Deez Nuts + Comeback Kid & Guests – Live @ Mama Roux (13/2/17)

Birmingham was ready to feel the hardcore for many hours has the ‘You Are Part Of This Tour’ came careening through their town to show off many different styles and attributes that this extensive genre has.

Opening up the night all the way from Portugal, Reality Slap (7) opened the night off with a showcase of their latest record ‘Limitless’ which powered through the speakers with tracks like ‘Lone Wolf’ and ‘Haymaker’ giving the newer flavour of their sound. Being the opening band, it was hard for the crowd to get into the newer band on the bill, but they all watched in earnest and showed their appreciation with the band putting in a punchy set from beginning to end.

Up next were Quebec’s own Get The Shot (9) who were looking to make a massive statement that night with a pick up of the pace and the vocalist looking to show off his energy by bringing something fast paced with an added edge of mosh frenzy with tracks such as ‘Rotting Idols’ proving to be a crowd favourite as the dancing and two-stepping started to pick up a little bit more. With songs from both their albums showing a presence in their set, the band were looking to make an impact and by the end of their set, they made a few more fans in their arsenal.

Arguably the heaviest band on the bill, First Blood (9) have a new album out titled ‘Rules’ and the first part of their set was definitely getting you accustomed to their newer material. The crowd picked up the aggression in their set and some friends took some of the hits that the fans were there to offer, which only helped fuel the sound that the band had. Moving to older material with tracks such as ‘Suffocate’ and their closer ‘Preamble’ pleased some of the veteran fans of the band, but the entire venue was transfixed at the overall presentation this band had, not taking themselves too seriously, but when it came to their topics in hand, the lyrics were full of emotion and power which near enough everyone in the venue could probably relate to.

Following that was Australian rising stars in Hellions (8) who were the group that stuck out on the list like a sore thumb and after the full on effect that First Blood had, it was time to see what the change of pace would do. The band also utilises their newer material for 90% of their set with tracks like ‘Quality Of Life’ being a nice bouncy changeup for the entire night. Other track pleasers from the album such as ‘Lotus Eater’ as well as going back to their earlier material with the track ‘Hellions’, but upsettingly it felt just like they were an opening band again due to the lack of reaction and movement.

Up next came one of the most energetic, powerful and career spanning sets you will have ever gotten to witness. Comeback Kid (10) took Mama Roux to a different level with the biggest crowd of the night. Opening up with ‘G.M. Vincent & I’, the crowd got to stage diving, moshing of all varieties and singing along to many of their tracks spanning from ‘All In A Year’ to ‘Wasted Arrows’. The band show why they are one of the greatest at what they do without missing any beats during track transitions and are encapsulated by the generations of fans who are cheering and screaming along to the band. Closing with ‘Wake The Dead’, it brought their set and the night to its peak and further pushed them into the stratosphere and will definitely make things exciting when their new album hits.

Closing the night on another strong note, Deez Nuts (9) brought many types of vibes to the end of the night with the NYC hardcore flavourings running wild up and down the venue. Tracks like ‘Popular Demand’ got the entire first few rows dancing on the spot to the immense amounts of grooves that the band possessed. Again, the band spanned their career right back to their ‘Stay True’ record and the crowd were all over the low tones that were brought into the venue. The massive setlist brought newer songs from their upcoming record to get you excited for their new album that is being released in a few weeks before closing the night with ‘Your Mother Should’ve Swallowed You’ and the crowd getting their sing along to full power and bringing the night to its very enjoyable close.

Napalm Death announce UK/EU tour with Brujeria and Power Trip

If you like some aggressive grind core elements with some crossover thrash thrown in for good measure, Napalm Death have you covered with this upcoming UK/EU tour. With supports Brujeria and Power Trip, its time to get moshing!

Check out all the dates below as well as listen to Napalm Death too!

25.04. Copenhagen (Denmark) – Amager Bio
26.04. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27.04. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken STHLM
28.04. Flensburg (Germany) – Roxy
29.04. Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
30.04. Haarlem (The Netherlands) – Patronaat
01.05. Köln (Germany) – Underground
02.05. Berlin (Germany) – SO36
04.05. Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat Klub
05.05. Brno (Czech Republic) – Klub Fléda
06.05. Kassel (Germany) – K19
07.05. Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage
09.05. Birmingham (UK) – O2 Institute
10.05. Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.05. Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
12.05. London (UK) – The Electric Ballroom

13.05. Paris (France) – Le Glazart
14.05. Antwerpen (Belgium) – Zappa
16.05. Six-Fours-Les-Plages (France) – Espace André Malraux
17.05. Geneva (Switzerland) – L’Usine
18.05. Bologna (Italy) – Zona Roveri
19.05. Karlsruhe (Germany) – NCO Club
20.05. München (Germany) – Backstage
21.05. Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Effenaar

The Front Bottoms announced as Blink 182 UK tour openers

This Blink 182 tour just got a WHOLE lot bigger and better with the announcement that alternative rock/emo band The Front Bottoms will be opening for the arena tour!

You can check out the dates below as well as listen to TFB!

July 2017

3rd           Cardiff                  Motorpoint Arena

4th           Nottingham        Motorpoint Arena

5th           Leeds                    First Direct Arena

7th           Birmingham        Barclaycard Arena

9th           Newcastle           Metro Radio Arena

11th         Glasgow               The SEE Hydro

12th         Aberdeen           GE Oil & Gas AECC

14th         Manchester       Arena

15th         Liverpool             Echo Arena

17th         Bournemouth   BICC

19th         London                 The O2

20th         London                 The O2

Vodun announce UK tour + drop music video for ‘Bloodstones’

Giving you a psychedelic look into soul music and metal music, Vodun have announced a UK tour for April (which includes a date at Desertfest) and have also dropped a music video for ‘Bloodstones‘ for you to check out below as well!

April
12 The Phoenix, Coventry * (TICKETS)
13 Trinity Centre, Bristol * (TICKETS)
15 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester * (TICKETS)
16 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham * (TICKETS)
17 Trillians, Newcastle ** (FREE)
18 The Parish, Huddersfield ** (TICKETS)
19 The Wheatsheaf, Oxford ** (TICKETS)
20 The Anvil, Bournemouth ** (TICKETS)
28 Desertfest, London (TICKETS)

* = With Church of the Cosmic Skull       ** = With Desert Storm

Help Anthrax create a portion of their set!

It looks like Anthrax need your help! Amongst them playing ‘Among The Living‘ in full, they are going to be making a fan favourite set which you can help pick out HERE. From favourites such as ‘Madhouse‘ to hidden gems like ‘H8 Red‘, its your turn to create!

You can check out their UK stint below!

Thursday 9th February – Birmingham O2 Institute                     
Friday 10th February – London O2 Forum Kentish Town *SOLD OUT*    
Saturday 11th February – Bristol O2 Academy  *SOLD OUT*             
Monday 13th February – Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 14th February – Manchester Academy
Wednesday 15th February – Glasgow Barrowlands *SOLD OUT*
Thursday 16th February – Newcastle Northumbria University
Friday 17th February – Norwich UEA