March News Updates
FESTIVAL NEWS: Rebellion announces overseas invasion Print E-mail
Friday, 24 March 2017 16:11

Rebellion, Britain’s biggest punk festival, has announced that it is expanding overseas, with new events planned for Dublin in October and Amsterdam next summer.

 

The Dublin leg of the festival will take place over the weekend of 27 and 28 October at the city’s Voodoo Lounge and will feature Cock Sparrer, Vice Squad, The Outcasts, The Defects, TV Smith, Blood Or Whiskey and many, many more.

 

Rebellion Dublin poster

 

Weekend tickets cost €40 and can be bought right HERE right now.

 

The Amsterdam event will take place at The Melkweg over the weekend of 2 and 3 June 2018.  No further details on this have been announced as yet, but, as ever, Über Rock will bring you more news as and when we get it…

 

Rebellion itself will take place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from 3 – 6 August, with this year’s line-up featuring Bad Religion, Slaves, Skids, Sham 69, Pennywise, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Misty In Roots and many, many more.

 

Full line up details and all the information you could possibly need – including that invaluable link to buy those all-important tickets – can be found HERE.

 
FESTIVAL NEWS: “Enrapturing… fresh and exciting” – Courtesans added to Bloodstock bill Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:12

Courtesans – whose new EP, ‘Better Safe Than Sober’, due to be released on 31 March, was recently hailed by Über Rock’s Ben Hughes as “completely enrapturing… fresh and exciting” – are among the latest acts confirmed to appear at this year’s Bloodstock festival.

 

 

They will play the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday 13 August. Joining them will be Bossk and Wretched Soul, while Dendera have been added to the Fridayday bill and Kroh and Abhorrent Decimation have been confirmed to appear on the Saturdayurday. Yorkshire pagan metallers Winterfylleth have been added to the main stage bill.

 

Meanwhile, the first run of dates for the specially-themed Bloodstock club nights have been announced. They are as follows:

 

Friday 7 April - Woking - Schism
Saturday 8 April - Middlesbrough - ‘SUMO’ at Medicine Bar
Saturday 8 April - Manchester - Saturdayan’s Hollow
Thursday 13 April - Doncaster - ‘Rawkus’ at Vintage Rock Bar
Friday 14 April - Bournemouth - ‘Thank Rock It’s Fridayday’ at Sound Circus
Friday 14 April - London - ‘Project Mayhem’ at Electric Ballroom
Friday 14 April - Ipswich - ‘The Riot’ at the Cock and Pye
Friday 14 April - Stoke - ‘Afterlife’ at the Underground
Saturday 15 April - Coventry - The Phoenix
Saturday 15 April - Norwich - ‘Meltdown’ at the Waterfront
Monday 17 April - Reading - Sakura
Wednesday 19 April - Huddersfield - ‘Rawkus’ at The Parish
Wednesday 19 April - Liverpool - ‘Rawkus’ at EBGB’s
Thursday 20 April - Sheffield - ‘Rawkus’ at The Leadmill (ft Benji Webbe DJ set)
Friday 21 April - Bury - ‘Rawkus’ at Yates
Friday 21 April - London - ‘Rawkus’ at Lounge 666
Friday 21 April - Leicester - Firebug
Saturday 22 April - Birmingham - ‘Uprawr’ at Asylum
Saturday 22 April - Cardiff - FUEL
Saturday 22 April - Camberley - The Agincourt
Monday 24 April - Preston - ‘Rawkus’ at Blitz
Friday 28 April - Bristol - ‘PHUCT’ at Bierkeller
Friday 28 April - London - ‘Voodoo’ at Elektrowerkz
Friday 28 April - Plymouth - Envy
Saturday 29 April - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Saturday 29 April – Sheffield- The Corporation

