April News Updates
PISS VIPER unleash music video for new track, 'We Conquer As One' - see it here! Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 14:58



PISS VIPER are hard at work recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up to debut EP, 'Horned Hands and Hardened Necks', the band's first with new vocalist Dean Fletcher - previously of Black Tamanous, Godkilla and Iron Clad - who joined the band in February 2016.  


To whet the appetites for the new release - planned for release later this year - Piss Viper teamed up with Ampersand Video Production to create a music video for new track, 'We Conquer As One', in a studio in Barry.  


The video for the song, which showcases more political lyrics and a more hardcore sound than previously heard, can be seen below:



Piss Viper's return gig will be at The Scene in Swansea on June 3rd with Chaos Trigger, A Vulgar Picture, and Among The Dead. The band will also be playing Red Sun Festival.


The Scene June 2016


Get more info at: https://www.facebook.com/pissviper/


'Keep Me Out The Sunlight' warn MAGIC EIGHT BALL as they premiere stunning new video Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:50

Magic Eight Ball's Hallowe'en-themed, New Orleans-fused, funereal rock n' roll romp underneath the covers... 'Keep Me Out The Sunlight', from the band's third album, 'Richest Men In The Graveyard' OUT MONDAY, 2nd MAY 2016!


M8B Baz video still


Video directed by Alex McElroy & Hermes Contreras: www.alexandermcelroy.co.uk, starring Chloe Burton as The Scared Girl: www.sugarandspicemodelling.co.uk, with make-up by Relly Wilson: www.facebook.com/rellywilsonmakeup, and video editing by Artiom Barkun. With thanks to Boney B, Karina Karaulova, Selica Lee, Richard Lee, Clelia McElroy, Fiyinfoluwa Oladimeji, Marina Pallares, and Tony Sinnett (The Company of Marionettes).


DOWNLOAD HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/richest-men-in-graveyard-expanded/id1104320430


CD AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GKZN6HEPM4ZQS



'Keep Me Out The Sunlight' written by and copyright of Baz Francis Duarte.


Magic Eight Ball / Magic Cat Records Limited


TWITTER: https://twitter.com/magiceightball8

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bazfrancis8

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/magiceightball

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/ilovemagiceightball

WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Eight_Ball

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ilovemagiceightball

REVERBNATION: https://www.reverbnation.com/magiceightball


Welsh Music Venues networking event announced with the Music Venue Trust Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:48



Music Venue Trust, created in 2014 to protect and champion the UK’s grassroots live music venues, has announced its first event in Wales and is inviting venues from across the country to come together on 17 May 2016 at Cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach. The Welsh Venues Meeting aims to gather the people responsible for Wales' live music scene and offer them the opportunity to discuss the high and lows of the Welsh venues circuit.


The one-day event will be an opportunity for networking, to hear from national cultural and music industry organisations and crucially, to contribute to a discussion of the challenges faced on a local and national basis. Created in partnership with UK Music and with support from Arts Council of Wales, delegate passes will be free to venue representatives. Guests from across the live sector and MVT partner organisations including The Musicians’ Union, UK Music and Attitude is Everything will take part in the day, offering information, tips and experiences to drive the discussion. Music venues have played a crucial role in the development of British music over the last 40 years, nurturing local talent, providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and their performance skills. In a sometimes difficult, but vital industry, grassroots venues in Wales have faced closure due to issues such as noise complaints, funding shortages and changes in licensing conditions, which can prove heartbreaking not only for music fans, but the staff who help run each venue, promoters who organise shows, up-and-coming musicians and the wider local economy.


Since the first Venues Day event in December 2014, awareness of the precarious position in which the UK's small independent venues find themselves has grown enormously. Music Venue Trust, the charity created to champion and protect the nation's grassroots music, continues to lead this work and recently announced Venues Day 2016 which will take place on Tuesday 18 October at Roundhouse, London. Information and views gathered from the May meeting, together with the English Regional Meetings that took place in April (with input from over 90 venues) will feed into developing the programme of this national networking event. Music Venue Trust has created the Music Venues Alliance, an association which represents well over 200 venues, to assist in pooling resources, sharing examples of good practice and demonstrating the reach of grassroots music venues across the UK’s towns and cities.


