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Alkaline Trio Release New Single "Bad Time"

  Alkaline Trio serves up another helping of Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs in the form of “Bad Time,” the darkly melodic second track to be released from their 10th album, due January 26th, 2024 on Rise Records. “Bad Time” follows last month’s unveiling of the album’s frenetic title track — hailed by Consequence for its “fresh approach” and by Brooklyn Vegan as "classic Alkaline Trio… their grim yet catchy punk sounds as unmistakable as ever” — with a more subdued yet no less intense vibe. This makes perfect sense, as the lyrics find Trio guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba finding the eyes of multiple storms in the form of the same friend’s voice: “‘Bad Time' was initially inspired by a friend and crush who happened to call me while I was on tour in El Paso, Texas as an active shooter situation was happening just across from where we were staying. We could hear gunshots and sirens as the situation escalated. My friend asked if it was a bad time to talk, and I said no — I really wanted

Break Fifty unveil new single 'I Still See You'

  Exactly one week ahead of their forthcoming EP release, UK Nu-Core band ‘Break Fifty’ have unveiled a brand-new single called ‘I Still See You’. Taking on an unravelling journey, ‘I Still See You’ reveals a desperate desire to escape an unending nightmare, concealing hidden self-doubt. It's a chilling portrayal of pain, creating a poignant reflection on the depths of despair”. Stream ‘I Still See You’ here and watch the official music video below. Break Fifty vocalist, Angus explains, "Unveiling the narrative, ‘I Still See You’ lyrics depict a relentless cycle of nightmares where blossoms morph into darkness. Lingering pain and silent screams echo, offering a chilling exploration of self-doubt and hidden agony. it captivates, leaving an indelible mark on the soul with its profound exploration of torment. As the song unfurls, it bravely confronts past trauma, beckoning listeners to ‘tear away every memory of that day’ giving a feeling of trying to forget the ever present pas


  Today, COPENHELL adds LIMP BIZKIT, MR. BUNGLE, STEEL PANTHER, BODY COUNT, CHELSEA WOLFE, EIVØR, NIGHT VERSES, THE SCRATCH, TWIN TEMPLE, 802, DEATHBYROMY, HULDER and UNTIL I WAKE to the 2024 poster and brings the total amount of announced bands for next year’s festival to 56 – so far! Around the turn of the century, hip-hop, metal and alternative rock was the efficient cocktail that sent LIMP BIZKIT towards the pinnacle of fame as one of the most important bands in the wave of nu-metal that washed over the world around 25 years ago. Through time, musical innovation and a string of controversies have gone hand in hand for the band, which has retained its relevance as a rebellious and self-ironic rock band with top-class guitar playing from Wes Borland and the characteristic rap vocals from charismatic front man Fred Durst. An important page in the book of music history and pop culture will be opened when the group visits COPENHELL for the first time – and is guaranteed to kickstart one

Rock en Seine Paris’ leading festival announces first 16 acts for its 2024 edition!

  Paris’ most anticipated music festival Rock en Seine returns for summer 2024 from August 22 to 25 at Domaine national de Saint-Cloud. In this stunning setting on the edges of Paris, five stages will host an unmissable lineup across 4 days with headliners Fred again., LCD Soundsystem, Måneskin, Massive Attack, PJ Harvey, The Offspring and The Smile. As reflected in its name, the festival is forever dedicated to the genre and invites the most worthy rockers to take to the stage. The enchanting PJ Harvey, known for her strong and enigmatic performances, distinct artistic vision and a fearless approach to experimentation, and will no doubt be a wondrous headliner for the final night of Rock en Seine 2024. PJ Harvey is joined by the larger-than-life Italian rock group Måneskin, and the Irish newcomers Inhaler plus, the legendary pop punk hitmakers The Offspring armed with all their classics, the fiery duo The Kills, the electrifying The Hives, and the US alt-rock trio Blonde Redhead. Rock

SYLOSIS release live video for 'Pariahs'

  Acclaimed metal quartet SYLOSIS have released a live video 'Pariahs', from their latest album, A Sign Of Things To Come. The video was filmed at the band's recent show in London supporting labelmates MALEVOLENCE. Josh Middleton comments: “The London show was an amazing night for us. We’ve been waiting so long to play these new songs live and they’ve been going down so well- we’re performing the best we ever have! Pariahs is a live favourite for all of us.” Watch the video for 'Pariahs' live in London at: Purchase A Sign Of Things To Come on various formats and stream now at: Produced by Josh Middleton, alongside production legend, Scott Atkins, A Sign Of Things To Come has challenged SYLOSIS into brand-new territory. “This is the first time I’ve allowed myself to be produced; taking on some brutal criticism and pushing myself to deliver the best vocal performance of my career. I’m a big fan

Hellfest Reveals Full Line-up for 2024!