Thursday 4 May - Exeter - ‘TPT’ at Timepiece
Friday 5 May - Portsmouth - ‘Thursdaynderdome’ at Edge of the Wedge
Saturday 6 May - Hanley -‘Devil’s Night’ at JJ’s
Saturday 6 May - Brighton - ‘Apocalypse’ at Envy
Saturday 6 May - Stoke - ‘Alt Ctl Del’ at The Underground
Friday 12 May - London - ‘Project Mayhem’ at Electric Ballroom
Saturday 13 May - Southampton - ‘Apocalypse’ at The 1865
Friday 19 May - Leicester - Firebug
Saturday 20 May - Stoke - ‘Rawkus’ at The Underground
Saturday 20 May - Coventry - The Phoenix
Saturday 20 May - Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
Saturday 20 May – Middlesbrough - ‘SUMO’ at Medicine Bar
Saturday 20 May - Norwich - ‘Meltdown’ at The Waterfront
Friday 26 May - London - ‘Voodoo’ at Elektrowerkz
Saturday 27 May - Wigan - ‘Rawkus’ at The Boulevard
Saturday 27 May - Birmingham - Eddie’s Rock Club
Saturday 27 May - Sheffield - The Corporation

 

More dates are expected to be announced for June and July.

 

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

 

BOA poster 21 Mar 2017

 

 
TOUR NEWS: Alice Cooper to spend another night in Dublin Print E-mail
Monday, 13 March 2017 14:12

Alice Cooper has added a second Dublin date to his ‘Spend The Night With…’ UK and Ireland tour scheduled for this November.

 

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Tickets for the second date – at the Olympia Theatre on Thursday 9 November – are on sale now.

 

The full tour schedule is:

 

Wednesday 8 November – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

Thursday 9 November – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

Saturday 11 November – Leeds, First Direct Arena

Sunday 12 November – Glasgow, SSE Hydro

Tuesday 14 November – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena

Wednesday 15 November – Manchester, Arena

Thursday 16 November – London, SSE Arena

 

Support on the UK dates comes from The Mission and The Tubes. No support acts have yet been confirmed for the Dublin shows.

 
GIG NEWS: Fundraiser to be staged in aid of Brynmawr cinema appeal Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 March 2017 09:00

A special fundraising gig is being held in one of Uber Rock’s favourite venues, The Doll’s House in Abertillery, as part of an ongoing campaign to save one of Wales’ landmark cultural venues, The Market Hall in Brynmawr. 

 

Rock For Our Cinema poster

 

The Market Hall houses Wales’ oldest, continuously running cinema and theatre, having opened in 1894. However, the venue was forced to close its doors in December, when Bleanau Gwent County Council placed a Prohibition Notice on the building, preventing its continued use until issues surrounding asbestos within its structure are addressed. The asbestos was discovered during structural investigations being carried out as part of plans to add a second screen to the cinema.

 

The Market Hall is run by the Market Hall Cinema and Arts Trust, a registered charity set up to manage the facility as an independent ‘first run’ cinema, theatre, venue and community training space.  The charity reckons that the venue has been losing £95,000 a week, and, faced with dwindling cash reserves, has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help pay for the remedial work. The appeal has a target of £50,000.

 

www.facebook.com/MarketHallCinemaBrynmawr/

 

Market Hall Brynmawr

 
SLAYER finally unveil ‘You Against You’ video - we dare you to watch it here! Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:15

SLAYER have returned with a violent and visceral new video that prequels their hugely popular, gore-filled 'Repentless' clip that has to date, racked up over 7.5 million views on YouTube.

 

'You Against You,' vocalist Tom Araya screams; "Your perfect world is ending this day, So what? I wouldn't have it any other way." And so, from the very first frame of the band's 'You Against You' video, the gore, the violence, the projectile-blood-spewing and carnage begins...and just never ends.

 

Check out the video below

 

 

As with 'Repentless,' which was shot in an LA prison, 'You Against You' was directed by BJ McDonnell, stars Jason Trost (Hatchet III) as the eye-patched rebel inmate, Wyatt, and tells the story of the circumstances that led to Wyatt's erroneous arrest and imprisonment featured in 'Repentless'. SLAYER frontman Tom Araya comments "After the 'Repentless' video, BJ delivers again with 'You Against You.' Fucking awesome!!!!"

