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BLOODSTOCK confirms official bin jousting (& some more bands)

  There are just 43 days to go until BLOODSTOCK!! Actually, make that 42 days, if you’ve snapped up an early arrival add-on ticket for an extra day’s camping! Did you ever think there’d be an announcement about bins? No, us neither. Knights of heavy metal, prepare your steeds… There’s also celebratory news about the latest group of winners from the Metal 2 The Masses finals, bagging themselves a coveted spot on the Hopical Storm New Blood stage, plus info on how to click & collect your fave merch items so the person in front on site doesn’t get the last one you wanted, travel help, fancy dress themes, and more. Read on, fellow headbanger. Perhaps you have heard of the infamous, illicit bin jousting , usually late night in the Midgard campsite? BLOODSTOCK frowned hard, wagged a finger, brought in more security, warned about safety, took bins away, and even tried chaining bins up, but to no avail. Bin jousting continued. The Midgarders were relentless and proud; it’s become a trad

DRENCHED release new single and video ' (in)sane'

  Brit hard-hitting newcomers, DRENCHED, are set to make their mark with the release of their hugely striking debut EP, Grey, out Friday 23rd August. The EP is backed by their powerful new single, (in)sane, which is out now . Watch the video, here - With a sound that tips its hat to Grunge, Nu metal, and edgy contemporary rock, DRENCHED dispatch deeply captivating immersive slabs of progressive alt rock that range from emotive and intimate ballads to full-throttle savage barnstormers. Citing influences such as Deftones, Loathe, Tool, and Sevendust, DRENCHED have a wealth of versatility and strong musicianship at their disposal, and are ready to stake their claim as one of the new breed of bands to break out to the vanguard of the music scene. Coming at you from Newcastle, England, DRENCHED were formed in 2020. The band, however, only really solidified when bassist, Mak Wilson, joined t


  Grammy-nominated band Sum 41 have announced additional dates to the Tour Of The Setting Sum in the UK and Europe. The shows, which see them start in Europe on 21st October before hitting the UK from 26th October for six shows including OVO Wembley Arena. Support for the UK shows comes from The Bronx and Neck Deep will join for the final EU leg, which ends in Paris, France to an already sold-out crowd of 35,000 fans. Full dates are listed below and shows go on general sale on 28th June at 10am HERE "We are really excited to announce shows in the UK and Europe later this year." Says Deryck Whibley. "This forms another leg of our last-ever shows and our fans overseas have been incredible to us over the years, so we can't wait to put on the best show of our lives and go out on a high” Sum 41 recently released 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 energ

Within Temptation release brand new live video 'Faster' + live album/DVD out today

  Fans of Within Temptation can now relive the adrenaline-pumping excitement of their iconic Worlds Collide Tour from the comfort of their homes. Recorded live at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on November 30, 2022, this release captures one of the most unforgettable performances in the band’s history. During the Worlds Collide Tour, Within Temptation played two sold-out shows in their home country at the Ziggo Dome, marking their first-ever headlining performances at this venue. A total of 30,000 fans were in attendance and now, everyone has the chance to immerse themselves in this exciting event. The release is available on vinyl, CD, Blu-Ray/DVD, and in a special 64-page hardcover artbook. The Worlds Collide Tour was a landmark moment in Within Temptation’s career, co-headlining with Evanescence and overcoming numerous challenges due to COVID-19 postponements. As soon as the world reopened in 2022, the tour finally took place after it being postponed for four times - spanning 17 cit


  Ska-punk legends Less Than Jake have released their newest single "Broken Words" - out now via Pure Noise Records - marking the band's first original music in years. This track explores the theme of miscommunication and the frustration of messages getting lost in translation. A culmination of their best work yet, “Broken Words” delivers the ska, the pop-punk, and the horn lines that feel like a Less Than Jake party. Check out the single HERE or below: “Hey guys! 2024 brings us some new LTJ songs, and this is a fun one!” shares Roger Lima. “‘Broken Words’ has the ska, the pop-punk, and the horn lines that feel like a party and I can’t wait to belt this one out on stage!” He continues: “It happens to me, too. I’ll try to say something, (maybe I didn’t choose the best words, but I tried), they get misinterpreted and I end up unintentionally communicating something I didn’t mean at all. Know that feeling? Yeah, words are totally broken sometimes.” The “Broken Words” art

Mangata Festivals Phenomenal Growth: 2024 Edition Nearly Sold Out!

