Inglorious To Head Out On Tour With Steel Panther.

Inglorious.Tuesday 17th January 2018
Following a sold out UK and Eire tour in October 2017 – culminating in a sold out night at London's Electric Ballroom on the 20th October, Inglorious are pleased to announce they are returning to the road with Steel Panther in 2018 – having supported the band across Europe in 2016. Inglorious will be main support at the following UK dates (new dates in red):

Sat 20th Jan                Glasgow – O2 Academy  - sold out
Mon 22nd Jan             London, Shepherd's Bush Empire
Tue 23rd Jan               Nottingham, Rock City
Wed 24th Jan             Manchester, O2 Apollo
Fri 26th Jan                 London, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Sat 27th Jan                Bristol, O2 Academy

Tickets are on sale now from all usual outlets and priced £35 + booking fee. London price is
£40.50 + booking fee.

The band recorded a video message here https://youtu.be/SW8pu3jYyeU

Fresh from entering the UK Rock Charts at No 1 and UK Album Chart at 22 ("Inglorious II" released 12th May 2017), the band completed an extraordinary 2017 with a SOLD OUT headline show at Londons Electric Ballroom.

Produced by the band and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), "Inglorious II" further enhances the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of "Read All About It," to the beautiful melodies of upcoming first single "I Don't Need Your Loving", from the groove of "High Class Woman" to the classic feeling ballad "Making Me Pay", this is an album that shows the bands influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born – merged with a truly contemporary feel. Driving riffs and instant melodies all overlaid with the unique and powerful vocals of Nathan James. Inglorious are one of the most exciting and vital UK rock acts to emerge in years.

The album is available as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles "I Don't Need Your Loving" and "Taking The Blame". A vinyl release is also available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.

 Tiny Moving PArts Announce Uk Tour For April.

Tiny Moving Parts.Tuesday 16th January 2018
Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts have announced details of a European tour, that sees them return to the UK in April, following the release of their new album, 'Swell', on January 26th on Big Scary Monsters.

The band plays the following venues:

APRIL
07: SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
08: NOTTINGHAM Bodega
09: NEWCASTLE Think Tank
10: GLASGOW Stereo
11: LEEDS Key Club
12: CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
13: LONDON Camden Assembly
14: BIRMINGHAM The Asylum 2
15: MANCHESTER Deaf Institute

Tickets on sale Wednesday 17th January at 10am.

 Myles Kennedy Announces Intimate UK Solo Tour.

Myles Kennedy.Tuesday 16th January 2018
Acclaimed rock musician MYLES KENNEDY is pleased to announce a string of intimate headline dates in the UK, his first as a solo artist. The six shows take place in March, to coincide with the release of his debut solo record, 'Year Of The Tiger'.

Special guests are to be confirmed. Pre-sales kick off at 9am this Wednesday with O2 and 9am Thursday with Live Nation. Tickets go on general sale from 9am this Friday via https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/myles-kennedy-tickets and all good box offices, or direct from the venues. Tickets are sure to fly out the door with venues of this size, so don't delay if you don't want to miss out!

Full dates are as follows:
Sat 17th Mar - BIRMINGHAM Institute 2br> Sun 18th Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Tue 20th Mar - GLASGOW The Garage
Wed 21st Mar - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Sat 24th Mar - BRISTOL Thekla
Mon 26th Mar - LONDON Islington Assembly Hall

Watch the video for lead single 'Year Of The Tiger' on Kennedy's YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/f3L9_6aJi2Q. Directed by Dan Sturgess, the video is based on a concept created from a discussion between Kennedy and his manager. The video follows a reflective Kennedy as he travels through the memory of the loss of his father in 1974 - the year of the tiger. 

'Year Of The Tiger' is currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com. The album is also available for digital pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger and fans that order the album digitally will receive an instant download of the title track. The song is also available at all streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music. On 'Year Of The Tiger', Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin, in addition to guitar throughout the album. His emotional journey and personal story is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, highlighting his unmistakable and soulful voice. The album is released on March 9.

TRACKLISTING:            
1. Year Of The Tiger
2. The Great Beyond
3. Blind Faith
4. Devil On The Wall
5. Ghost Of Shangri La
6. Turning Stones
7. Haunted By Design
8. Mother
9. Nothing But A Name
10. Love Can Only Heal
11. Songbird
12. One Fine Day

Myles Kennedy burst on the music scene in 1990, but it wasn't until 1995, through his band The Mayfield Four, that he gained some notoriety. It was when the Mayfield Four toured opening for hitmakers Creed that Myles Kennedy would meet Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Alter Bridge, the band that would become Myles' calling card to the world. Alter Bridge released their debut album 'One Day Remains' (later certified Gold by the RIAA) and the group has since gone on to sell millions of records worldwide over the course of 5 studio albums. In 2008, word of Myles Kennedy found its way to members of Led Zeppelin. A now legendary story, Myles jammed with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialized. Soon after, in 2009, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash was working on a solo project and tapped Myles Kennedy to do vocals on 2 songs on that release. That partnership would lead to Myles becoming the vocalist for his other rock band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They have released 2 albums under that moniker. This relationship also led to Myles singing for the iconic Guns N' Roses at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2012 after band founder Axl Rose was unable to attend. Through Myles' various projects, he has appeared on The Tonight Show; Jimmy Kimmel Live; Conan; has had music used by the WWE, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR to name a few; and appeared in the motion picture Rock Star. 2018 will mark a new chapter in Myles' career as he releases his long-awaited debut solo album 'Year Of The Tiger'. The album is a whole new direction for Myles creatively and showcases the talent that has made him one of the premier frontmen in modern music.

 Don Broco Announce HMV Signing Sessions To Celebrate The Release Of New Album 'Technology'.

Don Broco.Friday 12th January 2018
To celebrate the release of their third album Technology on 2nd February, British rock four piece Don Broco will be hitting the road to perform full band acoustic instore sets and meet fans at 6 hmv stores across the UK including London 363 Oxford Street, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Portsmouth.

Kicking off at hmv 363 Oxford Street on the day of the album’s release, the instores will give fans the opportunity to hear the full band perform tracks from their latest album acoustically and meet them in person just days after the album’s release. See below for further details on participating stores, times and dates and visit www.hmv.com/hmvlive for full ticket info.

Technology finds the band filtering their charismatic 80s pop-infected rock, through far-flung genres of metal, funk and electronics.

It features a string of singles which have seen Don Broco become one of the most intriguing and inventive chameleons in music – playing with genres and producing hilarious videos to boot. The likes of ‘Everybody’, ‘Pretty’, Technology’, ‘Stay Ignorant’ and current single ‘T-Shirt Song’ (premiered by Annie Mac as the Hottest Record In The World on Radio 1) showcase a band unafraid to take huge risks and produce music head and shoulders above their peers.

Rob Damiani, Don Broco frontman: “Technology is a reaction to our last record, Automatic. We wrote that album as a test of our traditional songwriting abilities, but Technology was all about keeping ourselves on our toes. For this record we didn’t set any rules, it just had to feel good.”

>Don Broco will appear at:
Fri 2nd Feb - 6:00pm - hmv 363 Oxford St (live & signing, 400 wristbands available)
Mon 5th Feb - 12:30pm - hmv Nottingham (live & signing, 200 wristbands available)
Mon 5th Feb - 17:30pm - hmv Birmingham (live & signing, 300 wristbands available)
Wed 7th Feb - 12:30pm - hmv Liverpool (live & signing, 200 wristbands available)
Wed 7th Feb - 17:30pm - hmv Manchester (live & signing, 250 wristbands available)
Thur 8th Feb - 17:30pm - hmv Portsmouth (live & signing, 200 wristbands available)

For full ticketing details, visit www.hmv.com/hmvlive

 Andrew WK Unleashes New Single 'Music Is Worth Living For'.

Andrew WK.Friday 12th January 2018
Andrew W.K. is excited to release his newest anthem, "Music Is Worth Living For", the debut single from his upcoming album, You're Not Alone, due out March 2nd, 2018 via RED MUSIC/ MUSIC FOR NATIONS (Sony Music)You're Not Alone is Andrew's first collection of brand new rock songs since 2009.  Album pre-orders are available HERE

The new song, "Music Is Worth Living For", features Andrew's characteristically full-blown style, cranked up to an even higher level of emotional intensity. Surging layers of sweeping melody carry across every section of the song, and Andrew's powerful lyrical declarations are punctuated by a choral refrain of the title, professed to the doubters and true believers alike - it's a mass of rock music maximalism worth living for.

About the new track, Andrew says, "'Music Is Worth Living For' is an exaltation of my love for music itself. It's also me pleading with myself to recognize music's eternal power and glory, in the face of hardship and pain. The song is an effort to remind myself that life is worth living, if for no other reason than because of the beauty music conveys. Music is a mysterious phenomenon - it seems both to magically overwhelm and sublimate our suffering, but also to starkly dignify the struggles of our daily life. The physical power of music must be coming from some sort of unshakable truth, sent from the primal core of all being. It's so effortless and elegant in its intensity. I truly believe that listening to music can transform you into a better person. In that way, all my songs have been me just trying to get better, trying to cheer myself up, trying to convince myself that there is hope and joy in the world no matter how dark it may seem. And the lyrics of this song, especially in the verses, are me calling out my own interior negative forces - the lowest and darkest impulses inside me, that wish to hold me down in despair - and I'm telling those malevolent urges once and for all that they won't break me. I will
persevere. And when I triumph, somehow, someday, it will be because of music. This song is a celebration of that essential and divine life-force that music is both emanating from and emitting to us. This song is about how good music makes it feel to not be dead. As the last line of the chorus proclaims, 'Music makes me want to stay alive.' That's probably the truest lyric I've ever written."


HEAR / SHARE "Music Is Worth Living For"
http://smarturl.it/AWK_YNA

YOUTUBE LINK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdW3UJ7lQvU

It's safe to say, nobody has partied harder, longer, or more fervently than the undisputed King of Partying himself, Andrew W.K.. A one-man music machine possessed of a single-minded, monomaniacal focus to spread a singular message: That to party is to exist. And that to exist is to party.  

On You're Not Alone, the party is more epic than ever, delivering everything one would want and expect from an Andrew W.K. record, and more — high octane, rock 'n' roll powered by buoyant, infectious, and jubilant melodies. His new music, always a music of extremes, is relentlessly upbeat and celebratory, while also exploring contradiction and confusion with ultimately enraptured results.

Watch Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell on painting album cover for You're Not Alone
https://youtu.be/1_HFVg6TvDw
You're Not Alone Track List
1. The Power of Partying
2. Music Is Worth Living For
3. Ever Again
4. I Don't Know Anything
5. The Feeling of Being Alive
6. Party Mindset
7. The Party Never Dies
8. Give Up On You
9. Keep On Going
10. In Your Darkest Moments
11. The Devil's On Your Side
12. Break The Curse
13. Total Freedom
14. Beyond Oblivion
15. Confusion and Clarity
16. You're Not Alone

 Crossfaith To Release 'Wipeout' EP.

Crossfaith.Friday 12th January 2018
Crossfaith have today released the first taste of their 'Wipeout' EP (out Jan 26th on UNFD), with the title track available on Digital Streaming Platforms here: unfd.lnk.to/WIPEOUT 

Speaking of the release, singer Ken says, "WIPEOUT is about our future... no one can stop the future, so we chose to dive straight in. These new songs are the guide for where Crossfaith are going - Inside The Flames is heavy and exciting, and Vermillion Gold is super-fast and more technical. Japan is looking to the future. We will host the Olympic Games in 2020, which is the year that the legendary film AKIRA was set. Everyone cares about what's coming next, and Crossfaith have decided to describe our music as images from the future. We want WIPEOUT to be the key to a new door in your mind."
FREEDOM - EP
1. Wipeout
2. Inside The Flames
3. Vermillion Gold

 Alkaline Trio To Release Past Lives Vinyls, Blu Rays And Much More.

Alkaline Trio.Friday 12th January 2018
Alkaline Trio is celebrating their 21st Anniversary by releasing the Past Live recording. The limited edition Past Live vinyl bundle box set includes the live recordings from their 2014 four-night residency at the Metro in Chicago. Starting today, this offering will ONLY be available for a four-week pre-order ending on February 9th.

Across two decades, eight albums, and a multitude of singles, splits, and EPs, Alkaline Trio has built a reputation as a defining act in punk rock's modern era. Formed in Chicago by vocalist-guitarist Matt Skiba in 1996, the band would come into its own with its debut album Goddammit in 1998. Since then, the band has continually evolved, incorporating new influences with each record while achieving artistic, critical, and commercial success along the way.

In 2014 and 2015—just ahead of the band's 20th anniversary—the Trio launched the Past Live tour, which saw the band play four consecutive nights in select cities, playing two of their albums in full at each show. "We realized there were a ton of songs we never played live, just because of studio stuff, or they just never made it into the set initially, and kind of got forgotten about," says vocalist-bassist Dan Andriano. "This was the chance for us to get out and do everything, to kind of celebrate the records by going out and playing them all." And it was an intensive workout for drummer Derek Grant, who analyzed all of the albums to make sure the songs were played as faithfully as possible. "I tried to pick apart the drums for all of the albums, and really understand how and why things were played," says Grant. "It kept me on my toes for sure, and I had a blast."

When the band rolled into the Metro in Chicago—a club that's been as much of a home to the band as any—Audiotree teamed up with Alkaline Trio to record the four shows with multitrack audio and HD video. And now, Alkaline Trio is proud to release Past Live in full, as an eight-LP vinyl box set (with individual LPs available) and a set of four Blu-Rays, along with exclusive printed posters and T-shirts, as well as tote bags made from backdrops the band used on previous tours. With nearly 100 songs performed across those four nights at The Metro, Past Live commemorates the band's storied career and gives fans the chance to relive those celebratory full-album shows.

"It's taken a long time to get it out, and it's hard to even put a finger on why," says Andriano, "But it's finally time." Since those Past Live shows, Andriano and drummer Derek Grant both released solo albums, and Skiba joined blink-182, releasing the chart-topping album California with the band. But as Skiba says, the relationship with the Triofaithful is one that makes revisiting the Past Live sets a reminder of the band's unique relationship with its devoted fans. "Our fans are amazing, and whenever we have a show it feels like we're all in it together," he says. "I was very pleasantly reminded of that at the first show," saying that, with nearly 100 songs to remember, he'd occasionally stumble on a lyric, "I'd forget something and it just didn't matter. The kids knew all the lyrics, and it just made it even better." And aside from the fans who have been with the band for nearly two decades, it gave new fans a chance to be part of it. "It feels like a family," says Grant. "Now people are bringing their younger siblings and their kids to shows, it's multi-generational, which is cool to see."

Alkaline Trio's live shows have always been thrilling due to the fact that, even as the band ascended through the ranks of punk, they always retained the feeling of three friends excited to be on stage together. "When I think of a Trio live show," says Skiba, "I always go back to the humble beginnings of the band, and I want that to always be in this band." Andriano agrees, noting that this anything-could-happen aura is something they've always prioritized, and is captured perfectly on Past Live. "We tried to make shows about all of us—the audience, the crowd, all the singing along—we're very much about the community aspect of it." But in listening

back to Past Live, Andriano's learned something about the band's live shows that he never realized: "We're good too, you know?"

And while Past Live functions as a retrospective, its release also hints at the band's future, with Andriano saying "It feels like the wheels are turning to get things going again." Alkaline Trio closed 2017 with a coveted opening slot for The Original Misfits, a band Skiba describes as his "first love," Alkaline Trio is primed to step back into the spotlight. "We have the wind at our backs, it seems," says Skiba. "Every aspect of the band—be it business or artistically or whatever—it feels like the Gods are in our corner." Andriano agrees, and says that he's ready to make the band's best record yet. "There's not an inch of me that feels like we're done making music, or we're done making new stuff," he says. "I wanna be a band that people want to hear new stuff from. Because I feel like I'm still in a band that wants to write good, new music."

 Black Deer Festival Coming To The UK This Summer.

Black Deer.Friday 12th January 2018
Bringing you an experience like no other, Black Deer promises you a jam-packed weekend of celebrating all things Americana and Country!

Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Eridge Park, Britain's oldest deer park, located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells, just a mere 50 minutes outside of London. You can expect an array of authentic americana-style meats, smokey whiskeys, bespoke custom bike showcases, storytellings from cultural pioneers, not to mention the incredible line-up of your favourite artists across the Americana, blues, roots, authentic country, folk and bluegrass genres. This family-friendly event encourages people of all ages to completely immerse themselves in all aspects of this culture celebrated by millions on either side of the Atlantic and delivering an authentic, Roots-style line up to the UK.

Romantic, Americana-tinged songwriter Sam Beam - better known as Iron & Wine - will be headlining the Saturday of Black Deer. Fifteen years after his first album Iron & Wine has returned with Beast Epic, gaining critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Guardian and Rolling Stone, you won't want to miss these new cossier-than-ever tracks live for the first time in the UK from our favourite indie-folk legend.

Award winning Brighton born, folk singer-songwriter Passenger is the first headliner to be announced for Black Deer. After achieving a number one in seventeen countries, selling over two million records, and reaching an astounding level of 1.7 billion views on Youtube, Michael David Rosenberg is back with full force, making his UK festival exclusive headlining the Sunday of Black Deer!

For nearly two decades Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell has been one of the most unique voices in Americana. From his work with Drive-By Truckers through to his award winning solo work, he continues to be one of the genre's most vital talents. He'll be bringing his band The 400 Unit to the inaugural Black Deer in a UK Festival Exclusive.

Modern country duo and twin sisters Ward Thomas have quickly established themselves as one of the British country music scene's most successful acts. Championed by BBC Radio 2, their sophomore album 'Cartwheels' became the first album by a UK country act to reach the coveted number one slot on the UK Album Chart upon its release last year.

Long-standing blues sensation Eric Bibb promises to deliver a fiery and soulful rendition of the anthemic songs which have soundtracked his five-decade spanning career and hailed as 'the new face of folk rock', John Moreland will be bringing his expressive whiskey-tinged literary ballads to Black Deer Festival. Elsewhere, making the leap from buskers to headliners, CC Smugglers will be bringing their americana-inspired rhythms to Black Deer and are sure to keep you on your feet and wanting more!

The Americans caught the taste-making eyes of Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford during the making of the award-winning documentary 'American Epic' and between them, have worked with Nick Cave, Tim Robbins and Lucinda Williams.

Having made her name as the lead vocalist and guitarist in the band Howling Bells, Juanita Stein heads to Black Deer as a solo artist following the release of her acclaimed solo debut, America, last year. An evocative and beautiful album, Stein's honeyed voice weaves stories of heartbreak and optimism in songs hailed by The Sunday Times as "A fab, dreamy journey into the dark heart of country-noir". Expect spine-tingling treats from this indie-goddess!

Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of The Guardian and NPE's Ann Powers, Cornwall-based William The Conqueror are a three piece indie-rock group who perfectly chanel classic blues and roots throughout their grunge/indie filter. Their debut album 'Proud Disturber of the Peace' was released this summer and was shortlisted for UK Americana Awards for 'UK Album of the Year'. Elsewhere banjo-pickers Darren Eedens & the Slim Pickin's bring their distinctive honky tonk sounds to the festival.

Alongside a sunkissed and emotive music programme, Black Deer will be rustling up a stunning variety of classic food & drink to take revellers deep into the heartlands of all things Americana - expect an array of mouth-watering delicacies across the Black Deer site served up from bespoke built hostelries and headed up by the revered cookbook authors, food writers and founders of Grillstock Jon Finch and Ben Merrington. Pioneers of the American barbecue scene in the UK since 2010, Jon & Ben created the original barbecue and music festival drawing 20,000 meat fans annually to their weekend of meat, music and mayhem.

Having created the biggest barbecue experience the UK has seen, the pair are experts on all things low 'n' slow having opened five American smokehouse restaurants across the UK as well as co-authored an Amazon best-selling barbecue cookbook.

Serving up their wholesome smoked meats for a true treat for the tastebuds - you'll find the very best ribs and brisket - drenched with sweet sauces from homegrown suppliers. From a variety of acclaimed craft beers, to artisan ales, amazing 'cups of Joe' and straight from the barrel, smooth as silk aged whiskies - your senses will be transported from the very first bite and sip.

Taking place as one of the centerpieces of the festival will be Bolt. Founded in 2013 by Andrew Almond, it has quickly become a key protagonist within the scene, as a brand, a lifestyle and an authentic participant of a culture rich with heritage.

Bolt Motorcycles London will be curating an area of the Black Deer Festival bringing together the rich history and diverse subcultures that have surrounded the ultimate symbol of counter culture - the motorcycle. Since motorcycles were first invented they have been customised either to enhance their performance or to reflect the riders identity in regards to fashion, music or politics.

Meet many creatives showcasing their artisan wares, and cultural pioneers sharing their stories. Try your hand at a range of Americana-inspired experiences, from whiskey tasting and wood-chopping, to leather-craft and denim-customising. Younger folk can fill their boots with exhilarating outdoor adventures, cinema, Ukulele lessons and there's even the opportunity to perform on a stage dedicated specifically for created for for budding juniors.

FULL LIST OF FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED
Iron & Wine
Passenger
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (UK Festival Exclusive)
Ward Thomas
John Moreland
Eric Bibb
CC Smugglers
The Americans
Juanita Stein
William the Conqueror
Darren Eedens and the Slim Pickins'

Black Deer have teamed up with Supajam Education in Music and Media (SEMM), a multi-award winning educational provider set up by David Court and Nick Stillwell for young people aged 16+ with special education needs and educational health care plans. The school support disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, many of whom have never achieved a qualification and currently have a 93% music diploma pass rate. The promoters of Black Deer have supported Supajam for many years offering employment opportunities to the students on many of their events. Black Deer Festival has become the main focus of the 2017/2018 educational curriculum having given SEMM their own stage at the festival to manage, book and curate. The festival team will be supporting and working closely with these students all year.
TICKET PRICES
Adult Weekend Tier 1 Tickets on sale now from £115 and Junior (5-17 year olds) from £45

 Feed The Rhino Back With New Album 'The Silence'.

Feed The Rhino.Friday 12th January 2018
UK’s FEED THE RHINO proudly present you the brand-new single ‘Losing Ground’ from the forthcoming studio album, “The Silence”, which will be released via Century Media Records on February 16th, 2018. The band comments:
br> “As a band, we've been developing the lighter side of our sound since our first album back in 2010, and have always wanted to be able to showcase a different side to the heavy, raucous music we are known for. ‘Losing Ground’ came from an idea that James had been jamming on an acoustic guitar, and when we heard Lee start singing on it, we knew we had something a bit different and that was so exciting to write and play. It also gave us some new avenues to go down with the production, so we had a lot of fun with that in the studio.

The song means a lot to us and hopefully shows how much we have grown as a band! The song has so many possibilities in the way we play it too, so we are looking forward to getting to explore that a bit more.”
 
Enjoy ‘Losing Ground’ here: https://youtu.be/3_N4-guSDrc
 
“The Silence” will be released on CD (incl. sticker) and digitally. Pre-order the digital album and receive the singles ‘Losing Ground’, ‘Timewave Zero’, ‘Heedless’ and ‘Featherweight’ immediately! https://feedtherhino.lnk.to/TheSilence
FEED THE RHINO – The Silence

1. Timewave Zero (4:11) Watch here: https://youtu.be/8dT-YnBV4nU 
2. Heedless (3:33) Watch here: https://youtu.be/zn4Q565s_zE
3. Losing Ground (4:13)
4. 68 (3:08)
5. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy (3:33)
6. Yellow And Green (3:23)
7. Nerve Of A Sinister Killer (2:57)
8. Fences (3:38)
9. The Silence (3:47)
10. Lost In Proximity (3:21)
11. Featherweight (4:20)
Renowned as ‘one of the UK’s most incendiary live bands’ (Kerrang!) and much-lauded for their ferocious yet melodic sound, FEED THE RHINO will present “The Silence” live on a UK headline run kicking off February 20th, 2018.

Tickets are on sale now via http://myticket.co.uk/artists/feed-the-rhino

FEED THE RHINO live
w/ Bad Sign, HCBP & Cove

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

March 2018
Thu, 1 UK, Glasgow, G2
Fri, 2 UK, Manchester, Rebellion
Sat, 3 UK, Birmingham, The Flapper

Festivals 2018
Mar 15, UK, North Wales, Hammerfest
Jun 22-24, France, Hellfest 2018
…more dates to be announced soon…

 Stone Temple Pilots Back With New Single 'Meadow.

stone Temple Pilot.WFriday 12th January 2018
At a private show last month in Los Angeles, Stone Temple Pilots made its triumphant return to the stage at the Troubadour where the Grammy®-winning group welcomed Jeff Gutt as their new lead singer.

Gutt (pronounced goot) is a veteran of the Detroit music scene and has spent the last year writing and recording with founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz. In addition to introducing Gutt, the concert also featured the debut of the new Stone Temple Pilots single "Meadow." Available now via digital and streaming services, the song will appear on the band's as-yet-untitled album, which will be released on Atlantic/Rhino in spring 2018 in conjunction with a North American tour.

Stone Temple Pilots announced their new lead singer on SiriusXM's Volume channel 106 during a special broadcast, "Stone Temple Pilots Reborn," from the Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 14. The complete concert is now up and running exclusively on SiriusXM and can be heard on Howard Stern's Howard 101 channel, as well as Lithium (channel 34). The show will also be available via the SiriusXM app and online at www.siriusxm.com.

This show marks the beginning of a new journey for the band, one that began last year when the DeLeo brothers and Kretz launched a worldwide search for a new singer with whom to write, record, and tour.

"We wanted someone who would not only do our earlier songs justice, but would also write new songs and carve out a different path forward with us. It took some time, but we found our guy," Dean explained.

Before choosing Gutt, the trio received and reviewed about 15,000 submissions online before selecting more than 30 singers to audition in person with the group at Studio 606 in Los Angeles. Gutt sang with the band on the last day of auditions. Ironically, he was the only one who hadn't submitted music online. Instead, he was invited after Robert DeLeo heard about Gutt after DeLeo had played a show in Detroit with the Hollywood Vampires.

"Talk about a happy accident," Robert said. "It was clear right away that Jeff had the range to sing vocally challenging songs like 'Piece of Pie' and 'Interstate Love Song.' But we soon discovered that he also has a great ear for melody and knew how to write a song."

In September 2016, the four of them started working together and spent the next several months finishing off song ideas and writing new music. "The chemistry was there from the start, and Jeff kept coming up with one great melody after another. We ended up finishing 14 songs, which is the most that Stone Temple Pilots has ever recorded for an album," Kretz said.

For his part, Gutt is prepared for the inevitable comparisons to STP's original singer Scott Weiland, who passed away in December 2015.

"No one will ever fill Scott's shoes and I'm not trying to – he's a legend. But these songs deserve to be performed and people want to hear them. I'm just honored that the guys chose me to help them continue to build this band's legacy," Gutt said.

The newly minted quartet is busy mixing the new songs now and plans to release the as-yet-untitled album in early 2018. This will be the group's seventh studio album since its multi-platinum 1992 debut Core, and its first full-length since Stone Temple Pilots in 2010. The album will be released on Atlantic/Rhino, continuing

 Don Broco Unleash New Single 'Come Out To LA'.

Don Broco.Friday 12th January 2018
Don Broco have revealed their brand new single 'Come Out To LA', taken from their forthcoming album Technology, due for release on February 2nd through SharpTone Records.

Featuring one of the most brilliant, entertaining and OTT videos you're likely to see this year – featuring death, dancing, robots, inter-band rivalries, mad scientists, insane TV performances and much, much more – 'Come Out To LA' showcases Don Broco pushing the boundaries both musically and visually.