Beverley Whitrick, Strategic Director of Music Venue Trust explained,


"As a UK-wide organisation it's important for us to emphasise that we represent grassroots music venues from across Britain and in order to do this we need to go out and talk to the people that run those venues. We are aware that we have a limited number of Music Venues Alliance members in Wales to date but are keen to build our networks and listen to the issues for venues there. Some of the challenges will be the same as in England or Scotland but others may be specific to Wales so this is something we need to know."


Jo Dipple, CEO UK Music said,


“We are looking forward to visiting Cardiff to discuss the many challenges facing small venues in Wales. Last year UK Music published the Wish You Were Here, a report which showed music tourism generated £95million towards the Welsh economy in 2014, whilst attracting over 211,000 music fans to live music events. Music venues are vital part of the ecosystem that incubates new local talent and must be encouraged. Our live music census in nearby Bristol last October revealed that half of the venues surveyed said they were negatively affected by developmental, noise or planning issues. Getting conditions right to support all Welsh music venues and encourage them to flourish is a priority for UK Music. In June we will publish a new version of Wish You Were for 2016, which will look in greater depth at Cardiff and the Welsh live music scene and the enormous contribution it makes to tourism in Wales.”


This first Music Venue Trust event in Wales is open to representatives of grassroots music venues from across the country and is free to attend, with a networking lunch included. The day will be held at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff on 17 May 2016, from 11am-4pm. Travel bursaries to attend the meeting are also available on request. See www.musicvenuetrust.com for further details or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request a place.


‘Break It Down’ with the BLACK BOMBERS - watch their new music video here! Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:42

Birmingham garage-rock trio BLACK BOMBERS announce the release of their long-awaited debut album with a brand new video for the track Break It Down.


Black Bombers band


The video for Break It Down was produced and directed by Poppy Twist of fellow Birmingham bands TABLE SCRAPS and POPPY & THE JEZEBELS.


Watch it here:



The self-titled album, which is to be released through Easy Action Records on Friday 27 May, was recorded as close to live as possible in the band’s rehearsal space, and co-produced by their live sound engineer, Paul Gray.


The band comment: “We wanted the actual sound of Fender Guitars and Rogers Drums and an over-driven vocal PA - without those sounds being sanitised through the prism of studio technology. We set up in a disused factory space and Paul Gray made a rather expert field recording as we let rip over the course of a weekend. The result was, as we'd kinda hoped all along, reminiscent of the kind of primal, no budget, proto-gunk that had emanated from Pathway or Escape studios in those blissful years before the rise of the click-track.”


Black Bombers are the latest tier in England’s second city’s towering rock and punk history. Having served time in and amongst Birmingham’s original ‘77 punks THE PREFECTS and sleaze-rockers GUNFIRE DANCE, their impressive family tree also has branches in such legendary names as SWELL MAPS, THE DAMNED and JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS.


Black Bombers Album


Black Bombers have two forthcoming dates


Sun 1 May       Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (w/Dan Sartain, etc)

Tickets http://hareandhoundskingsheath.skiddletickets.com/event.php?id=12715349

Fri 27 May     Nambucca, London (album launch show w/Eight Rounds Rapid)

Tickets http://www.wegottickets.com/event/357151


Album pre-order link: http://easyaction.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=424


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackBombers150

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BLACKBOMBERS_


DESTRUCTION, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and ENFORCER set to tour Europe and UK Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:36

Thrash metal icons DESTRUCTION are set to fire their new missile of heavy 'Under Attack' on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.


Destruction Poster


Today, the band have announced that they will be hitting the road for a full European headlining tour this Autumn.


DESTRUCTION will join forces with US-based thrash metal monsters FLOTSAM & JETSAM, the Swedish metal maniacs ENFORCER and Brazil's NERVOSA in what will be the heaviest tour of 2016!


DESTRUCTION mastermind Schmier states:


"I`m totally thrilled that we got this amazing package together, when you go on tour you wanna give the fans the best they deserve: NERVOSA - for me the best extreme female Metalband by far, ENFORCER are my fave Metal - outfit with this pure 80s touch and FLOTSAM and JETSAM are back stronger than ever, we are old mates, finally we will tour together again! I can`t wait to see Thrashers and Metalheads united this autumn, to party, mosh & bang with us - oh yes, sometimes it`s really great to be a Metalfan and play in a band - FUCK YEAH! See you ALL soon at the best party around!"


