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  Relentless Northern metallers KILONOVA are braced to drop their stunning new EP, Moment of Clarity, out on Friday 5th May. The record is proceeded by their killer new single and video, Bleed by Example - check out the video below:   KILONOVA exploded out of the North-East of England in 2018, and immediately made an instant impact. Within six months of their live debut, the newcomers wooed audiences at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, and then, in 2019, continued to set loose their much-revered debut EP, Omnicide, which attracted substantial acclaim from Kerrang! as well as many others. The rampant quartet toured throughout the UK in support of the EP, and soon established themselves as a growing force aided by a budding reputation for lighting riffs and engrossing live performances. KILONOVA continued their climb with the release of their stand-alone single, Immortal, and then, in the midst of the pandemic, the band retreated to rehearse and create their next record, Moment Of Clarity.

Pleiades Return With Brand New Single 'Siberian'

  Manchester based Post Hardcore outfit Pleiades are today proud to share their brand new single ‘Siberian’. Encouraging themselves to be seen as an anomaly of the alternative world, Pleiades have spent the time since their formation cultivating an artistic, heavy sound that leaves them unbound by categorisation. Inspired by stories of empathy and human nature, they aim to be the sculptors of a bold new sonic landscape. 'Siberian', produced by Joe Clayton (Pijn, Leeched) reflects the story of Alexander I, a Russian emperor in the 1800s alleged to have faked his own death to live a life of isolation and solitude. “...after a lot of reading during 2020 I came across the story of Alexander I of Russia and a rumor that he faked his own death to live as a hermit. It served as a vehicle for my narrative of giving up everything in search of solitude and that no amount of wealth was enough. Whether it was because of the pressure of titles or the guilt of living in such privilege while

Iron Maiden's Trooper Beer Celebrates 10th Birthday With Brand New 'Trooper X'

  Trooper Beer, the hugely successful and award-winning beer produced in collaboration between British music icons Iron Maiden and Stockport-based Robinsons Brewery, celebrates its 10th birthday this year on Tuesday 9th May, 2023. To celebrate the milestone, and the achievement of over 35 million pints sold worldwide, a brand new 10% ABV Trooper X Imperial Stout has been created by Bruce Dickinson and the Robinsons team. Each 660ml bottle of Trooper X comes in a presentation box and will be available to order online from and Drinks Aisle from 9th May. The new brew has again been created by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce, alongside Robinsons’ Head Brewer Martyn Weeks. Martyn Weeks says: “Trooper X is packed full of roasted malt flavours which perfectly balance the complex and delicious aromas. This is the ultimate super smooth sharing beer which, if you can resist drinking straight away, will mature in the bottle and get even better with age." In further celebrations, th

Skipping Stone Release Video For 'Monster II'

  Hard Rock/Metal act Skipping Stone have just released their new single and video for 'Monster II'.  "Monster II" is the follow up to the first single "Monster" from the "Monsters of Men" ep released Feb 2022. Check it out below: Website:   Facebook:   Tik Tok:   Instagram:   Spotify:   Youtube:   / skippingstone  Apple Music:

DISTANT drops single and video for “Heritage (Live from Rotterdam featuring Will Ramos)”

  After releasing their Century Media Records debut album “Heritage” in February the Dutch/Slovak down-tempo/deathcore juggernaut DISTANT has a new treat: “Heritage (Live from Rotterdam feat. Will Ramos)”. The band recorded and filmed their sold out release show at the legendary Baroeg in Rotterdam. Get a glimpse of the carnage that was captured by DER PAKT: DISTANT comments: “Nothing feels better than a start of an album cycle with a sold out release show. We had a great time with all of our amazing fans and playing ‘Heritage’ for the first time live was out of this world! We wanted to capture and share this moment with the rest of the world to see with this video.” After touring the US with Bodysnatcher, Angelmaker, and Paleface the band will embark on their European headlining tour shortly: DISTANT Extortionist, Dagger Threat, Abbie Falls 05.05.23 (DE) Hannover - Chez Heinz 06.05.23 (DE) Dresden - Club Puschkin 07.05.23 (DE) Hamburg - Logo 09.05.23 (DK) Copenhagen -

Motorhead announce unreleased concert Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2007 to be released

