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The King Blues Announce New UK Tour Plus New Single

Friday, October 21st, 2011

King Blues release a new single ‘THE FUTURE’S NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE’ on the 20th November and start their UK tour on the 2nd November at the Roundhouse, London


The single’s release date of November 20th is set to closely follow the band’s biggest headline show to date at The Roundhouse in Camden Town, London on November 2nd, with other UK shows as follows:-

Wed 2nd – Roundhouse, London

Thu 3rd – Academy 2, Birmingham

Fri 4th – Academy 2, Manchester

Sat 5th – The Arches, Glasgow

Mon 7th – Waterfront, Norwich

Tue 8th – Lemongrove, Exeter

 We are also pleased to announce that the band will be co-headlining the Leftfield in Motion tour with BillyBragg in November on the following dates:-

Tues 15th – Leadmill, Sheffield

Wed 16th – Teeside University

Thur 17th – Leeds Met Uni

Sat 19th – Junction, Cambridge

Sun 20th – Keele University

Mon 21st – Academy, Oxford

This caps off a fantastic year for the band with triumphant shows at the Reading & Leeds festivals, Glastonbury, Bestival, Download as well as a sold out UK tour earlier in the year to mark the release of their third album, Punk & Poetry. 2011 will also be remembered as the year that continental Europe embraced The King Blues with a raft of festival appearances being followed up by a 17 date European tour throughout October.

Malefice New Guitarist Alex Vuskans PLUS Title Track From the Album Awaken The Tide Out On Video

Monday, October 17th, 2011

British Metalheads Malfice Announce a new Guitarist in Alex Vuskans who recently took stage with Malfice on their tour with Sylosis.

Malefice has also released some tour dates with one gig Tickets prices being sold at 1986 prices (The year Mad Cows disease struck down the first cow in the UK)

October 2011

24th    LONDON – Metal Hammer 25th Anniversary @ Islington O2 Academy
(with Orange Goblin, and more)
TICKETS £2.50:

31st    BIRMINGHAM – Ice Cold In Birmingham @ Academy
(with Skindred, Therapy?, Rolo Tomassi, Yashin, The Treatment)
TICKETS are FREE and exclusively available from and from Monday 25th September 2011, max 4 per person – over 18s only.  VIP ticket competitions will be running on

November 2011

12th    SWINDON – MECA (with Sylosis)
26th    OXFORD – O2

Deaf Havana Tour Dates and New Single From The Album Fools and Worthless Liars

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Norfolk based Deaf Havana are on tour promoting their brand new album ‘Fools and Worthless Liars’ as well as releasing a video for the bands latest single ‘I’m A Bore, Mostly’..

12th October – Leeds Academy

13th October – Southampton Guildhall

14th October – Margate Winter Gardens

15th October – London Brixton Academy

"Awaken The Tides" album art and track listing revealed

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

MALEFICE: “Awaken The Tides” album art and track listing revealed

Download 2011 warm up show on June 8, 2011

MALEFICE, are currently readying to unveil Awaken The Tides, the third full-length from one of the most exciting modern metal acts to come out of the U.K.

Set for release in Europe on July 15, the UK July 18 and North American on August 2 via Metal Blade Records, the 10-track long player was recorded at The Face studios in Reading with drums laid down at Fortress Studios in London. All tracks were mixed and mastered by Justin Hill.

Frontman Dale Butler comments: “And so the time has finally come, we’ve been locked away for 6 months working on this record, a release that’s going to take your fucking head off. We promised something different, a bigger production, and a slightly different look on the genre. We’ve found our sound and it’s going to bring a whole new level to our live show, something we all felt was missing. We’ve come back a new band, confidant and more of a unit than we’ve ever been. This is our next step; make sure you’re around to see it!”

Awaken The Tides Track Listing:
1. Awaken The Tides
2. Delirium
3. Dead in the Water
4. Minutes
5. Baying For Blood
6. Blessed/Cursed
7. The Day the Sky Fell
8. Out Numbered Out Gunned
9. Flood of Red
10. The Haunting

MALEFICE filmed the recording process of Awaken The Tides and created a few ‘In the Studio’ videos so metalheads could catch a glimpse of the new album. Check out all the studio videos here:
Pre Prod Part 1 <>
Drums Part 2 <>
Guitars Part 3 <>
Vocals and mixing Parts 4 and 5:

In other news, MALEFICE have announced an intimate home town warm-up show prior to their appearance at Download 2011. They’ll play Sub89 in Reading on Wednesday June 8, 2011. Watch out for more dates, preorders, and the first single, all coming soon!


June 2011

8th         READING – Sub89 (+ Xerath)
12th         DOWNLOAD 2011 @ DONINGTON PARK

July 2011

12th – 14th         2000 TREES @ Upcote Farm, Gloucestershire

MALEFICE is: Dale Butler – Vocals
Alex Vuskans – Guitar
Ben Symons – Guitar
Tom Hynes – Bass
Chris Allan-Whyte – Drums

Follow, friend, and like MALEFICE at the following locations: <>

Australian Rock Band GRINSPOON album release

Thursday, May 26th, 2011


Dr Lester Grinspoon, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School has much to answer for, as it was he who first highlighted the positive medicinal uses of Marijuana. He also lent his expert knowledge during the trial on the deportation of a certain Mr John Lennon, and latterly, on the naming of Australia’s foremost rock band, GRINSPOON.


