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BAND NEWS: Ben Christo unveils new project Print E-mail
Friday, 27 October 2017 12:17

Diamond Black, a new project featuring guitarist Ben Christo (The Sisters Of Mercy/Night By Night), have released their debut single, ‘Sorrow’:

 

 

"Sorrow was written during a darkly emotional period. It's as our debut single because it embodies the dark, melodic sound of the band, which we hope really speaks to people," explained Christo.

 

‘Sorrow’ is out now. You can buy your copy HERE.

 

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TOUR NEWS: Skindred to ‘Start The Machine’ in April Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:07

Welsh ragga metallers Skindred are to take to the road again in April, with a series of headline shows in support of their seventh album, ‘Start The Machine’, which is due out via Napalm Records around the same time:

                             

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Tickets go on sale from all usual outlets this coming Friday (27 October).

 

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ALBUM NEWS: Warrior Soul are 'Back On The Lash' this December Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:00

Warrior Soul are to release their new album, 'Back On The Lash', on 1 December, via Livewire/Cargo Records UK.

 

Warrior Soul Back On The Lash

 

They also play a series of dates at the end of November/beginning of December:

 

 Warrior Soul tour poster

 

www.facebook.com/warriorsoulofficial

 
FESTIVAL NEWS: Full line-up for Undercover 2018 confirmed Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 12:32

The full line-up has been confirmed for the Undercover Festival VI, an indoor two day celebration of alternative music which takes place at Dreamland in Margate on 13 and 14 April next year.

 

Undercover poster

 

Mick Moriarty, of Undercover Promotions, says of the festival:

 

“The unique setting of Dreamland [offers] venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates. Not only do we have a cracking line up, but festival goers can experience many retro rides and amusements. Plus it is once again held undercover - i.e. not outdoors - so if it’s peeing down come April it’s not a problem - and your beer won’t get diluted. Leave your wellies at home, and enjoy one of the best small alternative festivals the south has to offer.

 

“The two day line-up includes some cracking local bands and so much more over two stages is shaping up to be an unmissable event. We believe we have most bases covered.”

 

Headliners on the Friday night (13 April) will be The Blockheads, with the line-up completed by Eddie 7 The Hot Rods, Roddy Radiaton & The Skabilly Rebels, Sonic Boom Six, XSLF, The Sex Pistols Experience, Witchdoktors, Church Of Eon, King Punch, Skaciety, The Commited, Hazard and Russ Crimewave.

 

The Saturday (14 April) will be headlined by Sham 69, ably aided and abetted by Chelsea, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, Kirk Brandon (acoustic) with Sam Sansbury, Menace, Crisis, Big Boy Tomato, East Town Pirates, Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons, The Warriors, Andy Blade, Nuffin, No Lip, RED (Religion Equals Decay), Rage DC, The Fanzines, Surgery Without Research, Stone Heroes, Scandal and GYB.

 

Full details, and tickets, are available from www.undercoverfest.com.

 

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TOUR NEWS: Levellers announce acoustic dates Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:32

Levellers have announced a string of acoustic dates for next February and March:

 

Levellers Poster

Support on all dates (except London) will come from Ginger Wildheart. Tickets will be on sale from all usual outlets this coming Friday.

 

Levellers will release a new acoustic album, ‘We The Collective’, in the Spring.

 

www.facebook.com/levellersofficial/

 
FESTIVAL NEWS: Bloodstock confirms two UK exclusive appearances Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:24

Bloodstock has announced not just one but two UK exclusives for 2018.

 

Emperor will fulfill the special guest slot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on the Friday (10 August), while Nails will take to RJD stage on the Sunday (12 August).  In between these two special exclusive sets, DevilDriver have been confirmed for a main stage slot on the Saturday (11 August).

 

They join already confirmed headliners Gojira, Judas Priest and Nightwish.

 

Bloodstock 2018 takes place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, from 9 – 12 August. Early bird tickets and a select amount of VIP packages are available NOW.

 

Bloodstock 2018 October poster

 
FESTIVAL NEWS: Line-up announced for Bloodstock Jagermeister Stage Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 18:19

Details of the acts appearing on the Jagermeister Stage at Bloodstock have been announced.

 

Appearing on Friday, are Electric Mother, Hung Daddy, Trendkill, Biggus Riffus and Hanowar. The Saturday bill will feature Spyderbyte, Bangover, Tales Of Autumn, Twisted Illusion and Departed. Sunday will see Everest Queen, Atragon, Silverchild and Voodoo Blood take to Bloodstock’s smallest stage.

 

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that hotly-tipped Danish rockers Forever Still will open the main Ronnie James Dio Stage on Friday.

 

 

Limited day and weekend tickets are still available.

 
TOUR NEWS: Skid Row announce full UK tour for March 2018 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:30

Skid Row have announced a full runs of dates across the UK and Ireland for next March:

 

Skid Row

 

Friday 2 – Dublin, Academy
Saturday 3 – Belfast, Limelight 1
Monday 5 – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Tuesday 6 – Inverness, Iron Works
Wednesday 7 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Friday 9 – Sheffield, Corporation
Saturday 10 – Hard Rock Hell AOR
Sunday 11 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (co-headline show with Night Ranger)
Monday 12 – Hull, Welly
Wednesday 14 – Manchester, Academy 2
Thursday 15 – Cardiff, Cardiff Uni Y Plas
Friday 16 – Liverpool, Hangar 34
Saturday 17 – Coventry, Casbah
Monday 19 – Norwich, Waterfront
Tuesday 20 – Bristol, O2 Academy
Wednesday 21 – Brighton, Concorde 2 
Thursday 22 – Nottingham, Rock City

 

Support on all dates will come from Toseland.

 
ALBUM NEWS: Warner Drive prove 'Karma's A Bitch' ahead of the wheels falling off... Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 July 2017 15:24

Warner Drive will release their fourth album, 'Till The Wheels Fall Off', via Dead End Exit Records on 28 July.

 

Ahead of that, they've just issued a new single, the wonderful 'Karma's A Bitch'... she is indeed, and we at Über Rock love her - and this video, so we though we'd share it with you:

 

 
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