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RANCID's '...And Out Come The Wolves' 20th anniversary edition vinyl available to pre-order Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 20:17

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of a very special release in their history, Epitaph Records will release the deluxe 20th Anniversary edition of RANCID's '…And Out Come The Wolves' on January 22nd, 2016.




Released at the height of the '90s wave of punk resurgence, '…And Out Come The Wolves' is arguably the most important albums of that decade and features tracks that became punk standards.


The standard Heavyweight Gold Vinyl LP of this Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition will retail for £19.99




A "Super Deluxe Bundle" boxset will retail for £44.99 and includes the following:


- Remastered anniversary CD (includes 2 bonus tracks)
- White T-Shirt (Album Cover Print) Large Only
- Two Buttons
- Special Edition Gold Vinyl


 '…And Out Come The Wolves' Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition tracklisting:  


1. Maxwell Murder
2. The 11th Hour
3. Roots Radical
4. Time Bomb
5. Olympia, WA
6. Lock, Step & Gone
7. Junkie Man
8. Listed M.I.A.
9. Ruby Soho
10. Daly City Train
11. Journey to the End of the East Bay
12. She's Automatic
13. Old Friend
14. Disorder and Disarray
15. The Wars End
16. You Don't Care Nothin'
17. As Wicked
18. Avenues & Alleyways
19. The Way I Feel
20. Blast 'Em * Bonus Track - Box Set Only
21. That's Entertainment * Bonus Track - Box Set Only


Order the "Super Deluxe Bundle" boxset HERE!


Order the Heavyweight Gold Vinyl LP HERE!


LUCIFER STAR MACHINE to return with new 7" single, 'Eat Dust', on December 12th Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 20:14



LUCIFER STAR MACHINE play "Violent Rock'n'Roll" that will deck you right in the fucking face!


If you dig no-nonsense Ramones Punk, hard-hitting, heavy Rock'n'Roll like Motörhead and Zeke and rowdy Hardcore a la Poison Idea, you're in for a treat. But it is the segueing of this wanton brutality with their sense for heartfelt and catchy melodies, reminiscent of early Misfits, that makes them truly stand out.


The 5-piece was founded in London, UK in 2002 and has since toured several times across Europe. Lucifer Star Machine's first single, 'Death Baby', came out in 2004 and was produced by Punk Rock legend Rat Scabies of The Damned. After two album releases on various indies, they signed with German label I Sold My Soul Media in 2013, who put out their critically acclaimed third full length, 'Rock'n'Roll Martyrs'.


In 2012 founder and band leader Tor Abyss moved back to his home country of Germany and decided to give the band a fresh start. Thus, since Autumn 2014, Lucifer Star Machine is now based in Hamburg, featuring an all-German cast.




'Eat Dust' is the first release of this new unholy liaison and it goes straight for the throat. Released on 12/12/2015 as 7" vinyl and digital download, the single will be accompanied by a mind melting music video, directed by Dirk "The Pixeleye" Behlau. GET LUCIFIED!


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DEVIL YOU KNOW and PAPA ROACH pull out of remaining FFDP European shows Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 20:11

DEVIL YOU KNOW and PAPA ROACH have today cancelled all remaining dates of their European tour with Five Finger Death Punch, including the scheduled London date this Saturday at Wembley SSE Arena.




Devil You Know commented: "It is with much regret and disappointment that we are forced to announce the postponement of our remaining European tour dates. The well being of the band members, crew and of course the fans is absolute priority for us and in the wake of the recent tragic events and ongoing threats throughout various parts of Europe we had to make this very difficult decision to ensure everyone's safety. This is a very fragile situation which none of us have ever faced before, please know that our entire team did their very best to make the continuation of this tour possible despite the increasing daily concerns and uncertainties. The past month has been an amazing experience for us performing to sold out crowds across much of Europe and Scandinavia with our Brothers in Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach. We are honored that we were able to play for so many of you and make countless new friends on this tour, it's a disappointing end but we will return to make up for the shows as soon as possible! Your support means the world to us and we look forward to seeing you all very soon."


