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Maltese Metal Heads Align The Tide unleash blistering new track & video + announce new album

  Maltese Metal Heads – ALIGN THE TIDE unleash their second track with video - "Unbreakable" from their highly anticipated upcoming album - "Hollow". The album will be released on August 26th, 2022 via Cleopatra Records. "Unbreakable" is now available on all major streaming services and the video can be found on the Cleopatra Records YouTube channel here . The track is more like an anthem of empowerment, touching on subjects such as inner strength, the tenacity to endure whatever life throws at him/her. To keep fighting no matter what! Unbreakable recently premiered via Decibel Magazine. Check out the video below: ‘HOLLOW’ the much anticipated follow up album from the 2019 ‘Dead Religion’ album by the Maltese Metal Heads – ‘ALIGN THE TIDE’ After the releasing of the first single and video ‘Judgment’ from the upcoming album ‘Hollow’ – ‘Align The Tide’ unleash the second single and video – ‘Unbreakable’ via Cleopatra Records on July 28th. Band Statement: “Ho

Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners Release New Single/Video "Lately, Always" + Debut Album Coming October 7th Via Wicked Cool Records

  Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners are proud to announce the release of their debut album on October 7th via Wicked Cool Records. Their self-titled album is an energetic album that celebrates rock’n’roll and as Ginger explains it is in “the spirit of the music that we all collectively love, from childhood to the present day. Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Wilco, The Band, Creedence, The Jayhawks, Lone Justice, Jason & the Scorchers, Georgia Satellites, Status Quo, The Stones…from roots country to rock n roll and Americana.” The uplifting new single " is about a dream “Not necessarily one that will come true but enough to have something to look forward to, especially when times seem a little hopeless.” He adds, "'Lately Always' is a song about hope. About having a dream or a goal just big enough to cling onto and stay afloat on the choppy waters of life. Too much reality can bring some ugly side effects, like disappointment, resentment, or the crushing weight

Shadow Smile Release 'Dearly Departed' Single/Video

  Britain's fiercely independent Alternative Metal outfit Shadow Smile announce the release of their epic new single 'Dearly Departed'. A deeply heartfelt and emotionally charged track exploring the grief and loss of losing a close loved one. Encompassing a fusion of classic metal and modern electronica - the Sheffield (UK) outfit continue to strive forward, pushing musical boundaries with their original-yet- timeless sound. A fast rising and exciting new rock act whose sonic concoctions will equally resonate with fans of contemporary metal-core acts like Bring Me The Horizon, While She Sleeps etc and stadium metal heavyweights such as Ghost and Avenged Sevenfold. Recognised for their dark theatrical visuals, aggressive yet melodic music and anthemic vocal hook-lines, Shadow Smile are the latest hot contenders to potentially follow in the footsteps of many successful bands that have emerged from Sheffield's ever-thriving music scene. Since forming in 2019, the South Y

10 Rock/Alternative Bands To Check Out At Reading and Leeds Festival UK 26-28th August 2022

Rage Against The Machine - Photo credit: Gie Knaeps Reading and Leeds Festival offers an eclectic mix of cutting-edge and big names in every genre. The three-day festival takes place on 26-28 August 2022 , returning to Reading’s famous Richfield Avenue and Leeds’ legendary Bramham Park. With hundreds of acts set to play, Reading & Leeds 2022 is the ultimate summer festival weekend - defining and celebrating the sounds of ground-breaking modern music and a world-class comedy line-up. With its diverse line-up, as always, it will have something for everyone, but we are just going to be focusing on the heavier side of the festival, looking at some of the best rock and alternative bands you should be watching! FRIDAY: Rap-rock legends Rage Against The Machine will headline the main stage on the opening Friday, and the festival will mark the first time in over a decade that Rage Against The Machine has played the UK. The band had previously been booked for the 2020 event, which was canc


