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TRIPTYKON & WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM exclusive sets among latest additions to FORTRESS FESTIVAL line-up

  Scarborough, UK; 31.10.23: Fortress Festival has revealed ten more bands set to perform at the event, which promises to be the biggest and loudest black metal event in the UK in June 2024. Set to take place at the iconic Scarborough Spa in North Yorkshire, the festival has unveiled its two main stage headliners - Triptykon and Wolves in the Throne Room - and one of the second stage headliners: Regarde Les Hommes Tomber. Performances from Triptykon and Regarde Les Hommes Tomber will be UK exclusive shows for 2024 whereas Wolves in the Throne Room will present a 2024 UK exclusive “Two Hunters” set - this will be the first time the iconic album will be performed live in the UK. Regarding their UK exclusive show, Tom Gabriel Warrior of Triptykon, said: "We feel absolutely delighted and truly honoured to have been invited to return to the UK to perform at Scarborough's exceptional Fortress Festival in 2024. Anybody familiar with my extended musical path knows how important the UK

Supreme Unbeing return for Halloween with nightmarish new single, ‘Scarecrow’

  SUPREME UNBEING is an elusive 5-piece metal band shrewd in mystery. Led by vocalist Zac Red, who taps into the depths of the human psyche to unfold paramount messages for the benefit of mankind, accompanied by his most terrifying thoughts The Demon, The Shadow, The Nightmare & The Legend the band is set to scare the public in time for Halloween through tricky riffs and spooky lyrics. Although the band just recently played their first show on Earth for a sold-out crowd in Stockholm, Sweden, their impact has been felt in the physical domain since the release of their two full-length albums “Enter Reality” (2020) and “Enduring Physicality” (2022) amassing a fan-base reaching all across the globe. Highlights include +10 million streams and noteworthy reviews and premieres in esteemed magazines such as Revolver, Metal Hammer, Rock Hard, Sweden Rock Magazine as well as landing Spotify editorial playlisting's for multiple singles. Despite all the success, the band has felt uncomfort


  Menacing alternative types, KING OF THE DEAD, return with a hypnotic reworking of the 80’s classic, Easy Lover, which features Joel Peters from Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. The ominous dark lords have placed their trademark sinister stamp all over the track whilst retaining the essence of the song’s undeniable draw. The single and video are out now - The mysterious alt-rockers have developed a hearty reputation for creating music that is thought-provoking, theatrical, and profoundly intriguing. Always looking to progress and break through to new worlds, KING OF THE DEAD are as enigmatic as they are progressive. The posse’s current EP, Perdition, was produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm) and saw the band meld seventies’ rock radio and engaging punk rock, with absorbing organ work, and magnificent refrains. The record acquired the backing of Powerplay Magazine, Primordial Radio, Fireworks Magazine, and ERB Magazine. The EP also birthe

BLOODSTOCK's Halloween Treats!

  Happy Halloween! Trick or treat?! BLOODSTOCK loves the spooky season and has only fiendishly good news to share! Are you ready? Get set to howl the house down when you see which nine bands are being announced today! There’s also news of everyone’s brilliant fund-raising efforts with details of just how much was raised for two worthy charities from BLOODSTOCK 2023, the ticket deposit scheme launch date, & more. Without further ado… Swedish metal legends GRAND MAGUS land a Friday slot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage. It’s already been 4 long years since the doom-infused three-piece dropped album ‘Wolf God’ with Nuclear Blast, but the band themselves have already made mention of their tenth album coming in 2024! Get excited! Last seen at BLOODSTOCK in 2019, refresh your memory of that epic set here . Metal Blade mob WHITECHAPEL serve up a hefty slab of deathcore on Saturday’s main stage. After regretfully pulling out of 2023’s event, you’ve had an extra year to anticipate just


  2000trees Festival have today revealed the first multiple band announcement for next years 2024 event, and it is as ever, going to be an exceptional weekend of music. Joining the already announced Thursday 11th July main stage headliner (and UK festival exclusive) The Gaslight Anthem, will be the stunning, Atlanta Georgia 4 piece Manchester Orchestra, who have long been a 2000trees fan favourite and a band that recently completed 3 sold out nights at Londons Union Chapel. Also announced include the recently reformed and much loved Kids In Glass Houses, the brilliant American emo rock band from Michigan, Hot Mulligan, Blackpool rockers Boston Manor and the Ontario two-piece (that make far more noise than two people can possibly make), Cleopatrick. Joining them will be one of the UK's finest The XCERTS, the phenomenal heavy sounds of US 5 piece Better Lovers, Liverpool 4 piece (and recent Arctic Monkeys support band) The Mysterines, chaotic Aussie chaps Dune Rats and LA funk danc


