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  If you aren't yet aware of the mighty force that is SCRUFFY BEAR, well let us take you to the depths of North Yorkshire, where their earth-shattering sound and 'fuzz rock' style spreads a message of creativity and self expression. Scruffy Bear are loud and raw whilst still embracing a depth of eclectic influences. Having released their debut EP 'Face The Rain' back in 2022, the band decided to take one final track from the E.P and showcase it for the true masterpiece it is with an extended live version. This version of Solace includes additions to the arrangement including Cello and Flute. Watch the official video for ‘Solace (Live)’ below:   "We filmed and recorded this live in Pealie’s Barn in North Yorkshire. 'Solace' is about only ever feeling at home when you're with that specific person. You can be going through an absolute whirlwind of a time mentally, physically, spiritually but that person always makes you smile a little inside and h


  BLOODYWOOD, the Indian metal band that has taken the world by storm with their unique blend of heavy music and traditional Indian folk music, is pleased to announce their upcoming RAKSHAK USA Tour. The tour, which will feature support from VENDED and WARGASM, will kick off on May 2nd in Seattle, WA and make its way across the US ending with an appearance at the Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus Ohio May 25 “We are thrilled to be back playing for our fans in the United States,” says Jayant Bhadula vocalist of BLOODYWOOD. “This tour is going to be a celebration of heavy metal, Indian culture, and the power of music to bring people together.” The RAKSHAK USA Tour will feature songs from their 2022 critically acclaimed debut RAKSHAK album. Direct support VENDED, the Des Moines-based hard rock band featuring vocalist Griffin Taylor and drummer Simon Crahan, has been making waves with a powerful debut release and is featured on the tour. WARGASM, the London-based duo featuring Milkie Way a

2000TREES FESTIVAL announces more bands

  Today, Tuesday 28th February, the brilliant 2000trees Festival can announce a whole more bands, acts and artists for their 2023 event. This announcement comes at the end of the now annual 7 Days Of Trees week, with a new band being announced every day for 7 days on a different platform each day. Heading up this announcement are the stunning US emo rock band American Football who are taking time away from supporting The 1975 to play our wonderful festival. Also announced are Californian rock band Eagles Of Death Metal, Sacremento punk band Destroy Boys, the wonderful Belgians Brutus, Detroit 'high voltage' rock band par excellence Electric Six and one of the very best British bands around at the moment, with a string of incredible new singles recently released, Brighton band Black Honey. We also have, fresh from supporting the mighty Gojira, one of the UKs best heavy bands Employed To Serve, Welsh alternative band The Joy Formidable, Dutch rockers De Staat (whose 'Witch Do

Dr Savage Releases Award-winning Video "That's What I'm Gonna Do"

  Born in the back alleys of Manchester, where the streets flood with groove and rock, Dr Savage came to life as the brain child of Singer songwriter Jeremy Lindemann. Hailing from Geneva Switzerland, he graduated with honors from British and Irish Modern Music Institute University in Brighton and spearheaded previous UK touring ensembles such as Emperor Phunk and Blunt Force. He then gathered some of the best Buccaneers of funk to raise hell once more with his solo project. The vision and mission of Dr Savage is to bring back to life the ethos of the 90's funk, Rock'n'roll and Grunge scene, in one very personal recipe, delivering a wild show filled with a colourful devotion to make you shake and dance, then ask for more. Their first single released "That's What I'm gonna Do" embodies the spirit of freedom and adventure displayed in purpose of the band, and so doing, they will embark you on their quest to surpass your own limits and sing their hymns with a


  Hailing from the island of Malta, old-school thrashers Mur.Doc 104 have announced the March release of their long-awaited debut EP titled “The Undying''. The band also revealed a new single and lyric video for the title track, which are now available for streaming. Catchy, aggressive & with the clear intent to deliver a statement, the EP contains four of the earliest tracks from the band. As for their approach, the band said “We do not expect to reinvent the genre. We "worship" the tried and tested formula defined by bands like Exodus, Hirax & Overkill in the 80s, but we want to deliver our own best interpretation of it through simple yet dynamic song structures, relentless rhythm sections and punishing solos, acting as a backbone to focus the attention on Luke’s vocal capabilities.” Check out the lyric video for the title track "The Undying" below: “The Undying” track listing: 1) The Undying 2) Mur.Doc 104 3) Ignorant Masses 4) Thrashing the Bo