Papa Roach have also announced they are pulling out of this tour with hopes to reschedule the dates: "It is again with a heavy heart, that we are announcing the postponement of the remainder of our European tour. We pride ourselves for rarely canceling shows, but our crew is an essential part of our organization and because they, unfortunately, could not continue the tour due to their logistical challenges and uncertainties, we could not either. We respect them and have had to accept their difficult choice to return home. We shall return next year. We will announce more details on rescheduling as soon as we are able to."


Five Finger Death Punch will play Wembley on Saturday with new supports; Skindred, As Lions and The One Hundred.


BLACK STAR RIDERS' Damon Johnson & Scott Gorham feature in new video interview Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 20:07

BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to cap a hugely successful 2015 with two headline shows in the UK in December 2015. These shows are in addition to their guest slot on the fast selling Def Leppard/Whitesnake double bill in the same month.




In celebration of the band hitting the road, Damon Johnson and Scott Gorham spoke to Nuclear Blast about the band's pre-show rituals and what it's like for them to get up on stage and play for their fans. Watch what they had to say, here:



The band's December tour dates rack up as follows:


Dec 6th - Dublin, 3 Arena
Dec 7th - Belfast, Odyssey Arena
Dec 9th - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Dec 10th - Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Dec 11th - London, Shepherds Bush Empire - HEADLINE SHOW              
Dec 12th - Birmingham, Genting Arena
Dec 13th - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
Dec 15th - Manchester, Arena
Dec 16th - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 17th - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun - HEADLINE SHOW
Dec 18th - London, Wembley SSE Arena
Dec 19th - Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena


(Supporting Def Leppard & Whitesnake except Dec 11th & 17th)


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Reunited THE KING BLUES confirmed as openers on ENTER SHIKARI's UK tour Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 20:04

ENTER SHIKARI have confirmed that THE KING BLUES, who today announced the reformation of their original line-up, will be the opening act on their 'The Mindsweep Tour UK 2016', alongside US label-mates The Wonder Years.  
Longtime fans and friends, the bands have previously played together on a number of occasions (this King Blues line-up supported Enter Shikari on their full 2009 UK tour), and Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject: "The King Blues are such an important British band. With music influenced by many different genres and cultures, and lyrics that represent and reinforce the people. Its great to have them back.




"We had a blast when we toured together a few years back, so can't wait to go off galavanting around the country with them again. And for all those folk (usually the grumbling, weathered and out of touch) in the media asking 'Where are all the bands with something to say?' Well, here's three bands who - even though they approach it from different directions - create music that stems from punk; and carry its spirit, its invigorating power, and its willingness to engage with issues both personal and social."
ENTER SHIKARI - The Mindsweep Tour UK 2016
With special guests - THE WONDER YEARS + THE KING BLUES


THUR 18th FEB - GLASGOW - O2 Academy
FRI 19th - EDINBURGH - Corn Exchange
SAT 20th - NOTTINGHAM - Capital FM Arena
MON 22nd - BOURNEMOUTH - International Center
TUES 23rd - CARDIFF - Motorpoint Arena
THUR 25th - MANCHESTER - Victoria Warehouse
SAT 27th - LONDON - Alexandra Palace


Tickets and more details at:


Wednesday, 25 November 2015 20:00

ESCAPE THE FATE have announced the supports for their upcoming EU/UK tour that kicks off in January next year.




Joining them on their trip overseas, will be fellow Americans, New Year's Day, England's Fearless Vampire Killers, and New Zealand's, Like A Storm.


Dates are:


28-01-16 UK Manchester, Club Academy
29-01-16 UK Glasgow, Cathouse
30-01-16 UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
31-01-16 France Paris, Le Divan Du Monde
02-02-16 Germany Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
03-02-16 Switzerland Zurich, Dynamo
04-02-16 Germany Munich, Strom
05-02-16 Italy Milan, Legend Club
06-02-16 Italy Pordenone, Deposito
08-02-16 Austria Vienna, Szene
09-02-16 Czech Republic Prague, Rock Cafe
10-02-16 Germany Berlin, Bi Nuu
11-02-16 Germany Hamburg, Logo
12-02-16 Holland Amsterdam, Melgweg
13-02-16 Germany Koln, Underground
14-02-16 Belgium Hasselt, Mod Box
16-02-16 UK London, Electric Ballroom
18-02-16 Russia Moscow, Red Club
19-02-16 Russia St. Petersburg, Cosmonavt Club


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QUIREBOYS and FASTER PUSSYCAT join forces for HRH AOR (?) UK tour in 2016 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 06:55

Rock n roll royalty and kings of the road to headline the inaugural HRH AOR on the Road Tour 2016.




