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  For the final time as a collective, Grammy-nominated band Sum 41 have released their new double album, Heaven :x: Hell, out now via Rise Records. Heaven :x: Hell is the most ambitious album from Sum 41 yet - Heaven is 10 tracks of snarling high energy pop punk, while Hell consists of ten heavy metal anthems spiked with fret-burning solos, thrashing riffs, and fist-pumping hooks. The band has been straddling the line of pop-punk and metal for their entire career, and Heaven :x: Hell is a testament to their innovative sound and unmatched skill, proving them as pioneers 27 years after the bands inception. Heaven :x: Hell is available to stream now at Heaven :x: Hell is aiming for nothing short of greatness, a perfect parting gift from the band to the fans that have supported them endlessly. “I love Sum 41, what we’ve achieved, endured, and stuck together through, which is why I want to call it quits,” vocalist Deryck Whibley says on the new album. “There

ENQUIRE WITHIN Release New Single/Video 'Seeds of Destruction' featuring Howard H Smith (Acid Reign)

  Imposing Brit hard-hitters ENQUIRE WITHIN continue to rise with the launch of their ferocious new EP, Elysium, out on Friday 31st May. The EP is heralded by their explosive brand new single and video, Seeds of Destruction, which features Howard H Smith (Acid Reign), and is out now - With a strong sound that overcomes your senses, ENQUIRE WITHIN were initially formed in 2016 by school friends Dan Lewin (lead guitarist) and Henry Waller (drummer) before recruiting Henry’s brother, Jacob (vocals), to create the core unit of the band. By 2019, ENQUIRE WITHIN had a clear focus and created material for their potent debut album, Bloodlines. In 2020, the band released a live version of their debut album, Bloodlines - Live at Hackney Road Studios, at the end of 2020. The formidable metallers then propelled themselves further with the release of their sophomore studio album, ReBirth, which arrived in the Autumn of 2021. Last year, the Londoners’ ne

TRAIL OF TEARS return with new single "Winds of Disdain"

  Norwegian gothic metal pioneers Trail of Tears are back after more than a decade of silence. Their triumphant return kicks off with the title track, "Winds of Disdain," from their upcoming EP of the same name, set for release on 24 May 2024 via The Circle Music. Watch the video here: Grab the single via digital platforms: The single "Winds of Disdain" is a powerful and emotional exploration of the frustrations and negativity that have gripped the world in recent years. The song channels the darkness of the pandemic and the bleak outlook of today's society, all delivered with Trail of Tears' signature dark gothic metal sound. The song features the haunting vocals of Ailyn Giménez García, formerly of symphonic metal band Sirenia. Alongside García's soaring voice, founding member Ronny Thorsen delivers his distinct growls. The rest of the band features a solid foundation

Archives release new single ‘Make No Mistake’ featuring Benji Mars of Waterlines

  Northern Irish metal outfit Archives build up to the release of their new album ‘No Bliss In Ignorance’ with the addition of their new single ‘Make No Mistake’ which is out now on all platforms. For their new single, Archives have teamed up with Waterlines vocalist Benji Mars to assemble a monolithic sound, further confirming the relentless yet anthemic nature of Archive’s upcoming album. Stream ‘Make No Mistake’ here and watch the official music video below. Talking about the new single, vocalist Adam Holland shares, “Make No Mistake lyrically deals with the idea of the general toxicity there is in todays society with personal progression/growth I.e. if you start doing well with a new business or project in your life people who should be happy for you, attempt to drag you down or simply slander you. When you’re climbing the ladder there’s always someone trying to loosen the screws.” The upcoming album ‘No Bliss In Ignorance’, will land in stores on Friday 7th June. It illustrates ho

Major Moment reveal the official music video for 'Victim'

