughts and Prayers, fifty cents will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Never Again MSD

Then, be sure to catch Good Riddance playing live on tour. For all the dates and info, head here!

or more than 25 years, Good Riddance has written tuneful punk anthems that take on injustice in all forms, from social to political to personal. That spirit drove classic albums like For God and Country, A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion, and Ballads from the Revolution, and it carries through to the new Thoughts and Prayers (Fat Wreck Chords, July 19), Good Riddance’s second album since reforming in 2012.

As a voice of resistance through four presidential administrations, Good Riddance seems well-suited for these fraught times—but don’t expect a bunch of obvious anti-45 screeds.

“I don’t particularly want to write about a person, but I’m keen to write about the undercurrent and political and social climate that could bring about the ascension of somebody like that—because I feel like, unfortunately, that’s going to be more timeless,” says vocalist Russ Rankin.

But the anxiety and anger of the day is palpable on Thoughts and Prayers, a title taken from the inane platitudes spouted by politicians after mass shootings. “Our Great Divide” reflects the unprecedented polarization of American society over a classic three-chord progression and breakneck beat. “No King But Caesar” warily eyes the destructiveness of complacency, and the dire warning of “Pox Americana” would be too much to bear without its vocal harmonies and soaring guitar. But Thoughts and Prayers isn’t without light. Opener “Edmund Pettus Bridge” imagines “one billion hearts entwined in revolution,” and “Wish You Well” boasts one of the catchiest choruses of Good Riddance’s long discography.

Produced and mixed once again by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore—who’ve helmed every Good Riddance album since 1999’s Operation PhoenixThoughts and Prayers boasts the band’s signature sound of highly melodic, fast-paced punk, but with a new wrinkle: a song sung mostly in Spanish, “Lo Que Sucede.”

“I always wanted to push myself to write a song in Spanish,” Rankin says. “I can speak Spanish pretty well, and I’ve always thought that punk and hardcore songs sung in Spanish sound especially pissed off.”

“Especially pissed off” applies to Thoughts and Prayers in general, considering the issues Good Riddance has sung about for nearly three decades have not only remained, but worsened. “I had this naive thought when our band first started that we’re going to change the world, and we’re going to open people’s eyes to the injustices of the world,” Rankin says. Good Riddance may not have changed the world, they’ve opened plenty of eyes. Fans constantly tell the band how their music introduced them to vegetarianism, social awareness, and political action.

“Just because you can’t see tangible change right in front of your face doesn’t mean that it’s not happening,” Rankin says. “You don’t know the positive effect you can change in the world by just sort of pushing against reality every day, pushing against the arbitrary boundaries that are set up for us by the status quo. That’s what keeps us going.”

Thoughts and Prayers will be available July 19, and $.50 from each sale will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Never Again MSD. It follows 2015’s Peace in Our Time, which Punknews hailed as “an awesome return,” Scene Point Blank called “as good of a comeback as we could have expected,” and Dying Scene simply said “fucking rules.”

Thoughts and Prayers tracks:
1. Edmund Pettus Bridge
2. Rapture
3. Don’t Have Time
4. Our Great Divide
5. Wish You Well
6. Precariat
7. No King But Caesar
8. Who We Are
9. No Safe Place
10. Pox Americana
11. Lo Que Sucede
12. Requisite Catastrophes

 Mayday PArade Announce Summer Shows.

Mayday ParadeTuesday 21st May 2019
Mayday Parade have announced UK and Europe headline shows around their Reading and Leeds Festival performance this August. 

You can see Mayday Parade at the following dates:
18th August - Highfield Festival - Grobposna Germany
20th August - Circolo Magnolia - Milan, Italy
21st August - KUFA - Lyss, Switzerland
23rd August - Leeds Festival - Leeds, England
24th August - Liquid Room - Edinburgh, Scotland
25th August - Reading Festival - Reading, England

Speaking on the announce shows bassist Jeremy Lenzo said 'We realised we missed a few places last time we were in Europe & the UK so we thought it was only fair we make up for it. We're looking forward to coming back to Italy, Switzerland & Scotland for some headlining shows in between Highfield Festival and Reading & Leeds.'
The band recently released a new music video for 'Never Sure.'
Watch 'Never Sure' here
The rollicking track & video highlight the live energy that has cemented the Tallahassee, FL five-piece - Derek Sanders (vocals), Jeremy Lenzo (bass), Alex Garcia (guitar), Brooks Betts (guitar), Jake Bundrick (drums) - as road-favorites over their career. "Never Sure" comes from their most recent album Sunnyland, which was released in June of 2018 via Rise Records and debuted at #7 and #9 on Billboard's Alternative and Independent Albums Charts, respectively.
 

 Bloodstock Festival Adds Loads More Bands To 2019 Festival.

Bloodstock FestivalTuesday 14th May 2019
BLOODSTOCK have locked down the last handful of Ronnie James Dio main stage and Sophie Lancaster stage bands, as the Metal 2 The Masses finals roll through the UK to find the best of the grass roots to flesh out the New Blood stage. BLOODSTOCK can also reveal that a limited number of day tickets for 2019's event will go on sale at the end of May. Don't miss out - sign up for a reminder here.

BLOODSTOCK's final main stage band are classic UK thrash squad, XENTRIX, who are set to play on Friday.  Having recently signed to Listenable Records, the band are set to release a new studio album, 'Bury The Pain' on 7th June.  Check out the brand new track, 'Bleeding Out' here; https://youtu.be/vFgiw7XOiGo.  The album has been produced by Andy Sneap and you can pre-order it over at www.shop-listenable.net/en/268_xentrix.

Joining the Sophie stage bill on Friday are British death metallers, KARYBDIS.  The band released their third studio album, 'In The Shadow Of Paradise' last year, which you can pick up over on their Bandcamp page; https://karybdis.bandcamp.com/.  Watch the video for the title track and get yourself up to speed - https://youtu.be/g09x4f8cVUc.

A former winner of BLOODSTOCK's Metal 2 The Masses competition back in 2012, melodic metal crew CONTROL THE STORM have gone from strength to strength, and we're delighted to now welcome them to Friday's Sophie stage. With plans afoot to release their second album, 'Forevermore' this summer, hopefully they'll treat everyone to some new songs live! See what you think of new single 'Follow Me' at https://youtu.be/7SzIq8yc0T4 and if you dig it, help them along by contributing to their Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/controlthestorm/control-the-storm-forevermore-help-fund-the-album.

The pioneers of Norwegian Viking Metal, HELHEIM land a Saturday set on the Sophie stage. Hailing from Bergen, you can find their latest blackened sounds on new album, 'Rignir', released late last month by Dark Essence, who have kindly added no less than three songs from it to their YouTube channel, including the title track at https://youtu.be/ECRCW94pW_o.

There's more from our Norwegian brethren, with GUARDIANS OF TIME also bagging a Saturday slot on the Sophie stage to showcase their brand of heavy/power metal. Don't know them yet? Their fifth album, 'Tearing Up The World' came out in Oct 2018 and features guest appearances from none other than Abbath and Tim 'Ripper' Owens. Investigate that title track with Abbath here - https://youtu.be/69ItcYo8txU.

