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SUPPORT ACTS CONFIRMED FOR UPCOMING UK TOUR - TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Finch are pleased to confirm that Fort Hope and Only Rivals will support them on their upcoming UK tour, this May/June. Tickets are priced at £17.50 regionally and £20 in London and go on sale today! Tickets are available from – dates are as follows: Wed 27 May 2015 Glasgow Garage Thu 28 May 2015 Newcastle University Fri 29 May 2015 Manchester Academy 2 Sun 31 May 2015 Norwich Waterfront Mon 01 Jun 2015 Brighton Concorde2 Tue 02 Jun 2015 London Koko Wed 03 Jun 2015 Bristol Marble Factory Finch released their latest studio album, Back to Oblivion, last October via Spinefarm Records. The album was their first full length album in over nine years. FINCH LINKS

COAL CHAMBER announce UK + EURO Tour Dates!‏

Reactivated Los Angeles, California’s COAL CHAMBER are back and have confirmed to release their new album Rivals worldwide in May 2015 via Napalm Records! This is the band’s first new album in over thirteen years. With producer Mark Lewis at the helm, Rivals makes it seem as if COAL CHAMBER never took a break at all. They picked up right where they left off and have delivered what some may consider their best work to date. In support of Rivals , COAL CHAMBER will be on a North American Headline Tour this Spring. Support on the tour will come from Filter, Combichrist and American Head Charge. To celebrate the upcoming album and return of COAL CHAMBER with fans in Europe & the UK as well, the band has just unveiled an extensive UK & European tour! Catch a legend live: As a band that stood as leaders at the forefront of new genres, constantly reinventing their sound and not fitting any mold except their own. With sold out tours, and millions of records sold, COA


DIGITAL EP SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 18 TH BRAND NEW VIDEO / SINGLE REVEALED DARKE COMPLEX have risen from the bowels of hell and inked a worldwide partnership with Spinefarm Records in blood and bile . C heck out their video for ‘Desperation’ here: ‘Desperation’ features on the band ’ s upcoming digital EP , ‘Widow’, set for release on May 18 th via Spinefarm Records. Only the crows can fully comprehend the torture of Intrusive Thoughts.

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Signs to Napalm Records!‏

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Signs to Napalm Records! New Album Tango Umbrella Due Later This Year! Hot on the heels of announcing that they will be taking part in the upcoming North American COAL CHAMBER tour, Minneapolis, Minnesota’s AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE has inked a new deal with Austrian metal label Napalm Records. The band commented about signing with Napalm Records: “ AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE are extremely excited to announce our signing with Napalm Records for the 2015 release of our new album, Tango Umbrella . We'd like to thank all the fans, friends and family who contributed to make the recording process possible; we're very proud to be delivering a DIY record to you all! Working with Napalm will allow us a much broader reach for promoting and distributing the record and let us focus on what we love and do best: making music and playing shows. We look forward to 2015 being a very busy and productive year, and we thank you all again for your continued and fanat


Norwegian Black Metal legends SATYRICON have signed a worldwide deal with Austrian metal label Napalm Records for release of their upcoming DVD Live At The Opera ! Mastermind Satyr about the story behind Live At The Opera : “ The whole thing started with us doing one song, “To The Mountains” a year and a half before the actual show. We performed at a closed event in the main hall of the opera with the Royal Norwegian Opera Chorus. It was very inspirational. I then said to the conductor that I would love to do a whole show like this. He loved the idea, I was serious about it, and he was serious about it. We spent approximately one and a half year working with composer and arranger Kjetil Bjerkestrand on the choral arrangements. When I picked songs, I was not necessarily looking at only songs suitable for choral arrangements or typical in the Satyricon live set. For me, it had to be a combination. If you look at songs like “Die By My Hand”, it`s pretty obvious we`ll want to us


Mammothfest has been hard at work putting together a 30 date national tour to seek out 20 of the best underground acts to be selected to complete the 80+ band line up at MAMMOTHFEST 2015 between Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th October 2015. The MAMMOTHFEST team will bare witness to over 150 bands throughout the summer and provide much needed energy and investment into certain areas especially where there are venues that are currently at risk of closure. Not only that, the franchising of the MAMMOTHFEST brand across the UK gives localised promoters greater reach to draw in larger customer numbers. Some have even set up their own one day festival style events like the "Among the Wolves Festival" in Wolverhampton! Stephen Dickson, the Mammothfest director commented :  “Having 30 promoters all over the UK combine like this has been a Mammoth task but now the network is in place we are seeing a national buzz around these events. Promoters are hyped about the proj

36 CRAZYFISTS DRUMMER, KYLE BALTUS, RELEASES VIDEO MESSAGE TO UK FANS‏ Check out the video message from 36 Crazyfists drummer, Kyle Baltus, in which he gives further details of the band’s upcoming album signing session at FOPP Records, London, on Tuesday February 17 th , ahead of their headline show at The Electric Ballroom. Watch the video clip in full here: Further details of the signing can also be found on the event page, here: Remaining UK tour dates: 11.02.2015 Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) Newcastle Academy 12.02.2015 Manchester (UK) Manchester Academy 3 13.02.2015 Nottingham (UK) Rescue Rooms 14.02.2015 Birmingham (UK) Asylum 15.02.2015 Norwich (UK) The Waterfront 17.02.2015 London (UK) Electric Ballroom 18.02.2015 Southampton (UK) Engine Rooms 19.02.2015 Oxford (UK) Oxford O2 Academy Ticket links:

The Qemists sign new publishing deal with Just Isn't Music!

