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MAMMOTHFEST Announces Additional Headliners & Supports For 2018

It has long been the MAMMOTHFEST stance that customers do not need to spend a lot of money to attend a great festival, see incredible bands and complete the weekend feeling utterly fulfilled.

2018 is no exception with this stunning line up as Mammothfest continues to bring the biggest bands in the world to Brighton while maintaining the vital platforms necessary to give our worldwide emerging talent the opportunities they need to keep the life blood of our metal scene thriving!

The MAMMOTHFEST team are honoured to present 18 of our 50 bands confirmed for MAMMOTHFEST 2018 (see above).



Bleed from within: Perseverance. A powerful word with an equally powerful meaning. Says the dictionary: “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.”
Their new album, Era, is that story, a no-compromise tale of the price of victory.
Drummer Ali Richardson says. “We are here now for a love of music; a desire to create and share the songs that we would want to listen to. Th…

ELECTUS Release New Single & Animated Video For 'Slip Away'

Hard rock act ELECTUS from West Midlands UK have revealed their new third and final single 'Slip Away' taken from their sophomore album "Rock & Roll Incarnate Part One" which was released last year. The single was released March 1st 2018 and now the creative and wonderful video is here to accompany it. This will be the last single from this album as their gear up to unleash their third album later this year. So enjoy this latest inspiring release while we eagerly await the upcoming album.

Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Russell Peake describes the new single: "The song, in a nutshell, is about never giving up on your dreams. It's never too late, so don't let life slip away"...it is a short story from a third person perspective about limitations, or putting them aside, Whatever your dreams, follow your heart! Never give up, Do everything YOU want to do!"

Since the single has been released it has been already been played on numerous radio s…

ALEX BAKER Announced As POP PUNK PILE UP FESTIVAL After Parties Headliner

POP PUNK PILE UP FESTIVAL are pleased to reveal the final details of this year's event with Kerrang Radio's Fresh Blood presenter Alex Baker headlining the Friday and Saturday night after parties. He joins Sunday night's after party headliner MC Lars, who was revealed earlier this month.

"It’s gonna be ACE!" states the successful DJ who has presented his show on Kerrang Radio for over ten years, winning countless awards and nominations for his work with underground and unsigned rock bands/artists. Announcing his addition to the line up live on his Fresh Blood Show last night on Kerrang Radio, Alex joins an already packed out three days at a very intimate venue for a festival.

With the full line up now announced and just a few weeks to go, festival organiser Adam Ruane is hoping for a great debut year to lay the foundations for the future. "Now that the full line up is completely sorted it looks insane on paper! To see we are bringing some of the biggest names…

CHELSEA Announce First Batch Of ‘Mission Impossible’ Tour Dates

Punk legends CHELSEA have announced the first set of dates on their ’Mission Impossible‘ tour, starting at the Undercover Festival in Margate on April 14, 2018.

14/04/2018 UK- Margate, Undercover Festival
20/04/2018 UK- Coventry, Arches
21/04/2018 UK- Preston, Continental

16/06/2018 D-Stuttgart, Goldmarks
17/06/2018 CH-Bern, Rössli
18/06/2018 I-Torino, Blah Blah
19/06/2018 I-Bologna, Freakout Club
20/06/2018 I-Milano, Ligera
22/06/2018 CZ-Písek, Podčarou
23/06/2018 CZ-Ostrava, MC Barák
24/06/2018 SK-Kosice, Collosseum
25/06/2018 PL-Warsaw, Poglos
26/06/2018 PL-Wroclaw, D.K. Luksus
27/06/2018 CZ-Teplice, Knak Club
28/06/2018 D-Dresden, Chemiefabrik
29/06/2018 D-Berlin, Cassiopeia
30/06/2018 D-Düsseldorf, The Tube

13/07/2018 UK- Brighton, Prince Albert
14/07/2018 UK- London, Underworld

The bands long awaited and highly anticipated new album ’Mission Impossible‘ was released on Westworld Recordings in October 2017.

