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We Came As Romans Lose Member

We Came As Romans have released the following message that their drummer has stepped down from the band:

“A special message from the WCAR family to our fans: We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the 10 years we’ve spent with Eric in this band and the countless memories we’ve made together. He is an extremely talented musician and a great person, but life happens and we’re all torn in different ways as we grow older. Eric has chose to pursue a different future than we have, and as someone we respect and deeply care for, we need to allow him to live his life. The band will continue on and Eric will be successful in whatever he chooses to do and we only wish him the best.” 

It’s yet unknown who will be stepping in for the near future and the current Parkway Drive tour. Check out their newest material here:

Tay Jardine And SOME Members Of We Are The In Crowd Are Back

Since that awful announcement that the highly anticipated next album from We Are The In Crowd wasn’t coming any time soon we’ve all been waiting to see what would be next for the band. We’ve seen Jordan Eckes new effort Cabin Kids and now Tay Jardine, Cameron Hurley and Mike Ferri are back in business too. This is the first announcement of music since declaring in February that the new music they had written wasn’t right for WATIC and they would be taking a hiatus from being the band. Check out Technicolor from SAINTE:

Behind COVE’s Artwork For “We Were Once Lost”

The post-metalcore Kent crew COVE have come forward with the inspiration behind their album artwork for We Were Once Lost

“We looked around at several photographers work for inspiration for the artwork of We Were Once Lost (WWOL) but couldn’t find something we felt strongly enough about and so decided to do the artwork ourselves.

We’ve always maintained a DIY work ethic, and we feel like us creating the artwork ourselves gives us more creative freedom, as well as it being something we also enjoy doing. The photograph for the artwork was taken by guitarist Pete Woolven, which is something he went to university to study and has always had a keen eye for.

We knew we wanted something taken outdoors to fit with the theme of the EP title, so we all went for a walk in an area of woods near where we live to find some inspiration for the artwork or just anything that caught our eye. We took a couple of photos but nothing that really inspired us, apart from one of a reflection in a small lake (which is now being used as the back print on our physical CD copies).

It wasn’t until we headed back to the car that we found the log cabin. It was lit up that and after taking several photos, it eventually became the artwork. We felt like the cabin fit our theme for the EP so well by pure coincidence, it being lit up in a forest a dusk time seemed like a place of refuge, which not only looked visually stunning, but also fit so well with the title “We Were Once Lost”.

We want to make sure the imagery of the band is never too strongly that of a heavy band, as we’ve always like the image of lighter bands, so we wanted to replicate this with our artwork as well. The creative freedom that comes with producing your own artwork is something that we feel is invaluable and something we’d like to carry on with for future releases.” – COVE

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Sumo Cyco Release New Video

Punk metallers Sumo Cyco have released a new video for track Anti-Anthem off of their upcoming album which is due out next year.

“I’m so excited to release Anti-Anthem and finally roll out some of the creations we’ve been working on behind closed doors. I hope everyone finds the same power in Anti-Anthem as I do.”

“Anti-Anthem lyrically was inspired by the refugee crisis, but as time went on, the lyrics spoke to so many issues happening in the world today.”

“Anti-Anthem the music video is setting the tone for the whole next album “OPUS MAR”. Opus Mar is a train that runs through Cyco City and all the surrounding areas. The visuals for this record all revolve around this train. So you better get on board!” – Sever

Check out Anti-Anthem:

Catch them at the following shows with ALIEN ANT FARM and hed(p.e):

Oct 18 Wakefield            Warehouse 23
Oct 19 Edinburgh            La Belle Angele
Oct 20 Aberdeen             Garage
Oct 21 Belfast                 Empire
Oct 22 Dublin                 Voodoo Lounge
Oct 24 Preston                53 Degrees
Oct 25 Bristol                  Marble Factory
Oct 26 Chester                 Live Rooms
Oct 27 Leamington Spa     Assembly
Oct 28 Southampton         Engine Rooms
Oct 30 Wolverhampton      Slade Rooms
Oct 31 London                  O2 Academy Islington
Nov 2 Barnstaple              Factory
Nov 3 Reading                  Sub 89
Nov 4 Southend               Chinnerys
Nov 5 Hull                        The Welly
Nov 6 Oxford                    O2 Academy

Counterparts Release New Video

Canada’s own Counterparts have released a music video for their newest single Stranger off of their recently released album Tragedy Will Find Us. Grab a copy from iTunes or Tragedywillfind.us.