Ahead of their much anticipated new album "Warrior Sound" Brighton Drum and Bass / Rock fusion act The Qemists have signed a new publishing deal with Just Isn't Music the publishing arm of Ninja Tune Records. The Qemists are currently on tour as special guests with Korn in Europe. They have recently scored the music for the new Nike Mercurial Superfly Christiano Ronaldo advert. Liam Black from the band said " We are really pleased to have signed a new publishing deal with the guys at Just Isn't Music. It's great to be a part of their brilliant set up as they are legends when it comes to procuring sync opportunities for their acts/writers ". The Band also recently signed to Adam Saunders and Shaun Faulkner at X Ray Touring for bookings and are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album Warrior Sound which features collaborations with the likes of Hacktivist, Ghetts, and Crossfaith . The band will

Bast - Spectres Album Review

Bast is a black metal/doom trio who like to experiment and their debut album, "Spectres" fully embraces this; the album has been re-released and repressed on vinyl marking a busy year ahead for the band.. Opening song, "In The Beginning" is an atmospheric suspenseful largely instrumental number, but eventually is complimented by distant resonant screams, leaving a very gloomy presence in it's wake... "Denizens" contains powerful menacing screams which grab your attention, along with the crushing dark backdrop. This possesses clever tempo changes and progression with characteristic moody breakdowns to pound your ears further!  Title track, "Spectres" is faster paced than previous offerings, with ever demonic vocals, which are accompanied by instruments which take you on a journey of dark adventure and sense of story telling within the strong instrumental sections. Interestingly titled, "Psychonauts" which is the longest

HIGH FIGHTER unveil first music video!‏

HIGH FIGHTER , the new Stoner Metal / Sludge outfit born in summer 2014 by former members of A Million Miles, Pyogenesis and Buffalo Hump, have just unveiled their first music video! While the band recorded their highly acclaimed debut EP “ The Goat Ritual “ live and on one weekend in their rehearsal room, what better location could they have picked to film their first video? Right, of course in that same rehearsal room where all magic began! HIGH FIGHTER have now released the official clip for “ 2Steps Blueskill “ from their EP “ The Goat Ritual “, that has been released end of October 2014 as digital download on Bandcamp as well as on CD digi pack via the Napalm Records online store. Watch the band´s first & DIY-produced video, which has just been premiered with Metal Hammer Germany, HERE: HIGH FIGHTER LIVE: 07.03. 2015 – Lübeck, TreibSand ( w/ The Midnight Ghost Train + Greenleaf ) 09.03.2015 – Hamb


Austrian Metal Powerhouse Napalm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Detroit Michigan’s WALLS OF JERICHO . The band is currently working on their new album, which is their first full length since 2008. After releasing a demo track “Restless” earlier this year, the band felt the itch again and decided to get back to recording. The resulting album be released by Napalm Records later this year. Drummer Dustin Schoenhofer on signing with Napalm Records: “All of us in WALLS OF JERICHO are proud and very excited to have signed with Napalm Records and are looking forward to finally finding the right partnership to release our new music with. We would like to thank both Napalm and all our Fans and Family for being so patient with us these past seven years since our last release cause its long overdue.” Thomas Caser, Napalm Records VP: “We are thrilled to work with one of the most exciting acts out of this genre and one of the best live bands out there! WALLS OF JERICHO hav


36 CRAZYFISTS REVEAL NEW TRACK ‘SWING THE NOOSE’ + ANNOUNCE SIGNING SESSION AT FOPP, LONDON 36 Crazyfists will release their new album Time & Trauma via Spinefarm Records on February 16th. The band has revealed a new track titled ‘Swing The Noose’ today. Listen to ‘Swing The Noose’ here : Pre-order bundles featuring various merch packages plus a limited edition hockey puck can be purchased  here . Also, fans that pre-order the digital album will receive 3 downloadable album tracks ‘Also Am I’, 'Time And Trauma' & 'Swing The Noose' instantly  from February 3 rd here. In addition to this, 36 Crazyfists visit Fopp to celebrate the release of their new album ‘Time and Trauma’. When & Where? Tue 17 th February – 5:30pm – Fopp Covent Garden, WC2H 9LL What? Alaskan

Discover undiscovered music on Skunk Radio Live (all genres)

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Mammothfest announce Mammothfest "best of British" UK 30 date UK tour!

3 0 date MAMMOTHFEST UK tour Mammothfest "Best of British" 2015, 30 date UK tour! We have huge plans for 2015 including a 30 date Mammothfest UK wide warm up tour to get the British isles ready for our main event! Our Mammothfest team will travel the length and width of the country seeking out the best unsigned/underground bands. 20 of which will be selected to play Mammothfest 2015 based on professionalism, live performance and originality. This is all part of a project to support venues, promoters, bands and the underground music industry and to improve YOUR futures. This is now the only way in to Mammothfest 2015 as the rest of our line up is confirmed. This is NOT a battle of the bands. I repeat, this is NOT a battle of the bands. Consider them A&R events. We are simply deciding on the bands we want to