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Triggerfinger Announce UK Tour

With their upcoming 5th studio album Colossus due out on the 25th August via Mascot Records, Antwerp’s Triggerfinger have announced a UK tour in October in support of this. Of the upcoming album, the bands frontman Ruben Block had the following to say:

“We wanted to get out of the rat race for a while. The first step was doing a few collaborations with other musicians that would kick us out of our comfort zone. It made us look at our songs in a different way. The second step was building our own little studio where we could work and wail 24/7. All amps on 10 at two in the morning? No problem! But there was more to it than sheer volume. The previous albums were all built on roaring energy and the live interaction between the three of us. That was not our main concern anymore. This time the song would be king. ‘Anything goes’, that was our motto. Acoustic instruments, samples, keyboards, percussion, two bass guitars: as long as they served the song, we were happy.

This must be the boldest thing we’ve ever doneWe’ve been fans of Mitchell Froom’s work for a long time, but working with your heroes can be a dangerous thing. Mitchell proved to be comforting and challenging at the same time. He opened so many doors for us, and with COLOSSUS he put us on track for the next few years.

Catch the band at the following dates, tickets available from Seetickets:

Check out the video for their newest single, Flesh Tight, below:

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Counterparts Announce New Album

Melodic-hardcore band Counterparts have announced that their upcoming 3rd album titled You’re Not You Anymore will be released on 22nd September via Pure Noise Records. In anticipation of this the band have released a new single, check out Bouquet below:

“YNYA is the perfect blend of every record we’ve released prior. I feel like we did a great job at capturing the best parts of Counterparts. Not to sound like a broken record, but these are definitely the coolest songs we’ve ever written. I really do hope you enjoy it. If not, I’m sorry and I guess we’ll try harder next time.” – Brendan Murphy, vocals

You’re Not You Anymore Track List:

1. Walk Away Slowly

2. Bouquet

3.Arms Like Teeth

4. No Servant of Mine

5.  Haunt Me

6. Swim Beneath My Skin

7.Thieves

8. Rope

9. A Memory Misread

10. Fragile Limbs

11. You’re Not You Anymore

 

The band will return to the UK and Europe later this year with Napoleon and Polar in tow at the following dates:

11th November Patterns, Brighton, UK

12th November Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK

13th November Vintage Bar, Doncaster, UK

14th November Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK

15th November G2, Glasgow, UK

16th November Rebellion, Manchester, UK

17th November Think Tank, Newcastle, UK

18th November The Dome, London, UK

19th November Joiners, Southampton, UK

21st November Patronaat, Harlem, Holland

22nd November Lux, Hanover, Germany

23rd November Poglos, Warsaw, Poland

24th November Firlej, Wroclaw, Poland

25th Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary

Patent Pending Release Video For ‘Wasted/Wake Me Up’

Having just released a cover album titled Other People’s Greatest Hits, which is full of their takes on huge songs from other genres. Patent Pending have just dropped a video for their cover/mashup of Tiesto‘s Wasted mixed with Avicii‘s Wake Me Up. The video shows frontman Joe Ragosta in a bedroom covered in paint and through use of a boomerang-like effect with back and forth camera footage, the video shows how this situation arose. Check out the video below:

Of the thought process behind the idea, Ragosta had the following to say:

It’s very common and very easy for people to overlook EDM music. We wanted to make these two songs rock so people who would much prefer rock to EDM could hear these tremendous melodies and catchy sing along parts it in a more familiar way.”

The Hunna Announce London Show

Taking the music scene by storm The Hunna have been, step-by-step, working their way through bigger and bigger venues. Today they announced their biggest show thus far at Brixton Academy in London, taking place in January 2018 it’s one heck of a way to start the year. Tickets go on-sale on the 3rd July at 10am from usual vendors and those signed up to The Hunna‘s newsletter can get their hands on pre-sale tickets which go on-sale on June 30th.

“We have had such a great 2016 and 2017. Selling out shows across the country and getting our debut album, 100’, into the top 15 was an incredible achievement and we can’t thank the fans enough for helping us get to this stage. Being able to step up to the awesome Brixton Academy is next-level, and we guarantee that the fans that come down are in for a huge treat, as well as a few cool surprises!” – Ryan Potter, vocals

In This Moment Release New Track ‘Roots’

With their forthcoming sixth album on the horizon, In This Moment have released another new song from Ritual. The track titled Roots is a dark track full of bitter sass and anger. The video gives off a Blair Witch vibe with the shaky camera work and setting. Check it out below:

Of the upcoming album the band had this to say:
“It’s like we’re going into the next realm, I had a conviction of feeling empowered in my life and with myself.  I always write from a personal place, and I needed to share that sense of strength.  I’ve never been afraid to hold back.  Sometimes, I can be very suggestive.  However, I wanted to show our fans that this is the most powerful side of myself and it’s without overt sexuality.  It’s that deeper serious fire inside of my heart.” – Christina Brink, vocals.
“When fans hear this, I want them to feel the music, whether they take away sadness, anger, or happiness, as a kid, I remember listening to records and putting them on repeat over and over again. I’d love for the world to listen and absorb this as a piece of work.” – Chris Howorth, lead guitar.