Hard Rock Hell, Europe's undisputed leader in residential festivals are pleased to announce they are taking their HRH AOR brand on the road around the UK for its inaugural trip.


Hard gigging, hard living, hard rocking : home-grown heroes The Quireboys, have reinforced their reputation as kings of the road after announcing this slew of new dates with HRH AOR for 2016.


There will be 8 premier shows, which The Quireboys will headline, with main support from 80s hair metal heroes Faster Pussycat and super Swedes Bonafide. Other support acts include The Texas Flood, Thirteen Stars and SKAM.


“It will be more than 18 months since we played so many full electrics shows across the UK and it’s time we treated the fans to a big old party,” said singer Spike. “Doing it with 3 other bands under the HRH AOR banner in bigger venues, just makes perfect sense. We’ll be rolling out an all-new set featuring our favourite songs from the last four records, all the classics and some tunes that have never been played live. Let’s see how that works out!”


2016 has been the band’s most successful year to date with a main stage slot at Sweden Rock, sold-out dates in the USA and scores of UK and European headline shows complementing superb new album St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul.


HRH CEO & Founder, Jonni Davis added, “We've been planning quite a few of these high value packages under the HRH banner to tour various countries for some time, this will be the first of many, which have been requested by the HRH family and are now out there for everyone to enjoy, getting Spike and the lads to headline the first one, just made it even more special”.


 VIP & Standard tickets are on pre sale now on 




Wednesday  16th March O2  Ritz Manchester Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // SKAM

Thursday 17th March  O2 ABC Glasgow Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // Thirteen Stars

Friday  18th March  O2 Academy  Bristol  Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood                   

Saturday  19th March Rescue Rooms  Nottingham Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood

Sunday  20th March O2 Academy  Newcastle  Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood

Thursday 24th March O2 Academy  Sheffield  Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // SKAM

Friday 25th March 25th O2 Academy  Islington  Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood

Saturday  26th March O2 Academy  Birmingham Faster Pussycat // Bonafide // The Texas Flood


THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT reveal cover of Blur's 'Tender' - listen here! Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:14



British band THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have revealed their soulful cover of the classic Blur song, 'Tender'.


The video - watch below - was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and perfectly captures the open-minded spirit of the band that was inspired by the musical history steeped in the venue that surrounded them.
Guitarist Paul Sayer comments: "The main reason for particularly wanting to cover Blur was that they're a band that was really of our childhood. As great as it is when you're growing up to discover all the amazing, timeless bands in your parents' record collection, there's nothing like hearing fresh, new music when you're 14 and knowing that you're a part of the generation that's hearing it for the first time. That's what Blur was for us. 'Tender' was the perfect Blur song for us to cover because although they're as Indie as it gets that song has a huge amount of Soul in it, which is something we feel we have in our music as well."
Damon Wilson adds: "Britpop was possibly England's last great music revolution. We wanted to celebrate those heady days when guitar music ruled the waves and people were excited around the world by British music. With a nod to The Beatles we decided Abbey Rd Studios would be the perfect destination. Tender is something of a rarity for Damon Albarn & Blur with its echoes of American gospel. It resonated with our love of soul & roots music."



With a mantra for recording songs in three takes or less, their version of 'Tender' exemplifies the quality of musicianship that sets The Temperance Movement in a class above many bands, and why their eagerly anticipated new album, 'White Bear', was tracked in only a few weeks.
Due for release on January 15th, 'White Bear' follows their critically-acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut and was recorded with producer Sam Miller in London, Northamptonshire and Monmouth.
In the first part of a special behind the scenes video series, you can see the band discuss the process behind writing 'White Bear' and get an intimate insight into the recording of one of Britain's great rock bands at home in the studio:


'White Bear' is available to pre-order now on CD, signed CD, vinyl and limited edition signed white vinyl, and is also available in a number of t-shirt bundles. Reserve your copy now at
The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, at
Don't miss The Temperance Movement on tour in the UK in support of 'White Bear':
Jan. 16 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre
Jan. 17 - Norwich, UK - UEA
Jan. 19 - Aberdeen, UK - Beach Ballroom
Jan. 20 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland
Jan. 21 - Newcastle, UK - University
Jan. 22 - Leeds, UK - Becket University
Jan. 24 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Jan. 25 - Birmingham, UK - Institute
Jan. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Y Plas
Jan. 27 - London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire
All tickets and bundles are available at


HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta comments on band's Impericon Festival headline appearances Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:11

HATEBREED are set to headline 2016's Impericon Festival which hits London and Manchester next May, as well as a clutch of dates across mainland Europe.