FLOTSAM & JETSAM comments:


"This tour is going to be an absolute thrash fest! Flotsam and Jetsam is honored to support the legendary Destruction, one of the strongest thrash bands to ever come out of Europe. We can’t think of anything better for this fall than getting back to our friends and fans in Europe for a month, hitting the stage and the streets with Schmier, Mike, and Vaaver, the Enforcer crew, and Fernanda and the women of Nervosa, night after night. If that doesn’t sound like trouble, we don’t know what does!"




"Extremely excited to take a break in our new album process to go out on another European tour with our childhood heroes in Destruction and Flotsam & Jetsam. 100% total metal madness guaranteed! Don't miss out on the heaviest tour of the year."


NERVOSA says about the tour:


"This is gonna be a badass thrash tour! Destruction has always been a huge influence for us and now touring with them is gonna be a hell of a dream come true!"


Check out full tour dates below - UK dates go on sale next Thursday 5th May at 10am. Ticket links below:


15.09.16       CH   Pratteln   Z7

16.09.16       DE   Munich   Backstage

17.09.16       IT   Brescia   Circolo Colony

18.09.16       DE   Ludwigsburg   Rockfabrik

21.09.16       FR     Strasbourg   La Laiterie

22.09.16       FR     Grenoble   La Belle Electrique

23.09.16       FR     Marseille   Le Moulin

24.09.16       FR     Toulouse   Metronum

25.09.16       ES   Barcelona   Razz2

27.09.16       ES   Sevilla   Custom

28.09.16       PT   Lisabon   RCA Club

29.09.16       PT   Porto   Hard Club

30.09.16       ES   Madrid   Arena

01.10.16       ES   Bilbao   Stage Live

02.10.16       Fr   Paris   La Machine

04.10.16       UK   Glasgow   Audio


05.10.16       IR   Dublin   Voodoo Lounge


06.10.16       UK   Manchester   Club Academy


07.10.16       UK   London   Underworld


08.10.16       NL   Rjissen   Lucky

09.10.16       NL   Drachten   Indua

11.10.16       CZ   Prag   Storm Club

12.10.16       DE   Nurnberg   Hirsch

13.10.16       DE   Siegburg   Kubana

14.10.16       AT   Dornbirn   Conrad Sohm

15.10.16       BE   Hasselt   Muziekodroom

16.10.16       DE   Mannheim   7er Club


COCKNEY REJECTS get all teary eyed as they say ‘Goodbye Upton Park’ - watch here! Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:34

The East End's own Cockney Rejects have recorded a single to mark the club moving from Upton Park. Goodbye Upton Park will be released through Cadiz Music on Tuesday 10 May [date of the last home game] the band will be performing live at the ground before kick off.


Cockney Rejects


Mick Geggus said, "We were all born within a mile or so from the hallowed Boleyn ground and have all stood on the terraces through snow, rain and sunshine from a very early age".


Recently the subject of the film East End Babylon, the band formed in the turbulence of late Seventies East London as an answer to the dominant art school punk, Cockney Rejects cornered their patch with their brand of terrace singalong classics and a white hot live set. In recent years they were discovered by a new fanbase such as US bands Rancid and Green Day; Russian firebrands Pussy Riot covered I Am Not A Fool.   The Rejects were fiercely working class, the band eschewed the political ramblings of punk’s first wave and sang about their own circumstances. Joe Strummer famously said that, “The Rejects were the real deal”, whilst Morrissey reckoned, Jeff Turner was obviously singing to avoid killing someone.



Signed by EMI after playing four local gigs (less than The Pistols!) they found themselves playing sell out tours across the UK and seeing their debut album storm the charts. Top of the Pops appearances followed, which became the stuff of legend as the band ran amok, finally being banned from the show. Cockney Rejects have played to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe with a live set that is so energetic that it has to be seen to be believed.


The band have just played 2 sold gigs at 100 Club and had a screening of their East End Babylon movie at the Doc N Roll Festival. Goodbye Upton Park is the sound of one East London institution bidding a fond farewell to another.


Celebrate 30 years of DORO with an all-new live package from Nuclear Blast Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:22

30 years of dedication, passion and love for the music and her fans all over the world.


Doro 2


Doro celebrated her 30th anniversary of performing live throughout 2013 and 2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows.


The tour kicked off impressively in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken – followed by two sold-out nights in her hometown of Dusseldorf, where she also started out her outstanding career.