  Motörhead loved playing live and never ever judged their audiences. Everyone was encouraged, all were welcome. And that included people who like jazz! So when the Montreux Festival called requesting them, it made perfect sense in its own, unique way. ‘Tis worth noting, too, that the Festival has always been about stepping beyond the boundaries of that ‘J’ word, and embracing unique artists of all genres, styles and sensibilities, the only true consistent requirement being that they represent the best and most adventurous of their ilks. It is why, in the ‘artists played’ list, alongside a Dexter Gordon you’ll find a Deep Purple or a ZZ Top, and it’s why the Festival continues to attract a diverse roster of artists to its stage annually. The recordings of seminal performances such as these, were all given UNESCO heritage status in 2013, such is their value to the arts. Recorded during the band’s ‘Kiss Of Death’ tour at the legendary Auditorium Stravinski on 7th July during the 2007 e


  'Hellbound Heart' is the hard hitting new single from Sheffield (UK) metal outfit Shadow Smile. Exploring the subject of 'Lust' - this potently hook-fuelled track is the second instalment from band's eagerly anticipated 'Seven Deadly Sins' themed debut album 'Signed In Blood'. Want to know more about the 'Legend Of The Shadow Smile Cult'? There are many stories surrounding Shadow Smile. Some say they're a Heavy Metal band just like all the rest and others say there is something more sinister at work. Shadow Smile first began releasing music in late 2019. These unholy sounds combine huge riffs reminiscent of metal titans such as Avenged Sevenfold and Ghost with the contemporary stylings of modern bands like Bring Me the Horizon and While She Sleeps. Since their emergence, Shadow Smile have been seducing impressionable metal fans into their cult. Each of their shows is lined with a sea of Shadow Smile t-shirts and their music videos are f

REVAIRA Release Single/Video "Omnigate"

  Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, REVAIRA has been delivering their unique brand of modern metalcore since their formation in 2016. With a sound that blends heavy, crushing riffs with ambient and atmospheric elements, the band has quickly made a name for themselves in the national music scene. Their debut album "In Between" released in collaboration with Redfield Records received positive feedback and helped the band gain attention. Building on that success, the band has continued to evolve and experiment with their sound, as evidenced by their latest EP "Journey" mixed and mastered by the internationally known sound engineer Lance Prenc. The EP showcases a more melodic side of the band and continues to push their boundaries. REVAIRA is made up of long-time friends who have been playing together for years. With a strong passion for creating meaningful music, the band is constantly pushing themselves to new heights and is not one to miss live. With upcoming projects i


  Newcastle Upon Tyne Alternative Post-Hardcore band ‘headcage’ have shared their brand new single ‘false gold’. It’s a single that encapsulates the way a lot of people feel in the current societal climate towards those with wealth and status. With ‘false gold’ headcage share a personal take of the sheer disparity that exists between the different classes living in the North East of the UK. “With this track I’m trying to lay down the premise of always wanting more from life, as in wealth, status or fame but ultimately realising the people and culture that those things predominantly exist in are not the world I come from or identify with in any way, shape or form. To put it simply, it's something I’ve always wanted for so long, and is also something I hate”. - Vocalist, Leyum Pattinson. Check out the official music video below: To coincide with the release of ‘false gold’ headcage have announced their biggest headline show to date in their hometown Newcastle on the 6th May 2023. S

The Damned release new single & video 'You're Gonna Realise' from new album Darkadelic

  “You’re Gonna Realise” is the last single prior to the release of “DARKADELIC” on April 28th… the day the world will see the dark in a whole new light. Its sound is trademark Damned… a little punk, a little goth, but this time with a lot of other goodies mixed in. The mood is darkly psychedelic with nods to their influences and history. Sonically and lyrically, though, it blasts away at any notion of nostalgia. David Vanian’s lyrics vow “You’re Gonna Realise the past is just the past.” Captain Sensible brings infectious charm and modern guitar crunch. New drummer Will Taylor adds a new kinda kick. Paul Taylor on bass neat neat neatly propels things along. Monty Oxymoron wraps it all up with madman keyboard runs and flourishes. Watch the Video of “You’re Gonna Realise” HERE Director Martin Gooch raises the ante for his final video in the filmic DARKADELIC trilogy. On-stage the band shows off the fine form seen on their recent European and UK tours, while outside the Damned new worl

