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Electron Release New Lyric Video For Single 'Hollow' Ahead Of EP Launch

  UK metalcorers, ELECTRON, are poised to release their formidable new EP, Hollow, on Friday 24th May. The popular riff slayers have also just unveiled a new lyric video for the EP’s namesake, Hollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_BstJtMgfM Formed in 2022 and hitting your senses from the pits of the underground London music scene, ELECTRON’s powerful sound has been described as a combination of riff-charged metal merged with commanding dark grungy melodies, brought together with a unique contemporary metal flavour. With a batch of influences stretching from the raw power of Black Sabbath to the varied craft of Korn, and the modern attraction of Architects, ELECTRON’s appeal is expansive, and their ability is undisputable. The compelling trio’s debut album, Defiance, arrived last year and created deep impressions throughout the metal community, picking up extensive acclaim throughout the UK and beyond. The band have been a constant presence across major national radio, magazines,

The Used Announce Deluxe B-Side Album "MEDZ"

  Rock icons The Used have announced a deluxe b-side album MEDZ, set for release on June 21 via Big Noise. Including previously released singles “ People Are Vomit ” and “ Fuck You ”, MEDZ offers eight new, never-before-heard singles from The Used from the Toxic Positivity writing sessions with John Feldmann in 2022 and 2023. MEDZ is available to pre-save now at https://theused.ffm.to/medz Vocalist robbietheused shared a quote from C.S. Lewis to give a deeper meaning to the collection of b-sides: “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say ‘My heart is broken.’” MEDZ Tracklist: 1. MEDZ 2. Fuck You 3. People Are Vomit 4. Sisyphus 5. Depression Personified 6. Terrified 7. Before I Leave 8. Take Yourself Out 9. Tell Me 10. Pain is My Therapy Alongside the announcement, The Used have released the title track of the u

SPITFIRE AUDIO LAUNCH AIR STUDIOS REVERB ON MAY 16TH 2024

  For the first time permission is granted to sample the acoustics of the historic studio space itself. Music makers can decide where to position instruments and performers in the studio used by global artists and composers including Adele, Coldplay, Joni Mitchell, Hans Zimmer, Max Richter, David Arnold, Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood, Little Simz, Dua Lipa and Muse Spitfire Audio, the world-renowned creator of high-quality sample libraries for composers and music makers proudly presents the release of their first effects plug-in, AIR Studios Reverb, in collaboration with London’s iconic AIR Studios. Marking a significant milestone, AIR Studios has extended unprecedented access to Spitfire Audio, enabling them to sample their unique acoustics for the very first time. The launch comes after two years of research and technological development. With AIR Reverb, artists can create exactly the sound they want by positioning anywhere in AIR Studios using Spitfire Audio’s “Virtual Positioning Tec

Night Thieves Release New Single 'Walkaway'

  Heavy rock quartet NIGHT THIEVES are poised to climb higher with their blistering new EP, Polarity, which is out now. The UK rockers have also just delivered another hard-hitting new single and lyric video, 'Walkaway'. 'Walkaway' is a striking and anthemic rock hit that demands many listens! The song is  inspired by Scott Phillips’s novel ‘The Ice Harvest’, with the twists and turns you’d expect from a gangster crime story. The song reflects choices made of where you head in life versus the journey you experience. Walkaway is the 3rd single from the band's EP "Polarity, which was released in January. Check out the song/lyric video below: Coming at you 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 acquired favourable comparisons to everyone from Biffy Clyro, Royal Blood, Architects, and Spiritbox. Unleashing a sound that is drenched with st

SIAMESE Announces New Album + Drop Single 'PREDATOR'

  Copenhagen’s Siamese announce new studio album 'Elements' for 9 August 2024 via Long Branch Records. Hailing from a small country with big dreams, Siamese stands out as a beacon of hope in the Danish music scene. Drawing inspiration from bands like Architects and Bad Omens, Siamese navigates the contemporary heavy music landscape with finesse. As they gear up for their upcoming album 'Elements', Siamese embarks on a journey of exploration and evolution. With tracks already gaining traction on Octane and Kerrang! Radio, 'Elements' not only showcases their heavier sound but also commemorates their 10-year journey as Siamese and having shared stages with heavyweights such as Korn, Corey Taylor, Nothing More and Beartooth it is clear that for Siamese, the journey is far from over. In conjunction with this announcement, today, the band released their new single 'Predator' alongside a brand new music video. Siamese singer Mirza Radonjica comments on the ne