And everyone came to party with Doro: Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Biff Byford (Saxon), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), Joakim Brodén (Sabaton), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Udo Dirkschneider, Uli Jon Roth, Lordi as well as many more amazing guests - the list of stars who celebrated the metal queen on stage comes across like a ‘Who's Who’ of the rock and metal scene.


Three decades of Doro - three unforgettable nights - forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays; including a two-hour plus music movie which delivers deep insights behind the scenes and inside the heart of Doro. Nuclear Blast will release this incredible Doro anniversary package on June 24th; ‘Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal’.


A great memory for everyone who has seen Doro live worldwide during her anniversary – and a revelation for all fans of good, hard rock music and classy live performance - with blood, sweat and tears.


Doro: "We spent endless hours, days and nights working on the DVD, because we wanted to present a real highlight for all rock and metal fans for the 30th anniversary. We took care of every detail. It began with the bombastic stage in Wacken, and we worked for one year on its design. In Dusseldorf, we even celebrated for two nights in a row. One ‘Classic Night’ with a 40-piece orchestra and one ‘balls to the wall’ rock show on the second evening. It continued subsequently nonstop – with an anniversary tour, which led us to Russia, South America and my second home, the USA, among others.."


‘Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal’ contains 38 songs in total; a full load of rock and metal, including all Doro classics, many old Warlock hits and ingenious cover versions of songs such as 'Fear Of The Dark' (Iron Maiden) and 'Balls To The Wall' (Accept). The filming and cutting work is phenomenal, and the sound is crystal-clear. Once again, the packaging was painted by Doro's favourite artist, Geoffrey Gillespie.


Additionally, ‘Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal’ offers a unique music movie with a two-hour plus documentary, ‘Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO’. It gives the spectator deep and detailed insights into Doro's world.


Doro: "There's always great impressions from all over the world and never before seen pictures from our life behind the stage. The camera team accompanied us everywhere for over one year and captured very emotional, intimate and human situations."


The title hits the nail right on the head: ‘Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO’.


‘Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal’ will be released in the following formats on June 24th, and can be pre-ordered now.


Limited 3 DVD Digibook

Limited 2 Blu-Ray Digibook

Limited Gatefold Silver Vinyl

Limited Deluxe Earbook (includes 56-page Earbook, 3 X DVD, 2 X Blu-Ray, exclusive tote bag)

All come with a signed insert (while stocks last)


Doro DVD

Pre-order ‘Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal’ here.


Also available on CD and Limited Edition Black Vinyl.


30 Years Anniversary Show - Wacken Open Air
01. Intro
02. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
03. Burning The Witches
04. East Meets West (feat. Chris Boltendahl)
05. Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Hellbound
07. Revenge
08. Earthshaker Rock
09. Breaking The Law (feat. Phil Campbell)
10. All We Are (feat. Eric Fish, Joakim Brodén & Corvus Corax)
30 Years Anniversary Show - Classic Night
11. Touch Of Evil
12. On The Run
13. Fear Of The Dark (feat. Blaze Bayley)
14. The Night Of The Warlock
15. You're My Family
16. Above The Ashes
17. Beyond The Trees
18. Hero
19. Princess Of The Dawn (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
20. Dancing With An Angel (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
21. Hard Rock Hallelujah (feat. Lordi)
22. Love Me In Black
23. Für Immer (Mix Clip Classic Night/Rock Night)
30 Years Anniversary Show - Rock Night
24. Raise Your Fist In The Air
25. Save My Soul
26. Running From The Devil
27. Without You
28. East Meets West (feat. Sabina Classen)
29. Rock Till Death (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
30. Bad Blood (feat. Lordi)
31. Denim And Leather (feat. Biff Byford)
32. Out Of Control
33. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
34. Metal Racer
35. Herzblut
36. Burn It Up
37. Balls To The Wall (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
38. All We Are

01. Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO (Documentary)