Bulgarian metalheads, ODD CREW also land a Saturday slot.  The band take their influences from classic metal like Black Sabbath through artists like Pantera through to modern day acts like Killswitch Engage.  Check 'em out storming through 'Death Trap' here; https://youtu.be/MSpAig3cxaI.  The band released their fifth studio album, 'The Lost Pages' last year, which you can check out on Spotify or via all major DSPs.

Making your travel plans yet?  The good folks at BIG GREEN COACH have added an extra 13 pick-up points for their BOA coaches this year!  Travel direct from your town and get dropped off inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, bringing your camping gear and supplies with you!  Say hello to a total of 34 locations, with prices for a return ticket starting at just £32.  The full list now runs as follows; ABERDEEN, BIRKENHEAD, BIRMINGHAM, BRADFORD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRISTOL, CAMBRIDGE, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, DUNDEE, EDINBURGH, EXETER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON (Victoria Coach Station), MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, NEWPORT, NORWICH, OXFORD, PERTH, PLYMOUTH, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, TAUNTON and WORCESTER.   Head over to www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel to book your seat or your coach + ticket bundle!   BIG GREEN COACH's services were hugely popular last year and many routes sold out in advance of the event, so please book now to guarantee your spot!  If you're coming by train instead and need a shuttle ride from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site, BIG GREEN COACH do those too, so click to their site to secure your place for just £10 (it's more expensive on the day) and get ahead of the rush!

VIP tickets are down to very limited numbers so grab yours if you want one, including limited Podpads, Bellepads, and Octopads, plus limited remaining VIP upgrades (for those who've already purchased a standard ticket).  Luxpads are already SOLD OUT! For full details click here.  Standard weekend tickets are also in the ticket store, priced £145 (+ fees), snap yours up here. There are also child weekend tickets available, and don't forget that children under 4 go free!

Friday night's headliner SABATON, Saturday's top dogs PARKWAY DRIVE and Sunday's bill toppers SCORPIONS, join ANTHRAX, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CODE ORANGE, POWERWOLF, SOILWORK, CRADLE OF FILTH, THY ART IS MURDER, TESSERACT, METAL CHURCH, SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, DEE SNIDER, QUEENSRYCHE, ELUVEITIE, SWALLOW THE SUN, EVIL SCARECROW, ROSS THE BOSS, GRAND MAGUS, ROTTING CHRIST, ABORTED, SKELETAL REMAINS, ALL HAIL THE YETI, INCITE, HYPOCRISY and many more on the Catton Park stages this August.  With more bands to come, stay tuned for even more artists to be announced soon!

 New Model Army Announce UK Tour.

New Model ArmyTuesday 14th May 2019
In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has seen New Model Army develop a fervent worldwide fanbase and reach multiple milestones of both creative and commercial success.

Members have changed over the years and musical styles have evolved but at the heart of the band Justin has remained, along with a distinct and sincere belief in the power of music to inspire and effect change on a personal and political scale, both locally and globally. With the band's hugely acclaimed albums Between Dog And Wolf (2013) and Winter (2016) bringing renewed critical appreciation, chart success and an ever-growing audience of new fans to join the legion of faithful devotees, New Model Army return in 2019 with one of the finest records of their career.

From Here was recorded earlier this year on the tiny Norwegian island of Giske at the beautiful Ocean Sound Recordings studio and reflects the spectacular isolation of that environment yet has profound messages for the world we all live in and the times we are experiencing.
 
"We all have different lives and different tastes in almost everything, including music", say the band. "One thing we have in common is the love of bleak, open, cold, rugged landscapes – water, snow, rock. So this was the perfect place for us to work on something collectively – at all times while we were working, we could look up and see the sky, the sea and melting snow on the mountains, all in a constant state of change. So this album has a feel that is different to our other albums, but it still contains all the elements that characterise our peculiarly unidentifiable music – perhaps even more than ever. And 'From Here' was an obvious title. The record belongs to a very special place and a particular time – what is happening in the world, where we are as a band and where we are as people."

The album will be released on August 23rd via EarMusic, ahead of a 38-date UK & European tour later this year which takes in 10 countries.

From Here will be available as a CD Hardcover Mediabook, Double 180g-Vinyl Gatefold and Digital. A Strictly Limited 2LP Splattered Vinyl-Edition, a Limited 7" Vinyl Single and various bundles will be available via an exclusive direct to consumer web shop: newmodelarmy.tmstor.es

TRACKLIST

  1. Passing Through
  2. Never Arriving
  3. The Weather
  4. End Of Days
  5. Conversation
  6. great disguise
  7. Where I Am
  8. Hard way
  9. Watch And Learn
  10. Maps
  11. Setting Sun
  12. From Here

NEW MODEL ARMY – FROM HERE TOUR 2019 (UK dates)
 
08        Oct      SOUTHAMPTON 1865 // UK                                                                 
13        Nov      BRISTOL SWX // UK
14        Nov      LONDON Electric Ballroom // UK
15        Nov      CAMBRIDGE Junction // UK
16        Nov      LEEDS Stylus // UK
17        Nov      CARDIFF Tramshed // UK 
19        Nov      CHESTER Live Rooms // UK
20        Nov      NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop // UK
21        Nov      EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms // UK
22        Nov      MANCHESTER o2 Ritz // UK
23        Nov      BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute // UK                                                                         
12        Dec      BRIGHTON Concorde 2 // UK                           
21        Dec      NOTTINGHAM Rock City // UK

 Volbeat Release Surprise New Song.

VolbeatTuesday 14th May 2019
Out of the blue today, Danish rock group VOLBEAT have shared a new song, titled 'Parasite', on their social media.

Watch the lyric video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeDl5yEd1rc and get the song via your preferred digital platform at: https://umg.lnk.to/Volbeat_Parasite.

Lyrics:
Hey it’s back again now get it off my skin
It’s back again now get it off my skin
Make it go away

Go, go, go all the way up to the fucking moon
Yeah all the way up to the fucking moon
Make it go away

Cause you’re just one little parasite who don’t know your time is up
It’s hammer time today

Last year, VOLBEAT became the first Danish band to sell out their hometown venue, Denmark’s Telia Parken, setting the record for the biggest show by a domestic artist in Denmark ever with over 48,250 people in attendance. The band released a special live album and concert film from that legendary night, titled Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken, complete with a number of guest appearances, including the likes of Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Mille Petrozza (Kreator), Danko Jones, and Mark 'Barney' Greenway (Napalm Death). Buy Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken at: https://umg.lnk.to/letsboogielive.

Currently wrapping up Canadian dates with Godsmack, from July - September VOLBEAT traverse North America as part of the Knotfest Roadshow, joining Slipknot, Gojira, and Behemoth. For all tour dates, please see: https://www.volbeat.dk/en/dates/ or https://www.knotfestroadshow.com/.

 Beartooth Release B-side Album.

