THE ROYAL release new single and music video

 

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Dutch metalcore quintet THE ROYAL released their third single on Friday, taken from upcoming album Seven, due for release on 31st March 2017 via Long Branch.

Watch the video for Counterculture premiered via Kerrang!

Guitarist JD Liefting says:
“’Counterculture’ takes you around the planet and shows you what an amazing place it is versus how bad we treat it and how bad we treat everyone on it. Although it is a very frequent subject it still seems that we need to collectively work together and spread the message to open more eyes.”

THE ROYAL Tour dates:

28.03. DE – Dresden – Club Novitatis*
29.03. AT – Vienna – Das Bach*
30.03. CZ – Prague – Cross Club*
06.04. IT – Verona – Blocco Music Hall**
07.04. IT – Bergamo – Joe Koala**
08.04. IT – Misano Adriatico – Wave Club**
10.04. CH – Bellinzona – PIT
12.04. LU – Luxembourg – Spot 48
13.04. BE – Brussels – Rock Classic
14.04. BE – Liege – Le Garage Creative Music
18.04. ES – Barcelona – Sala Rocksound
19.04. ES – Madrid – Starving
20.04. ES – Maliano/Santander – La Tribu
07.07. UK – Newark – UK Tech-Fest

*w/ Dreamshade
**w/ Sienna Skies

Interview: The Big Moon’s Celia Archer

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Championed by the likes of NME,  hotly-tipped London quartet The Big Moon have recently announced their debut album Love In The 4th Dimension, due for release on 7th April via Fiction Records. They’ll be touring the U.K next month in support of the album where they will start their tour at Brighton’s The Haunt on 20th April and end it on 2nd May at London’s Village Underground. The girls have also re-released Sucker which you can watch below!

 

The track was recently Clara Amfo’s ‘Tune of the Week’ on BBC  Radio 1, and follows their performance at Radio 1’s ‘Future Festival’ in January. We managed to catch up with Bass player Celia Archer as talked about the upcoming album, tour, her hobbies and more!

The Big Moon UK 2017 Tour Dates

20th April – The Haunt, Brighton
21st April – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
22nd April – Sub 89, Reading
23rd April – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
25th April – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
26th April – Dublin Academy 2, Dublin
28th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester
29th April – Live at Leeds, Leeds
30th April – FestEvol, Liverpool
02nd May – Village Underground, London

twenty one pilots announce three intimate hometown shows |-/

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To celebrate the end of twenty one pilots’ Blurryface album cycle, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be heading to three home town shows in June titled ‘Tour De Columbus’. The venues will be tiny compared to where they normally play but the duo have shared plenty of early memories at these venues before. In a statement on YouTube, the band said: ‘we are coming home. join us at the basement june 20th, at the newport music hall june 21st and on june 22nd express live. we created some steps to beat the bots and screw the scalpers. watch the video for details.’

Not only this however, in order to purchase tickets you will have to register on their website which will enable a Ticketmaster code to purchase the tickets if you are lucky enough. Once fans receive the codes, they will only have one hour to purchase these tickets. |-/

KidBrother Release ‘A Draught I Want’ Video/Single

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London-based emo/punk quintet, KidBrother have released their new single/video, A Draught I Want through Say Something Records today.

Watch & Listen below

Tipped as an “Exposure Hot One” by Radio X’s John Kennedy, A Draught I Want puts you right in the centre of what KidBrother is all about. With furious passion and an arena size chorus that soars over an aggressive musical backdrop, this band keeps you guessing from start to finish.

With influences such as Letlive, Circa Survive and Alexisonfire, KidBrother’s very own distinctive dual vocals mix the gravelly tones of frontman, Jamie Carrington, and the pitch-perfect highs of bass player, Ffin Colley, into a truly indefectible partnership.

Speaking on the new single, bass player, Ffin Colley says, ‘A Draught I Want’ is a song about opportunity.

‘It’s about when you have a door slammed so violently in your face, violent enough to crack the frame, it will often blow out the window behind you.

‘All it takes to seize that opportunity is a slight repositioning, adjustment of your perspective and the decision to continue.

‘I tried to present the lyrics in a way that honestly reflected how I feel when I struggle creatively, how there’s always an inner conflict and how it has (so far) always resolved the same.’

To celebrate the release of the new single, the band have put together a very special single release party, taking place on the Tamesis Dock Boat in Vauxhall, London on the 30th March.
KidBrother have invited special guests Bellevue Days, Coldbones and Pretty Pistol along for the ride.

KidBrother on tour:

25 Mar – Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
30 Mar – London, Tamesis Dock Boat *Single Release Party*
03 Jun – London, Camden Rocks Festival

WRATH OF BELIAL release first single from upcoming debut album!