  In line with this expansion, Mangata Festival is excited to announce its partnership with two beloved local breweries. Liquid Light has crafted a special hazy pale ale named Serious Moonlight, and Blue Monkey Brewery will debut their Cinder Toffee Stout at the event. These collaborations emphasize the festival’s commitment to celebrating local culture and community spirit. Kris Graham-Martin, the festival’s organizer, shares, “Mangata Festival has always aimed to support and highlight our local underground scene. We are ecstatic about our partnerships with these fantastic local breweries. Our goal is for Mangata Festival to be a true celebration of our community, and we look forward to involving even more Nottingham-based businesses in the future.” Liquid Light Brewery adds, “When the opportunity arose to create Serious Moonlight for Mangata Festival, we couldn't have been more excited. Beer and music are at the heart of what we do at Liquid Light Brew Co, making this collaborati

DREAM STATE Announce UK and EU headline tour for 2024

  Fresh off the back of playing last weekends Download Festival, Welsh four-piece DREAM STATE have announced a UK and European headline tour for Autumn 2024. The band will be supported by Australian band RedHook. on all dates, and will also be playing this years wonderful 2000trees Festival in July. Speaking about the tour the band said "We're so excited to announce that we'll be back on tour later this October and November across UK and Europe, headlining Europe for the first time ever! Join us for some of our biggest shows ever, we can't wait to see you all" You can see DREAM STATE at the following dates: 26th October - Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff 27th October - Hairy Dog, Derby 29th October - Key Club, Leeds 30th October - The Garage, London 31st October - The 1865, Southampton 2nd November 2024 - Core Festival, Stuttgart 3rd November 2024 - AB Club, Brussels 4th November 2024 - Tsunami Club, Cologne 5th November 2024 - Dynamo, Eindhoven 6th November 2024 - De Hell


  This weekend’s Liquid Death Presents Download Festival XXI welcomed over 75,000 attendees to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. DLXXI celebrated its 21st anniversary with incredible sets from first time headliners Queens Of The Stone Age and Fall Out Boy, as well as Download favourites Avenged Sevenfold closing out the weekend with a bang. The atmosphere was electric as Download’s loyal community reunited once again to enjoy DLXXI’s mammoth line-up of bands. Queens Of The Stone Age delivered an epic set of hits on Friday, Chicago’s finest pop punk export Fall Out Boy delighted the crowd with a greatest hits set spanning their entire back catalogue, and Avenged Sevenfold closed out a sun-drenched Sunday with an incendiary set. With an unbelievable line-up over the weekend, featuring the likes of Limp Bizkit, Sum 41, The Offspring, Corey Taylor, Busted, Wheatus, BABYMETAL, Funeral For A Friend, Tom Morello, Kerry King, a mind-blowing secret set from Parkway Drive, a surprise per

The Rattlebacks Release New Single & Video 'Over The Edge'

  High flying Brit rock ‘n’ rollers, THE RATTLEBACKS, have now revealed their explosive new single and video, 'Over The Edge': Hailing from Brighton, England and formed in 2021, THE RATTLEBACKS are a true force of nature. Armed with a colossal rhythm section comprised of Seth Markes (drums) and Jack ‘The Hell’ Hollamby, as well as potent riff slingers Coxy (Rhythm Guitar) and Max (lead guitar), and vocalist Josh Clarke, who has the power and range to deliver on every level, THE RATTLEBACKS have the conviction, ingenuity, and talent to take hard rock music to the next generation. With an impressive encyclopedia of influences, the diligent five-piece nod to grunge and hard rock but with a fresh and modern take. THE RATTLEBACKS are not a band recycling old ideas and worn-out messages; this band are the real deal and are destined to walk their own unique path. Last year, the fiery quintet unleashed their debut EP, Kink, which instantly planted the band on the map. Critical acclai