BeartoothTuesday 14th May 2019
Columbus, Ohio hard rock band Beartooth have revealed two unreleased tracks on a B-sides digital release on May 10TH. The B-sides were previously only available as an exclusive limited-edition Record Store Day vinyl.

The B-sides release consists of the frenetic 'Takeover' and 'Messed Up', both carrying a distinctive sound reminiscent of the critically-acclaimed Disease LP released in 2018.  The album was a stark look inward and lyrically, chronicled band frontman Caleb Shomo's battle with his personal demons. Disease served as a painstaking, riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression - it was an album about survival.

Beartooth is currently on a headline North American tour - Disease Tour, Part II, featuring Of Mice and Men, Hands Like Houses, and Dead American. Beartooth is also appearing at major festivals around the globe this summer..

Beartooth tour dates and Summer festival dates are below.

BEARTOOTH ON TOUR:

5/12 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
5/13 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
5/14 — Providence, RI — The Strand
5/15 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
5/17 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple**
5/18 — Chicago, IL — Open Air**
5/25  - Pryor, Ok - Rocklahoma **

6/7 - Nurburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring **
6/9 - Nurnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park **
6/10 - Ravensburg, Germany - OberschwabenKLUB Ravensburg **
6/12 - Trezzo Sull'adda, Italy - Infest 2019 **
6/13 - Interlaken, Switzerland - Greenfield Festival **
6/14 - Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock **

6/16 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival **
6/18 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
6/20 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting **
6/23 - Clisson, France - Hellfest **
6/25 - Bilbo, Spain - Stage Live
6/26 - Toulouse, France - Connexion Live
6/28 - Ysselsteyn, Netherlands - Jera On Air **
6/29 - Munster, Germany - Vainstream Rock Fest **
6/30 - Gräfenhainichen, Germany - With Full Force**

7/11 - Adelaide, Australia - The Gov
7/12 - Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel
7/13 - Sydney, Australia - The Metro Theatre
7/14 - Brisbane, Australia - The Triffid
7/27 — Montreal, QC — Heavy Montreal**
7/28 — Bangor, ME —  Impact Music Festival **
8/11 — Horseheads, NY — iMatter Festival **
9/27 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life**
10/11 — Sacramento, CA — Aftershock Festival**

 Duff Mckagan Announces UK Tour Dates.

Duff McKagenTuesday 14th May 2019
People are going to herald this as one of the best albums of the year." That's what SiriusXM radio host Larry Flick said about TENDERNESS, the upcoming solo album from Guns N' Roses Duff McKagan. "This is Americana-Duff McKagan," says Flick. "It's not what you expect."

Produced by (and featuring) recent Grammy winner Shooter Jennings, TENDERNESS (UME) is released on the 31st May 2019. McKagan is giving fans another sneak peek at the much-anticipated record with the release of its closing track, "Don't Look Behind You" – click HERE to listen.

"'Don't Look Behind You' was truly inspired by a sense of peace that washed over me after a few months of turning off the TV and social media," says McKagan. "It was also inspired by the sense of real community I felt while traveling and talking to people around the world on tour during this somewhat tenuous time. This period of sturm und drang will indeed pass. The song seemed to be the final summation that rang loudly from the topics on Tenderness."

"The recording sessions for this album also saw us re-assemble, for the first time since the Use Your Illusion recordings, The Suicide Horn Section, featuring my brother Matt McKagan on trombone, the great Chuck Findlay on trumpet, and the impossible Brian Scanlon on sax," he adds. "On the very last day of recording, they came down to the studio and laid down the amazing horn lines for 'Don't Look Behind You.' I'll never forget the culmination of Matt and The Suicide Horns mixed with the Waters singing group sending this song and album out, as Shooter and I just watched it all with goosebumps."

>"Don't Look Behind You" follows previously released songs "Chip Away" and title track "Tenderness" and all three are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order TENDERNESS ahead of its 31st May release.

TENDERNESS sees McKagan reflecting on his experiences traveling the globe over two and a half years on Guns N' Roses'  Not In This Lifetime tour.  Encountering heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide on his travels during this tumultuous time in our world history, McKagan channeled a collective hurt into songs of monolithic power.

"We're becoming divided at a time when we need each other most," says McKagan. "When huge industries get replaced because of modernization, it's time to retrain and bolster up those who get swept aside. Homelessness and drug addiction are avoidable in this country if we come together and get private and public cogs turning together in a positive direction. We can at least try to tackle mental illness while we're at it. But alas, we stump and lie, point fingers and divide. We're way better than this."

With that in mind, McKagan has created a campaign that puts the album's themes into action and he's inviting fans to join him in an effort to give support to organizations doing great work. Those include Seattle's Union Gospel Mission320 Changes Direction, and To Write Love on Her Arms, among others. For more information, please visit propeller.la/duff.

McKagan, backed by Shooter Jennings and his band, will be taking these songs on the road for a North American tour that kicks off on 30th May at TLA in Philadelphia. Announced today is a full European tour, below in red, that begins on the 22nd August in Poland. Tour dates are as follows:
DUFF McKAGAN
FEAT. SHOOTER JENNINGS

Thursday 30th May 2019​​TLA, Philadelphia, PA USA
Friday 31st May 2019​​​City Winery, Washington, DC USA
Saturday 1st June 2019​​City Winery, Boston, MA USA
Monday 3rd June 2019​​Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Thursday 6th June 2019​​Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL USA
Saturday 8th June 2019​​Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN USA
Monday 10th June 2019​​Historic Scoot Inn, Austin, TX USA
Thursday 13th June 2019​​El Rey, Los Angeles, CA USA
Friday 14th June 2019​​​Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA USA
Saturday 15th June 2019​​Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR USA
Sunday 16th June 2019​​Showbox Presents, Seattle, WA USA
Thursday 22nd August 2019​​Stodola, Warsaw POLAND
Friday 23rd August 2019​​Astra, Berlin GERMANY
Saturday 24th August 2019​​Blue Moon Festival, Amsterdam HOLLAND
Monday 26th August 2019​​Gloria, Cologne GERMANY
Tuesday 27th August 2019​​Alte Feurwache, Mannheim GERMANY
Thursday 29th August 2019​​Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
Saturday 31st August 2019​​Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin EIRE
Sunday 1st September 2019​​Manchester Academy3, Manchester UK
Tuesday 3rd September 2019​​Le Trabendo, Paris FRANCE
Wednesday 4th September 2019​Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BELGIUM
Friday 6th September 2019​​Dynamo, Zurich SWITZERLAND
Sunday 8th September 2019​​Santeria Club, Milan ITALY

 Bloodstock Goes Greener For 2019.