 

SLAYER's performance of 'You Against You' was shot in California's Mojave desert earlier this year in a graveyard of jets, airliners, and helicopters.

 

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SLAYER are currently in the final weeks of its winter 2016 North American tour and will make a return to Irish and UK shores this Summer. The band will headline the Sunday night of Bloodstock Festival in the UK in August Buy Tickets To Bloodstock RIGHT HERE

 

US/Eire/UK dates run as follows.

 

17 March - Revolution Event Center, Boise, ID

19 March - The Paramount, Seattle, WA

20 March - Roseland Ballroom, Portland, OR

22 March - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

23 March - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA

25 March - Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA

26 March - The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

14 June - Olympia, Dublin, Eire

15 June - Marquee, Cork, Eire

14 Aug - Bloodstock Festival, Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

 

 
THE WHO confirmed as final headliner for ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2016 Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:12

It’s been announced today that the final headliner for The Isle of Wight Festival 2016 will be The Who!

 

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The band first played the festival in 1969 and 1970 and then again in 2004 which was the same year that David Bowie also headlined - his last ever UK performance. Richard Ashcroft has also been confirmed as special guest.

 

Festival boss John Giddings says: ”The Who are part of the fabric of The Isle of Wight Festival, and it’s great to welcome them back to the island as part of their ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations. We’re proud to have a line up of home-grown headliners to help celebrate our own 15th anniversary and ensure that this year delivers yet another unforgettable weekend of music.

 

The Who and Richard Ashcroft join a Best of British line up which includes headliners Queen + Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless, on what is the same weekend as the Queen’s 90th birthday.

 

The Who have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the centre with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Deep into their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews.

 

The Who Sat IOW

 

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 9th-12th June at Seaclose Park, Newport.

 

A full range of ticket, travel and camping / accommodation options are available for The Isle of Wight Festival from www.isleofwightfestival.com.

 

Tickets:

Weekend with/without Camping - £195

Student - £175

Teen - £145

Children under 12 - free

Disabled Access - Must be purchased via the Ticketmaster Special Access number 0800 988 4440

 

www.isleofwightfestival.com

 

 
CARLOS SANTANA reunites with 1973 line up of SANTANA for ‘Santana IV’ Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:01

Santana band

 

'Santana IV' features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with the legendary vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.

 

The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went one better, proposing that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV. After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 spellbinding tracks that combined all their signature elements; Afro-Latin rhythms, soaring vocals, electrifying blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and irrepressibly jubilant percussion work with widescreen hooks and melodies that will lodge themselves in the thicket of listeners’ senses and stay there.

 

Santana

 

‘Santana IV’ Tracklisting;

 

1. Yambu

2. Shake It

3. Anywhere you Want To Go

4. Fillmore East

5. Love Makes The World Go Round

6. Freedom In Your Mind

7. Choo Choo

8. All Aboard

9. Sueños

10. Caminando

11. Blues Magic

12. Echizo

13. Leave Me Alone

14. You And I

15. Come As You Are

16. Forgiveness

 

Tour Dates - July 2016


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3 - Apollo, London UK

5 - Bercy, Paris FRA

8 - Dolina Charlotte Resort, Slupsk POL

9 - Festival, Postdam GER

10 - Bospop Festival, Weert NZL

12 - Stadthalle, Vienna AUS

14 - Festival, Montreux SWI

16 - Jazz Open Stuttgart,Stuttgart GER

17 - Guitare en Scene Festival, St. Julien en Genevois FRA

19 - Piazzola sul Brenta, Padova ITA

20 - Arena della Regina, Rome ITA

21 - Milano Summer Arena, Milan ITA

23 - Starlite Festival, Benidorm SPA

24 - Starlite Festival, Marbella SPA

26 - Meo Arena, Lisbon POR

 

 
HOLY HOLY return to the US to continue ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ tour Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 March 2016 09:59

After a wildly successful run in January, HOLY HOLY is back on the road in the US this Spring. An all-star line-up featuring Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey will continue their North American tour performing David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" in it's entirety.