  Hellfest today has unveiled its full 2024 line-up for its 17th edition of the festival (see above!). 178 bands (+ 4 bands to be announced before the festival), 6 stages, and undoubtedly one of the most diverse and open line-ups in terms of “extreme music”! For more on Hellfest visit:

Fluisteraars UK debut confirmed for FORTRESS FESTIVAL 2024

  Scarborough, UK; 27.11.23: Following on from yesterday’s poster reveal and confirmation of second stage headliner Misþyrming, Fortress Festival is not stopping and has revealed another exclusive show for 2024. Dutch atmospheric black metal band Fluisteraars will also visit the Scarborough shores in June 2024. This will be a 2024 UK exclusive show for Fluisteraars and their first-ever UK show in the band’s nearly fifteen-year career. Other than Roadburn, this is currently the only 2024 live appearance planned by the Dutch act and their third-ever show in their brief concerting history. Fluisteraars said: "After Iceland, we are looking forward to playing on another island. Again, an island full of mythical history that we hope to get a taste of. We will play a set with various songs from our entire oeuvre. We'll see you there." Gary Stephenson, Fortress Festival organiser and Reaper Agency UK founder, said: "Drenched in raw atmospherics and folkloric mysticism, an

ZacTheLocust Release New Single/Video 'Hold On'

  South Wales newcomers, ZACTHELOCUST, have arrived with their anthemic new single, Hold On. The song and video are out now - Originally conceived in 2019 as a solo endeavour by guitarist Keryn Isaac, the project soon developed and expanded with old friend Robert Baulch coming on board for bass, and new friends, Archie Holland and Ashley Turner being drafted in for lead guitar and drums. The band worked hard on their live set, but soon realised that the material needed an extra dimension, so they began a full-scale hunt for a lead vocalist. After a lengthy search they uncovered Cory James, and he’s the perfect fit for the up-tempo rockers. ZACTHELOCUST share a unified goal to pen and perform catchy as hell pop-punk music that is upbeat, honest, and deeply invigorating. Reared on a diverse diet of Green Day, Metallica, The Beatles, Blink 182, Thin Lizzy, and the Offspring, the crew have distilled these influences to cleverly carve out a sin

Taking Back Sunday Announce UK Tour Dates

  Alt Rock heroes Taking Back Sunday: John Nolan (lead guitar, piano, vocals), Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), Shaun Cooper (bass) and Mark O’Connell (drums), have announced a short run of UK shows in March ‘24 to give fans a taste of their spectacular new album “152”. The band said the following about the upcoming dates: “We are very excited to head back to the UK. It’s still amazing to us that we can travel that far away from home and feel the same way we do playing a show close by. Folks over there have been so supportive and welcoming and we’re excited to debut some of the new stuff live along with the old favourites. Plus there’s Nando’s so it’s a win-win.” Catch the band live at one of the following shows: March 2024 26th Manchester, O2 Ritz 27th London, O2 Forum Kentish Town 28th Cardiff, University Great Hall Ticket on-sale information: Manchester and London: O2 pre-sales - Wednesday 29th November 2023 @ 10am GMT General on sale - Friday 1st December @ 10am GMT Ticket Link: https

Misþyrming confirmed for FORTRESS FESTIVAL 2024 as second stage headliner

  Scarborough, UK; 26.11.23: Following last month’s reveal of headline shows from Triptykon, Wolves in The Throne Room and Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Fortress Festival has confirmed Icelandic black metal act Misþyrming as the next and final headline act of the black metal festival set to take place on 1-2 June 2024 in Scarborough, UK. A UK exclusive performance for 2024, Misþyrming will headline the second stage of the black metal festival. Fortress Festival has also unveiled the event poster for which the illustration was created by Hester Aspland. Misþyrming join a stellar line-up of special bands and exclusive shows. Previously confirmed bands include Triptykon with a 2024 UK exclusive show, Wolves in the Throne Room with a 2024 UK exclusive “Two Hunters” set (the first time the iconic album will be performed live in the UK), Regarde Les Hommes Tomber with a UK exclusive shows for 2024, Blackbraid with a debut and exclusive UK show, Panopticon with a 'Roads to the North' ann