Bloodstock Open AirWednesday 8th May 2019
Following along from 2018's 'Drastic On Plastic' initiative, this year we're committing to the 'BLOODSTOCK Goes Greener' campaign!  This year we aim to recycle at least 50% of the festival's waste and send nothing at all to landfill.  We're encouraging everyone to say a big 'NO' to single use tents and plastics on site and we hope to completely eradicate single use plastics at BLOODSTOCK by 2020 as well as lower BLOODSTOCK's carbon footprint as a whole by 2021.  Our initial 6-point plan for 2019 runs as follows:

1 – RECYCLABLE BRANDED BLOODSTOCK CUPS ACROSS ALL BARS - BLOODSTOCKers pay a one-off sum of £2 for a recyclable BLOODSTOCK-branded plastic cup which can be used across all bars.  The added bonus is that you'll have a souvenir to take home too.

2 - RECYCLING POINTS - BLOODSTOCKers to use the clearly signed recycling points in the arena & campsites. 

3 – 100% BIODEGRADABLE FOOD PACKAGING - Food traders will only be using 100% biodegradable food packaging and cutlery this year.

4 – RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES ACROSS THE SITE - Coca Cola will collect and recycle your plastic bottles on site and have them back in circulation within weeks of the festival.

5 - SAY NO TO SINGLE USE TENTS - Together with our tent partners Fat Franks Camping Shop and Tangerine Fields, we want to encourage you to either take your tent home with you after the festival or if you don't want the hassle of bringing a tent with you in the first place, you can either 'Click and Collect' a tent and camping equipment from Fat Franks Camping Shop in advance - http://www.fatfrankscampingshop.com/sustainable-camping - or you can simply hire a pre-erected tent, airbed, bedding, etc, from Tangerine Fields -  https://www.tangerinefields.co.uk/events/bloodstock-open-air.html - which will be ready and waiting to move into when you arrive at the festival.  Both Fat Franks Camping Shop and Tangerine Fields are situated in the Midgard Campsite. 

DONATE YOUR TENT & WIN TICKETS TO BLOODSTOCK 2020!  Fat Franks Camping Shop will stay open until 12 Noon on Monday morning after the festival to enable you to take back any unwanted camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, chairs, bedding, airbeds, etc) whether purchased from Fat Franks or elsewhere.  For those of you that drop off unwanted tents at Fat Franks, we will enter you into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to Bloodstock 2020 (our 20th Anniversary event)!  Winners will be announced approximately 28 days after the festival.  All donated items will go to Pathways Homeless Charity and a local scout group.

6 - LOWER TRAVEL EMISSIONS - We want to offer low impact ways to travel to the festival so have partnered with Big Green Coach who have 34 pickup locations around the UK.  This creates a huge reduction in carbon emissions, coming by coach rather than car.  For every customer who books travel with Big Green Coach, they sponsor and protect 5 sq ft of Amazonian Rainforest for 10 years.  This has resulted in over 1,200,000 sq ft of Peruvian Rainforest being protected by Big Green Coach for the next 10 years since they began the commitment.  Their target is to protect an area covering 3 million sq ft over the next 5 years.  This is all thanks to you!  For more info click to https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/why-are-we-green.  To book coach tickets; https://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.  Alternatively, you can travel via Carshare to BLOODSTOCK with GoCarshare.com for the cheapest festival travel prices to site.  GoCarShare connect metal-loving drivers and passengers going in the same direction.  By sharing a spare seat or two, this reduces the number of cars on the road travelling to BLOODSTOCK and subsequently reduces carbon emissions.  Click to https://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock for full info.

Let's work together to make the world a better place for us and our children.

 Joey Cape Announces New Album.

Joey CapeWednesday 8th May 2019
Fat Wreck Chords and singer-songwriter Joey Cape, frontman of the long-standing punk band Lagwagon, are pleased to announce his brand new solo album titled Let Me Know When You Give Up (pre-order). Out on Friday, July 5, Let Me Know When You Give Up is, conceptually, about giving up a losing fight. Even more so, it's about quality of life and abstaining from the madness that encircles our daily lives.

Leading the collection is “I Know How To Run,” a song Cape wrote about the current social debate and its divisive nature. “People seem more concerned with argument than the outcome,” he says. “The unwinnable fight defines some but you don’t necessarily have to stay and fight. Leaving the conversation is a viable option. As a last resort, you can always run, figuratively or literally.” Stream “I Know How To Run” via Brooklyn Vegan HERE or on YouTube HERE.

Joey Cape doesn’t want to call it an epiphany, but in recent years he’s come to a realization about life – specifically, the best way to live it. It’s a simple philosophy: even though we’re living in very troubled times, it’s important to not get bogged down by it all. That doesn’t mean you have to disengage with everything, but one’s survival and, by proxy, happiness both depend on being able to let go of everything a little bit. As he incorporated that mindset into his day-to-day life, it also got absorbed into the music he was making, and serves as the crux of Cape’s new solo album, Let Me Know When You Give Up. While the title itself might sound like it has negative connotations, its intention and purpose is anything but.

Let Me Know When You Give Up is both a response to and an antidote for a fearful, nationalist-friendly near-dystopia the world has found itself in. Cape insists his album is not offering a solution for the myriad problems infecting both the U.S. and the rest of the world in 2019, but provides more a reflection of the mindset – that not-quite-epiphany – that’s helped him deal with everything that’s happening around him.

“I do think there’s an answer below all the noise,” he says, “and that there’s a very simple answer for what makes humans interact and the way that we affect the other species on our shared planet – there are some basic formative actions and ways to live that are close to morals, ways to live that do the least amount of damage. I’m still reading more than ever, and I study my local politics, and I still vote, and I’m very much engaged when I need to be with things that matter to me. I just have a different philosophy about the overall pursuit and what’s important. And that’s not new – I’m just settled in it. It’s kind of a retirement plan.”

As such, this whole album serves as that philosophical escape. Recorded at a home studio built by Cape’s longtime friend, musical partner, and lyrical collaborator Asher Simon, it’s the most expansive, accomplished and ambitious of Cape’s four solo albums to date.  And while it’s a world away from the frenetic punk of Lagwagon, the band he formed in 1990, there are inevitable and unavoidable influences from that band too.  The beautiful lilt of the title track soars with grace and hope, coming off almost like a more anthemic Dinosaur Jr. track, while “I Know How To Run” is a gloomy and lugubrious lament about the breakdown in communication – the ‘death of debate’, as he sings – that dominates contemporary political discourse.

Elsewhere, the country-tinged sway of “The Love Of My Life” and the driving and intense “Fighting Atrophy” both offer a blissful respite from the traumas and malaise of the outside world, while the insistent chug recalls a childhood sense of innocence that seems harder and harder to cling onto with each passing day. It all combines to make a record that captures that very spirit Cape has been relying on in recent years and which has transformed his approach to life. Now that Simon and his studio have entered Cape’s life, Let Me Know When You Give Up marks the start of a kind of renaissance for Cape and his music. Rather than give it all up, he’s going to be doing the very opposite.

Joey Cape will be making the following European appearances this August. Dates below with more U.S. appearances to be announced soon.

