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Metallica Announce European Tour

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Metallica Announce European Leg of their tour in Support of Hardwired… To Self Distrust with support from Kvelertak TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 24th – get tickets SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 16, 2017 – Metallica today announced the European leg of their WorldWired Tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The tour kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4th and 6th. Norway’s Kvelertak will be support for the tour run. See below for a complete list of all confirmed dates, no additional shows will be added. Presale tickets will be…

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Black Country hard rockers GIN ANNIE release new EP

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After 4 years of tirelessly playing the local circuit and after the success of their first single “Damage is Done”, Black Country rockers Gin Annie are launching their first EP after signing a management deal with Sanctuary Music Ltd. If you like bands such as AC/DC, Led Zepplin and Black Stone Cherry then you will love the big riff and big chorus sounds of Gin Annie’s latest offering. Gin Annie is a hard rock band based in The Black Country. Formed in 2013, by Cousins David Foster (Lead Vocals) and Byron Garbett (Lead Guitar) with Andy Wiliams (Bass), Toni Longhi (Guitar)…

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So This Is Suffering: New Album & Tour

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So This Is Suffering is a post-deathcore outfit founded by Zedadiah Martinez and Zechariah Gamez in 2006. The band later solidified its lineup with longtime friends Rudy Florez, Robert Brown, and James Williams. The band self-released three albums and have relentlessly performed across the United States multiple times earning a name as one of the heaviest and hardest-working currently active DIY bands. Technical death metal unit SO THIS IS SUFFERING will drop their Palace Of The Pessimist full-length worldwide via Unique Leader Records this Friday. Today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in its punishing entirety before you can buy…

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NEW MUSIC: Metal Church ‘It’s Time for UK Worship’

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Heavy metal titans Metal Church are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK shores in June, for a five date long run. They will be touring in celebration of latest studio album ‘XI’, which was released last year via Nuclear Blast. The tour kicks off at legendary London venue the Camden Underworld on 20th June, taking the five piece to Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, before finishing at Thekla, Bristol on 24th June. Supports to be announced in due course. Masterful Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof said of the announcement: “The Metal Church fans over there have…

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Run to the Hills: The Iron Maidens are back in town!

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After their triumphant UK debut in 2016, the world’s one and only all-female Iron Maiden tribute return to our shores in October, and this time they’re here to conquer the land of their idols beyond London. Frontwoman Kirsten Chickinson can’t hide her excitement: ‘Having played the UK last year – and even getting to meet some of the original members of Iron Maiden – was a dream come true. So returning to Iron Maiden Holy Land to play even more UK dates really takes the biscuit! I can’t say I’ll have my pilot’s license in time to fly us over…

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Death Angel Return to the UK with Headline dates in August

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San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel, who seemingly never slow down, are very pleased to announce that they will be playing four UK headline shows this August. Fiery front man Mark Osegueda checked in with the following comment: “I am extremely proud to announce that DEATH ANGEL will finally be returning to the UK for a string of headlining shows in August of 2017. These will be the first Death Angel shows in the UK since the release of our album ‘The Evil Divide’!! And we have been biting at the bit to get back there! Expect nothing…

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NEW MUSIC: Unforeseen ‘Grave Danger’

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With the release of brutal Finnish crossover outfit FORESEEN’s second LP, Grave Danger, nearing release in late April, the first sampling from the record has been let off the chain through a public assault at Decibel Magazine. “Chemical Heritage” firmly establishes what FORESEEN’s by-the-throat approach to infusing hardcore’s furious wrath into thrash metal’s blazing speed is all about. Grave Danger will see LP, CD, and digital North American release via 20 Buck Spin on April 24th, with Svart handling the release for European territories. Watch for audio samples, preorder info, and more to be issued in the days ahead. With…

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Okkultokrati Announces European/UK Tour Dates

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Norwegian mavericks Okkultokrati are hitting the road again in support of their inventive and addictive Raspberry Dawn album, released in September through Southern Lord. The confirmed listing of shows is below, and the band is currently booking more shows to be announced. While paying homage to their native region’s 1990s black metal heritage, the cinematic synth/goth rock of the prior decade, and the raging early punk movement ahead of that, OKKULTOKRATI still manages to create sincerely original and infectious music through every bar of Raspberry Dawn, resulting in a starkly raw and original sounding album. Raspberry Dawn is available on…

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New Music From Papa Roach

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Papa Roach have given fans a taste of their forthcoming ninth album with a video for their new single ‘Help’. The track dropped earlier today, Friday 15th February and is available across all digital streaming platforms via Eleven Seven Music. The new album is expected to be released in May. “Help” was produced by Nicholas “Ras” Furlong and Colin Brittian, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired the band to revisit some of their early influences. “We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven,” explains Furlong. “We ended up morphing the band’s best ‘old school’ traits into…

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WOE unveil a Black Metal feast…