House Of Hosts Release Video For 'Oblivion'

  Welsh riff slingers, HOUSE OF HOSTS, have just delivered their mightily impressive new single and video, Oblivion, Formed in Swansea, Wales, and comprised of Daniel Griffiths (vocals), Jack Hunt (bass), Beth Goodwin (drums), James Russell (guitar) and Ross Davies (guitar), HOUSE OF HOSTS solidified their sound and line up in April 2023. The roots of the band, however, stem from friendships born many years ago. The band lift from the power and guile of Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold, from the crossover appeal of Disturbed, and from the depth of Dream Theatre, to pack together a heady blend of pummelling hooks laced with layered riffage, and complemented by sturdy bass and rock solid beats. After vigorously sharpening their set, HOUSE OF HOSTS headed to the studio to work on the track, Oblivion. Guitarist James Russell remarks about the single: “The song started life when I was living in a hotel in Rotherham a few years ago; it was the fir

Takedown Festival announce more artists for 2024

  Award nominated independent rock and metal festival, Takedown Festival has today unveiled the second wave of artists that will be appearing at the 2024 edition. Joining the previously announced headliners Creeper and Dinosaur Pile-Up will be Hastings beat-punk reprobates Kid Kapichi, Nu-gen star Cassyette, heavy metal champions Employed To Serve, UK chart topping hellions TERRORVISION as well as BVDLVD, Graphic Nature, Lake Malice, Grove Street, PENGSUI, Fort Hope, and many more. The first line up announcement saw the likes of Kid Bookie, Dreamstate, Mimi Barks, ‘A’, Snayx, Dead Pony, Stone Broken and more all announced to appear at the festival in 2024. For the first time ever, Takedown Festival will span over two days, taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of April 2024 at the Portsmouth Guildhall. Tickets for Takedown Festival 2024 are on sale now via this ticket link: . Kai and Sarah Harris of Takedown Festival Ltd said, “We are very proud to be a

BLACKGOLD Drop Video For New Single

  Following the release of their new track last week, BLACKGOLD have just dropped the video for 'Back With Another One'. Featuring an incredible dynamic performance from the band with hints of their tongue in cheek humour and some 'rockstar energy' to match, the video showcases that no matter who tries to stand in their way, this crew of misfits cannot be stopped. "Some have tried but no one can't stop us! we are raising the roof whether you like it or not" Stream the song here: 'Back With Another One' has already received incredible support including being featured in the Kerrang! Magazine Chart, selected as one of Metal Hammer's 'Tracks you need to hear this week' and editorial play listing from Spotify's largest metal playlist 'All New Metal' and the cover of 'The Pit'. The track has also had further editorial support across the board from Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, Amazon Music & mor


  Stoned Statues is releasing their highly-anticipated sophomore album Guardian, the latest instalment via Sakara Records on 23rd February 2024, via Sakara Records. The long-awaited vanguard from the Land of a Thousand Lakes, Stoned Statues are an alt-metal trio demanding justice for all and standing their ground: never more so than on their new album Guardian. Brimming with punk attitude, catchy melodies, and breathtakingly powerful vocals courtesy of Jenna Kosunen, Stoned Statues deliver their own brand of melodic metal influenced by anything from the 60s to the modern day, to their Finnish heritage adding “its own weird mix”. Guardian guides the listener through a melange of emotional conquests on a journey to meet said Guardian. Through Within Temptation meets Karnivool-infused tunes, Guardian is packed full of emotion and questions surrounding addiction, empowerment, and self-reflection, all accompanied by visionary songwriting, killer riffs, and soaring vocals. These questions

Order Of Nine Release Video For 'Whiskey and Rue'

  Progressive Power metallers Order Of Nine have recently released their new single 'Whiskey and Rue' along with an official music video.  Check out the video below: For more on Order Of Nine, visit:

