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CROSSFAITH DROP TITLE TRACK OF THEIR NEW EP WIPEOUT

Osakan metallers Crossfaith are releasing their new EP Wipeout next Friday (26th January), and they’ve dropped the title-track for us. Speaking of the release, singer Ken says: 'WIPEOUT is about our future… no one can stop the future, so we chose to dive straight in. These new songs are the guide for where Crossfaith are going – Inside The Flames is heavy and exciting,...

CREEPER TO JOIN ALL TIME LOW ON THEIR MARCH UK TOUR

All Time Low have announced that on their Young Renegades UK Tour, they will be joined by none other than everybody's favourite black-and-purple-clad, Southampton goth-punkers Creeper. Creeper replace Pierce The Veil, who withdrew from the upcoming tour following their decision to take a break, while they addressed the allegations made against drummer Mike Fuentes. https://twitter.com/AllTimeLow/status/952178446972710915 The dates for the tour are as...

WATCH DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL PERFORM NEW SINGLE ‘WE FIGHT’ ON CONAN

Dashboard Confessional are releasing their new album Crooked Shadows on the 9th February via Fuelled By Ramen. The band made an appearance on Conan, where they performed their latest single 'We Fight'. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/8vPzUxUHM_0 And here is the official video for 'We Fight'. https://youtu.be/cntsqw7XOF0

THE BLACK PARADE IS DEAD! – MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE’S CONCERT FILM NOW ONLINE

My Chemical Romance's massive concert film, The Black Parade Is Dead!, is now available to watch in its entirety on YouTube. The film, which was first released in 2008 (yes, that is now a decade ago, and no, we don't like that either) was the last ever performance by the band as The Black Parade, the titular procession of My...

KING 810 HAVE VIDEO REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE AFTER IT WAS LABELLED ‘HATE SPEECH’

The video for 'Killem All' by King 810 has been blocked on YouTube. The site disabled the video, describing it as 'hate speech'. The song is from the highly controversial band's debut record Memoirs of a Murderer. The band's vocalist David Gunn posted this message on Instagram: 'Logged into YouTube this morning to this tragedy. YouTube claiming to encourage free speech but removing content they...

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ANNOUNCE SERIES OF EUROPEAN DATES

Welsh metallers Bullet For My Valentine have announced a run of European dates for later this summer. With their upcoming sixth record already completed and set to arrive later this year, the band have revealed some new dates that coincide with their existing festival dates. Catch them at the following dates: JUNE 04 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli 06 Vantaa, FIN – Rockfest 07 Interlaken,m SWI...

CASEY ARE GOING ON A UK AND EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR

Casey are dropping their new album Where I Go When I Am Sleeping pretty soon, 16th March to be precise. That being considered, it's no real surprise that the band have announced a big headline tour. They'll be playing a series of shows through late March and April, taking them through Europe, and finishing with a series of UK shows. Check...

RARE NIRVANA DEMO TAPES POSTED TO YOUTUBE BY A FRIEND OF KURT COBAIN

John Purkey, an old friend of Kurt Cobain, has uploaded a bunch of Nirvana's old demo tracks, which were given to him by the band's frontman Cobain himself. The tapes include demos of tracks from Bleach and Nevermind, as well as a bunch of demos for b-sides that can be found on the compilation record Incesticide. You can see the tapes,...

FUNERAL SHAKES RELEASE NEW VIDEO, ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES

Watford-based punk super-group Funeral Shakes have released the video for their latest single 'Lightning', and have announced a series of tour dates that will be in support of their debut album. The band, which formed last year, is made up of members of NERVUS, Gallows and The Smoking Hearts. They will be heading out on a headline tour of the...

BURY TOMORROW ARE AT WORK ON THEIR FIFTH ALBUM

It seems as if Bury Tomorrow are back in the studio, ready to get to work on album number five, a follow up to 2016's Earthbound. In a post on his instagram page, vocalist Dani Winter-Bates said that he 'never thought we’d make one full album let alone 5 ! BT5 will be the best and biggest album yet.' Check out the instagram...