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US black metal unit WOE will release their long-anticipated Hope Attrition full-length next month via their new label home of Vendetta Records. In advance of its release and in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, today Decibel Magazine offers up “The Ones We Lost,” for public feasting. “If the name doesn’t give it away, ‘The Ones We Lost’ is about coming to terms with a loved one’s death,” elaborates founding guitarist/vocalist Chris Grigg. “For me, it is the most draining song of WOE’s entire catalog. I, the other members of the band, and seemingly everyone I know had to deal with sudden deaths of family and friends over the past…

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Matt Boroff, The Old Blue Last, London

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Matt Boroff and the Mirrors impressed an intimate audience at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. The Austria-based American guitarist and singer, and his band played a set of superb musicianship deserving of a much larger audience. The London live music scene is a strange one. There’s no doubt that it’s in rude health at the moment, with no shortage of gigs every night of the week. Everyone still wants to play London, and it’s not uncommon to see well-known overseas artists playing small venues usually reserved for burgeoning underground scene. The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch is a prime example…

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The Dillinger Escape Plan tour Denmark

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DK tour start on January 31: Aarhus, Odense, Copenhagen After almost two decades on stages around the world, the American hardcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan chose to pull the plug last year. Despite a critic praised album in 2016 (Dissociation) the band will split after a comprehensive european tour. Beatbox Entertainment will host no less than three live concerts in Denmark. You will have the opportunity to see The Dillinger Escape Plan in following venues: Odense, 31.January Venue: Posten Tickets: 200Dkr + tax & fee Aarhus, 01.February Venue: Voxhall Tickets: 190Dkr + tax & fee Copenhagen, 09.February Venue: Pumpehuset Tickets:…

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Bullet For My Valentine, Academy, Manchester

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Triple Metal Bill wit support from Killswitch Engage & Cane Road Tonight Manchester Academy is hosting three bands all of whom fit in or around the heavy metal, metalcore and nu-metal genre. The popularity of this genre is evident from the fact that all three bands are playing two nights at the venue with both dates being completely sold out. First up are relative newcomers Cane Hill from Louisianna deep in the American south. Although not a particularly big name in the heavy metal world they still drag a fair crowd away from the bars in the early evening. Next up…

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Copenhell 2017 adds new names to the festival

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Copenhell – one of Europe’s biggest metal festivals, adds 4 new names to next year’s metal-fest: Once a year since 2010, the earlier B&W shipyard in the north docks of Copenhagen is, for a few days at least, transformed into a mayhem of metal-heads, presenting some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal. After having Black Sabbath grace the stage in 2016, it’s time to start teasing for next year’s festival: Having already announced System Of A Down as headliner for next year, the festival adds these names to the lineup. Flick Of The Finger will do what we can…

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Fallujah Share Their Tales Of Discovering Music…

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Fresh from the release of their third full-length album, Dreamless, progressive death metal masters FALLUJAH share their tales of discovering music and who introduced them to it. FALLUJAH caused quite a stir in the music world with the release of their previous album, The Flesh Prevails. It topped several “best of 2014” lists in not only the metal world, but in the progressive music community as well and won over scores of new fans with their fresh, emotive, and technically challenging music. As a result, FALLUJAH has paved the way for a new melodic and atmospheric perspective on death metal! FALLUJAH’s commitment to crafting forward thinking music,…

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Biffy Clyro Vs Bring Me The Orizon For Best British Band…

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04 May 2016: Kerrang! has unveiled their definitive shortlist of rock royalty and upstarts leading the charge for the Kerrang! Awards 2016 which takes place on June 9. London’s Troxy will once again host the legendary night of rock n roll pandemonium, with Justin Hawkins of The Darkness and Skindred’s Benji Webb leading the festivities. This year, for the first time, the Kerrang! Awards will be teaming up with Help Musicians UK (HMUK), the country’s leading music charity for a groundbreaking partnership. Last year was the first year that fans were able to attend the ceremony; this year Kerrang! are taking…

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F.O.T.F EXCLUSIVE: Corrosion of Conformity

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Images & Words by Craig Carling I was sitting there, minding my own business at Tea Time tonight, when I got a message, alerting me to a gig that was happening in 2 hrs, 25 miles away. Not many bands can make me put myself through what I had to, to get to Manchester in the time I did, but one such band is Corrosion of Conformity. The band had decided that, rather than practice in some sterile rehearsal room, they would put on a show in a pub, despite only getting off the aeroplane some 4 hours previous to the…

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Terrible Love – Change Nothing”

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Change Nothing” out on 12” this Friday via Big Scary Monsters A blistering emotional assault, there’s a fury to ‘Change Nothing’ that harnesses all the frustration that remaining undercover so long garnered and sets it ablaze – DIY MAG What do you get when you chuck current and former members of FFAF, Bastions, Grappler and Crocus into a room together? The answer, of course, is something quite brilliant, in this case the ferociously confrontational Terrible Love – ROCK SOUND Formed in the wake of the recently departed Goodtime Boys, Bastions and Grappler, modern hardcore band Terrible Love are something more than…

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