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UK-BASED PUNK BAND BRAWLERS will play a variety of shows up and down the UK over the remainder of 2013, including a London date with The Hell at The Underworld on November 26th 2013, and The Cockpit in Leeds on 14th December. They are to play with Tehe icarus Line, The Hell and Gnarwolves.
Global Rock Summit announce more speakers to the bill on the 4th and 5th April 2014 including radio 1 DJ Daniel P Carter. The list of speakers has an impressive lineup of rock industry heavyweights
Craig Mabbit has announced the reasons behind Escape The Fate's recent cancellation of their upcoming UK tour. One of the reasons include the birth of his new son.
British Rock legends UFO have been announced as headlinerds to next years HRH AOR festival. The band are currently on their 20th studio album 'Seven Deadly'
Jett Black have announced a pledge campaign to help with their 3rd studio album. Jettblack invite fans behind the scenes and into the intimate process of making and releasing their music, offering them exclusive merchandise, limited edition items and various other perks for contributing towards the Pledge campaign.
JOB FOR A COWBOY announce Danny Walker as studio drummer for new album. JFAC are in the studio writing their 4th studio album, and stated they would be moving on without long time drummer 'Jon Rice'.
This week has seen the stage times annonced for this years HRH, which is headlined by Skindred, Airbourne and The Black Star Riders. But last minute additions to the lineup include Motorheads' guitarist 'Phil Campbell' following the cancellation of Motorheads UK tour, also UK female rock band 'Fake Club' have also been added.
The Organisers of Download have annonuced the final headliners for hte Sunday of next years festival. Sundays headliners are US legends 'Aerosmith' aidly supported by 'Alter Bridge'.
Download festival have announced 4 bands for next years event. Headliners on the Friday are : Avenged Sevenfold, aidly supported by Rob Zombie. Saturdays headliners have just been annouced as : Linkin Park, aidly supported by Linkin Park
The Vintage Caravan are a young band hailing from the Greater Reykjavik area. Founded in 2006 before TVC had even hit their teenage years, the band have since released a self-titled debut album, played numerous shows in and outside of Iceland and built up a rather 'energetic' reputation from their live performances. The trio have already secured themselves a slot on the 2014 Roadburn Festival in Holland. 'Voyage', the band's Nuclear Blast debut release is scheduled for an early 2014 and will include the amazing first single, 'Expand Your Mind'. The official music video has just been released and will give you a tantalising taster on what TVC are all about, if you can make sense of it of course. So, set your mind free and take it back to that lazy-hazy... Icelandic summer of '69, boil up some mushrooms
PROTEST THE HERO LAUNCH INTERACTIVE FAN-SOURCING EXPERIENCE TO REVEAL THE "REAL" ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM "VOLITION", RELEASED OCTOBER 28th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS"
SWEDISH GUITAR-STAR Dregen will have his first solo album released via Spinefarm Records in the UK on October 7th. Titled simply "Dregen", this forthcoming release is a modern take on an era when rock music came ready-dipped in decadence and glamour; when the commercial and the credible could sit comfortably side by side; when albums were a great 35 minutes over 2 sides of vinyl rather than fleshed out with filler; when backing vocals were big & brash & (feather) boa"d; when heels & musicians were generally high; when emotion & entertainment were the driving forces, and when lifestyle was king" Check out the video here..
'Storm The Gates' Official Single Launch...Hornet Plus guest acts to be confirmed : The Intrepid Fox, Friday 25th October 2013, Doors 19:00, Tickets "3.00 on the door, Strictly 18+.'Storm The Gates' will be released exclusively on iTunes on Monday 28th October and will include previously unreleased B-side 'Outta Control'.
Gloryhammer, the new power metal project featured Alestorm's Christopher Bowes, have been announced for Hammerfest VI. They will join a host of other bands already announced such as Kreator, Overkill, Corrosion Of Conformity, Soilwork and Unleashed Hammerfest VI takes place at Haven Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales from Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th March 2014. For more info go to www.hammerfest.co.uk
Whilst we are all recovering from Rock and Metal Circus festival this year. Check out next years first announcements already...
