Deaf Havana Announce April 2014 Tour

Following the release of their Top Ten album ‘Old Souls’ and the huge success of the October Tour, Deaf Havana announce a new 10 date headline tour throughout April.

Starting at Norwich UEA on April 1st, and taking in major cities across the UK, the tour includes a date at London’s Clapham Grand on April 10th, where the band will be joined by the London Youth Gospel Choir and string quartet.

April 2014
3rd - NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
4th - LEEDS, O2 Academy
5th - MANCHESTER, Academy
10th - LONDON, Clapham Grand
13th - OXFORD, O2 Academy
14th - WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun Hall
15th - CARDIFF, Great Hall
17th - BRIGHTON, Concorde 2

Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 15th November priced £17 in London and £15 in Manchester (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk



LostAlone Release New Video and FREE Download

LostAlone have unveiled a free single on the eve of their winter UK and Ireland tour with The Darkness. ’The Bells! The Bells!!’ is the lead track from their as-yet-untitled third album produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns), which is due for release in Spring 2014.

‘The Bells! The Bells!!’ is an acute display of unrelenting riffs and clever harmonies showcasing the trio’s cutthroat writing abilities. Singer Steven Battelle says, “It’s a schizophrenic song with each ding and each dong of the "breakdong" section representing a conflicting thoughts fighting for the attention of an already addled mind. It’s the song that from the moment I wrote it we knew collectively as a band that we wanted it to be the song that everyone would hear first from our new record.”

Download ‘The Bells! The Bells!!’ now at www.lostalone.com

Today the band kick off their Winter UK and Ireland tour as special guests to The Darkness which commences with two sold out shows at London’s Electric Ballroom and ending with the band returning home to the Assembly Rooms in Derby for their annual Christmas bash. Support for that show comes from Max Raptor, Ghost Twins & Attention Thieves with radio DJ and avid supporter Matt Stocks hosting the night.

Visit www.lostalone.com/tour for full tour information and ticket links.

Pre-order LostAlone’s new album now at: www.pledgemusic.com/artists/lostalone


Headline Acts Announced for Download 2014

Download Festival at the legendary Donington Park is the place to be in June 2014. The headline acts for Download Festival have now all been officially announced…

Friday 13th
Headliner: Avenged Sevenfold
Main Support: Rob Zombie

Saturday 14th
Headliner: Linkin Park*
Main Support: Fall Out Boy

*Linkin Park will be playing their multi-platinum selling album ‘Hybrid Theory’ in its entirety as part of their set.

Sunday 15th
Headliner: Aerosmith
Main Support: Alter Bridge

Tickets are available now at an Earlybird rate of £10 off 2013 prices until 9am Friday 8th November 2013, they will then increase to 2013 prices for a limited amount of time (all tickets subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) from www.downloadfestival.co.uk

Ticket Prices until 9am 8th November 2013
Weekend Arena Ticket £150
Weekend Arena Ticket & 3 night camping £175
Weekend Arena Ticket & 5 night camping £185

Ticket Prices from 9am 8th November 2013
Weekend Arena Ticket £160
Weekend Arena Ticket & 3 night camping £185
Weekend Arena Ticket & 5 night camping £195

Keep up-to-date with the latest Download information here: Twitter and Facebook


MANRAZE To Release New EP

MANRAZE, the London-based rock band formed by iconic Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen, along with punk rock forerunner Paul Cook (Sex Pistols) on drums and Simon Laffy, rockin’ bass player of Collen's former glam-band, Girl, will release their new EP, ‘I Surrender’, on November 11th 2013.

‘I Surrender’ will be comprised of three songs, including the title track, which features background vocals by Debbi Blackwell-Cook, who also appears on ‘All I Wanna Do’, a newly-recorded version of the song which first appeared on the trio’s 2011 sophomore album ‘punkfunkrootsrock’. The final track is ‘Connected-Live from Shepherd’s Bush’, a live studio performance from a studio podcast session, not previously released.

It all started in 2004, when Phil Collen, after 20+ years as lead guitarist for Def Leppard, decided to express himself via another creative outlet. After a chance meeting on the street with Paul Cook, MANRAZE finally released their debut album ‘Surreal’ through Universal Records in the summer of 2008 to rave reviews. The group’s debut album was chocked full of rebellious in-your-face songs. They were seen as a cross between the Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, and The Police.