  L.S. Dunes: guitarist Frank Iero, guitarist Travis Stever, vocalist Anthony Green, bassist Tim Payne, and drummer Tucker Rule have announced two special Southern California club dates this spring: 8th April at Pappy + Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA and 9th April at 1720 Club in downtown Los Angeles. The celebrated hardcore punk band has also shared a brand-new video for "Past Lives," the title track of their acclaimed debut album, Past Lives , released late last year via Fantasy. The blistering live video features footage captured during L.S. Dunes’ triumphant sold-out North American tour in November/December of 2022. Check out the video below: "We couldn’t be more excited to announce our upcoming California shows,” Iero stated. “We’ve wanted to play at Pappy + Harriet’s since we started L.S. Dunes and we’re thrilled to finally make it a reality. Can’t wait to see all our lost souls out there." L.S. Dunes recently completed their first-ever run of European shows

FLASH FORWARD Cover Eurovision Megahit 'Daylight In Your Eyes'

  FLASH FORWARD are back today with their unique spin on a Eurovision classic, the 2002 NO ANGELS hit " Daylight In Your Eyes '! FLASH FORWARD have had a packed 2022, with performances at major festivals such as the Hurricane Festival, Southside Festival and Highfield Festival, the release of their sixth studio album "Endings = Beginnings", collaborations with MAELFØY and AS DECEMBER FALLS, capping it all of with a SOLD OUT album release show in their native Germany. Check out the video below: The forward-thinking modern breakup track is taken from their upcoming new album "Endings = Beginnings" out everywhere NOW! Also featuring the singles " Bloodshot Eyes ", " Young Blood" (feat. Between You & Me) ", " Over You ", " Drowning Underwater (feat. Breathe Atlantis) " and " No Use ", the band comments: "We put a lot of love into everything - this will be a new chapter FLASH FORWARD. We're re


  British Guitar Sensation SOPHIE LLOYD has dropped new single “Fall Of Man Ft. Matthew K Heafy”. The second single from her forthcoming debut album, the guitar extraordinaire teams up with TRIVIUM frontman Matthew K Heafy for an epic metal journey. “Working with Matthew K. Heafy has been a dream come true!” says SOPHIE. “Trivium have been one of my favourite bands since I was a kid, I used to dye my own Trivium t-shirts and wear them everyday.” “Sophie Lloyd is an immensely talented force of a musician and songwriter.” declares Matt. “I recall first seeing Sophie’s guitar playing online and being truly blown away - so having been a fan of Sophie’s for several years, I was honored when asked to guest on an upcoming track. When I learned that Trivium had been a long-time favorite band of Sophie’s - I was humbled and appreciative.” Matt actually started work on his parts of the song live on Twitch, giving viewers including Sophie an insight into his writing process. “"My co-writ

A Killer's Confession Release Cover of Sepultura's 1996 Classic "Roots Bloody Roots"

  A Killer's Confession, the band led by vocalist Waylon Reavis, released Sepultura's classic hit “Roots Bloody Roots". The original song was part of Sepultura's "Roots" album released 27 years ago this month. The video is directed by Alex Hatrix and music is performed and arranged by Dusty Boles and Hayden Helms. On why they covered "Roots Bloody Roots", Waylon Reavis comments: Releasing this song is an Honor. In my humble opinion I feel this is the best tribute I can give to Sepultura and Max Cavalera as a thank you for everything they have given me as a listener throughout the years. Sepultura is one of the reasons I wanted to become a singer/songwriter. I wanted to do them justice by adding a flavor with a new sound but staying true to what the song is. This is and will forever be one of my top 10 songs in my playlist. I hope everyone enjoys my rendition. Check out the video: The band also announced they will be heading back to Inkcarcera


