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Gnash Rambler perform at The Media Club

Sometimes all great venues must come to end and all must have a great blow out. Offering a superb brand of hooky punk rock tinged power pop, Vancouver, BC’s Gnash Rambler will be performing one of the last shows at The Media Club on 30th June for the CD release party for their debut self-titled album released this past March. The Media Club will join the list of many other venues in the city that have been closing over the years making it difficult for the local scene to grow and be exposed.

Show Details:

Date: Friday, June 30th
Venue: The Media Club, 695 Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2P1
Time: 6pm
Cost: $10

Mutank release W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T

Currently on tour across Canada with metal legends Annihilator, Montreal thrash champions Mutank unleash their new EP W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T. via Boonsdale Records. The new EP from the 2014 Wacken Metal Battle Canada winners follows their debut cassette EP M.E.C.H. Metal and is a taste of what’s to come from the band’s full length album, planned to be revealed later this year.


Iced Earth Release Incorruptible

Iced Earth‘s new album Incorruptible was released yesterday. It is available in the following formats:

  1. Deluxe CD Digipak with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)
  1. CD Digipak (only available in the USA)
  2. Strictly limited artboook with gold foil band logo, 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10” vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies
  1. Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colours (see below for exact colour split)
    With gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180 g vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs
  1. Standard CD Jewelcase
  2. Digital download / stream

Jonny Lang Reveals Trailer For New Album

Jonny Lang has revealed an exclusive look behind the scenes of his upcoming new studio album, Signs, which will be released in 25th August via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group.

“A lot of my earlier influences have been coming to the surface, like Robert Johnson, and Howlin’ Wolf. I have been appreciating how raw and unrefined that stuff is. I had an itch to emulate some of that and I think it shows in the songs. Still, I let the writing be what it was and that was sometimes not necessarily the blues.” – Jonny Lang

Protosequence Announce More Dates For “The Greasy BC Tour”

Edmonton, AB’s Protosequence announce more dates for their The Greasy BC Tour. The tour is in support of their latest release Schizophrene along with them premiering new material that can only be heard live from their forthcoming follow up. The tour will kick off in Abbotsford, BC on June 10th and wrap up with a hometown show in Edmonton, AB on June 17th. Supporting Protosequence on the tour for select dates will be Calgary melodic progressive death metallers Plaguebringer.

The Greasy BC Tour sponsored by Absolute Underground
June 10 – Abbotsford, BC – Brother’s Billiards* – With Plaguebringer
June 11 – Victoria, BC – Intrepid Theatre* – With Plaguebringer
June 12 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie* – With Plaguebringer
June 13 – Vancouver, BC – 333* – With Plaguebringer
June 14 – Calgary, AB – Broken City # NEW DATE
June 15 – Grande Prairie, AB – The Blue Room # NEW DATE
June 17 – Edmonton, AB – Rendezvous Pub


Vola release acoustic EP ‘October Session’

Danish group Vola have released their acoustic EP October Session worldwide through all digital channels. October Session contains two acoustic performances of Gutter Moon and Stray The Skies. The original, electric versions of both songs were featured on the band’s critically acclaimed 2016 label debut Inmazes. Until now, both October Session tracks were only available on the vinyl version of Inmazes.


Neck Deep announce UK headline tour!

Neck Deep are proud to announce The Peace and The Panic UK headline tour for October, the band’s biggest tour to date! Neck Deep will play the following venues:

04: BELFAST Mandela Hall
05: DUBLIN The Workmans Club
07: NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
08: GLASGOW o2 Academy
09: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
12: CARDIFF Great Hall
13: LONDON o2 Brixton Academy
14: MANCHESTER o2 Apollo

Iron Maiden unveil world first in mobile gaming

Global rock icons Iron Maiden embark on the final leg of The Book of Souls world tour this weekend, simultaneously launching a synergistic PvP battle arena for their mobile game, Legacy of the Beast. The game offers players a unique way to interact with the band’s real world activities, by introducing not only a replica of one of the tour stage productions, but also the debut of The Book of Souls ‘Shaman Eddie’ into the game, in his Mayan themed incarnation as featured on the band’s most recent studio album. Other characters from The Book of Souls are set to follow.

Needless to say, Iron Maiden are the first metal group to release a mobile platform game, but will other groups follow suit?

Sibling reveal new single ‘Love/Sick’

Sibling is a new band from the south of the UK founded by ex-Hindsights vocalist, Benio Baumgart, along with friends Sam Correa and Lewis Pickering. They’ve announced the release of a new EP Dream You Away via Close To Home Records on 30th June and you can hear Love/Sick from the record now. The release will be followed by a special Dream You Away release show on 8th July at Thousand Island in London featuring support from itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Lightcliffe and Bodyheat.