'Come Out To LA' is a commentary on the band's own experiences in the city: "On our last album with a major label, like most bands when they first sign a worldwide deal, we were shipped off to LA to meet the bigwigs and shoot videos. We had someone taking us to fancy meals, promising us the world, and in our naivety we lapped it all up. It quickly became apparent that it's just a façade."

The track is an eclectic blend of smooth vocal harmonies and infectious guitar and synth hooks, contrasted with a blistering, gritty chorus. Catchy pop-infused verses and brooding synths build to an explosive climax, with pounding overdriven guitars giving way to glistening tones.

'Come Out To LA' is the latest single to be taken from the upcoming album Technology, following the previous singles 'Stay Ignorant', 'Pretty', 'Everybody', and the album's title track. Technology finds the band filtering their charismatic 80s pop-infected rock, through far-flung genres of metal, funk and electronics. The result is a record featuring the band's most inventive, intelligent and infectious songs yet.

The band recently played an explosive sold-out headline show at London's Alexandra Palace, and have recently announced a UK headline tour, with MAN WITH A MISSION in support.
Two album release shows have now been announced prior to the tour, at the Bedford Corn Exchange (Feb 1st) and London's ULU (Feb 2nd). Codes to access a ticket pre-sale will be available from January 8th with any album purchase from here. Tickets will go on general sale from January 10th.

FEBRUARY 2018 TOUR DATES

01/02 – Bedford, Corn Exchange*
02/02 – London, ULU*

08/02 – Portsmouth, Pyramids*
09/02 – Bristol, O2 Academy
10/02 – Cardiff, Great Hall
12/02 – Norwich, UEA
13/02 – Nottingham, Rock City
15/02 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
16/02 – Manchester, Academy
17/02 – Leeds, O2 Academy*
19/02 – Newcastle, Northumbria Institute
20/02 – Aberdeen, Garage*
21/02 – Glasgow, Barrowlands

 Northlane Appear On Fatboy Slim Vs Australia Records.

Fatbou Slim.Friday 12th January 2018
Fatboy Slim is going head to head with Australia on his upcoming release: a remix EP aptly named 'Fatboy Slim vs Australia' 

Northlane, who are 2017 ARIA award winners in the hard rock category have covered a Fatboy classic, 'Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat'.

"Fatboy Slim is an iconic name in electronic music and for many of us, our first introduction to techno, which has lead us down a rabbit hole of new genres and inspired us to take risks with our music. Reinterpreting this song and adding a little bit of the Northlane sound into it was a challenge for us and we hope that we've done it justice. We believe that the metal and electronic genres share many similarities and we're thrilled we got the opportunity to contribute to this release!" says Jon from the band.

Listen to the track HERE
Alongside Northlane, other artists to feature on the release includeTKST, Set Mo, The Aston Shuffle, Sam La More (a member of 2017 ARIA award winner act PNAU), Carmada andLO'99, each tackling hits like 'Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat', 'Weapon of Choice' and 'Right Here, Right Now' from the Grammy Award winning artist.
Fatboy Slim reveals "I'm totally down for vs Australia, sounds like a dual and a whole lot of fun if ever I heard it ....let the people decide when I come to play in January...dance bitch" 
With the 20-year anniversary of critically acclaimed album 'You've Come A Long Way, Baby' coming in 2018, this re-work of his most popular hits comes at the perfect time, giving Fatboy Slim fans new and old a chance to enjoy the tracks that made him a household name.

Fatboy Slim vs Australia:
1. Praise You (The Kite String Tangle Remix)
2. Sunset [Bird of Prey] (The Aston Shuffle Remix)
3. Star 69 (LO'99 Remix)
4. The Rockerfella Skank (Sam La More Remix)
5. Weapon of Choice (Set Mo Remix)
6. Right Here, Right Now (Carmada Remix)
7. Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (Northlane Remix) *please note this is a cover, but credited as a remix
Fatboy Sim vs Australia will be released on January 19th through Skint/BMG, coinciding with Fatboy's run of festival headline dates around the country with Electric Gardens.

 Senses Fail Unleash Video For 'Gold Jacket, Green Jacket'.

Senses Fail.Friday 12th January 2018
Senses Fail is thrilled to share their brand new song and video, "Gold Jacket, Green Jacket...," premiering now via Loudwire. The track comes from the band's forthcoming 7th full-length album, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You. The new 12-song album will be released on February 16th, 2018 via Pure Noise Records and can be pre-ordered now here
On the new single, singer Buddy Nielsen shares: "This song is an attempt to give a voice to the millions of people struggling everyday to follow their dreams and passions. We as a generation have endured and sacrificed much more than our elders give us credit for. War, climate change, mass shootings, economic uncertainty and crippling debt are just some of the struggles that we have been handed by the generation before us, all while be told we aren't doing enough to succeed. Despite all this we are strive to do whats right, follow our hearts and try to leave this world a better place."
If There Is A Light, It Will Find You was produced by Beau Burchell (Moose Blood, Saosin, Hands Like Houses) andis the first time singer Buddy Nielsen has fully written the entirety of the album alone.  Nielsen experienced life-altering changes over the past two years that have contributed directly to the making of this record. The band has always been known for pushing boundaries lyrically and addressing topical issues from stage during a live show, but this time around you can feel the weight of uncontrollable stressors wearing down on Buddy as he navigates the listener through his personal life, from song to song. 
Fans will notice a dramatic shift back to the band's rock roots, honing the sound they realized on iconic records like Let It Enfold You while also embracing the future of the band and personal experiences like both the loss and birth of a child. Underneath the album's brighter, melody-driven exterior lurks a dark fascination with the concept of mortality – creating a juxtaposition of light and shadows that directly reflects on Senses Fail's marked history.

If There Is A Light It Will Find You Track Listing: 
Double Cross
Elevator to the Gallows
New Jersey Makes, The World Takes
Gold Jacket, Green Jacket...
First Breath Last Breath
Ancient Gods
Is It Gonna Be The Year
You Get So Alone At Times It Just Makes Sense
Orlando and a Miscarriage
Shaking Hands
Stay What You Are
If There Is Light, It Will Find You

 The Fallen State Announce The Release Of New Single 'Nova'.

The Fallen State.Friday 12th January 2018
UK five piece The Fallen State are delighted to announce the release of 'Nova" – featuring vocals and guitar contributions from Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson. Whilst touring with the band, Robertson heard The Fallen State track "Nova" and fell in love with it. Discussions were had and Chris recorded vocals alongside Vocalist Ben Stenning. The resulting single highlights what a remarkable song "Nova" is. Already playlisted across UK radio – including Planet Rock and Kerrang radio. The single has already charted in the iTunes chart and is rising. The single is the perfect set up for a new headline tour from The Fallen State in 2018.

Fresh from successful tours with Black Stone Cherry, US Grammy winners Halestorm, 3 Doors Down and fellow UK rockers Young Guns and Heavens Basement, The Fallen State are proud announce a full UK tour in March/April 2018. The full tour is as follows

Saturday 24th March 2018    Plymouth, The Underground
Sunday 25th March                Exeter, Cavern
Monday 26th March               London, o2 Academy 2
Thursday 29th March             Southampton, The Brook
Friday 30th March                 Doncaster, The Woolpack Live
Saturday 31st March            Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sunday 1st April                  Newcastle, Jumpin' Jacks
Tuesday 3rd April                Manchester, Factory 251
Wednesday 4th April            Edinburgh, Bannermans
Thursday 5th April               Birmingham, o2 Academy 3
Saturday 7th April               Bideford, The Palladium

Tickets are available from 10am GMT Monday 4th December 2017 from
www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.ticketweb.co.uk www.seetickets.com

 Firewind Launch New Video For 'we Defy'.

Firewind.Friday 12th January 2018
Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, who are continuing to promote their latest album “Immortals” on a European tour together with Rage, have launched a new video clip for the track 'We Defy' now.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/iDYJQVeaKgA

FIREWIND guitarist and bandleader Gus G. checked in with the following comment from the road:

“Hello friends and Happy New Year! We’ve kicked off 2018 in a great way, touring all over Europe with the legendary Rage. The first few shows of the tour have been insane!

In December, we captured some of this magic on camera when we played our hometown Thessaloniki inGreece. The video for the song 'We Defy' gives you an idea of the excitement and energy at a FIREWIND show. We hope you enjoy it and hope to see you at a show!”

Check out all upcoming FIREWIND live dates as well as a newly announced tour of Latin America for February and March 2018:

FIREWIND – Live 2018

Europe/UK Tour and very special guests RAGE:
10.01. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
12.01. CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
13.01. CZ Zlin - Masters of Rock cafe
14.01. SK Kosice - Collosseum
15.01. H Budapest - A38
16.01. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
18.01. ES Murcia - Garaje Beat
19.01. ES Madrid - Sala Mon
20.01. ES Oviedo - Sir Lauren
21.01. UK London - Underworld
22.01. UK Sheffield - Corporation


Latin American Tour:
‪23.02. Queretaro, MX - La Casona Del Arbol Teatro y Cocina Show Center
24.02. Mexico City, MX - Foro Cosa Nostra
25.02. Merida, MX - Delorian Bar 
27.02. San Salvador, El Salvador - CIFCO
28.02. Guatemala City, Guatemala - Rock'ol Vuh
01.03. Bogota, Colombia - Auditorio Lumiere
02.03. Quito, Ecuador - Sala Demetrio Aguilera Malta 
03.03. Lima, Peru - C.C. Festiva
06.03. Buenos Aires, Argentina - The Roxy La Viola Bar
10.03. São Paulo, Brasil - Manifesto Bar
11.03. Limeira, Brasil - Bar da Montanha

Festival dates:
17.03. DE Marsberg – Metal Diver Festival
02.-04.08 DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air

GUS G. – Live 2018:
21.02. Mexico City - The Contemporary Music School (Guitar Clinic)
15.-20.04. Palma/Marseille (Spain/France) – Full Metal Cruise

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock Open Air.Wednesday 10th January 2018
BLOODSTOCK are excited to make their first band announcement of 2018!  

Tickets for 2018 are flying out the door, with less than 50 VIP tickets remaining.  Do not delay if you're planning on joining us in the Serpent's Lair!  Standard tickets, as well as the very popular Deposit Scheme and the last few camper van pitches are all currently available in the ticket store.  So, about those band announcements...

JASTA & FRIENDS are set for a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday!  As a great friend of BLOODSTOCK, we're thrilled to welcome Jamey Jasta, frontman of Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow and Icepick, back to the festival with his solo band, JASTA.  However, this is not just JASTA, this is JASTA & FRIENDS, so expect some special guests to jump on stage for various songs, just for the BOA faithful at BLOODSTOCK 2018! Guests will be revealed in due course, but we can tell you that the mighty Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down, Kingdom of Sorrow) will be one of them! Jamey says, "I'm beyond excited and honoured to have my first UK show with JASTA be at the mighty Bloodstock Festival! So many legends have graced the Bloodstock stages, we will channel their energy and give the fans a killer set with some special surprise guests!" Check out JASTA's recent video for 'The Same Flame' here - https://youtu.be/P7PnbooaTOE.

VENOM INC also join Saturday's main stage bill!  With new album, 'Avé' released via Nuclear Blast last year, the seminal British metal icons will be bringing both classic tracks and new to BLOODSTOCK next August.  Check out the lyric video for 'Avé Satanas', taken from that album here - https://youtu.be/Xt_yGt0ET0U and get ready to welcome The Demolition Man, Mantas and Abaddon to Catton Park!

Our Saturday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner will be ORPHANED LAND!  The ground-breaking band's new album, 'Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs' is set for release later this month via Century Media and features guest appearances from Blind Guardian's Hansi Kürsch, Tomas Lindberg from At The Gates and Steve Hackett.  Check out the epic album teaser here - https://youtu.be/GNm20DFCO7Y.

Also joining the bill are the hotly tipped Danish prog metal outfit VOLA, who join the Sophie stage bill on Saturday.  The band are hard at work on their new studio album, set for release through Mascot Records this year.  Get a taster of their sound via the video for 'Stray The Skies' taken from 2016's debut album, 'InMazes' - https://youtu.be/EipdyUZfrG0.

If you haven't grabbed your ticket yet and are a bit stretched post-Christmas, BLOODSTOCK's payment plan helps ease the 'lump sum' shock of paying for your ticket by breaking it into five smaller, more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of £36.00.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29.00 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.  Find out full details and sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  

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

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday's bil toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, MR BIG, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

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

 Terror Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

Terror.Wednesday 10th January 2018
Nuclear Blast is delighted to announce that it has closed a record deal with long-running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse TERROR for Europe (Pure Noise Records for the rest of the world).

The band is currently working on their 8th studio album, scheduled for a tentative summer 2018 release.

Commented TERROR vocalist and main man Scott Vogel"We are super excited to start a new chapter of TERROR in Europe with NB. This is the label we wanted to work with for the future because of their strong presence and awesome roster. Can’t wait to put out a new album in the middle of 2018 with the label and work together on this next project."

TERROR will be touring Europe alongside label mates HATEBREED and MADBALL as part of the renowned EMP PERSISTENCE Tour, kicking off next week in Berlin, Germany and finishing up in London on January 28th.

EMP Persistence Tour 2018
HATEBREED
MADBALL
TERROR
POWER TRIP
BORN FROM PAIN
BROKEN TEETH HC
INSANITY ALERT
18.01. D Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus
19.01. NL Utrecht - Tivoli Ronda
20.01. D Dresden - Eventwerk
21.01. D Munich - Backstage
22.01. CH Zurich - Komplex
23.01. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
24.01. CZ Brno - Sono
25.01. D Lichtenfels - Stadthalle
26.01. B Torhout - De Mast
27.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
28.01. UK London - o2 Forum Kentish Town

 Casey Announce Europe And UK Headline Tour For March And April.

Casey.Wednesday 10th January 2018
CASEY recently revealed details of their second album 'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping', which will be released via Hassle Records on March 16, 2018. The Welsh five-piece are now pleased to announce a full UK & European headline tour to follow up the unveiling of the record and the previously announced album release shows. The tour will span three weeks in March/April, including a week in the UK which kicks off April 13 at London's Boston Music Room. Casey spent much of 2017 on the road, bringing their unique and supremely emotive take on post-hardcore to venues and festivals across the continent. Their live experiences included stints supporting The Amity Affliction and Boston Manor, as well as storming sets at Slam Dunk, Download, Reading & Leeds and Impericon Festivals.

'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' -  the follow up to 2016's debut album 'Love Is Not Enough' - is a deeply personal journey through vocalist Tom Weaver's issues with physical and mental afflictions, some of which have dogged him from birth. Recorded at rural Wales' illustrious Monnow Valley Studios and produced by Brad Wood (Placebo, Sunny Day Real Estate, Touché Amoré), the songs that comprise the album are much more expansive, atmospheric and layered than anything Casey have done to date. It's a record that flows from one vividly depicted moment to the next, one memory to another. And while there is still some desperate rage and gutteral screaming in the likes of 'Wavering', 'Phosphenes' and, the first single to be revealed from the album, 'Fluorescents', the band have also created much more space for calmer, though no less anxious, soundscapes. It makes for an incredibly cohesive and immersive record.

WHERE I GO WHEN I AM SLEEPING EU|UK TOUR 2018
(with support from Endless Heights & Rarity)

30.03.18 Belgium Dendermonde @ JH Zenith  
31.03.18 Netherlands Arnhem @ Willemeen   
01.04.18 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden  
02.04.18 Germany Hannover @ Mephisto  
03.04.18 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau  
04.04.18 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns  
06.04.18 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert  
08.04.18 Germany Munich @ Feierwerk  
09.04.18 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff  
10.04.18 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er  
11.04.18 Germany Hamburg @ Goldener Salon  
12.04.18 Germany Cologne @ MTC  
13.04.18 UK London @ Boston Music Room  
14.04.18 UK Leeds @ The Key Club  
15.04.18 UK Newcastle @ Jumpin Jacks  
16.04.18 UK Plymouth @ Underground  
17.04.18 UK Manchester @ Satan's Hollow  
18.04.18 UK Birmingham @ Asylum2  
19.04.18 UK Nottingham @ Rock City Basement

 Stone To Release Debut Album 'Inch Of Joy' In March.

Stone.Wednesday 10th January 2018
Pasadena based record label Pure Noise Records welcomes Milwaukee hardcore/metal band STONE to their growing roster. The label will release the band's debut album, Inch of Joy, on 2nd March 2018 and has launched a pre-order for the album here: Stone.MerchNow.Com
STONE premiered new video for the track "Lost on You." Watch it now here

""Lost On You" is for the people that talk and talk about how much they give a shit about hardcore and at the end of the day, it couldn't be further from the truth. This dies if you don't give back what you take from it." - Zach Dear

The band will make their UK debut last month, all dates below:
BACKTRACK with Special Guest: Risk It, Stone
Bad To My World European Tour 2018
 
14.02.18 Germany Köln MTC
15.02.18 Germany Münster Triptychon
16.02.18 Germany Berlin Cassiopeia
17.02.18 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
18.02.18 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof
19.02.18 Germany München Feierwerk
20.02.18 Germany Stuttgart Juha West
21.02.18 Switzerland Zürich Dynamo
22.02.18 Belgium Mol JH Tydeeh
23.02.18 UK London Boston Music Room
24.02.18 UK Leeds Temple Of Boom
25.02.18 Netherlands Eindhoven Dynamo

STONE features former Expire guitarist Zach Dear, along with Marcus Boldt, Jimmy Ladue, Mitch Reitman and Sean Thompson. The band has played shows with Stick To Your Guns, Comeback Kid, & Broken Teeth, and are confirmed for Midwest Blood Fest on February 9th-10th. 

The band's debut album, Inch of Joy, is a masterclass in hardcore, with elements of metal infused for a ferocious sound that's destined to be one of the most turbulent and crucial albums from the scene in 2018.
Inch of Joy Tracklisting:
1. Inch of Joy
2. Skeletons
3. Lost On You
4. War Dance
5. Struck A Chord
6. Under The Eye
7. Failure
8. Guilty
9. Push_Suffer
10. The Only Cure
11. No Light
12. Box Me Out

 The Temperance Movement To Release New Album.

The Temperance Movement.Wednesday 10th January 2018
British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have returned with news of a brand new studio album to be released in early 2018, supported by a European headlining tour.

Following a whirlwind few years in which they released two Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars THE ROLLING STONES. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are finally back, having been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for an even bigger year in 2018.

The band's eagerly-anticipated new album, 'A Deeper Cut', is due to be released on February 16th, 2018 and features 12 brand new songs which draw on the band's recent experiences and showcase their ever-improving songwriting abilities.

"This is my favourite record we've made so far and I'm more excited about getting this out there than I have been about any of the previous albums," states guitarist Paul Sayer.  "I feel like we've really captured what the band is about on this one; I can't wait for people to hear it and I can't wait to get out on the road and play it live to everyone."

Guitarist Matt White, who makes his recording debut with THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on 'A Deeper Cut', adds: "There isn't an ounce of fat on this album.  Everything that is on there happened because it was absolutely necessary and vital that it was put down.  It's both a nod to the past and a wink to the future.  It was a pleasure to be involved in writing and recording with The Temperance Movement for the first time.  I feel that together, with [producer] Sam Miller, we have surpassed any expectations that were placed upon us and that we have produced the finest body of work from the band to date."

'A Deeper Cut' is available for pre-order now on limited edition signed digipak CD, regular digipak CD, regular vinyl, and limited edition signed coloured vinyl.  

Sold Out 14 date UK club tour in November 2017

Mon 19th Feb 2018           Brighton, Concorde 2, UK
Tues 20th Feb                        Cambridge. Junction, UK
Wed 21st Feb                        Birmingham, o2 Institute, UK
Thurs 22nd Feb                     Bristol, o2 Academy, UK
Sat 24th Feb                           Poole, Winters End Festival, UK festival date
Sun 25th Feb                          Manchester, o2 Ritz, UK
Tues 27th Feb                        Dublin, Grand Social, EIRE
Wed 28th Feb                        Belfast, Empire Music Hall, UK
Fri 2nd March                        Aberdeen, The Garage, UK
Sat 3rd March                        Glasgow, Barrowlands, UK
Sun 4th March                       Newcastle, University, UK
Mon 5th March                     Sheffield, o2 Academy, UK
Wed 7th March                    Portsmouth, Pyramids, UK
Thurs 8th March                   Nottingham, Rock City, UK
Fri 9th March                         London, o2 Forum, UK
Sun 18th March                    Munich, Backstage Werk, GERMANY
Mon 19th March                  Vienna, Chelsea, AUSTRIA
Wed 21st March                  Prague, Futurum, CZECH REPUBLIC
Thurs 22nd March              Warsaw, Hydrozagadka, POLAND
Sat 24th March                     Berlin, Lido, GERMANY
Sun 25th March                    Hamburg, Knust, GERMANY
Tues 27th March                 Cologne, Buergerhaus, GERMANY
Wed 28th March                 Amsterdam, Melkweg, HOLLAND
Thurs 29th March               Leffinge, De Zwerver, BELGIUM
Sun 1st April                           Cenon, Le Rocher De Palmer, FRANCE
Mon 2nd April                        Nantes, Le Ferrailleur, FRANCE

 George Ezra Announces Forestry Commission Shows.

George Ezra.Monday 8th January 2018
George Ezra has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

George Ezra is one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade. The announcement heralds a big year for George, ahead of the release of his highly anticipated, soon-to-be-announced second album in March 2018. His debut album Wanted On Voyage is certified 4x platinum in the UK, and was amongst the top 10 biggest selling artist albums in this country in both 2014 and 2015, reaching #1 in the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks in the chart overall. In little more than 18 months Ezra went from virtual unknown to one of the international breakthrough artists of recent times: taking in a top 10 album in 10 countries; three sold out UK tours; nominations for four BRITs, one BBC Music Award and an Ivor Novello. George returned last summer with a new single Don’t Matter Now and the sold out, tongue-in-cheek-titled ‘TOP SECRET Tour’, and a summer of festival performances at Glastonbury, V Festival, TRNSMT and the Isle of Wight, amongst others.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held annually in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and bar, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

George Ezra + Guests
Sunday 17 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday 1 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £34.50 (plus £3.95 booking fee) available from 9.00am on Friday 12th January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at forestry.gov.uk/music

 Seaway To Embark On UK Tour.

Seaway.Monday 8th January 2018
SEAWAY have today released a video for 'London', taken from their excellent new album 'Vacation' which was released via Pure Noise Records.

On the video singer Ryan Locke says "Shooting the video for London was probably the most fun we've had in the winter outdoors since going to igloo parties in high school. We can't wait to be playing the new single along with many more songs from Vacation for the first time in the UK on our upcoming headliner. Joining us will be the UK's best up-and-comers Lizzy Farrell and Woes, it's shaping up to be a musical experience like no other!" 

To watch the video, filmed in both London and in Canada click HERE

SEAWAY HEADLINE TOUR DATES

Jan 10th - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
Jan 11th - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Jan 12th - Leeds, UK @ The Key Club
Jan 13th - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Jan 14th - Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
Jan 15th - Birmingham, UK @ Institute3
Jan 16th - Southampton, UK @ Joiners
Jan 17th - London, UK @ The Garage

Tickets here

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Gear Up To Release New Album.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.Monday 8th January 2018
BRMC have already treated fans to four instant grat tracks, first single "Little Thing Gone Wild"  a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – which was the inspiration for the LP's title, drawing on a lyrical passage. "Lord you hear me loud into my soul speaker, why won't you let me out, you've got the wrong creature'.  Next up came the Cave-esque murder balladry of "Haunt" followed by 'Question of Faith' and 'King Of Bones'.

The widely acclaimed California-based band consists of Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar), and Leah Shapiro (drums). They've been crafting perfectly honed, bluesy, psychedelic garage-rock since 1998 and this will be the final instant grat track before the release of their 7th studio album Wrong Creatures, via Abstract Dragon Records. Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire), it is released on January 12th, 2018 and was awarded 4 stars by Q magazine who noted that "the band's mastery of (bad) mood has only matured with age". Pre-order it HERE. 

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

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

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

 Judas Priest To Release New Album 'Firepower'.

Judas Priest.Friday 5th January 2018
Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However,
the legendary metal band - singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis - refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall - 'Firepower.' 

Set for release on Friday 9th March 2018 via Columbia Records - the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  And to mark the occasion Priest has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band's releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as 'Unleashed in the East,' 'British Steel,'  'Screaming for Vengeance' and 'Defenders of the Faith') and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

Album is available to pre-order now on CD, limited edition coloured vinyl and digital from the official Judas Priest store here

"Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing," explains Halford. "And Andy is a bit more of a 'modern metal producer' but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom's. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy's world is was just a remarkable coalescence." "Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense," adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band's earlier classics - "We went back to the organic way of recording where it's all of us in a room and we got to play together." 

The album's first single 'Lightning Strike' will be available worldwide on Friday 5th January 2018 and later that day the song's music video will be premiered. 

With the impending arrival of 'Firepower' and its ensuing world tour (which kicks off on 13th March in the USA), THE PRIEST IS BACK!

'FIREPOWER' TRACKLISTING:

1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red

 The stranglers Announce March 2018 UK Tour.

The Stranglers.Friday 5th January 2018
The Stranglers will be hitting the road again in March 2018, this time with The Definitive Tour.

With the vast catalogue of material that the Stranglers have in their recorded arsenal, it is never easy to decide exactly which songs to bring together on record or perform live on tour but, in March 2018, the band will present their "Definitive" collection. The Definitive Tour is set to coincide with the planned re-release of their first seven albums (six studio and one live) originally issued on the UA and EMI/Liberty labels.

As always, audiences can expect to be swept up high on the wave of the Stranglers' powerful sound during what is always an exhilarating live experience; pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, quirky humour and thrillingly daring musicianship will come together again this March.

One of the UK's most exciting, credible and influential British groups, the Stranglers are riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity. They continue to thrive on the live circuit and their existing large and loyal fan base has swelled in recent years as new converts join the ranks. With record-breaking, sell-out shows and festival appearances throughout the UK and the rest of the world, public demand to hear and see the group has never been so high; true testament to their considerable musical talent and the enduring quality of their songs.

For the 2018 UK tour, the Stranglers are also pleased to announce that Therapy? will be their special guests. One of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation, Therapy? made a spectacular breakthrough in 1994 with their multi hit-spawning album, Troublegum, which clocked up a cool million sales worldwide.The group are expecting to release their 15th album in early 2018 and have spent much of the past year performing a series of critically-acclaimed acoustic dates.

03  BELFAST Ulster Hall
06  LIVERPOOL  O2 Academy 
08  GLASGOW  O2 Academy 
09  INVERNESS  Ironworks 
10  KILMARNOCK  Grand Hall 
12  NOTTINGHAM  Rock City 
13  PORTSMOUTH  Guildhall 
15  BRISTOL  O2 Academy  
16  CARDIFF  Tramshed
17  BIRMINGHAM  O2 Academy  
19  NORWICH  The Nick Rayns LCR 
20  SOUTHEND  Cliffs Pavilion
22  LEEDS  O2 Academy
23  LINCOLN  Engine Shed
24  LONDON  O2 Brixton Academy
26  GUILDFORD  G Live
27  READING  Hexagon
29  NEWCASTLE  O2 Academy
30  CAMBRIDGE  Corn Exchange
31  MANCHESTER  O2 Apollo 

 Tiny Moving Parts To Release 'Swell' On The 26th January.

Tiny Moving Parts.Friday 5th January 2018
Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts have just released the music video for their new song "Applause." The band's new album Swell, set to be released on Big Scary Monsters on January 26th. Pre-orders for the record are available now.

Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen has played in Tiny Moving Parts with his cousins, brothers Matthew Chevalier and Billy Chevalier since junior high school, and their tight, mathy post hardcore-pop punk combination shows their skills in spades. Their live show is frenetic, and their musical prowess is impressive - the complexity of their songs makes it difficult to believe there are only three of them onstage. The band first drew attention with the release of their debut LP This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship in 2013 on Kind of Like Records, eventually signing to Triple Crown Records in 2014, who released their second LP Pleasant Living later that year. In 2016, Tiny Moving Parts released their third LP, Celebrate, to widespread acclaim from NPR, Noisey, Alternative Press, the AV Club and many others and were nominated for the "Best Underground Band" award at the 2016 APMAs and "Best New Artist Music Video" at the 2017 APMAs.

Swell tracklisting
1. Applause
2. Smooth It Out
3. Feel Alive
4. Caution
5. Wildfire
6. Whale Watching
7. It's Too Cold Tonight
8. Malfunction
9. Wishbone
10. Warm Hand Splashing

 Bloodstock Open air Announces 2018 Festival Deposit Scheme.

Bloodstock.Thursday 21st December 2017
BLOODSTOCK's a hive of activity this December, with many more exciting band confirmations still to come!  Our latest news is the launch of 2018's very popular 'deposit scheme'!

Launching on Thursday 21st December, BLOODSTOCK's payment plan helps ease the 'big lump sum' shock of paying for your weekend ticket, by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store at any time between 21st Dec and 28th Feb, with an initial payment of £36.00.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29.00 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.  Find out full details and sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

In a trial run and subject to availability, a small amount of 50 VIP tickets will be available on the deposit scheme in 2018.  For a VIP camping package for 1 person, the initial payment will be £65.00 on sign up, with four additional instalments of £58.00 debiting your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.

The very limited remainder of our VIP 'Serpents Lair' tickets and VIP upgrades (for those who have already purchased an early bird weekend ticket), plus standard weekend tickets are all currently available in the ticket store.  A very small number of camper van pitches are also still on sale, after space was doubled for 2018.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday's bil toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, plus EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, FOZZY, WEDNESDAY 13, KAMELOT, COMBICHRIST, MR BIG, BLOODBATH, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

Check out the new festival trailer here - https://youtu.be/u2ySjBak5OU.

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

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

 Arch Enemy To Release Massive Box Set.

Arch Enemy.MThursday 21st December 2017
Extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY will release a deluxe vinyl box set including all ten studio albums and a bonus Gatefold 2LP featuring covers and bonus tracks recorded between 1996 and 2017 on February 16th, 2018! The hand-numbered box set also comes with a 36-page-booklet with liner notes. All albums are mastered for vinyl.
It will be available as a picture LP box set and also in the following vinyl colors:

Black vinyl – limited to 1.500 copies
Clear vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro
Transparent red vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP
Silver vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at Nuclear Blast
Dark green vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at ST Records
Picture vinyl – limited to 500 copies
Use the following link to direct you to all preorders: https://archenemy.lnk.to/1996-2017

The band will continue to spread their power in early 2018 on their Winter tour with Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer across Western Europe. Full dates can be found listed below. Tickets are available at www.archenemy.net
ARCH ENEMY live

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

*without Jinjer

 Issues Release New Music Video.

Issues.Thursday 21st December 2017
Atlanta-based rock band ISSUES have released new video for track 'Hero' You can watch new video here
'Hero' is taken off album Headspace which was released via Rise Records.

ISSUES recorded HEADSPACE at Interlace Audio in Portland, OR with producers Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Tyler "Scout" Acord.  ISSUES broke big with 2014's self-titled debut, which entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 9 and hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Modern Rock, and Top Independent Albums charts. Since the release of 2012's debut EP Black Diamonds (which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock and Top independent Albums charts), ISSUES has earned "Artist of the Year" honours at the 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards, shared stages with the likes of Linkin Park, Of Mice & Men, Bring Me The Horizon and PVRIS, amassed over 40,000,000 Spotify streams and 20,000,000 YouTube views, and built a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the hundreds of thousands.

 Avatar Release New Single 'The King Wants You'.

Avatar.Thursday 21sy December 2017
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! — His royal majesty the King and His elite orchestra, AVATAR have granted the Royal State Television Network (KTV) the right to release footage of their participation in recent battle through the popular medium of the ”YouTube”.  This is within accommodation with their newest single, "The King Wants You." The so-called ”music video” is once again directed by Johan Carlén, overseen by the Department of Accurate Depiction of the King.

Check it out HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_cHOXYkC3U

As first heard on SiriusXM's Octane channel late last week, this is the second single and music video we've heard from the King with AVATAR off His new record titled Avatar Country coming next month. 

The band initially released the single and ”music video” for “A Statue of the King” last month. The visually stunning recording of a great Avatar Country celebration has gone on to receive high praise from around the world. Revolver Magazine called it a "powerful anthem" and Loudwire dubbed it "the band's most ambitious looking video yet."

Both “A Statue of the King” and "The King Wants You" have also been granted availability as iTunes instant gratification tracks. Meaning, fans and future Citizens who pre-order Avatar Country on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. Both tracks are available on all streaming services now. 

Avatar will release their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country on January 12, 2018, via Entertainment One. Avatar Country will serve as the highly anticipated follow up to Feathers and Flesh, which debuted at #5 Hard Music, #7 Indie, #12 Rock, #31 Current, #9 Overall and #88 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

The King will embark on a series of state visits this winter with very special guests THE BRAINS (North America leg), OLD KERRY MCKEE (European leg) and sideshow extraordinaire HELLZAPOPPIN. Citizens and zealots may remember Hellzapoppin from the band’s 2012 music video for their single “Black Waltz.” The Royal presence will first be felt in Columbus, OH on January 6th at the Newport Music Hall and stretch coast to coast before coming to a theatrical close at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. The European round of state visits will start in Utrecht, Netherlands on March 13 and be concluded in Gothenburg, Sweden on April 7. AVATAR will visit Europe with Old Kerry McKee and Hellzapoppin on the following dates:

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

The tracklisting of “Avatar Country” is as follows:
1. Glory To Our King
2. Legend of The King
3. The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country
4. King's Harvest
5. The King Wants You
6. The King Speaks
7. A Statue of The King
8. King After King
9. Silent Songs of the King Pt 1 Winter Comes When The King Dreams of Snow
10. Silent Songs

 Glassjaw Delay The Release Of 'Material Control' To Early 2018.

Glassjaw.Thursday 21st December 2017
Legendarily New York influential post-hardcore band GLASSJAW have released their long-awaited third album “Material Control” digitally earlier this month. The physical release, which was originally planned for December 22nd, will now be postponed to early 2018.

As of now, the digital album is available on all download and streaming platforms.
https://glassjaw.lnk.to/MaterialControl

Speculation grew when a mysterious pre-order of the album was briefly visible online and then suddenly gone. Word of the pre-order quickly spread across Reddit, Twitter and various music blogs and websites.  Fans began to cautiously believe that, indeed, a third album would drop soon. GLASSJAW, notoriously tight-lipped, fueled more speculation when fans across the globe began to randomly receive mysterious postal service packages from the band. The packages included thousands of postcards sent to express the band’s gratitude to the dedicated fanbase who have waited patiently for new music for over a decade (since GLASSJAW’s last critically acclaimed full-length release “Worship and Tribute”).These ‘thank you’ postcards double as playable vinyl of each new track from “Material Control”.

 Of Mice And Men Announce April European And UK Tour.

Of Mice And Men.Thursday 23rd December 2017
OF MICE & MEN have today announced more dates for next spring which now takes them to a 22 date tour across the Europe & the UK in April 2018.

The tour will be supported by Wage War & Sylar on most dates and follows on from the release of the highly anticipated new album, 'Defy' due out on 19th January 2018.

FULL HEADLINE DATES BELOW
OF MICE & MEN / WAGE WAR / SYLAR

2nd April Russia, St. Petersburg Club Zal (no Wage War / Sylar)
3rd April  Russia, Moscow Glavclub  (no Wage War / Sylar)
5th April Belgium, Antwerp Trix
6th April Netherlands, Amsterdam Melkweg
7th April Germany, Hamburg Markthalle  
9th April Denmark, Copenhagen Pumpehuset
10th April Germany, Berlin  Columbia Theater
11th April Poland, Warsaw  Proxima   
13th April Austria, Vienna Arena
14th April Switzerland, Soloturn Kofmehl
15th April Germany, Munich Technikum
17th April Germany, Frankfurt Batschkapp
18th April Germany, Cologne  Essigfabrik
19th April France, Paris Trabendo   
21st April Bristol, UK O2 Academy
22nd April Glasgow, UK O2 ABC
23rd April Manchester, UK  O2 Ritz   
25th April Birmingham, UK  O2 Institute
26th April Norwich, UK UEA
27th April London, UK  Koko
29th April Ireland, Dublin  Academy
30th April Ireland, Belfast  Mandela Hall

Tickets on sale 10am 8th December www.ofmicetickets.com

Watch the lyric video HERE
The current single lays the foundation for one of 2018's most anxiously awaited rock records from vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala— their new album Defy, is arriving in stores and online January 19, 2018. Pre-order it HERE
 Album Defy was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Skillet, The All-American Rejects) and mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Rise Against).

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

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

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

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


 The Fallen State Announce 2018 UK Tour.

The Fallen State.Thursday 21st December 2017
UK five piece The Fallen State are delighted to announce the release of 'Nova" – featuring vocals and guitar contributions from Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson. Whilst touring with the band, Robertson heard The Fallen State track "Nova" and fell in love with it. Discussions were had and Chris recorded vocals alongside Vocalist Ben Stenning. The resulting single highlights what a remarkable song "Nova" is. Already playlisted across UK radio – including Planet Rock and Kerrang radio. The single has already charted in the iTunes chart and is rising. The single is the perfect set up for a new headline tour from The Fallen State in 2018.

Fresh from successful tours with Black Stone Cherry, US Grammy winners Halestorm, 3 Doors Down and fellow UK rockers Young Guns and Heavens Basement, The Fallen State are proud announce a full UK tour in March/April 2018. The full tour is as follows

Saturday 24th March 2018    Plymouth, The Underground
Sunday 25th March                Exeter, Cavern
Monday 26th March               London, o2 Academy 2
Thursday 29th March             Southampton, The Brook
Friday 30th March                 Doncaster, The Woolpack Live
Saturday 31st March            Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sunday 1st April                  Newcastle, Jumpin' Jacks
Tuesday 3rd April                Manchester, Factory 251
Wednesday 4th April            Edinburgh, Bannermans
Thursday 5th April               Birmingham, o2 Academy 3
Saturday 7th April               Bideford, The Palladium

 Machine Head Add Extra Manchester Date To UK Tour.

Machine Head.Thursday 21st December 2017
MACHINE HEAD release their ninth studio album, 'Catharsis' on 26th January 2018.  The collection is available in an array of formats, including a CD/DVD digipak which includes full concert footage of the band's 2015 show at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom.  Today the band have revealed a second live video clip from that 21-track DVD footage.  Check out 'Ten Ton Hammer' over at www.youtube.com/watch?v=V96by8p8jrc.

You can also watch the video for the album's title track here - https://youtu.be/WYeDJxWvA_I - and check out another brand new song. 'Beyond The Pale', here: https://youtu.be/MVdflCH76t4.

Click through to pre-order various album options, including coloured/picture disc vinyl and a super-collectable deluxe box set.  Check out all the formats at http://nuclearblast.com/mh-catharsis.

A full-throttle rollercoaster through every facet of MACHINE HEAD's increasingly diverse sound, 'Catharsis' looks to be one of 2018's most acclaimed metal records.  The album was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.  Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.  

MACHINE HEAD have announced the UK leg of their 'Catharsis' World Tour for May 2018.  As per MACHINE HEAD's modus operandi in recent years, the dates will be in an 'Evening With...' format, featuring 2.5-3hrs of MACHINE HEAD every night with no support bands.  Don't expect to see MACHINE HEAD at any festivals in 2018 either.  These shows will be your only opportunity to see the band live in the UK next year.  Tickets are on sale now from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/machine-head-tickets.  A second Manchester show was added today due to increased demand.

Sun 13th May - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th May - CARDIFF University
Tue 15th May - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th May - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st May - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd May - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd May - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th May - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 26th May - MANCHESTER Academy * (extra show)

The band begin the North American leg of the 'Catharsis' World Tour on 25th January 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, wrapping up in Seattle, WA on 7th March.

 Feed The Rhino To Release New Album 'The Silence' And Announce UK Tour Supports.

Feed The Rhino.Thursday 21st December 2017
UK’s FEED THE RHINO proudly present you the next video from the forthcoming studio album, “The Silence”, which will be released via Century Media Records on February 16th, 2018. The band comments:

“We’re really excited to release our new single ‘Timewave Zero’. This song has been a kind of a mission statement of our new album, both lyrically and musically, so it’s exciting to see what people think! The video was filmed with green screen/ animation and motion capture by the amazing Robin Fuller / http://immersivevr.co.uk/. We’re also proud to announce that Bad Sign, HCBP & Cove are joining us on our release tour in February. It was important for us to take out bands we really believe in, as well as get on with, so we couldn’t be happier! The Silence tour won’t be one to miss!”

Watch the stunning clip here: https://youtu.be/SgSAJyA3Epo
 
“The Silence” will be released on CD (incl. sticker) and digitally. Pre-order the digital album and receive the singles ‘Timewave Zero’, ‘Heedless’ and ‘Featherweight’ immediately! https://feedtherhino.lnk.to/TheSilence
FEED THE RHINO – The Silence
1. Timewave Zero (4:11)
2. Heedless (3:33)
3. Losing Ground (4:13)
4. 68 (3:08)
5. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy (3:33)
6. Yellow And Green (3:23)
7. Nerve Of A Sinister Killer (2:57)
8. Fences (3:38)
9. The Silence (3:47)
10. Lost In Proximity (3:21)
11. Featherweight (4:20)

Renowned as ‘one of the UK’s most incendiary live bands’ (Kerrang!) and much-lauded for their ferocious yet melodic sound, FEED THE RHINO will present “The Silence” live on a UK headline run kicking off February 20th, 2018. Tickets are on sale now via http://myticket.co.uk/artists/feed-the-rhino  

 Corey Taylor Releases Live In London Concert.

Corey Taylor.Thursday 21st December 2017
The inimitable COREY TAYLOR has released his 'Live In London' acoustic set, shot in May 2016 at London's KOKO, as a 'free to watch' feature over on his website.  Head over to www.thecoreytaylor.com to see it.   

Corey tells us, "London is a city that holds a special place in my heart and I'm so happy this night was captured for you all to see.  It was certainly a show I will always remember."

To get a taster, watch the acoustic rendition of STONE SOUR's 'Tired' here - https://youtu.be/2x4zxpymPws, also featuring Corey's Stone Sour sidekick, Christian Martucci on guitar.

You can also watch a trailer for the full set here - https://youtu.be/TAR6PnG9cJU.

'Live In London's set list runs as follows:

1. I'll Be Your Lover, Too (Van Morrison)
2. Bother (Stone Sour)
3. Friend Of The Devil (Grateful Dead)
4. Snuff (Slipknot)
5. Taciturn (Stone Sour)
6. Zzyzx Rd. (Stone Sour)
7. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
8. Dying (Stone Sour)
9. Hard Luck Woman (Kiss)
10. The Travelers, Pt. 1 (Stone Sour)
11. Tired (Stone Sour)
12. The One I Love (R.E.M.)
13. Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) (Buzzcocks)
14. 30/30-150 (Stone Sour)
15. Lovesong (The Cure)
16. Farm Song (Life Sex & Death)
17. Name (Goo Goo Dolls)
18. Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)/Mystery Train (Elvis Presley)/American Nightmare (Misfits)
Encore:
19. The Conflagration (Stone Sour)
20. Through Glass (Stone Sour)
21. Take It Easy (Eagles)
22. Spit It Out (Slipknot)

Corey's latest book (his fourth), 'America 51' was released earlier this year and is available on hardback, Kindle and audiobook versions over at Amazon - www.amazon.co.uk/America-51-Realities-Greatest-Country-ebook/dp/B01N7XYVXX.

 Escape The Fate Unleash New Song And Gear Up For Janaury 2018 UK Tour.

Escape The Fate.Monday 18th December 2017
Christmas if upon us and Escape The Fate have treated fans to another taste of their upcoming album I Am Human, by releasing the lyric video for the title-track. 
You can watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss7gdRbC-mw&feature=youtu.be

It comes before Escape The Fate return to the UK in January and February for a headline tour in support of the album, which is out February 16th via Better Noise Records. It includes dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, London and Nottingham.

UK TOUR DATES
Jan 20th – Glasgow, The Garage
Jan 21st – Manchester, Academy 2,
Jan 22nd – Bristol, Thekla
Feb 9th – London, KOKO
Feb 10th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

I Am Human is the bands 6th studio album and the new era of Escape The Fate, featuring the previously unveiled tracks 'Do You Love Me' and 'Empire'.

 Royal Blood Play To 850 People At Londons House Of Vans

House Of Vans.Monday 18th December 2017
Vans continues to honour over 51 years of "Off The Wall", fostering a rich heritage strongly committed to action sports, art, music and street culture, last Saturday it brought a truly one-of-a kind experience to House of Vans London with one of the UK's most successful bands of the moment, Royal Blood, supported by Black Honey and DJ Howard K.

Following a sold out European tour, this extremely special event at House of Vans had over 10,000 applicants enter a ticket ballot to be present at the live show. The Brighton duo didn't disappoint those that were lucky enough to get tickets, putting on an awe-inspiring show from start to finish. The atmosphere in House of Vans' tunnel three was electric, nestled under Waterloo and holding a capacity of 850, the show gave fans a truly unique and captivating experience. 

For those not fortunate enough to be at House of Vans, the entire show was LIVE STREAMED. The stream will be available on demand for replay on www.vans.co.uk/royalblood.html and on Royal Blood's official YouTube Channel from the 17th December for 7 days. 

The live show was directed by multi-Grammy nominated Director Paul Dugdale, who has directed high profile concert films and documentaries for artists such as The Prodigy and The Rolling Stones. As such the live stream was captured by multiple cameras, positioned to give viewers an intimate look into Royal Blood's live performance. 

www.vans.co.uk/royalblood.html

 Funeral Shakes Release Second /Single 'Lightning'.

Funeral Shakes.Monday 18th December 2017
Funeral Shakes are excited to share their electrifying second single 'Lightning' taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album.  'Funeral Shakes' will be released February 16th, 2018 via hotly tipped UK independent label, Silent Cult Records. 

Warning! This video contains both strobe lighting and flashing images that could be a danger to any viewers with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised

Watch the video for 'Lightning' here:  
Stream/preorder here

'Funeral Shakes' was recorded and produced by Steve Sears (The Hell, Krokodil, Palm Reader) at Titan Studios, Watford. The album combines frenetic punk rock energy with power pop sensibilities, lathered in disdain, with giant hooks, and lung-bursting choruses.

Funeral Shakes are a four piece rock n' roll band from Watford UK, who formed from the ashes of The Smoking Hearts, includingfounding members Calvin Roffey (bass/vocals) and Simon Barker (guitar). The duo worked tirelessly demoing tracks before embarking out into Watford's music scene to track down the rest of their band. Funeral Shakes were swiftly joined by Gallows' drummer Lee Barratt, after a chance meeting at a Metz show; the line up would finally be complete with the addition of Nervus guitarist/vocalist Em Foster

"When would you ever want to hear a song about people who've lived happily ever after? Never! You want to listen to the negative stuff, all wrapped up in a happy tune." Funeral Shakes' guitarist Simon Barker is the first to admit that his new band's self-titled debut album is not for those who bask in the glory of love, but more an ode to the jilted, heartbroken and beaten, who have the sheer will to pick themselves up and carry on.  All the best songs are about heartbreak, and these bitter pills are sugar-coated in the best possible way.

 Cane Hill Release New Song '10 Cents'.

Cane Hill.Monday 18th December 2017
Last night, CANE HILL premiered new song 10 Cents on Radio 1's Rock Show. The song is taken from the bands second full-length, Too Far Gone, which is set for release on January 19th through Rise Records.

"This song is about watching all of our idols and heroes fall. Sometimes their lives end & other times you just see someone you've held on a pedestal fall off. Heroes die, every time." says lead vocalist, Witt.

You can listen to new song '10 Cents' here Too Far Gone, which is the follow up to 2016's Smile and was named one of the most anticipated albums of 2018 by Alternative Press, is available for pre-order here.

The band previously released the video for the title track 'Too Far Gone'. Listen + watch here

TOO FAR GONE TRACK LISTING:
Too Far Gone
Lord of Flies
Singing In the Swamp
Erased
Why?
It Follows
Scumbag
Hateful
10 ¢
The End

The band will be touring the UK early next year supporting Motionless In White.

You can see the band at the following dates:

18th January Engine Rooms Southampton
19th January O2 Academy Bristol
20th January Stylus Leeds
22nd January The Garage Glasgow
23rd January Riverside Newcastle
25th January Koko London
26th January O2 Institute Birmingham 
27th January O2 Ritz Manchester
28th January The Waterfront Norwich

Tickets on sale now

 American Nightmare To Release New Self Titled Album.

American Nightmare.Saturday 16th December 2017
Rise Records and celebrated Boston hardcore quartet American Nightmare are pleased to announce the band's forthcoming self-titled full-length album. Being released on Friday, February 16, American Nightmare (pre-order) represents the band's rise from the ashes, expanding their legacy and reestablishing the band as titans of the genre in the process. The enigmatic act may have only released two full-length albums since forming nearly two decades ago but after temporarily losing their name, changing members and breaking up, the band has returned with a dark hardcore record that pays homage to groups who have always influenced its sound ranging from Negative Approach, SSD, and The Cro-Mags to those extending beyond the realm of hardcore such as Joy Division and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Check out the first track from the album, "The World Is Blue," now streaming in full on YouTube HERE.

Recorded in Boston, MA at Mystic Valley Recording Studio by drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera, American Nightmare features vocalist Wes Eishold, bassist Josh Holden, guitarist Brian Masek and Garcia-Rivera who were all part of the last original lineup of the band that disbanded in 2004 (and somehow American Nightmare even got their highly prized band name back after temporarily changing their name to Give Up The Ghost). The album also signifies the first truly collaborative record the band has written with all members contributing to its creation. Adhering to a writing process inspired by the Smiths yet evokes Black Flag, and is dripping with the angst-driven nihilism that has defined the act since their inception, the album is the result Eisold feels represents the true essence of the band. "In making this record we had one goal: To make a hardcore punk album that was true to American Nightmare, who we were then and who we are now," he says. "No filler, just existential poetic venom. This is ground zero, a new life for the band." 

For every pit-worthy ripper like "Lower Than Life," there's a more meditative yet equally explosive song like "Dream," and that distinctive dichotomy is something that American Nightmare had always hoped to achieve in its own bleak way that truly transcends hardcore. "Thematically this album is a response to the old lyrics, a reassurance of all of the uncertainties and existential fears," Eisold explains if titles like "Flowers Under Siege" and "Crisis Of Faith" weren't telling enough. "I still struggle daily with whatever lasting depression I unfortunately inhabit in my head; it's deep-rooted and I needed to get this out in this form." 

Despite his success with acts like Cold Cave and Some Girls, there is a reason why American Nightmare will always have a special place in Eisold's heart and you can feel that while listening to the album. "This is a new start, it really is. We are now in the band we always wanted American Nightmare to be with the lineup, the songs, and the name back," he summarizes. "It feels full circle in the sound of the music referenced earlier, but it also feels complete in that we took the reigns of the band and its past and made a new American Nightmare album ... and now we are ready to move forward with it." 

American Nightmare track listing:
01. The World Is Blue
02. Flowers Under Siege
03. American Death
04. War
05. Gloom Forever
06. Lower Than Life
07. Colder Than Death
08. Dream
09. Crisis Of Faith

 Wu Tang Clan Release 'Hood Go Bang' Remix.

Wu Tang Clan.Saturday 16th December 2017
Fresh off the success of the critically acclaimed album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, 36 Chambers ALC/eOne have released a remix to the original track "Hood Go Bang", which now features Redman, Method Man, Raekwon, Mathematics, and U-God.

The Saga Continues is now a complete project highlighting every member of Wu on the Mathematics-helmed album, with the final addition of U-God's distinct vocals on the track. Get this remixed banger today on all major streaming platforms.

Previously, a music video for the track "People Say" was released via Complex.com. It has over 5.8 Million views on YouTube! Watch the video here.

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  The highly successful Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues was the company's inaugural musical release.

 The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Announce UK And European Tour.

The World Is A Beautiful Place.Saturday 16th December 2017
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die have announced a European/U.K. tour in March next year. Please find the full list of dates below.

March 5th, 2018 – Birmingham, Asylum (UK) - TICKETS
March 6th, 2018 – Leeds, Brudenell Community Room (UK) - TICKETS
March 7th, 2018 – Manchester, Rebellion (UK) - TICKETS
March 8th, 2018 – Glasgow, Classic Grand (UK) - TICKETS
March 10th, 2018 – Newcastle, Uni (UK) - TICKETS
March 11th, 2018 – Bristol, Thekla (UK) - TICKETS
March 12th, 2018 – Brighton, The Haunt (UK) - TICKETS
March 13th, 2018 – London, Garage (UK) - TICKETS
March 15th, 2018 – Hamburg, Molotow (DE) - TICKETS
March 16th, 2018 – Copenhagen, Loppen (DK) - TICKETS
March 17th, 2018 – Eindhoven, Dynamo (NL) - TICKETS
March 18th, 2018 – Darmstadt, Oettinger Villa (DE) - TICKETS
March 19th, 2018 – Paris, Les Etoiles (FR) - TICKETS
March 20th, 2018 – Antwerp, Kavka (BE) - TICKETS
March 21st , 2018 – Cologne, Gebäude 9 (DE) - TICKETS
March 22nd, 2018 – Berlin, Musik & Frieden (DE) -  TICKETS
March 24th, 2018 – Milan, Bloom (IT) - TICKETS
March 25th, 2018 – Prague, Futurum (CZ) - TICKETS
March 26th, 2018 – Munich, Kranhalle (DE) - TICKETS
March 27th, 2018 – Zurich, Dynamo (CH) - TICKETS
March 29th, 2018 – Vienna, Arena (AT) - TICKETS
March 30th, 2018 – Bulle, Ebullition (CH) - TICKETS

The band will be touring is support of their third full-length, 'Always Foreign', which was released in September this year on Epitaph.

Produced by TWIABP guitarist Christopher Teti, Always Foreign confronts everything from the opioid epidemic to xenophobia to emotional abuse in relationships. Throughout the album, TWIABP match their sprawling arrangements and layered lyricism with a raw emotionality.

Along with Bello, Cyr, and Teti, the TWIABP line-up includes Tyler Bussey (guitar, banjo, synth, vocals), Katie Dvorak (synth, vocals), and Steven K Buttery (percussion, vocals). Formed in Connecticut in 2009, TWIABP made their full-length debut with Whenever, If Ever (a 2013 release hailed as "revolutionary" by Pitchfork) and later delivered Harmlessness (praised as "bold and complex and dazzling" by Noisey and "grandiose and dramatic" by NPR).

 Fangclub To Support The Cribs On January UK Tour.

Fangclub.Saturday 16th December 2017
Great news from the Fangclub camp.   They have just been announced as main support to The Cribs on their forthcoming UK tour in early 2018.  This, however, means that they have to postpone their own headline shows.

