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TESLA to return in June with new album, 'Simplicity', released via Frontiers Records Print E-mail
Friday, 18 April 2014 17:16

Frontiers Records has announced the release of TESLA's brand new studio album, entitled 'Simplicity', on June 6th in Europe.


The Sacramento Rockers are back with 14 new songs offering a ride of energy that doesn't come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years. 'Simplicity' is TESLA’s seventh all original studio album which follows a 6-years creative break from the release of the previous album, 'Forever More'.




After a string of shows in the USA in 2013, the band went back into the studio in early 2014 and came out with a new album, which goes straight back to the TESLA roots. The band worked and produced it as they did with 'Into the Now', their successful come-back album from 2004. Helped by the legendary Tom Zutaut who was the man behind the best TESLA albums, this new album rocks from start to finish, showing a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist--not sounding like another.


The first new song off the new album, 'Taste My Pain', was released last summer digitally via iTunes and Amazon. The track was recorded during a two-day (June 5-6, 2013) session at J Street Recorders in Sacramento. The new song is, according to the band, "A heavier song with a hard-driving beat and TESLA trademark blazing guitars."


Listen to 'Taste My Pain' below:



Guitarist Frank Hannon says about 'Simplicity': “I must say that this new TESLA album is really gonna be awesome. We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than Forever More, and the style is pure TESLA back to our roots. I truly believe you guys are gonna love it!”


“The opening track is called 'MP3',” continues Hannon “and starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values...and has a heavy ass riff! Then we segue into a rock n roll song called 'Ricochet' that talks about uncle Ted...can't wait to play this stuff live!”


'Simplicity', in the Frontiers version released across Europe, will include the following songs:


Rise and Fall
So Divine...
Cross My Heart
Flip Side!
Other than Me
Break of Dawn
Burnout to Fade
Life is a River
Time Bomb
'Til that Day
Burnout to Fade (writing demo version)*
*Bonus track


Tesla the Band:
Jeff Keith: Lead Vocals
Frank Hannon: Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Bass
Brian Wheat: Bass, Vocals, Piano
Troy Luccketta: Drums and Percussion
Dave Rude: Guitars, Vocals, Bass


Produced by: Tom Zutaut and TESLA
Mixed by: Michael Wagener




05/01/2014 -Milan, IT – Frontiers Rock Festival
06/05/2014 -Sölvesborg, SE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/06/2014 -Copenhagen, DK
06/08/2014 -Gelsenkirchen, DE – Rock Hard Festival
06/09/2014 -Aschaffenburg, DE
06/10/2014 -Pratteln, CH
06/12/2014 -London, UK
06/13/2014 -Donington, UK – Download Festival


RIVAL SONS release brand new track from forthcoming 'Great Western Valkyrie' album Print E-mail
Friday, 18 April 2014 17:12

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have released a brand new track from their forthcoming new album, 'GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE'.




The new track, 'Open My Eyes', is available immediately for everyone who pre-orders the album on iTunes, along with a previously-released track, 'Electric Man'. Another new track, 'Good Things', will be available for instant grat download on May 17th.


The iTunes version of the album also includes five exclusive bonus tracks which are available ONLY to those who pre-order the album, and will not be available after release date.


Get 'Open My Eyes' now by pre-ordering GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE on iTunes at:


'Open My Eyes' is also available to stream now on Spotify. Listen to and share the track at


Pre-order GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE on digisleeve CD and limited edition co loured vinyl (now available in new colours) at


RIVAL SONS have just announced a string of intimate UK shows to celebrat e the upcoming release of GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE.  Get tickets now at




See the band on tour at the following shows:


May 30 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena (w/ AEROSMITH)
Jun. 01 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tele2 Arena (w/ AEROSMITH)
Jun. 05 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
Jun. 06 - Nurburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring
Jun. 07 - Nuremburg, Germany - Rock Im Park


Jun. 09 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 10 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Jun. 11 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Rooms
Jun. 12 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla


Jun. 20 - Sparta, IL - Copperhead Music Festival
Jun. 27 - Saint-Ephrem, QC - Woodstock en Beauce
Jul. 04 - Barrie, ON - Ranch Concert Hall (w/ THE TEA PARTY)
Jul. 05 - Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Jul. 12 - Telluride, CO - The Ride Festival
Jul. 31 - Notodden, Norway - Notodden Blues Festival
Aug. 02 - Ostersund, Sweden - Storsjoyran Festival
Aug. 07 - Skanderborg, Denmark - Skanderborg Festival


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NUNSLAUGHTER to release first album in seven years, 'Angelic Dread', in June Print E-mail
Friday, 18 April 2014 17:06

HELLS HEADBANGERS has announced that June 24th will be the international release date for NUNSLAUGHTER's 'Angelic Dread'.




