News: Nova Rock announce more bands!

Austrian festival Nova Rock has announced even more bands, as well as announcing Amon Amarth will be replacing In Flames in June. Names added in this run include Memphis  May Fire, the Graveltones, Huntress and Crowbar!

They will be joining the gargantuan line-up that already features Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, The Prodigy, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Label Society, Sepultura, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Megadeth, Dropkick Murphys, Soundgarden, Volbeat, Ghost and, of course, the incomparable David Hasselhoff

And that’s just a handful of them!  If you want tickets to one of the best weekend line-ups you’re likely to see (which, let’s face it, you do), go here!

Full line-up poster:


Black Stone Cherry to take you to Magic Mountain!

black ston cherryAmerican rockers Black Stone Cherry have announced their fourth album! Magic Mountain, released via Roadrunner Records and produced by Joe Barresi, is due to drop on May 5th.

Talking of the album, the band say, “Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album.  After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship.”

The album release will be pre-faced by an intimate – and unsurprisingly sold out – UK tour. Dates as follows:

25th Feb – GLASGOW Barrowlands
26th Feb – MANCHESTER Ritz
28th Feb – LONDON Koko
1st Mar – WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall

News: Fort Hope sign to LAB records, announce tour & more


Fort Hope sign to LAB Records
Fort Hope have announced that they have signed to LAB Records and are set to release their debut mini-album Courage in May. If that’s not enough to get excited about they’ve also just released their first tour dates of the year ( with Max Raptor) which will see them hit the following venues:

January 2014

15 – Studio, Norwich
16 – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
17 – Esquires, Bedford
18 – Kasbah, Coventry
20 – Bodega, Nottingham
21 – 53 Degrees, Preston
22 – Duchess, York
24 – Sound Control, Manchester
25 – Louisiana, Bristol
26 – Anvil, Bournemouth
28 – Barfly, London
29 – Academy II, Oxford
30 – Leadmill, Sheffield

And if that wasn’t enough you can also get a taste of what’s to come on Courage with their latest video for Control.

News: You Me at Six make a fresh start

You me at six - Cavalier Youth promo

Surrey quintet You Me at Six have announced that their second single from upcoming album Cavalier Youth  (released 27 January) is none other than Fresh Start Fever due for release on 20 January. To coincide with the album release the boys are embarking on a mini UK tour of live sessions and signings over the coming weeks:

January 2014
26 @ 5.00pm – McClusky’s, Kingston  - Live & Signing *Tickets required*
27 @ 5.30pm – HMV 363 Oxford Street – Live & Signing *Sold Out*
28 @ 1.00pm – FOPP Bristol College Green – Signing only
28 @ 5.30pm – HMV Cardiff – Live & Signing
29 @ 1.00pm – HMV Middlesbrough – Signing only
29 @ 5.30pm – HMV Newcastle – Live & Signing
30 @ 1.00pm – HMV Stirling – Signing only
30 @ 5.30pm – HMV Glasgow – Live & Signing
31 @ 1.00pm – HMV Hull – Signing only
31 @ 5.30pm – HMV Leeds – Live & Signing

If you can’t make it to any of the HMV/Fopp live sessions, tickets for their Spring dates are still available from the usual outlets

March 2014
28 – Academy, Glasgow
30 – Apollo, Manchester

April 2014
2 – Pavilions, Plymouth
3 – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
5 – Alexandra Palace, London


They think Frankenstein Girls seem strangely sexy, they can’t get it up, they killed the rock, they hate Jimmy Page, they sneak up and hit you like a fuckin’ tornado, bitches love them cause they know that they can rock – we could be here a while… Mindless Self Indulgence have a musical repertoire that could write one of the most warped bios imaginable, and – following a little time out from the band – the industrial jungle pussy punk masters will be heading back onto the road tomorrow, much to their fans’ delight.

Jimmy took a little time out to answer some questions. WARNING: CONTAINS CAPITAL LETTERS!
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Interview: Jimmy – Mindless Self Indulgence.