Ben Draiman covers Disturbed

Ben Draiman — younger brother of David Draiman of the famed rock group Disturbed — has released his version of the Disturbed song ‘Stricken’. You can listen to it in the YouTube clip HERE.

Ben says of his cover: "Today I pay tribute to one of the best hard rock/metal bands in the past decade. I pray I've done it the justice it deserves."

Ben Draiman's debut six-song EP, ‘The Past is Not Far Behind’, came out in October 2012. Heavily influenced by a wide variety of styles, Ben’s music can best be described as powerful, emotional, melodic rock, fusing the softness of the piano alongside the intensity and roughness of electric guitar.



WakeUpCall new video/single

It's been a year since WakeUpCall released their first album ‘Batteries Are Not Included’ and after 30 shows through Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, Latvia and Lithuania, WakeUpCall have just released the third video/single from the album.

‘Let You Go’ video is an ironic joke about all the talent shows that have invaded our televisions and changed music business....who's gonna win the WFACTOR?



Scar The Martyr Announce UK Tour

Scar The Martyr, the new project unveiled by Slipknot drum legend and song writing mainstay Joey Jordison, have announced a UK headline tour for December.

The start date of the tour marks 14 years to the day that Jordison first played in the UK with Slipknot, at their now legendary debut show at London's Astoria. Joey is looking forward to returning to these shores with his latest project, reflecting: "You know irony is an odd thing, but as the saying goes, history always seems to repeat itself. The first time I came to the UK with Slipknot was on December 13th, 1999 at the London Astoria, and to this day, it still remains in my memory as one of the best times I've ever had on tour. Fast forward now 14 years later, and I'm coming back to the UK on December 13th with my new venture Scar The Martyr. I can't wait to establish new memories, but more importantly bring a vicious live show that the fans can sink their teeth into. The UK fans never disappoint, and I expect nothing less this time around. We'll see you all soon!"

December 2013
13th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
14th – Manchester, Club Academy
15th – Glasgow, Cathouse
17th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18th – London, Underworld

Tickets are on sale now: KiliLive and Seetickets.

Produced by Rhys Fulber, Scar The Martyr’s self-titled debut album is available now and can be picked up at the following links: iTunes and Amazon



Watch Shinedown’s Video for New Single ‘Adrenaline’

‘Adrenaline’ is the fifth single from Shinedown’s 2012 album ’Amaryllis’. The video features both footage and still photos captured by Rob Fenn throughout Shinedown’s Carnival of Madness tour earlier this year.

Lead singer Brent Smith says of the video: "We had the pleasure of having Mr. Rob Fenn on the Carnival Of Madness tour with us this summer. He was constantly filming, taking pictures, and documenting the reinvention of the tour. We had such an amazing time seeing all of our fans out on the road that we thought: what better way to present the video for our fifth single off of 'Amaryllis' than incorporating all the footage he captured? We hope the fans love it as much as we do."



Hell To Pay’s Debut Album Available Now

’Blending timeless hooks and melodies from an era when Rock & Metal were anthemic and with the raw aggression and technicality of their more modern counterparts, quite simply Hell To Pay are an all-out Heavy Rock band that will get you singing the choruses, banging your head for the riffs and have your faces melting at the solos.’

If you love classic sounding heavy metal Hell To Pay have just the treat for your ears: their debut album ‘Judgement Day’.

‘Judgement Day’ is available via iTunes
Or if you are quick get your hands on a Signed Limited Edition Digipak via the bands online store



Framing Hanley Offer Free New Music

Framing Hanley have decided to release three brand new songs for FREE on their website www.framinghanley.com due to the delay of their upcoming album ’The Sum Of Who We Are’. The three songs (’Crooked Smiles’, ’No Saving Me’ and Walt and The Wolves’) are available now.

’The Sum Of Who We Are’ was funded entirely by the band’s loyal fan-base by donating money via a Kickstarter campaign. “First and foremost, our incredible fans are the reason it’s even possible” states FH front-man Nixon. “They funded the entire thing on Kickstarter. That is still unbelievable to us. Every band says that they feel like they’re getting better with the years. So while I feel that’s a trite statement, I can’t deny it. We’ve never written as much material for an album as we did for this one. We had to cut so many songs that we felt were strong. We also recorded songs for the album that we felt weren’t ‘there’ yet only to go back to the drawing board and get it right. This record from start to finish will be all that we have in us. The ‘sum of who we are’ if you will.”