AUGUST
03 - Duffel @ Brakrock Festival
04 - Paris @ Gibus Club
06 - Berlin @ Cassiopeia
07 - Hamburg @ Knust
08 - Osnabruck @ Bastard Club
09 - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
10 - Dresden @ Groove Station
11 - Vienna @ B72
14 - Innsbruck @ pmk
15 - Regensburg @ Tiki Beat
16 - Stuttgart @ Universum
17 - Nalbach @ AkustikOpen
18 - Cologne @ Helios37
 
 
Let Me Know When You Give Up tracklist:
Let Me Know When You Give Up
Daylight
I Know How To Run
Fighting Atrophy
Before My Heart Attack
Possession
Andalusia
The Love Of My Life
Fall Down
You Should Always
The Last Word
 

 Stiff Little Fingers Announce Summer Shows.

Stiff Little FingersWednesday 8th May 2019
Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce additional UK/EIRE tour dates this summer. 

After the traditional and critically acclaimed run of UK dates in March, the band is back on the road in May and August to deliver their usual energetic and spellbinding performance to fans across the country. With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers' live shows always become something special and a unique event that never disappoints.

2019 Celebrates 40 years of the band's iconic debut album 'Inflammable Material'. 
Released on 2ndFebruary 1979, the album features the legendary tracks 'Suspect Device' and 'Alternative Ulster'. 

Stiff Little Fingershave been very incredibly active in recent years, playing some very prestigious live shows, including: two years of headline sold-out hometown performance in Belfast's Custom House Square; London's Hyde Park British Summer Time concert with Green Day; the 28thtraditional St. Patrick's Day sold-out show at Glasgow iconic venue Barrowland. 

In addition to the live performances, the past 5 years saw Stiff Little Fingersrelease two records: their 10thstudio album "No Going Back" in 2014, which showcases a band at the height of their powers, still able to capture the heart of the listeners with relevant topics and honest sound, reaching #1 in the UK charts; and a live album "Best Served Loud – Live At The Barrowland" in 2017, which immortalizes Stiff Little Fingers' epic performance at their annual St. Patrick's Day show. 

Formed in 1977 in Belfast Stiff Little Fingers were among some of the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, and Undertones they brought in a new era of music and they still persevere in keeping that spirit alive 42 years on!

UK TOUR DATES 
Fri 24thMay- Bearded Theory Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire
Sat 25thMay - Friar's at Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Sun 26thMay - Plug, Sheffield
Tue 28thMay - The Assembly, Leamington Spa
Fri 16thAug - King George's Hall, Blackburns
Sat 17thAug - Hardwick Live Festival - Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Co. Durham
Sun 18thAug - Tivoli, Buckley
Tue 20thAug - KK.'s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
Wed 21stAug - Guildhall, Gloucester
Fri 23rdAug - Academy, Dublin
Sat 24thAug - Putting The Fast In Belfast - Custom House Square, Belfast

 Thrice And Refused Announce Co-headline UK Tour.

ThriceWednesday 8th May 2019
Thrice have announced a UK co-headline tour with Refused, starting this October.

You can see Thrice co-headlining with Refused at the following dates:

26th October O2 Academy, Birmingham
27th October Barrowlands, Glasgow
29th October O2 Academy, Bristol
30th October O2 Brixton, London
31st October Academy, Manchester
1st November Rock City, Nottingham

Tickets via http://thrice.net/ and https://www.officialrefused.com/

Thrice, who are widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation, released their latest album Palms via Epitaph Records in 2018.  Co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, Palms received much critical praise from the renowned European/UK press.
 
Earlier this year Thrice released a video for 'Hold Up A Light.
Watch the video for 'Hold Up a Light' here
Refused released their latest album Freedom, in June 2015 on Epitaph. Freedom was the iconic Swedish band's first new material since 1998's The Shape of Punk to Come.

 Hot Water Music Announce New EP 'Shake The Shadows'.

Hot Water MusicWednesday 1st May 2019
Hot Water Music share details on their forthcoming EP Shake The Shadows, out 24th May on Epitaph. The first shared song is Rebellion Story, a melodic track that reinforces the importance of community and rallies against the toxic mentality of entitlement and privilege that some people feel when it comes to where they're from or the colour of their skin.

Listen to Rebellion Story here

Shake Up The Shadows sees the band – guitarist/vocalists Chuck Ragan and Chris Wollard, bassist Jason Black and drummer George Rebelo – crafting some of the most impassioned music of their career. Recorded at Black Bear Studios in Gainesville, with the band's live sound person Ryan Williams (who also produced their 2017 full-length Light It Up), Shake Up The Shadows is a truly collaborative effort despite the fact that member Ragan is currently based in California where he owns a fly fishing operation.

The influence of the members' other musical projects, including Rebelo's gig as the drummer for The Bouncing Souls and Ragan's more folk-oriented solo career, are also present on Shake Up The Shadows and this fact is most evident when it comes to Ragan's vocals. "I've never stopped singing or performing and along with that comes learning just how far I can push things," he explains. Ragan credits Williams with helping to bring that emotion out of him on this EP, explaining that the band were careful not to overthink their approach in the studio. 

While Hot Water Music have never been an outwardly political band, lyrically Shake Up The Shadows sees them expanding on the themes of unity and togetherness. Ragan explains, "I think we're living in a really volatile and terrifying time where people are turning a blind eye to the hatred that's happening in this world and thinking of themselves rather than the big picture. I think that sentiment is present in these new songs the way it has always kind of been there in our music."

To celebrate their 25 years as a band, Hot Water Music is playing anniversary shows around the world with European/U.K. dates listed below. For last remaining tickets, please head to http://hotwatermusic.com/

FULL TOUR DATES BELOW:
 
Sat 16 Nov 2019, Manchester, O2 Ritz Manchester * - SOLD OUT
Sun 17 Nov 2019, London, The Underworld * - SOLD OUT
Mon 18 Nov 2019, London, The Underworld ** - TICKETS
Wed 20 Nov 2019, Cologne , Gebäude 9 ** - SOLD OUT
Thu 21 Nov 2019, Berlin, Lido ** - SOLD OUT
Fri 22 Nov 2019, Berlin, Columbiahalle * - TICKETS
Sat 23 Nov 2019, Cologne , Palladium * - TICKETS

 Slash Releases New Music Video.

SlashWednesday 1st May 2019
The iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist SLASH and his band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS are set to release a brand new live video at 12.15pm GMT Wednesday 1stMay 2019 HERE.

The "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" video was recorded at Slash's SOLD OUT live performance at The Eventim Apollo, London on Wednesday 20thFebruary 2019. The stunning video features the album version of the song overlaid with intimate backstage footage and live footage from the Eventim Apollo and shows why SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS are such an incendiary live draw. The track is taken from the most recent studio album LIVING THE DREAM. The video was shot and edited by Dan Sturgess.

