November News Updates
ALBUM NEWS: Andrew W.K. to prove we’re not alone in March Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 November 2017 09:19

Über Rock’s favourite party animal, Animal W.K., is to release his new album, ‘You’re Not Alone, on 2 March, via Red Music/Sony.


Andrew WK Youre Not Alone artwork


You can pre-order your copy HERE


He also has announced a series of seven UK dates next April:


Andrew WK poster

TOUR NEWS: The Godfathers confirm February dates Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:47

The Godfathers will kick-start the New Year with a run of ten dates:

Godfathers Promo Shot


Friday 2 February 2018 - Southampton, Talking Heads

Thursday 8 February 2018 - Edinburgh, The Voodoo Rooms (with Heavy Drapes)

Friday 9 February 2018- Glasgow, Audio (with Heavy Drapes)

Saturday 10 February 2018 - Dundee, Beat Generator Live (with Heavy Drapes)

Friday 16 February 2018 - Manchester, Ruby Lounge

Saturday 17 February 2018 - London, 100 Club (with Ten Benson)

Sunday 18 February 2018 - Bristol, The Fleece

Friday 23 February 2018 - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

Saturday 24 February 2018 - York, Victoria Vaults

Sunday 25 February 2018 - Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club

SINGLE NEWS: Über Rockers remember Rick Parfitt on charity single Print E-mail
Monday, 27 November 2017 13:11

A bunch of Über Rock-approved rock ‘n’ roll reprobates have come together to record and release a fundraising single in memory of Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt.


‘Rock Remembers Rick’ will be the debut release from Barrel And Squidger Records and will be available on strictly limited three-track 7” vinyl, as well as a two-track digital EP.  All proceeds will go to the children’s cancer charity The Shona Smile Foundation, which was set up in memory of Shona Gill, a young Quo fan who lost her battle with a rare form of cancer in 2004, aged ten.


The lead track is a cover of the Parfitt-written ‘Rain’, by Walkway, who themselves supported Quo on numerous occasions, featuring a guest appearance by original “Frantic Four” drummer John Coghlan – making this his first UK single appearance in more than 30 years!


The second track sees CJ Wildeart teaming up with York Americana stalwart Boss Caine and The Main Grains’ Ben Marsden for ‘Christmas Eve (Nanana)’ a radical reworking of the 1971 album track ‘Nanana’, adapted with the permission of original songwriters Francis Rossi and Bob Young, with new lyrics by Jason Hodgson, writer and researcher for From The Makers Of… (FTMO…), the Official International Status Quo Fan Club, who also performs on the song.  Swedish tribute act Sound Of Status lead a 1000-strong crowd in an outro singalong recorded at the recent Status Quo Fan Club convention.


The vinyl version also will feature Massive Wagons’ Parfitt tribute track, Back To The Stack’, originally released earlier this year in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.


The digital version will be released on 15 December, followed by the vinyl on 24 December  - the first anniversary of Parfitt’s death. Both can be pre-ordered HERE.

TOUR NEWS: Michale Graves announces first UK dates in 20 years Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:21

Former Misfits frontman Michale Graves has confirmed a run of 12 UK dates in January and February:


Michale Graves UK tour poster


Support on all dates comes from So Long Until The Seance.

ALBUM NEWS: Sonic Prophecy to prove they are 'Savage Gods' in January Print E-mail
Friday, 24 November 2017 17:30

American power metal outfit Sonic Prophecy are to release their third album, 'Savage Gods', on 19 January via Rockshots Records.


They have preceded it with a single, 'Night Terror':

VIDEO RELEASE: Gods Of Silence fight their 'Demons' Print E-mail
Friday, 24 November 2017 17:00

Swiss melodic metallers Gods Of Silence have just released a performance video for the song 'Demons':



The track is taken from their debut album, 'Neverland', which was released at the beginning of September by ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Desertfest confirms line-up for Old Empire Stage Print E-mail
Friday, 24 November 2017 16:06

Desertfest has confirmed the line-up for the Old Empire Stage, which will be hosted at the Electric Ballroom in Camden on Friday 4 May.


Desertfest Landscape


Napalm Death will headline proceedings on the opening night of the festival, with the rest of the bill completed by Warning, Eyehategod, Winterfylleth and Five The Hierophant.


Tickets for Deserfest 2018, which takes place from 4 - 6 May, are available HERE.

TOUR NEWS: RavenEye announce run of 2018 headline shows Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 21:11

Blues-rockers RavenEye have announced a run of dates for this coming January and February:


RavenEye tour poster


Tickets go on sale this Friday (24 November) from all usual outlets.

