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  The Cult have announced The 8424 Tour, commemorating 40 years as a band, with shows spanning the UK and Europe. The 40th anniversary trek sees The Cult perform songs spanning their 11-album discography. Billy Duffy shares: “Following up from the great energy of Death Cult 8323 shows, I’m looking forward to bringing that sense of celebration of the band’s music, and the communion with our fans, to Cult 8424. CFFC. Let the ceremony commence!” The Cult hold a significant place in musical history due to their pioneering use of post-punk, hard rock, and experimentalism, pushing boundaries and influencing countless bands across multiple genres. With their musical prowess, uncompromising attitude and captivating stage presence, they forged a distinct identity while charting new territory for bands to explore. From Billy Duffy’s formative, and influential, years in the Manchester underground, to Ian Astbury’s groundbreaking Gathering of the Tribes, the duo has left an indelible mark on mode

Countless Goodbyes Release New Single 'Hollow'

  Fresh off the success of their latest release 'ROOM WITHOUT WALLS', COUNTLESS GOODBYES is now ready with the brand new single 'HOLLOW.' This new track showcases their signature blend of modern metal and metalcore, delivering a powerful sound accompanied by an awe-inspiring music video shot amidst the stunning landscapes of Northern Norway. "Hollow delves into the theme of longing and emptiness. It encapsulates the feeling of yearning for something just out of reach, where the path forward seems unclear. The song resonates with a sense of being lost, which is reflected in its powerful lyrics as well as the music video." Vocalist - Onni Kivikaarre. Created in collaboration with a stellar team including award-winning producer Henrik Udd (known for his work with Bring Me The Horizon, Architects), Joakim Karlsson of Bad Omens (US), Kat Marsh, and Choir Noir, 'HOLLOW' promises to captivate audiences with its dynamic energy and emotional depth. COUNTLESS

ROCKHARZ: How to still get to the sold-out festival featuring BRUCE DICKINSON, JUDAS PRIEST, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL, and many more!

  It’s by far one of the most impressive line-ups of 2024: For this year's 31st edition, ROCKHARZ festival at Ballenstedt airfield in Germany has announced over 50 bands and a billing that impresses not only by featuring big names but also with its diversity. Headliners include JUDAS PRIEST, DIMMU BORGIR, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL and Iron Maiden frontman BRUCE DICKINSON. Loyal ROCKHARZ fans can also look forward to experiencing bands such as KANONENFIEBER, THE HALO EFFECT, NESTOR, THE NIGHT ETERNAL, D'ARTAGNAN and NANOWAR OF STEEL as well as many other well-known acts live during FOUR days of festival goodness! Desperation has been great for the many metalheads who could not secure their tickets in time, since the festival announced that it was sold out – this year in record time. There is, however, a shimmer of hope now! In addition to info on which bands rocks which day, ROCKHARZ has now also published pre-sale details for a limited contingent of single day tickets (available excl

Within Temptation reveal video shot in Ukraine for 'A Fool's Parade'

  Filmed in Ukraine under the direction of renowned Ukrainian filmmaker Indy Hait, the music video for 'A Fool's Parade' showcases frontwoman Sharon den Adel alongside guest vocalist Alex Yarmak. The first new single after the band’s eighth studio album Bleed Out (released in October 2023), ‘A Fool’s Parade’ was released on April 5, 2024, and serves as an anthem against the deceptive manoeuvres of Russia. Through their music, Within Temptation continue to shed light on the cruel invasion by Russia in Ukraine and portray the harsh reality Ukrainians are facing. The band have announced that all royalties from ‘A Fool’s Parade’ will be donated to Music Saves UA, for the duration of the war. This decision underscores Within Temptation's unwavering support for Ukraine, and their ongoing involvement with initiatives like the Ukraine Aid OPS foundation. Bleed Out 2024 Tour The huge arena tour of Europe in autumn 2024 starts in September with two shows in The Netherlands (wh


  𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗦 𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧𝗘𝗗 (𝗕𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 - 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲) Formed in 1998, the Stéphanois have become pillars of extreme metal over the years with 8 albums and tours around the world. Inspired by morbid themes and the twists and turns of the human soul, their clever mix of brutality with a clearly assumed unhealthy side, is a reflection of the experiences that their singer had in his profession as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital. After their opus "Obscene Repressed" released in the middle of a pandemic, the four fierce BENIGHTED come to take their revenge and promise real torture to your neck during this warm-up ! 𝗧𝗘𝗡𝟱𝟲. (𝗗𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗲 - 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲) New gem from the French-speaking scene, the guys from TEN56. made a very notable appearance under the Altar during the 2023 edition. Led by the charismatic Aaron Matts (ex-Betraying the Martyrs) and supported by his 4 brothers in arms, the TEN56. are climbing the ranks as quickly as their views so

‘Stand Together Against Cancer: The Concert For Matt Long’ Series Announced for May & June 2024

  Catfish lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Long was diagnosed with bowel cancer a year ago, and recent scans revealed that the cancer had spread to his liver and stomach lining. Matt’s mum Fiona Long has also set up a GoFundMe page aiming to raise £100,000 for private treatment in the US for his cancer treatment. A description on the Crowdfunder reads: ‘Matt has been battling bowel cancer for just under a year and despite surgery and chemo, his latest scan shows that the cancer has spread into his liver and stomach lining. His cancer team have said although there is the option of trying a different type of chemo, they don’t hold out much hope that it will cure him and is likely to at best extend his life a little. There is an option to have a sample of the tumour sequenced which will give us the maximum amount of information on its make up, which will then show the cancer team exactly what drugs to use to damage it - to either slow it down, or there is just a small chance that they may

THE HU Share "Triangle" Video + Join Iron Maiden As Direct Support Across North America

  Mongolian rock sensation THE HU are honored to announce they will join heavy metal icons IRON MAIDEN as direct support on the band’s upcoming North American leg of their “The Future Past World Tour 2024” this fall. The tour will start on Friday, October 4 in San Diego, CA and stretch across both coasts before ending Sunday, November 17 in San Antonio, TX. Tickets are on sale now HERE . See full dates listed below. THE HU recently shared a live video for the track “Triangle” from their 2022 sophomore album RUMBLE OF THUNDER (via Better Noise Music) featuring performance footage take from their co-headlining U.S. tour with labelmates Asking Alexandria last summer. Watch it on YouTube HERE or streaming below. “Iron Maiden are the masters of rock music and one of our biggest inspirations,” shares lead Morin Khuur and throat singer ENKUSH. “The way that they create and perform their music is majestic. I still remember the first time I heard their ‘Trooper’ song and felt the deep energy

PAINFUL present final album single 'Reign of Terror'

  PAINFUL introduce a third and final single from the dark abysses of humanity before the imminent release of their concept album Nefarious Monarchy. As we are used to from the black/death metallers, the record, which will be released in the 20th year of the band's own history (more precisely: on May 25, 2024), provides a closed narrative framework. The four take on the role of observers without the filter of religious or political ideology, and this time present us with the gruesome events in between the lines of the French Revolution chapters in our history books. The new single Reign of Terror is dedicated to La Terreur, the period from fall 1793 to spring 1794, during which the Jacobins around Robespierre were able to torture and execute up to 40,000 people by decree of the Convention. In the song, PAINFUL deal with a revolutionary phase in which bloody cruelty clashed so blindly and destructively with the zeitgeist of the Enlightenment that to this day we meet fundamental chan

Wishing Wolf unveil new single ‘A True Classic (Never Goes Out Of Style)’

  East Midlands five-piece Wishing Wolf, inspired by mid-2000s bands such as The Used, My Chemical Romance & Taking Back Sunday, are promising a ‘devious approach’ to songwriting with their new single. Ushering us on a journey in nostalgia, echoed in urgent romantic narratives mixed with robust riffs and anthemic choruses. Watch the video for ‘A True Classic (Never Goes Out Of Style)’ below: Having recently started incorporating elements of orchestral sounds, blended with Jazz & Blues fusions, to their 50’s inspired Rock ‘n’ Roll vision, this is a straight-up metal track. Wishing Wolf are here to shake up the alt-emo metal establishment with a ferocity unique to their own contemporary identity. FFO: The Used, My Chemical Romance, Lydia, Madina Lake, Polyphia, Fall Out Boy For more on Wishing Wolf: Facebook I Twitter I Instagram I TikTok I Spotify I Bandcamp I YouTube