 

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Woodmansey and Visconti were members of Bowie's original Spiders from Mars. Woodmansey played drums on five of Bowie's albums and Visconti also produced many of his releases - including "Black Star," the recently released hit.

 

Both Woodmansey and Visconti will be available for select interview opportunities and coverage to preview the shows. Please look at the dates below and let us know which date you would be most interested in covering.

 

3/31 - New York City, NY @ Carnegie Hall (no tickets available)

4/1 - New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (no tickets available)

4/2 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater

4/3 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

4/5 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

4/9 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

4/10 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

4/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre

4/16 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

4/17 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

4/19 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey LIVE!

4/21 - Tucson, AZ @ Fox Theatre

4/22 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort

4/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Theatre at the Palms

4/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater

4/28 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

4/29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

 

 
ATP curated by DRIVE LIKE JEHU moves to Manchester and announces day splits Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:42

The festival marks Drive Like Jehu’s first UK appearance since 1994, and brings together the holy triumvirate of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, and Rocket From The Crypt – performing together on one bill, under one roof, for the first (and probably only) time in the world.

 

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ATP Festival has moved their exceptional April 22nd-24th Drive Like Jehu curated billing from Pontins in Prestatyn to the Victoria Warehouse, a unique and iconic space situated in the heart of Manchester. The new venue provides an innovative space which compliments the visceral energy of Drive Like Jehu and their hand selected line-up, and is ideally situated for ATP’s nationwide and international audience.

 

To accommodate the festival’s new city-based location, ATP will also be selling day tickets at £35 per person, with weekend tickets on sale at £100 per person. Tickets are available from the ATP website now at buytickets.at/atpticketstore/38349 or from Victoria Warehouse directly at http://www.skiddle.com/festivals/atp-fest-manc/.

 

James Cohen, Owner of Victoria Warehouse comments – "After a successful 4 years of running music events at Victoria Warehouse, we are very excited to be working alongside ATP Festival to bring you the venue’s first three day music festival this April. ATP join a list of ever increasing promoters such as Live Nation, BBC Radio 6 Music, Vevo, Cosmosis & more who are opting to work within our venue.

 

The beauty of the Victoria Warehouse is the flexibility of the space creating both intimate and expansive areas, which allow us to create an ideal setting for hosting indoor music festivals. The sheer raw industrial feel of the buildings which have kept many of its original features, mirrors ATP Festival’s ethos of originality and independence. We look to forward to hosting ATP’s debut event at our venue and building a long standing relationship which such an iconic brand.”

 

Don’t miss your chance to see an eclectic mix of a rare and exclusive appearance by San Francisco’s Flamin Groovies with original founder member Roy Loney, Omar Souleyman’s wild dance party, an uncompromising monstrous live set from METZ, the phenomenal El Vez experience, the reformation of The Monkeywrench, and the sensational Diamanda Galás all in one incredible venue.

 

A full break down of the line-up is as follows:

 

Friday 22nd April

Hot Snakes

Wire

King Khan and The Shrines

Soulside performing Hot Bodi-Gram

Mission Of Burma

The Spits

 

Saturday 23rd April

Rocket From The Crypt

METZ

Diamanda Galás

The Gories

Omar Souleyman

Martin Rev (of Suicide)

Holly Golightly

The King Khan and BBQ Show

Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates

The Kids

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Betunizer

Nueva Volcano

 

Sunday 24 April

Drive Like Jehu

Flamin Groovies with Roy Loney

The Monkeywrench

The Ex

The Blind Shake

The Schizophonics

The El Vez Punk Rock Revue

Dan Sartain

Claw Hammer

Mrs Magician

Wau Y Los Arrrghs

PyPy

 

All tickets for All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0 Curated by Drive Like Jehu are valid for the new venue.