  Following the unfortunate news that ska-punkers RUSSKAJA have called it a day, and will therefore no longer be performing at BLOODSTOCK this summer, BLOODSTOCK is pleased to tell you who will be stepping into their slot... This enigmatic and experimental band formed in 2005 but it was eleven years before their debut 'Audio Noir' saw light of day through Deathwish Inc and exploded them into post-metal's most respected echelons. Despite nods to Neurosis and Converge, this distinctive, atmospheric five-piece remain hard to pigeonhole, and continue to display their bone-crushing heaviness on latest album ' Migration ', which also features a guest spot from Cult Of Luna's Johannes Persson on the single ' Menhir '. This Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday will be filled by none other than the mighty BOSSK ! BOSSK said, "It's been a fair few years since we last played at Bloodstock. When we played the first time we were a little apprehensive about


  Hundred Reasons are announcing their first album together in 15 years. Glorious Sunset is due for release on 24th Feb 2023 via SO Recordings. The lead single and title track ‘Glorious Sunset’ is available to stream now. Hear new single ‘Glorious Sunset’ on streaming services here . Pre-order the album Glorious Sunset on CD and white 12" vinyl, as well as T-shirts and signed lenticular prints here . The path to the first Hundred Reasons album in a decade and a half may well have taken many detours for the Aldershot quartet as lives, roles and responsibilities diverged but ultimately their route back to one another came as something of a natural process. The creative urge seemingly never left the band - Colin Doran (vocals), Larry Hibbitt (guitar, vocals), Andy Gilmour (bass), Andy Bews (drums) – and their first sessions back together became less about re-capturing the magic of their previous four studio albums, or addressing unfinished business, and more satisfying a growing u

De’Lour Release Brand New Single ‘No One’ With Official Music Video

  South Wales based band De’Lour are today proud to share their staggering new single ‘No One’. With no restrictions to their sound the band have blended a monumental offering of emotive yet heavy alternative rock with their new single. Born during the global pandemic through the urge of needing to showcase their creativity De’Lour are ready to embark on a journey of single releases throughout 2023. Entering with a sinister riff ‘No One’ escapes into a thunderous mix of soaring vocals, dark tones and sweeps from the most delicate paths to moments of utter devastation. Watch the official music video for ‘No One’ right here: "No One was one of the first songs we wrote together as a band in a room and not remotely. We got together at the first opportunity we could when lockdown was lifted in 2020. When we wrote No One, we wanted to express our thoughts on society's lack of self reflection. We all worry about what everyone else thinks of us, but when you boil it down, no one i

SKYWALKER Release Hallucinogenic New Video "House of Gloom" + Announce Tour with ATTILA

  Progressive-metal legends SKYWALKER are back with their mind-bending new single, " House of Gloom ". Check out the video for the song below. Hailing from the very heart of Europe, Prague, SKYWALKER formed back in 2011 quickly rose to the very top of Czechoslovak's post-hardcore scene. After several early releases ('Babylon', 2012; 'Liberty Island', 2014), SKYWALKER released their defining EP 'Sugar House' in 2017 (produced by Seb Barlow, Neck Deep); firmly establishing their sound as a fresh combination of emotional post-hardcore, crushing metal breakdowns, and catchy melodies paired with heartfelt lyricism. Joining forces with Avocado Bookings, touring incessantly ever since with names like Beartooth, Crystal Lake, Normandie, For The Fallen Dreams, or Our Hollow, Our Home. With two huge hits ' Ignis ' & ' Justify Me ' under their belt in 2019, the boys entered 2020 in style with their fresh metal hit ' Away ', follo


  Florida-based rock revivalists Umbilicus have begun their first rehearsals for their recently announced shows on February 23, 24, 25 in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa, respectively. The quartet, made up of death metal musicians Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse, Heaven’s Gate) on drums, Taylor Nordberg (Deicide, Inhuman Condition) on guitar, Vernon Blake (Anarchus) on bass, and Brian Stephenson (FORE) on vocals, will be sharing the stage with rock band King Buffalo for 3 dates in Florida on their current tour. Umbilicus released their debut album in September of 2021 on Listenable Insanity Records, which is available at Tickets for the shows can be purchased below: February 23 - Will’s Pub - Orlando, FL February 24 - Gramp’s - Miami, FL Fe