Steel Panther confirm the new album 'All You Can Eat' is expected early next year, with a new video 'Party Like its the end of the world' will be released later this year.
'Djevelsvart' is Glittertind"s third full-length album in 12 years, and the first album with a full band. The Norwegian band gives you a most original blend of folk, metal, punk and hard rock, and the upcoming album is definitely the darkest of all their releases, and will contain themes like the end of the Viking era and the time of independency!
NYC thrashers Generation Kill reveal artwork and track listings for 'We're All Gonna Die' to be released on the 18th November. See 'Prophets Of War' the second track of the albumperformed live at Graspop Metal Meeting this past June:
The Iron Knights are to open for Diamond Head and Uli Jon Roth co-headline tour in London on the 26th September.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their very first album, 'The Morning Never Came', Swallow The Sun will have their show at Klubi in Tampere, Finland, streamed live around the world. The show will take place on September 26th, and it will see the Finnish sextet playing their debut outing in full alongside selected newer material.
TAIWANESE METALLERS CHTHONIC will be Special Guesting on Satyricon's November/December 2013 European tour. Kicking off in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 7th, this string of dates sees Chthonic visiting 36 cities around Europe, including a return visit to the UK, following their 2013 Download festival appearance.
Swedish shredders, GRAND MAGUS have just started to record the follow-up to last year's crushing output 'The Hunt'. Demoing and pre-production complete, the band have now entered the recording studios. To get a real killer record, GRAND MAGUS have once again engaged with Nico Elgstrand to produce, (Nico also produced the last record, 'The Hunt'), and is joined by the engineering force of Staffan Karlsson at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad, who has worked with ARCH ENEMY and mixed the most recent record for SPIRITUAL BEGGARS.
Nightwish are to release a live dvd 'Showtime, Storytime featuring their headline show at Wacken Open Air. The Wacken Open Air appearance was the first of the three final shows of the band's 'Imaginaerum World Tour' 2013, which saw the Norsemen and their Dutch amazon Floor Jansen (REVAMP) playing of 104 concerts in 34 different countries with total audience of over 1,5 million fans around the globe.
New Swedish Doom Gathering AVATARIUM have just revealed the cover artwork and tracklist of their upcoming self-titled debut album which will be released November 4th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The band features legendary Doom Metal pioneer Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS) on bass, Marcus Jindell (EVERGREY) on guitar, Lars Skold (TIAMAT) on drums, keyboardist Carl Westholm and singer extraordinaire Jennie-Ann Smith.
Commander-In-Chief, the Norwegian 7 string singer/songwriter has released her hard-hitting song and video called 'I am th e Commander-In-Chief.The strongly satirical song and video features The Chief in the role as a crazy dictator. She studied footage of some of the most brutal dictators ever to get into character for the video and she mocks them all in the various scenes and in the lyrics.
Monster Truck & Gloryhammer (featuring Christopher Bowes of Alestorm) have been added to next Spring's Hammerfest 6 alongside Kreator, Soilwork, Corrosion of Conformity & Overkill. Hammerfest 6 (Book of the Dead) (March 14th/15th 2014)
Protest the Hero have annonced a headline European tour with Tesseract and The Safety Fire for Next February. The album release for 'Volition' is scheduled for 28th October via Spinefarm records.
Steve Hackett releases Genesis Revisited- Live at Hammermist a 3CD/1DVD boxset to coincide with the 2nd leg of the Genesis Revisited tour to hit the UK shores on the 22nd October. The DVD which won Event of the Year at the prestigious PROG magazine awards.
Tides from Nebula have premiered their new music video for 'Only with presence' which taken from their forthcoming album 'Eternal movement' which is to be released on the 7th October.
Humanfly are to go on indefinite hiatus, we have told today. But if you want to check them out, their past 2 albums are available on bandcamp
Savage Special: Check out what happened when EFTMP crew went on a road trip to Mansfield and met up with legendary NWOBHM band 'Savage'. Savage are famously recognised as the band who influenced Metallica many years ago. The band were kind enough to play a few acoustic tracks and be interviewed in there studio. Check it out here.
Defy All Reason: Check out what happened when the lads descended upon us in our HQ, for an interview and some acoustic tracks