FESTIVAL NEWS: Doro to headline Sophie Stage at Bloodstock Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:00

The metal goddess herself, Doro, has been confirmed to headline Bloodstock’s Sophie Stage on Friday 10 August.


BOA poster 21 Nov 2017


The latest announcement also sees Fozzy, Bloodbath and SepticFlesh all confirmed for main stage appearances.


Bloodstock takes place at Catton Hall in south Derbyshire from 9 – 12 August.  You can get tickets HERE.

VIDEO RELEASE: Falling In Reverse are gonna 'Fuck You and All Your Friends' Print E-mail
Monday, 20 November 2017 16:09

Falling In Reverse are gonna  'Fuck You and All Your Friends' – at least according to the title of their just released new single:



The track is taken from the album ‘Coming Home’, which is out now on Epitaph Records.

ALBUM NEWS: Tax The Heat to change their position in March Print E-mail
Friday, 17 November 2017 13:13

As their current run of dates supporting Black Star Riders comes to an end, Tax The Heat have confirmed that their second album, ‘Change Your Position’, will be released via Nuclear Blast on 9 March.


Tax The Heat CYP artwork


Vocalist/guitarist Alex Veale commented:


“If an album is about capturing a band or artist at a certain point, 'Change Your Position' might have happened at the perfect time. As a band we toured, found our sound, found our place and took inspiration from a world in utter chaos. With 'Change Your Position' we pushed ourselves creatively as hard as we could and it took us further into ourselves than we expected - we hope it's apparent to the listener."


The album can be pre-ordered HERE.

TOUR NEWS: Black Label Society add second Belfast date Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:51

Due to phenomenal demand, Black Label Society have added a second Belfast date at the end of their previously announced European tour:


BLS Added Date


Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (17 November) from Ticketmaster.

TOUR NEWS: Iron Maiden to relive the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ Print E-mail
Monday, 13 November 2017 13:04

Iron Maiden have just confirmed six UK dates as part of next year’s ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour.


Iron Maiden tour header


They will play:


Tuesday 31 July – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Metro Radio Arena

Thursday 2 August – Belfast, SSE Arena

Saturday 4 August – Aberdeen, Exhibition and Conference Centre

Monday 6 August – Manchester, Arena

Tuesday 7 August – Birmingham, Genting Arena

Friday 10 August – London, O2 Arena


Support on all dates will come from Killswitch Engage.


The concept for the ‘Legacy Of The Beast World Tour’ was inspired by Maiden’s mobile game and comic book of the same name and the stage set design will feature a number of different but interlocking “worlds”, with a set list covering a large selection of Eighties material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.


Maiden manager Rod Smallwood explains further:


“As our fans know, we’ve been following a particular touring cycle ever since Bruce and Adrian re-joined Maiden at the start of the millennium, alternating new album tours with “History/Hits” tours. We enjoy working this way for many reasons, not least because it gives the band a chance to play both new material and the older favourites which we know fans like to hear. It keeps things fresh, not just for the fans but for the band too.


“For this History/Hits tour we decided to base the theme around the Legacy Of The Beast name, which suits our purposes perfectly by giving us scope to get creative and have some fun, especially with Eddie! I don’t want to give too much away at the moment but we’re working on a number of different stage sets, all in keeping with the Maiden tradition and we hope to give our fans a fantastic experience when they come to see this very special show.”


Tickets for all dates go on sale from all usual outlets at 9am on Friday 24 November.

ALBUM NEWS: MaterDea to pluck ‘A Rose For Egeria’ with deluxe re-issue Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:38

Italian pagan metallers MaterDea are to re-issue their third album, ‘A Rose For Egeria’, via Rockshot Records on 15 December in Europe and 19 January in North America.



Originally released in 2014, the deluxe edition will feature a new version of ‘The Green Man’ which originally featured on their ‘Satyricon’ album three years earlier.


‘A Rose For Egeria’ is available for pre-order HERE.


MaterDea artwork

SINGLE NEWS: Tax The Heat prove they have ‘Money In The Bank’ Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:24

Tax The Heat celebrate hitting the road in support to Black Star Riders with a new single, ‘Money In The Bank’.



The single is taken from their new studio album, 'Change Your Position', which is due to be released via Nuclear Blast next year.


The Black Star Riders tour kicks off in Wolverhampton tonight (Wednesday 8 November), with full dates as follows:


BSR Nov 2016 poster


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