NEOCRACY Release New Single/Video 'Torment'

  German metal band NEOCRACY recently released a new video for their current single 'Torment' taken from their upcoming album. Check out the video below: For more on Neocracy, visit:

GRASPOP Festival Adds 88 Bands To 2024 Line-up

  Following the announcement of our final headliner Alice Cooper this morning, we are adding 84 new names to the line-up of the 27th edition of Graspop Metal Meeting. Bruce Dickinson, Corey Taylor, Deep Purple, Electric Callboy and Megadeth as well as 130+ other bands will pull out all the stops from Thursday 20 June through Sunday 23 June 2024 at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Earlier all the headliners for GMM2024 had already been confirmed: Tool (Thursday 20 June 2024); Alice Cooper (Thursday 20 June 2024); Five Finger Death Punch (Friday 21 June 2024); Judas Priest (Friday 21 June 2024); Bring Me the Horizon (Saturday 22 June 2024); Avenged Sevenfold (Saturday 22 June 2024); Machine Head (Sunday 23 June 2024); Scorpions (Sunday 23 June 2024); No fewer than 44 acts are making their GMM debut in 2024. Check out the full list on our website . Here are the new additions to our #GMM24 bill: ​Abbath - All Them Witches - Asinhell - Babymetal - Better Lovers - Biohazard - Bla

THE HALO EFFECT release video for brand new single 'The Defiant One'

  THE HALO EFFECT’s debut album Days Of The Lost hit the charts all over Europe - #1 in Sweden, #3 in UK, #6 in Germany, Austria and Finland, and #8 in Switzerland. An extensive European tour with MACHINE HEAD and AMON AMARTH followed, as well as numerous festivals and headline shows. While fans are eagerly waiting for the follow up to their mind blowing debut album Days Of The Lost, the band offer up a video for a track that has already become a staple in their live setlist for quite some time, ´The Defiant One´. Mikael Stanne comments: "´The Defiant One´ was recorded during the Days of the Lost sessions and has been one of the songs we have played live last year. So in order to hold you over before we present you with what we have written and recorded for the next album here is ´The Defiant One´. The video was shot at Pustervik, Gothenburg during our sold out tour of Sweden and it captures us in our hometown among some of our closest friends. Enjoy!" Watch the video here: h

The Damned announce 2024 UK Tour and return of Rat Scabies

  Music pioneers The Damned announce a huge 12-date UK tour for December 2024, bringing their 80’s line-up back together with the return of Rat Scabies. David Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray will play shows across the UK next year, the first time this line-up has played together in 35 years, since 1989. The band will open in Newcastle and finish up at London’s Roundhouse, a significant venue in their long standing career. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 24 November here . AEG Presale is available on Thursday 23 November - sign up here . This tour welcomes Rat Scabies back to the stage, who has rejoined the band for tours, festivals and more in 2024. One of the original founding members, The Damned drummer Scabies puts it simply - “Be careful what you wish for.” Revisiting the music from their 80s line-up, audiences can expect songs from Machine Gun Etiquette, The Black Album and Strawberries, as well as The Damned fan favourite tracks like ‘Neat Neat N

Scorpions and Machine Head top of the bill at Graspop 2024

  Headliners for Sunday 23 June 2024. With Scorpions and Machine Head we are adding the headliners for Sunday to the line-up of #GMM24. Together with Tool, Five Finger Death Punch, Judas Priest, Bring Me the Horizon and Avenged Sevenfold they will lay siege to Dessel in June 2024. Scorpions will close out the South Stage on Sunday 23 June and that same evening Machine Head will headline the North Stage. More confirmations for Graspop Metal Meeting 2024 will follow soon! Scorpions are making their fifth GMM appearance this year. With their previous stop at GMM22 the German hard rock icons proved that 60 years of rocking out haven’t dulled their edge and they still deliver a hit-laden set including ’Rock You Like a Hurricane’, ‘The Zoo’ and ‘Wind of Change’ to name but a few. Their 19th album, ‘Rock Believer’, dropped in 2022. Last summer Machine Head returned to Dessel for the first time in over a decade to headline our South Stage on Friday. Next year Robb Flynn & Co will be back o