The Burning Feathers Set To Release debut EP ‘A way in’

  ‘A way in’ is the debut EP by London’s hottest new rock band The Burning Feathers. Showing off the band’s strong and broad range of old school alt rock material, the EP will feature the band’s previously released singles, including the popular rockers ‘Start of an end’ and ‘Surface of the Moon’. The EP will also feature a new track ‘A way in’ - a song about hope and searching for something better. ‘A way in’ is the band’s most melodic song so far and is a departure from their previous heavier material, taking the listener on a journey - with vibes of Bon Iver, Pink Floyd and even Glassjaw! The band have already played a number of packed out shows around London and have a lot more songs under their belt, which they’ll be releasing throughout the upcoming year, as well as a handful of shows around the UK. But for now ‘A way in’ is the perfect entry point to understand what The Burning Feathers are all about. The band will be promoting the release with a special free acoustic show at Th

BLEED FROM WITHIN release video for 'Killing Time'

  Bleed From Within have had an extraordinary couple of years. In April they'll be hitting the road for a month-long USA and Canada tour with The Ghost Inside, Paleface and Great American Ghost, and are also looking ahead to a string of summer festival appearances including their Hellfest debut, Download Festival and Graspop, plus a couple of German shows with Shadow Of Intent, The Acacia Strain and Fuming Mouth. Not to mention that they'll be capping off this year in the finest way by playing as special guests to Slipknot across the UK and Europe, for Slipknot's 'Here Comes The Pain' tour celebrating the Iowan's 25th anniversary. Today, Bleed From Within have released an immense, high-energy video for their track 'Killing Time' made up of some touring highlights from the past few months. 'Killing Time' has become a set-list favourite throughout their recent runs, the track coming from their latest studio album Shrine. Watch the video for 'Ki

The Ghost Inside Announce "Searching For Solace European Tour"

  The Ghost Inside has announced a European Tour in support of their forthcoming album ‘Searching For Solace.’ The three-week tour is scheduled to begin on October 18th in Paris and will include dates in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria and more. Please see below for the full list of dates. 18-Oct-2024 - Paris, Le Bataclan (FR) 19-Oct-2024 - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (DE) 20-Oct-2024 - Brussels, AB (BE) 22-Oct-2024 - Hannover, Capitol (DE) 23-Oct-2024 - Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36 (DE) 25-Oct-2024 - Berlin, Huxley´s Neue Welt (DE) 26-Oct-2024 - Cologne, Palladium (DE) 27-Oct-2024 - Tilburg, 013 (NL) 29-Oct-2024 - Leipzig, Felsenkeller (DE) 30-Oct-2024 - Wien, Gasometer (AT) 1-Nov-2024 - Milan, Live Club (IT) 2-Nov-2024 - Munich, Muffathalle (DE) 3-Nov-2024 - Zurich, Volkshaus (CH) 5-Nov-2024 - Barcelona, Razzmatazz (ES) 6-Nov-2024 - Madrid, La Riviera (ES) The artist presale will start on Wednesday, April 10th, at 10 am local time, followed by the general sale on Friday, April 1

ROOM11 Announces release of their debut EP, 'We All Fall Down'

  Innovative South London power duo ROOM11 have announced the release of their debut EP, 'We All Fall Down', set for the 3rd of May 2024. In celebration, the band are holding a launch party at Signature Brew, Haggerston, on the 29th of April. As heard on BBC Introducing and Planet Rock Radio, ROOM11 promises an evening of live music featuring the distinctive sound that has quickly made the duo ones to look out for and go see live. Since their emergence, ROOM11 has captured the attention of both audiences and critics with their unique sound. Combining old-school rock influences with modern sonics, high energy, and with a touch of electronic synths, the duo delivers music that features piercing vocals, robust guitars, and catchy melodies. ROOM11’s debut EP consists of five tracks that highlight the talents of Chrisy Finn (vocals) and Robbie Pinnetto (guitar), Recorded in Pershore, near Birmingham, with producer Dave Draper (Nickelback, Terrorvision, The WildHearts) has led to ROO