 

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WRATH OF BELIAL are ready with their debut album Bloodstained Rebellion – Their debut album blends Thrash and Death metal, creating compositions that move from frantic riffs to grandiose melodic passages and neckbreaking grooves.

To give you a taste of their sound, they are releasing their first single – Traitors, from the upcoming album. The single is accompanied by a lyric video, which you can watch here:

The band has its roots in the death metal band Pariah Syndicate, but after the replacement of various band members and a new and better sound, they decided that a new name was in order, to represent the new era of the band – and that is how they became WRATH OF BELIAL.

Bloodstained Rebellion will be self-released on May 26, 2017.

DEFERENCE release new single/video for ‘Departure’ ahead of EP release

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Rising UK metalcore band DEFERENCE are excited to show the world their new video / single Departure, ahead of their new EP False Awakening on the 31st March 2017.

DEFERENCE will tour the UK in April in support of the new EP, dates are as follows:

April 1st – Hereford (The Booth Hall)
April 2nd – Neath (The Duke)
April 3rd – Cardiff (Fuel Rock Club)
April 4th – Worthing (Bar 42)
April 5th – Derby (Sitwell Tavern)
April 6th – Edinburgh (Opium)
April 7th – Bradford (The Black Swan)
April 8th – Workington (Lounge 41)

Reminiscent of forward-thinking metal acts such as Architects, Northlane and In Hearts Wake, DEFERENCE’s latest EP revolves around the concept of a man-made apocalyptic world, exploring manipulation, loss and destruction. From the passionate vocal delivery to the captivating melodies and crushing percussion, this is an exciting release for the melodic metal outfit, who not only deliver hard-hitting material but also a relevant message.

Interview: Hidden Cabins talks latest single

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Hailing from the Northern reaches of New Jersey (USA), the creative duo consisting of Craig Cirinelli and Brian Hofgesang (aka Hidden Cabins) recently released Bet It All On You.
With accompanying cinemagraph from Kayla Surico, Bet It All On You takes the listener on a slow building journey through Hidden Cabin‘s trademark emotive & melodic vocal deliveries, acoustic guitar tones and their collaborative intentions to mould dark brooding alternative folk/rock. Adding more instrumentation than previous releases, the Hidden Cabin‘s embark on an instinctive shift in their sonic direction.
The song-crafting chemistry between Cirinelli & Hofgesang has evolved organically over several years of their partnership. In which time, the outfit has released records via numerous credible indie labels and have embarked on tours of the US, UK, Canada and Spain.
Watch Bet It All On You

We managed to catch up with Hidden Cabins as the duo talked about the single and more!

How has the video for ‘Bet It All On You’ gone down so far with fans?
Craig:  We’re pleased with reactions we’ve seen, either direct or indirectly.   Nary of a bad reaction just yet (yet…), the general consensus is that the serene, ‘moving still’ cinemagraph style has captured those which have given it equal amount of visual and aural time.  In this day and age of fleeting singles, we do realize it’s not to be expected from everyone.  When I first saw the treatment done by Kayla Surico, I was personally entranced,  hence pleased with what we were putting out there.
Tell us about the song and video.
Craig:  The video is a representation of mood and tone, a visual placeholder of sorts.  It’s not a traditional video, so there isn’t a story to tell.  It’s more akin to a postcard, or the credit roll to a movie enhanced by the slightest bit of movement over the near ten minute span.  Regarding the song itself, it’s been our main set closer for quite awhile, when we’re given the time for a full-set.  It just seems to have a sonic build and dynamic to place it there.  Lyrically, I’d like to let the song tell it’s own story, a listener can take from it what they desire it to be.
Would you say this is your favourite release yet?
Craig:  Each phase of the group has a song or songs that stand out to us as individuals, “phase” being that it seems we write a few songs at once, play a lot of gigs, take some trips, and then repeat—so there are pockets of time to a few clusters of them.  It’s not always the same favourite song for Brian and I, and we’re quite OK with that.  Keeps us varied.  So I can say “yes” in the current moment, ha ha.
Will there be a new EP/ Album coming this year?
Craig:  We have an additional ‘single’ to record next month (April 2017) for a compilation request by Combover Records, a small indie label from New Jersey who ushered forth our last 10” record, which will be on a digital compilation soon after.  Our plan after that (at least discussed internally) is to record additional songs for an EP unto our own, perhaps to release on both 12” vinyl and CD, hand in hand.  Whether this will all happen before the end of the year, I’d doubt simply due to production time in the vinyl world, but I do know we plan on getting into the studio to track quite a few new songs for this reason by late Summer/Fall.
If you could work with any band on a new song who would it be and why?
Craig:   I’m extremely fond of many forms of music, which makes it a hazy mental sift to find a distinct answer to this question. Those that know me see the conundrum.  I obsess over some of the most saturated, thick, excessive music, yet hold the love for it juxtaposed with a passion for such organic, stripped to the bone songs as well.  Off the top of my head, Hope Sandoval perhaps?   That’s an always, instant answer.  But there are many.  Those that know me know how much I love to collaborate, create & mix up the influences.
What has been your proudest moment to date?
Craig:  I can’t pinpoint a moment for both of us in HidCabs, yet I bet we would agree, most of the traveling and the experience but within it.  We’ve been to different countries, over large bodies of water and masses of land and have been allowed to play our music in front of people with different cultures, dialects, and the like.  Humbling to be accepted (for a couple of humble guys).
What does it mean to you when you see fans listen to your music?
Craig:  That the inspirations and frustrations along the way became worth it.  The listener becomes that finish line. Whether it be in the comfort of their home or at a venue they chose to spend their time, a journey begun from song creation has reached another destination.
Will there be a tour or gigs announced soon?
Craig:   Tour, we plan what we can once or twice a year further out, yet do weekenders in between.  We have  open recent invites to return to some of our European destinations once again, which beckon us in such a warm, loving way.  Though we just returned from a “Texas weekender” which I bet you realize how large our own country is, so it was a trip in itself.  Gigs always, yet tour we can’t say soon, but we will, you can bet on it.
What has been your funniest moment as a band since starting?
Craig:  Nothing jaw-dropping that takes the cake. Plenty of little things… Brian sideswiping hedges on the *wrong side of the road* in England.  I took heat (more than once) for faking an accent overseas.  Brian’s blockades behind highway motel room doors with chairs/guitar/amps.  Salt on the rim of a beer in the South.  You know, those sorts of things stand out.

