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At The Gates: touring the UK!

A monstrous extreme metal feast is coming our way this winter.

Reunited melodic death metal legends At The Gates will play a batch of UK dates, with support coming from Tom G Warrior’s doomy beasts Triptykon and progressive death metal heavyweights, Morbus Chron! What. A. Bill!

Catch it on the following dates:

Dec 4 London Forum
Dec 5 Manchester Academy 2
Dec 6 Glasgow Garage
Dec 7 Birmingham Academy
Dec 8 Cardiff Solus

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Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward is currently hanging with the amazing trio of bands on this year’s Lords Of The Riff tour! Here’s how it’s going so far…

Day 3 – Tuesday March 18th – The Arts Centre, Colchester

Everyone was surprisingly refreshed after the Crobar last night and after some pub grub we were on the road from East London for the short drive up to Colchester. We arrived at the venue, which is stunning. It’s an old converted church set within the old roman wall of Colchester complete with it’s own ancient graveyard. As stunning as it is, it’s a pain in the arse to get a van and trailer to in order to unload and load equipment!

The band set up in quick time so that they could go for the obligatory photo shoot in the said graveyard. Scorpion Child were headlining the night and the stage looked great with the backdrop in front of a huge stained-glass window! Dinner was a delicious vegetarian Chilli that I probably ate too much of and soon the venue was filling up nicely. Again, Buffalo Summer kicked things off and they were soon followed by Monster Truck. I was half expecting the Monster Truck keyboard player to set up in the pulpit at the side of the stage! By the time Scorpion Child hit the stage the crowd had swelled and everyone was ready for the rock! Scorpion Child definitely brought it too! An hour of high energy, high volume rock and roll and again all the punters went home happy! After the show we headed off to get pizza and kebabs (again!) before having a few beers and discussing horror movies back at a friends house. And the tour rolls on…

Catch Lords Of The Riff on the following dates:


Thu 20 Mar – BIRMINGHAM Academy 3 (MT closes)
Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (SC closes)
Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes)
Sun 23 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2 (SC closes)
Tue 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (MT closes)
Wed 26 Mar – LONDON Underworld (MT closes)
Thu 27 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (SC closes)


Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit (Sheffield shows), (Newcastle, London, Manchester), and (Nottingham). See you at the front.


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Tarja and Sharon: New BBFs

We’re delighted to be giving the UK debut to the brand new Within Temptation video – featuring none other than former Nightwish singer, Tarja Turunen!

Paradise (What About Us?) is taken from the brand new Within Temptation EP of the same name, out today and also featuring three demo versions from the Dutch symphonic metal masters’ new album!

Check out this most royal of heavy metal pairings below:

The new Within Temptation album will land next year via Dramatico. Catch the band at the following UK dates:

April 11, 2014 | UK | MANCHESTER | APOLLO
April 12, 2014 | UK | LONDON | WEMBLEY ARENA
April 14, 2014 | UK | NEWCASTLE | ACADEMY
April 15, 2014 | UK | GLASGOW | ACADEMY
April 16, 2014 | UK | BIRMINGHAM | ACADEMY

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August Burns Red made their US Billboard 200 top ten debut earlier this year.

Metalcore bruisers August Burns Red have announced an early 2014 UK tour!

Catch them with Being As An Ocean on the following dates (ticket links provided, on sale Friday September 27):

Fri 31 Jan          Birmingham     Academy 2        
Sat 01 Feb        Nottingham     Rescue Rooms   
Sun 02 Feb       Leeds               Cockpit             
Tue 04 Feb        Newcastle        University            
Wed 05 Feb      Aberdeen        Tunnels               
Thu 06 Feb        Glasgow          Garage              
Fri 07 Feb          Belfast              Mandela Hall     
Sat 08 Feb        Dublin              Academy                     
Mon 10 Feb      Manchester      Club Academy  
Tue 11 Feb        Cardiff             Solus 2               
Wed 12 Feb      Bristol               The Fleece          
Thu 13 Feb        Portsmouth      Wedgwood Rooms
Fri 14 Feb          London            Underworld                  
Sun 16 Feb       Colchester       Arts Centre         

Latest ABR album Rescue & Restore is out now via Hassle.

