Don Broco have unveiled a live video for their recent single 'Everybody', capturing highlights from their recent UK arena tour with Bring Me The Horizon.
The rock-fulled anthem was released in 2016 to celebrate their signing with US label SharpTone Records, and is the first taste of new music since the release of Don Broco's Top 10 album 'Automatic' in 2015. Since then the band have headlined Brixton Academy and played arenas throughout the UK and Europe with both Bring Me The Horizon and 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Now, as the band gear up for what's set to be their biggest year yet, they have their sights firmly set on world domination. They kick off with two huge arena shows at the Osaka-Jo Hall, Japan on February 25th and 26th in support of Japanese rock superstars One OK Rock and then head Stateside in support of US pop-punk band State Champs on their 28-date tour across America in April.
Derby based hard rock groove mongers, Doomsday Outlaw, have announced a run of dates across the UK promoting their acclaimed album, 'Suffer More' which was released in 2016 and has received a fantastic response from critics and fans alike. So much so that it got them signed to leading rock label, Frontiers Music, with label boss, Mario De Riso saying it was one of his favourite albums of the year.
They now head out on the road before entering the studio to record their follow-up album for Frontiers. Front man Phil Poole, said: "It's an incredible feeling to announce our UK tour; to have the opportunity to travel to new cities and do something we love; bringing our music to a new audience throughout the UK... it's a difficult emotion to put into words. Its our new beginning and we'll see you there!"
UK Dates, Spring 2017
Saturday 18th March - Iron Road, Evesham
Thursday 23rd March - The Black Heart, Camden, London
Friday 31st March - Fuel, Cardiff
Saturday 1st April - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton w/ Fires That Divide
Thursday 6th April - B2 Brickmakers, Norwich
Saturday 8th April - The Venue, Westcliff on Sea
Thursday 13th April - Bannermans, Edinburgh
Friday 14th April - Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow (supporting Bigfoot)
Satuurday 15th April - FASTFest, The Old School House, Barnsley
Saturday 29th April - NLC Charity Fest, The Maze, Nottingham (Sold Out)
Fearless have unveiled their latest video. After spending some time with the brothers' relatives in the deep south of Louisiana bayou, teached how to make moonshine, fixin' old rusty cars, fishin' and of course playing some music with the locals, they went back home to Sweden to deliver a heavy mix of hard rock, Metal, hardcore and a twist of blues or, as they say, Hillbilly Metal.
Their debut single and accompanying video 'Hillbilly For Life' was self released in 2015, produced by Kristoffer Folin at Purple Skull Media in Stockholm. Since then they have been touring around Sweden and played at some of the biggest festivals such at Sweden Rock and Skogsröjet. They also did a USA tour 2015 travelling from east to west - taking in the south of course.
Fearless present a full enegy live show hard to forget, topped with self-designed instruments in the form of a pitchfork guitar, a shovel bass and a tractor-like drum kit.
Little Rock, Arkansas-based vanguard doom quartet Pallbearer have today released a brand new track entitled 'Thorns'.
Pallbearer told us: "After debuting this song live on the road with Baroness last fall, we are so excited to finally now be able to share it in its recorded form with the world."
'Thorns' will feature on Pallbearer's upcoming third record titled 'Heartless', which is due for release on 24th March 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and via Profound Lore in North America.
Australian powerhouse trio, Tequila Mockingbyrd, have today announced the signing of a worldwide deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings, the label currently home to acts such as The Quireboys, The Amorettes, Bonafide and Massive Wagons.
"We're so happy to be working with OYR to get the album out to the world,", vocalist Estelle Artois told us. "They showed a lot of belief in the band before we even landed in the UK, so to have them backing the record is amazing. We're very happy 'Byrds right now, as we've been waiting a long time for this"
Their debut album, 'Fight And Flight', will be released on 24 March 2017, and contains 13 songs covering topics such as having a good time, shaking what you've got to get where you want to go, and taking chances to make things happen. This exclusive release will also contain 4 live tracks, recorded at the "Flocking Off, A Farewell To Oz" show in Melbourne.
Following a decision, in late 2016, to relocate permanently to the UK, Tequila Mockingbyrd have been consistently touring across Europe and the UK. The band will promote the release of the album with a full UK tour as Special Guests to Swedish Rockers, Bonafide.
Invidia, the crucial new group formed by former and current members of In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch and Skinlab, have signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release their masterpiece debut album 'As The Sun Sleeps' on March 31st.