Fangclub announce new EP 'All Good'

  Irish alt rockers, Fangclub, are today announcing details of their comeback EP, ‘All Good’, which is set for release on Friday 14th June 2024. It marks the band’s first collection of new music in half a decade following their critically acclaimed album 'Vulture Culture' (2019). With ‘All Good’, Fangclub vocalist Steven King returned to the core of his existence as a songwriter to create music that’s defined by instinct and pushes the band forwards in fascinating new ways. ‘All Good’ is now available to pre-order via the link HERE . Recorded in 12 days at Station Studios in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, the band worked under no deadline and no pressure for ‘All Good’, seeing through the free-flowing and unhindered process of writing the music. Recently released new singles ‘Attention’ and ‘Out Of My Head’, both of which will feature on the upcoming EP, are testament to their reconnection with music. On the announcement of their forthcoming EP, vocalist Steven King comments, “We’ve p

Skindred announce autumn 2024 UK headline tour

  Welsh ragga metal legends Skindred have announced a UK headline tour for autumn 2024. Tickets are on sale now (May 15th), apart from shows in Leicester and Oxford which will be available from 5pm on Friday 17th May. All tickets will be available to purchase via https://skindred.net/#live Regarding the tour frontman Benji Webbe says, “Myself and my Brothers in Skindred are so excited to be heading back out on the road in the UK. We have had nothing but amazing vibes since we dropped our album Smile and due to the amount of messages we have received we head back out to some of our favourite hotspots in the UK to mash it up again in the way only Skindred can. This heavy metal punk rock reggae sound system is about to rock ya all even more. You might of heard the songs but I swear our live show is some next level energy ting brov, so grab your tickets & your helicopter propels & get involved in this Dred extravaganza. To the older Dredites & the new let’s bring the magic lik

One Month To Go: Download Festival Unleashes Its 'Beyond The Bands' Offerings

  MERCHANDISE MEGASTORE, EULOGY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE, HOT DOG AND CHILLI EATING CONTEST, WELLNESS MORNINGS, SKATE RAMPS, HAMMER HORROR CINEMA TAKEOVER, TATTOO BOOTHS, TRADERS AND MUCH MORE - Download Megastore: bigger and better than ever with new and exclusive products from Lou's Hot Sauce to collaborations with Mary Wyatt, P+Co, Meyba, Grandad Skates, Liquid Death and more - The Outpost: a brand-new stage featuring live fire cooking demos, primitive skills workshops, chilli and hot dog eating contests, wellness mornings and Fright Night classic film screenings from Hammer Horror - More food and beverage offerings than ever before, including the likes of Liquid Death Hearse, Rocktail Cocktail, The Tap House, LoNo bar, Ace Of Spades Tavern, No Frickin’ Chicken, King of the Yorkie, In For A Penne and many more - Live experiences include Eulogy: an innovative immersive 360-degree audio experience from Darkfield, Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance launch and gaming stations, Liquid Death

Mercer Release Video For Single 'What Ya Waiting For?'

  Five-piece newcomers MERCER take aim with their explosive new single and video, What Ya Waiting For?, out now. Watch the video, here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCJ7vr5h1QU . Formed in 2022 in South Wales, MERCER feature the rambunctious talents of college friends Te Meo-Forde (lead vocals), Adam Tayler (lead guitar), Gabe Harris (rhythm guitar & backing vocals), Sand Mitchell (bass & backing vocals), and Kian Isaac (drums). Magnetised by the likes of Queens of The Stone Age, Royal Blood, and rock icons such as Led Zeppelin, MERCER initially burrowed away at their rehearsal space harnessing their influences and inspiration but also adding a unique slant to create a deeply engrossing sound. After amassing a hearty live set, the quartet headed for the stage and have spent the last twelve months touring throughout Wales. In doing so, they have gained much praise for their dynamic and electrifying live performances. Onwards and upwards, MERCER recently headed to the stu