  Following a relentless 2023 for US Pop-Metal outfit Major Moment which saw them take to the stage at the prestigious Louder Than Life Festival, receive full radio rotation of two singles ("Toxic" and "Overcome") on SiriusXM Octane, and become the only unsigned self-managed artist to chart up to #12 on the station’s ‘Big Uns’ list for several weeks, the band are back with the official music video for their new single ‘Victim’. “Victim is one of my favorite songs on the album. I got very angry after one of the phone calls with my parents, with whom we sadly don’t see eye to eye on a few sensitive and important topics. They are well educated as far as traditional education goes, but they never travelled much, never took much of a risk in their lives, they don’t go out, they rarely watch new movies, they are still relatively young, but live the same way they lived for the past 40 years, so their idea of the world is kind of dictated by propaganda on TV. As their son,

Eight more acts added to Download Festival XXI

  Liquid Death presents Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, has today announced eight more artists for this year’s festival, further bolstering a stellar 2024 line-up. The new additions include Kerry King, Creeper, Bayside, Bambie Thug, Soft Play, Lowlives, Florence Black and Kerrang! Radio competition winners Mallavora. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are available now at . Kerry King is a legendary figure in the world of heavy metal, renowned for his ferocious guitar playing and unmistakable stage presence. As the co-founder and lead guitarist of the iconic band Slayer, King has left an indelible mark on the genre, influencing countless musicians with his aggressive riffs and blistering solos. He now returns to Download in June, to celebrate the release of his first solo album, From Hell I Rise which will be released the month p

FORLORN return with their new single 'Creatress'

  UK Folk Horror outfit FORLORN explore the element of Earth with their new single ‘Creatress’, which is out now on all platforms. ‘Creatress’ heralds a new dawn for the band after they closed their ‘Sæl’ cycle on a high note in 2023. The track is a marriage of symphonic black metal, bone-rattling low guitars, neck-snapping groove, and ambient soundscapes that further blurs the lines of genre. Centred around the element of Earth and inspired by the ancient norse deity Moder, ‘Creatress’ draws parallels between humanity’s relationship with Mother Earth and women in modern society. Female empowerment has been a core theme that has developed across Forlorn’s offerings; ‘Creatress’ honours the ancient matriarch, a societal archetype often disregarded as worthless, particularly in modern day society. Speaking of ‘Creatress’, vocalist Megan Elliott comments: “This new offering marks the beginning of a new, experimental and visceral journey for Forlorn. ‘Creatress’ delivers an empowering and

Mark Knopfler's Guitar Heroes Video Reveals the Who's Who of Legendary Performers

  For fans wondering who plays which parts on the landmark single ‘Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)’? The brand new official video provides all the answers. Download the single this week to support Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America. Watch the video below: Legendary Performers Gather at British Grove Studios To Celebrate The Release Mark Knopfler, Guy Fletcher, Ronnie Wood, Joan Armatrading, Albert Lee, Pete Townshend, Joe Brown, and artist Sir Peter Blake Track Featuring….. Mark Knopfler, Ringo Starr, Keith Urban, Zak Starkey, Sting, Eric Clapton, Joan Jett, Albert Lee, Orianthi , Ronnie Wood, Waddy Wachtel, Peter Frampton, Steve Vai, Paul Carrack, Jonathan Cain, Joe Bonamassa, Duane Eddy Listen here: Over 60 of the finest performers ever assembled on one iconic track Members of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, The Who, Pink Floyd, Queen, Black Sabbath, The Shadows, Rush, Guns N’ Roses, and many more…. Mark Knopfle

Metallica, TOOL, ZZ Top, Judas Priest & Greta van Fleet to headline Tons Of Rock Festival ten-year anniversary in Oslo

