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25th April 2012

while she sleeps

Sheffield's finest are set to release their monstrous new single, 'This Is The Six', taken from their highly anticipated new album of the same name, 'This Is The Six', out on Search and Destroy Records on August 6th.

The band will also be demolishing venues and festivals across the UK and Europe this summer. The list of dates is below with more shows to be announced soon.

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21st Leipzig, Germany - Impericon Progression Festival
22nd Nottingham, UK - Hit The Deck Festival

26th Leeds, UK - Slamdunk Festival, Leeds University
27th Hatfield, UK - Slamdunk Festival, Hertfordshire University
28th Cardiff, UK - Slamdunk Festival, Cardiff University

2nd Nurnberg, Germany - Rock Im Ring
3rd Nurburgring, Germany - Rock Am Park
5th Andover, UK - The George
8th Donington, UK - Download Festival
9th Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock Festival
17th Interlaken, Switzerland - Greenfield Festival
23rd Dessel, Belguim - Graspop
29th Tunbridge Wells, UK - The Forum (with Feed The Rhino)
30th Middlesbrough, UK - Make A Scene Festival, Teesside University

7th Shepton Mallet, Relentless NASS Festival
14th Herk-De-Stad, Belguim - Rock Herk Festival

Since the release of their mini-album, 'The North Stands For Nothing', in the summer of 2010, While She Sleeps have been on a trailblazing path that has seen them become one of the fastest rising bands on the UK hard rock and Metal circuits for some years.

From a sold out headline tour, their tent-swelling set at last year's Sonisphere Festival, venues on this year's prestigious Kerrang! tour having queues of people snaked around the block so that fans could get in to see Sleeps open the bill, critical acclaim across the pages of Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Rock Sound and regular plays on Radio 1, Scuzz and Kerrang! TV, the Sheffield natives have rapidly and justifiably become one of the highest regarded rock bands in Britain.

"It feels like we're building an army and that the people that have started following us are as much a part of this as we are," says Mat. "We've felt like respect's been building and the crowds are getting bigger and people telling us songs have helped them get through tough times reassures you why you do this and we want to take it to as many people as we can."

Fuelled by a militant DIY punk rock ethic (the band design their own artwork and t-shirts, send their own merch by hand and insisted that only the members of the band performed every last note on the record), while success has been forthcoming at a staggering rate in Britain, Sleeps have already got an eye on world domination.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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