"While what we're doing is still 'Metal' there were no rules when we started this band," says vocalist Travis Johnson, who formerly fronted Flatline and currently handles bass duties for In This Moment. "The mixing of ideas and styles worked for us because we let it, and every song is different from the last. Not having to 'stay in the box and write the same stuff everyone already likes' was pure gold, and an exhilarating opportunity for us all."
'Feed The Fire', the first single, released on February 3rd (for which a video has already been filmed, directed by Brian Cox), is about the repetitive cycle of addiction.
The Answer announce the release of single 'In This Land', taken from stunning new album 'Solas'. Unlike the traditional sound of the band, the track has a more contemporary stripped down folk sound utilising acoustic guitars, mandolins and layered harmonies. It sees the band rediscover their roots and is a paean to the greats of their Northern Irish culture referencing influences such as Van Morrison, Alex Higgins and Rory Gallagher. To coincide with the strong links to home, the track will be released on March 17th - St Patrick's Day.
Says singer Cormac Neeson, "The song is about growing up in Northern Ireland and the sense of cultural identity that such an upbringing spawns. It's a very colourful and wonderful place, at times contradictory, at times tragic but always unique and oh so memorable. It's something we're all very proud of; our little land has been responsible for its fair share of heroes, criminals and stars!"
To coincide with the release, the band will also be heading out on tour later this month and into March:
24th February: Belfast, Limelight
25th February: Dublin, Academy 2
26th February: Dorset, Winters End Festival (Headliners)
28th February: Bristol, Fleece & Firkin
1st March: Cardiff, Globe
2nd March: Southampton, Engine Rooms
3rd March: Manchester, Band On The Wall
4th March: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
The wait is finally over, as Suicide Silence have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb 24th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Eddie Hermida (vocals) told us: "The new track, 'Silence,' is about asking yourself what reality is. It is about being in your own thoughts and allowing that hell to be a part of you. To realize that when we are quiet and in our own darkness, we can truly be grateful to be alive.
"The song challenges people to be within themselves. To see that hell on earth has no fury compared to our own mind, so why not accept that and love everything on the outside. It is there to serve a purpose. To free you from yourself. Be silent today and just listen!"
Motionless In White have today debuted 'Eternally Yours', another new song from their forthcoming fourth studio album 'Graveyard Shift', set to hit stores on 5th May. The release will be their first for new label home, Roadrunner Records.
'Eternally Yours' also features fan-designed single artwork and follows the previously released track, '570', the music video for which has received over 2.6 million views on the band's official YouTube. Both tracks are taken from 'Graveyard Shift' which will be available for pre-order in the coming weeks.
The band are currently on the road co-headlining 'The End Is Here' Tour across the US and are set for a European run of festivals including Download Festival in the UK on 9th June.
Triaxis are proud to reveal their new vocalist to be the incredible Greek musician and songwriter Angel Wolf-Black. Those with a keen interest in European Metal will know Angel from her own solo work, or with bands such as 'Seduce The Heaven', 'Bare Infinity', featuring in 'Vivaldi Metal Project' or working with female Metal vocalist community 'Eve's Apple'.
Having recently moved from Greece to study music in Southampton, UK, this is a perfect time for Angel to bring her unique tones to mix with a typically British classic Metal sound, forging something exciting for Triaxis fans old and new to enjoy.
Angel told us: "Over the last couple of months I have loved learning and rehearsing the Triaxis material and I am so excited to perform it live! I hope that the fans will share in my excitement and enthusiasm for the future. We have already begun to write for our next release so they shouldn't have long to wait!"
Bassist Becky Baldwin added: "We are very happy to welcome Angel on board, it was pure good fortune that such a perfect fit for the band had just moved to England when we had started advertising for a singer. We would also like to thank the Triaxis vocalist of 10 years, Krissie Kirby, for all her work with the band. When she first spoke about leaving the band we were of course feeling low and uneasy. But now we are honoured to have Krissie's blessing in continuing the band in it's new chapter with Angel at the helm. There is still an exciting future ahead for Triaxis!"
Defences are packing the punches and have just released a music video for their brand new track 'Two Steps Back'
Formed in Hertfordshire in 2013, Defences draw on electronic and stadium rock influences to offer a brand of alternative Metal distinct from other modern rock acts. The group offers a fresh take on the female-fronted Metal genre and the band heavily emphasise positivity, acceptance and self-improvement in their sound.