The live performance video acts as the perfect precursor to SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS remaining tour dates throughout 2019. May and June sees Slash tour South America, before returning to Europe though June and July. The band then play Israel, Canada and the USA through July and August 2019. For full dates see www.slashonline.com

SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Europeantour dates are as follows:

Friday 7thJune 2019                       Rock Am Ring, Nurberg GERMANY
Sunday 9thJune 2019                     Rock Im Park, Nord GERMANY
Monday 10thJune 2019                  Pinkpop Festival 2019, Landgraaf NETHERLANDS
Wednesday 12thJune 2019          Ormeau Park, Belfast NORTHERN IRELAND
Friday 14thJune 2019                     Download Festival, Donington UK
Sunday 16thJune 2019                  Nova Rock, Kleylehof AUSTRIA
Wednesday 19thJune 2019          Swiss Life Hall, Hannover GERMANY
Thursday 20thJune 2019               Copenhell, Copenhagen DENMARK
Saturday 22ndJune 2019               Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel BELGIUM
Sunday 23rdJune 2019                  Hellfest, Clisson FRANCE
Tuesday 25thJune 2019                Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUXEMBOURG
Thursday 27th June 2019               Volt Festival, Sopron HUNGARY
Friday 28thJune 2019                     Topfest, Piestany SLOVAKIA
Sunday 30thJune 2019                  Esso-Servigliano, Servigliano ITALY
Monday 1st July 2019                      Auditorium Stravinski @2M2C, Montreaux SWITZERLAND
Wednesday 3rd July 2019              Festival De Nimes, Nimes FRANCE
Thursday 4th July 2019                   Eurockeennes, Sermamagny FRANCE
Saturday 6th July 2019                    Rock The Castle, Verona ITALY

LIVING THE DREAM (Snakepit Records/RoadRunner Records) is the third full-length offering from SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. The LOS ANGELES TIMES described the album as, "his best work since the demise of Velvet Revolver. ...full of "unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences." While ROLLING STONE declared the album,"a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes, boogie-woogie riffs." Elsewhere, CLASSIC ROCK hailed, "the bands third and Best Album, 'The Great Pretender' is the album's masterpiece and one of the best things Slash has ever done." Fans can purchase or streamLIVING THE DREAM HERE. Fueled by the Top 5 rock song"Driving Rain,"its live-action, animated video as well as the best critical acclaim of their career, LIVING THE DREAM debuted with 10, Top 10 chart placements around the world. The first single "Driving Rain" which jumped to #5 this week and climbing--marks the band's 6th consecutive, Top 10 single at radio and SLASH's fastest-rising single ever in his solo career. 

 Set It Off Announce UK Headline Tour.

Set It OffTuesday 30th April 2019
Current Rock Sound cover stars, Set It Off have today announced a UK headline tour for this Autumn.

These shows see the band taking in 8 cities including their bigger London headliner to date at Heaven before heading to Europe.  The band sold out their most recent tour in every city earlier this month.

Speaking on the tour announcement, frontman Cody Carson said "We are beyond excited to announce that we are ALREADY coming back to the UK/Europe only 6 months after our last visit! We told you we wouldn't keep you waiting and we kept our word! Don't forget! The entire last tour sold out before it even started last time so do not delay! Get your tickets on Friday at setitoffband.com before they run out!"

You can see the band at the following dates:
2nd October Classic Grand Glasgow
3rd October Riverside Newcastle
4th October Stylus Leeds
6th October Academy2 Manchester
7th October Waterfront Norwich
8th October o2 Institute Birmingham
10th October The Globe Cardiff
11th October Heaven London

Tickets on sale this Friday 3rd May at http://setitoffband.com

The band released their new album Midnight earlier this year. Tracks from record have picked up over 36 million streams and over 7 million YouTube views to date.  Midnight was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs) with additional production by Brandon Paddock (Panic! At the Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry).

You can watching 'Dancing With The Devil' taken from the album here

 The Damned Things Release New Video.

The Damned ThingsFriday 26th April 2019
Heavy rock band THE DAMNED THINGS have released their long-awaited, highly- anticipated and critically celebrated second album, High Crimes, via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has debuted a lyric video for the record's latest single, 'Omen' - watch here: youtu.be/JQ4MOIsUGE4

Commenting on the new single, vocalist Keith Buckley says, "some of us believe that we can stop making bad decisions if we just become more aware of the circumstances surrounding them, that we can read the signs- the omens- and say "I see what is coming, and I choose to avoid it." but not all poor decisions are avoidable and an omen might just be the whistle of a train while you're already tied to the rails. this song is about bracing for the impact of an unavoidable disaster."

Order High Crimes on various formats from this location: nuclearblast.com/thedamnedthings-highcrimes

Watch the official video for 'Cells', which was directed by Brandon Dermer (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, NEKROGOBLIKON): youtu.be/ZKdULf6iCng
Watch and listen to second single 'Something Good': youtu.be/IvV3mDZVVNg

High Crimes was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, AMON AMARTH) and is the follow up to 2010's hugely successful debut album, Ironiclast
 
Nine years ago, Scott Ian - guitarist and co-founder of legendary thrash metal outfit, ANTHRAX - took a meeting with Joe Trohman (also a guitarist, and a co-founder, of the band FALL OUT BOY). He and Scott hit it off and started making songs together. With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE), THE DAMNED THINGS were formed. The band has gone through changes since its inception and now features Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO on bass.

 Sunsleeper Announce Details On Their Forthcoming Album.

SunsleeperFriday 26th April 2019
Salt Lake City's emo/rock band, Sunsleeper are elated to share details of their forthcoming album, You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Backdue out July 12th via Rude Records. The album was produced/engineered by Nathan Hussey of All Get Out and centres around the theme of change with a tang of nostalgia. Throughout the writing of the record, the band drew from a 90's indie influence to create a contemporary emo-rock vibe with a focus on structure and hooks.

Today from YCMS&NWIB, comes their brand new single 'No Cure' (listen here!), a song about how lead vocalist, Jeffery Mudgett felt after one of his musical influences was outed for sexual misconduct. It is about how he was left completely shaken since the ambitions for Sunsleeper were influenced by this person and their band. The song is about him.
The single follows their recent release of 'Soften Up' (listen here!)which is about internalizing feelings of disdain while presenting oneself as put together on the outside. Mudgett elaborates, "The video and song parallel each other. It describes how on the inside that is typically where the discomfort and anxiety lives, and while on the outside this is where we put up a front or a smile, like nothing is wrong." This theme came at a time when change was evident in the lives of each member of the band. 'Soften Up' is the perfect depiction of what they were going through. 
'You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back'
Track listing:

    • Feel The Same
    • Soften Up 
    • I Hope You're Okay 
    • Souvenir 
    • No Cure
    • Fading 
    • Casual Mistakes
    • You Can't Please Everyone
    • Better Now
    • Home

 Bruce Springsteen Announces New Album.

Bruce SpringsteenFriday 26th April 2019
Bruce Springsteen’s first new studio album in five years takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey with additional recording in California and New York. Columbia Records will release Springsteen’s 19th studio album on 14th June. 'Western Stars' is available for pre-order now here.

“This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record."

The 13 tracks on ‘Western Stars’ encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope.

The song 'Hello Sunshine' is available for download and streaming everywhere now, including an original lyric video.

LISTEN TO 'HELLO SUNSHINE' HERE

Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell. The album was mixed by 13-time Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst.