Set to be released on double-CD and double-vinyl LP formats, 'Angelic Dread' is the American band's first studio full-length in seven years, since 2007's widely hailed 'Hex', also released by HELLS HEADBANGERS.


With a massive discography bested in size only by Japan's Sabbat, NUNSLAUGHTER are one of the longest-running active death metal bands around, nearing their 30th anniversary in 2017 - and, of course, they are the originators of "Devil Metal." With a rabid cult following worldwide, NUNSLAUGHTER will deliver their defining statement with 'Angelic Dread'. Says founding vocalist Don of the Dead, "The NUNSLAUGHTER maniacs have demanded it, and we are prepared to deliver - our first full-length studio album in nearly seven years. We have bided our time, and now we are ready to fill the skies with Angelic Dread." Cover and tracklisting are as follows:



Tracklisting for NUNSLAUGHTER's Angelic Dread
1. Angelic Dread
2. Looking into the Abyss
3. Twisted Spirit
4. Crush the Guff
5. Inner Beast
6. The Lycanthrope
7. Blood Drinker
8. God
9. Doomtown
10. Don't Mourn for Me
11. Infested
12. Coffins and Crosses
13. Three Nails, One Liar
14. One Bad Bitch
15. Death Beyond the Gallows
1. Emperor in Hell
2. God has Lied
3. The Bog People
4. Midnight Mass
5. Shadow World
6. Healing the Possessed
7. In the Graveyard
8. Ouija
9. It is I
10. Atheist Ways
11. Phantom
12. Sickened by the Sight of Christ
13. Black Horn of the Ram
14. Driving out the Demons
15. Deathlehem
16. Cerebus
To celebrate the release of 'Angelic Dread', NUNSLAUGHTER will be touring Europe this July alongside Swedish bands Demonical and Warfect. Dubbed the "European Deathcharge Tour 2014" the tour will hit various parts of western and eastern Europe, with NUNSLAUGHTER playing a handful of festivals - Under the Black Sun, Obscene Extreme, Metal Magic, and In Flamen - along the way.




A strictly limited 7" vinyl-release featuring exclusive NUNSLAUGHTER and Demonical material will be released in connection with the tour. Says Don of the Dead, "It has been two years since NUNSLAUGHTER defiled the shores of Europe. We will be landing in July, so prepare for Hell, prepare for the deathcharge!" Confirmed dates and venues are as follows:


July 3rd - (GER) Berlin - Under the Balck Sun Fest
July 4th - (GER) Wermelskirchen - AJZ Bahndamm
July 5th - (BEL) Leffinge - Devils Corner
July 6th - (FRA) Paris - Le Klub
July 7th - (NL) Tilberg - Little Devil
July 8th - (GER) Kassel - H. Schmiede
July 9th - (GER) Bremen - Romer
July 10th - (DEN) Fredericia - Metal Magic Fest
July 11th - (GER) Hamburg - Bambi Galore
July 12th - (GER) Torgau - In Flamen Fest
July 13th - (GER) Karlsruha - AKK
July 14th - (GER) Aalen - Rock it
July 15th - (ITA) Milano - Blue Rose
July 16th - (ITA) Zero Branco (Treviso) - Altroquando
July 17th - (AT) Graz - Club Wakuum
July 18th - (CZE) Trutniov - Obscene Extreme Fest
July 19th - (POL) Szczecin - DK Slowanin




KIX ink deal with Loud & Proud Records - first studio album in 19 years set for July release Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:20

Look for KIX -- Steve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass) -- to release their first new album in almost two decades on July 22nd, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up, with the exception of Schenker on bass.




“The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” exclaims Whiteman. “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, SHOW BUSINESS, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new KIX album in almost 19 years! We'll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!”