SUNMANCER Unleashes Explosive Hardcore Single “Chasm Darkly” + Currently Touring With August Burns Red

  Metallic hardcore heavy hitters Sunmancer are poised to shake the foundations of the metalcore scene with their latest video single “Chasm Darkly”. Known for their relentless energy and unyielding heaviness, Sunmancer is also hitting the road with August Burns Red and Fuming Mouth in May (dates listed below) where listeners can catch the track live. The band comments on the song: “Compared to our other songs, Chasm Darkly came together relatively quickly. This song was written in a span of a few hours, and only very minor tweaks were made after the demo was recorded. Everyone in the band really enjoys the vibe of the song, and it’s the first one that Ramon, our drummer, was able to sing on. The lyrical content is purposely left open to interpretation so that the listener can glean their own meaning. We are extremely proud of this song, and feel that it represents the musical direction we are moving in as a band.” Lyrically, “Chasm Darkly” can be open to interpretation, but vocalist J

GRAVEYARD announce UK & EU co-headline tour with BARONESS

  Sweden's finest blues rockers GRAVEYARD have announced the details of their co-headline UK & EU tour with BARONESS for this winter. Support across all dates will be provided by PALLBEARER. Full Tour Dates October 31 - Copenhagen, DK - Amager Bio November 2 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys November 6 - Milan, IT - Alcatraz November 7 - Zurich, CH - X-Tra November 9 - Paris, FR - L’Olympia November 11 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof November 13 - Munich, DE - Tonhalle November 14 - Hannover, DE - Capitol November 17 - Cologne, DE - Carlswerk Victoria November 18 - Esch-sur-Alzette, LU - Rockhal November 20 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town November 21 - Bristol, UK - Marble Factory November 22 - Manchester, UK - New Century Hall November 24 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street November 25 - Belfast, IE - The Limelight November 26 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 November 28 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 17th May. GRAVEYARD will also be appearing at a number of European

GHOST ARCADIA Release Cacophonous New Single 'UNDER'

  London-based four-piece Ghost Arcadia are ready to reintroduce themselves with their first single since early 2023, with their brand new track 'UNDER', which was recently released on the 10th May 2024. Looking to go deeper than the stomping hard rock Ghost Arcadia left behind in 2023, 'UNDER' is the sound of a band setting out their stall with cacophonous intent. Recorded at Steel City Studios, the enigmatic new single began to take shape as early as 2020, with the group's demos alluding to a heavier sound than their pop-punk roots. 'UNDER' encapsulates the heavy, anthemic sound the budding outfit was gunning for, with an intro and choruses reminiscent of pre-arena tour Sleep Token and verses' that yearn for a Sam Carter feature. Coming a long way musically from their debut 'Midnight', vocalist Reuben Beau Davies' vitriolic screams are a welcome addition to a noise that will only get louder with every release. Expanding on the creative pr

CAPTAIN HAWK – GHOSTS OF THE SEA Release New Video "Get The Pistol"

  The second video from the metal opera Captain Hawk - Ghosts of the Sea has been released. Stratis Steele, Marios Karanastasis, Christos Kounelis sing with the participation of Giannis Papanikolaou. Check out the video for “Get The Pistol”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEzoWN6deTE Four years after the release of their joint collaboration “Goditha -The Rock Opera”, the duo from Athens returns with another cinematic yet full-on Epic Power Metal experience. “Captain Hawk-Ghosts of the Sea” is the new metal opera written by Elina Englezou and performed, arranged, mixed and produced by Bob Katsionis ( ex-Firewind, Warrior Path, Stray Gods, Serious Black etc) WEIGH ANCHOR , LADS !!! Featured performers: Yiannis Papanikolaou ( Captain Silas Hawk ) Stratis Steele ( Quartermaster Ian Smythe ) Marios Karanastasis ( First Mate Pete Glynn ) Christos Kounelis ( Navigator Mister Thomas Knox ) Mike Livas ( Demon Vythos ) Iliana Tsakiraki ( Siren Thelxie ) Fany Melfi ( Sea Witch Nerissa ) Th