DVD3 - Bonus Concert Movie
30 Years Anniversary Show - Classic Night
01. Celebrate
02. Burn It Up
03. Breaking The Law
04. All We Are
05. Metal Racer
30 Years Anniversary Show - Rock Night
06. True As Steel
07. Evil
08. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (feat. Chris Caffery)
09. Revenge
10. Hellbound
11. You've Got Another Thing Comin' (feat. Biff Byford)
12. Fight
13. Drum Solo
14. Ich Will Alles (feat. Andy Brings)
15. Metal Tango
16. Unholy Love
30 Years Anniversary Show - Wacken Open Air
17. Metal Tango (feat. Eric Fish & Frau Schmitt)
18. Drum Solo
19. Für Immer (feat. Uli Jon Roth)
Rock Hard Festival 2015
20. Hellbound
21. Für Immer
Russia Tour 2015
22. Touch Of Evil
23. I Rule The Ruins

01. On The Run
02. Save My Soul
03. Raise Your Fist
04. Fear Of The Dark
05. Revenge
06. Earthshaker Rock
07. Without You
08. Rock Till Death
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
10. Für Immer
11. Hellbound
12. Balls To The Wall
13. You're My Family
14. All We Are

30 Years Anniversary Show - Wacken Open Air
01. Intro
02. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
03. Burning The Witches
04. East Meets West (feat. Chris Boltendahl)
05. Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Hellbound
07. Revenge
08. Earthshaker Rock
09. Breaking The Law (feat. Phil Campbell)
10. All We Are (feat. Eric Fish, Joakim Brodén & Corvus Corax)
30 Years Anniversary Show - Classic Night
11. Touch Of Evil
12. On The Run
13. Fear Of The Dark (feat. Blaze Bailey)
14. The Night Of The Warlock
15. You're My Family
16. Above The Ashes
17. Beyond The Trees
18. Hero
19. Princess Of The Dawn (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
20. Dancing With An Angel (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
21. Hard Rock Hallelujah (feat. Lordi)
22. Love Me In Black
23. Für Immer (Mix Clip Classic Night/Rock Night)
30 Years Anniversary Show - Rock Night
24. Raise Your Fist In The Air
25. Save My Soul
26. Running From The Devil
27. Without You
28. East Meets West (feat. Sabina Classen)
29. Rock Till Death (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
30. Bad Blood (feat. Lordi)
31. Denim And Leather (feat. Biff Byford)
32. Out Of Control
33. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
34. Metal Racer
35. Herzblut
36. Burn It Up
37. Balls To The Wall (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
38. All We Are

01. Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO (Documentary)
30 Years Anniversary Show - Classic Night
02. Celebrate
03. Burn It Up
04. Breaking The Law
05. All We Are
06. Metal Racer
30 Years Anniversary Show - Rock Night
07. True As Steel
08. Evil
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (feat. Chris Caffery)
10. Revenge
11. Hellbound
12. You've Got Another Thing Comin' (feat. Biff Byford)
13. Fight
14. Drum Solo
15. Ich Will Alles (feat. Andy Brings)
16. Metal Tango
17. Unholy Love
30 Years Anniversary Show - Wacken Open Air
18. Metal Tango (feat. Eric Fish & Frau Schmitt)
19. Drum Solo
20. Für Immer (feat. Uli Jon Roth)
Rock Hard Festival 2015
21. Hellbound
22. Für Immer
Russia Tour 2015
23. Touch Of Evil
24. I Rule The Ruins


Doro will be playing the UK later in 2016, stay tuned for details….


Doro links:


SPIRITUAL BEGGARS take the ‘Hard Road’ in their new music video - watch here! Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:18

Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS have just wrapped up a European tour in support of their recently released 9th studio album “Sunrise To Sundown” and are now debuting a video clip for the song “Hard Road”.


Spiritual Beggars Hard Road


Filmed & edited by Dirk Behlau /www.thepixeleye.com and produced by Beastwood Films / www.beastwoodfilms.com, the clip consists of footage gathered on the band’s latest European tour and highlights the band’s vivid on stage character.

Check the video below



SPIRITUAL BEGGARS guitarist and main songwriter Michael Amott comments:

"We just completed a three week tour through Europe and it was a very cool experience. Lots of love from our supporters out there and so awesome to see the new songs off our "Sunrise To Sundown" album go down so well! We had videographer Dirk Behlau come out to a couple shows in Germany to hang out, drink beer with us and capture some of the on and off stage action on camera - the result is a new clip for the song "Hard Road"...Enjoy!"