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Soundgarden: returning legends

Something tells us that Soundgarden have been watching a bit of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Check out their new video for Halfway There to see what we’re banging on about.

Halfway There is lifted from the grunge icons’ pretty damn swell comeback album, King Animal, out now.

“I think that will be it for a while,” comments guitarist Kim Thayill on the band’s immediate plans. “I’ll be working on compiling the Soundgarden B-Sides box. We have a lot of songs that were released on European and Australian releases, movie soundtracks – various things like that, that have yet to be compiled into album form.”

Meanwhile, you can catch Soundgarden on the following dates this month:

Sep 13: Manchester O2 Apollo
Sep 14: Birmingham Academy
Sep 16: Dublin O2
Sep 18: London O2 Academy Brixton

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Feed The Rhino: See them live, lose your shit. DO IT.

The incredible Feed The Rhino have signed a new deal with Siege Of Amida/Century Media for the release of their next album, due out next year.

“We are really excited to announce that our next album will be released through Siege Of Amida/ Century Media. We are joining the ranks of some great bands and look forward to what the future holds for us in our new home! The new record is currently being written and we can’t wait to unleash it! Most definitely our favourite stuff we have ever written.”

To celebrate, the UK hardcore ragers released a brand new song complete with a lyric video. Which is nice. Check out Behind The Pride below…

Catch the band at Reading and Leeds this weekend, as well as on the following dates with Bury Tomorrow this Autumn.


27 – BRISTOL Fleece
28 – BIRMINGHAM Academy II
30 – NEWCASTLE Academy II


01 – GLASGOW Garage
02 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
03 – NORWICH Waterfront
04 – LONDON Islington Academy

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We have a TON of amazing, limited edition and money-can’t-buy Volbeat stuff to give away! By entering our ridiculously easy competition, you can bag yourself the following:

– A signed test pressing [vinyl] of the Hangmans Bodycount single (only three of these exist!)
– Two tickets to a show of the winner’s choice on Volbeat’s upcoming UK tour
– A Meet & Greet with the band at said show
– Two copies of awesome recent Volbeat album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies

Volbeat hit the following UK venues this October:

Wednesday 16th October, Birmingham Academy
Thursday 17th October, Glasgow Barrowlands
Friday 18th October, Manchester Academy
Saturday 19th October, London Brixton Academy

To stand a chance of winning tickets to one of those shows plus all that other awesome swag, HEAD TO OUR COMPETITIONS PAGE

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Alice In Chains: Seattle legends

How about this for a double-header?! Alice In Chains and Ghost will team up for a UK tour this November!

Dates are as follows:

11/09 London, UK – London Alexandra Palace
11/10 Leeds, UK – Leeds O2 Academy
11/11 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
11/13 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham O2 Academy
11/14 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow O2 Academy
11/15 Newport, UK – Newport Centre

Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 12! Sa-weeeet.

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Alt rock heavyweights Placebo will return with a new album and some UK dates later this year.

Loud Like Love is the follow-up to 2009′s Battle For The Sun and will land on September 16, with Brian Molko and the crew heading out on the following dates:


12 Birmingham, Academy
13 Glasgo, Academy
14 Manchester, Apollo
16 London, Brixton Academy

Get your tickets here

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British metal starlets Sacred Mother Tongue recently unveiled new video A Light Will Shine, taken from new album Out Of The Darkness, out April 15 via EMI.

The lads have also posted a special behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the video! Which is nice.

You can catch Sacred Mother Tongue on the following dates:

Dates with HALESTORM:
6th March – Norwich, Waterfront
7th March – Oxford, 02 Academy
8th March – London, Electric Ballroom
10th March – Cardiff, Solus
11th March – Nottingham, Rock City
16th March – Bournemouth, 02 Academy
Dates with ILL NINO:
2nd April – Southampton, Talking Heads
3rd April – Stoke, Underground
4th April – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
5th April – Birmingham, Academy 2
6th April – London, The Garage
7th April – Manchester, NQ Live
9th April – Cardiff, Bogiez

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