"We have to let you know that all our UK headline dates will be postponed until later in 2018. This is because The Cribs have asked us to support them on their UK tour. If you've met us before then you know how much we love The Cribs and how big this is for us personally and as a band! This decision wasn't easy to make and we are really sorry for any inconvenience to you guys. Refunds are available from point of purchase. We'll be rescheduling the headline shows, which will be announced very soon."
In the meantime, catch Fangclub on the road with The Cribs at one of the following shows:

January 2018
13th Brighton Concorde 2
15th Oxford Academy 1
16th Cardiff Tramshed
18th Keele Keele University
19th Preston Guildhall
20th Sheffield Foundry
22nd Edinburgh Queens Hall
23rd Dundee Fat Sams
25th Middlesbrough Empire
26th Hull Hull University

 Waterparks Release New Music Video.

Waterparks.Saturday 16th December 2017
"Lucky People", a brand new song and music video from Waterparks is out today! The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album Entertainment, which will be released on January 26th through Easy Life Records

The music video that accompanies the acoustic love song was filmed while the band was in Boston, MA headlining the nationwide Made In America tour.

Awsten says "THIS IS THE MOST HAPPY JASON MRAZ ASS SONG YOU EVER SAW. ALSO THE SADDEST. YOU DECIDE, I GUESS. COOL. YEAH. ART. ENJOY THIS METAPHOR."
'Entertainment' Track Listing:

1. 11:11
2. Blonde
3. Peach (Lobotomy)
4. We Need To Talk
5. Not Warriors
6. Lucky People
7. Rare
8. TANTRUM
9. Crybaby
10. Sleep Alone

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

 All Hail The Yeti To Support 36 Crazyfists.

All Hail The Yeti.SaturdY 16th December 2017
ALL HAIL THE YETI are set for a return to UK shores in early 2018, as special guests to their friends, 36 CRAZYFISTS, while the band prepare for the release of their new studio album set for a late Spring/early Summer release.

Frontman Connor Garritty tells us "We are beyond excited to come back to the UK and Europe again.  It's always such a pleasure to play for fans who love every type of heavy music. The culture, the history and the great venues make it such an honour to be able to do this.  Making things even better is that we get to share the stage with our brothers in 36 Crazyfists again.  2018 is already starting off with a bang!  We hope to see some familiar faces and look forward to meeting new friends!  HAIL!!"

Dates rack up as follows:

Thu 18th Jan - GLASGOW Cathouse
Fri 19th Jan - MANCHESTER O2 Academy 3
Sat 20th Jan - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2
Sun 21st Jan - LONDON O2 Islington Academy


Tickets are on sale now at www.livenation.co.uk/artist/36-crazyfists-tickets

ALL HAIL THE YETI have posted several updates from Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ, where they have been recording the follow up to 2016's 'Screams From A Black Wilderness' with three-time Grammy-winning producer, Warren Riker (Down, Crowbar, The Fugees).  Visit www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti to see the band's studio news.  The as-yet-untitled album features select tracks co-written with J-Dog (Jorel Decker) of Hollywood Undead.  Two additional special guests are to be announced soon.
 
Frontman Connor Garritty says, "This process has been absolutely amazing. Warren dove right into the songs and has quickly become a fifth member of the band.  His positivity and creativeness were exactly what we needed to make this record!  The whole process felt so natural and to be able to work with someone that has such a diverse musical background really helped take this record to the next level.  He has a great ear for every type of music, not just heavy metal and I think that is what has made this so special.  We could not be happier.  Hopefully the world is ready for this new chapter of ALL HAIL THE YETI."

 Butcher Babies Announce February/March UK Tour.

Butcher Babies.Saturday 16th December 2017
BUTCHER BABIES will return to the UK and Europe in February and March 2018 to crush stages and eardrums with their vicious live performances and explosive energy.

Here are all dates of the upcoming headline tour:

20.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rescue Rooms
21.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - Thekla
22.02.2018 Chester (UK) - Live Rooms
23.02.2018 Birmingham (UK) - Asylum
24.02.2018 Newcastle (UK) - Riverside
25.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - G2                      
27.02.2018 Milton Keynes (UK) - Craufurd Arms
28.02.2018 Norwich (UK) - Waterfront
01.03.2018 Southampton (UK) - Joiners
02.03.2018 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
03.03.2018 Manchester (UK) - Rebellion
04.03.2018 London (UK) - The Dome
 
06.03.2018 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
07.03.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
08.03.2018 Jena (Germany) - F-Haus
09.03.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice
10.03.2018 Graz (Austria) - Explosiv
11.03.2018 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Club       
13.03.2018 Milan (Italy) - Legend Club
14.03.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Klub Komplex
15.03.2018 Mannheim (Germany) - Ms Connexion Complex
16.03.2018 Zaandam (Netherlands) - De Flux
17.03.2018 Leiden (Netherlands) - Gebr. de Nobel

Also check out the video for “Headspin”, from the band’s latest album “Lilith”: https://youtu.be/tAZzVw9hAJA

Produced by Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure), "Lilith" has already seduced fans worldwide as it debuts at #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #7 on iTunes Rock Chart and #35 on iTunes Top 100 Charts. You can get your copy now at http://smarturl.it/BBLilith

 Bastille Announce April UK Tour.

Bastille.Saturday 16th December 2017
Bastille have announced what promises to be a stunning Reorchestrated tour in April 2018. The tour will see the band performing in intimate venues and concert halls with a string and brass section, and choir showcasing reworkings of the highly acclaimed No. 1 albums "Wild World" and "Bad Blood". The tour was inspired by the intimate Union Chapel show in May of this year for the Streets of London charity where Bastille's performance featured all new arrangements of their songs, a powerful departure from their "Wild World" arena shows.

Frontman Dan Smith explains "Earlier this year, we did a special one-off show to raise money for Streets of London, in it we deconstructed and totally rearranged a bunch of our songs using strings, brass, and a gospel choir. It was one of my favourite things we've ever been able to do."

"We are incredibly excited to take that setup on the road for this Reorchestrated tour, which will see us playing some amazing venues and concert halls around the UK and Europe. It makes for a very different kind of Bastille show where we totally reframe and reimagine our songs with the help of some incredible musicians, in a special and intimate setting."

It's been a busy month for the band with the release of 'World Gone Mad' taken from the Netflix film Bright starring Will Smith and collaborating with Craig David on his new single 'I Know You' which is currently sitting in the top five of the UK single charts. 

Tickets for the Reorchestrated tour go on sale Friday 15th Dec at http://bastillebastille.com

April 2018
Tues, Apr 10th – Manchester, O2 Apollo, UK
Wed, Apr 11th – Edinburgh, Usher Hall, UK
Fri, Apr 13th – Bristol, Colston Hall, UK
Sat, Apr 14th – Sheffield, City Hall, UK
Mon, Apr 16th – London, Royal Albert Hall, UK

 The Bronx Announce Intimate UK Tour To Play 'V' In Its Entirety.

The Bronx.Saturday 16th December 2017
The Bronx, the Los Angeles-based genre-bending punk band, will be performing Bronx V in its entirety in January 2018. Their rescheduled FREE show at The Black Heart in Camden Town, London will take place Jan 14th, 2018, followed by a handful of ticketed, intimate club dates. Entry for the Black Heart show will be on first-come, first served basis.... get there early and prepare for insanity... Tickets for the remaining dates go on sale Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

January 2018 

14th - The Black Heart, London (FREE)
16th - Key Club, Leeds - Tickets Here
17th - Mama Roux, Birmingham - Tickets Here
18th - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff - Tickets Here
19th - Fighting Cocks, Kingston - Tickets here

 The Cure Announced As Latest British Summer Time 2018 Headliner.

The Cure.Tuesday 12th December 2017
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018 is proud to announce The Cure as our next headliner. An exclusive European concert for 2018, the band have chosen BST Hyde Park to celebrate their 40th anniversary at a very special show.

Formed in 1976 at school by a teenage Robert Smith in Crawley, Sussex, The Cure is one of Britain's most influential and distinctive bands. They have helped shape the post punk musical landscape in the UK, bringing alternative rock to charts around the world. With more than 30 million combined sales of 13 studio albums and more than 40 singles, the band are both commercially and critically acclaimed.

At first called Easy Cure, they switched their name, played their first show and released their first single in 1978 as The Cure. Around 1,500 concerts later, 40 years of essential music making is a cause for great celebration at BST Hyde Park.

A reputation for melancholy, based on albums such as Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers, is belied by a remarkable catalogue of singles. Starting with 'A Forest' in 1980, the band has produced an astonishingly varied succession of pop hits, including among many others 'Boys Don't Cry', 'The Lovecats', 'Inbetween Days' 'Close To Me', 'Just Like Heaven', 'Lullaby', 'Lovesong' and 'Friday I'm In Love'.

The Cure has been credited as a seminal influence on whole musical genres, from post-punk to alternative rock, from gothic rock to emo, and the list of bands they have inspired is wide-ranging and far-reaching. Many of these bands will be joining Robert Smith (voice and guitars), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (Keyboards) and Reeves Gabrels (guitars) for the celebrations on July 7.

Interpol will be special guests at the show. The New Yorker's blend of alternative rock and indie comes with a heavy dose of 80's post-punk tinged darkness. The band have been celebrating this year, playing debut album 'Turn On the Bright Lights' in full at gigs to mark its 15th anniversary.  They also revealed new music for their next album due out in 2018.

The Cure will also be joined by fellow Brits Goldfrapp, the electro pop duo who have racked up five top ten albums since the early noughties, including 'Ooh La La', 'Lovely Head' and 'A&E'.

With two platinum studio albums and several million combined sales of their five records to date, Editors have enjoyed chart and live success with dark indie guitar rock. The group has performed on some of the biggest stages across the world, from Glastonbury to Rock Werchter.

Ride made musical headlines this year when they released their first new material in 21 years with a brand new album 'Weather Diaries' charting in the UK Top 20. Via their sound and success, Ride paved the way for Britpop and were the first breakthrough for Alan McGee's Creation Records, which subsequently spawned Primal Scream and Oasis.

Slowdive are honoured to join the bill, having previously cited The Cure as one of their influences when they formed in the late 1980s.  Slowdive reunited in 2014 and received a huge welcome for their return shows, resulting in a new album this year. Slowdive is their first in 22 years and a reminder of their own influence over a generation of artists.

Scottish trio The Twilight Sad was support band for all 76 dates on The Cure's World Tour 2016. Robert Smith has long been a fan and supporter of the band, covering their song 'There's A Girl In The Corner' for a 7-inch charity single release.

With five huge headliners announced for the 2018 event so far, music lovers can expect another phenomenal year from the award-winning festival, all in the heart of London.

On Friday 6th July, music icon Roger Waters will be bringing his Us + Them Tour to the UK for the first time ever. The Pink Floyd visionary is noted for taking his sonic and visual experimentation to breath-taking levels and turning rock n roll into theatre on the grandest scale. Waters will be showcasing highlights from his groundbreaking body of work, with songs from Pink Floyd's greatest albums (Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals, Dark Side of The Moon), along with tracks from his critically acclaimed new album "Is This the Life We Really Want?".   

On Sunday 8th July, Eric Clapton is set to play a very special concert, continuing the legacy of all-time greats gracing the Great Oak Stage.
With a decades-long career and countless accolades to his name, Eric Clapton is also something of a local, having first played Hyde Park with Blind Faith on June 7th, 1969 alongside band mates Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech to a 120,000 strong audience – it was the band's debut.

He returned to the Royal Park in 1996, recording a classic live concert that raised money for The Prince's Trust, again in 2008 and has played over 200 times at the nearby Royal Albert Hall.  Amazing support comes from Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr. with more to be announced.

On Friday 13th July, Michael Bublé returns for his only show of 2018 and his biggest UK concert. The undisputed 'King of Cool' will be dazzling Hyde Park with his classic voice, endearing charm and sheer panache that has seen him compared with the great singers and entertainers. He has carved a unique place in the hearts of fans around the world and lit up pop charts since his debut album in 2005, bringing jazz standards to a new generation while scoring his own original hits including the unforgettable global smashes 'Home', 'Haven't Met You Yet', 'Everything' and 'Lost'.

On Saturday 14th July, Hawaiian troubadour Bruno Mars will be performing fresh off the back of his '24K Magic World Tour', which spans over 172 shows across five continents in support of his 2x platinum-selling album 24K Magic. The UK leg of the tour included four critically acclaimed shows at London's O2 Arena. Now, Mars is set to return to the UK, taking to the stage at in Hyde Park with a dazzling visual production and a set-list crammed full of his chart-topping hits.

Embarking on its 6th edition, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is now one of Britain's biggest and best summer events, attracting some of the greatest names in music to the heart of London's beautiful Hyde Park.

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments: "The Cure playing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be an incredible day where The Cure join the list of other global legends who have played the Great Oak Stage. On July 7th we celebrate the 40th anniversary of a truly iconic British band and it's an honour that they have chosen to share this magical experience with us in Hyde Park."

Roscoe Bowman, Senior Experiential Marketing & Partnerships Manager for Barclaycard, said: "We're excited to welcome The Cure, one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Over the past 40 years their music has helped to define countless musical genres from post punk to new wave, and we look forward to hearing their unique sound in what will surely be a great night in Hyde Park. General ticket sales will begin on 15th December but Barclaycard customers can get a head start with exclusive pre-sale ticket access from 9am on Tuesday 12th December."

Alun MainwaringHead of Events, Filming and Commercial Development at The Royal Parks said: "The Cure choosing to play their exclusive 40th anniversary show here in Hyde Park tops off an outstanding first weekend for BST 2018. Flanked by Roger Waters and Eric Clapton, The Cure will play the Saturday night, making their Hyde Park return, having last played here in 2002. Since it began, BST Hyde Park has been attracting the biggest artists on the planet and delighting sell-out crowds - which in turn has helped us to maintain this precious park."

 

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
Nominated for Best International Festival at the Pollstar Awards 2017
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017
Best Hospitality' award at the UK Festival Awards 2017
AEG/ Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) 'Best Promoter ' at the UK Festival Awards 2016
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
'Festival of the Year' at the UK Event Awards 2013
'Best Use of New Technology' at the Festival Awards 2013

Fanclub Presale:  Tuesday 12th December, 9am
Barclaycard presale:  Tuesday 12th December, 9am
BST / AXS / AEG Presale:  Thursday 14th December, 9am
General Sale:  Friday 15th December, 9am

Ticket Prices:
£62.95                   General Admission 
£72.95                   Primary Entry – General Admission
£99.95                   Premium View
£149.95                 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£199.95                 The Terrace
£299.00                 Ultimate Bar Experience VIP Summer Garden
£525.00 + VAT      Great Oak Premium VIP Hospitality – Terrace

 Savage Messiah Release New Video.

Savage Messiah.Tuesday 12th December 2017
British heavy metal act, SAVAGE MESSIAH, just released a new video for their song “Eat Your Heart Out”, taken from the recently released album “Hands Of Fate”!

Frontman David Silver comments, “When we were asked if we wanted to produce a ‘live’ video as our next project, we in the band jumped at the idea. I’ve always felt that the best way to communicate with people is for them to get an idea of what we’re about in a live setting. This video however goes a little deeper than that, as the camera crew decided to follow us around for almost the entire day, and so what you have is a really cool snapshot into a day in the life on tour! I’m really pleased with the outcome, and 'Eat Your Heart Out’ is the perfect song for this type of video as the song talks about what life is like if you’re in a band in 2017, the ups, the downs, the highs and the lows! It’s a call to arms! We hope you will enjoy watching it, as much we enjoyed making it!"

You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Dpfc5wHUDJo

SAVAGE MESSIAH have also announced another run of UK headline shows in April 2018! See further below for the exact dates.

The band comments on the tour, “We’re really excited to announce these UK shows touring in support of our new album ‘Hands of Fate’. We’ve done a lot of support work over the last few years with a really wide range of great bands from Amon Amarth, Trivium, Testament, Armoured Saint, Cradle of Filth and more, so now we’re really looking forward to getting out and playing a full SAVAGE MESSIAH headline set! Make sure you get your tickets early, so you don’t miss this! As we promise this is going to be one hell of a show! See you at the front!”

13.04.2018 Nottingham (UK) – Rock City Basement
14.04.2018 Manchester (UK) – Academy 3
15.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse
17.04.2018 Newcastle (UK) – O2 Academy 2
18.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) – O2 Academy 3
19.04.2018 London (UK) –  Underworld

 Ramblin Man Fair Announces Prog Stage.

Ramblin Man Fair.Monday 11th December 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018
Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce the first bands confirmed for the event in 2018.

These include Steve Earle & The Dukes – Playing a UK Exclusive set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!' (Outlaw Country Stage, Headliner), Halestorm (Main Stage, Special Guests), Blackberry Smoke (Main Stage) and Sons Of Apollo (Main Stage). And added today Fish (Prog in the Park Stage) , Mostly Autumn and Von Hertzen Brothers, with many more acts to be announced...

FISH (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner) – One of the most iconic front men in Progressive music of the past 40 years, Fish's theatrical live performances were major factors in Marillion's spectacular rise. As lyricist in chief Fish masterminded some uniquely ornate lyrical concepts over Marillion's first four studio albums which have each since earned 'iconic' status within the Progressive genre. Upon embarking on a solo career in 1988 Fish further established himself as one of Progressive rock's leading and most influential artists culminating in 2013's soul stripping yet triumphant 'A Feast of Consequences'. Fish comes to the Ramblin' Man Fair with a set full of classics, including a host of material from the critically acclaimed 'Clutching at Straws' record (his last studio album with Marillion) and Ramblin' Man Fair are delighted to welcome him in 2018!

MOSTLY AUTUMN (Prog in the Park Stage) - "Mostly Autumn fuse the music styles of Genesis and Pink Floyd with Celtic themes, hard rock and strong, emotional melodies" – BBC. Since their formation in 1995 Mostly Autumn have carved out one of the most impressive careers in Progressive rock in the past 20 years. With albums such as the beautifully constructed 'The Last Bright Light' to the powerful 'Storms Over Still Water' and most recently 'Sight of the Day' (released in early 2017), Mostly Autumn are definitely an act any self respecting fan of the genre will not wish to miss at next year's festival!

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS (Prog in the park Stage) – The chart topping Finnish trio bring their impressive and critically acclaimed live show to Ramblin' Man Fair next year. Formed in 2001 the Grammy Award winning Brothers have established themselves as one of the most exciting progressive rock acts of recent years, showcased perfectly with the stirring latest album 'War is Over', which was released in early 2017.

Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone

 Anthrax To Release Live In Glasgow DVD.

AnthraxMonday 11th December 2017
Multi-Grammy nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see 'Kings Among Scotland' the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27th 2018. Captured last February 15th at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue the Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour 'Kings Among Scotland' incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a "gear rundown" from each of the band members.

'Kings Among Scotland' can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to www.anthrax.com for all purchasing information.

"Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special," said
ANTHRAX's Frank Bello. "We all know we're going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video."

With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN), the DVD's concert is presented in two parts. For part one, ANTHRAX performed the "favourites" that had been voted on, pre-show, by the band's fans which includes gems like 'Madhouse,' 'Be All, End All,' 'Breathing Lightning,' and 'A.I.R.' The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album 'Among The Living', performing 'Caught In A Mosh,' 'I Am The Law,' 'Indians,' 'Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),' and more.

"It was a pretty intense show," added guitarist
Scott Ian, "especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down."

"It was a challenge for all of us to play 'Among The Living' live," admits Charlie Benante. "We've played a number of that album's songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I'll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhilaration, like we could go out and do it again."

'Kings Among Scotland' was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS), with the sound mixed by ANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilised 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros. ANTHRAX's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – 'The KillThrax Tour II' is set to kick off January 25th in Montreal. All dates are below.

'The KillThrax Tour II'
w/
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HAVOK
25.01.  CDN     Montreal, QC - M Telus
26.01.  CDN     London, ON - Music Hall
27.01.  USA     Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
28.01.  USA     Richmond, VA - The National
30.01.  USA     Tampa, FL - Jannus Live
31.01.  USA     Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
02.02.  USA     Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
03.02.  USA     Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
05.02.  USA     Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
06.02.  USA     Birmingham, AL - Iron City
08.02.  USA     Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion at Concrete Street
09.02.  USA     Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
10.02.  USA     Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
11.02.  USA     Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
13.02.  USA     San Diego, CA - House of Blues
14.02.  USA     Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
16.02.  USA     Boise, ID - Revolution Concert House
17.02.  USA     Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
19.02.  CDN     Edmonton, AB - The Ranch
20.02.  CDN     Grande Prairie, AB - Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
21.02.  CDN     Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
23.02.  CDN     Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
24.02.  USA     Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
25.02.  USA     Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
27.02.  USA     Joliet, IL - The Forge
01.03.  USA     Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
02.03.  USA     Rochester, NY - Dome Arena
03.03.  USA     Worcester, MA - The Palladium
04.03.  USA     Portland,

 The Glorious Sons Announce March 2018 UK Shows.

The Glorious Sons.Monday 11th December 2017
THE GLORIOUS SONS have today announced three headline shows in support of their debut UK release 'Young Beauties And Fools', out 23rd February on Earache Records.

The shows follow their sold out London debut, this Tuesday 12th at Old Blue Last.

"You don't know what you're going to get night to night from us," says Jay. "It's something you have to see – we try to keep it interesting and powerful."   "It's also an inch from either side of falling off the tracks every single night," adds Brett.

THE GLORIOUS SONS- UK SHOWS 2018

Monday 05-March London Boston Music Room TICKETS
Tuesday 06-March Manchester Deaf Institute TICKETS
Wednesday 07-March Glasgow King Tuts TICKETS

Tickets on sale HERE on Wednesday, Dec 13th at 10AM local time

They have also just dropped a new video for lead single 'Everything Is Alright'. " It's nice getting your hands dirty once in a while. The video was a quite enjoyable and painless experience, other than getting smashed in the face with tomatoes. Thank you to our director Colin and his crew for the outstanding work and fun day." says frontman Brett.

Watch the video HERE

The Glorious Sons might be new to a UK audience, but the band has earned close to 10 million streams in the US and Canada of previous record The Union.  Those songs spent a combined 79 weeks on the top 10, producing 7 consecutive top 10 rock singles and earning the band the title of Most-Played Artist on Canadian Rock Radio. They played over 350 shows in support, were named SiriusXM Indie Award Winners for "Group of the Year" and "Rock Group of the Year," and earned a Juno nominee for "Rock Album of the Year."
 
Led by brothers Brett (vocals) and Jay Emmons (guitar), The Glorious Sons have returned with new single "Everything Is Alright" (which you can listen to HERE or HERE on soundcloud) and a much-anticipated new album, Young Beauties And Fools.  The album isavailable for pre-order here.

The album is about the adventures (and frequent misadventures) of main songwriter Brett in the truest way. It's also an album where The Glorious Sons — rounded out by Chris Koster (guitar), Adam Paquette (drums) and Chris Huot (bass) — capture all the listlessness and confusion of young adulthood over the course of 10 stunning tracks. "It's basically the story of a 24-year-old kid," says Brett.  "They're simple songs about alcoholism and the mostly autobiographical story of my life. The whole thing is derived from the thoughts, actions and feelings of a kid who doesn't really know himself and the consequences of those actions."

Whether it's the rock 'n' roll bender "My Poor Heart," the not-so-classic boy-meets-girl story of "Josie," or the deeply embarrassing punch-up at a wedding tale "Everything Is Alright," Brett's songwriting deftly explores the imperfect humanity of both himself and the many characters he introduces over the course of the album.

It wasn't easy to capture that realness. The band wanted to range further, to grow and evolve from the successes of The Union but eighteen months of recording didn't yield the results they were looking for. It wasn't until they headed to Los Angeles to work with production team Fast Friends (Frederik Thaae, Ryan Spraker, Tom Peyton) and started exploring a collection of old voice memos on Brett's phone that they had their eureka moment. The subsequent creative outburst resulted in an album written in 12 days and recorded in 14.

"It was our first time working with these guys in the studio and we were still kinda feeling each other out," says Brett. "There were times when it almost felt like a blind date. And we had been in the studio with a couple of other producers prior to that and went home empty handed. So after a few lukewarm conversations about ideas, I said to them, 'Boys, can I show you something?' I took out my iPhone and played 'Josie' and they just went fucking nuts. They wanted us to challenge ourselves as players and songwriters and pushed me to write from personal experience. After that, the hardest part of recording was choosing which songs to keep for the album. I'm forever grateful to them for teaching me to trust myself as a writer and help find that voice."

 'Young Beauties and Fools' will be released by Earache Records in Europe and Japan on 23rd February 2018.

 Don Broco Announce UK Tour.

Don Broco.Monday 11th December 2017
Don Broco have revealed the brand new video for their latest single 'T-Shirt Song', which was hailed as Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1 upon its release last month.

The video captures their explosive sold-out headline show at Alexandra Palace on November 11th, featuring a crowd of 10,000 fans going absolutely crazy for the most exciting and ambitious rock act in Britain today.

Don Broco have just played two nights at the 25,000 capacity SSA Arena in Tokyo supporting Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION and are delighted to announce that MAN WITH A MISSION will be joining them as the main support act on their UK headline tour running through February 2018. 

DON BROCO
PLUS MAN WITH A MISSION

FEBRUARY 2018 TOUR DATES
08/02 – Portsmouth, Pyramids*
09/02 – Bristol, O2 Academy
10/02 – Cardiff, Great Hall
12/02 – Norwich, UEA
13/02 – Nottingham, Rock City
15/02 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
16/02 – Manchester, Academy
17/02 – Leeds, O2 Academy*
19/02 – Newcastle, Northumbria Institute
20/02 – Aberdeen, Garage*
21/02 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
Tickets: Donbroco.com/live

*NB - MAN WITH A MISSION will not be appearing at these shows

Don Broco's third album Technology finds the band filtering their charismatic 80s pop-infected rock, through far-flung genres of metal, funk and electronics.

The result is a record featuring the band's most inventive, intelligent and infectious songs yet, with tracks inspired by their world tours ('¥'), fake news ('Stay Ignorant', 'Technology') and the effects of the Brexit campaign ('Porkies', 'Something To Drink'), while also addressing personal privacy and smart phone surveillance ('Good Listener') amongst songs inspired by relationships ('Play It Cool', 'Tight Rope', 'Got To Be You') and their experiences in the music industry ('Come Out To LA').

It follows the release of 2015's Top 10 album Automatic, which propelled the band into mainstream consciousness and led them to sell out Brixton Academy and play arenas across the UK, Europe and Japan with Bring Me The Horizon, 5 Seconds Of Summer and ONE OK ROCK.

The band also toured the United States for the first time this year in support of State Champs, where they will return next March with Our Last Night, and are about to embark on their very first Australian tour.

2018 will witness Don Broco entering the big league and taking their huge sound worldwide as they continue to cement themselves as one of the most exciting and adventurous rock bands in the UK right now. 

 Billy Idol Announces UK Tour For June 2018.

Billy Idol.Monday 11th December 2017
Rock icon BILLY IDOL will bring his Live! 2018 Tour to the United Kingdom and across Europe. The earliest date to be announced is a 20th June show in Manchester with more dates to be revealed in the coming days.

The tour includes a Saturday 23rd June appearance at O2 Academy Brixton in London and will be Idol’s first UK/European run since his hugely successful Kings & Queens of The Underground Tour in 2014 and 2015.

The Guardian described Idol’s 2014 and last headline performance in London at the Hammersmith Apollo in their 4-star review: “Wrapped in leather and soaked in nostalgia, the punk zealot serves up hard riffs with attitude...Idol struts and snarls, propelled by the conviction that rock is the cure for whatever ails you.... this show is nothing if not fantastic fun.”

UK Tickets go onsale on Friday 15th December at 10.00am from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/billy-idol-tickets, with a presale for BillyIdol.net subscribers beginning today. Check local venue listings for detailed onsale information.

Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love.”

Billy was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence.