Next up, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS are performing at Desertfest in Berlin, Germany this weekend and have also announced a rare hometown show in Halmstad, Sweden. They will also play this year’s Stoned From The Underground festival. Here is an overview of the band’s upcoming shows:


28.04.2016 - Berlin, Germany - Desertfest
07.07.2016 - Ballenstedt, Germany- Rock Harz Open Air
08.07.2016 - Oulu, Finland - Jalometalli Metal Music Festival
15.07.2016 - Erfurt, Germany - Stoned From The Underground Festival
22.07.2016 - Halmstad, Sweden - Kajskjulet


In other news, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will release a strictly limited 7” EP including the album’s bonus cover versions of Mountain and Ten Years After via Germany’s H42 Records on May 30th.


Check out Mountain’s “Thumbsucker” streaming here: https://h42records.bandcamp.com/album/thumbsucker-stoned-woman-h42-032

And pre-order the 7” EP as of May 9th here:: http://h42records.8merch.com/presale


“Sunrise To Sundown” by SPIRITUAL BEGGARS is available as 2CD Mediabook (Bonus disc includes 2 cover versions and 5 live tracks), Jewel Case CD format and also on vinyl. The LP format comes on 180gr. vinyl (Standard black, but also on limited colored runs of 500x copies on dark green vinyl and 200x copies on yellow vinyl!) with gatefold packaging, a double-sided poster and the full standard album on CD as bonus. The album entered the sales charts in various European countries as follows: Germany # 79, Switzerland # 45, Belgium (Wallonia) # 110 and Sweden # 77.


Check out more songs off “Sunrise To Sundown” here:

“Dark Light Child” (video): https://youtu.be/hL6kYte8j84
“Diamond Under Pressure” (lyric video): https://youtu.be/EXMz_vIKrhU
“Sunrise To Sundown” (static video): https://youtu.be/hhl5aEW4rVs


Purchase “Sunrise To Sundown” in its various physical formats from the IOM webshop here:



Or order the album digitally here
ITunes: http://smarturl.it/sunrisetsITUNES


Just like on their previous two album releases, “Return To Zero” (2010) and “Earth Blues” (2013), SPIRITUAL BEGGARS stellar line-up consists of bandleader Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, ex Carcass) on guitars, teaming up with Apollo Papathanasio (ex Firewind) on vocals, Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy, Witchery) on bass, Per Wiberg (Candlemass, ex Opeth) on keyboards as well as Ludwig Witt (Grand Magus, Firebird) on drums. “Sunrise To Sundown” not only easily demonstrates how much on top of their game SPIRITUAL BEGGARS still are after over 20 years of activities, but also adds a fresh and spontaneous vibe to their impressive catalogue.




ED HARCOURT returns with new album and two intimate UK shows Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:14

Recently signed to Polydor, and with seventh album “Furnaces’ due to be released this summer, Ed Harcourt has announced two live shows this June at Manchester’s Deaf Institute Wednesday 29th and The Borderline – home to Ed’s legendary residency - Thursday 30th.


Ed Harcourt


15 years after he released his Mercury nominated debut ‘Here Be Monsters’, Ed has been tucked away in a studio recording what can only be described as a career re-defining album with producer Flood (PJ Harvey, Foals). The results are truly incendiary.


Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. He’s played live with The Libertines, toured as part of Marianne Faithful‘s band and served as Musical Director for Beck’s Songbook shows at the Barbican.


Ed Harcourt plays:




Wed 29th             MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute

Thurs 30th           LONDON, The Borderline


Sign up to Ed's mailing list at www.edharcourt.com for access to pre-sale tickets from Wednesday May 4th. Tickets go on general sale 9am Fri 6th May


IDLEWAR premiere groovy new music video for ‘Out of My Head’ - watch here! Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:09

Idlewar are set to up the ante in 2016 with the release of their new music video 'Out Of My Head' and the promise of a release for their highly anticipated debut album.




A short, sharp, slice of rock that oozes groove, riffs and a HUGE chunk of melody, 'Out Of My Head' grabs your attention from the opening notes and doesn't let up until the end, making you want to push replay again and again.


"The phrase 'Out of My Head' came to me one day" explains Idlewar drummer, Pete Pagonis "I sang that phrase to James (Blake - frontman / bassist) and we talked about the concept of wanting to shake the chatter out of your head that hinders you and keeps you awake at night".


Idlewar's frontman agrees "Absolutely, it's an observation I'm sure many of us can relate to, especially in this digital age. The video in essence captures a 'business' person with artistic aspirations, coming home to rest and dream of the place he'd rather be...rocking out on a rooftop! The principal character needs to shake off the worries of his work life so he is free to enjoy his passion...much like many of us do on a daily basis."