Undercover Festival takes place at Dreamland, Margate on April 13 and 14, 2018 and features S…

NERVOSA Unveil New Album Details

On June 1st NERVOSA will deliver their blistering slab of metal on Napalm Records. Get ready for the "Downfall of Mankind".

This Brazilian all-female thrash commando unit is synonymous with raw aggression and untamed power. They deliver a massive punch to the face and a kick in the gut on their albums, and when they take to the stage they are a force to be reckoned with. For their third album "Downfall of Mankind", the trio joined forces with producer Martin Furia who has worked with artists including the likes of Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam and Evil Invaders.

Fernanda Lira comments on the new album:
"We're really happy about this new album. It's a way more mature and aggressive record and we can definitely say it's our favorite so far!"

NERVOSA are currently on the road with Venom Inc. and Suffocation throughout Europe. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The full track listing of "Downfall of Mankind" reads as follows…

Christopher Dean Releases "Everything Fades" Lyric Video From Debut LP 'Life Lessons'

New Jersey based rock / metal multi-instrumentalist Christopher Dean (Michale Graves, Darkness Descends, Alyxx) has released his official lyric video for the single "Everything Fades," off of his debut album, Life Lessons.

“'Everything Fades' is a song about Love and Loss and yet the World still turns.”” Christopher Dean

Watch the video below:


“This album is so near and dear to my heart. Each track is a different journey down the rabbit hole of another Life Lesson I was lucky enough to learn the hard way because I myself prefer the road less traveled, for it is only on those paths that we are lucky enough to experience Emotion colliding with Inspiration while tumbling in the Imagination of our minds. As musicians, it is our duty to bring those experiences to life through our art. "Life Lessons" is like a psychological fall and rise again emotional journey mixed with punk rock, blastbeats and a 7 string."
Download / Stream Life Lessons Online:
http://itunes.…

AMORPHIS Release First Track Off New Album

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are about to unleash their latest offering entitled Queen Of Timeon May 18th via Nuclear Blast. The band is teasing fans with a taster of what to expect from their 10th studio album. Listen to opening track 'The Bee', here: https://youtu.be/xf_4uvymwRw




Guitarist Esa Holopainen explains thew track: "This song is a very powerful opener and gives a nice picture of what the whole album is all about. You can already hear some new elements like choirs and orchestral arrangements in it."

With vocalist Tomi Joutsen adding: "Of course, the lyrical inspiration is a bee, also in a metaphoric way. The tiniest thing can sometimes be the most important thing. A bee can bring life or if we destroy all the bees, life will stop here. It's a very beautiful animal, that's why you can find it on the album cover too. The track itself is a kind of progressive and I'm sure that it will surprise some fans in a positive way. We love i…

CROONA Releases Official Lyric Video for "Killing Me Again"

Gothenburg , Sweden based Experimental Aggropop artist CROONA has released the official lyric video for his new single "KILLING ME AGAIN."

"'Killing Me Again' is a combination of dark and moody meets catchy and melodic." -CROONA

Check out the official lyric video below:


Download "Killing Me Again" here: https://croona.bandcamp.com/album/killing-me-again


For more on CROONA:

https://www.facebook.com/croonaf/

https://twitter.com/FCroona

https://soundcloud.com/croonaf/


BEHEMOTH Release Live Video Of 'The Satanist'

Polish black/death overlords BEHEMOTH recently announced the release of their new live DVD/Blu-ray entitled Messe Noire on April 13, 2018. Speaking about the release, singer, guitarist and main man Nergal said: "Messe Noire. Well, that is everything that the BEHEMOTH live magick represents, and we‘re stoked that we have a true representation on record for everyone out there to enjoy. ’Messe Noire‘ captures the true intensity of what we do as a band and the energy we share with our fans. This is also an exclamation mark, the perfect way to conclude »The Satanist« cycle which has been an overwhelming experience and amazing chapter in Behemoth‘s career and our lives so far! By the release of »Messe Noire« we would like to hail our legions all around the world for undying support! Now let the art speak...."