Paralysis Unleash New Single & Video 'Negative Reinforce'

  Formed in 2014, Paralysis embarked on their musical journey by independently touring the East Coast. In 2017, the band, crisscrossed the United States and ventured into Canada to support their debut full-length album, “Life Sentence.’’ The following year saw Paralysis spreading their sonic roots internationally as they captivated audiences in: Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia, including a memorable performance at Lima metal festival. In 2019, Paralysis took their intense live show to new heights, sharing stages with acclaimed acts like Crisix and DRI. The momentum continued with the release of their second full-length album, “Mob Justice,” paving the way for a dynamic tour alongside D.R.I, covering the Southwest, West Coast, and Midwest. Building on that success, the band dropped the EP, “Above the Abyss,’’ in 2023, further solidifying their presence in the Metal scene. Now, in 2024, the band have unleashed a new single and video, 'Negative Reinforce'. Check out the video below: C

FAILSTATE release new single and video 'Lifeguard'

  Anthemic Alt-rock crew FAILSTATE continue to surge forward armed with their explosive new single and video, 'Lifeguard', out now. Watch the explosive video, below - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7g0m8bN5_c Coming at you from Newport, South Wales, FAILSTATE etched their mark on the scene in 2022 by swiftly gaining strong recognition for their emotive sound that binds massive riffs and super hooky choruses with an animated live performance. With glowing comparisons to Funeral For a Friend, Boston Manor, and Holding Absence, FAILSTATE soon caught the ear of BBC Radio 1, who supported their singles: Losing Sleep, and Another Ghost. The industrious quartet then went on to play three sold-out hometown shows and even landed a coveted spot in the top 10 of Kerrang! Radio’s “The Deal” competition. By the summer of 2023, the band were primed to release their debut EP, Sad Truth, along with the music video for the lead single, Are You Lonely? Widespread EP acclaim with media outlet

BRUCE DICKINSON ANNOUNCED AS PATRON OF THE BLAKE COTTAGE TRUST

  In the week that Bruce Dickinson starts his hugely-anticipated European tour in support of his brand new solo album The Mandrake Project with a string of UK headline shows, the Iron Maiden frontman is delighted to be announced as Patron of The Blake Cottage Trust. Having been a life-long devotee of the lauded visionary, artist and poet William Blake, Bruce has frequently referenced Blake’s hugely influential works within his own creative output, including extensively on The Mandrake Project itself. In fact the video for his recent single ‘Rain On The Graves’ references Blake in many different ways, from the mystical and arcane through to the more prosaic image of Bruce uncovering a replica of Blake’s grave at the end. The Blake Cottage Trust owns William Blake’s only surviving house, in Felpham on the Sussex Coast, where William and his wife Catherine lived between 1800 and 1803. It was in the Cottage that he wrote the words to what we now know as the hymn Jerusalem. William’s thr

MOSKITO return with new single 'Charming Boy'

  Following their crucial ‘G.R.I.M’ EP release in 2023 which saw East-Midland’s raging indie punk rockers MOSKITO howl a message of ‘Good mental health is as important as oxygen’, they today share the deluxe version which includes their brand-new single ‘Charming Boy’. Stream the full deluxe EP right HERE or watch the visualiser for ‘Charming Boy’ below. Speaking on the new single, vocalist Jake Rudd shares, “Charming boy is a track that we’ve been keeping to ourselves for a long time. It’s a grungy take on boredom in our town and a nonchalant note on the people in your hometown. It feels like the perfect track to showcase on our deluxe EP as it shows a different flavor to the original tracks on this record.” The deluxe EP, that was crafted through turbulent times but nurtured through fatherhood and brotherhood, combines the original raft of tracks plus a live session of the tracks performed at Safe Haven Studio. Speaking further on the live session, Rudd adds, “We wanted to show some