The East Coast hardcore icons are currently working on their seventh album which is is set to see the light of day in Spring 2016. Expect to hear some new music at the UK shows!




Frontman Jamey Jasta comments: "For those about to mosh, we salute you! See you in the pit at the Impericon Festivals! It's gonna be a rager and we're really excited to play you some new material."


Catch Jamey Jasta and his cohorts at the following shows:


Mon 2nd May - MANCHESTER Academy
Tue 3rd May - LONDON O2 Kentish Town Forum


You can pick up tickets up from box offices, all usual agents and online via


Support comes from Northlane, Emmure, Bless The Fall, Chelsea Grin and more.


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MATTY JAMES & THE IRREGULARS ready themselves for December UK tour Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:08



Following the success of his recent PledgeMusic campaign for new album 'The Road To No Town', which finished on a staggering 218%, MATTY JAMES will hit that very road himself for a run of shows across the UK and this time he is bringing the cavalry.


After relentless touring over the last two years with only a guitar for company, this will be his first time heading out with a full band.


The Irregulars made their debut at Sunflower Fest, Lisburn NI earlier this year. Now they are ready to bring their brand of Rogue Folk Rock N' Roll to the mainland, to play songs from Matty's debut album, 'Last One To Die', and the forthcoming, 'The Road To No Town'.


Pirate Heart Records Presents: Matty James & The Irregulars UK Tour 2015


Thu 3rd Dec - Hagues Bar, Lisburn NI
Wed 9th Dec - Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh UK
Thu 10th Dec - The Hop, Leeds UK
Fri 11th Dec - Hope & Anchor, London UK
Sat 12th Dec - Tiger Lounge, Manchester UK


Get more info HERE!


Support bands confirmed for SYMPHONY X's "Underworld Europe Tour 2016" Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:05

World Management and SYMPHONY X have announced the complete line-up for the ‘Underworld Europe Tour 2016’.




Support will be coming from Tunisia’s fantastic progressive rockers Myrath and, from France, the incredible Melted Space.


A Symphony X statement reads: "Together we are excited to offer what we feel will be a great night of live music for the fans and hope to see all of you at these shows."


Symphony X will bring their masterpiece ‘Underworld’ to the following UK cities:


February 12th – Wolverhampton, Robin 2
February 13th – Manchester, Club Academy
February 15th – Sheffield, Corporation
February 16th – Glasgow, Garage
February 18th – Bristol, Bierkeller
February 19th – London, Islington Assembly Hall


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Listen to Episode 78 of THE TWO BUCKS ROCK SHOW - make an old goat happy Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:02



Episode 78 of THE TWO BUCKS ROCK SHOW is now streaming on YouTube and can be heard below.


This latest episode features the aural delights of One Last Run; The Filth Hounds; Sacrilege; Eden In Progress; DeSalvo; RavenHeart; Broken Jaw; Among The Dead; Spreading The Disease; and Hung Like Jack.


Listen here:



Those pesky Two Buckers have a good old fashioned rock show taking place this coming Saturday, November 28th in The Kavern at The Angel Hotel, Coleford, Forest Of Dean.






Get more info HERE!


DROWNING POOL reveal cover art and first music from forthcoming album, 'Hellelujah' Print E-mail
Monday, 23 November 2015 21:08



Platinum selling metal act DROWNING POOL have unveiled the cover art (above) and first new music from their forthcoming new album. 'By The Blood' is the first taste from new album, 'Hellelujah', the Texan band's sixth record set for release on February 5th, 2016, via Long Branch Records/SPV.


Listen to 'By The Blood' HERE!


'Hellelujah' will be the follow up to 2013's 'Resilience'. This time the band tapped renowned producer Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL).