Stranger Things Actor Jamie Campbell Bower Reveals New Band, BloodMagic & Releases First Single

  Stranger Things actor Jamie Campbell Bower, best known for playing Vecna in the hit show, has revealed his new post-hardcore band, BloodMagic, and unleashed the first single, ‘Death / Rebirth’. The actor/musician previously fronted Counterfeit, a punk rock band that dissolved in 2020. Check out the official music video for  ‘Death / Rebirth’ below: You can listen to/stream the single here: For more on BloodMagic visit:

KITTIE release video for new single 'We Are Shadows'

  Glass-ceiling-shattering original Queens of Metal, KITTIE are thrilled to announce the release of 'We Are Shadows', a powerful follow-up to their explosive comeback single ' Eyes Wide Open ' released in February via new label home, Sumerian Records. The new track continues the band's triumphant return offering a further look into their musical evolution after a 13-year hiatus. Stream 'We Are Shadows' here . Watch 'We Are Shadows' here . 'We Are Shadows' speaks to the fading certainty in a world shrouded by looming challenges and increasing division. Both a reflection and a reckoning—a compelling narrative crafted with the band's signature intensity and a profound lyrical depth. "'We Are Shadows' is about the uncertainty of a future that we can no longer control. We have come to a critical place in life and in our world, and much like an eclipse over taking the sun, we are losing the light," KITTIE frontwoman and guit

Within Temptation release new single 'A Fool's Parade'

  Within Temptation proudly present their newest single ‘A Fool's Parade’, featuring Ukrainian producer and vocalist Alex Yarmak. All royalties from the new single will be donated to Music Saves UA for the duration of the war. ‘A Fool's Parade’ showcases the band's commitment to raising awareness of Ukraine's ongoing battle against Russia's invasion. The song itself serves as a condemnation of Russia's deceitful actions and sheds light on the harsh realities faced by Ukraine. Within Temptation remains steadfast in their support for Ukraine, with involvement in initiatives such as the Ukraine Aid OPS foundation, advocating for more much-needed solidarity. Recorded amidst the streets of Kyiv with renowned Ukrainian video director Indy Hait, the music video for ‘A Fool's Parade’ captures frontwoman Sharon den Adel at important Ukrainian landmarks. The music video will be out next week. Listen to ‘A Fool’s Parade’ (feat. Alex Yarmak) across all music services


  Following their massive UK/EU tour with Nothing More, Denmark’s favourite metalcore outfit SIAMESE, release their new single ‘Through My Head’. “‘Through My Head‘ is done with our good friend Anthony from Resolve who is doing an incredible job”, comments singer Mirza Radonjica. “The song is about that state of mind you enter once everything has been said and done. That bittersweet moment of regret. It’s a more classic rock song compared to our recent releases, and it feels good to go back to basics for a little while!” With over 55 million streams worldwide and top placements on some of the biggest influential Spotify playlists including Kickass Metal, New Core and All New Metal, Siamese are quickly becoming one of Denmark's most popular new musical exports. Coupled with ever growing support from media and fans alike, Siamese have no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Catch Siamese in the UK at RADAR FESTIVAL 28th July. Ticket available here:

VetoCode Release Debut Single 'Morphine'

  VetoCode formed in 2023 out of a desperate hunger to make great music, they are a 3-piece grunge/rock band with their roots loosely plunged in punk tinged soil. The band comprises original members Jude Herbert, their very multi talented singer, songwriter and lead guitar interweaving hard hitting riffs and melodies into a cacophony of anthemic ear worms. Alex Ponisi holds it down on the bass and vocals, bringing a technical level of lower frequencies so tight and flavoursome that combined with the foundation of the band on drums, Jeremy Hamill. They have built a home fit to house their energetic creativity. Jeremy has the control, precision and timing to unleash a thunderous contagious passion that ignites and amplifies audiences. Alex and Jude having previously worked together joined forces with Jeremy who had the skill set to lock in tightly to form VetoCode. Band influences such as Foo Fighters, Green Day and Nirvana were to be among the band disciplines that inspired the lads to,