Better Lovers (Featuring members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die and Fit For An Autopsy) announce intimate UK Shows

  As if launching this incredible new band with feverish excitement last week with their debut single for SharpTone Records “30 Under 30”, Better Lovers (featuring members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die and Fit For An Autopsy) wasn’t enough - the band have announced a run of very intimate UK shows. Catch their explosive live performance at one of the following venues: October 4th Brighton, Chalk 5th London, New Cross Inn 6th London, The Dome 7th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Tickets are on sale Wednesday April 26th. Be quick! Better Lovers, a newly formed band featuring Greg Puciato, Jordan Buckley, Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, Stephen Micciche, and Will Putney, have released their debut single: “30 Under 13” ( ) via SharpTone Records. The blistering, four-minute track, and accompanying Eric Richter directed video (link), serve as the perfect introduction to Better Lovers, a band whose music is as uncompromising,

Tribe Of Ghosts Release New Single Sunburner (Deny The Rot)

  Tribe Of Ghosts are today proud to share their brand new single Sunburner (Deny The Rot). The track is a journey of ambient synths and pop hooks that descends into an unrelenting sonic assault, with a guest appearance from vocalist Ben Mason, known for his devastating vocals in Bound in Fear and Pintglass. The lyrics of Sunburner (Deny The Rot) were originally written in 2018 by guitarist Adam Sedgwick about his experiences before and after being diagnosed with ‘Generalised Anxiety Disorder’. A powerfully personal disclosure, the lyrics outline the daily denial of mental illness, ending with the acceptance of the disorder and the beginning of therapy and healing. “When my mental health began severely declining before my diagnosis, I always associated the Sun as some kind of aggressor or enemy as it would cause emotional and physical discomfort whenever I saw it... This discomfort would bring on these intense feelings of anxiety and intense physical pain that I would daily attempt to

Blackstorm Premiere 'Heavy Energy' Video Ahead Of Pitchshifter Sold Out Show

  Stoner/Doom Rock group BlackStorm have premiered a new lyric video for their latest track 'Heavy Energy' ahead of a special guest slot to Pitchshifter's sold-out Bristol show this July. Watch 'Heavy Energy' (lyric video): Hailing from Brighton UK, Blackstorm's line-up features members of Earthtone9, The Blueprint, Twin Zero, Fall of Efrafa, GNOD and King Beef. Latest single 'Heavy Energy' serves as an ethereal appetiser ahead of Blackstorm's special guest slot to Pitchshifter's sold out Bristol show, at The Exchange, on the 7th of July. Vocalist Karl Middleton (Earthtone9) says, "It’s an honour to share the stage with the Clayden brothers once again. Our friendship runs deep, over 25 years. This show is going to be wild. The Exchange is a killer 300 capacity venue, and it’s gonna be a hot, sweaty, high energy show." The epic follow up to 2022's comeback single 'Iron Harvest', 'Heavy Energ

Iron Maiden Announce More Shows As Part Of The Future Past Tour

  Following the recent announcement of IRON MAIDEN’s headline performance at Power Trip Festival in Coachella on October 6th, alongside Guns’n’Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica and Tool, the band will also be bringing their highly anticipated THE FUTURE PAST TOUR to Western Canada with three arena shows as follows: 28th September – Calgary AB, Scotiabank Saddledome 30th September – Edmonton AB, Rogers Place 2nd October – Vancouver BC, Rogers Arena Exclusive presales begin with the Iron Maiden Fan Club pre-sale on Tuesday 25th April. General on-sale commences on Friday 28th April, with tickets available from With little over a month to go until the start of the European and UK leg of THE FUTURE PAST TOUR, and with most of the shows already completely sold out, any fans without tickets are advised to keep an eye on local outlets and online for the late release for sale of production and other holds in the 48 hours prior to the concert, including on the day. H

Low Ticket alert for Slam Dunk Festival North & Slam Dunk Festival South is SOLD OUT