Download Festival sells out for second year in a row

  Liquid Death presents Download Festival is thrilled to announce that DLXXI has officially sold out, recording another astonishing year. The festival will reunite its incredible community of fans for a jam-packed five-day event (June 12-16). Campsites open this Wednesday (June 12), offering attendees the opportunity to indulge in new and exciting entertainment in the increasingly popular District X. DLXXI will be headlined by Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold. The line-up will also see Limp Bizkit, Royal Blood, The Offspring, Tom Morello, Enter Shikari, Sum 41, Corey Taylor, Machine Head, Pantera, BABYMETAL, Fear Factory, While She Sleeps, Funeral For A Friend, Billy Talent, Black Stone Cherry, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and The Struts. Of Mice & Men, Busted, Wheatus, Electric Callboy, Bowling For Soup, The Used, Mr Bungle, Dying Fetus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Those Damn Crows, Holding Absence, Silverstein, Charlotte Sands, Thy Art Is Murder,

BLEED FROM WITHIN release video for 'Hands Of Sin'

  A brand-new BLEED FROM WITHIN anthem is out today, 'Hands Of Sin'. Two years on from the release of their last album, the critically lauded Shrine. This monumental new single arrives just in time for the band's intense summer of European festival shows, and teases what is next during their Winter across European arenas as special guest support to Slipknot. Watch the video for 'Hands Of Sin' now at: Stream 'Hands Of Sin' on all platforms now at: Ali Richardson comments: “Hands Of Sin marks a new chapter for Bleed From Within. We’ve worked incredibly hard on this material and pushed ourselves as songwriters. The result is one of the best songs we’ve ever written and we’re incredibly proud to share it with the world. Can not wait to play this on the festivals stages this Summer. Play it loud!” 2024 FESTIVAL RUN 12.06 - CZ - Rock For People Festival 15.06 - UK - Down

SOULFLY announce Superstition Euro/UK tour 2024

  Legendary metal tribe SOULFLY have announced another tour across Europe and the UK. The Summer run called 'Superstition Tour 2024' kicks off in late July. Tickets are available here: 27.07. FR VITRY SUR SEINE - LE KILOWATT 28.07. NL BERGEN OP ZOOM - GEBOUW T 29.07. DE HAMBURG - KNUST 30.07. DK COPENHAGEN - PUMPEHUSET 31.07. DE BERLIN - COLUMBIA THEATRE 01.08. PL WARSAW - PROGRESJA 02.08. CZ OSTRAVA - CLUB GARAGE 03.08. DE JENA - F-HAUS 05.08. DE ASCHAFFENBURG - COLOS-SAAL 06.08. NL OSS - GROENE ENGEL 07.08. NL SITTARD - VOLT 08.08. BE LIEGE - REFLEKTOR 11.08. SK ZVOLEN - CULTURE HOUSE 12.08. DE MUNICH - BACKSTAGE 13.08. CH AARAU - KIFF 14.08. IT PINARELLA DI CERVIA - ROCK PLANET 15.08. CH MARTIGNY - SUNSET BAR 21.08. ES BILBAO - SANTANA 27 22.08. PT CAMINHA - VILAR DE MOUROS FESTIVAL 24.08. ES MADRID - MON 25.08. ES GRANADA - EL TREN 27.08. ES BARCELONA - SALAMANDRA 28.08. FR B

THE OFFSPRING Announce new album 'SUPERCHARGED' + New single out now

  One of the most successful and much loved punk rock bands of all time, California legends THE OFFSPRING, today announce a brilliant, brand new album 'SUPERCHARGED '. A follow up to the massive 2021 Top 4 album 'Let The Bad Times Roll', the new record will be released on the 11th October through Concord Records, and the album pre-order begins today (Friday 7th June). The band have also today released a huge new single 'Make It All Right' which is out and streaming everywhere now. Pre-Order SUPERCHARGED HERE Listen to 'Make It All Right' HERE 'Make It All Right' is classic The Offspring, with huge punk rock riffs, massive production and a mountain sized chorus. Lyrically though, it talks about how it feels to have your “partner in crime” by your side, the person who makes you feel like you can do anything and give you confidence things will work out: “And you make it all right, And it’s gonna be fine, We’re like partners in crime, And you make