Loud & Proud Owner & President Tom Lipsky adds, “What I have always loved about KIX is they make rock ‘n roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine KIX music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise.  They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They’re simply doing what they do best...and now they can do it Loud and Proud!”


Marking the re-emergence of KIX in early-2000s, the band had teamed up a few times a year to test the waters with reunion shows in the Maryland/Pennsylvania, which were very well received. Then in the summer of 2008, KIX performed outside the mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S.  Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK and Rock the Bayou in Houston, TX. The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as “Best Performance” at both festivals, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.


As the demand for new music has never subsided and in fact has only increased over the last few years, the band decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from their fans and are currently recording new KIX songs. The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with KIX on 1991’s HOT WIRE album. Rhodes has also written hit songs for Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey.


Stay tuned for new album news, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and check out KIX on tour at any of the following stops (with more to be announced soon):


Fri 4/25  Columbia, MD - M3 Festival
Sat 5/24  Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
Sat 5/31  Sandusky, OH - Ohio Bike Week
Fri 6/6    Vernal, UT - Thunder Rocks
Sat 6/21  Idaho Falls, ID - Rock The Falls
Fri 7/25   Royalton, MN - Halfway Jam
Thu 7/31  Leemore, CA - Tachi Palace Casino



About Loud & Proud Records:


Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past (CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group) have been among the market leaders in the veteran artist space with releases by Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Morrissey, Earth Wind & Fire, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Bad Company and more.  In a previous joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, Loud & Proud was responsible for new albums by Rush, Lenny Kravitz, Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Steve Miller Band.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile, powerhouse rockers KIX and the classic Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.  Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC, and is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG.


CONVERGE release video for 'Precipice/All We Love We Leave Behind' - watch here Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:16

Converge Sanna Charles Press Photo 1


CONVERGE is proud to release the film/video for 'Precipice / All We Love We Leave Behind', directed by Craig Murray (Converge, Oxbow, Narrows). Watch it below. Both tracks appear on Converge's 2012 full-length, 'All We Love We Leave Behind', out now on Epitaph/Deathwish Inc.
The video was conceptualized by Murray, using the narrative put forth of the death of a canine companion as told in J. Bannon’s lyrical writings. Murray uses powerful visual metaphor and imagery to communicate the crushing weight of loss and the strength of unconditional love the song explores.
To coincide with this release, Converge is offering an apparel design featuring visuals from the film/video. The design is available through the Converge online store  100% of the proceeds from this design will go to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts (US).
This work is dedicated to all who have lost their best friends; thank you for all you have given us.


Converge will be touring in UK and mainland Europe this August. Please find the full list of dates below:
01-Aug – Spain - Viveiro @ Resurrection Fest
02-Aug – France - Albi @ Xtreme Fest
03-Aug - France - Paris @ La Maroquinerie
04-Aug - UK  - Manchester @ Club Academy
05-Aug - UK  - Glasgow @ Classic Grand
06-Aug - UK  - London @ Scala
07-Aug - Germany - Köln @ Underground
08-Aug - Belgium - Ieper @ Ieper Fest
09-Aug - Czech Rep - Jaromer @ Brutal Assault
10-Aug – Hungary - Budapest @ A38
11-Aug - Austria - Salzburg @ Rockhouse
12-Aug – Slovenia - Maribor @ MC Pekarna
13-Aug – Italy - Milan @ Magnolia Open Air
14-Aug – Germany - Stuttgart @ Universum  
15-Aug – Switzerland - Le Locle @ Rock Altitude Festival
16-Aug - Germany - Übersee am Chiemsee @ Chiemsee Summer
17-Aug – Germany -  Grosspösna @ Highfield Fest
[Photo by Sanna Charles]


For more information


Brian Posehn and Dave Foley star in new 'Red White and Black' video from OFF! Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:10



Following the release of their barn-burning new album 'Wasted Years', OFF! have released a video for album track 'Red White and Black' starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) and Brian Posehn (Mr. Show) directed by The Admiral, with cameos by Danny Carey (Tool), Dale Crover (Melvins), David Yow (Jesus Lizard), and Jack Grisham (TSOL).


The video depicts a raucous fascist music rally at a bar staffed by OFF!, who tip off a group of community activists ready to shut the party down by any means necessary. Cue the choreographed fight sequences.