French prog-death metallers FRACTAL UNIVERSE premiere new video

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French prog-metallers FRACTAL UNIVERSE have premiered the video to ‘Sons Of Ignorance’, taken from their debut album Engram of Decline which is released via Kolony Records on 14 April 2017.

France has long had a reputation for producing exciting, forward-thinking metal bands of the highest order: Gojira, Alcest, Gorod, to name just three. Groovy progressive death metal, intensely rhythmic and jazzy and mightily powerful all at once: as much Gojira as blues-tinged Opeth, Engram of Decline has a width and breadth of influences that will leave many competitors grasping at their shadow and gasping in the dust.

Not for nothing are Fractal Universe gaining a fine reputation. The album, although weighing in at one hour, does not overstay its welcome – the majority of tracks sitting at a manageable four-five minute length. Cementing the band’s progressive credentials are two exciting guest appearances: Jorgen Munkeby of Shining (saxophone solo – ‘Backworldsmen’) and Michael Keene of The Faceless (guitar solo – ‘Collective Engram’).

A band who’ve already played alongside The Black Dahlia Murder and God Dethroned, as well as Motocultor Festival (w/Testament, Soulfly, etc), and Bang Your Head Festival (w/Exodus), Fractal Universe are set to tour across April, as well as being handpicked for MetalDays Festival this year. Stay tuned for more news as it comes from this highly exciting new band.

Creeper release ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’

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Creeper have released their much anticipated album Enternity, In Your ArmsEnternity, In Your Arms via Roadrunner Records UK! The band released a piece of text today to go with it.

 

Catch Creeper at the following HMV signings and shows:

HMV Signings 

27th March – Newcastle HMV
28th March – Leeds HMV
29th March – Southampton HMV
30th March – London Oxford Street HMV

UK Tour Dates

Mar 25 Academy 2 Manchester
Mar 26 Garage Glasgow
Mar 27 Newcastle University Newcastle
Mar 28 Stylus Leeds
Mar 30 Electric Ballroom
Mar 31 1865 Southampton
Apr 01 Institute 2 Digbeth
Apr 02 Tramshed Cardiff

Catch Fire Deliver ‘A Love That I Still Miss’

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Nottingham Pop Punk Quintet Catch Fire have today released their sophomore EP A Love That I Still Miss via Rude Records. ‘ALTISM is a collection of the most heartfelt songs we’ve ever written, that represent things we’ve felt and experiences we’ve had had to endure over the past year in our personal lives,’ reveals frontman Miles Kent, continuing: ‘There are a lot of themes covered in the EP, stretching from jealousy, anxiety, anger, sadness, happiness, all the way to love and hate.

‘This collection of songs is a product of personal discomfort, sadness and anxiety for the most part, and we wanted to channel all these negative feelings into something that could potentially be the cure to someone else’s despair.

‘We hope these songs can help anyone in some way, big or small.’

In support of the release, the band will also play 2 dates to showcase the new material: 25th March at Nottingham’s Rock City and 26th March at London’s Thousand Island, London.

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