BLOODSTOCK reveal Lorna Shore Full Set YouTube Premiere & Release Plush Toy

  While you’re waiting patiently for this year’s BLOODSTOCK to roll around, HQ are putting together a few tasty treats to help pass the time. Have you explored BLOODSTOCK’s official YouTube channel yet? Chock-full of exclusive footage from previous year’s events, it’s about to get even better, with a brand new premiere on the way from none other than LORNA SHORE, with their whole set from 2022 hitting the channel from 7pm GMT on February 24th in all its ferocious glory. You’ll be able to watch it in full here . Click here for a quick 30-second sneak peek of what's in store. With 2022 marking their very first performance on BLOODSTOCK’s hallowed stage, LORNA SHORE said, “We dreamed about playing Bloodstock for years and years. The reality was beyond the dream. We thank the entire Bloodstock team and the fans for a life changing experience." BLOODSTOCK want to know which are your favourites from the channel! Send in your video playlists and perhaps the festival will highlight

IKONIK Releases Debut Single ‘Wall of Stone’

  Brand new artist IKONIK is the brainchild of Katrine Wachmann from Copenhagen. Inspired by the early 2010’s she brings forward a technical and fresh take on the metal genre. Having some of the best vocal cords and chops the Nordic metal industry has to offer, IKONIK is a name that is set to flourish in the coming years. She presents her debut single ‘Wall of Stone’. Check out the video for the song below: “‘Wall of Stone’ is a song about commitment issues and being stuck in a relationship that is going nowhere, though knowing that vulnerability might be the only way to make a relationship work. Whatever the listeners get from this song I’m just truly humble, amazed and excited that IKONIK is off on its wings and ready to fly out into the world”. The debut single ‘Wall of Stone’, produced by Frederik Møller (SUMR, Defecto), is now available on all streaming services through Prime Collective. STREAM ‘WALL OF STONE’ NOW SOCIALS FACEBOOK INSTAG


  Emerging UK rock crew, YAKI DAH, are braced for ascension and are armed with their captivating new single and video, 'Do Me Wrong', which is out now. Watch the gripping video, here - Drawing from the grooves and vigor of Led Zeppelin, Wolf Mother, and Pink Floyd, through to the modern guile and potency of Bring Me The Horizon and Holding Absence, South Wales alt-rockers YAKI DAH have wasted no time in creating a deeply alluring sound that unites hard-hitting edgy blues laced with a snapping punk rock bite. Coming at you from Swansea, and born at the start of 2022, YAKI DAH are comprised of Christian Sayers (Vocals), Jack Williams (Guitar), Jack Lee (Bass and Backing Vocals), and Francesco De Muro (Drums and Backing Vocals). Although YAKI DAH have only been in existence for just under a year, the industrious quartet have already made a prominent name for themselves throughout Wales by delivering a string of memorable and intense live performanc


  Boston legends CAVE IN announce the Until Your Heart Stops (Deluxe Edition) reissues! The classic genre-defining album is now remastered with the originally intended track sequence, and features previously unreleased bonus material including demos and re-envisioned artwork with a lenticular print! Until Your Heart Stops (Deluxe Edition) is out physically March 31, 2023 on 4xLP/2xLP/3CD/2CD/CS. Pre-Order via HERE . Listen to the remastered Until Your Heart Stops (Deluxe Edition) on all streaming services HERE . Watch a full Until Your Heart Stops (Deluxe Edition) unboxing video with Stephen Brodsky & Adam McGrath on Relapse’s YouTube channel HERE . DELUXE UNTIL YOUR HEART STOPS 4XLP Strictly limited to 340 deluxe package includes the 4xLP with each LP on a unique half 'n half with splatter colourway, plus a specially designed 12" x 12" lenticular print of the iconic cover art - both exclusive to this package. The one-time pressing deluxe 4xLP Boxset fea