News Updates
TOUR NEWS: Sumo Cyco to declare 'No Sleep! No Surrender!' in March Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:21

Sumo Cyco are to return to the Uber Kingdom of Rock 'n' Roll, with their 'No Sleep! No Surrender!' tour, in March:


Sumo Cyco tour poster

TOUR NEWS: Evil Scarecrow to get ‘Lost In Antartarctica’ in 2019 Print E-mail
Monday, 15 January 2018 15:33

It may be only mid-January, but Midlands madcaps Evil Scarecrow have already announced tour dates for more than 12 months hence.


They will kick off their ‘Lost In Antartarctica’ tour at the beginning of October in their home city of Nottingham, finishing off on the island of Ireland almost four months later (OK, they take a bit of break - of about three months - in between!).


Evil Scarecrow tour poster


Evil Scarecrow frontman Dr Rabid Hell posted this update on activity in the band camp (sic):


“We are really close in completing the writing of our fourth full studio album (as yet untitled). In 2018, we’ll be back at the amazing Parlour Studios with our long-suffering (yet most excellent and legendary) record producer, Russ Russell. Is that his real name? No-one knows. I’ve heard that his middle name is Rustle.


“Alongside the album launch, which should take place sometime in 2018, we’ll be slowly rolling out a whole new stage show, to complement our latest musical stories about Martians or ghosts or robotic beer or whatever. We’re also working on a new video early in 2018 to support our new show and summer festival appearances.

“So, 2018 is going to be big one for us - as long as Russ Rustle Russell does a good job in making us sound amazing and we don’t break of all our equipment or lose our costumes!"


In addition to the above dates, Evil Scarecrow also play the following festivals, with more to be announced:


Saturday 17 February – HRH Metal, Birmingham

Saturday 12 May – HRH Road Trip, Ibiza

Friday 6 July – Amplified, Gloucester

Friday 13 July – Rock And Bike Festival, Derbyshire

TOUR NEWS: Myles Kennedy announces solo dates Print E-mail
Monday, 15 January 2018 10:28

Myles Kennedy has announced his first ever solo shows this March:


MK Year of the Tiger UKTourPoster


Pre-sales kick off at 9am this Wednesday (17 January) with O2, and 9am on Thursday with Live Nation. Tickets go on general sale from 9am this Friday.


The Alter Bridge frontman releases his debut solo album, ‘Year Of The Tiger’, on 9 March via Napalm Records.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Glenn Hughes to perform classic Deep Purple set at Steelhouse Print E-mail
Friday, 12 January 2018 13:16

Glenn Hughes will perform an entire set of Deep Purple classics when he headlines the Saturday night of this year’s Steelhouse Festival.


Steelhouse Glenn Hughes poster


Steelhouse – officially Europe’s highest festival - takes place on the mountaintop Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, just outside Ebbw Vale, over the weekend of 27 – 29 July.


You can get tickets, and further information, HERE.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Jamey Jasta to return to Bloodstock stage Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:59

Jamey Jasta is set to make Bloodstock history this summer, when he becomes one of the few artists to appear at the Derbyshire festival two years in a row.


BOA poster 9 Jan 2018 WEB


The Hatebreed frontman will be bringing his Jasta solo project to the main Ronnie James Dio stage at Catton Park on Sunday 12 August.  The official billing is ‘Jasta & Friends’ as he will be bringing along some special guests, including Kirk Windstein (of Crowbar/Down).


Elsewhere on the Bloodstock bill, Orphaned Land have confirmed their return to the event, this time as the Saturday night headliners on the Sophie Lancaster Stage.  Two other Saturday acts also have been announced – Venom Inc on the main stage, and hotly tipped Danish prog metallers Vola on the Sophie.


Bloodstock takes place from 9 - 12 August.  You can get all the information you need on tickets, including the event’s instalment plan, HERE.

TOUR NEWS: Courtesans to support King 810 on British dates Print E-mail
Monday, 08 January 2018 11:43

Über Rock favourites Courtesans have been confirmed as special guests on King 810’s run of dates next month.


King 810 tour poster


Death Blooms have been added to the Birmingham, Manchester and London bills.

ALBUM NEWS: Preludio Ancestral to venture into 'Oblivion' in March Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 January 2018 15:58

Argentinian symphonic power metallers Preludio Ancestral will release their fourth studio album, 'Oblivion', on 21 March, via Fighter Records.


 Preludio Ancestral artwork

VIDEO RELEASE: Cyanide Sundae ask 'What Can I Do' on new single Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 January 2018 15:14

Sussex alt-rockers Cyanide Sundae have just released a video for the track 'What Can I Do':



The song is taken from their debut EP, 'Nothing To Lose', which was released last month via Sliptrick Records.