Idol returned to the spotlight in the fall of 2014 with two high profile releases that marked the latest chapter in the long and remarkable story of a musician, an inventor, a survivor, a father, a son, a man who returned from the brink, and a rebel whose yells made the mainstream sit up and pay attention.

Idol’s New York Times bestselling autobiography Dancing With Myself is an electric, intelligent, brutally honest and entirely self-written account of Billy Idol’s journey to fame, from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to a long and often decadent life lived loving sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, and motorcycles.

Kings & Queens of the Underground was Billy’s first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album’s palette, which includes incredible contributions from Idol’s long-time collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens, will be instantly familiar to lovers of classic Billy Idol, while announcing a firm step into the future. Produced by Trevor Horn (with two tracks co-written and produced by 2017 Grammy Producer of The Year winner Greg Kurstin), it is full of thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock’n’roll.

BILLY IDOL 2018 UK and EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (more to be announced)

June 20           Manchester, UK         O2 Apollo
June 21           Birmingham, UK         O2 Academy
June 23           London, UK                 O2 Academy Brixton
June 25           Luxembourg, LU         Rockhal
June 26           Regensburg, DE         Donau Arena
June 30           Zajecar, RS                 Guitar Fest
July 2              Budapest, HU             Budapest Park Open Air
July 3              Munich, DE                 Tollwood Festival
July 6              Zurich, CH                   Hallenstadion
July 14            Halle, DE                       Peissnitz Insel
July 17            Cologne, DE                 Tanzbrunnen
July 19            Berlin, DE                     Zitadelle
July 21            Slupsk, PL                   Charlotta Valley Amp
July 22            Hamburg, DE               Stadtpark

 The Damned Add More Shows To Their UK Tour.

The Damned.Monday 11th December 2017
Over forty years since their initial explosion across the fledgling London punk scene, and some ten years since the release of their last studio recordings, British punk legends The Damned are set to return in 2018 with both new material and an extensive UK tour.

Kick-starting 2018 on January 26th with the previously announced 'Evil Spirits' tour, due to popular demand the band have announced an extra date in addition to their headline performance at The Forum on the 17th of February and will now also play Koko on the 16th, taking over North London for a very special weekend of prime-Damned entertainment.  Main support on the tour comes from fabled Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom, whilst at Koko American 'operatic-punk' performer Kristeen Young will open the show.

Also joining the tour, following the departure of bassist Stu West, is former bass player Paul Gray. Paul was part of the band for two incredible albums during the eighties ('The Black Album', 'Strawberries') and has also played with undisputed legends such as Eddie And The Hot Rods, Johnny Thunders, UFO and Rob Tyner from the MC5 throughout his career. News of his reunion with the band was greeted with much excitement from The Damned's dedicated fan base.

"I wasn't the best bassist in the band... by a long way," says Captain Sensible. "That was Paul, The Damned, Eddie & The Hot Rods, UFO; listen to that playing, the bloke is a master of his instrument and it's great to have him back for the tour."

Having last released new material in 2008 with their 'So, Who's Paranoid?' album, 2018 will see the unveiling of a hugely-anticipated new album. Recorded in New York by famed producer Tony Visconti, whose list of past working-relationships reads like a who's who of popular music (David Bowie, T Rex, Morrissey, U2, The Stranglers, Iggy Pop and Thin Lizzy to name but a few!), the band have signed a new deal with Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records and are set to stun the music world once again with their dizzying blend of high-energy punk rock, creative psychedelic pop and classic song-writing.

"Our new Tony Visconti produced album, as with all previous Damned records, very much has its own sound," continues Captain. "We're looking forward to having an element of that mixed in with the old faves."

The Damned 'Evil Spirits' 2018 UK Tour Dates:

26 January Newcastle O2 Academy
27 January Dundee Caird Hall
28 January Glasgow O2 Academy
30 January Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
31 January Manchester Academy 1
1 February Birmingham O2 Academy
3 February Leicester O2 Academy
4 February Nottingham Rock City
6 February Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
7 February Southend Cliffs Pavilion
9 February Cardiff Great Hall
10 February Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
11 February Bournemouth O2 Academy
13 February Southampton O2 Guildhall
14 February Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
16 February Koko *Extra date just added
17 February London O2 Forum

 Good Charlotte Announce Fan Club And Xmas EP.

Good Charlotte.Monday 11th December 2017
The holidays are coming and what better way to get your festive season started than with a very special Good Charlotte Christmas ep?! "A GC Christmas: Part 1" is out today via the bands' own indie label MDDN, distributed worldwide through Kobalt.  

Today also sees the launch of the first ever Good Charlotte Fan Club -  "GC FAM".

GC FAM members will get to stream one of the songs from "A GC Christmas; Pt 1 EP" exclusively, a week before release. There are 3 tiers of membership available, listed below and overall GC FAM members will get access to GC Fam Community,  exclusive content & merchandise, regular contests to win giveaways, meet and greets, and more!


Tiers:
Associates - FREE
Inner Circle - $10/year
OG - $50/year

Head to www.goodcharlotte.com/fansite for more information.

soon…

 Feed The Rhino To Release New Album 'The Silence' And Announce UK Tour.

Feed The Rhino.Monday 11th December 2017
UK’s FEED THE RHINO celebrate the start of the pre-sale for the band’s forthcoming new album “The Silence”, which will be released via Century Media Records on 16 February 2018, with a special treat for their dedicated fans. The band comments:

“For our fans old and new, the song 'Featherweight' was an exciting experience, not only writing, but also filming a few years ago - yet it remained unreleased up until today! So, in celebration to the release of our new album “The Silence” in February, we have decided to give away the album version of ‘Featherweight’ as a free download with every digital pre-order and separate single for streaming fun! Be sure to check out the 360 video!”

You can watching the stunning 360 video here: https://youtu.be/jZGwAz2TOxI

“The Silence” will be released on CD (incl. sticker) and digitally. Pre-order the digital album and receive the singles ‘Heedless’ and ‘Featherweight’ immediately! https://feedtherhino.lnk.to/TheSilence
"The Silence" will be released on 16 February via Century Media Records. The track-listing for the album is:

1. Timewave Zero (4:11)
2. Heedless (3:33)
3. Losing Ground (4:13)
4. 68 (3:08)
5. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy (3:33)
6. Yellow And Green (3:23)
7. Nerve Of A Sinister Killer (2:57)
8. Fences (3:38)
9. The Silence (3:47)
10. Lost In Proximity (3:21)
11. Featherweight (4:20)

Renowned as ‘one of the UK’s most incendiary live bands’ (Kerrang!) and much-lauded for their ferocious yet melodic sound, FEED THE RHINO will present “The Silence” live on a UK headline run kicking off 20 February 2018. Tickets are on sale now via http://myticket.co.uk/artists/feed-the-rhino.
Dates for FEED THE RHINO's UK tour are as follows:

FEBRUARY 2018
20 UK, Bristol @The Exchange
21 UK, Exeter @ The Cavern
22 UK, Southampton @ The Joiners
23 UK, London @ The Underworld
24 UK, Norwich @ Owl Sanctuary
27 UK, Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
28 UK, Newcastle @ Think Tank

MARCH 2018
01 UK, Glasgow @ G2
02 UK, Manchester @ Rebellion
03 UK, Birmingham @ The Flapper
15 UK, North Wales @ Hammerfest

More dates to be announced

 Myles Kennedy Releases Debut Solo Single 'Year Of The Tiger'.

Myles Kennedy.Monday 11th December 2017
Following the recent announcement about his debut solo album 'Year Of The Tiger', MYLES KENNEDY has now shared the video for its compelling title track, giving fans a first glimpse of what's in store on the new record.

Watch 'Year Of The Tiger' on Kennedy's newly created YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/f3L9_6aJi2Q

Directed by Dan Sturgess, the video is based on a concept created from a discussion between Kennedy and his manager. The video follows a reflective Kennedy as he travels through the memory of the loss of his father in 1974 - the year of the tiger.

'Year Of The Tiger' is currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com. Starting today, the album is also available for digital pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger and fans that order the album digitally will receive an instant download of the title track. The song is also available at all streaming services today including Spotify and Apple Music.

On 'Year Of The Tiger', Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin, in addition to guitar throughout the album. His emotional journey and personal story is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, highlighting his unmistakable and soulful voice.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Year Of The Tiger
2. The Great Beyond
3. Blind Faith
4. Devil On The Wall
5. Ghost Of Shangri La
6. Turning Stones
7. Haunted By Design
8. Mother
9. Nothing But A Name
10. Love Can Only Heal
11. Songbird
12. One Fine Day

Myles Kennedy burst on the music scene in 1990, but it wasn't until 1995, through his band The Mayfield Four, that he gained some notoriety. It was when the Mayfield Four toured opening for hitmakers Creed that Myles Kennedy would meet Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Alter Bridge, the band that would become Myles' calling card to the world. Alter Bridge released their debut album 'One Day Remains' (later certified Gold by the RIAA) and the group has since gone on to sell millions of records worldwide over the course of 5 studio albums. In 2008, word of Myles Kennedy found its way to members of Led Zeppelin. A now legendary story, Myles jammed with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialized. Soon after, in 2009, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash was working on a solo project and tapped Myles Kennedy to do vocals on 2 songs on that release. That partnership would lead to Myles becoming the vocalist for his other rock band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They have released 2 albums under that moniker. This relationship also led to Myles singing for the iconic Guns N' Roses at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2012 after band founder Axl Rose was unable to attend. Through Myles' various projects, he has appeared on The Tonight Show; Jimmy Kimmel Live; Conan; has had music used by the WWE, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR to name a few; and appeared in the motion picture Rock Star. 2018 will mark a new chapter in Myles' career as he releases his long-awaited debut solo album 'Year Of The Tiger'. The album is a whole new direction for Myles creatively and showcases the talent that has made him one of the premier frontmen in modern music.

 Aveneged Sevenfold Release Acoustic Album.

Avenged Sevenfold.Monday 11th December 2017
Today sees the release of AVENGED SEVENFOLD LIVE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® (Capitol), a special acoustic album recorded during the band's recent sold-out event at the famed GRAMMY Museum® in downtown Los Angeles. Listen to the full set HERE and click HERE to see the band's GRAMMY Museum® performance of "Roman Sky."

Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Nine Inch Nails) and the band, the digital-only release features unique renditions of new songs and classic tracks captured during a rare stripped-down performance by GRAMMY® nominees Avenged Sevenfold. A portion of the album's proceeds will benefit the education initiatives of the GRAMMY Museum®, which seek to inspire youth to the enduring qualities and cultural significance of music.

Presented as "An Evening with Avenged Sevenfold," the October 19th event was held at the Museum's Clive Davis Theater and featured an intimate conversation about the band's career and new music, moderated by Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic Mikael Wood. The interview followed an impressive acoustic performance from the band and saw the quintet (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) discussing their latest release, The Stage. Last week, Avenged Sevenfold received a GRAMMY® nomination (their first ever) for "Best Rock Song" for that album's title track"The Stage."

The track listing for AVENGED SEVENFOLD LIVE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® is:

1) Opening (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
2) Introduction to "As Tears Go By" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
3) "As Tears Go By" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
4) Introduction to "Hail To The King" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
5) "Hail To The King" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
6) Introduction to "Roman Sky" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
7) "Roman Sky" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
8) Introduction to "Exist" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
9) "Exist" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
10) Introduction to "So Far Away" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)
11) "So Far Away" (Live at the GRAMMY Museum®)

On January 12th, Avenged Sevenfold will launch their North American headline tour at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. For a complete list of tour dates, click HERE.  The band has also just announced they will be topping the bill at 2018's Download Festival on Friday 8th June.

 Ghost Release Live Album 'Ceremony And Devotion'.

Ghost.Monday 11th December 2017
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today released a live double-album entitled Ceremony And Devotion. The album was recorded during the band’s critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017 and documents Ghost’s unforgettable live show in pursuit of becoming the world’s next great arena band. Ceremony And Devotion is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Watch a new music video for live album track “Absolution” HERE.

Ceremony And Devotion was produced and mixed by Tom Dalgety and features fan favourites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015) to the Popestar EP (2016). The album will be available physically on double CD and double LP on January 19, 2018. Exclusive, limited edition “translucent tigers eye” coloured vinyl and bundles including a lenticular poster, limited edition 8-track, and t-Shirt, will be available exclusively in the Ghost Shop HERE.

Ghost’s most recent studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for ‘Best Metal Performance’. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with “Square Hammer”.

Along the way Ghost have racked up both widespread critical acclaim and adoration from a legion of fans across the globe in a genre stagnated by Nü metal for nearly two decades. 
Tracklisting
01 - Square Hammer
02 - From The Pinnacle to the Pit
03 - Con Clavi con Dio
04 - Per Aspera Ad Inferi
05 - Body and Blood
06 - Devil Church
07 - Cirice
08 - Ghuleh
09 - Year Zero
10 - Spöksonat
11 - He Is
12 - Mummy Dust
13 - Absolution
14 - Ritual
15 - Monstrance Clock

 Tokio Myers Adds More Dates To His April 2018 UK Tour.

Tokio Myers.Monday 11th December 2017
With his debut album charting at Number 4 and after selling out his original run of dates (plus 7 more shows which were added last week), the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2017, multi-talented pianist, composer and producer Tokio Myers announces a further 6 UK shows in April 2018 including a show at The Shepherds Bush Empire Sunday 22nd.

Tickets for the new dates on sale Friday 8 November at 9am from here

Catch Tokio at the following UK shows next year:

April 2018
Mon 2nd                      Edinburgh, The Queens Hall                     SOLD OUT
Weds 4th                   Gateshead, Sage                                         SOLD OUT
Thurs 5th                   Manchester, Albert Hall                             SOLD OUT
Sat 7th                                    Edinburgh, The Queens Hall                     SOLD OUT
Sun 8th                       Birmingham, O2 Institute                           SOLD OUT
Tues 10th                   London, Printworks                          SOLD OUT
Fri 13th                        BRISTOL, O2 Academy 1                               SOLD OUT
Sat 14th                       BELFAST, SSE ARENA            
Sun 15th                      LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic Hall
Tues 17th                    LEEDS, O2 Academy
Wed 18th                    MANCHESTER, Albert Hall               SOLD OUT
Thurs 19th                   CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Fri 20th                        LONDON, O2 Forum Kentish Town             SOLD OUT
Sun 22nd                      LONDON, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Mon 23rd                     BRIGHTON, The Dome
Wed 25th                     CARDIFF, St David's Hall
Thu 26th                       BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
Fri 27th                        LEICESTER, O2 Academy
Sat 28th                       SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
Mon 30th                     DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre 

 More Dates Added To The Britrock Must Be Destroyed Tour.

Britrock.Monday 11th December 2017
In a glorious collision of anthemic British rock, three of the most entertaining, feel-good and party-hard bands the UK has ever produced are coming together to wage war on boredom, mediocrity and probably each other across the UK next May.

Following huge demand, Reef, The Wildhearts and Terrorvision, will now be devastating venues, and no doubt livers as well, for three extra nights in Leeds, Bristol and Portsmouth on the 24th, 25th and 26th of May.

Tickets for these shows will be available to buy on Saturday 9th December at 9am.

As Tony Wright of Terrorvision states; "It's going to be great to find out what was going on in the 90s and what it sounded like. I've seen the pics and so I know we were there – but to experience it first-hand will be ace!"

Reef's Gary Stringer enthuses; "Really amped to be hitting the road this May and joining up with the guys from Terrorvision and The Wildhearts, it's gonna be a blast!  See you there, happy days."

While Ginger of The Wildhearts throws down the challenge; "We are honoured to be a part of this legendary tour. Mainly because it means that we're still alive, but also because it gives us a chance to prove that we were always the best band of this whole bunch."

FRIDAY MAY 4TH – ACADEMY 1, MANCHESTER
SATURDAY MAY 5TH – DIGBETH ARENA, BIRMINGHAM
SUNDAY MAY 6TH – EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH
SATURDAY MAY 19TH – O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW
SUNDAY MAY 20TH – O2 ACADEMY, NEWCASTLE

New dates added:
THURSDAY MAY 24TH – O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS
FRIDAY MAY 25TH – MOTION, BRISTOL
SATURDAY MAY 26TH – GUILDHALL, PORTSMOUTH

 Machine Head Unleash New Video.

Machine Head.Monday 11th December 2017
MACHINE HEAD, who are set to release their hotly anticipated ninth studio album, Catharsis on 26th January via Nuclear Blast Entertainment, have today unveiled the video for the title track over on their YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/WYeDJxWvA_I.  

Also check out a 'making of...' clip, where mainman Robb Flynn gives you an insight 'behind the scenes', featuring Butoh dancers, insane asylums, straightjackets and rose petals - https://youtu.be/G9CGfMrhZdg

Butoh dance is literally and figuratively the dance of death and pain.  Born from Hiroshima/Nagasaki post-World-War-II-era Japan, the art was inspired by the radioactive wasteland left behind in the wake of the nuclear bomb being dropped.  Dancers would paint themselves in ash and adopt a gaunt, deathly look. Facial expressions are agonized and body language is contorted, expressing the pain and suffering that all went through as a result of atomic warfare. 

MH mainman Robb Flynn explains, "Catharsis was a tricky concept to translate to a visual.  How do you express somebody's catharsis?  Frasier, the director brought up the Butoh Dance concept and it tied in so well into the idea of what catharsis could be.  And man, when the Butoh dancers began performing for the video... we were blown away, their expressions were so pained, almost horrifying and yet very sad.  It was extremely moving."

The other side of Machine Head's Catharsis video recounts the experiences of mental asylum patients and how often in the 50s & 60s people went through traumatic, often regrettable experiences and those vivid photos still linger today.  Robb continues "On a personal level, I related to this aspect.  My Uncle Jimmy lived with us for years when I was growing up.  He had experienced some pretty severe drug testing when he was younger and didn't come out of it very well.  For the rest of his life, he would do things like not eat for 7 days straight and talk to Jesus all day.  It was a trip to grow up with that at home.  So we took these disparate elements and turned it into a cinematic/psychedelic visual to express that sentiment."

He continues, "I tell ya what man... we love making videos now!  There used to be a bunch of rules around what you could and couldn't do in a music video.  Most of it was a boring performance, with us 'pretending' to play and sing the song, but now it's like making a crazy whacked-out movie.  You can get weird and strange and have a blast.  We are super proud of how well this video tuned out!!"

You can now pre-order Catharsis in an array of different formats, including various coloured/picture disc vinyl and a super-collectable deluxe box set.  Check out all the options at http://nuclearblast.com/mh-catharsis.  Check out another track taken from Catharsis, titled Beyond The Pale at https://youtu.be/MVdflCH76t4.

Catharsis was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.  Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.  The album's cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.

MACHINE HEAD recently announced the UK leg of their Catharsis World Tour for May 2018.  As per MACHINE HEAD's modus operandi in recent years, the dates will be in an 'Evening With...' format, featuring 2.5-3hrs of MACHINE HEAD every night with no support bands.  Don't expect to see MACHINE HEAD at any festivals in 2018 either.  These shows will be your only opportunity to see the band live in the UK next year.  Tickets are on sale now from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/machine-head-tickets.

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

The band begin the North American leg of the Catharsis World Tour on 25th January 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, wrapping up in Seattle, WA on 7th March. 

 Napalm Death To Release Album Of Rare Songs.

Napalm Death.Monday 11th December 2017
UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are happy to announce the release of a special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation entitled “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” for March 2018 via Century Media Records.

This special release will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. The release’s cover artwork, created by longtime visual partner Frode Sylthe, can be seen above and further tracklisting details will be revealed soon.

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury recently took the time to check in with a status report while currently on the road in Spain

“Today we start our 13 date tour of the North Peninsula! It’s been a busy, busy year as ever, but great to wind it all up here with some of our craziest and most passionate fans. 

We can’t believe how much we have achieved in support of the “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” album over the past couple of years. It’s very inspiring for me and something I was very conscious of as we compiled the tracks for the upcoming compilation album of rarities and covers which encompass “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”. I hope that everyone will enjoy what we have put together?! There are some hidden gems for sure on this double album release and it was a lot of fun going through the songs. 

The new year will be bringing more shows and some more new songs recorded in the studio towards album 16, so it’s systems go! As some of my best buddies say: Grindcore is for life, kids...not just for Christmas!”

NAPALM DEATH – live 2017 & 2018: 

05.12.2017 Valencia – Sala Moon (Spain)
06.12.2017 Valladolid – Porta Caeli (Spain)
07.12.2017 Vitoria – Jimmy Jazz (Spain)
08.12.2017 Oviedo – Sir Laurents (Spain)
09.12.2017 Coruña – Playa Club (Spain)
10.12.2017 Porto – Hard Club (Portugal)
11.12.2017 Lisboa – RCA Club (Portugal)
12.12.2017 Sevilla – Sala X (Spain)
13.12.2017 Murcia – Garage (Spain)
14.12.2017 Madrid – Mon Live / Antigua Penelope (Spain)
15.12.2017 Zaragoza – Lopez (Spain)
16.12.2017 Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 (Spain)
17.12.2017 Mallorca – Es Gremi (Spain)
28.02.2018 Cluj-Napoca – Form Space (Romania)
01.03.2018 Budapest – Dürer Kert (Hungary)
31.03.2018 Gothenburg – Belsepub (Sweden)
03.04.2018 Hamburg – Knust (Germany)
05.04.2018 Drachten – Iduna (The Netherlands)
06.04.2018 Berlin – SO36 (Germany)
07.04.2018 Katowice – Metalmania Festival (Poland)
01.04.2018 Oslo – Inferno Metal Festival (Norway)
04.05.2018 London – Desertfest (UK)
12.-14.07.2018 Torgau – Endless Summer (Germany)
10.-12.08.2018 Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival (Belgium)
17.-19.08.2018 St. Nolff – Motorcultor Festival (France)

And many more dates

 Tiny Moving Parts To Release New Album 'Swell' In January.

Tiny Moving Parts.Monday 11th December 2017
Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts have announced their new album Swell, set to be released on Big Scary Monsters on January 26thPre-orders for the record are available now. "Caution", the first new song from the album, was released last week with an accompanying video directed by John Komar. It is available to stream and purchase on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon and across all digital platforms. 

Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen has played in Tiny Moving Parts with his cousins, brothers Matthew Chevalier and Billy Chevalier since junior high school, and their tight, mathy post hardcore-pop punk combination shows their skills in spades. Their live show is frenetic, and their musical prowess is impressive - the complexity of their songs makes it difficult to believe there are only three of them onstage. The band first drew attention with the release of their debut LP This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship in 2013 on Kind of Like Records, eventually signing to Triple Crown Records in 2014, who released their second LP Pleasant Living later that year. In 2016, Tiny Moving Parts released their third LP, Celebrate, to widespread acclaim from NPR, Noisey, Alternative Press, the AV Club and many others and were nominated for the "Best Underground Band" award at the 2016 APMAs and "Best New Artist Music Video" at the 2017 APMAs.

Swell tracklisting
1. Applause
2. Smooth It Out
3. Feel Alive
4. Caution
5. Wildfire
6. Whale Watching
7. It's Too Cold Tonight
8. Malfunction
9. Wishbone
10. Warm Hand Splashing

 Soulfly To Enter The Studo To Work On New Album.

Soulfly.Monday 11th December 2017
Metal icons Soulfly have announced that they will be entering the studio in January to record the follow-up to 2015's ‘Archangel’, which will most likely be released in summer 2018 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The as of yet untitled album will be recorded with Josh Wilbur who also worked with Max Cavalera's other band Killer Be Killed, as well as heavy-hitters Lamb Of God and Gojira.

In an interview with Backstage AxxessCavalera said: 
"I'm actually writing right now. I'm collecting the riffs right now and getting the ideas."
and added: "I'm excited, because I think the album will have a little bit of a return to some tribal sounds that I haven't done since ‘Prophecy’. So that'll be cool, to return to some of that. And then the rest of the album will be a continuation of ‘Archangel’; a lot of people like ‘Archangel’. And, of course, I think that it will be also somehow be influenced by ‘Psychosis’, 'cause ‘Psychosis’ was such a cool record that I'm sure that somewhere we'll have the influence of that on top of it too.”

In another interview with the No Limits Music Show, he explained that the next Soulfly album will be: 
"deeply tribal, very spiritual. There's a concept. I cannot tell you much about it, 'cause it's kind of a surprise. But there is a concept behind the record, and I have not done a record with a concept like this since ‘Roots’. So this one has got the same kind of feeling that ‘Roots’ has."

Stay tuned for more information in due course…

Max and his brother Iggor Cavalera are currently touring Europe playing the iconic Sepultura album ‘Roots’ in its entirety.

MTV HEADBANGERS BALL
MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA return to ROOTS
OVERKILL
INSOMNIUM
DESERTED FEAR
08.12. GER Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (Ruhrpott Metal Meeting)
09.12. GER Giessen, Hessenhallen
10.12. BEL Antwerp, Trix
11.12. GER Saarbrücken, Garage
12.12. UK London, Forum

 The Levellers Announce 'We The Collective' Release.

The Levellers.Monday 11th December 2017
Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018, Brighton folk-punk band Levellers will be releasing We The Collective on March 9th via the band's own label, On The Fiddle Recordings. 

Wanting to do something a bit different with their back catalogue, they brought in a string section and enlisted legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses) to help develop new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles including 'Liberty', 'Hope Street' and 'One Way' which they recorded straight to tape at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.

They also recorded two brand new songs 'Shame' and 'Drug Bust McGee' and the result is the 10 track album We The Collective. Lead singer Mark Chadwick says "The different musicians, producer and the studio combined to make something really special".

The newly released video for 'Shame' is a hard-hitting piece showing the plight of refugees in Europe and beyond, in the face of geo-political manoeuvrings from our world leaders. You can watch that here.

You can also watch a mini documentary about the making of the new album with interviews and behind the scenes footage. Check it out here.

>As part of the celebrations, Levellers will head out on a full Acoustic Tour in the Spring where they will be playing the new arrangements with guest musicians, starting at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival. They will play at the Roundhouse in London as part of the In The Round festival as well as a number of theatres and concert halls around the country. Support on the tour comes from Ginger Wildheart on all dates except Glasgow & London.

Despite only just being announced, the tickets for Preston, Milton Keynes and Winchester have already sold out.

Acoustic Tour 2018
Support from Ginger Wildheart (all dates except Glasgow & London)
FEBRUARY
Thurs 1st – Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow (Celtic Connections)
Fri 2nd – Wrexham, William Aston Hall
Sat 3rd – Preston, Charter Theatre SOLD OUT
Sun 4th – London, Roundhouse (In The Round Festival)

MARCH
Tue 13th – Buxton, Opera House
Wed 14th – Cheltenham, Town Hall
Thurs 15th – Yeovil, Westlands
Fri 16th – York, Barbican
Sat 17th – Milton Keynes, The Stables SOLD OUT
Sun 18th – Liverpool, Philhamonic
Tue 20th – Basingstoke, The Anvil
Wed 21st – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Thurs 22nd – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Fri 23rd – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Sat 24th – Winchester, Cathedral SOLD OUT

Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around but their impressive back catalogue of recorded music is often overlooked. 

The band had more platinum, gold, and silver albums in the UK in the 1990s than any other British act. They've had seven Top 40 albums, including the number 1 album Zeitgeist and their platinum-selling 1991 album Levelling The Land, along with a string of Top 40 singles including 'This Garden', 'Hope St', 'One Way Of Life' and 'What A Beautiful Day'.

We The Collective: The Album
Pre-order available on all formats & bundles.
Limited number of signed copies available to pre-order
Formats: Deluxe CD Album (w/ Bonus CD) / Black Vinyl LP / Picture Disc Vinyl LP (Exclusive, Ltd Edition) / Deluxe Coloured Vinyl LP (w/ Bonus 12-Inch Vinyl) / Digital

 Gary Newman Announces March 2018 UK Tour.