For fans of Foos hooks, lovers of Clutchesque grooves and modern rock ala Royal Blood, 'Out Of My Head' is taken from Idlewar's debut ep 'Dig In' and is a "must have". Released last summer, the ep has been featured in various zine’s ‘Best Of 2015’ polls, with the UK taking Idlewar to their hearts and asking the question “When can we SEE this band LIVE?”


"We've been blown away by the response to the EP, it's incredible!" says Blake "right now we're focused on producing the best debut album we possibly can and YES, absolutely UK, book us and we will come. Let's do this!"


iTunes: 'Out Of My Head' + b-side 'Stay With You' - http://hyperurl.co/idlewaroutofmyhead

Idlewar is:

James Blake - Vocals & bass guitar
Rick Graham - Guitar
Peter Pagonis - Drums 

Official Website : www.idlewar.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/idlewartheband
Twitter: @IDLEWAR 


More details announced for must-attend charity metal event, BULLETFEST 2016 Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:11



BULLETFEST 2016, the charity hard rock and metal festival dedicated to raising money for CLAPA - the only UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate - will return over the May bank holiday weekend.


Now expanded to two days and covering two great South Wales venues, BULLETFEST 2016 will feature seventeen bands, the stage times of which have just been announced:


Bulletfest 2016 - Saturday 28th of May - Dolls House Abertillery - Doors 2pm


Lifer 11:00 -11:40
Line of Fire 10:00 - 10:40
A Vulgar Picture 9:00 - 9:40
The Dark Horse 8:00 - 8:40
Crowsaw 7:00 - 7:40
Raffle Prize draw 6:00 - 6:30
Eyes of the Raven 5:00 - 5:40
Desalvo 4:00 - 4:40
Democratus 3:00 - 3:40


Get more info on the first day of Bulletfest 2016 HERE




Bulletfest 2016 - Sunday 29th of May - Royal Oak Pontypool - Doors 1pm


Left For Red 11:00 -11:40
Black Bullets 10:00 - 10:40
PizzaTramp 9:00 - 9:40
DedOrse 8:00 - 8:40
Mastercharger 7:00 - 7:40
Raffle Prize draw 6:00 - 6:30
Rustlung 5:00 - 5:40
The Day of the Locusts 4:00 - 4:40
Smiling Tigers 3:00 - 3:40
Scarsun 2:00 - 2:40


Get more info on the second day of Bulletfest 2016 HERE


Uber-approved all-grrrl outfit IDESTROY release video for new single, 'State Of The Art' Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 April 2016 15:53



IDestroy have released the video for their new attitude-fuelled single, ‘State Of The Art’, which is taken from the debut EP, ‘Vanity Loves Me’ - watch the video below.
Keeping in line with their lighthearted rebellious nature, ‘State Of The Art’ is the follow up single to the girls’ previously-released title track, ‘Vanity Loves Me’, which has been played on Planet Rock, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, and showcases the teen misfits in their true pop-punk style.
The new video perfectly complements IDestroy’s riot grrrl attitude, while demonstrating their creative DIY approach. It was filmed in the Hydra Bookshop, Bristol, where the three-piece held their sold-out EP launch show earlier in the year; an anarchist bookshop in the city centre being the perfect setting for a sweaty, intimate punk show.
Pulling influences from the likes of Sleater-Kinney and Bratmobile, IDestroy are a fearless combination of powerful rock 'n' roll riffs and bubblegum pop melodies, giving them an infectious and catchy sound, which has seen the trio build a loyal fanbase playing to packed out venues.



IDestroy have been relentlessly gigging across the UK accompanying the release of their debut EP and have previously supported the likes of Cherie Currie (The Runaways).