The band will return to the UK in October this year for six shows and tickets are now on sale. Support will come from regular touring partners Cerebral Ballzy, whose snotty New York hardcore / rock n' roll is the perfect accompaniment to OFF!'s raging hardcore.


2nd  Bristol, The Exchange                   
3rd   London, Oslo                       
4th   Sheffield, Queens Social Club    
5th   Glasgow, King Tuts          
7th   LeedS, Belgrave Music Hall    
8th   Brighton, The Haunt           




For more info


SAXON to kick off 35th anniversary 'Warriors Of The Road' tour in October Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:07

NWOBHM legends SAXON have announced ‘Warriors of The Road’, a 38 date European Tour celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list will feature tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.




Starting in Bristol and closing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, ‘Warriors of the Road’ will land in the UK on 30th November to delight fans with 12 explosive shows. ‘Come and see the awesome power of Saxon live!’ – says frontman Biff Byford. The band is currently working on a live DVD that will be released to coincide with the upcoming tour.


35 years, 20 albums, countless live shows and still no sign of slowing down: Saxon prove to be a force to be reckoned with and something every rock fan in the world should witness. Come see for yourself and take a dive into metal history.


UK Dates are:


30th Bristol Academy


01st Bournemouth Academy
02nd Nottingham Rock City
04th Manchester Ritz
05th Dublin Academy
06th Belfast Limelight/ Mandela Hall
07th Glasgow ABC
09th Newcastle Academy
10th Leeds Academy
11th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
12th Oxford Academy
13th London Shepherd's Bush Empire


Ticket price for London is £27.50 (subject to booking fee) - all other shows £26 (subject to booking fee); please refer to or (24 hour ticket line - 0844 871 8803) for more info. Tickets go onsale at 9.00am on Friday 18th April.


Saxon are: Biff Byford - vocals; Paul Quinn - guitar; Doug Scarratt - guitar; Nibbs Carter - bass and Nigel Glockler - drums.


Saxon formed in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1976. To date they have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and released 26 albums including Wheels of Steel, which hit number 5 in 1980. They have had 8 top 20 UK albums.


Full band info can be found on


Polish death metal legends VADER release lyric video for new track, 'Where Angels Weep' Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:02



Polish Death Metal legends VADER have released a lyric video of the brand new track 'Where Angels Weep'. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album 'TIBI ET IGNI'. Check it out below.


The band revealed the cover artwork for their new album a few weeks ago, which was created by legendary artist Joe Petagno (Motörhead, etc). You can see that artwork below:

Vadar cover with logo


VADER mastermind Piotr states: "Joe is a Legend! Not just because he created Motörhead logo or breathtaking artworks for many outstanding albums. Joe is over all times and his imagination touches the Hell itself. And this is enough reason to ask him for painting 'a Hellfire' for Vader's new music. He accepted it and made me so proud!"


Joe Petagno adds: "They have been on my 'get in touch' list for years. Finally we managed it and for a killer album very appropriately titled: Tibi et Igni."



The tracklist for TIBI ET IGNI reads as follows:


01. Go To Hell
02. Where Angels Weep
03. Armada On Fire
04. Triumph Of Death
05. Hexenkessel
06. Abandon All Hope
07. Worms Of Eden
08. The Eye Of The Abyss
09. Light Reaper
10. The End
Digipak Bonus:
11. Necropolis
12. Des Satans Neue Kleider


Bonus 7" Vinyl Version:
Side A: 01. Necropolis
Side B: 01. Przeklaty Na Wieki (Cursed Eternally)


TIBI ET IGNI will be released on June 2nd via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available as a standard jewelcase CD digipak (with 2 bonus tracks) and coloured vinyl with a bonus 7" EP (incl. 2 bonus tracks). Pre-order here:


'Where Angels Weep' will be available as a digital single on April 20th:  


VADER will also be playing The Forum in Waterford, Ireland on Friday March 28th. Tickets are available now. The band has also been confirmed as support on the upcoming KREATOR tour in December 2014:


16.12.2014 UK - Leamington, Assembly Rooms
17.12.2014 UK - Bristol, Academy
18.12.2014 UK - London, The Forum
19.12.2014 UK - Manchester, Academy
20.12.2014 IR - Dublin, Academy
21.12.2014 UK - Glasgow, QMU
22.12.2014 UK - Newcastle, Academy