Messe Noire includes the band's victorious shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8, 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016, as well as The Satanist cinematic archive featuring all of t…

SMALL TOWN TITANS Celebrate 24 Years of 'Superunknown' With Cover of SOUNDGARDEN's "Spoonman"

York, PA heavy rock band SMALL TOWN TITANS has released the Official Music Video for their cover of SOUNDGARDEN's "Spoonman" to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the release of Superunkownon March 8, 1994.

“Chris Cornell has been a musical hero of mine since I was in high school and has been a major influence in the style of our band. Soundgarden’s repertoire of music is vast and difficult to pull off. The reason we decided to cover this classic of theirs is not only to challenge our musicianship and ability but to also pay tribute to one of the greatest voices and lyricists of Rock ‘n Roll from one of the greatest bands of all time. Our hope is that our interpretation does the song and it’s original performers the justice and recognition it deserves.” – Phil Freeman

Check out the official video below of their cover "Spoonman":


Download/stream "Spoonman": http://smarturl.it/kdinby


http://smalltowntitans.com/

https://www.facebook.com/smalltowntitans

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CELLAR DARLING Unleash Music Video For QUEEN Cover & Start UK/IRL Tour

Just before the start of their UK headline tour, the Swiss rock high-flyers CELLAR DARLING share their version of an enchanting masterpiece by QUEEN. The trio turned 'The Prophet’s Song' into an awesome video and the song is available for the first time on all digital services for stream and download.

"Just in time for our very first headline UK tour, we’ve decided to release our cover version of legendary Queen’s "The Prophet’s Song" digitally — a befitting tribute (we hope) to the incredible rock music legacy of Britain, and a mighty epic and mysterious tune!

Check it out on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2py9ypL
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2FW8BSd
http://nblast.de/CDTheProphetsSong

We’ve had some proper laughs making the rehearsal *space* video for this song! Thanks to a bit of technology you can, for the very first time, see what we see when we’re 'in the zone.' Here’s the magic, in its full splendour, captured on video. Merlin and Ivo kept zapping in and …

PRIMITIVE RACE Announce Limited Edition 'Soul Pretender' Vinyl Release

Primitive Race has announced the vinyl pre-order of a limited edition of Soul Pretender in dedication to the band's late front-man, Chuck Mosley, who tragically died less than a week after the album's November 3, 2017 release. Fans will receive the super limited edition of Soul Pretender in blue vinyl 12" Inner sleeve containing lyrics from Chuck Mosley, as well as digital download of album with shipping worldwide direct from Qrates when funded and pressed!

Says Primitive Race founding member and bassist Chris Knicker:

"This was a really special record and experience to have shared with Mark, Dale, Erie, and Chuck, and it only felt right to give these songs a special vinyl treatment to commemorate what we created. It feels like the right way to physically honor our all too brief era with Chuck."




"When I listened to the music, ideas just came pouring out,” Mosley had previously stated. "I couldn’t say no to doing the record. When we completed the first few…

DECAPITATED Announced As First Headliner For MAMMOTHFEST 2018

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED have been announced as the first headliner for Mammothfest, Brighton UK 2018!
This is another massive and proud moment for the South coast metal festival who last year impressively boasted 4 UK exclusive performances from ROTTING CHRIST, TJSUDER, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and AMENRA who all utterly destroyed the ARCH on Brighton's seafront, MAMMOTHFESTS new home!
In the past, the festival has also had heavyweights Venoc Inc., Textures and many more so it certainly will be exciting to see what else Mammothfest has up its sleeve for 2018.
For more details on the event see the poster below:


With just the one headliner announced so far, keep an eye out for more news from Mammothfest! 
You can currently get weekend tickets for the festival at the discounted price of £40 until the end of March: https://www.gigantic.com/mammothfest-2018-tickets
Check out the Mammothfest store for merchandise: https://www.mammothfest.uk/store/?mc_cid=b25645c155&mc_eid=c8e9e89b3a

URN Releases Official Music Video for "Silently, I'm Still Screaming"

Orlando based Gothic Folk Metal band URN has released the official music video for their single, "Silently, I'm Still Screaming," off of their 2015 released LP, Epiphany. The band's newly announced members, keyboardist Cleve Hall (SyFy’s “Monster Man”) and drummer Eric James Peterson (ex-Electric Hellfire Club) are featured in “Silently, I’m Still Screaming” from their Epiphany LP released on Dark Moon Records.