  Alternative Metal Band ‘Desenser’ have today released their huge new single ‘Passing, Fade Away’. The track is the Sheffield based 4-piece second offering from their anticipated upcoming EP 'Aurora Equitum' which is set for release worldwide on 19th August 2022. Desenser embrace a frantic energy emerged from their punk roots. They weave a unique blend of raw riffs, complex rhythms, modern melodies, and infectious grooves. In their new single we see the band takes a step away from the politically charged themes of recent single ‘Broken Crown’, turning inwardly, and exploring the dark attitudes towards death. The song and video follows the story of a character who is going through the heart-breaking process of dying. Check out the official music video for ‘Passing, Fade Away’ right here: “This journey begins with the protagonist contemplating mortality, then facing terminal illness in a hospital, experiencing hallucinations and spiritual experiences, and ultimately ends with

Bullet For My Valentine release new single, 'No More Tears To Cry'

  Bullet For My Valentine have today released brand new single, ‘No More Tears To Cry’ - check it out HERE . An official music video will soon follow. “We're super happy to announce our new single "No More Tears " is out now!! The song is a dark but colourful story about dealing with mental health struggles. Musically the track is very different from the other tracks on the album and has a lot of surprises on there, including slide guitar...” ‘No More Tears To Cry’ will feature on a deluxe version of BFMV’s current self-titled album - due for digital & CD release via Spinefarm on August 5th 2022. This extended release features 4 brand new tracks, plus “Stitches”, a song previously only available as a Japanese exclusive.  A vinyl pressing will launch on November 11th 2022.     Bullet For My Valentine’s seventh studio record sees the band at their heaviest and most visceral, and these additional tracks are no different, offering another round of signature bli

The Blackwater Fever release new single ‘The Hurt’ Taken From Upcoming Album 'Temptator' ahead of national tour with The HU

  From the musically eclectic minds of Brisbane's alt-rock trio, The Blackwater Fever comes their new single ‘The Hurt’. A raw bleeding heart, modern blues ballad adorned with lush strings and high fidelity production. This impassioned and electrifying single treats fans to another exciting preview to TBWF's 6th studio album 'Temptator', set for release this October. 'The Hurt' is out now  and is available on all digital platforms. You can also listen below: SINGLE LAUNCH SHOWS: Sat, July 30th Greaser, Brisbane Sun, July 31st Eleven Dive, Maroochydore TBWF’s are also over the moon to be opening the Mongolian folk metal giants The HU on their national tour.  Touring nationally with The HU: Tues, Aug 2nd: Melbourne, 170 Russel (Sold Out) Weds Aug 3rd: Melbourne, 170 Russel (Sold Out) Fri Aug 5th: Brisbane, Eatons Hill Hotel (Low Tickets) Sat Aug 6th: Adelaide, Bridgeway Hotel Sun Aug 7th: Sydney, Roundhouse (Low Tickets) October sees the band releasing their 6th s


  Flogging Molly, who recently announced the impending release of their first new album in five years, Anthem (9th September via Rise Records), have previewed a new track from the 11-song collection, releasing “This Road of Mine”. A nod to the band’s, and particularly singer/guitar player Dave King’s, unique history, “This Road of Mine” is, as King says, about taking your own path: “we’ve always done things the way we want to do it.” Plucked from obscurity, and the hopelessness of Dublin’s Tenement Row, King was hand-picked by Motörhead’s “Fast” Eddie Clarke in 1983 for Clarke’s new band, Fastway. King has often shared the ups and downs he experienced in the years that followed. With Fastway imploding in the wake of grunge, King was free to create his own vision, but along the way he spent days scrubbing toilets and painting houses as he performed nearly nightly at the Los Angeles club, and Flogging Molly’s namesake, Molly Malone’s. Now, 25 years later, the band’s unique concoction o

The Damned invite you to “A Night Of A Thousand Vampires” - an evening of shock, awe, and a fierce live rampage

On October 28th, 2019, The Damned took the stage at London’s prestigious Palladium Theater for a very special immersive musical and theatrical experience - performing songs of their 40-year rich catalog. A true event from showmen supreme, it was a historic night in the history of a storied band and a special evening for fans and band alike. It was also a fond farewell for drummer Pinch, his final gig with his compadres after 20 years. An official album trailer, teasing this unforgettable show, is available below! The long awaited Live-album “A Night Of A Thousand Vampires” teams the first Punk-Band with The Hammer House of Horror and the cast of The Circus of Horrors. With the band and audience in full vampire attire, David Vanian transforms from Dracula into Nosferatu, “Neat Neat Neat” morphs into “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, and fire-eaters and trapeze artists dazzle to a set that includes classics such as “Wait For the Blackout” and rare performances of appropriate covers like “People Ar