Gary Numan.Monday 11th December 2017
Gary Numan has today released a video for new single 'End Of Things' from current album 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World'. He has also announced a string of UK dates in March 2018, full dates below. Tickets are on sale now.

'Savage: Songs From A Broken World' was released earlier this year through BMG and earned the best reviews of Gary's career. He entered the UK charts at No.2, a fantastic achievement for the iconic and highly influential Gary Numan. The British electro pioneer was also awarded the Inspiration Award for songwriting and composition at the Ivor Novellos this year.

'Savage: Songs From A Broken World' is an album with a narrative that's set in an apocalyptic, post-global warming Earth in the not-too-distant future. There is no technology left and most of the planet has turned to a desolate desert wasteland. Food is scarce, water even more so and human kindness and decency are just a dim and distant memory. Western and Eastern cultures have merged, more because of the need to simply survive than any feelings of greater tolerance or understanding. It's a harsh, savage environment, as are the survivors who still roam across it.

While Numan was writing the record, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. It made sense to make him and his climate decisions the catalyst for the apocalypse theme of the album.

"The songs are about the things that people do in such a harsh and terrifying environment," explains Numan. "It's about a desperate need to survive and they do awful things in order to do so, and some are haunted by what they've done. That desire to be forgiven, along with some discovered remnants of an old religious book, ultimately encourages religion to resurface, and it really goes downhill from there."

The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numan's own studio in LA, and in the UK. Numan and Fenton's creative connection goes back to 2006's 'Jagged'. "Ade is not only extremely creative but ridiculously hard working, even in difficult circumstances," says Numan. "It's easy to discuss alternative ideas with him, he's not precious about things and is always looking to make the music better, even if that means, on very rare occasions, undoing his own work and starting again."

As the project took shape, Numan also set up a Pledge Music campaign to create an experience for fans that would let them see how an album was put together, from the first note to the finished shrink wrapped package. It was a strategy that brought Numan closer to his fans, and allowed him to communicate the blood, sweat and tears that goes into making a record. The campaign grew so successful that Numan consequently secured a record deal with BMG.

'Savage: Songs From A Broken World' is out now on CD, deluxe CD, double vinyl, cassette, digital and MFiT formats.

The tracklisting for the standard CD edition of 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World' is:
1.         'Ghost Nation'
2.         'Bed Of Thorns'
3.         'My Name Is Ruin'
4.         'The End Of Things'
5.         'And It All Began With You'
6.         'When The World Comes Apart'
7.         'Mercy'
8.         'What God Intended'
9.         'Pray For The Pain You Serve'
10.       'Broken'
The vinyl format adds 'If I Said' (track 9) and 'Cold' (track 12) while 'If I Said' also features on the deluxe CD (track 10).

Gary Numan will embark upon a short run of UK dates next March He'll play the following shows:
GARY NUMAN UK TOUR DATES MARCH 2018
MONDAY 12TH - SOUTHAMPTON, O2 GUILDHALL
TUESDAY 13TH - WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
WEDNESDAY 14TH - LEICESTER O2 ACADEMY
FRIDAY 16TH - EDINBURGH ASSEMBLY ROOMS
SATURDAY 17TH - MIDDLESBROUGH EMPIRE
MONDAY 19TH - PRESTON GUILDHALL
TUESDAY 20TH - HULL CITY HALL
WEDNESDAY 21ST - SHEFFIELD FOUNDRY
FRIDAY 23RD - ISLE OF MAN VILLA MARINA
SATURDAY 24TH - LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY
SUNDAY 25TH - NORTHAMPTON ROADMENDERS
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 Stone Sour Announce Three UK Shows For June 2018.

Stone Sour.Monday 11th December 2017
After blazing a trail across UK venues this month, STONE SOUR are excited to announce they'll be returning to these shores for three additional UK dates in 2018 in support of the band's Top 5 album, 'Hydrograd'.  These will be the band's ONLY UK dates next year.

Frontman Corey Taylor tells us "We're excited to return to the UK for a second time in support of 'Hydrograd'.  These are STONE SOUR's only UK dates in 2018 and we're happy to include two cities we didn't play in December.  STONE SOUR are building towards our future, so come out in June and have a fucking good time with us!"

Dates line up as follows:

Sun 17th Jun - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Mon 18th Jun - LONDON Roundhouse
Tue 19th Jun - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Tickets go on pre-sale from 10am today, Wednesday 6th December and on general sale from 10am Friday 8th December.  Pick up your tickets from all usual agents and online at www.livenation.co.uk/artist/stone-sour-tickets.

'Hydrograd' was launched earlier this year with twin singles, 'Fabuless' - https://youtu.be/Jwglgn1mo3M - and 'Song #3' - https://youtu.be/K73-hmaHPHY - which have now clocked up almost 20million YouTube plays between them.  The band scored their highest positions to date on album charts across the globe and wasted no time hitting the road in 2017.  After wrapping up their current European run in Italy on 15th December, the band take a short break before playing the ShipRocked cruise in January and a run across Canada & the USA.  Full dates can be found at http://stonesour.com/tour/

 Bloodstock Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock.Monday 11th December 2017
Joining Friday's main stage bill are crossover thrash legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, who play BLOODSTOCK for the first time in their storied 38-year career.  The revered band's twelfth studio album, 'World Gone Mad' landed last year, featuring ex-Slayer drum icon, Dave Lombardo at the kit.  Check out the band's video for 'Living For Life', a track taken from that album, here - https://youtu.be/AYrxR3_z0x4.  We certainly expect Mike Muir & co will be giving DEVILDRIVER a run for their money on the circle pit front!

Also landing a debut slot on the bill is the Duke of Spook, WEDNESDAY 13.  Channelling shades of two previous BOA headliners, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, WEDNESDAY and his band are set to bring some schlocky horror fun to Friday's main stage.  Check out the video for 'Blood Sick' taken from his current 'Condolences' album, out now via Nuclear Blast - https://youtu.be/Avtk3Z1UXvQ.

Florida symphonic/power metallers KAMELOT join Friday's main stage line up.  The Tampa-based band are hard at work on the follow-up to their 2015 album, 'Haven'.  Check out their video for 'Liar Liar' from the album here, featuring a guest vocal slot from Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz - https://youtu.be/VDLZ6Mqy7AM.  The 'Haven' album also incidentally features a guest appearance from another BLOODSTOCK favourite, Delain's Charlotte Wessels.

Classic rock luminaries MR BIG also make their BLOODSTOCK debut on Sunday's main stage, marking 30 years since the band's inception.  Earlier this summer, Frontiers Music released MR BIG's ninth studio album 'Defying Gravity' which saw the acclaimed musicians reunited with producer Kevin Elson for the first time in 21 years.  Remind yourself of 1992's giant #1 hit in 15 countries, 'To Be With You' at https://youtu.be/L6-uJLteKek and then check out new track 'Everybody Needs A Little Trouble' at: https://youtu.be/k2XbrucOnC8. ]

Check out the new festival trailer here - https://youtu.be/gul1PHqhQ8E.

>Maybe you joined in with BLOODSTOCK's 12 Days Of Christmas Facebook competition last year?  This year, BLOODSTOCK have decided to ramp up the advent action for twice as many festive treats.  Make sure you visit BLOODSTOCK's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bloodstock every day right up to Christmas, to chance your luck at winning a prize.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday's bil toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, plus EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, NAILS, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

Our Early Bird discounted ticket allocation sold out in record time this year.  Standard weekend tickets are now available priced at £145 for four days of metal fun, so grab yours now at the ticket store!  A small handful of camper van pitches are still available.  Also selling out in record time was BLOODSTOCK's first wave of 2018 Serpents Lair VIP tickets.  The second & final wave of VIP tickets, including a limited number of deluxe VIP packages and a limited amount of VIP upgrades priced at £145 (for those who bought 'early bird' tickets) will become available at 9.00am on 16th December.  Mark your calendars and don't delay if you want to join us in 2018's VIP Serpents Lair!

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

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

 Nickleback Announce UK Tour With Seether.

Nickleback.Tuesday 5th December 2017
Rock icons NICKELBACK will kick off their massive 'Feed the Machine' Tour in Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena on May 3rd, 2018. The band will hit arenas in cities across the UK including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Nottingham - with their biggest and boldest production yet.

NICKELBACK are delighted to announce SEETHER will be performing as very special guests across all shows on the tour - following their own massive sold out headline UK tour earlier this year.

NICKELBACK recently wrapped up a colossal 45-city tour of North America in 2017, playing to more than 600,000 rabid fans. The 'Feed The Machine' Tour marks the band's triumphant return to Europe following their 9th studio album (of the same name) released by BMG, arguably the band's most refined and energized work since their breakthrough hit record 'Silver Side Up'.

"We can't wait to get back and play for all the amazing people of Europe! The shows are always some of our most memorable and the energy that our European friends bring every night is positively infectious. This is, by far and away, our biggest and best production to date; and we're ready for one hell of a party," enthuses NICKELBACK's Chad Kroeger.

SEETHER'S Shaun Morgan adds, "We want to thank the guys from Nickelback for taking us out on tour with them again. Each time we have had the privilege in the past, we have had great times both on stage and off. We're really excited to and grateful for this opportunity to support them in the UK and Europe and I'm sure this will be another great tour for everyone involved."

In addition to membership gifts, exclusive giveaways, and content, individuals that join the fan club will have first access to tickets on Wednesday 6th December, staring at 10.00 AM local time. For additional information on joining the fan club, visit www.nickelback.com/subscribe.

UK TOUR DATES 2018
Thu 3rd May - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sat 5th May - LEEDS First Direct Arena
Mon 7th May - LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Tue 8th May - MANCHESTER Arena
Thu 10th May - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Fri 11th May - LONDON O2 Arena
Sun 13th May - NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Tickets go on-sale this Friday, 8th December, at 10:00AM local time at www.axs.com
Since forming in Alberta, Canada in 1995, globally celebrated, multi-platinum rock band NICKELBACK have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. The band's success includes worldwide sales of more than 50 million units, solidifying their status as the "eleventh best-selling music act" and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century. Their inescapable and irresistible smash "How You Remind Me" was named Billboard's 'Top Rock Song of the Decade' and was No. 4 on the Top 10 songs of the 2000's list.

NICKELBACK's 'All The Right Reasons' album has been Diamond Certified (10 million copies sold) by the RIAA putting them on an elite shortlist of artists to ever accomplish this. Amongst all these accolades, they've also been named Billboard's "Top Rock Group of the Decade," received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People's Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and have been inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame (2007).

With more than 23 chart-topping singles and a truly global fanbase, NICKELBACK has notched up twelve consecutive sold-out world tours, playing to well over eight million fans.

 Earthless Announce UK And European Headline Tour.

Earthless.Tuesday 5th December 2017
Psychedelic rock trio EARTHLESS have announced their UK/EU headline tour dates for April 2018 in support of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut! They will be supported by Comet Control.

Tickets are on sale via See Tickets now – links below!
03.04.18 Kortrijk – De Kreun (BE)
04.04.18 Bristol – The Fleece (UK)
05.04.18 Manchester – The Deaf Institute (UK)
06.04.18 Islington Assembly Hall – London (UK)

07.04.18 Paris – Petit Bain (FR)
08.04.18 Frankfurt – Zoom (DE)
10.04.18 Munich – Feierwerk (DE)
11.04.18 Berlin – Bi Nuu (DE)
12.04.18 Copenhagen – Pumpehuset (DK)
13.04.18 Oslo – BLA (NO)
14.04.18 Gothenburg – Trukstop Alaska (SE)
16.04.18 Hamburg – Molotow (DE)
19.04.18 Tilburg – ROADBURN 2018 (NL)
20.04.18 Tilburg – ROADBURN 2018 (NL)
21.04.18 Tilburg – ROADBURN 2018 (NL)

Of the upcoming tour, drummer Mario Rubalcaba comments: "Europe! It’s been a bit we know but we can’t tell you how stoked we are to return with a new album to share with you all. We also have our buds in Comet Control on this tour and they will keep you all warm and fuzzy on the inside while shakin yr brains from the outside. This tour ends up at the mighty Roadburn festival where we are honored to have the “artist in residence” title, 3 nights- each different and special. We can’t wait to blast off with you all!
Cheers!"

EARTHLESS - Isaiah Mitchell (vocals/guitar), Mike Eginton (bass) and Mario Rubalcaba (drums) - recently finished recording their new album with Dave Catching (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL) at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, CA. The band will release their 4th full-length record on March 16th! More details to be announced shortly.

 Moose Blood Announce New Album.

Moose Blood.Monday 4th December 2017
Canterbury, Kent's Moose Blood have revealed details for their brand new, upcoming album, 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore', which will be released on March 9, 2018 on Hopeless Records. 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is the band's follow-up to 2016's 'Blush' and dives into the most complex emotional territory they've ever explored.

Last week, the band teased their new single "Talk In Your Sleep" by providing the sheet music to fans. Today, Moose Blood has released the studio version and music video for the track. Yesterday, the song premiered on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. Fans can watch the music video here: www.smarturl.it/talkinyoursleepvideo  

"There's almost a circularity to this album when placed next to our first two," notes lead guitarist Mark Osborne. "The first is full of songs written by enthusiastic, excited kids who just wanted to get their music out there. 'Blush' was more about struggling with some of what came along with that change of lifestyle and 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is really us trying to work through some of what has happened in our lives as a result of doing this band full time."

The new songs examine growing up and learning to become a man, about facing tribulations and coming out stronger on the other side, about tackling what ails you head on, no matter how insurmountable it might seem. Even more than that though, it is comprehensively Moose Blood's most sonically complete and accomplished body of work to date.

In an era where a majority of musicians seem to view writing good songs as low down the list of attributes required for a successful career, Canterbury quartet Moose Blood are that rarest of things: a band who let the songs do the talking.

'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is now available for pre-order: www.smarturl.it/IDTICDTA


Tracklisting:
1. Have I Told You Enough
2. Talk In Your Sleep
3. Just Outside
4. You Left In The Worst Way
5. All The Time
6. Can We Stay Like This
7. Pull Me From The Floor
8. Walk All Day With You
9. Such A Shame
10. Promise Me
11. It's Too Much

Today, Moose Blood also announce an upcoming 2018 North American headline tour with support from Lydia and McCafferty. A full list of cities can be found on Mooseblooduk.com



Moose Blood will hit the UK early next year at the following venues

March 2018

2nd Nottingham, Rock City
3rd Manchester Academy
5th Glasgow, QMU
6th Newcastle, O2 Academy
8th Birmingham, O2 Institute
9th Bristol, O2 Academy
10th London, Roundhouse

 Hollywood Undead Release Video For 'Black Cadillac'.

Hollywood Undead.Monday 4th December 2017
Hollywood Undead have just released a brand new video for “Black Cadillac” from their new album FIVE.  The video and track features B-Real from Cypress Hill and premiered with High Times on Friday.  Watch and share the new video here.

“We haven't done a straight up hip-hop song like this in a while so this one made sense and we got B-Real on it who we all grew up listening to. It was an honor to have him participate,” said J-Dog.  "Filming the video was a bitch! Brian Cox had to find a black cadillac in nowhere Minnesota; then we filmed shots in The Rave in Milwaukee, at a cemetery in Pennsylvania and on a green screen in Calgary Canada.  But it was all worth it."

In addition to the collaboration, Hollywood Undead appeared in a recent episode of B-Real’s Smokebox.  Watch it here.

The band’s new album FIVE was released on October 27th via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG and debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #22 and #7 on the Top Current Albums Sales Chart.  The album is the band’s fifth Top 25 debut overall.   The number five holds a deep significance and for the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering.  Check out the album here.

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

Hollywood Undead’s first four videos from FIVE have now amassed over 20 million combined views.  Watch them all here:
“California Dreaming” http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV 
“Whatever It Takes” http://smarturl.it/WhateverItTakesVEVO
“Renegade” http://smarturl.it/RenegadeVevo
“We Own The Night http://smarturl.it/WeOwnTheNightVevo
The band are currently wrapping up a North American tour that launched in September with Butcher Babies as support.  European dates will begin on January 24th in Glasgow, UK at the O2 Academy.  Tickets and VIP Packages for all shows are on sale now.

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

 Casey To Release New Studio Album.

Casey.Monday 4th December 2017
Wales' CASEY have announced that their second album 'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' will be released via Hassle Records on March 16, 2018. The new record -  the follow up to 2016's debut 'Love Is Not Enough' - is a deeply personal journey through vocalist Tom Weaver's issues with physical and mental afflictions, some of which have dogged him from birth. "I was diagnosed with brittle bones when I was born," he explains, "and when I was 15 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and at 20 I was diagnosed with manic depression. I've also had a heart attack and a stroke and I was in this crazy car accident that crushed half my face. They're big life events, but a lot of the stuff that's happened to me medically was stuff that I was just living through at the time. Looking back now, though, I realise I could have died four or five times. I'm lucky to be here."

The first track to be revealed from the record is the gut-wrenching 'Fluorescents', a composition about January of this year when Weaver experienced a flare up of the aforementioned colitis. "This resulted in me being hospitalised for several weeks and my medications being substantially increased," he says. "It gave me a lot of time to reflect on the state of my health, and how I'd tried so hard to make sure I was staying healthy, to little or no avail. It left me with a feeling of futility and weakness, the idea that regardless of my intentions I would be impoverished for life."

'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' is a jumble of snapshots and reactions and experiences and feelings that give us a glimpse inside Weaver's head and his life, but which don't necessarily tell a linear story. He was careful to make sure the accounts of his experiences, while referencing very specific things, were also relatable from an outside perspective. "What the last record taught me," he says, "and what I really brought over to the new one is that I shouldn't be dissuaded from talking about personal experiences and relating to individual moments or periods I remember quite vividly. But I was more confident in being able to pick those out and expand on them, whilst also diluting them to the point where I can still recognise what I'm talking about and other people can maybe apply them to their own situation."

Recorded at rural Wales' illustrious Monnow Valley Studios and produced by Brad Wood (Placebo, Sunny Day Real Estate, Touché Amoré), the songs that comprise the album are much more expansive, atmospheric and layered than anything Casey have done before. It's a record that flows from one vividly depicted moment to the next, one memory to another. And while there is still some desperate rage and gutteral screaming in the likes of 'Wavering', 'Phosphenes' and 'Flourescents', much has been replaced by calmer, though no less anxious, soundscapes. It makes for an incredibly cohesive and immersive record.

Casey - live on the Kerrang! Tour 2018
(w/ The Amity Affliction, Boston Manor & Vukovi):
December
5: Birmingham, Institute
6: Leeds, University Stylus
7: Glasgow, ABC
8: Manchester, Ritz
9: Newcastle, University
11: Dublin, Academy
12: Cardiff, University Y Plas
13: London, Kentish Town Forum

'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' - March 2018 Release Shows:
16th - Kingston - Banquet Instore (Matinee All Ages) & Fighting Cocks (18+) (in association with Banquet Records)
17th - Cardiff - ***TBC**** (in association with Spillers Records)
18th - Sheffield - Picturehouse (in association with Bears Den Records) 

 New Found Glory Release New Single.

New Found Glory.Monday 4th December 2017
New Found Glory has been taking their “20 Years of Pop Punk” Tour all around the world, recently teasing an unreleased song before their set every night. Today, the band is excited to share the full track and accompanying music video for “20 Years From Now” featuring old home video footage from the Pop-Punk pioneers’ career as well as highlights from this monumental anniversary tour. For an in-depth oral history of the last 2 Decades, fans can head to NYLON who shared, “The glory is as much ours as it is theirs. Pop-punk is alive, it is well, and it is in good hands.” The new video is available at http://smarturl.it/20YearsFromNowVideo and the track is streaming on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.

On the track, Guitarist Chad Gilbert shares “’20 Years From Now’ is a song we wrote and recorded during the “Makes Me Sick” album sessions. We loved the song and felt it stood out in a different way than the rest so instead of squeezing it on the album, we wanted to give it a life of it’s own. If you have seen us on this recent 20 Years Of Pop Punk tour then you got a first listen as it was our intro to the concert. We have learned so many lessons over the 20 years of this band but the underlining meaning of the song is about letting go of worry to feel true freedom. When you reflect on your life you realize how arguments, pride, and the worry of proving yourself never changed or fixed anything. Failure and missteps help refine your character and make you wiser. All you truly need to worry about is waking up each day and to try to be the best version of yourself. We feel very lucky that when we wake up we still get to be in this band. Thank you for that and we hope you enjoy the song.”

Earlier this Fall, New Found Glory premiered the music video for the island jam “The Sound of Two Voices” exclusively with Billboard. On the track, Billboard shared that the “most un-New Found Glory-sounding song (from Makes Me Sick) was also its best…‘The Sound of Two Voices’ takes some steel drums and a ska-punk backbone, and rolls a fat one for anyone who thinks they’ve seen the last of New Found Glory’s fresh ideas.” The video and an exclusive interview from Guitarist Chad Gilbert are available on Billboard.com.

This weekend, the band will be wrapping up the tour that has been giving fans all around the world two full albums each night from the band’s impressive catalog. A limited amount of tickets remain at newfoundglory.shofetti.com.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:
Dec 1               New Orleans, LA      House of Blues
Dec 2              Birmingham, AL       Saturn
Dec 3              Nashville, TN            The Basement East

 PEarl Jam Announce London O2 Arena Shows.

Pearl Jam.Monday 4th December 2017
Pearl Jam will embark on a fourteen-date European tour in June and July of 2018 including two shows at the O2 Arena June 18th and 19th.

October 22, 2015 officially marked 25 years of Pearl Jam performing live. Ten studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful -- with over 85 million albums sold worldwide and a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The band's summer tour kicks off on June 12th in Amsterdam, NL and wraps up on July 14th in Lisbon, PT.  This tour marks the band's first performance in Rome since 1996 and first ever concerts in Padova, IT and Kraków, PL.
 
A special ticket pre-sale begins today for current Pearl Jam Ten Club members. General public tickets for the O2 Arena go on sale Friday, December 8th at 11AM. Check pearljam.com for updates.


Pearl Jam's full European tour dates are as follows:

June
Tues 12th                                AMSTERDAM NL, Ziggo Dome
Fri 15th                                   LANDGRAAF NL, Pinkpop Festival
Mon 18th                               LONDON, O2 Arena
Tues 19th                               LONDON, O2 Arena

Fri 22nd                                  MILAN IT, I-Days Fetsival
Sun 24th                  PADOVA IT, Stadio Euganeo
Tues 26th                                ROME IT, Stadio Olimpico
July
Sun 1st                                    PRAGUE CZ, O2 Arena
Tues 3rd                                  KRAKÓW PL, Tauron Arena Kraków
Thurs 5th                 BERLIN DE, Waldbühne
Sat 7th                                     WERCHTER BE, Rock Werchter Festival
Tues 10th                                BACELONA ES, Palau St. Jordi
Thurs 12th                               MADRID ES, Mad Cool Festival
Tues 24th                                LISBON PT, NOS Alive Festival

In celebration of Pearl Jam's legendary, sold out performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam recently released documentary film Let's Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album. Full details at www.letsplaytwofilm.com.

 Myles Kennedy Reveals Details Of Debut Solo Album 'Year Of The Tiger'.

Myles Kennedy.Monday 4th December 2017
MYLES KENNEDY, one of rock music's most acclaimed and distinctive voices, is well known for his work with Alter Bridge, Slash, and the Mayfield Four. On March 9, 2018, Napalm Records will release his highly anticipated,  debut solo album 'Year Of The Tiger'. The album is available for pre-order in various bundle configurations including gold vinyl and deluxe wooden box set at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR.

On 'Year Of The Tiger', Kennedy embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. His appreciation for blues and acoustic-based music can be heard throughout the 12-song concept record inspired by the loss of his father when he was a child.

The multi-instrumentalist played lap steel, mandolin, banjo, and bass in addition to the guitar on the record. This shift in instrumentation helped create a new sonic canvas that some might consider a departure from the high gain wall of sound Kennedy has been associated with. Examples of this can be heard throughout the album, from the hypnotic drone of the title track, to the intricate finger style approach of "Haunted By Design" and "Ghost Of Shangri La".

'Year Of The Tiger' is a personal story framed in a new context from an artist willing to take chances. It's also a story that took decades to summon up the courage to tell.

The track listing for 'Year Of The Tiger' is:      
      
1. Year Of The Tiger
2. The Great Beyond
3. Blind Faith
4. Devil On The Wall
5. Ghost of Shangri La
6. Turning Stones
7. Haunted By Design
8. Mother
9. Nothing But A Name
10. Love Can Only Heal
11. Songbird
12. One Fine Day

 Glassjaw Release New Album 'Material Control'.

Glassjaw.Monday 4th December 2017
Legendary New York influential post-hardcore band GLASSJAW have released their long-awaited third album “Material Control” today.

The digital album is available now on all download and streaming platforms. The Special Edition CD will be released on 22 December 2017 and is available for pre-order now.

Use this link to direct you to selected outlets for all digital and physical formats: https://glassjaw.lnk.to/MaterialControl

Speculation grew when a mysterious pre-order of the album was briefly visible online and then suddenly gone. Word of the pre-order quickly spread across Reddit, Twitter and various music blogs and websites.  Fans began to cautiously believe that, indeed, a third album would drop soon.

GLASSJAW, notoriously tight-lipped, fuelled more speculation when fans across the globe began to randomly receive mysterious postal service packages from the band. The packages included thousands of postcards sent to express the band’s gratitude to the dedicated fanbase who have waited patiently for new music for over a decade (since GLASSJAW’s last critically acclaimed full-length release “Worship and Tribute”). These ‘thank you’ postcards double as playable vinyl of each new track from “Material Control”.

 Five Finger death Punch Reveal New Single.

Five Finger Death Punch.Monday 4th December 2017
Las Vegas-based hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch have released their greatest hits album, Decade Of Destruction TODAY!  The record contains a collection of the band's biggest tracks to date including US #1 hits "Coming Down", "Lift Me Up", "Wash It All Away", "Battle Born", and their biggest song to date "Wrong Side Of Heaven", which has garnered an impressive 182m YouTube views! Pick up the album here

The compilation includes two new tracks – "Trouble" and "Gone Away," a rock ballad cover of the 1997 song by The Offspring. These two songs mark the first new music from 5FDP in over two years. Watch the brand new lyric video for "Gone Away" here. Following its recent debut, lead single "Trouble" raced to #1 on the iTunes Metal chart and snagged multiple Top 5 positions on rock charts around the globe. The song has already racked up over 2 million streams in just a few weeks, making it the band's biggest streaming debut for a lead track. The group have amassed more than 2 billion streams worldwide to date. 

Five Finger Death Punch are also celebrating the RIAA platinum certification of their 2011 album American Capitalist, and 2013's The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1. Their acclaimed album War Is The Answer and colossal single "Bad Company" are already platinum status.

Five Finger Death Punch are currently performing to sold out crowds on this winter's biggest European arena rock tour, with In Flames and Of Mice & Men. The headline UK dates kick off on December 17 and conclude just before the holidays at London's Wembley Arena on December 21. All remaining dates are below. For more information, tickets, and VIP offerings, visit www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com.

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

REMAINING EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
12/2 – Stuttgart, Germany – HMH Schleyerhalle
12/4 – Paris, France – Olympia
12/5 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg  – Rockhal
12/6 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
12/8 –  Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
12/11 –  Madrid, Spain – Wizink Centre
12/12 – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi Club
12/14 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto
12/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
12/17 – Birmingham, UK – BCA
12/18 –  Glasgow, UK – Hydro
12/20 –  Leeds, UK – Leeds Arena
12/21 –  London, UK – Wembley Arena

 Necrophobic Announce New Album.