GLOBAL MUSIC are proud to announce the official, full-European release of the album, ‘SIX TO MIDNIGHT’, from multi-platinum-selling, Australian rock-group GRINSPOON. The record will be available from July 4th 2011 via DR2 Records.


‘SIX TO MIDNIGHT’, has already gone GOLD in Australia, and this special European version will feature five additional bonus tracks, including a reworking of their classic anthem ‘Champion’, produced by Rick Will (Incubus / Skindred).



  1. Dogs
  2. Run
  3. Comeback
  4. Takes One
  5. Premonitions
  6. Right Now
  7. Give You More
  8. Lockdown
  9. Tonight
  10. Passenger
  11. Innocence
  12. Surrender
  13. Summer


  1. Progress (Bonus Track)
  2. Tourist Season (Bonus Track)
  3. Strange Days (Bonus Track)
  4. 60 Sign (Bonus Track)
  5. Champion (Rick Will Mix)


As well as recently completing a successful UK tour with TWO sell-out London shows, GRINSPOON were also invited as special guests on Stone Temple Pilots’ first ever Australian arena tour back in March 2011. Other past stadium supports include Creed, Lit, Godsmack and Anthrax, as well as an epic appearance at the closing ceremony of Australia’s 2006 Common Wealth Games in Melbourne.

GRINSPOON are a band who have been through all the thrills and addictions of a rock group; sixteen years together, and still performing every show like it’s their last on earth, with their collective experiences lending to the writing of some amazingly heartfelt music.

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Praying Mantis and Voodoo Six Rock News

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

> Praying Mantis have some exciting up and coming dates including HARD
> (posted in the SLW Promotions events) and are rapidly gaining rave
> reviews from their latest EP ‘Metalmorphosis’ which is available for
> purchase now. Check them out either here on Facebook: Praying Mantis
> Rock & Metal or at
> Voodoo Six have uploaded a teaser for their exclusive
> ‘behind-the-scenes’ and ‘intimate’ footage video for the making of their
> latest release ‘Fluke?’.
> Check it out here:
> Along with this, they are supporting the mighty CINDERELLA & HOUSTON in
> June as well also performing at HARD ROCK HELL UK in December.

Premiere of entire "Gloom" EP

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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Job for a Cowboy: Premiere of entire “Gloom” EP

Starting today, the popular metal portal MetalSucks <>  is hosting the worldwide exclusive premiere of the upcoming JOB FOR A COWBOY (JFAC) EP Gloom. The Gloom EP will be available digitally and physically via mail-order only on June 7th. Fans wanting a physical copy of the Gloom EP should act quickly, though, as it is a limited edition run of only 2,500 copies. The EP features four new tracks of fine-tuned, visceral death metal featuring the re-invigorated lineup of Jonny Davy, Jon “Charn” Rice, Al Glassman and new guitarist Tony Sannicandro. The Gloom EP cover features new artwork from Ruination artist Brent Elliott White <> .

Listen to Gloom now HERE <> .

Commented vocalist Jonny Davy: “It honestly feels like it’s been quite awhile since we’ve released any new material to the public. With that said, we’re all pretty amped up to release this new EP and to play these new songs live. I’m aware that it’s stereotypical to claim that it’s a step forward for the band, but fuck it, it is. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”


Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I AM ABOMINATION to Release New Digital EP, ‘Passion Of The Heist’, on July 19th, 2011 on Good Fight Music

I AM ABOMINATION is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their brand new digital EP, Passion Of The Heist, on July 19th, 2011. The digital EP is being released by GOOD FIGHT MUSIC, the same label that released I AM ABOMINATION’s first critically acclaimed full-length album, To Our Forefathers.

A new single from the digital EP will be released via the band’s official Facebook page on June 8th. Stay tuned for further announcements about this debut.

Passion Of The Heist is described by the band as a concept album, and was produced, written, engineered, mixed and mastered by guitarist Nick Sampson. The EP was also recorded at Nick Sampson’s studio in New Boston, MI. All lyrics on Passion Of The Heist were written by Brandon Good. The band plans on releasing new information about the concept of the EP with the release of the new single. Passion Of The Heist includes guest appearances, including an appearance by ATTACK ATTACK’s Caleb Shomo on the track ‘Ascension’.

“We’ve had such an amazing time putting hard work into this album, and we can’t wait for people to hear it,” states vocalist Phil Druyor. Guitarist Nick Sampson adds, “This is the first time we’ve ever sat down to write an album with no outside opinion, and it turned out awesome.”