  Slam Dunk Festival 2023 celebrates the south site at Hatfield Park selling-out, with only a limited number of tickets available for the north edition, taking place at Leeds Temple Newsam. Remaining tickets can be purchased at . Slam Dunk Festival is guaranteed to once again be one of the biggest weekends in the alternative calendar as headliners the mighty Enter Shikari will return to the festival for mind-blowing sets as Californian punk icons The Offspring make their Slam Dunk debut. Stage headliners feature an abundance of alternative talent in Yellowcard, Creeper, Malevolence, The Hunna and The Maine. This years festival will kick off with an earlier start time - festival gates will open at 9am with the main arena opening at 11am each day. The Dickies Stage will host the highly-anticipated headline performance from The Offspring. This packed stage (compered by punk afficionado and Life In The Stocks Podcast host, Matt Stocks) is your one-stop-shop for all

LIES WE SOLD Release New Song/Video 'LOST & FOUND'

  After opening for bands such as Any Given Day, Bleed From Within, Dragged Under, or even Betraying The Martyrs and soon Ten56, Lies We Sold continues their journey. They are influenced by numerous bands of metalcore as well as prog metal and try to mix them as nice as they can. Lies We Sold should be appreciated by the clean chorus lovers as well as the fan of technical riffing. Right after the release of our last single "Ethereal Dreams", Lies We Sold strikes again. Today April 21st, the band released their new single "Lost & found" (produced by Nicolas Exposito from LANDMVRKS) and which will be available on all streaming platforms. Check out the video for 'Lost & Found' below: Mix / Master : Nicolas Exposito ( Landmvrks ) Video clip by Anthony Lossmann .


  Rock icons The Used have shared their newest single “Numb” taken from their highly anticipated upcoming album Toxic Positivity, out May 19 via Hassle Records/Big Noise. The track tackles the all-too-familiar sensation of feeling too much and nothing at all simultaneously. The reoccurring line – “does anybody else feel numb?” delivered in Bert McCracken’s passionate voice – is as much a reminder as it is a question, searching for reassurance that we aren’t alone in this feeling. Fans can stream “Numb” now at When asked, McCracken draws a parallel between the band’s 2020 song “To Feel Something” and ‘Numb’.: “I just wanna feel something. Anything is better than this. I just wanna feel something. No different from anyone else. Wanna waste my time but not like this at all. I just wanna feel something. No different from anyone else.” “Cause I feel numb. Does anybody else feel numb?” “Numb” is the first single from The Used’s new album Toxic Positivity. Over

ENTER SHIKARI Highly-anticipated new album 'A Kiss for the Whole World' is out today + new video released

  ENTER SHIKARI have today released their highly-anticipated new album A Kiss for the Whole World. Buy / stream A Kiss for the Whole World HERE. Enter Shikari have a way with opening statements and as their new album begins with the words “Be embraced, billions” ( ‘A Kiss for the Whole World x’ ), we immediately learn plenty about the band's ambition for this album to touch people. Its trio of whirlwind single releases to date have reignited dormant sparks ( '(pls) set me on fire' ), confronted how we measure self-worth ( 'It Hurts' ) and eyed the trappings of cyclical mistakes ( ‘Bloodshot’ ). Journeying through the new album, we are met with calls to revel in the power of spontaneity, (‘Leap Into The Lightning’), encouraged to explore (‘Jailbreak’), and - most poignantly - asked to consider the changing nature of identity (‘giant pacific octopus’). For Enter Shikari, rejuvenation, resilience and resurrection have been on the agenda as they've been introducing

Skindred drop brand new track 'If I Could'

  Having just blown Takedown Festival’s main-stage audience away with their headline set earlier this month, Skindred have today released a brand-new song taken from their forthcoming new album, Smile. ‘If I Could’ showcases another side of that album, with its singalong chorus delivering stadium rock vibes. Frontman Benji recalls that the track was inspired by lockdown and how much he hated 2020 and the effect it had on the world. “On the other hand, 2023 is a different story,” he says. “We’ve released new music and we’re still to drop another few monsters from our album ‘Smile’. We’ve got the KISS tour coming, and we’ve also got our headline tour supporting the new album. So 2023, to me, looks like a very exciting time to be in Skindred. I’m very optimistic about the future!” ‘If I Could’ follows the recent singles ‘Gimme That Boom’ and ‘Set Fazers’ ; dancefloor bangers which blast out Skindred’s trademark ragga-metal to maximum effect. Listen to 'If I Could' https://earac