THE GRAMMYS 2018 WILL SEE PERFORMANCES DEDICATED TO VICTIMS OF VEGAS SHOOTINGS

The country artists Eric Church, Brothers Osborne and Maren Morris will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards. The artists will be paying tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting that occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in October 2017, which all three acts had performed at in the days prior to the shooting. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, who...

JAWBREAKER’S GEAR STOLEN

The happiness at the news of the Jawbreaker reunion, and their recently announced set of new tour dates, has been dampened somewhat by the news that a great deal of the band's equipment has been stolen over Christmas. In a Facebook post, the band explained that their storage space was broken into and stolen from at some time between the...

THE DISTILLERS ANNOUNCE A REUNION TOUR

After recently sharing a pretty cryptic video teaser, Brody Dalle has confirmed the live return of her punk band, The Distillers. The band will play a handful of shows in April and May including a set at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival, though whether this is simply a short reunion tour or the start of a real reunion is yet to be...

MIKE D CLAIMS BEASTIE BOYS BOOK WILL COME OUT THIS YEAR

We were first presented with the prospect of a Beastie Boys book way back in 2013 when Mike D and Ad-Rock, the two surviving members of the New York Hip-Hop trio following Adam 'MCA' Yauch's death in 2012 after a long battle with cancer, signed a book deal to write a memoir about the band. Originally, the book was planned to...

LIVE NATION ACQUIRES SONGKICK ASSETS AND SETTLES ANTI-TRUST LAWSUITS

Live Nation has bought select assets from the company CERG (formerly Songkick). In a press release, Live Nation stated that it had acquired CERG’s 'ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm, API applications and patent portfolio' for an undisclosed sum. On top of this, Live Nation has also settled its ongoing anti-trust litigation with CERG for $110 million (Close to £80 million). Last October,...

UNDER REVIEW – THE XCERTS : HOLD ONTO YOUR HEART

ARTIST: THE XCERTS TITLE: HOLD ON YOUR HEART RATING: 8/10 LABEL: RAYGUN Within the first few seconds of spinning this record we can already feel the dry throats, sweaty palms, and heart-wrenching chest pains from all of the raw emotional that these Aberdeen lads have poured into this record. No it is not the hard-hitting rock record we were...

UNDER REVIEW – FALL OUT BOY : MANIA

ARTIST: FALL OUT BOY TITLE: MANIA RATING: 4/10 LABEL: ISLAND RECORDS Over a decade ago a youthful Patrick Stump sang the cult club filler line, ‘sugar we’re going down…’, and fast forward through a genre-bending, complex, dramatic, and momentous career, and this sadly seems to be the comedown that Stump had predicted for himself and his bandmates almost thirteen years ago....

DOLORES O’RIORDAN, SINGER FOR THE CRANBERRIES, HAS PASSED AWAY AGED 46

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer for the iconic Irish rock band The Cranberries, has passed away at the age of 46. According to her publicist, O'Riordan was in London at the time of her death for a 'short recording session'. The Cranberries mourned their late bandmate in a statement. “We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores,” they wrote. “She...

A SAN JUAN ROCK CLUB HELPED FEED THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Between September and October last year, the world was ravaged by Hurricane Maria, one of the worst tropical storms in memory. Of the places affected by the hurricane, few were as devastated as Puerto Rico. About 20% of the island is still without power thanks to damages to the national grid. While water service has been restored to most areas, without...

N.W.A. CLASSIC ‘FUCK THA POLICE’ BROADCAST OVER POLICE SCANNERS IN NEW ZEALAND

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the N.W.A. protest classic, 'Fuck Tha Police'. The rap group's iconic song has been a staple of protest music for coming up to three decades, and what better way to celebrate that than to have it blasting out over police scanners? Of course, officers in Dunedin, New Zealand, where the song has been...

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