  Beneath the dancing hues of the Northern Lights, Norway's stunning natural wonders come alive. Amidst the serene fjords and lush landscapes, a different kind of magic unfolds – the electrifying energy of metal music. Every year, at Norway’s biggest music festival Tons of Rock Festival, metalheads from across the globe converge to celebrate their passion. This year Tons Of Rock celebrates its 10th anniversary and is celebrating in style inviting real legends of rock and metal: Metallica, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Tool, Europe, Saxon, Greta Van Fleet, EXTREME to name just a few. The festival takes place in Oslo from 26th June till 29th June 2024 and it promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience. Festival CEO Jarle Kvåle comment: “We couldn’t be more pleased with our headliners for our ten-year anniversary Legends, icons and the new blood of rock and metal united. It will be an amazing four-day party”. He then continues: “Bringing Metallica to Norway to celebrate our 10th ye

Smile More Release New Single/Video 'Thank You For Having Me'

  Brit newcomers, SMILE MORE hurl out their savage new single and video, 'Thank You For Having Me' - Rising from the ashes of a previous incarnation, Tokyo Psycho, SMILE MORE sprung to life after the Covid pandemic. Brought about by isolation and frustration, the artful metallers burrowed themselves away during lockdowns to unearth a treasure trove of material. When the gates reopened, SMILE MORE unleashed a flurry of mesmerising live performances captivating audiences throughout the South West. Hailing from Bristol, England, SMILE MORE have devoured the raw fundamentals of groove metal fused with a particular affection for iconic heavyweights Korn, System of A Down, and Slipknot. SMILE MORE also take influence from heavy metal stewards, Avatar, and progressive maestros, Tool. With each band member bringing to the table a strong individual music background, the band now have a clear vision of what they want to create and how to skil

The Who return for second night at Royal Albert Hall with surprise guest Eddie Vedder

  Two days after they opened the annual series of iconic shows, The Who played another incendiary Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall last night. 5 star reviews of Monday’s gig gave the audience a taste of what to expect: “With strings scything stage right and timpani crashing away on the balcony, we get the full impact of band and venue combined. It’s easily the best-sounding gig this reviewer has heard in decades, and bombastic almost to the point of tectonic fracture.” The Independent “It was utterly magnificent. The sound was fantastic, filling the Royal Albert Hall with a glorious richness, doubling up the punchy drive of The Who’s earth-shaking rock with cinematic lushness.” Daily Telegraph Again, support came from very special guests, new wave rock legends, Squeeze, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The band blasted through a watertight set, packed with their biggest hits; a reminder of their timeless songwriting. “It’s a real privilege for us to open up

Avenged Sevenfold Debut Epic Video For 'Cosmic'

  Multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold (comprising M.Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Brooks Wackerman, and Johnny Christ) have debuted a trippy new music video for “Cosmic,” directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead, Run The Jewels). Following a grim reaper’s travels on a psychedelic journey, the 7½ minute song features the 78-piece San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra and is taken from their latest album ‘Life Is But A Dream…’. Watch the video HERE . Avenged Sevenfold is currently on their Life Is But A Dream… tour in the USA, with support from Poppy and Sullivan King. They will be headlining Download Festival on June 16th alongside other European festival headline slots. See the dates below and visit for more details as well as tickets and VIP packages. Avenged Sevenfold recently launched their groundbreaking Season Pass loyalty program. Fans who are already streaming their music, buying merchandise, and attending live shows can o

Empire State Bastard join The Armed for first UK show since 2019

  Detroit Hardcore collective The Armed is hitting the stage at the state of the art HERE at Outernet in London for their first UK show in five years on Wednesday 12 June. Today, it has been announced that Empire State Bastard will join the bill as very special guests, promising an electrifying night and a live highlight of 2024. Tickets are now available via . The Armed stated that the huge London show will be the "special and definitive" version of their world tour, in support of the critically acclaimed album Perfect Saviors, hailed as one of the best rock records of the year. This London headline date marks the band's first UK appearance since 2019 and promises to bring their intricate and vital vision to life in the heart of the city, with what they say will be a “one of a kind” immersive A/V production. Known for their incendiary and unstoppable performances, The Armed are set to deliver a night to remember. Empire State Bastard, born from the c