 

Please note that all ticket holders who have purchased chalets will be provided with accommodation at hotels in close proximity to the new venue, and ATP have contacted ticket buyers individually to advise on these changes on a case by case basis, assisting with transport changes where necessary. If you are an Drive Like Jehu ATP ticket holder and have not yet received contact from ATP, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

The change for Drive Like Jehu’s festival does not affect Stewart Lee’s event on 15-17th April, where we have exclusive use of the Pontins site at Prestatyn, North Wales.

 

www.facebook.com/atpfestival

www.twitter.com/atpfestival

 

 
Thrash legends OVERKILL get ‘Down To the Bone’ ahead of April UK tour - watch video here Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:38

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New Jersey's thrash legends Overkill are set to embark on an eight date tour across the UK and Ireland in April with label mates, Vader. In celebration of the run of dates, the band has revealed a track video for 'Down To The Bone'.

 

Listen and watch below:

 

 

You can see the Wrecking Crew live in the following cities:

 

05.04. Birmingham - The Rainbow Warehouse

06.04. Manchester - Sound Control

07.04. Leeds - Leeds Uni Stylus

08.04. Glasgow - The Classic Grand

09.04. Belfast - The Limelight

10.04. Dublin - The Academy

12.04. Bristol - The Fleece

13.04. London - o2 Academy Islington

 

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You can buy tickets for this tour via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/OverkillWreckingCrew/app/123966167614127/

 

 
Sludge-masters BOSS KELOID unveil ‘Lung Mountain’ video ahead of new studio album Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:33

UK psych-sludge colossus BOSS KELOID have premiered the trippy new video for their monolithically crushing track Lung Mountain via Metal Hammer Magazine. The track is taken from their forthcoming highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Herb Your Enthusiasm’ which is released on April 8 via BlackBow Records.

 

Watch the video here:

 

 

Their forthcoming album ‘Herb Your Enthusiasm’, which has been receiving stellar reviews worldwide, is as heavy as it is massive and as filthy as it is passionate. Recorded and mixed by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios (Conan, Electric Wizard, Napalm Death) and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Isis, Conan, Palms) the result is an album that embodies originality, invention and unstoppable creative urges throughout with the added extra of guest vocals from Jon Davis of Conan on 'Lung Mountain' and 'Chabal'. 10 huge tracks wind their way through a myriad of hypnotic low-slung grooves, hulking riffs, captivating hooks and technical bi-polarcore for an experience that is both viscerally discomforting and invigorating.

 

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Having perfected their sound on stages at Riff Fest and Red Sun Festival and with supports for Soulfly, Raging Speedhorn, Gurt and Slabdragger under their belt, as well as a UK tour with Widows, the band are set to spend the rest of 2016 gigging and touring, announcing the first in a string of dates to promote the release of their album, as follows.

 

2nd April - Manchester, Rebellion - Noiz All Dayer w/ Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovell, Steak, Witchsorrow

11th April - Manchester, Star and Garter - Supporting Conan and Bendal Interlude

16th April - Oxford, Wheatsheaf - Supporting Beholder

18th June - Manchester, Rebellion - Rum and Riffs w/ Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters

9th July - Grimsby, Yardbirds - Grimfuzz Doom Festival - Headlining slot w/ Battalions, Regulus, Mastiff

30th July - Stoke, The Rigger - Void Worship All Dayer w/ Garganjua, Wode

26th Aug - London, Camden - w/ Ten Foot Wizard and Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters

27th Aug - Bolton, The Alma - Riff Fest 2016

3rd Oct - Mammothfest 2016 - w/ Conan, Bast, Black Moth

 

Herb Your Enthusiasm will be released on April 8 via Black Blow Records. Pre-orders are available now via http://bosskeloid.bandcamp.com/

 

Boss Keloid album

 

‘Herb Your Enthusiasm’ track listing:

 

1) Lung Mountain

2) Haarlem Struggle

3) Escapegoat

4) Cone

5) Axis of Green

6) Highatus

7) Lung Valley

8) Elegant Odyssey

9) Chabal

10) Hot Priest

 

 
Manchester hardcore mob BROKEN TEETH HC stream new track 'Nothing Like You' Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:30

Manchester hardcore mob BROKEN TEETH HC have released the first single off their forthcoming album, At Peace Amongst Chaos. Listen to 'Nothing Like You' below:

 

 

The band announced that they had inked a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast recently, as well as the release of their debut album, At Peace Amongst Chaos. Along with producer Nick Jett (TERROR) the quintet set out to lay down ten tracks of pure aggression and hatred towards modern society, inspired by some of the hardcore greats such as Madball and Sick Of It All. The stage is now set for BROKEN TEETH HC to take their heavyweight sound to a whole new level, with the forthcoming full-length offering being released on May 6, 2016.

