Death metal heavyweights Dying Fetus and reformed British doom band Warning are among the first bands to be announced for this year’s Damnation Festival, which takes place at Leeds University Union on Saturday 4 November.
The event will mark the only UK performance of Warning’s ‘Watching from a Distance’. Warning’s Patrick Walker said: “I’m happy to be able to announce that we’ll be performing a sole UK-exclusive date at Damnation Festival.
“Following the regrouping of the band this year, I was determined to play one show in England and I am particularly delighted to be able to bring Warning to Leeds in November. As a performer, this festival has always been a privilege to be a part of, offering something unique to both audiences and artists, and always imbued with an unusual degree of kindness, generosity and warmth by the fans and the festival team. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to play our 'Watching from a Distance' album, if for just this once in the UK, at Damnation.”
Dying Fetus are scheduled to release their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album this coming summer. Frontman John Gallagher said: “We are ready to bring some brutality to Damnation Festival this year with some songs off our new album, along with the classics. See you in the pit!”
Post-rock duo Nordic Giants and American death metallers Gatecreeper - who will be making their debut UK appearance - also join the Damnation bill. Twenty-three more bands across four stages are still to be announced.
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.
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.
The final acts have been announced for this year’s Handmade Festival, which takes place at the O2 Academy, the Attenborough Arts Centre and various other venues in Leicester over the weekend of 28 – 30 April.
The last acts to be confirmed include Goat Girl, Baba Naga, Kovic, Courtney Askey, Haus, Little Hours, Peaness, Miriam Franklin, Lea Porcelin and more. They join a line-up that already features Twin Atlantic, Frightened Rabbit, British Sea Power, Pulled Apart By Horses and Honeyblood, as well as Über Rock-approved acts such as Tigercub, Puppy, Idles, God Damn and Happyness.
Details also have been confirmed of Handmade's all new Friday programme, which will take place at venues such as Firebug, The Cookie, The Guildhall and Bishop Street Church and will be headlined by HMLTD, Her Name Is Calla, Haiku Salut and Grace Petrie, with support from Fang Club, Kovic, Husky Loops, Fazerdaze, Easy Life, Dead Pretties, Cold Water Souls, Neon Waltz and Pleasure House. Entrance to the new Friday programme is free to festival wristband holders, or £10 for those that won't be attending the full festival.
Weekend tickets for Handmade – which cost £40 for adults, £30 for students and £20 for under 16s – are still available HERE.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
It’s been announced today that the final headliner for The Isle of Wight Festival 2016 will be The Who!
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 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.
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
'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 IV’ Tracklisting;
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
11. Blues Magic
13. Leave Me Alone
14. You And I
15. Come As You Are
Tour Dates - July 2016
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
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.
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
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.
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
King Khan and The Shrines
Soulside performing Hot Bodi-Gram
Mission Of Burma
Saturday 23rd April
Rocket From The Crypt
Martin Rev (of Suicide)
The King Khan and BBQ Show
Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Sunday 24 April
Drive Like Jehu
Flamin Groovies with Roy Loney
The Blind Shake
The El Vez Punk Rock Revue
Wau Y Los Arrrghs
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
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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!"