Anti-Clone Debuts Chilling Music Video Ahead Of New 'Human' EP

  UK masked metallers, Anti-Clone, have revealed a thought-provoking and disturbing new music video for their latest single, 'Human'. The explosive song is the title track from the band's forthcoming new EP, out 16th September, and is a welcome return which will cause sparks amongst the metal collective with the song's stark warning about humanity in the digital age. Watch 'Human' (official music video) below: Directed by the band and Dead Pixels Photography, the new video demonstrates the abuse of power, and how tyrants use charisma and rhetoric to captivate and ensnare a willing audience. This is counterbalanced with the actions of a lone individual standing up and saying no, albeit through truly extreme means. The visuals echo the message of the song and are played out in the most dramatised version possible, conveying the warning signs we frequently see on our screens everyday. Anti-Clone vocalist "Peter "CLΩNE" Moore said, "‘Human’ is

SOiL Play It Forward With New Nightmare Video & Covers Album

  Hard Rock Veterans SOiL Pay Respects To Their Musical Influences & Inspirations, Release Hypercharged Version Of HALSEY’s 'NIGHTMARE' Chicago’s hard-hitting rock quartet SOiL are well into their third decade of their incredible music year career. Beginning with their blockbuster major label debut album, 2001’s 'Scars', which featured two monster hit singles, 'Halo' and 'Unreal', SOiL have maintained a devout following by focusing on what they do best, writing and playing some of the most visceral and melodic rock by any modern band on the scene! Now, these veterans are giving their fans a special treat – a new studio album, entitled 'Play It Forward', consisting of some of the songs that inspired them throughout the years. They’ve already previewed two of the album’s songs, releasing their version of Neil Young’s anthem 'Rockin’ In The Free World' as well as the Foo Fighters cover 'Monkey Wrench', in honour of drummer Taylor

Progressive Sci-Fi Metal Project EPOCH OF CHIRALITY Signs With Wormholedeath

Progressive Sci-Fi Metal Project EPOCH OF CHIRALITY has signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for the reissue of the album "Nucleosynthesis", due for re-release on August 26th, 2022. Epoch of Chirality is on a voyage to strange and unexplored worlds with a bold fusion of epic 80s Sci-fi movie soundscapes, metal riffs, and exotic synthesizers! Richard How, based in the South West of England, is the experienced multi-instrumentalist, composer and self-confessed Sci-fi geek behind the project. In 2020 the Dawn of Chirality EP emerged from the darkness between the stars as the first public release for the project, teasing an exciting yet mysterious glimpse of things to come. Now with the signing of Epoch of Chirality to WormHoleDeath Records, 2022 will mark the global release of the debut album Nucleosynthesis to the human masses; a culmination of ideas quietly developed over the past twenty years and finally breaking through into our corner of the galaxy. The album succeeds


Four Chord Music Festival announces the addition of STATE CHAMPS and ALLISTER (celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the band's Drive Thru Records breakthrough 'Last Stop Suburbia') to the lineup for its eighth instalment. The independently produced festival is back and bigger/better than ever before. For the first time since its inception, the Four Chord Music Festival will be expanding to a two-day festival on September 9th and 10th and will also feature a multitude of bands, including headliners All Time Low, Bad Religion, Descendents, and Jimmy Eat World, plus additional performances from Pennywise, The Story So Far, Silverstein, Lagwagon, The Starting Line, The Maine and many more. The festival will take place at Wild Things Park, in Washington, PA, just a short 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, and is presented by Four Chord Music & Drusky Entertainment. Sponsors include: Smartpunk, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Deep Eddy Vodka, Wild Basin, Dancing Gnome Brewery and Strange

Elessar Release Huge New Single 'GOLD'