 

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Pick up the album on Limited Edition White Vinyl exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK store here: http://bit.ly/brokenteethvinyl

 

Alternatively, you can pick up the CD or standard vinyl from Amazon here: http://bit.ly/BrokenTeethAMZ

 

Speaking about joining the NB family, the band commented: "This is something we never thought/expected to happen when we started writing music all them years ago. It's a huge step forward for us as a band and as individuals, we're all super excited to see what happens when we release this LP with Nuclear Blast Records. It's all too surreal to have our band name next to some of our favourites like HATEBREED!"

 

At Peace Amongst Chaos track list:

 

1. Take Me Away

2. Leach Regress To Snake

3. Stomp 2 Dust

4. At Peace Amongst Chaos

5. Witness Of Destruction

6. Nothing Like You

7. Show No Mercy

8. Lose My Grip

9. Prove You Wrong

10. Riot Of The Mind

 

 
JOHN COFFEY, NECK DEEP and THE BRONX amongst names added to 2000trees Festival Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:27

Following on from the exclusive headliner and first band/line-up announcements on the Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter (Sunday Jan 31st), 2000trees Festival is today pleased to announce its 2nd wave of bands for the huge 2016 event.

 

2000 Trees

 

2000trees Festival BANDS ANNOUNCED TODAY

 

Neck Deep

The King Blues

The Bronx

Lonely The Brave

Basement

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Heck

John Coffey

Dead!

Crooks

Terrible Love

Black Honey

Press To Meco

The Ghost Riders In The Sky

and Happy Accidents

 

These awesome bands will join 2000trees Festival 2016 headliners Twin Atlantic and Refused, as well as - (all already announced)

Moose Blood, WSTR, While She Sleeps, Palm Reader, The Smith Street Band, Max Raptor, Blood Youth, Kagoule, Trash Boat, Beasts, Black Foxxes, Muncie Girls, Tigercub, Bellevue Days and Jim Lockey

 

SOME MORE INFO ON 2000trees Festival:

 

- Beautiful site in the rolling Cotswold Hills

- Set across 9 onsite stages, including hidden away tents, stages and a stunningly set acoustic stage within a forest

- Silent disco from 11pm to 3am on two onsite stages

- Thursday night early entry night for super-fans (includes returning artists playing the Cave, Axiom & Forest plus comedy on the New Stage)

- VIP tickets offering boutique luxury camping, backstage access, watch a band of choice from side of stage, VIP bar to bump into artists

- Great high quality food traders and bars serving local craft drinks

- Great range of market street traders featuring products from around the globe

- HUGE games & entertainment area, onsite

- Family camping (plus children’s activities)

 

http://www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk

http://www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk/tickets/

 

 
VINNIE CARUANA announces solo UK Tour for May Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:23

Having just announced the forthcoming release of his debut solo LP ‘Survivor’s Guilt’ on Big Scary Monsters, Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche) has revealed that he’ll be playing a handful of club shows in the UK this May with support from Murray MacLeod (The Xcerts), to preview songs off the album.

 

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VINNIE CARUANA SOLO TOUR DATES – MAY 2016

 

6th May – Boston Music Room, London

7th May – Deadpunk Festival, Bristol

8th May – Bodega, Nottingham

10th May – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

11th May – Key Club, Leeds

 

“I’m looking forward to playing some intimate acoustic shows in England in May. I’ll be performing several songs off ‘Survivor’s Guilt’ for the first time, as well as a bunch of songs from my other projects.” Caruana says. “I found what I love to do long ago.” he continues, “Writing, recording and performing music, traveling, and making friends and memories. I don't think I'd truly be happy doing anything else. When you look at it that way, what else is more important than to be happy with your life and how you choose to live it?”