Necrophobic.Monday 4th December 2017
The return of Satan’s scornful legions!

“Mark Of The Necrogram" is the title of NECROPHOBIC’s upcoming new studio album, which is set to be released via Century Media Records on 23 February 2018.
br> Following the path of true Satanic death metal ever since their genesis in 1989, NECROPHOBIC look back on a discography filled with classics, be it the band’s infamous debut album “The Nocturnal Silence” (1993), the sinister “Bloodhymns” (2002) or the all-engulfing beast “Death To All” (2009).

“Mark Of The Necrogram” is NECROPHOBIC’s first album on their new label home Century Media Records and it marks another step up on the staircase to the death metal throne, delivering sorrow-laden melodies of musical mastermind Sebastian Ramstedt, furious riffs of rhythm guitarist Johan Bergebäck, the pounding bass of Alexander Friberg, battering war drums by the band’s heart and soul Joakim Sterner and the demonic voice of Anders Strokirk who reunited with the band more than 20 years after the release of “The Nocturnal Silence”.

“Mark Of The Necrogram” comes with an eerily monumental cover artwork of Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin, with whom the band has been working together since the release of the second album “Darkside”.

The pre-order for “Mark Of The Necrogram” will start on 15 December 2017. Keep your eyes open for some very limited vinyl versions!

 Senses Fail Announce New Single And Album.

Senses fail.Monday 4th December 2017
Senses Fail have announced their 7th full-length album, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You, with their brand new single "Double Cross," an electric track featuring clean vocals and fiery hooks. The new 12 song album will be released on February 16th, 2018 via Pure Noise Records. Fans can check out the new track and pre-order the album at http://sensesfail.com/

You can stream new song 'Double Cross' here
If There Is A Light, It Will Find You was produced by Beau Burchell (Moose Blood, Saosin, Hands Like Houses) andis the first time singer Buddy Nielsen has fully written the entirety of the album alone.  Nielsen experienced life-altering shifts over the past two years that have contributed directly to the making of this record. The band has always been known for pushing boundaries lyrically and addressing topical issues from stage during a live show, but this time around you can feel the weight of uncontrollable stressors wearing down on Buddy as he navigates the listener through his personal life, from song to song.

Fans will notice a dramatic shift back to the band's rock roots, honing the sound they realized on iconic records like Let It Enfold You while also embracing the future of the band and personal experiences like both the loss and birth of a child. Underneath the album's brighter, melody-driven exterior lurks a dark fascination with the concept of mortality – creating a juxtaposition of light and shadows that directly reflects on Senses Fail's marked history.

 Andrew WK Reveals Artwork And Tracklist For Forthcoming Album 'You're Not Alone'.

Andrew WK.Monday 4th December 2017
Andrew W.K. presents the title, cover art, and track list of his upcoming LP, You're Not Alone. The album is scheduled for release on March 2, 2018 via RED MUSIC/SONY MUSIC worldwide, with it's front cover image painted by legendary artists, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. These two masters of fantasy worked closely with Andrew over a six month period, crafting the painting based on their unique vision. Visit Juxtapoz to watch Boris, Julie, and Andrew discuss the project and their passion for painting. Pre-orders for You're Not Alone are available now, exclusively at PledgeMusic.

It's safe to say, nobody has partied harder, longer, or more fervently than the undisputed King of Partying himself, Andrew W.K.. A one-man music machine possessed of a single-minded, monomaniacal focus to spread a singular message: That to party is to exist. And to exist is to party. 

On You're Not Alone, Andrew W.K.'s first album of new rock songs in nearly twelve years, the party is reborn, delivering everything one would want and expect from an Andrew W.K. record — high octane, full throttle rock 'n' roll powered by buoyant, infectious, and triumphant melodies. His music, always a music of extremes, is relentlessly upbeat and celebratory, while also exploring contradiction and confusion.

The songs on this album follow a surprising path to self-actualization. They give the listener permission to admit their vulnerabilities, and the encouragement to feel empowered. They're reflections on the push and pull between freedom and restriction. It's a confirmation of everything you are, rejection of all you are not, and at times, a blurring of the difference between the two. Doubt becomes certainty, confusion becomes clarity, and the fear of life becomes the courage to live it completely. The album reveals itself through double meanings, mirrored views, each ringing equally true, even at their most severely discordant.

Andrew W.K. has lived a life built on a belief that to reach a state of grace and acceptance, one must embrace both the shadow and the light, the pain and the joy, all that is known and unknown, the stability as well as the chaos, its speed and torpor. Understanding this, Andrew W.K. suggests, is the foundation of what partying eventually transmits to us. And by harnessing the revelatory power of partying - by celebrating the puzzles and pressures of life - we find the key to change and evolution comes from both inside and out, when we're together and on our own.

That inner voice, the music of our consciousness, becomes our guide. Trust it. Follow it. Through good times and bad, ups and downs, highs and lows. Realize that just being able to hear it conveys something fundamental to your being... you're not alone

You're Not Alone Track List
1. The Power of Partying
2. Music Is Worth Living For
3. Ever Again
4. I Don't Know Anything
5. The Feeling of Being Alive
6. Party Mindset
7. The Party Never Dies
8. Give Up On You
9. Keep On Going
10. In Your Darkest Moments
11. The Devil's On Your Side
12. Break The Curse
13. Total Freedom
14. Beyond Oblivion
15. Confusion and Clarity
16. You're Not Alone

 Stone Temple Pilots Announce New Singer And Single.

Stone Temple Pilots.Monday 1st December 2017
At a private show last month in Los Angeles, Stone Temple Pilots made its triumphant return to the stage at the Troubadour where the Grammy®-winning group welcomed Jeff Gutt as their new lead singer.

Gutt (pronounced goot) is a veteran of the Detroit music scene and has spent the last year writing and recording with founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz. In addition to introducing Gutt, the concert also featured the debut of the new Stone Temple Pilots single "Meadow." Available now via digital and streaming services, the song will appear on the band's as-yet-untitled album, which will be released on Atlantic/Rhino in spring 2018 in conjunction with a North American tour.

Stone Temple Pilots announced their new lead singer on SiriusXM's Volume channel 106 during a special broadcast, "Stone Temple Pilots Reborn," from the Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 14. The complete concert is now up and running exclusively on SiriusXM and can be heard on Howard Stern's Howard 101 channel, as well as Lithium (channel 34). The show will also be available via the SiriusXM app and online at www.siriusxm.com.

This show marks the beginning of a new journey for the band, one that began last year when the DeLeo brothers and Kretz launched a worldwide search for a new singer with whom to write, record, and tour.

"We wanted someone who would not only do our earlier songs justice, but would also write new songs and carve out a different path forward with us. It took some time, but we found our guy," Dean explained.

Before choosing Gutt, the trio received and reviewed about 15,000 submissions online before selecting more than 30 singers to audition in person with the group at Studio 606 in Los Angeles. Gutt sang with the band on the last day of auditions. Ironically, he was the only one who hadn't submitted music online. Instead, he was invited after Robert DeLeo heard about Gutt after DeLeo had played a show in Detroit with the Hollywood Vampires.

"Talk about a happy accident," Robert said. "It was clear right away that Jeff had the range to sing vocally challenging songs like 'Piece of Pie' and 'Interstate Love Song.' But we soon discovered that he also has a great ear for melody and knew how to write a song."

In September 2016, the four of them started working together and spent the next several months finishing off song ideas and writing new music. "The chemistry was there from the start, and Jeff kept coming up with one great melody after another. We ended up finishing 14 songs, which is the most that Stone Temple Pilots has ever recorded for an album," Kretz said.

For his part, Gutt is prepared for the inevitable comparisons to STP's original singer Scott Weiland, who passed away in December 2015.

"No one will ever fill Scott's shoes and I'm not trying to – he's a legend. But these songs deserve to be performed and people want to hear them. I'm just honored that the guys chose me to help them continue to build this band's legacy," Gutt said.

The newly minted quartet is busy mixing the new songs now and plans to release the as-yet-untitled album in early 2018. This will be the group's seventh studio album since its multi-platinum 1992 debut Core, and its first full-length since Stone Temple Pilots in 2010. The album will be released on Atlantic/Rhino, continuing the band's legacy

 Download Fetsival Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Download Festival.Monday 4th December 2017
Download Festival , the world's premier rock event, has announced some of the biggest rock acts in the world including Marilyn Manson, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, BODY COUNT ft. ICE T and more. The three-day festival takes place 8-10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Download is proud to welcome back the Antichrist Superstar himself Marilyn Manson, fresh off the release of critically acclaimed new album Heaven Upside Down. The goth rock veteran is more energised than ever and set to bring his renowned live show to Donington next year.

Since 2003 Aussie rock titans Parkway Drive have gone from strength-to-strength, pushing boundaries with their epic live performances. Having ascended to the forefront of modern metal with their latest critically acclaimed album Ire, their ferocious crushing breakdowns and stadium-sized choruses have them high on people's lists for future headliner contenders.

Parkway Drive said:
"Parkway Drive are super stoked to be returning to Download for 2018. It's always a highlight for us to play Download and this time around we're aiming to top it all. We can't wait!"

British modern metal institution Bullet for My Valentine have also been confirmed to perform at Download Festival next year. The Welsh powerhouse have conquered the heights of Wembley Arena along with fellow UK torchbearers Asking Alexandria who will be taking to the stage with a hero's return of their original infamous vocalist Danny Worsnop.

Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine said:
"We're so excited to be playing next year's Download Festival!! It's been 5 long years now since we last performed at Donington Park, so we're more than ready to get back on that legendary stage and do what we do best. See you there!"

Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria said:
"We have been waiting for half a decade to say this again, "DOWNLOAD WE ARE COMING FOR YA!". Download festival is hands down one of the most exciting festivals in the world to play and so we have decided to bring our biggest show to date over with us. We cannot wait to see you all there. In the words of this year's legendary headliner, Mama I'm coming home"

Pivotal punk rock heroes Rise Against will have fists thrown in the air, with their ferocious socio-political rock. Expect a high energy, kinetic performance from one of the world's biggest authentic punk bands, who've proved their lasting worth to the genre. Joining the line up are LA Glam Rockers Black Veil Brides, Swedish extreme tech-metal trail blazers Meshuggah, and post hardcore legends Alexisonfire whose performance will be a long-awaited return to Download Festival.

Mind-blowing "metal phenomenon on a mission" BABYMETALare confirmed to make their second official Download performance. This UK exclusive appearance will see the return of their thunderous metal, mixed with infectious J-pop that's taken the world by storm. With figurehead Ice T at the helm, Body Count's mix of harsh political messages and powerful hard-core sensibilities have made the rap metal icons unmissable, as well as In This Moment who are led by the entrancing Maria Brink and ready to bring a gothic, industrial, metal spectacle to make Download proud.

BABYMETAL said:
"We are so happy to announce that we will be playing at Download UK!! We were last there in 2016 and it is an absolute honour to be returning to this prestigious festival next year. Can't wait to go back and see everyone there!" 

Revered purveyors of garage-punk noise The Hives are confirmed, with frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist guaranteed to leave no stone unturned with a set of frantic non-stop rock n' roll. Making their Download Festival debut are pop punks scousers WSTR who have propelled themselves throughout the last year, as well as emo pop favourites Mayday Parade who are hot off the back of a successful ten-year anniversary tour.  


Selling out Brixton Academy and making massive waves as the break out luminaries of UK pop-punk, Wrexham five-piece Neck Deep are returning to Download Festival along with Seattle's The Pink Slips with their fusion of "synth-pop, punk, dance and vintage rock 'n' roll", fronted by the ferocious GRAVE, daughter of Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan. Last but no means least are rising stars Dream State with their no-nonsense, melodic emo rock which has earned them their debut Download appearance.

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.
  
For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

ANNOUNCED TODAY


Alexisonfire / Asking Alexandria / BABYMETAL / Black Veil Brides / BODY COUNT ft. ICE T/ Bullet For My Valentine / Dream State / In This Moment / Marilyn Manson / Mayday Parade / Meshuggah / Neck Deep / Parkway Drive / Pink Slips / Rise Against / The Hives / WSTR

DOWNLOAD LINE UP
Avenged Sevenfold / Guns N' Roses / Ozzy Osbourne
Alexisonfire / Asking Alexandria / BABYMETAL / Black Veil Brides / BODY COUNT FT. ICE T / Bullet For My Valentine / Dream State / In This Moment / Marilyn Manson / Mayday Parade / Meshuggah / Neck Deep / Parkway Drive / Pink Slips / Rise Against / The Hives / WSTR

 Machine Head Unleash New Video.

Machine Head.Monday 4th December 2017
MACHINE HEAD are set to release ninth studio album, 'Catharsis' on 26th January 2018.  The release is available in an array of formats, including a CD.DVD digipak edition which includes concert footage of the band's 2015 show at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom.  Today the band have revealed a video clip of 'Now We Die', taken from that 21-track DVD footage.  Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcJGTimnR6E

You can also listen to a brand new song from the album, titled 'Beyond The Pale', here: https://youtu.be/MVdflCH76t4 and click through to pre-order various album options, including coloured/picture disc vinyl and a super-collectable deluxe box set.  Check out all the formats at http://nuclearblast.com/mh-catharsis.

A full-throttle rollercoaster through every facet of MACHINE HEAD's increasingly diverse sound, 'Catharsis' looks to be one of 2018's most acclaimed metal records.  "This album is like a movie... a really long movie!" laughs frontman Robb Flynn.  "There are a lot of special songs on this record. I've never really felt like, 'Wow, we've got something really special here!' before, but this time I can feel it.  I know it.  I know some people aren't gonna dig it and that's always the case, so who cares?  I dig it."

'Catharsis' was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.  The album's cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.

MACHINE HEAD have announced the UK leg of their 'Catharsis' World Tour for May 2018.  As per MACHINE HEAD's modus operandi in recent years, the dates will be in an 'Evening With...' format, featuring 2.5-3hrs of MACHINE HEAD every night with no support bands.  Don't expect to see MACHINE HEAD at any festivals in 2018 either.  These shows will be your only opportunity to see the band live in the UK next year.  Tickets are on sale now from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/machine-head-tickets.

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

The band begin the North American leg of the 'Catharsis' World Tour on 25th January 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, wrapping up in Seattle, WA on 7th March.

 The Script Announce Forest Show At Westonbirt.

The Script.Tuesday 28th November 2017
Dublin’s finest, The Script, announce dates for 2018 as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.
The Script are one of the world’s most popular bands and have sold over 29 million records. Their latest release, ‘Freedom Child’, topped the UK Official Albums Chart and scored the band their fourth UK No 1 album. Lead single ‘Rain’ picked up phenomenal radio airplay and the video has been viewed over 24 million times. This success replicates earlier outings with albums such as ‘The Script’; ‘Science and Faith’ and ‘No Sound Without Silence’ and anthemic pop/rock singles including ‘We Cry’; ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’; ‘For The First Time’; ‘Hall Of Fame’ (featuring will.i.am) and ’Superheroes’. The Irish three-piece are also one of the biggest live acts, having sold over 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held annually in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and bar, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Commenting on the dates, Danny O'Donoghue for The Script said, “We love performing as part of Forest Live. It will be our fourth trip to Thetford Forest and we look forward to making our debut at Westonbirt Arboretum. We hope you can join us to rock in this unique atmosphere.”

The Script plus guests

Thursday 7 June Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk
Thursday 14 June Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos

Tickets £42.50 (plus £4.75 booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 1 December from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

 Tiny Moving Parts Release New Single 'Caution'.

Tiny Moving Parts.Tuesday 27th November 2017
Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts have released a new song, titled "Caution" today with an accompanying video directed by John Komar. The new track hints at exciting things to come for the band - make sure to keep an eye open for more announcements over the coming weeks!

Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen has played in Tiny Moving Parts with his cousins, brothers Matthew Chevalier and Billy Chevalier since junior high school, and their tight, mathy post hardcore-pop punk combination shows their skills in spades. Their live show is frenetic, and their musical prowess is impressive - the complexity of their songs makes it difficult to believe there are only three of them onstage. The band first drew attention with the release of their debut LP This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship in 2013 on Kind of Like Records, eventually signing to Triple Crown Records in 2014, who released their second LP Pleasant Living later that year. In 2016, Tiny Moving Parts released their third LP, Celebrate, to widespread acclaim from NPR, Noisey, Alternative Press, the AV Club and many others and were nominated for the "Best Underground Band" award at the 2016 APMAs and "Best New Artist Music Video" at the 2017 APMAs.

 Moose Blood Tease New Song.

Moose Blood.Tuesday 28th November 2017
UK based emo band, Moose Blood, have announced an upcoming, brand new single called "Talk In Your Sleep". Today, via the band's website, they have released the sheet music for the song as a free, downloadable PDF. Fans will be able to download the sheet music with a valid email address.

On deciding to release the single this way, the band share that they want to "encourage people to pick up musical instruments and use their voices to create their own interpretations of the song before it's released." Moose Blood's fascination with the way different people interpret music led them to this approach, with their aim for fans being to "learn, embrace, interpret and enjoy music in their own way."

To read the full statement from the band and to download the sheet music, visit: www.mooseblooduk.com
A very important announcement from Moose Blood, along with the studio version of "Talk In Your Sleep" will be released on Monday, December 4, 2017.... Get ready!


Moose Blood will be touring the UK next March - tickets are flying so get yours quickly here.

March 2018

2nd Nottingham, Rock City
3rd Manchester Academy
5th Glasgow, QMU
6th Newcastle, O2 Academy
8th Birmingham, O2 Institute
9th Bristol, O2 Academy
10th London, Roundhouse

 Of Mice And Men Unleash New Song 'Defy'.

Of Mice And Men.Tuesday 28th November 2017
OF MICE & MEN have today premiered the title track from the forthcoming album 'Defy'.  The song premiered last night on the the Radio 1 Rock Show.

Talking on new single frontman Aaron Pauley says "To Defy means to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly.  Our song 'Defy' is all about digging your heels in, and being defiant towards feelings of hopeless, and defining yourself in the process."

Watch the lyric video HERE

The single lays the foundation for one of 2018's most anxiously awaited rock records from vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala— their new album Defy, is arriving in stores and online January 19, 2018. Pre-order it HERE

 Album Defy was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Skillet, The All-American Rejects) and mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Rise Against).

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

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

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

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

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

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

General tickets on sale now.

 Lower Than Atlantis Announce Lengthy 2018 UK Tour.

Lower Than Atlantis.Tuesday 28th November 2017
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS have today announced a huge 22 date tour across the UK, visiting every corner possible and heading to towns they have never performed in previously. They will also be headlining a very special hometown show on April 13th at the Watford Colosseum.

 This follows on from their huge Top 10 album 'Safe In Sound,' as well as headlining Brixton Academy and playing the gigantic UK arena tour with Enter Shikari.

Lead singer Mike Duce says, "It's been nearly 4 years since we did a regional run in the UK and we can't wait to get to some towns that we haven't even been to before. We've got an amazing package being announced later on too plus a homecoming show in Watford, which will be massive. Grab your mates and get tickets quick as these rooms aren't the biggest!!"

Read an exclusive interview in Kerrang! out this Wednesday.
Lower Than Atlantis tour 2018
2nd April - Engine Shed Lincoln
3rd April - Junction Cambridge
4th April - Assembly Leamington Spa
6th April - Sin City Swansea
7th April - Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd
8th April - Guildhall Gloucester
9th April - Komedia Bath
11th April - Lemongrove Exeter
12th April - Engine Rooms Southampton
13th April - Colosseum Watford
14th April - Chinnerys Southend
15th April - Concorde 2 Brighton
3rd May - o2 Academy Oxford
4th May - Sub89 Reading
5th May - Central Station Wrexham
7th May - Hangar34 Liverpool
8th May - Lemon Tree Aberdeen
9th May - Liquid Rooms Edinburgh
11th May - Empire Middlesbrough
12th May - Welly Hull
13th May - Fibbers York
14th May - Plug Sheffield

Tickets £16.50 and available Thursday 30th November 9am lowerthanatlantis.seetickets.com 

 Eric Clapton For British Summer Time Festival.

Eric Clapton.Tuesday 28th November 2017
One of music's greatest artists is next in line for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018.

Eric Clapton is set to play a very special concert on July 8th 2018, continuing the legacy of all-time greats gracing the Great Oak Stage.

With a decades-long career and countless accolades to his name, Eric Clapton is also something of a local, having first played Hyde Park with Blind Faith on June 7th, 1969 alongside band mates Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech to a 120,000 strong audience – it was the band's debut. 

He returned to the Royal Park in 1996, recording a classic live concert that raised money for The Prince's Trust, again in 2008 and has played over 200 times at the nearby Royal Albert Hall.

"I have happy memories of performing in Hyde Park in the past," says Eric, "and I'm really looking forward to playing there again – the whole atmosphere is very special."

He is the only person to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame on three occasions – with The Yardbirds, Cream and as a solo artist.

Eric Clapton truly stands alongside the likes of The Rolling Stones, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and other legends who have played Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park since its inception in 2013.

The first special guests for the day are also announced with fellow guitar legend Santana heading the pack, alongside Clapton's friend and Blind Faith partner Steve Winwood
Young guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr will also join the lineup, a master musician from a new generation.

When Eric Clapton was becoming a global recording artist in London, Carlos Santana was making a name for himself in San Francisco and forging a sound entirely his own; an Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion that has sold 200 million albums and played to 100 million fans. His 1999 album Supernatural took him to a whole new audience around the world spawning hits like 'Smooth' and 'Maria Maria', winning record of the year at the Grammy Awards.

Steve Winwood was a teenage prodigy, exploding out of Birmingham into the pop charts in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group at just 15 years of age with 'Gimme Some Lovin', 'I'm A Man' and 'Keep on Running'.  He then formed Traffic in 1967 before joining Eric Clapton in Blind Faith in 1969 and then reforming Traffic for their classic albums. His solo career has produced global hits like 'Higher Love'. He recently released his first ever solo live album 'Winwood: Greatest Hits Live' demonstrating his incredible and diverse career.

Gary Clark Jr was born in the music city of Austin, Texas and was inspired by a Michael Jackson concert to take up guitar when he was four years old. He has been hailed as the saviour of the blues, as well as channelling funk and soul influences through his vocals and virtuoso guitar playing. He is the young musician that the legends love and a natural addition to the line up, having also supported The Rolling Stones at the opening year of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time in 2013.
With four huge headliners announced for the 2018 event so far, music lovers can expect another phenomenal year from the award-winning festival, all in the heart of London.

On Friday 6th July, music icon Roger Waters will be bringing his Us + Them Tour to the UK for the first time ever. The Pink Floyd visionary is noted for taking his sonic and visual experimentation to breath-taking levels and turning rock n roll into theatre on the grandest scale. Waters will be showcasing highlights from his groundbreaking body of work, with songs from Pink Floyd's greatest albums (Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals, Dark Side of The Moon), along with tracks from his critically acclaimed new album "Is This the Life We Really Want?".   

On Friday 13th July, Michael Bublé returns for his only show of 2018 and his biggest UK concert. The undisputed 'King of Cool' will be dazzling Hyde Park with his classic voice, endearing charm and sheer panache that has seen him compared with the great singers and entertainers. He has carved a unique place in the hearts of fans around the world and lit up pop charts since his debut album in 2005, bringing jazz standards to a new generation while scoring his own original hits including the unforgettable global smashes 'Home', 'Haven't Met You Yet', 'Everything' and 'Lost'.

On Saturday 14th July, Hawaiian troubadour Bruno Mars will be performing fresh off the back of his '24K Magic World Tour', which spans over 172 shows across five continents in support of his 2x platinum-selling album 24K Magic. The UK leg of the tour included four critically acclaimed shows at London's O2 Arena. Now, Mars is set to return to the UK, taking to the stage at in Hyde Park with a dazzling visual production and a set-list crammed full of his chart-topping hits.

Embarking on its 6th edition, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is now one of Britain's biggest and best summer events, attracting some of the greatest names in music to the heart of London's beautiful Hyde Park.

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments: "Eric Clapton is in our fantasy line up every year for BST Hyde Park, a British great to stand alongside the legends that have graced our Great Oak Stage since 2013.  Add in Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark JR and we absolutely cannot wait to bring this incredible show to the park."

Roscoe Bowman, Senior Experiential Marketing & Partnerships Manager for Barclaycard, said: "We're privileged to welcome Eric Clapton back to Hyde Park, this time on the Great Oak Stage. We look forward to a spectacular show from the only three-time inductee to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 1st of December but Barclaycard customers can get a head start with exclusive pre-sale ticket access from 9am on Monday 27th November.'

Alun MainwaringHead of Events, Filming and Commercial Development at The Royal Parks said: "Since 2013, BST Hyde Park has become the homecoming for the world's greatest artists. First, it was The Rolling Stones and now, in 2018, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and Eric Clapton will return to the park, nearly half a century after their famous 1969/70 performances. We can't wait to welcome them back to this iconic park."

 Glassjaw Announce New Album.

Glassjaw.Saturday 25th November 2017
Legendary New York influential post-hardcore band GLASSJAW have announced their long-awaited third album “Material Control”, due to be released on 01 December. 

Speculation grew when a mysterious pre-order of the album was briefly visible online and then, suddenly, it disappeared. Word of the pre-order quickly spread across Reddit, Twitter and various music blogs and websites. Fans began to cautiously believe that, indeed, a third album would drop soon.

GLASSJAW, notoriously tight-lipped, fuelled more speculation when fans across the globe began to randomly receive mysterious postal service packages from the band. The packages included thousands of postcards sent to express the band’s gratitude to the dedicated fanbase who have waited patiently for new music for over a decade, since GLASSJAW’s last critically acclaimed full-length release “Worship and Tribute”. These ‘thank you’ postcards double as playable vinyl of each new track from “Material Control”.
 
The first track from the album, "new white extremity,” was released exactly two years prior to the album’s 01 December release date and precedes the current single “shira.” Listen here: https://youtu.be/BsmRYan062E

“shira” is available as a digital single on all download and streaming platforms. You can also pre-order the digital album and get “shira” as an Instant Grat track. All download and streaming links can be found here: http://smarturl.it/GlassjawMC 

"Material Control" track-listing:
01. new white extremity
02. shira
03. 11 days
04. golgotha
05. pretty hell
06. bastille day
07. pompeii
08. bibleland
09. closer
10. my conscience weighs a ton
11. material control
12. cut and run

 King 810 Announce UK Tour.

King 810.Saturday 25th November 2017
Flint, MI firebrands, KING 810 have announced a UK headline tour for February 2018.  

Last seen on these shores for an exclusive set at this year's Bloodstock Festival, KING 810 are now ready to bring current album, 'La Petite Mort (Or A Conversation With God)' to their UK family.  Check out the tour trailer here - https://youtu.be/ITG7iS_vnGY.

Frontman and band visionary David Gunn tells us, "Playing Bloodstock this past summer reminded us just how crazy our UK Family is, so we decided we had to come back for a full run.  Our UK fans have been there since the beginning and we can't wait to play for them again."

Full dates line up as follows:
Wed 14th Feb - NORWICH Epic Studios
Thu 15th Feb - BRISTOL Thekla
Fri 16th Feb - BIRMINGHAM Asylum 2
Sat 17th Feb - LEEDS Key Club
Sun 18th Feb - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2
Tue 20th Feb - GLASGOW King Tuts
Wed 21st Feb - MANCHESTER Rebellion
Thu 22nd Feb - LONDON Underworld
Fri 23rd Feb - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
Sat 24th Feb - OXFORD O2 Academy 2

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday 27th November from box offices, all usual agents and online at www.livenation.co.uk/artist/king-810-tickets.