Venue change and support confirmed for NEUROSIS Leeds show Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:59



NEUROSIS' UK and European live performances are incoming, and today we announce a change in the venue for the Leeds show, which will take place on the same day as before (4th May) only now at the Cockpit. Supporting Neurosis at this show will be The Haxan Cloak. Existing tickets will be valid and if you would like to find out where to purchase new tickets, please follow these links:


May 3rd - Temples Festival, Bristol
May 4th - Cockpit, Leeds with The Haxan Cloak
June 28th - GRASPOP Festival, Bessel, Belgium
June 29th - Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, Helsinki, Finland


Since 1985, NEUROSIS surpassed the boundaries of any genre, never ceasing to mutate and progress their songwriting and sonic delivery, and never failing to mesmerize audiences both in the studio and onstage. In 2012 NEUROSIS returned with the monumental release of their tenth studio album, Honor Found In Decay which went on to receive countless plaudits from the press on a global scale, and was positioned highly in end of year polls - reaffirming why NEUROSIS remain one of the most important heavy acts in existence. Their journey continues with these UK and European shows in support of this vital album, and long do we hope their voyage continues into the future...


ELECTRIC RIVER to release new album, 'The Faith and Patience', in June Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:56



Kent rockers ELECTRIC RIVER have announced that they will release their new album, 'The Faith and Patience', on June 2nd on Cadiz music.


You can see a short behind the scenes video on the making of the album here:


In the meantime Electric River support The Ataris' Kris Roe at Camden Underworld on Friday and head out for the following shows at:


18/4 Camden Underworld, London.
09/5 Westworld Weekend, Crewe.
23/5 Strummercamp Festival, Manchester.
30/5 Grumpy Whiskers, Cheltenham.
31/5 Camden Rocks Festival, London.
01/6 Talking Heads, Southampton.
19/7 Dover Music Festival, Dover.
20/7 Guilfest, Guildford.


Electric Rivers new single 'In Your Name' is available now on iTunes.
Check out the video here:


HELL announce Dublin show with PRIMORDIAL Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:52



Revived British metal pioneers HELL will play alongside Ireland's finest black metal troupe PRIMORDIAL for a unique show at The Academy, Dublin on Friday 28th November. The band are one of three special guests in support of PRIMORDIAL's album release event, which will include Greece's DEAD CONGREGATION and Ireland's own MALTHUSIAN.


Tickets will go on sale Friday 25th April at 10am via You may also purchase tickets in store from Sound Cellar & Into The Void Records from this date.


HELL have also been announced as support to BLACK SABBATH at British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London on Friday 4th July. The line up includes SOUNDGARDEN, FAITH NO MORE, MOTÖRHEAD, SOULFLY and more. Tickets are available now.




For more information visit:


Dutch rock legends FOCUS release new album, 'Golden Oldies' Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:45

Dutch rock legends FOCUS have released their eagerly awaited new album. Titled 'Golden Oldies', the new release features re-recordings of classic Focus tracks, featuring 'Hocus Pocus', 'Sylvia', 'House Of The King' and others. Focus has recently embarked on a world tour in support of their forthcoming album.




Thijs Van Leer explains: "Producing 'Golden Oldies' is tricky. Both the die hard fans and the 2014 Focus-members were having doubts about this enterprise, because we didn't know if the recent recordings would match the original material, notwithstanding the fact that we had so much fun in doing the session, quick, romantic, virtuoso, full of funny moments & profoundness; But... the final mix turns out to be fantastic and we all are proud to release this album at our earliest convenience!! Halleluya!!!"


With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits 'Hocus Pocus', 'House of The King' and 'Sylvia', the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their new album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!


After a comeback in the early 2000s, the band has gone from strength to strength, with their last studio album 'Focus X' still receiving considerable support from music fans across multiple genres. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is beloved Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album 'Moving Waves' in 1972.


Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Bassist Bobby Jacobs, who comes from a well-acclaimed Dutch musical family and guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, complete the band's current line-up.


Most recently, the group's 1972 worldwide hit 'Hocus Pocus' was featured in the 'Robocop' remake starring Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton.