TOUR NEWS: The Quireboys to deliver some 'White Trash Blues' this Spring Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 January 2018 12:55

The Quireboys have announced details of dates in March and April, in support of their recently released 'White Trash Blues' album:


Quireboys tour poster


The Quireboys play "unplugged" shows at the Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill next Saturday (13 January), Queen's Hall in Nuneaton on Friday 19 January, the Coliseum in Aberdare on Saturday 20 January, The Flowerpot in Derby on Saturday 27 January and the Robin 2 in Bilston on Sunday 28 January. They also play the Winter's End festival in Poole on Friday 23 February.

FESTIVAL NEWS – “Demons” to be Drenched In Beer this April Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:27

Swedish punk legends “Demons” are among the first tranche of bands to be confirmed for this year’s Drenched In Beer festival, which takes place in their native Stockholm from 26 – 28 April.


Also confirmed are Über Rock faves The Hip Priests and Scumbag Millionaire.




“Demons” will release a split single with The Hip Priests via Savage Magic Records in February, with more singles and a new album, a collaboration with Jeff Dahl, to follow later in the year.

VIDEO RELEASE: Aeren struggle for a ‘Breath Of Air’ Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 December 2017 15:58

Italian alt-rockers Aeren have just released a video for the track ‘Breath Of Air’, taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Breakthru’:



‘Breakthru’ is scheduled to be released via Sliptrick Records on 6 March.

VIDEO RELEASE: Feed The Rhino ride ‘Timewave Zero’ on new video Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 13:50

Feed The Rhino have just released a video for ‘Timewave Zero’, the track to be released from their forthcoming new studio album, ‘The Silence’, which itself is due to be released on 16 February via Century Media:



Feed The Rhino play the following dates in support of the album release:


Tuesday 20 February - Bristol, The Exchange

Wednesday 21 February - Exeter, The Cavern

Thursday 22 February - Southampton, The Joiners

Friday 23 February - London, The Underworld

Saturday 24 February - Norwich, Owl Sanctuary

Tuesday 27 February - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

Wednesday 28 February – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Think Tank

Thursday 1 March - Glasgow, G2

Friday 2 March - Manchester, Rebellion

Saturday 3 March - Birmingham, The Flapper


Support on all dated will come from Bad Sign, HCBP and Cove. Tickets are on sale from all usual outlets.


Feed The Rhino also play Hammerfest on Thursday 15 March.

TOUR NEWS: The Dead Daisies announce April dates Print E-mail
Monday, 18 December 2017 15:05

The Dead Daisies have announced a short run of six dates for April, to coincide with the release of their as-yet-untitled fourth studio album:


Sunday 8 - Glasgow, Garage

Monday 9 – Bilston, Robin 2

Tuesday 10 – London, Koko

Thursday 12 – Manchester, Academy 2

Friday 13 UK – Nottingham, Rock City

Saturday 14 UK – Bristol, Academy



Support on all dates comes from The Amorettes. The Treatment will be special guests at the Bilston, London and Nottingham shows. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (21 December).


The Dead Daisies’ current line-up is comprised of singer John Corabi (Motley Crue, The Scream), lead guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Revolution Saints), rhythm guitarist David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink), bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, Hardline, Revolution Saints).

FESTIVAL NEWS: Some wildhearted bastard sons join Steelhouse line up Print E-mail
Monday, 18 December 2017 12:20

The Wildhearts, Dan Reed Network, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons and Mason Hill have been added to the 2018 edition of the Steelhouse Festival.


Steelhouse Second Poster


Steelhouse – officially Europe’s highest festival – takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal, outside Ebbw Vale from 27 – 29 July.


The early bird offer on weekend tickets closes on New Year’s Day. You can get yours HERE.

TOUR NEWS: Monster Magnet confirm UK/Ireland dates Print E-mail
Monday, 18 December 2017 10:30

Monster Magnet have confirmed a handful of UK and Ireland dates in support of their forthcoming new album, ‘Mindfucker’, due for released on 23 March via Napalm Records.

Monster Magnet Mindfucker artwork

Following on from their headline appearance at Desertfest London on 6 May, they will play:

Thursday 31 May – Manchester, Gorilla

Friday 1 June – Glasgow, The Garage

Saturday 2 June – Belfast, Limelight 2

Sunday 3 June – Dublin, Tivoli

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (20 December) from all usual outlets.


‘Mindfucker’ is available for pre-order HERE.


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