The HU release new album 'THE HU LIVE AT GLASTONBURY'

  Today Global Mongolian rock phenomenon THE HU bring forth their riveting live album, THE HU LIVE AT GLASTONBURY. Recorded at their groundbreaking debut performance at the legendary Glastonbury Festival in 2023 in front of over 210,000 festival goers, it’s been streamed a record-breaking 50.3 million times across the UK and Europe via BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. Listen here . Available now on all streaming and download platforms, THE HU LIVE AT GLASTONBURY will release on CD and Vinyl on 21 June. The record features 11 songs, including the band’s RIAA Gold-certified hit ‘Wolf Totem’, which has accumulated over 320M all-time streams globally and 98+ million YouTube views. Also popular tracks from their 2019 breakthrough debut The Gereg and its follow-up album Rumble Of Thunder (2022). Seven songs from the album were previously released as part of a limited-edition vinyl offering exclusively for Record Store Day on 20 April. “We are very excited for our fans to experience the crazy per


  I PREVAIL and HALESTORM are gearing up to embark on the "can't miss" tour of Summer 2024. Their co-headline trek in the US, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on 9th July in Raleigh and runs through 17th August in Las Vegas. Hollywood Undead and Fit For A King will serve as support, making this a powerhouse package that will be remembered as one of Summer 2024's best lineups. Get tickets here or here . All dates are below. The tour is also the catalyst and the creative spark for the bands' collaborative track "can u see me in the dark?" Listen HERE. It's an epic and explosive pairing, just like the tour itself, thanks to the vocal chemistry between I Prevail's Eric Vanlerberghe and Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, stormy riffs, and unforgettable chorus. It will go down as one of the smash hits of Summer 2024. Watch the lyric video HERE "We're excited to finally have a song come out,' says Vanlerberghe. "It was a fun challenge to

The Fires Below Release New Single & Video 'Worth'

  Formidable Londoners, THE FIRES BELOW, stride forward with the release of their thunderous new EP, Thorns, which arrives on Friday 7th June. The Brit riff slayers have also released their blistering new single and video, Worth, out now - Formed in 2022, and comprised of Smithy (Vocals, Guitar), Si (Bass), Del (Drums), and Sam (Guitar), THE FIRES BELOW draw from the dynamism and edge of punk rock, the ferocity of metal, the groove and vibe of stoner, and the technical guile of djent. The result is a sound that is hugely compelling and engulfing. The quartet dropped their fiery debut EP, Masquerade, last year and it marked the band’s arrival in fine style gathering extensive reviews, widespread radio play, and significant critical acclaim. THE FIRES BELOW now kick on further with their savage new EP, Thorns, which manages to rise above the band’s striking debut. Consisting of five slabs of appealing heavy rock that hammer, shift and beat th

Burning Witches Vocalist Laura Guldemond and Producer Nino Helfrich Release New Song from Massive Collaboration Album

  Vocalist Laura Guldemond (Burning Witches) and Nino Helfrich (SKULL TONE STUDIOS, INNER AXIS, Aeon Gods) have released their new song ‘Alone’ from the upcoming collaboration album ‘Shadow Empress,’ which features 13 of the best female metal vocalists from around the world. Accompanying the new song is an animated 3D lyric video. After furious single releases with vocalists Vicky Psarakis (ex-The Agonist, Sicksense) and Helle Bohdanova (IGNEA), ‘Alone’ shows the more melodic side of the diverse lineup with a powerful metal ballad. Laura Guldemond showcases her impressive singing abilities while Helfrich shines with a top-notch production and a vocal-driven arrangement. The collaboration album ‘Shadow Empress’ will be out on August 23 and will feature further vocalists like Britta Görtz (Hiraes), Maja Shining (Forever Still, Myrkur), Secil Sen (aka Morgana of Warkings), and many more. Check out the song below: Follow them on Spotify and add to your playlists!