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New Breakout Festival Annoucement - Deaf Havana & More!

The latest, eagerly awaited line-up announcement for Breakout Festival is here, and it’s big. - DEAF HAVANA - - WE ARE THE OCEAN - - BLITZ KIDS - - ZOAX -  - BY DEFINITION - Deaf Havana, We Are The Ocean, Blitz Kids, Zoax and By Defintion are confirmed to be joining the already diverse line up of Breakout Festival 2015. This next wave of announcements brings an epic rock edge to the devastatingly heavy line-up which already includes SikTh, Martyr Defiled, Black Tongue, TRC and Dead Harts. This huge line-up, with many more to be announced, will take to the stage on 26th September 2015 at Brighton Racecourse. Festival director Stefan Curzon-Price said: “This year is all about further establishing Breakout as THE outdoor rock and metal festival for the south east; one that caters for the wide range of tastes that exist across what is already a very united but diverse live music scene. Our first announcement was all about the heavier bands, including a UK festival exclusive

Straight Line Stitch Interview with Alexis Brown

You have a new EP out in June, called ‘Transparency’, which I had the pleasure of hearing, and absolutely loved by the way! But what made you decide to release another EP following your self-titled EP in 2014? Thank you so much! It's been over four years since we released any new music & we wanted to test the waters first. We figured it was about time. If the EP gets a strong enough response then ultimately we'll definitely move forward with a full length. What can you tell us about the themes and concept behind the new EP? Transparency was written during a very bleak and hopeless time when we had nothing & no one. Through the living hell that we were experiencing at the time there came a certain kind of clarity that gave us the strength to persevere. Although, their was so much tribulation surrounding us we started to see things clearly for the first time in years & therefore Transparency was born. Being able to see a light (no matter how small) at the end

Soil to tour with Powerman 5000‏!!

Chicago heavy rockers SOIL will embark on a third leg of touring for their newest album "Whole" that brings them back through the United States in June/July alongside POWERMAN 5000. See dates above! "Whole" marks the first album with the return of original front man Ryan McCombs since 2004's "Redefine". All upcoming dates can be found at:

Issue 31 Stencil Mag - Cradle Of Filth, Lacuna Coil, Download Festival Preview & More!

Check out the latest Stencil Mag featuring a Download Festival preview, which I contributed too for Marilyn Manson, 36 Crazyfists, Slash & Black Stone Cherry! If you are going to Download have a blast!! I also reviewed Therapy, Acoda & Folding The Pages so make sure to have a read, as well as checking out all the other brilliant reviews/features & interviews!!