Hands Like Houses Drop New Track

Australian alternative rockers Hands Like Houses have partnered up with Hopeless Records and UNFD to bring a new track to play on Warped Tour. Titled Drift, the track is heavier than last album Dissonants with a few real ‘get in the pit’ moments, but is ultimately true to form and unmistakably a killer Hands Like Houses track. Check the video below:

Catch the band on Warped Tour or at their Australian dates:

Andrew W.K. Announces UK Dates

Taking to the stage with his band for the first time in 5 years, Andrew W.K. will tour the UK on The Party Will Never Die Tour. With tickets on-sale this Friday (16th) and a reputation for hosting a party, this is a tour to stick in the calendar.

Nov 09 –  Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov 10 – London, UK – 02 Forum Kentish Town
Nov 11 – Cardiff, Wales – Great Hall
Nov 12 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Nov 13 – Manchester, UK – 02 Ritz
Nov 14 – Glasgow, SCO – Garage

Nov 15 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Academy 2

Alestorm Announce EU Tour

In celebration of their successful album No Grave But The Sea, metallers Alestorm have announced a European tour in September to follow on from their stint on Warped Tour. Aether Realm and Troldhaugen will provide support at these shows which is marked as part one of the tour, fans should expect more dates to surface in the near future. The bands full touring itinerary thus far:

ALESTORM FESTIVAL SHOWS:

09.-11.06.17 UK – Castle Donington / Download Festival
16.-18.06.17 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
16.-18.06.17 BE – Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
09-.12.08.17 ES – Villena / Leyendas Del Rock
11.-12.08.17 AT – Graz / Metal On The Hill

VANS WARPED TOUR 2017:

6/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
6/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Fear Farm Festival Grounds
6/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel
6/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fair Park
6/25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/27: Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
6/28: Metairie, LA @ Zephyr Field
6/29: Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
6/30: Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
7/1: St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) @ Vinoy Park
7/2: West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
7/4: Wilmington, NC @ Legion Stadium
7/6: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
7/7: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
7/8: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
7/9: Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/10: Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/11: Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
7/12: Mansfield, MA (Boston) @ Xfinity Center
7/13: Darien Center, NY (Buffalo) @ Darien Lake PAC
7/14: Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/15: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/16: Columbia, MD (Washington, DC) @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/18: Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) @ Blossom Music Center
7/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/20: Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/21: Tinley Park, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/22: Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/23: Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis) @ Canterbury Park
7/24: Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
7/26: Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino
7/27: Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City) @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/28: Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
7/29: San Antonio, TX @ AT&T center
7/30: Houston, TX @ NRG Park – Main Street Lot
8/1: Las Cruces, NM @ New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)
8/4: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/5: San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
8/6: Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona

ALESTORM
+ special guests AETHER REALM & TROLDHAUGEN
No Grave But The Sea World Tour – Part 1

28.9 – Bochum, DE @ Zeche
29.9 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
30.9 – Munich, DE @ Backstage
1.10 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
2.10 – Zwickau, DE @ Break Out Festival
3.10 – Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
4.10 – Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
5.10 – Hannover, DE @ Faust
6.10 – Vienna, AT @ Simm City
7.10 – Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik
8.10 – Bern, CH @ Gaskessel
9.10 – Toulouse, FR @ Bikini
10.10 – Rennes, FR @ L’etage
11.10 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106
13.10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
14.10 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
15.10 – Pratteln, CH @ Z7
16.10 – Nuremberg, DE @ Hirsch
17.10 – Stutgart, DE @ Club Universum
18.10 – Lyon, FR @ Transbordeur
19.10 – Sion, CH @ Le Port Franc
20.10 – Selestat, FR @ Rock Your Brain Fest
21.10 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmarte
22.10 – Antwerpen, BE @ Trix

Of their success with their recent release, the band had the following to say:

“For an awful band like Alestorm, that’s incredibly impressive, and it’s higher than anything we’ve ever achieved before! Thank you to everyone who bought an album and made this possible! Oh yeah, the coolest thing about this is, we charted higher than the new Shakira album, and she’s an international pop sensation! Does this mean we’ll be doing the theme tune for the next FIFA World Cup? Maybe. Does this mean we’ll dress in leather bikinis and record a cover of ‘Whenever, Wherever’? Definitely.“

Implore Annouce New Album

Metallers Implore have finished the writing and recording process for their upcoming album and it is ready for a release date of September 22nd via Century Media Records. Subjugate will be available on CD, LP and digital formats. During the recording process the band made 3 studio diaries, check out the first below:

In Late October the band will embark on a European tour with Gadget:

26.10.2017 Zürich (CH) Werk21/Dynamo
27.10.2017 Eindhoven (NL) Bloodshed Fest
28.10.2017 Leipzig (DE) Westwerk
29.10.2017 Ruzemberok (SK) Nove Korzo
31.10.2017 Karlsruhe (DE) Dudefest Halloween Edt.
01.11.2017  Brussels (BE) Magasin 4
02.11.2017 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
03.11.2017  Berlin (DE) Tommyhaus, Grindcore Fachtagung