Their album, 'La Petite Mort' delivers the grim reality of Flint, MI with songs like the ferocious 'Alpha & Omega' and the powerful title track.  As the album takes listeners on a journey to enlightenment via Gunn's self-reflection, sonically showcasing a diverse musical spectrum, from dark ambient electronica ('Wolves Run Together'), street-level poetry ('War Time' Feat. Trick Trick) and grand string arrangements ('Black Swan').  Check out the visceral video for 'Alpha & Omega', conceptualized and directed by frontman David Gunn, at https://youtu.be/gcLmQDr7GGw and pick up or stream the album over at https://lnk.to/lpmID.

Arm yourself with some kickass KING 810 merch in time for the shows over at https://www.impericon.com/en/king-810.html.

 Imelda May Releases New Single Featuring Jack Savoretti.

Imelda May.Saturday 25th November 2017
'Call Me' featuring Jack Savoretti is the brilliant new single from Irish superstar Imelda May, released today on Decca Records.  Imelda also released an accompanying music video, available now.

On Wednesday evening, Imelda concluded her UK headline tour with a star-studded performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, where she was joined on stage by rock legends Ronnie Wood and Bob Geldof for a high octane rendition of the blues classic 'Crying'. Bob and support act Andreya Triana also joined her for show closer, The Undertones' 'Teenage Kicks'. Imelda confessed to the crowd, "I'm having the time of my life" – so were the audience who we treated to Imelda's first ever headline performance at the iconic venue, were she had previously supported acts including The Who.

Produced by Cam Blackwood at ICP Studios in Brussels, 'Call Me' is a brand new recording of a track taken from Imelda's breakthrough album 'Life. Love. Flesh. Blood', which is one of the Top 5 best-selling British Female Albums of 2017.

"I wrote 'Call Me' about the horrible time when you are willing the phone to ring, begging for the name to pop up, and it doesn't," says Imelda of the song. "I've always though it could work as a duet, and I think Jack totally nails his vocal. There's so much longing in his voice, and there's a truth to it too."

Jack Savoretti says, "Recording this duet with Imelda and Cam was one of the best experiences I have ever had in a recording studio. The song is amazing and I am proud to be part of this."

Download/stream here or listen on iTunes or Spotify
Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett in Nashville, 'Life. Love. Flesh. Blood' entered the UK Charts at No.5 and received the best reviews of Imelda's illustrious career ("May has made the album of her life" Daily Telegraph). The album contains the BBC Radio 2 Playlisted singles 'Black Tears', 'Should've Been You', 'Leave Me Lonely', plus the original single version of 'Call Me'.

The winner of the Best Female Singer award at September's Boisdale Music Awards, Imelda was honoured with the Irish Post Artist of The Year Award 2017 at a ceremony last night at The Grosvenor Hotel. She was also recently nominated for International Artist of the Year at the UK Americana Awards 2018.

In August, Imelda performed the Irish National Anthem in front of a huge global audience of over 50 million people ahead of the historic boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, a fellow Dubliner, in Las Vegas.

Imelda has promoted 'Life. Love. Flesh. Blood' with performances on BBC1's The One Show, The Graham Norton Show and ITV's Tonight At The London Palladium. She also appeared on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 show, where she performed a brilliant cover of U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I Was Looking For'. She also joined The Guardian for a webchat and wrote about her favourite female icons of soul music for Marie Claire magazine

Imelda's recent UK tour was her second headline tour of 2017, her first tour in May culminated in three sold-out shows at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre. This followed a triumphant sold-out gig at London Palladium ("May's wild side was worth the wait, though her mature reinvention was the evening's real triumph" said Evening Standard in their 4* review). She then headed to the US where she performed a series of prestigious headline shows – including New York's Webster Hall – following several support dates with Elvis Costello.

Imelda May has become one of Ireland's most celebrated female artists. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to support him on tour, Imelda has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson and can count high profile artists including Bob Dylan (who recently revealed he is a fan of Imelda in a rare interview with Bill Flanagan) and Bono amongst her fans.

 Myles Kennedy Signs To Napalm Record For His Debut Solo Album.

Myles Kennedy.Friday 24th November 2017
He is the distinctive voice of Alter Bridge. He moonlights with Guns N Roses icon Slash, fronting his backing band Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. He created The Mayfield Four. He jammed with members of Led Zeppelin. He works with the best of the best and is undeniably one of the greatest rock singers of our time.

And now, following a successful partnership between Alter Bridge and Napalm Records, Myles Kennedy is pleased to reveal he has signed with the Austrian label to release his long awaited first solo album.

Myles comments, ""I'm excited to announce I'm teaming up with Napalm Records for the release of my first solo record YEAR OF THE TIGER. This record is something I've always wanted to make and I'm grateful to Napalm for believing in me enough to get behind it."

Napalm Records are more than proud to be working with this talented artist and excited to get started. "Year Of The Tiger" is scheduled for release in Spring 2018. Stay tuned for further updates.

 Tax The Heat To Release New Album In March.

Tax The Heat.Friday 24th November 2017
Nuclear Blast Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of the new album from Tax The Heat, "Change Your Position", on 9th March 2018. The album will be available as CD, Digital, Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl and Limited Edition Light Blue Vinyl.

"Change Your Position" is the follow up to the 2016 critically-acclaimed debut album "Fed To The Lions". The new album sees the band take a huge step forward as both songwriters and performers. The band's unique blend of fuzz-driven rock with a modern alternative twist has won them a legion of fans. The album stamps its authority right from the off with the taut "Money In the Bank" (also the first single). From the staccato stomp of "Playing With Fire" to the huge riffs of "Cut Your Chains", from the garage rock of "On The Run" to the slow groove and instant lyrical hit of "All That Medicine". "Change Your Position" is a lean, focused album loaded with an energy that is set to propel the band to headline status.

The driving rhythms of Jack Taylor (Drums) and Antonio Angotti (Bass) are overlaid with the powerful riffs of JP Jacyshyn (Guitars) and distinctive melodies of Alex Veale (Vocals, Guitars).

""If an album is about capturing a band or artist at a certain point, 'Change Your Position' might have happened at the perfect time. As a band we toured, found our sound, found our place and took inspiration from a world in utter chaos. With 'Change Your Position' we pushed ourselves creatively as hard as we could and it took us further into ourselves than we expected - we hope it's apparent to the listener." – Alex Veale

"Change Your Position" Tracklisting is as follows

CD/DIGITAL ALBUM
01. Money In The Bank
02. Change Your Position
03. Playing With Fire
04. All That Medicine
05. On The Run
06. The Last Time
07. Taking The Hit
08. My Headspace
09. We Are Consumers
10. Cut Your Chains
11. Wearing A Disguise
12. The Symphony Has Begun

LIMITED EDITION GATEFOLD VINYL
LIMITED EDITION GATEFOLD LIGHT BLUE VINYL
Side A
01. Money In The Bank
02. Change Your Position
03. Playing With Fire
04. All That Medicine
05. On The Run
06. The Last Time
Side B
01. Taking The Hit
02. My Headspace
03. We Are Consumers
04. Cut Your Chains
05. Wearing A Disguise
06. The Symphony Has

 I Prevail Release New Music Video.

I Prevail.Fridqy 24th November 2017
Detroit, Michigan's I PREVAIL have announced the release of their video for "Already Dead", starring Tenacious D's Kyle Gass. Directed by Samuel Halleen, the video features Gass as a vengeful internet troll creating mayhem in the I Prevail world, intent on harassing them online..The band ultimately turns the tables on the social media evildoer as the story unfolds.

"We wanted to make a video for 'Already Dead' because it gets a great reaction live and is so much fun to play," lead-guitarist Steve Menoian explains. "When Kyle Gass agreed to collaborate with us, it became a bucket list dream come true."

You can watch the video for 'Already Dead' here

The band is currently on their Rage On The Stage! North American tour, which kicked off in early September. With only seven more shows remaining, the band will start 2018 working on their second full-length followup to their debut album Lifelines To date Lifelines has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.

In the span of two years, I Prevail have played festivals like the main stage on the Vans Warped TourRock On The Range, Slam Dunk Festival, Carolina Rebellion and have sold out nearly 200 headline shows. The band has their sights set on making 2018 their biggest impact to date.  .

 Raveneye Announce UK Tour.

Raveneye.Friday 24th November 2017
Fresh from their stint as special guests on the recent KISS and Bush tours, appearances at Reading and Leeds festivals, and their own American headline dates, UK rock trio RavenEye are happy to announce their own headline UK tour for 2018. Check out their unique home-made trailer HERE  and the official video for 'Come With Me' HERE.

Since releasing their wildly successful EP, 'Breaking Out', and debut album 'NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness, KISS​, Bush, Aerosmith, Chevelle and Halestorm, amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.

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

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

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

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

RAVENEYE CONFIRMED DATES 2018:

20/01/18 - NORWICH - THE WATERFRONT
21/01/18 - WOLVERHAMPTON – THE SLADE ROOM
24/01/18 - STOKE ON TRENT – THE SUGAR MILL
25/01/18 - MANCHESTER – THE DEAF INSTITUTE
26/01/18 - LEEDS – THE KEY CLUB 
28/01/18 - NEWCASTLE – THINK TANK
30/01/18 - BRISTOL – THE EXCHANGE

01/02/18 - BRIGHTON – THE HOPE AND RUN
02/02/18 - LONDON – DINGWALLS
04/02/18 - SOUTHAMPTON – TALKING HEADS
05/02/18 - CARDIFF – THE GLOBE
08/02/18 - DUBLIN – THE GRAND SOCIAL
09/02/18 - BELFAST – EMPIRE
11/02/18 - GLASGOW – KING TUT'S WAH HUT
12/02/18 - EDINBURGH – THE MASH HOUSE

Tickets are on sale from November 24th from:   WWW.RAVENEYEOFFICIAL.COM

 The Used Announce UK And European Tour For 2018.

The Used.Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Following the release of their critically acclaimed 7th studio album, "The Canyon", via Hopeless Records.  The Used are excited to announce their live return to the UK and Europe.  

The Used will bring their mind-blowing live show to the following venues in February 2018:

4th Stockholm, SE, Fryshuset
5th Gothenburg, SE,  Pustervik
7th Bochum, DE, Zeche
8th Zurich, CH, Komplex 457
11th Nottingham, UK, Rock City
12th Manchester, UK, O2 Ritz Manchester
15th Bristol, UK,  O2 Academy Bristol
16th London, UK, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Tickets go on sale on Friday 24th November at 9 am on www.theused.net

Written out of pain and loss, "The Canyon" is tragic and haunting whilst also having a sense of light and energy that is unlike anything the band has ever done before.  The Canyon will take fans on a lyrical journey through the intimate psyche of Bert McCracken.  
 
"I've learned as an artist that a great idea is such a gift.  If I don't stop whatever it is I'm doing, even if while driving, if I don't pull over at that moment, then maybe I didn't deserve the idea to begin with. I learned to respect and worship the ideas in that way, that they are and will always be something sacred. Stopping in that moment was a brand new approach for us during this process" says McCracken.

 
Produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure, At The Drive-In), this 17- track opus was recorded entirely on tape, with no more than 3 takes being used on each song. Every musical note and vocal heard on the record was recorded entirely on tape without a click track at the legendary Valentine Studio with some songs featuring string arrangements and a choir. The process was unique and unlike anything the band has done before. They would hit record and play it as if they were on stage, without a backing track. Songs weren't played and recorded repeatedly until the magic was gone. What you are hearing is what really took place within the recording process. Every nuance was captured and with every listen you experience something new.

 
Over the last 15 years The Used have released a collection of albums that have shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. High energy live shows, gut-wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock creating the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.  The band put everything into writing and recording The Canyon and from start to finish you are submerged into an inescapable visceral universe and McCracken leaves us with,"That's what this record is–it's a moment of silence for what's real."

 
Be sure to check out the official music videos for  'Over and Over Again'  (Over 750K views) and 'Rise Up Lights' taken from their stunning new album "The Canyon".   

 
You can purchase the "The Canyon" now on Apple Music, iTunes or stream on Spotify.

 Anthrax Announce Album Re-issues For December.

Anthrax.Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Legendary New York thrashers Anthraxhave announced that they will be re-issuing albumsWe've Come For You All’ and ‘The Greater Of Two Evils’, on 22nd December via Nuclear Blast.

The two albums will be available for purchase via CD in one package, and also available via limited edition gatefold vinyl as separate pieces.

You can pre-order the package of both ‘We've Come For You All’ & ‘The Greater Of Two Evils’ via CD here
You can pre-order ‘We've Come For You All’ on limited edition gatefold vinyl here
You can pre-order ‘The Greater Of Two Evils’ on limited edition gatefold vinyl here

‘We’ve Come For You All’ was originally released in 2003 and was their 9th studio album. It was the last studio album featuring vocalist John Bush and the first to feature Rob Caggiano on lead guitar. Produced by Rob Caggiano, it’s a heavy and dynamic record that speaks to die-hard metal fans as much as rock and alternative audiences. The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey and Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell made guest appearances on the album. The cover art was designed by comic book artist Alex Ross.

‘The Greater Of Two Evils’ is a compilation record originally released in 2004. The album is made up of fourteen songs from the early era of Anthrax that were first released between 1984 and 1990, originally sung by Neil Turbin and Joey Belladonna. The tracks were re-recorded with John Bush on vocals. The tracks were originally selected via a fan vote which was held on the Anthrax website – the band received thousands of votes from all around the world. The artwork for ‘The Greater Of Two Evils’ was done by the infamous Shepard Fairey.
The tracklistings read as follows:

2CD package
CD1 – ‘We’ve Come For You All’
1.Contact
2.What Doesn’t Die
3.Superhero
4.Refuse To Be Denied
5.Safe Home
6.Any Place But Here
7.Nobody Knows Anything
8.Strap It On
9.Black Dahlia
10.Cadillac Rock Box
11.Taking The Music Back
12.Crash
13.Think About An End
14.We’ve Come For You All
15.Safe Home (Acoustic Version)
16.We’re A Happy Family (Acoustic Version)
CD 2 – ‘The Greater Of Two Evils’
1.Deathrider
2.Metal Thrashing Mad
3.Caught In A Mosh
4.A.I.R.
5.Among The Living
6.Keep It In The Family
7.Indians
8.Madhouse
9.Panic
10.I Am The Law
11.Belly Of The Beast
12.N.F.L.  (Nice Fucking Life – Efilgnikcufecin)
13.Be All End All
14.Gung Ho

We’ve Come For You All’
Limited Edition Gatefold Double Vinyl
Side A
1.Contact
2.What Doesn’t Die
3.Superhero
4.Refuse To Be Denied
Side B
1.Safe Home
2.Any Place But Here
3.Nobody Knows Anything
Side C
1.Strap It On
2.Black Dahlia
3.Cadillac Rock Box
4.Taking The Music Back
Side D
1.Crash
2.Think About An End

3.We’ve Come For
 Veil Of Maya Announce Co-headline Tour With Dance Gavin Dance.

Veil Of Maya.Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Following on from the success of their newly released album "False Idol", Illinois' finest VEIL OF MAYA have announced a co-headline UK tour with Dance Gavin Dance.

Taking place in March 2018, dates are as follows:

03.03 Birmingham, The Asylum
04.03 Bristol, The Marble Factory
05.03 Newcastle, Riverside
06.03 Glasgow, Garage
07.03 Manchester, Academy 2
08.03 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
09.03 London, O2 Academy Islington 

Tickets go on sale from Friday 24 November at 10AM GMT and can be purchased HERE.

Marc Okubo, guitarist of VEIL OF MAYA, has this to say about the band's return to the UK: "We are so excited to come back to the UK with our good friends in Dance Gavin Dance! We will be performing music from our new album "False Idol", as well as our favourites from previous albums. Grab some tickets and come join us for this great pairing of bands!"

Released via Sumerian Records, "False Idol" sees a darker and heavier vibe, with first single 'Overthrow' effortlessly moving from a crushing tidal wave of riffs into a soaring, striking clean refrain. It taps into the expansive energy of signature fan favourites, whilst elevating the group to a new level. In "False Idol", VEIL OF MAYA have an album that crushes pulverising power with an unforgettable narrative in the landscape of their most definitive work to date.

To follow the band's narrative, check out the video for their first single 'Overthrow' here: https://youtu.be/GLu-E42-RmA

And watch their second single 'Doublespeak' here: https://youtu.be/IKmgXQFtnig

 Ramblin Man Fair Announces First Bands For 2018 Festival.

Ramblin Man Fair.Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018
Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce the first bands confirmed for the event in 2018.

These include Steve Earle & The Dukes – Playing a UK Exclusive set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!' (Outlaw Country Stage, Headliner), Halestorm (Main Stage, Special Guests), Blackberry Smoke (Main Stage) and Sons Of Apollo (Main Stage).

Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

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

Ramblin' Man Fair will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018.

Announced acts to date are:
Main Stage
Halestorm (Special Guest)
Blackberry Smoke
Sons Of Apollo


Country Stage
Steve Earle & The Dukes (Headliner)
(UK Exclusive Set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!')


STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (Outlaw Country Stage, Headline / UK Exclusive) – With a career spanning over 40 years, Steve Earle is revered as a consummate songwriter and performer, in addition to film and TV actor, author, poet and playwright. He has also established himself as one of the most prolific songwriters of his lifetime, his songs recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Emmylou Harris. Since 1974 Steve Earle has released 16 studio albums. In 2018 he will be playing a UK Exclusive set of his iconic album 'Copperhead Road plus Hits' at Ramblin' Man Fair.

HALESTORM (Main Stage, Special Guest / UK Festival Exclusive) – One of the most exciting rock bands of recent years, fronted by the indomitable Lzzy Hale. The band have released a series of critically and commercially acclaimed albums and singles, including the Grammy winning single "Love Bites (So Do I)" in 2013. The band are also renowned for their consummate live shows. Halestorm are a worthwhile special guest for Ramblin' Man Fair 2018. "Marking the precise point on the Venn diagram where fierce ambition and ability collide, Halestorm are heading in one direction, and that's up" – Classic Rock Magazine.

"We are so excited to be performing at the Ramblin Man Fair for the first time! We love playing for our fans in the UK and look forward to making some new friends too. We are ready to melt faces!!" – Lzzy Hale, Halestorm
 
BLACKBERRY SMOKE (Main Stage / UK Festival Exclusive) – One of the most loved new rock acts. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia the bands southern country rock sound has seen them win a legion of fans worldwide. The band's fifth studio album, "Like An Arrow", released in 2016 went to No1 in the UK Rock and Independent Charts, as well as the Billboard Country Chart in the USA. The band are renowned for their live shows and have toured with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top.

"We can't wait to bring some Southern music to the Ramblin Man Fair......it's refreshing to play festivals with such diverse lineups." – Charlie Starr, Blackberry Smoke

SONS OF APOLLO (Main Stage / UK Festival Exclusive) – Sons of Apollo is the American progressive metal supergroup formed in 2017 and composed of legends Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Jeff Scott Soto and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. The band's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", was produced by Portnoy and Sherinian (as "The Del Fuvio Brothers") and was released on the 20th October 2017 through InsideOut Music. Ramblin' Man Fair is delighted to welcome these legends to the mainstage in what is sure to be one of the weekends highlights.

Tickets are available now priced as below:

VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday - £256 plus booking fee
General Admission Saturday & Sunday - £156 plus booking fee
Camping Starts at £49
Tickets available from http://ramblinmanfair18.eventbrite.co.uk

 Nothing More Celebrating Number 1 Rock Song In America.

Nothing More.Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Nothing More are celebrating their track "Go To War" becoming the #1 Rock Song in the USA!  Watch the Wayne Isham directed video HERE:

The lead single from the band's genre bending album  The Stories We Tell Ourselves (out now on Better Noise Records), "Go To War" has been streamed more than 13 Million times globally to date with synch highlights including the new UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo  promo and  War for the Planet of the Apes film trailer plus heavyweight Spotify playlists including Rock This, and The Official Game Of Thrones: Songs Of Fire & Ice.

The track has steadily climbed the charts, winning fans over with its furious guitar, driving electronics, and the soul-baring passion of frontman Jonny Hawkins' vocal delivery. Inspired by intimate arguments and a past personal relationship, Hawkins lyrical themes resonate universally: "Screaming at the ones we love / Like we forgot who we can trust / Screaming at the top of our lungs / On the grounds where we feel safe / Do we feel safe? Do we feel safe?"

Nothing More's The Stories We Tell Ourselves has met with breakout success in 2017, debuting at #15 on Billboard's Top-200 Album Chart. The band have just finished a 50+ date US tour and  launch a European Tour this week which is set to captivate audiences across the globe with the band's one-of-a-kind live show, featuring the handmade instrument "The Scorpion Tail". The band heads back to the states in February 2018 to continue their US headlinr tour - making stops in New York and Los Angeles.  

Tickets, VIP packages and more info can be found HERE.

Stay tuned for more 2018 news from Nothing More. This is only the beginning.

European Dates:
Wed Nov 22 – Pumphuset – Copenhagen, Denmark        
Thurs Nov 23 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden  
Fri Nov 24 – John Dee – Oslo, Norway
Sun Nov 26 – Musik & Frieden – Berlin, Germany        
Mon Nov 27 – Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, Poland        
Tues Nov 28 – Futurum – Prague, Czech Republic       
Thurs Nov 30 – Chelsea – Vienna, Austria          
Fri Dec 1 – Legend Club – Milano, Italy   
Sat Dec 2 – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland   
Mon Dec 4 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands      
Tue Dec 5 – Les Etoiles – Paris, France
Wed Dec 6 – Dingwalls – London, United Kingdom       
Fri Dec 8 – O2 Institute3 – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sat Dec 9 – The Cathouse – Glasgow, United Kingdom    
Sun Dec 10 - Sound Control – Manchester, United Kingdom
Tues Dec 12 – Kavka – Antwerp, Belgium      
Wed Dec 13 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany   
Thurs Dec 14 – Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany  
 
US Dates:
Sat Feb 3 – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
Mon Feb 5 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry
Tue Feb 6 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Wed Feb 7 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Fri Feb 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
Sat Feb 10 – Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Smalls
Sun Feb 11 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Mon Feb 12 – Racine, WI – Route 20
Thu Feb 15 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Fri Feb 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall of Minneapolis
Sat Feb 17 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem Casino
Mon Feb 19 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
Tue Feb 20 – Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom
Thu Feb 22 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Fri Feb 23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Thu Mar 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Fri Mar 2 – San Diego, CA – House

 Tokio Myers Announces UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

 Tokio Myers Announces UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Release New Single.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Falling In Reverse Announce 2018 European Tour.

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

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

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

Dates are as follows:

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

FEBRUARY
01.02 Zappa, Antwerp (BE) - TICKETS

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

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

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

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.fallinginreverse.com

 Stiff Little Fingers Announce 2018 UK Tour.

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

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

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

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

 Epica Announce UK Tour Supports.

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

Tour dates:

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

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

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

EPICA celebrates 1000th show anniversary at 013 Tilburg!

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

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

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

 Within Temptation Announce November 2018 UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

Full dates are as follows:

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

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

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

 Five Finger Death Punch To Head Out On UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Complete tour dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTING

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


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

 Europe Announce 2018 UK Headline Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Stone Sour And Zippo Team Up For Exclusive Lighters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 At The Gates Start Work On New Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Slam Dunk Festival Announce Jimmy Eat World As Headliners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Frank Carter Signs Up With Sailor Jerry For UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRING ME THE HORIZON 2004-2013 TRACKLIST:

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

 Avatar Release Special Message.

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

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

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

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

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

GLORY TO OUR KING

Dates are as follows:

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

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

 Marilyn Manson Releases Video For 'KILL4ME'.

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

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

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

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

"Brilliant." - ZANE LOWE BEATS 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Evanescence Release Fourth studio album 'Synthesis'.

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets range from £39-85.

 Brothers Osbourne Announce UK Headline Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purchase your copy at the below links…

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

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

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

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

 Plan B Announce First Tour In Six Years.

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

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

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

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

UK TOUR:

April 26th           Manchester, Apollo

April 27th           Birmingham, O2 Academy

April 28th           Glasgow, O2 Academy

April 29th           Newcastle, O2 Academy

May 1st             Southend, Cliffs Pavilion

May 2nd             Bristol, Colston Hall

May 3rd             London, O2 Academy Brixton

 Jefff Lynne's ELO Announce 2018 Tour Dates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Of Mice And Men Announce New Album 'Defy'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General tickets on sale now.

 Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons To Release Debut Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cover art by Matt Riste

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Fangclub Announce UK Tour For January.

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

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

January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

 Avenged Sevenfold Announced As Download Festival Headliner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

 The Vigil Announce New Single 'Find A Way'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Saxon Announce New Album And 2018 UK Tour.

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

*not available on vinyl

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


Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour - Part 1

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

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

 Tears For Fears Add More UK Shows.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Catch THE 69 EYES at the following live shows:

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

 Trivium Announce UK Headline Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 Ozzy Osbourne To Headline Download Festival.

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

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

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

Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties. The festival attracts icons of rock and metal to its main stage, plus some of the hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage and in 2018, fans can see the Miracle Man, Ozzy Osbourne.

For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

 The Used Release Video For 'Rise Up Lights'.

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

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

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

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

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

UK tour news soon...

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

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

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

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

Shania Twain plays the following UK Dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Northlane To Head Out On UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

A Decade Of Destruction Track Listing

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

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

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 All Time Low Release New Music Video.

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

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

MARCH

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

 Down 'N' Outz Release New Live Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Black LAbel Society Announce Show At The Royal Albert Hall.

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

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

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

A full list of dates are as follows: -

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

 Testament Announce UK Headline Tour.

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

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

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

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

TESTAMENT
Annihilator
Vader

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

 Savage Messiah Release New Album 'Hands Of Fate'.

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

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

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

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

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

 Sleeping With Sirens Release Acoustic EP.

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

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

Buy it HERE

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

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

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

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

 New Hollywood Undead Album 'Five' Out Now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Wild Lies Announce UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

 Feed The Rhino Announce Headline UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

 Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons Announce Debut Album .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Trivium Release New Video.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Evanescence Release Video For 'Imprefection'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



EVANESCENCE, SYNTHESIS album cover artwork (download).

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

Tickets range from £39-85.

 Skindred Announce 2018 UK Tour With CKY As Support.

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

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

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

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

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


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

 Asking Alexandria Reveal New Album Artwork And Tease New Single.

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

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

Asking Alexandria track list:

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

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

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

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Back With New Single.

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

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

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

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

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

 Avatar Announce UK Tour Date.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Vimic Announce One Off UK Show.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIMIC's European dates run as follows;

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

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

 Michael Monroe Announces UK Headline Shows.

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

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

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

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

Purchase your copy of The Best here.

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

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

 While She Sleeps Announce UK Headline Tour.

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

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

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

UK TOUR DATES:
www.whileshesleeps.com

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

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

 Waterparks Announce Second Studio album 'Entertainment'.

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

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

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

 A Perfect Circle Back With 'The Doomed'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Blood Youth To Support Prophets Of Rage.

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

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

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

Catch Blood Youth at the following shows this November:

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

*supporting Neck Deep
**supporting Prophets of Rage

About Blood Youth:

Following critically acclaimed EPs ‘Inside My Head’ and ‘Closure’, Blood Youth’s debut full-length ‘Beyond Repair’ sees the trio expand their arsenal across an album. Buy it here.
 
“These songs are about how we deal with anger in the modern age," explains singer Kaya Tarsus. "When I was writing the lyrics I became fascinated with heartbreak and how everybody deals with this trauma in their own way. Many tend to numb the pain in an attempt to forget, instead of facing it head on, this is something I am guilty of myself. We were aiming to create something very aggressive but very real. With Beyond Repair, I believe we have achieved just that”. 

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

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

 Skarlett Riot Release New Single 'Warrior'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Knuckle Puck Release Video For 'Gone'.

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

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

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

On Sale Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

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