The Who deliver incredible show for Teenage Cancer Trust - Night 1 at Royal Albert Hall

  The Who returned to the Teenage Cancer Trust stage last night at the Royal Albert Hall, opening the annual series of iconic shows with an incredible orchestra, marking how they started the gigs back in 2000. Support came from very special guests, new wave rock legends, Squeeze, who are themselves celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. With a set jam packed with their classics they led the celebrations. “It’s Quarter to 8 on a Monday evening and we should all be having our tea. But instead we’re all going to get up and dance around to ‘Slap and Tickle’ ladies and gentlemen,” said Chris Difford as the band got the Hall bouncing. ‘Up The Junction’ came early, the country swing of ‘Labelled With Love’ followed, rockabilly of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ and a pared back, harmony soaked ‘Tempted’ led up to a big finish of ‘Cool For Cats.’ The Who were met by an ecstatic sold-out crowd, ready to savour every moment of this hugely special night. And they delivered. Backed for much of th

The Ghost Inside Question Their Sanity In Crushing New Single "Split"

  A constant force in the metalcore scene since 2008, The Ghost Inside recently announced their sixth album Searching For Solace which paints a complete picture of the band’s past, present and future for a sonic representation of the darkest and brightest points of their journey. Today they share their crushing new single “Split” that evokes ominous feelings of paranoia brought on by deteriorating mental health. Conveying intense emotional distress through a harsh vocal fry and aggressive instrumentation, the band explains, “ “Split” is about the times your world is falling apart and you get trapped in your own head with an imagination making you question reality, sending you spinning towards your breaking point.” Watch the lyric video below: Four years since their self-titled album was named one of Loudwire’s Best Rock and Metal Albums of 2020, Searching For Solace arrives at an optimal time in the lives of The Ghost Inside. Nine years removed from the horrific bus crash that foreve


  One of Britain's most influential bands returns to the road in November 2024, as Deep Purple bring the =1 More Time Tour to the UK. They will be shaking the walls of UK arenas, lighting up Birmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow with an explosive lineup of unforgettable hits taken from their repertoire of rock, spanning half a century. Fronted by the legendary Ian Gillan, whose vocals have defined generations and accompanied by the masterful bassist Roger Glover, the powerhouse drummer Ian Paice, the maestro on keyboards Don Airey, and the sensational guitarist Simon McBride, Deep Purple guarantees a musical journey like no other. Since joining the band in 2022, Simon McBride has already played to Deep Purple audiences totaling more than half a million people. Selling over 100 million records and laying the ground for hard rock and metal, the band continue to tour arenas the world over and release hit albums. Their last studio album, 2020’s ‘Whoosh!’ was their highest

SYLOSIS release official live video for 'Poison For The Lost' filmed in London

  Ahead of their upcoming UK and Ireland headline tour this April, modern metal heavyweights SYLOSIS have released a live video for 'Poison For The Lost', taken from their last full length album, A Sign Of Things To Come. The video was filmed during the bands set supporting labelmates Malevolence in London last year. Watch the official live video for 'Poison For The Lost' now at: Catch SYLOSIS live this April on their first headline tour of the UK and Ireland in eight years. Support from on all dates comes from Burner and Harbinger. SYLOSIS 2024 UK & Ireland Tour 03.04 - Southampton, Engine Rooms *Low Tickets* 04.04 - Bristol, The Fleece *SOLD OUT* 05.04 - Norwich, The Waterfront Studio *SOLD OUT* 06.04 - Dublin, Whelan's *SOLD OUT* 07.04 - Belfast, Limelight 2 09.04 - Edinburgh, La Belle Angele 10.04 - Glasgow, Cathouse *Low Tickets* 11.04 - Leeds, The Key Club *SOLD OUT* 12.04 - Colchester, Arts Centre *SOLD OUT* 1