  Paramount+ today announced that the new docuseries GEDDY LEE ASKS: ARE BASS PLAYERS HUMAN TOO? will premiere exclusively on the service Tuesday, December 5, in the U.S. and Canada and the following day in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Produced by Banger Films and MTV Entertainment Studios, in GEDDY LEE ASKS: ARE BASS PLAYERS HUMAN TOO? famed Rush bassist Geddy Lee travels to the homes of some of music’s most renowned bass players and digs into the stories that make these musicians stand out. A follow-up to his recent book, “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass,” the new 4-part series features episodes with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Les Claypool (Primus), Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) and Rob Trujillo (Metallica). “The idea for this show was born out of interviews I did for my first book “The Big, Beautiful Book of Bass,” said Lee. “I was struck that these accomplished musicians also lived incredibly

Night Thieves Release New Video For Single 'Collide' + Announce New EP

  Hugely inviting heavy rock quartet NIGHT THIEVES are back with an immersive new EP and hooky single. The Brit rockers unleash their third EP in three years, Polarity, which lands on Friday 19th January 2024. NIGHT THIEVES have also just released a brand new single, Collide, out now. Hit up the video, here - With much revered support from Planet Rock, Fireworks Magazine, Powerplay, HRH, Total Rock, and ERB Magazine, NIGHT THIEVES are destined to break through in 2024. Hailing from the nation’s capital and initially formed as a trio comprising Jess Moyle (Vocals), Paul Andrew (Guitar), and Rick Hunter-Burns (Bass), NIGHT THIEVES soon earned glowing comparisons to everyone from Biffy Clyro, Royal Blood, Architects, and Spiritbox. Dispatching a sound that is steeped with stout riffery, intriguing phrasing, and captivating vocal lines, the band soon picked up a legion of followers after a raft of highly engaging live performances and the rele

Bellwether release new single ‘Bloodline’

  Sydney based Pop Punk band Bellwether have today shared their new single ‘Bloodline’. Featuring guest vocals from ‘Mikey Arthur’ of Sharp Tone Records concept metal band ‘The Gloom In The Corner, ‘Bloodline’ explores a darker and heavier side to Bellwether. Stream ‘Bloodline’ HERE and watch the official music video below. “‘Bloodline’ is our first attempt at writing a “heavy” song, and is inspired by the characters Zuko and Ozai from the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” TV series. The song explores the strained father-son relationship between the two fictional characters, with Mikey Arthur from The Gloom In The Corner stepping in to portray the role of Ozai.” - Heath Joukhadar (Guitarist) Mikey Arthur vocalist of ‘The Gloom In The Corner’ talks about his special guest feature on the track “It was an absolute pleasure to jump on this track for Bellwether! Their style reminds me a lot of the bands I grew up listening to with a modern and fresh polish. I’m thankful they asked me to sprinkl

2 Shadows & The Veer Union Team Up For “Marionette”

  Hotly Tipped Vancouver based metal juggernauts 2 Shadows have teamed up with The Veer Union for the release of their haunting, heavy, and melodic new single " Marionette '' on Rock Shop Records. The song features a relentless barrage of chugging guitars with a propulsive drum line, and is a lyrical rant against conformity and letting other people dictate how someone should live their life – by blindly following the rules. It’s a call-to-arms to not let outside influences pull the strings of your destiny. Glen Bridden of 2 Shadows says “Marionette’ was a really enjoyable song to write - on the surface it has a great beat and puppet metaphors. Conceptually it's a rant about how people so often feel this obligation to do all these things that seem “right” to be successful, all the while without really knowing why you are doing them. It's what it feels like to be stuck in the middle of the blind leading the blind and being manipulated. The song is a call for peop

The Survival Code Return With New Album 'Whispers of Woe'

  Anthemic guitar-drenched sonics, killer melodic hooks and soaring high voltage with an alternative twist, London rock band, The Survival Code, explore what it's like to be human and navigate the challenges and opportunities of the music industry in the digital age on their forthcoming new album. Recorded and produced with Matt Hyde (Gallows, Ash, Slipknot) in the band's studio/rehearsal room, 'Whispers of Woe' is an audio document that attests to not just the strength, resilience and growth that artists and bands need in today's music business, but also innovation and adaptability in what are extremely challenging times for musicians. Watch 'Digging Your Own Grave' (official music video): As a band The Survival Code has witnessed common music industry murkiness, from underhand band management tactics resulting in money being stolen from the group, to a former touring member concealing significant drug issu


  Newcastle (UK) melodic rock outfit 'Outcast Syndicate' announce the release of their official video single for 'Plastic Feeling'. Taken from their forthcoming twelve track debut album 'Uncoiled' - the hook-laden song tackles the theme of struggling through the motions of daily life, knowing your in a relationship with the wrong person. Check out 'Plastic Feeling' (Video production by Media Excentrique) Originally formed in 2022 - the band's current Outcast Syndicate line up features Kate Piercy (Vocals), Johnny Cordon (Guitars), Warren Speed (Bass) and Glen Campbell (Drums). Drawing upon a range of influences such as Thin Lizzy, Halestorm, UFO, Def Leopard and Pretty Reckless, Outcast Syndicate are fast becoming recognised for their anthemic vocal hook-lines and musical leanings that embrace elements of classic rock, punk, sleaze rock and AOR. The female fronted four-piece have been steadily building their reputation through passionate live perf

