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26th October 2017

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Stone Broken have been signed to Spinefarm Records on a global basis and their second studio album, 'Ain't Always Easy', is set for release on March 2nd 2018.

Lead single/lyric video, 'Worth Fighting For', will be released on November 17th and the Midlands based rockers will also have their debut album, last year's 'All In Time', reissued by Spinefarm in expanded format.

As well as all this, Stone Broken will hit the road in February and March for a full-on UK headline run with support from Jared James Nichols and The Bad Flowers.

There are opportunites to catch one of the UK's hottest 'new' bands in November at the Winterstorm and Planet Rockstock festivals. Here's the full list of current Stone Broken dates, with no doubt more to follow.

November 25th: WinterStorm Festival, Ayrshire, Scotland
November 30th: Planet Rockstock, South Wales (Thursday night headliners)
February 22nd: Brighton, The Haunt
February 23rd: Sandford, Winter’s End Festival (headlining)
February 24th: London, Islington Assembly Hall
February 25th: Manchester, Club Academy
February 26th: Glasgow, G2
February 28th: Newcastle, Riverside
March 1st: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
March 2nd: Pontypridd, Muni Arts Centre
March 3rd: Birmingham, O2 Institute2
March 4th: Sheffield, Corporation
March 6th: Chester, Live Rooms
March 7th: Bristol, The Fleece
March 9th: Amsterdam, Melkweg (Upstairs)
March 10th: Cologne, MTC
March 11th: Hamburg, Logo
March 13th: Berlin, Musik & Frieden
March 14th: Munich, Strom
March 16th: Vaureal, Le Forum
March 17th: Verviers, Spirit of '66

Tickets for all shows are on sale right here.

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Spinefarm Records UK Head of A&R, Dante Bonutto tells us:

"Who doesn't like big, driving riffs and massive choruses? It's easy to be impressed with Stone Broken on a musical basis alone – at last, a UK band with the sound and the attitude to make it possible for them to compete with rock's elite names, most of them US-based.

"Add to this a down-to-earth approach with a dedicated work ethic, and you have a group whose career is already proceeding at pace.

"We're hitting the ground running here, and given the close relationship that already exists between audience and band, I’m sure that the Stone Broken/Spinefarm axis will pave the way for a seriously exciting future."

Since the release of their 'All In Time' debut (2016), reviewed here, Stone Broken have forged a close bond with their fast-growing fan-base (The Broken Army), attracted strong media support and notched up impressive live achievements in the UK and Europe, including tours with Glenn Hughes and Living Colour, plus appearances at this year's Download and Ramblin' Man Fair, opening the main stage at the latter.

Wisconsin-born, Los Angles based Jared James Nichols releases his new album, '“Black Magic',” on Friday 27th October via Listenable Records. All tracks on the new album were recorded at The Boneyard in Boston as well as Johnny Depp's home studio in Los Angeles and produced and co-written by Tony Perry and Jared James Nichols.

Over the past four years Jared has built up a solid reputation as a stunning heavy edged blues rock act and stage beast, having shared stages with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zaak Wylde, Glenn Hughes, Walter Trout, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO and Saxon.

The Bad Flowers are lead vocalist and guitarist, Tom Leighton, bassist Dale Tonks and drummer Karl Selickis. The band will release a new single, '“Secrets',” in January ahead of the release of their debut album, “'Starting Gun'”, on February 16th 2018. The Bad Flowers just finished supporting The Picturebooks on their recent UK tour.

Stone Broken are:
Rich Moss – Vocals/Guitars
Chris Davis – Guitar/Vocals
Kieron Conroy – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Robyn Haycock – Drums/Vocals

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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