“Hope you guys dig the “Stranger” video. It’s a bit of an insane concept… a band playing and some b-roll footage cut in between. Crazy, I know. If you like what you hear, come catch us on tour with Parkway Drive and We Came as Romans this month! If you don’t like it then I guess we’ll try harder next time. Love you.” – Brendan Murphy

Catch the band n the UK next month with Expire, Knocked Loose & Landscapes.

29th November Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
30th November The Hub, Plymouth, UK
1st December Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
2nd December Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
3rd December Sound Control, Manchester, UK
4th December The Parish, Huddersfield, UK
5th December Owl Sanctuary, Norwich, UK
6th December Underworld, London, UK

Trivium Announce UK & Europe Dates For 2017

US metallers Trivium are headed back over to the UK and EU for a headline run in February/March of 2017. Starting in Dublin, the band play 7 dates in the UK before heading into Europe for the rest of the dates. Presale tickets are available via O2 on Wed 5th Oct at 10am and via Live Nation on Thu 6th Oct at 10am. General sale begins at 10am on Fri 7th Oct. Tickets available at: Ticketmaster or Trivium.org

“The UK was the first place to embrace Trivium on the planet, and Europe was the first home for Trivium playing internationally way back in 2003.  It’s our honour to be able to complete the ‘Silence In The Snow’ album tour in the UK and Europe; we have had some of the most integral and historic moments of our career in both spots, and we look forward to celebrating our love of music with all of you. See you very soon!” – Matt Heafy

UK & IRELAND
Sat 11th Feb – DUBLIN Academy, Ireland
Sun 12th Feb – BELFAST Limelight, Northern Ireland
Tue 14th Feb – BIRMINGHAM Institute, England
Wed 15th Feb – MANCHESTER Academy, England
Thu 16th Feb – GLASGOW Barrowlands, Scotland
Fri 17th Feb – LONDON Roundhouse, England
Sat 18th Feb – NOTTINGHAM Rock City, England
EUROPE
Mon 20th Feb – LUXEMBOURG Den Atelier, Luxembourg
Tue 21st Feb – AMSTERDAM Melkweg, Holland
Wed 22nd Feb – BERLIN Huxley’s, Germany
Fri 24th Feb – OSLO Rockefeller, Norway
Sat 25th Feb – STOCKHOLM Klubben, Sweden
Mon 27th Feb – HELSINKI The Circus, Finland
Wed 1st Mar – GOTHENBURG Pustervik, Sweden
Thu 2nd Mar – MALMO KB, Sweden
Fri 3rd Mar – COPENHAGEN Vega (Main Hall), Denmark
Sat 4th Mar – AARHUS Train, Denmark
Mon 6th Mar – HANNOVER Capitol, Germany
Tue 7th Mar – LEIPZIG Taubchenthal, Germany
Wed 8th Mar – VIENNA Arena, Austria
Fri 10th Mar – PRATTELN Z7 (Konzertfabrik), Switzerland
Sat 11th Mar – MUNICH Theaterfabrik, Germany
Sun 12th Mar – STUTTGART LKA Longhorn, Germany
Mon 13th Mar – MILAN Magazzini Generali, Italy
Wed 15th Mar – LAUSANNE Les Docks, Switzerland
Thu 16th Mar – MARSEILLE Espace Julien, France
Fri 17th Mar – BARCELONA Sala Apolo, Spain
Sat 18th Mar – MADRID Sala But, Spain
Sun 19th Mar – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Sala Capitol, Spain
Tue 21st Mar – COGNAC West Rock, France
Wed 22nd Mar – PARIS Caberet-Sauvage, France
Fri 24th Mar – COLOGNE Live Music Hall, Germany
Sat 25tth Mar – ANTWERP Trix, Belgium

Check out their latest video – Dead And Gone here:

Coldplay Announce 2017 Tour Dates

Coldplay have announced their first tour dates of 2017 for their Head Full Of Dreams Tour, tickets on general sale this Friday.

Tue June 06 – Olympiastadion, Munich GERMANY
Thu June 08 – Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon FRANCE
Sun June 11 – Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna AUSTRIA
Wed June 14 – Red Bull Arena, Leipzig GERMANY
Fri June 16 – HDI Arena, Hannover GERMANY
Sun June 18 – PGE Narodowy, Warsaw POLAND
Wed June 21 – Koning Boudewijnstadion, Brussels BELGIUM
Sun June 25 – Ullevi, Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Fri June 30 – Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt GERMANY

Mon July 03 – Stadio San Siro, Milan ITALY
Sat July 08 – Croke Park, Dublin IRELAND
Tue July 11 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff UK
Sat July 15 – Stade de France, Paris FRANCE