Cancer Bats alter ego's Bat Sabbath Announce UK Tour

  Canadian Whiskey Metal Punk Bastards, Cancer Bats show their raw admiration and love for the greatest metal band of all time, Black Sabbath, with their now infamous cover band BAT SABBATH. Armed with some of the greatest metal songs of all time, Bat Sabbath are ready again to fuel beer-soaked orgies of destruction with their triumphant return to the United Kingdom in January 2024. When asked to comment on his excitement for the upcoming tour, frontman Liam Joseph Cormier had this to say "HOLY FUCKING SHIT AM I EVER STOKED". This is a statement that rings true for us all. Be sure to catch BAT SABBATH to watch the carnage unfold. January 2024 16th Southend, Chinnerys 17th Norwich, Waterfront 18th Cambridge, Portland Arms 19th Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms 20th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 21st Merthyr Tydfil, Redhouse 23rd Exeter, Cavern 24th Southampton, Joiners 25th Bristol, Fleece 26th Oxford, Bullingdon 27th Manchester, Rebellion 28th Leeds, Key Club 30th Glasgow, King Tuts

Within Temptation release bloody video for 'Ritual'

  Dutch metallers, Within Temptation, follow the release last week of their brand-new studio album Bleed Out, with a provocative, zombie-vampire-gore-fest-splatter-horror video for their current single ‘Ritual’, just in time for Halloween. Watch it HERE . Brutal and brilliantly comedic, whilst calling to mind the work of legendary animator Ralph Bakshi and the Rotoscope school of animation, the video for ‘Ritual’ calls out the behaviour of male sexual predators in the workplace, the street, the sports-field and more. What if women behaved as agressively as the men who seek to take advantage of them, and what if they fought back to exact a terrible revenge? Singer Sharon den Adel says, “’Ritual’ is a sexual song, about seduction and a woman taking power in a male-dominated world. It was inspired by watching Tarantino’s movie ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’ and is a light-hearted moment in our album, which focuses mainly on the political and repressive issues in the world. We have always wanted

Hellfest Announce First Bands For 2024!

  Hellfest has revealed its first announcement for 2024. Check it out below! WELCOME TO INFERNOPOLIS! Hellbangers, it’s time to announce the final round of 4-day pass sales… and to give you a sneak peek of the band that will close the festival on Mainstage 1 : the FOO FIGHTERS! We are also thrilled to present the first bands that will be joining us for the 2024 edition: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – THE OFFSPRING – MEGADETH DROPKICK MURPHYS – ROYAL BLOOD – BAD OMENS ALL THEM WITCHES – BABYMETAL – BIOHAZARD – BRUCE DICKINSON – BRUJERIA – BRUTUS – DARK TRANQUILLITY – DIMMU BORGIR – ETERNAL CHAMPION – FU MANCHU – KORPIKLAANI – KVELERTAK – MADBALL – NOVA TWINS – RHAPSODY OF FIRE – SATYRICON – THE INTERRUPTERS We still have over 160 bands to announce by the end of the year (be patient, you won’t be disappointed!) Join us this Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 1:00 PM for the ‘last wave’ of 4-day passes at


  Tuesday 24 October - Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, returns for its 21st edition reborn and recharged in 2024 as DLXXI. The very first wave of artists will be announced on Tuesday 7 November. This is the last chance to buy Early Bird tickets at a cheaper price before they go off sale at midnight on Monday 6 November. DLXXI will take place over three days on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Book your tickets here: . Community is at the heart of Download Festival, so loyal fans can currently benefit from reward pricing and book tickets before the line-up is announced at a discounted rate. With multiple payment plans and options, fans also can spread ticket costs over the year interest-free. Ticket sales are 10,000 ahead of this time last year, so the event is sure to sell out and fans should not miss this offer to secure tickets now. DLXXI will be releasing its

PARADOGMATA release second video single 'Seven Curses For The Deathly Pale' from the upcoming debut album 'Endetid'

  Following their recently released and first video single The Seeds Of Greed, which mopped the floor with the perps of religious corruption, PARADOGMATA continue to reveal harsh realities about our society with their very own frantic take on thrash and death metal. And so their video single Seven Curses For The Deathly Pale is born to lash out with a blend of bloodthirsty furiosity and groovy heavy metal riffs. Starting from a calm place and leading with a soft clean intro, the song soon progresses into savage spheres while maintaining its melodic choruses, topped off with frontman's Bøkseth’s bright vocals and a passionate guitar solo. Bøkseth himself tells the tale of this outstanding and diverse track: “This was the song which marked a change in our songwriting, towards more brutal and aggressive soundscapes. To me, it's kinda resemblant to that Edge of Sanity-combo with heavy death metal riffing that's still melodic, you know?” Explore the new music video of Seven Curs