Drowning Pool have beaten the darkness and now they celebrate life on life’s terms. The core trio of C.J. Pierce (guitar), Stevie Benton (bass) and Mike Luce (drums) mine hardship, struggle and disappointment to emerge victorious each time, crafting empowering hard rock anthems. Drowning Pool songs conjure emotions that deeply connect with those who persevere against the odds and sacrifice to survive, and their music transcends boundaries of race, class and lifestyle as well, resonating with people from all walks of life who look to music to get them through life’s challenges.


Jason Moreno’s powerful vocals enabled him to quickly master Drowning Pool’s dense catalog when he became the band’s frontman in 2012. From his reverent delivery of the late Dave Williams mosh-pit ready lyrics in the ubiquitous signature hit 'Bodies' to his powerful take on Top 5 Active Rock hits like 'Step Up' from 'Desensitized' (2004), '37 Stitches' from 'Full Circle' (2007), and 'Feel Like I Do' from the 2010 self-titled album.




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Australian alt. rockers TRACER confirm March headline tour of the UK Print E-mail
Monday, 23 November 2015 21:05



With fans ears still ringing from a run of killer headline shows this month TRACER have confirmed that they will return in early 2016 for more UK dates.


Having just completed a tour that took in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, York, Wolverhampton and Sheffield the band - frontman/guitarist Michael Brown, bassist Jett Heysen-Hicks and drummer Dre Wise - will be arriving In March for ten shows.
“The reaction on the tour was amazing. Thanks to everyone who came down. Getting to play the new songs, meeting up with old friends and new fans, it was a total blast. The UK really is a home-from-home. We’ll be hitting some towns we’ve never played before and we can’t wait. Come down, have a beer, we’ll see you at the front!” – Michael




TRACER UK TOUR MARCH 2016 plus special guests Federal Charm:


16 March NORWICH Waterfront
17 March NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
18 March LEEDS Brundenell
19 March CHESTER Live
21 March HULL Fruit
22 March BIRIMGHAM Institute
23 March CARDIFF Globe
24 March BRISTOL Thekla
25 March EXETER Phoenix
26 March SOUTHAMPTON 1865


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CREEPER announce UK headline tour for February/March 2016 Print E-mail
Monday, 23 November 2015 21:00

2015 proved to be a phenomenal breakthrough for Southampton goth punks CREEPER. Signed to Roadrunner Records UK, the band earned a rush of critical acclaim for their debut EP, ‘The Callous Heart’; hit the road with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Misfits, Funeral For A Friend, Moose Blood and Twin Atlantic; and also burst onto the festival circuit at Download, the Vans Warped Tour UK, 2000 Trees, Hevy and Camden Rocks.




Currently working on an ambitious follow-up to ‘The Callous Heart’, CREEPER have now announced details of their first UK headline tour of 2016. The dates – sandwiched between two previously announced sets of dates with pop-punkers Neck Deep – are scheduled as below:




20th – Weymouth, Finns
21st – Newport, Le Pub
22nd – Wrexham, Rewind
23rd – Edinburgh, Mash House
24th – Dundee, Beat Generator Live
25th – Huddersfield, The Parish
26th – Peterborough, Met Lounge
27th – Coventry, Kasbah




1st – Guildford, The Boileroom
2nd – Bath, Moles
4th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum


February – with NECK DEEP


1st – Birmingham, O2 Institute
2nd – Glasgow, O2 Academy
4th – Manchester, Academy
5th – Cardiff, Great Hall
6th – London, O2 Forum


April – with NECK DEEP


16th – Southampton, Guildhall
18th – Newcastle, University
19th – Leeds, Beckett University
20th – Liverpool, O2 Academy


Tickets are now available from  Aberdeen hardcore quintet Grader will be supporting on all of CREEPER’s headline shows.


CREEPER’s core influences come from the dark-hearted pop-punk rush of The Misfits, Alkaline Trio and The Damned, yet their sound continues to evolve in scale to encompass the doomed romanticism of Nick Cave, the crunch of Metallica, and the flamboyance of Roxy Music and David Bowie. Visually and conceptually, their inspiration comes from old school horrors such as The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone and Phantom of the Paradise, as well as films which celebrate the outsider such as Heathers and Stand By Me.


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