To purchase Focus 'Golden Oldies':


For more information:


ANTHRAX announce two Irish shows ahead of Sonisphere appearance Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:55



New York thrash legends ANTHRAX have just announced a duo of shows in Ireland ahead of their UK festival mainstage performance at SONISPHERE FESTIVAL this coming July.


Dates and ticket links as follows:


July 1st – Belfast, Limelight
July 2nd – Dublin, Academy




After touring the world on the legendary Big Four package and the huge release of the long awaited album 'Worship Music' in September 2011, their celebrated release of 'Anthems' last year sat nicely alongside another electric performance at Bloodstock Festival, meaning the thrash metal titans are eagerly awaiting the chance to come and rip up our hallowed soils once more!


Stay tuned for more info or head over to:


BLOODSTOCK announces first wave of New Blood Stage bands, plus Easter Competition! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:51



The award-winning BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL are excited to announce the first batch of breaking bands to grace the Hobgoblin-sponsored 'New Blood' stage in 2014.  


BLOODSTOCK is very proud to support new bands from all over the world and the 'New Blood' stage gives them the platform to showcase grass-roots acts, underlining their belief that you don't necessarily need a big record deal to have a shot at playing the fest. The following bands were chosen from CD applications to perform at Catton Park, while more will be added later via the 'Metal 2 The Masses' tour which kicks off on 10th May and rolls through local clubs and venues throughout June. This year's tour is the biggest to date, encompassing 23 regions, including various UK cities, as well as events in Latvia, Norway, and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. The best bands are chosen from each event to land a spot at Bloodstock this year.


The lucky seven additions span a range of metal genres; Londoner's ABHORRENT DECIMATION (death metal), Canada's PHANTOM (trad metal), Slovenians THE CANYON OBSERVER (post-noise/sludge), Norway's ANGERMAN (grunge rock/metal), London outfit BRUTAI (metalcore), Scotland's SCORDATURA (death metal) and South London outfit, STONEGHOST (hard classic rock).


Has your fave new band not submitted yet? Fear not, for BLOODSTOCK will keep hunting out new additions via CD applications, video uploads, and the aforementioned 'Metal 2 The Masses' tour for some weeks yet! There's still time to enter! A full list of application options can be found at


With Easter weekend looming, BLOODSTOCK are once again running their website's very popular Easter Egg hunt, as they have done in years past. Will you be one of three lucky winners of a pair of weekend tix with camping?! Simply collect the URLs of the pages where the twelve eggs are hidden, email those in to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with your name and address included and you could be in with a chance of weekend tickets! The hunt begins at 8am on Good Friday, 18th April and ends at 8pm on Tuesday 22nd April. Click over to the BLOODSTOCK website at to take part.


BLOODSTOCK 2014 is promising to be the biggest and best yet! Friday night's headliners are New Orleans sludgemeisters, DOWN. Joining them to head up Saturday are re-united black metal overlords, EMPEROR and closing out proceedings on Sunday are mighty thrash legends, MEGADETH. Also appearing are AMON AMARTH, DIMMU BORGIR, HATEBREED, OBITUARY, CROWBAR, LACUNA COIL, CARCASS, PRONG, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, EVIL SCARECROW, GRAVEYARD and many more. Even more bands and other cool on site things will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch the video trailer for BLOODSTOCK 2014 and get excited about what's in store!! You can view it at:


For plenty of travel options to the festival, including details of coaches from all over the country with Big Green Coach, shuttles from local train stations, and car-sharing with GoCarShare (which can even win you a pair of tickets for next year), visit:


Tickets are available now priced £130 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass with camping. VIP tickets and upgrades are also available. Look up all the ticket options over at


BLOODSTOCK is held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK's official sites at and


NILE announce additional Glasgow show - Vicious Rumors to support in London Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:48



US pharaohs of technical brutality NILE are heading back to UK shores this summer for a string of live dates in June. The band have just announced an additional date at Glasgow, Audio on 24th June.
Full list of tour dates are below:


Sun 22nd June - Southampton, The Brook
Mon 23rd June - London, The Underworld w/ Vicious Rumors
Tues 24th June - Glasgow, Audio
Wed 25th June - Sheffield, Corporation
Thurs 26th June - Bilston (Wolverhampton) The Robin 2
Legendary US power metallers Vicious Rumors will support the band as special guests at The Underworld in Camden, London.


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