 

Vinnie Caruana poster

 

Speaking of what inspired the songs on ‘Survivor’s Guilt’, Caruana explains “I feel lucky to be here and I want to live life completely. I want to respect the dead by making the most of my life. Every time we lose somebody we must be thankful to still be breathing and have a chance at anything. Life's not always a picnic, but it's all we have.” This sentiment, perhaps more than anything else, is the essence of 'Survivor’s Guilt': Caruana, seizing what life has given him, and making the most of it. He’s certainly expressed himself powerfully in the past as a founding member of The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche, but the songs he’s crafted on 'Survivor’s Guilt' are striking pieces of evidence that Caruana has pushed himself creatively far beyond anything he’s ever written before. “This is my debut full-length record," he says, "So it’s a huge thing for me. This has been a goal of mine for my entire career, but I'm really happy that I waited this long to make this record, because I had to live life for a while before I was ready to write these songs.”

 

http://facebook.com/vinniecaruanamusic

 

 
MASSMATIKS premiere ‘Gunning For You’ video as their UK tour begins - watch here Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 16:21

Explosive London four-piece MassMatiks have smashed down the doors at radio less than a week after unveiling their debut single, ‘Gunning For You’. An in-yer-face blast of zeitgeist-channelling rock imbued with the snarling drama of Slaves and the mammoth crunch of Royal Blood, its take-no-prisoners lyrics and KO musical punches have already seen key tastemakers including Phil Taggart at BBC Radio 1, John Kennedy at Radio X, Sophie K at Team Rock and both Alex Baker and Johnny Doom at Kerrang Radio jump straight on board one of the most exciting debuts of recent years. The track is also being championed by Gary Crowley, putting MassMatiks firmly on the BBC Introducing ladder.

 

Massmatiks group

 

And with the bruising video for ‘Gunning For You’ dropping today, to mark the start of their UK headline tour, MassMatiks are on course to win a shedload more fans, drawn to their no-nonsense swagger and uncompromising honesty.

 

The video gives the perfect taster of the band’s explosive live show, performing in a low-key warehouse, cut with striking imagery of frontman George Peploe’s everyman vocal delivery to camera, spitting venomous, provocative lyrics, full of fiery British invective.

 

Watch The Video Here

 

 

Peploe, a British kickboxing champion, delivers biting social commentary, often spoken word, leaping into soaring, hook-laden melodies and taking in subjects from the naked greed of rampant capitalism to spurned ex-lovers. Joe Turner (guitar), Martin Linch (bass) and Josh Stagg (Drums) lay a dynamic platform for George’s universal tales, taking influence from the likes of the aforementioned Slaves, through Rage Against The Machine and QOTSA, to Bring Me The Horizon.

 

Of the single Peploe says, “’Gunning For You’ was written about a guy I knew who is all bark and no bite. He thinks he’s a hard gangster, telling everyone he wants to beat me up, but when he saw me in person he couldn’t even look me in the eye.”

 

This is a true band of the people, oozing with raw honesty and not ones to lend themselves to a specific scene, sound or genre. With a raft of new music and a string of shows to come this year, they set off on their first headline tour which sees the band criss-cross the country, playing 12 intimate dates including a London show at the Black Heart, Camden.

 

TOUR DATES

10th March - Southampton, Joiners

11th March - Oxford, The Wheatsheaf

12th March - Watford, The Flag

15th March - Basingstoke, Sanctuary

16th March - Brighton, The Hope & Ruin

17th March - Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards

19th March - London, The Black Heart

22nd March - Guildford, The Boileroom

24th March - High Wycombe - The Phoenix

25th March - Huddersfield, Crowdpleaser (Hang The DJ)

26th March - Leeds, Verve Bar

 

 
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