"Many fans had given feedback that this song was one of their more favorites off of the album, so we wished to honor them by doing this video. We also wished to showcase our guitarist, Christopher Migdalski's lead work on this song, as he has been a role model for those afflicted with Parkinson's Disease and how to overcome disabilities to still pursue his life dream. Our hope is that this will inspire those to continue on in their battle and achieve whatever dreams/goals that they have." - URN

Check out the video below:



Stream / Download epipha…

SABATON Release 'Kingdom Come: Deliverance' Video

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON concluded their triumphant North American co-headlining run with German thrash titans and label mates KREATOR a few days ago but before they fly over to Australia to continue their world tour, the band have revealed a brand new music video as part of their collaboration with Czech Warhorse Studios. SABATON's cover version of MANOWAR's track 'Kingdom Come', combined with scenes from the brand new game Kingdom Come: Deliverance, can be viewed here:https://youtu.be/EYH6ubNJqck








Additional info about the game can be found, here:
facebook.com/WarhorseStudios
warhorsestudios.cz

As well as Australia, SABATON are also set to play shows in Japan, Mexico among others.
All dates can be found below.

SABATON live:

24.03. AUS Melbourne - Download Festival

w/ AMON AMARTH
25.03. AUS Sydney - Roundhouse
27.03. AUS Brisbane - The Tivoli
29.03. J Tokyo - Ex Theater Roppongi*
31.03. J Osaka - Matsushita IMP Hall*
02.04. J Tokyo - Zepp*
*SABATON headlining

04.05. MEX Mex…

REVIEW: The Rocket Dolls - 'DeaDHead'

Heavy rock trio The Rocket Dolls unleash their sophomore album 'DeaDHead' on the 6th April and it will further assert their status as ones to watch…

New single 'None Of This Is Right’ kicks off the album and makes for a dramatic gripping start. Nikki Smash’s vocals are great and varied. This is a solid well-rounded rock track that is strong with catchy hooks throughout…everything is ‘right’ about this.

The dark title track 'DeaDHead' has a hard grunge vibe, bouncy heavy riffs and memorable guitar work. This a standout track which serves perfectly as the representation of the band’s sound.

This release is well balanced, ranging from stomping grunge rock anthems to more chilled and mainstream rock moments seen in tracks such as ‘She Said’ which is stripped back but still with a grunge rock influence present and ‘The Last Thing On My Mind’ which flows wonderfully on from this, with a massive rock ballad feel and again demonstrates their softer more accessible sound cater…

Echo Black Release Official Music Video for "Dawn"

New York based Dance Rock Band Echo Black has released the official music video for their single, "Dawn." Directed by Chris Newhard, "Dawn" showcases the band's vibrant, debut album of the same name.




"DAWN is very near and dear to our hearts for several reasons. The first and most obvious: it is our first album effort and we are extremely proud of the product we have created together. Secondly, this album was completely funded by our fans via Indiegogo; a fact that continues to humble us everyday. DAWN is introspective. It is theatrical, it is angry, it is mournful, it is joyous, and it is rebellious. We do our best to take into account all of our musical tastes when we write; DAWN is our coming of age story and is, justifiably, chock full of emotions, varied genres, and passion. We hope you love it as much as we do!" - Echo Black



Track List:
1. Overture: Silver Screens, Pt. 1
2. Dawn
3. Black Diamond
4. Checmicals
5. Poison Apple
6. Teach Me
7. Entr’a…