The band recently released a YouTube message explaining the delay that can be viewed here: YouTube



Blackberry Smoke to Release UK Debut Album

Hotly-tipped southern rock outfit, Blackberry Smoke are set to release their UK debut album, 'The Whippoorwill' on 17th February 2014 and make their first UK appearance with a one-off show at Camden's Barfly on Wednesday 13th November.

The Barfly show sold out in less than an hour, such is the anticipation for the Atlanta band's first UK visit. Vocalist and guitarist, Charlie Starr enthuses, "I'm all goosebumps about coming over to play where SO many of my favourite artists are from!", whilst drummer, Brit Turner adds: "Finally! We are so excited to play the Mother Land!"

The UK edition of 'The Whippoorwill' album features three additional bonus tracks and first single, 'Shakin' Hands With The Holy Ghost' is currently available as an instant grat when you pre-order the album over at iTunes

Check out this little 'Introduction to Blackberry Smoke' to see what all the fuss is about!

Head over to the Blackberry Smoke website for a free download of an acoustic version of 'Ain't Much Left of Me' - Free Download



Halestorm Return To Blitz the UK!

Hot off the heels of their crowd-slaying opening slot on the Alter Bridge arena tour, the Grammy Award-winning Pennsylvania rockers, Halestorm are set to return to the UK for a headline tour in April 2014!

Halestorm's Lzzy Hale is looking forward to another UK trip, enthusing: "We are so excited to come back and headline in April! We are gonna pull out all the stops, and plan on a few surprises for our Freaks across the pond! All of you have been so wonderful to us since we first set foot overseas years ago. Thank you for welcoming us with open arms and holding that Halestorm flag high! We want to give you the show you deserve to see... So come and see us in April for a tour you will never forget!"

The 'as-yet-unreleased-in-the-UK' 'ReAniMate 2.0' covers EP will be unleashed to coincide. Stay tuned for the official UK release date in due course. The band's current studio album, 'The Strange Case of...' featuring crowd favourites, 'I Miss The Misery', Love Bites (So Do I)', 'Here's To Us' and 'Freak Like Me', is available now from Amazon and iTunes. Check out a taster over at www.halestormrocks.com. The band's current single 'Here's To Us (featuring Slash)' is available now.

Full tour dates are as follows:

April 2014
1st – Newcastle, O2 Academy
3rd – Sheffield, O2 Academy
4th – Manchester, Academy
5th – Glasgow, ABC
7th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
8th – Bristol, O2 Academy
9th – London, HMV Forum

Tickets priced £14 regionally and £16 in London (subject to booking fee) go on pre-sale for fanclub, Live Nation and O2 members from 9am on Wednesday 23rd October and on general sale from Friday 25th at 9am. Pick them up from Live Nation or Ticketmaster, but don't delay as they won't hang around long.



Skillet Announce UK release for New Album ‘Rise’

On November 25th, two-time Grammy nominated rock band Skillet will release their highly anticipated new album ‘Rise’ via Atlantic/Word in the UK.

Skillet (lead singer/bassist John Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist Korey Cooper, drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger and guitarist Seth Morrison), recorded ‘Rise’ in Los Angeles, where they re-teamed with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All American Rejects), who helmed the band's 2009 blockbuster, ‘Awake’, which was certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S.

The band maintains momentum with ‘Rise’, a gripping coming-of-age narrative that stands as their first concept album. The album tells the story of a typical American teen coming into adulthood and trying to figure out who he is in a world riddled with problems both within and outside his control.
“The narrative idea happened after we had 10 or 11 of the songs chosen,” singer John Cooper says. “As we recorded them, we started to realize that there was something going on—that the album was really telling a story. Realizing that, I knew we needed to make it as powerful as we could.”

The result is a wildly ambitious work as heady as it is visceral. Sonically, the disc sees the band expanding their musical palette, integrating natural, acoustic instruments like accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, tympani and bells to their trademark slashing electric guitars, strings, churning synths and pummelling drums.

‘Rise’, features the single ‘Sick Of It’ which is to be released on November 18th, to coincide with the band being special guests on Nickelback’s Arena tour. See dates below.

November 2013
23rd – Liverpool, Echo Arena
24th – London, Wembley Arena
26th – Glasgow, The Hydro
27th - Leeds, Arena

Buy Tickets Here



Black Stone Cherry Announce Special UK Tour

Black Stone Cherry are preparing for the release of their fourth studio album in Spring 2014, by treating the UK to four very unique and intimate performances.