‘Western Stars’ track listing

1. Hitch Hikin’
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel

All songs written by Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’ (Columbia Records). He has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Centre Honour and was MusiCares’ 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen’s memoir ‘Born to Run’ (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album ‘Chapter and Verse’ were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre from October 2017 to December 2018 also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special.

 Taking Back Sunday To Play 'Tell All Your Friends' Album In Full On Forthcoming UK Tour.

Taking Back SundayFriday 26th April 2019
Taking Back Sunday have announced they will perform their seminal album "Tell All Your Friends"' in full on their upcoming UK and European tour. This will be followed by a second set featuring songs from their prolific career.  This year-long worldwide tour celebrates the bands 20th anniversary and will hit the U.K., Ireland, The Netherlands and Germany this summer. Supports for the shows are The Frights and Geoffrey Rickly of Thursday (solo) with Bloodhype joining the tour for shows in Germany.

In conjunction with the tour and milestone anniversary, Taking Back Sunday have released a career-spanning compilation titled Twenty. The 21-song collection was released via Craft Recordings on January 11, 2019, and comprises tracks from all seven of their full-length albums, in addition to two new songs. The single, "All Ready To Go," and " A Song For Dan".

Catch Taking Back Sunday's 20th-anniversary tour at the following stops:

June 2019:

13th O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
14th Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
15th Limelight, Belfast, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
16th Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
18th Troxy, London, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
19th Academy, Manchester, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
20th O2 Academy, Bristol, UK (w/The Frights, Geoffrey Rickly)
23rd Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (w/The Frights)
24th Gloria, Cologne, Germany (w/: The Frights, Bloodhype)
25th SO36, Berlin, Germany (w/: Bloodhype, The Frights)
26th Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany (w/: The Frights, Bloodhype)

Visit www.takingbacksunday.com/tour for a full list of dates (including Australia, Asia, North American and Latin America) and ticket information.

 Sum41 Announce New Studio Album 'Order In Decline'.

Sum 41Friday 26th April 2019
Legendary rock icons SUM 41 have announced their seventh full-length album, Order In Decline, will be released July 19, 2019 on Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band's storied 23+ year career, Order In Decline is undoubtedly Sum 41's heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.

During three years of relentless touring surrounding the band's massive comeback record 13 Voices, frontman Deryck Whibley was feverishly putting together song ideas that would eventually become Order In Decline. Within three weeks of returning home, the majority of the music for the new album was written and then it was time for lyrics. 

Unconsciously, Whibley saw lyrics reflecting his reactions to seeing the pervasive division, racism and hate around the world, even more so punctuated by the repulsive social and political turmoil invading his own home nations of the United States and Canada. "The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that," Whibley clarifies. Instead, Order and Decline is a burst of uninhibited feeling, a page out of his journal, a window into his soul that reflects on extremely personal and vulnerable events, because as he confesses, "It's also very hard not to have feelings about everything that's going on in the world."
Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he painstakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker, and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo
Today's announcement unleashes the highly anticipated first single and video for 'Out For Blood.' It is the epitome of a Sum 41 track, featuring anthemic and echoing vocals, an insane guitar solo and never-ending energy that will captivate you from the very beginning.

Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire
Order In Decline is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/OrderInDecline. Fans who pre-order digitally will receive an auto-grat download of 'Out For Blood.'

Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs...
10. Catching Fire

Order In Decline is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/OrderInDecline. Fans who pre-order digitally will receive an auto-grat download of 'Out For Blood.'

 Download Festival Makes Improvements To 2019 Festival.

Download FestivalFriday 26th April 2019
Download Festival, the world's premiere rock event, has announced that a full mindfulness programme will be implemented in 2019 for the first time. Announced ahead of Mental Health Awareness week next month, the Mind The Dog initiative will run morning, afternoon, and evening sessions where rockers can share a fully immersive, live music and mindfulness experience, from Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June. Day and weekend festival tickets available at www.downloadfestival.co.uk 

One in six people in England report experiencing common mental health issues including anxiety and depression in any given week[1] and by 2030, it's estimated that two million more adults in the UK will experience mental health problems than there were in 2013[2] . The recent loss of music legends including Keith Flint (Prodigy), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), and Scott Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit), calls for action to open up the conversation surrounding mental health, something Download organisers are committed to.

Festival Republic's Melvin Benn said:
"Download Festival has gone from strength to strength in its sustainability and accessibility offerings. We have been awarded 4 star Creative Green Result by Julie's Bicycle for the second year running, and level gold from Access Is For Everything last year, which is highest possible award for accessibility, so it only made sense to offer an on site programme for mental health, as well as physical. By introducing Mind The Dog this year, we are hoping to provide a mindfulness haven in The Doghouse across the weekend, with meditation, sound baths, and more. I couldn't be prouder of how much Download Festival has accomplished already."

Fans can channel their zen under ambient lighting and atop woven tapestries, before immersing themselves in hour long classes under the roof of The Doghouse which will transform into Mind The Dog by day, offering FREE mindfulness gatherings. Morning meditation will host curated live music sessions, designed to ready campers for the day, whilst the afternoon offers a healing sound bath, encouraging fans to pause, connect, and tune into themselves, and the evening class brings a calming focus to elevate fans state of consciousness. Designed with conscious breath work sessions, the programme aims to bring fans together in the now, becoming closer to themselves, the music, and each other. Full schedule details can be found in notes to editors.

Recent studies show music can prevent feelings of loneliness and provide social connection[3] , whilst the global heavy metal community provides a strong sense of "belonging and acceptance"[4] . In line with the success and return of on-site DO.OM Yoga (yoga to Doom Metal music), and the thriving return of Camp Loner, (the campsite dedicated to welcoming individuals attending the festival solo), organisers are now excited to bring their elevated mindful offerings for Download fans in synergy with the festival spirit.

In support of the programme, Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari, who headline The Avalanche Stage at this year's festival said:
"We often go through life on autopilot, getting caught up in the stressors, the anxieties, the intensity of it all. We're rarely consciously in control of our turbulent mind. Mindfulness allows us to regain control as we learn to observe our thoughts instead of getting caught up in them. 

It has been an incredible help to me and I couldn't recommend it more. Not only does it help with anxiety and depression, but it also improves focus, emotional intelligence, compassion, tolerance and objectivity and has even been proven to help boost your immune system. Big up Download for introducing this programme to the festival"

Improved changes for 2019 include a new devoted entrance for day visitors and non-camping weekend ticket holders, weekend campers will also have their own dedicated car park, plus The Village is moving close to The Arena meaning festivalgoers can go from mosh to party with ease. The NXT Arena moves closer to the guest area, where NXT UK will be live taping to broadcast as part of a weekly show on the WWE Network, and the introduction of Metal Movies, a new open-air cinema with hammocks and lounge areas, will allow fans to kick back and watch music documentaries including being a metal band from Nepal with Underside along with a Q&A with the band afterwards, and Pursuit Of The Vikings with Amon Amarth.