April 30th – The Rifleman Pub, Stalybridge
May 8th – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
June 11th – Fuel, Cardiff
June 18th – Anfi Rock Sound Festival, Isla Cristina, Spain
July 2nd – Rebellion, Manchester
August 6th – Outcider Festival, Compton Martin
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Ex-THE TREATMENT guitarist forms DEPARTED and debuts ‘Steal Your Crown’ – listen here! Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:50

DEPARTED showcase their debut track "Steal Your Crown" in their new lyric video and they give us a taste of what's to come from their forthcoming E.P ‘DEPARTED’. What’s more you can watch the lyric video to the lead track “Steal Your Crown" right here on Uber Rock:







Ben Brookland the former lead guitarist for the young UK rock band The Treatment who has become one of the most respected and exciting young players on the scene in years. He has recorded two hit albums with The Treatment and toured the world supporting such rock legends as Slash, KISS, Motley Crüe , Status Quo ,Thin Lizzy, Steel Panther, Alice Cooper and many more! The Treatment received critical acclaim and were nominated as “Best newcomer” at the Classic Rock awards. Also Ben is an Orange amps endorsee and is constantly flying the flag for young British rock talent.


Mark Pascall Lead singer for the band Empire of Fools (www.empireoffools.co.uk) who have received critical acclaim over the past couple of years from some of the top publications in the business. Mark has been featured in publications such as Bass Guitar magazine as well as writing “Devil inside” which featured as a Classic Rock Magazines “Track of the week”, plus being included on their cover-mount CD. EofF has had vast worldwide airplay including stations such as Planet Rock Radio and the BBC. Mark has supporting the likes of Reef, The Darkness, The Answer, Status Quo and having played at prestigious venues such as the CIA as well as many of the countries top festivals. Mark is an Orange amps endorsee. Chris Rivers


Whilst DEPARTED have a permanent drummer, the EP also features special guest Chris Rivers on drums. Chris is known for his energetic style and hails from one of the UK’s hottest bands Heaven’s Basement and previously Roadstar.


Set to be one of the most exciting début EP’s of the year! Full to the brim with riffs, hooks and melodies which are sure to blow you away and leave you hungry for more!




THE GOLDEN GRASS announce UK/Euro tour and stream new album Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:47

Brooklyn, New York-based psychedelic retro rock trio THE GOLDEN GRASS will tour the UK and Europe next month in support of their new album Coming Back Again.


Golden Grass


Released 22 April, Coming Back Again was first unveiled via Loudwire, check it out here:


The band hit The Black Heart in London with tour mates Travelin Jack on 25 May, so make sure to not out on this groove-drenched jam-laden evening. Full tour dates are below which include an appearance at the legendary Freak Valley Festival.


Recorded by Jeff Berner at Galuminum Foil Productions, Coming Back Again delivers a truly soul-capturing audio journey where the epic glory and might of 70s psychedelia, the sun-drenched warmth of Laurel Canyon’s golden country/folk era and sheer blues-based Southern rock boogie give way to exploratory landscapes, lysergic prog arrangements and a swinging, jazz touch.


Golden Grass Poster


Influenced by the likes of such American rock legends as The James Gang, The Allman Brothers, and Grand Funk Railroad, the soulful British psych/mod of The Move, The Pretty Things, and The Action, and the heavy umph of Budgie, Blue Cheer and Blackfoot, THE GOLDEN GRASS synthesise their influences into a seamless, memorable, and high-energy performance that screams from the past but is a welcome and much needed presence in the now.






'Monotheist' by CELTIC FROST set to get 10th anniversary double vinyl reissue Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:44

Due to the continuous demand and in timely celebration of its 10th anniversary, a special vinyl reissue of the final album by legendary Swiss Metal pioneers CELTIC FROST will be available as of May 13th, 2016 via Century Media Records.


Celtic Frost LP. jpg


Long sold-out, the new 'Monotheist' pressing comes in its original 180gr. 2LP set-up (With printed sleeves and poster!) and next to the black vinyl, a selection of limited coloured editions as well as a picture-vinyl version are available in the following runs:


CELTIC FROST – “Monotheist” 2LP Reissue 2016:


Black vinyl: Unlimited

Silver vinyl: Limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro EU

Green vinyl: Limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast

White vinyl: Limited to 500 copies, exclusive for North America

Picture vinyl: Limited to 500 copies, available through CM Distro EU/US


The European pre-order has started now from CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/cfCMDISTRO


'Monotheist' was yet another groundbreaking release for the extreme Metal movement and proved to be not only an acclaimed comeback for CELTIC FROST, but also their definitive musical statement. Originally formed in 1984 and regrouped in 2001, CELTIC FROST parted ways again in 2008.


You can view CELTIC FROST’s video clip for the song 'A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh', taken from the 'Monotheist' album, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T31cG-RJCZU


Celtic Frost online:




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