  Pop-Rock trio Elessar are set to embark upon their golden era. The Gloucestershire band today present their foot stomping new single ‘Gold’ that is set to leave listeners feeling sweet. A track full of swagger it leads us back to a life without responsibilities, towards the younger years that possessed no negativity or drama and a sense of freedom. Forming in 2016, Elessar made waves in the underground scene with their unique sound. Continuing to embrace a formidable rebrand in 2019 the charismatic trio’s sound embodies modern rock by infusing pop influenced vocals with riff heavy guitars. A sound that has been utilised heavily within their new single ‘Gold’. Check out the official lyric video for ‘Gold’ right here: “I wrote GOLD at a time when the entire world had been locked up, it’s about the good vibes only with friends who have inevitably moved on to their next stages in life, kids, marriage, houses. And how the pandemic lockdown made us realise how much we took our friends fo

The Poor premiere 'Cry Out' ahead of UK dates with Rose Tattoo & homecoming show with KISS

  Scorching Australian rock band The Poor have released their brand new single and music video, ‘Cry Out’. The powerhouse track comes ahead of UK/Euro dates with Rose Tattoo and a major homecoming show with KISS on their 'End of the Road' World Tour this August. Watch 'Cry Out' (official music video): The new single, Cry Out', follows lead track ‘Payback’s A Bitch’, both representing The Poor's first new music in 12 years, via Australian record label Reckless Records. Time has not wearied this band. Still delivering their unabashed "four-on-the-floor rock", these new songs herald a new era for The Poor, led by lead guitarist Daniels Cox’s premier songwriting collaboration with the band. Fans can look forward to The Poor’s new album coming later this year on Reckless Records, with their back catalogue available now on digital platforms. Don't miss The Poor live in the UK and Europe: 22 July - OSNABRÜCK (DE) - Hydepa

Dark Below Unleash New Track "Tense"

  Dark Below is a hard-hitting heavy rock band that brings intense energy in their music and live performances while providing rhythmic songs that people can sing along to. Formed in Columbia, MO, the band signed with Nashville based JPS Productions in 2014. The current lineup has been together since 2016 and includes Josh Campbell (Guitar/Vocals), Josh Grove (Bass/Backing Vocals), and Quin Koldan (Drums). New single “ Tense ” was produced by Jason Schrick and award-winning producer Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Fear Factory). After years of preparation, the band is ready to vault to the national scene and beyond. The song features driving riffs and thunderous percussion backing smooth vocals that offer comfort amid the chaos of existence. Explaining the genesis of “Tense” Campbell says “The song is about health anxiety/hypochondria and describes the feelings and struggles that are associated with the condition. We want people to know it’s OK not to be OK, and that

BIMM becomes BIMM University after gaining university status

BIMM Institute are delighted to announce that BIMM has been granted full university status by the Department for Education. Achieved by nearly 40 years of incredible work within the higher education sector, this change in status is a huge accolade for BIMM. The newly named BIMM University comprises a range of creative colleges that include music (BIMM Institute), performing arts (Institute for Contemporary Theatre, Performer College, Northern Ballet School) and film and TV (Screen and Film School). Originally starting life in 1983 as the world-renowned Drumtech (now BIMM Institute London), BIMM Institute has since grown to become a group of colleges covering many areas of the creative industries, including arts, film and TV. Since their inception thousands of students have graduated, each receiving unique and innovative degrees. Over this period, BIMM have refined courses, grown their colleges and expanded their disciplines each year. Receiving full university status shows a huge re

CLUTCH Announce New Album 'Sunrise On Slaughter Beach'

  Clutch shares more in common with The Grateful Dead, Rush, and the Allman Brothers than their heavy riffs and heady twists-of-phrase might suggest. Because like those bands, the supporters who adore Clutch are there for the experience, community, and authentic connection. To love Clutch is to feel a sense of ownership, membership, and belonging. Seneca Valley High School classmates Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (guitar), Dan Maines (bass), and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums) share an unshakeable musical and personal bond now three decades strong. Shaped by the same region which birthed Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Rites Of Spring, Clutch crafts hyper-literate and libertine jams informed by hardcore fury and fuzzy, athletic, stoner rock. Today, those classmates announce Sunrise On Slaughter Beach, the band’s thirteenth studio album - a slamming summary of everything that makes the band great and another giant leap forward into career longevity. The album will be released on September 16t