Download continues its commitment to provide the best experience for fans, with accessibility improvements implemented in 2018, resulting in the awarding of Gold Level status by Access is Everything ahead of this year's festival.

Sustainability remains a priority for Download Festival. Car parking donations last year via Energy Revolution raised £15,811 for Solar to Schools, a project which funds schools with solar roofing panels across the UK, and the festival continues its zero waste to landfill policy, as recycling points in the campsites will double in 2019. Last year saw the recycling and composting rate increase to 46% from 2017's 41%, and single use cups were reduced by a million with reusable alternatives. The Eco Campsite opened in 2018 which saw zero tents left behind and returns this year with an increased capacity for a total of 2000 campers, a 33% increase from last year.

Additional water points for 2019 will be introduced across the arena, refillable Download Festival metal water bottles will be available for purchase the first time, and Co-op are excited to continue their Deposit and Return Scheme with their reverse vending machine returning to Download, which proved popular last year with festivalgoers who want to recycle plastic bottles, in return for a coupon to spend in the on site Co-op shop. Since 2016, all single use plastic cutlery, containers, and straws have been banned from traders, caterers and bars.

Donnington Park, the spiritual home of rock, has always called for international talent to grace its stages, with 2019 as no exception. With over 100 bands performing across the weekend, hailing from 18 countries including Australia, Canada, England, France, Finland, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United States and Wales, Download Festival remains the King of rock festivals.  

 Mallory Knox Announce One Off London Show.

Mallory KnoxFriday 26th April 2019
Mallory Knox, one of the UK's best-loved rock bands, are excited to announce an extra special headline gig at The Borderline on 15 May. Having already tested the waters with their new setup at a handful of shows and festivals last year, this gig is an important landmark as it will be the band's first London headline show as a four-piece. And the beginning of a new era. As vocalist and bassist Sam Douglas states "It's been a long time coming but we're ready to start our next chapter. We're excited to finally be back in London at The Borderline to mark the start of what's to come."

Last year, the band revealed a preview of what's to come in the form of the riff and melody laiden 'Black Holes', the first single that saw bassist Sam step up to lead vocal duties.

Tickets for The Borderline go on sale this Friday at 10am. Mallory Knox will also play Hang Tight Festival in Blackpool on 02 June and Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on 27 July.  

 Lucy spraggon Releases New Album.

Lucy SpraggonFriday 26th April 2019
Lucy Spraggan is in a good place and wants to share it with the world – last week Lucy announced that she will be playing Glastonbury for a second time and today she shares a lyric video to new track 'End of The World' from her fifth studio album 'Today Was A Good Day' out on 3rd May on Cooking VinylLucy is the only X Factor contestant ever to be asked to play Glastonbury – and now she will be returning for a second time on The Avalon StageLucy played The Acoustic Stage to a completely full tent in 2017 and describes the performance as a 'life changing show'.

All of this and her single 'Lucky Stars' surpasses half a million streams, it's playlisted at Radio 2 and her UK tour kicks off on the 2nd May in Inverness and includes a sold-out London Omeara on the 10th May. Pre-orders of the new album get current single 'Lucky Stars', 'End Of The World' and 'Stick The Kettle on' as automatic downloads.The album is available for pre-order from here.

With over 50 million YouTube views240 million streams on Spotify and the most Googled musician of 2012 Lucy started out as a singer-songwriter performing at open-mic nights around the country. At just 19 years old she took the brave decision to perform her self-penned hit 'Last Night (Beer Fear)' on the X factor and secured a Top 20 single and Top 30 self-released album whilst still competing in the show. It's since had had over 40 million views on YouTube. 

Through relentless touring, her innate songwriting ability and an ever growing fanbase -Lucy has achieved an incredible 4 Top 30 albums (three of which were self-released) – the last of which went to number 12- and now Lucy's signed a new record and publishing deal with Cooking Vinyl. 'Today Was A Good Day' marks a new chapter for Lucy musically and personally - her fifth studio album has been produced by Jon Maguire (Calum Scott, Kodaline) and Lucy sounds at her most confident and accomplished.

Full list of UK Tour Dates:

May
2nd                  Ironworks, Inverness
3rd                   An Lanntair, Stornoway
5th                   Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
6th                   Theatre, Perth – SOLD OUT
7th                   Arts Club, Liverpool – SOLD OUT
8th                   Leadmill, Sheffield 
10th                 Omeara, London -SOLD OUT
11th                  Esquires, Bedford – SOLD OUT
12th                  O2 Academy, Leceister
14th                  O2 Academy, Oxford
15th                  Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester
18th                  Concorde 2, Brighton – SOLD OUT
19th                  Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

 Seaway Release New Album 'Fresh Produce'.

SeawayFfiday 26thth April 2019
 SEAWAY are bringing summer a little early with the release of their new album, Fresh Produce, out now on Pure Noise Records. Fresh Produce features a selection of b-sides and alternate versions of fan favorites such as "Lula On The Beach," "Slam," "Something Wonderful," and more. The album can be purchased online at seawayband.com, or streamed in full via Spotify.

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

"Fresh Produce is a release that is somewhat years in the making. It is a compilation of new and old, fresh and reworked. It has 2 brand new singles, a couple reimagined versions of tracks from Vacation, as well as the rerelease of our 2014 EP, All In My Head," Locke shares. 

He continues: "We sat on some of these songs for quite a while now, not really too sure what to do with them. It finally boiled down to us wanting to get them out there so we threw them all on one 12" for your consumption. We hope you enjoy Fresh Produce, it's good for you."

Formed in 2011, Seaway is Ryan Locke (vocals), Patrick Carleton (guitar, vocals), Ken Taylor (drums), Adam Shoji (bass), and Andrew Eichinger (guitar). The band has become known for their highly infectious brand of pop punk – one that strikes the perfect balance between the two styles and recalls a time when the genre centred on having fun.
Along the way, they released two energetic and explosive records—Hoser [2013] and Colour Blind [2015]—and churned out hits such as "Best Mistake" and "Sabrina The Teenage Bitch," which both cracked the 1-million mark on Spotify. Consistently averaging over 160K streams per month, they toured with the likes of Simple Plan, Neck Deep, and Four Year Strong between landing acclaim from Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Paste Magazine, and more.
Six years deep into their career, Seaway progressed the patented pop punk prowess that put them on the map with sharper songcraft and a nod to the nineties on their third full-length record, Vacation. The Ontario, Canada quintet confidently stepped up their game across the board, while maintaining the spark that ignited a fervent fan base. 
Now they've returned with Fresh Produce, which is out now via Pure Noise Records.Fans can check out the band's latest single 'Pleasure' and order the album now at http://seawayband.com/.

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

 Millencolin Release Video For 'Sour Days'.

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

Watch it HERE.

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

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

 Primal Scream To Release New Music.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Hollywood Vampires Announce New Album Titled 'Rise'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Ricky Warwick Signs Solo Deal With Nuclear Blast Records.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Age Of Unreason Track Listing:

  1. Chaos From Within 
  2. My Sanity 
  3. Do The Paranoid S