The track is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album 'With Might and Main' which is set for a May 2017 release.
Last week, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death, Wintersun, announced their crowdfunding campaign that will start on March 1st and allows the fans to secure their 'Forest Package' - also including their upcoming studio album 'The Forest Seasons' - directly from the band.
With the collected amount, front man Jari Mäenpää plans to build his own studio that would finally allow him to record his long-awaited album 'Time II'. Today, Wintersun unveil the cover artwork of their third album 'The Forest Seasons'.
Jari Mäenpää states: "We're proud to show you guys our NEW 3rd full length album cover! The album cover was made in collaboration by Gyula Havancsák and Jari Mäenpää. It illustrates THE AWAKENING of a mystical forest where the seasons are merging together. By the way, this preview is just 1280 x 720 resolution. Wait till you see it in 5K! ;)
"Enjoy guys! This album is sick and minds will be blown! Our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will start on March 1st where you can order the new album DIRECTLY from us with the highest quality! Thank you!"
Your favourite dirt rockers from Australia, Mammoth Mammoth are back to deliver another powerful addition to their impressive list of prior heavy rock'n'roll convictions with the release of fourth studio album 'Mount The Mountain', set to be released April 28th 2017 on Napalm Records.
"We consider the writing of our albums not unlike working on a top fuelling drag car. We tinker around a bit, we strip the engine down to rebuild it by adding a couple new parts whilst taking some out, always trying to make it run faster and sounding louder, this time though we've added a bigger exhaust system and a shitload of nitrous ...and a cup holder" comments frontman Mikey Tucker on the upcoming release.
Swedish devil worshippers Firespawn have announced the release of 'The Reprobate', the follow-up album of 2015's much lauded debut album 'Shadow Realms'.
'The Reprobate' will be descent upon mankind on April 28 via Century Media Records. Expect nothing less than a merciless piece of evil, ferocious and blasphemous Death Metal. The cover art is an excerpt of a huge painted piece of artwork, done by Mr. Paolo Girardi, who has been responsible for the artwork of Firespawn's debut album as well as for bands such as Black Breath, Power Trip, Chthe'ilist, Manilla Road and many more.
Firespawn is the incarnate abomination of LG Petrov, Victor Brandt (both Entombed AD), Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, ex-Necrophobic), A. Impaler (Necrophobic, Naglfar) and Matte Modin (Raised Fist, ex-Dark Funeral).
KXM, the rock trio comprising dUg Pinnick (Kings X), George Lynch (Lynch Mob) and Ray Luzier (KoRn) are set to release their second studio album, 'Scatterbrain' via RatPak Records on 17th March 2017.
'Scatterbrain' is the follow-up to KXM's 2014 self-titled debut which debuted at #31 on the US Billboard 200. It features 13 brand new tracks and was recorded at the Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood, CA. The album is available to pre-order at Amazon and special bundles and signed editions can be snapped up at www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/kxm.
Speaking about the recording process for the new record, vocalist dUg Pinnick told us, "We wrote all the songs right on the spot and immediately recorded them, everyone doing his part and no one telling the other one what or how to play. Just like the previous album!"
Drummer Ray Luzier adds "We wanted to use the same formula as the 1st KXM record... book studio time, come in fresh every day with a new idea, run with it and not over think anything". Guitarist George Lynch continues: "Basically it was 'record-topia!' We showed up in the studio, camped out with a bunch of gear and let the tape roll! No pre-production, no rehearsal, no pre-written songs, every song was written as a product of an in-studio jam session."
SHVPES have revealed an explosive (literally) new video for album title-track, 'Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair.'
Vocalist Griffin Dickinson told us; "As the title-track to our debut album, we wanted the video to tie everything we've been working on together and really bring the album artwork to life. From the 1920's apothecary style aesthetic to us physically drinking from the bottles on the artwork I think we've managed to do just that.
"Throughout the video you see the band sat round a table, blindfolded, playing Russian roulette with bottles marked 'Pain', 'Joy', 'Ecstasy' and 'Despair'. 'Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair' represents the emotional circle of life, it's a statement of acceptance that we live in complete chaos and no one knows what's coming next. We had such a great time shooting this vid because it's just Metal as fuck. I thought I was on fire after every take, but the important thing is that I wasn't. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!"
SHVPES will support Trivium on their 33-date European tour early next year.
More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 10th February 2017...