The dates, dubbed 'The Southern Hospitality Shows', will each be a very special evening with the UK's favourite rockers from Kentucky. Each show will be totally unique, as the evening's set list will be chosen by the band from a list of fan requests. The band will then create a 2-hour set list tailored from those submissions, guaranteeing that each show will be different from the next. At each event, the band will also give a shout-out to one of the local fans who requested the song for the setlist. Throughout the show there will also be breaks where the band will take questions from the audience in a Q&A style. Fans can ask anything they wish, like the meaning of their favourite song or lyrics, the inspiration for how a song came about, the band's influences, etc. Not only that, the boys will also be debuting a few brand new songs from the new album, live.

Details on how fans can submit their favourite tracks for inclusion in the set will be announced in due course via the band's Facebook page - www.facebook.com/officialblackstonecherry

The band comments: "We are beyond excited to return to the UK in this fashion after headlining at Download! These shows will not only be something unique and special for our fans, but will be unique and special for us as well. By doing only 4 shows, accepting song submissions, and having a Q&A DURING the show, this is something we've never done before and probably won't have the chance to do again! We want to get personal, show our hospitality and appreciation of how much our fans mean to us…hence the tour name! Plus, there's no other audience we'd rather debut some new music to than our family overseas!"

Not only are these very special shows a treat for fans of the band, they're likely to never be repeated again, so don't delay in picking up your tickets as these small, unique events are likely to sell-out in a flash!

February 2014
25th – Glasgow, Barrowlands
26th – Manchester, Ritz
28th – London, Koko

March 2014
1st – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 11th October at www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Fan Club via Artist Arena - 9am Wednesday 9th October
O2 - 9am Wednesday 9th October
Live Nation - 9am Thursday 10th October

The band will return for a full UK tour in their more familiar arena environment later in 2014.



Nickelback to Release Hits Album

Multi-platinum rock band Nickelback have announced that they will be releasing ‘The Best Of Nickelback Volume 1’ on November 4th internationally via Roadrunner Records. Encapsulating an astonishing career to date, ‘The Best Of Nickelback Volume 1’ features 19 tracks over 73 minutes of music.
Nickelback is one of the biggest rock bands in the world having sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide. Since their 2001 breakthrough hit song ‘How You Remind Me’, the band has sent 18 singles rocketing onto various Billboard charts and around the globe.

Track Listing
1. Photograph
2. How You Remind Me
3. Burn It To The Ground
4. Rockstar
5. Savin’ Me
6. Figured You Out
7. Too Bad
8. If Today Was Your Last Day
9. Far Away
10. Feelin' Way Too Damn Good
11. Someday
12. Never Again
13. Lullaby
14. If Everyone Cared
15. Gotta Be Somebody
16. When We Stand Together
17. Animals
18. This Afternoon
19. Something In Your Mouth

The iTunes album pre-order will be available on October 8th

Nickelback are returning to the UK next month [dates below] to coincide with the album release. Tickets are almost sold out so get your tickets now!

November 2013
23rd - Liverpool, Liverpool Arena
24th - London, O2 Arena
26th - Glasgow, Hydro Arena
27th - Leeds, Leeds Arena



Papa Roach Announce New Single ‘Before I Die’

Papa Roach will be releasing a new single ‘Before I Die’on October 21st 2013. Taken from their latest album The Connection, the atmospheric track sees the band in a reflective mood; featuring one of their signature anthemic choruses with emotional lyrics from singer Jacoby Shaddix.

Papa Roach will be showing off their monster live reputation on their headline UK tour in December. This will be their first headlining tour since 2009 and kicks off in Portsmouth on December 1st finishing at Brixton Academy, London on Dec 10th [dates below]. They will be bringing Middle Class Rut and American Fangs along as support. After visiting the UK as part of the Taste of Chaos tour in 2010, co-headlining with Stone Sour last year, as well as Sonisphere and Download Festival appearances, one of this generations’ greatest live rock bands is now back headlining in their own right.

The band recently released a deluxe edition of The Connection in Europe, which features a bonus DVD of the band’s live performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Fans can purchase this special package at www.paparoach.com

December 2013
1st – Portsmouth, Pyramids
2nd – Sheffield, Academy
3rd – Birmingham, Academy
5th – Manchester, Academy
6th – Dublin, Academy
8th – Glasgow, Barrowlands
9th – Newcastle, Academy
10th – London, Brixton Academy

Tickets are £20 except for Glasgow £18.50 and London £22.50 and are available HERE