TRACKLISTING: 1 Vivification 2 Abduction 3 Examination 4 Transformation 5 Ascension (ft.Caleb Shomo of ATTACK ATTACK) 6 Invasion

For more information on I AM ABOMINATION, please visit these sites:

‘THE FARTHEST REACHES’ is out now on Good Fight Music BUY IT HERE:

THE CONTORTIONIST to Co-Headline ‘Slaughter Survivors Tour’ This Summer – Featuring Conducting From The Grave, Scale The Summit and More!

Set to Support Veil of Maya on Brief Summer Tour, Including Hometown Dates in Indiana!

Indianapolis, Indiana’s prog-metal prodigies THE CONTORTIONIST have just announced brand new co-headlining tour dates on the SLAUGHTER SURVIVORS TOUR with Conducting From The Grave, Scale The Summit, Rings Of Saturn, Volumes, and Structures. The tour begins with a kick-off party in Hollywood, CA at the Key Club on July 21st. See below for all current tour dates.

The band recently announced tour dates with Veil of Maya to their summer touring schedule. The short run will take the guys through Illinois and Indiana on four dates in June. As mentioned above, the band is native to Indianapolis, IN and seldom performs live in the area, so this tour serves as an excellent and rare opportunity to witness the band in their hometown!

THE CONTORTIONIST released their debut full-length, Exoplanet, with GOOD FIGHT MUSIC on August 31st, 2010. Their infectious, progressive and rhythmic sounds have brought them comparisons to some of today’s metal greats, such as Meshuggah, The Acacia Strain, and Between the Buried and Me.

TOUR DATES W/ VEIL OF MAYA 6/23 Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail 6/24 Evansville, IN @ Boney June’s 6/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre 6/26 Fort Wayne, IN @ Broadripple

SLAUGHTER SURVIVORS TOUR DATES W/ CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE, SCALE THE SUMMIT, RINGS OF SATURN, VOLUMES & STRUCTURES 7/21 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club w/ Dawn of Ashes (Official Summer Slaughter Tour Kickoff Party) 7/22 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock 7/23 Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut 7/24 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s 7/25 Austin, TX @ Emo’s 7/27 Orlando, FL @ Firestone 7/28 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre 7/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 7/30 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx 7/31 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs 8/03 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13 8/04 Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar 8/05 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern 8/06 Amsterdam, NY @ Elks Hall 101 8/07 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s 8/08 Covington, KY @ The MadHatter 8/10 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater 8/11 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In the Wall 8/12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 8/13 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court 8/14 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground 8/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater 8/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue 8/18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 8/19 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk 8/20 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ The Skatehouse

For more information on THE CONTORTIONIST be sure to visit:

Bands Touring The UK From Napalm Records

Thursday, April 14th, 2011


April 2011

29th MANCHESTER – Academy 3

30th LONDON – O2 Islington Academy

May 2011

1st GLASGOW – Cathouse

2nd LEAMINGTON SPA – The Assembly

Rotten Sound + THE KANDIDATE

April 2011

14th COLCHESTER – Arts Center


April 2011

29th MANCHESTER – Academy 3

30th LONDON – O2 Islington Academy

May 2011

1st GLASGOW – Cathouse

2nd LEAMINGTON SPA – The Assembly


May 2011

5th LONDON – Purple Turtle

6th DERBY – Redemption Club

7th MANCHESTER – Satan’s Hollow

8th GLASGOW – Classic Grand

Abigail Williams + THULCANDRA

May 2011

24th LONDON – Barfly

25th LEEDS – The Well

26th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks

27th NOTTINGHAM – Rock City

29th MANCHESTER – Moho Live

KAMPFAR + Secrets Of The Moon + Vreid + Krakow

May 2011

30th NOTTINGHAM – The Basement

31st LONDON – Underworld


July 2011

8th – 10th SONISPHERE @ Knebworth


August 2011

12th – 14th BLOODSTOCK @ Catton Hall


October 2011

20th MANCHESTER – Academy 3

21st LONDON – Underworld

SHAI HULUD announce UK tour in June 2011

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

SHAI HULUD announce UK tour in June 2011

SHAI HULUD have announced they will be touring Europe in June 2011 including five UK dates.

SHAI HULUD released ‘Misanthropy Pure’ on Metal Blade Records in 2008.

They’ll be joined by Last Witness

SHAI HULUD + Last Witness

June 2011

20th SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners

21st EXETER – Cavern

22nd LONDON – Purple Turtle

23rd MANCHESTER – Star And Garter

24th PETERBOROUGH – Club Revolution

‘MISANTHROPY PURE is out now on Metal Blade

Buy it here:

WHITECHAPEL + The Acacia Strain + Impending Doom

April 2011

13th PORTSMOUTH – Wedgewood Rooms

AEON + Cerebral Bore + Flayed Disciple

April 2011

20th BRISTOL – The Croft

21st LIVERPOOL – The Masque

22nd EDINBURGH – Bannermans

23rd TBC

24th DERBY – The Old Bell

25th LONDON – Brixton Mass


April 2011

24th LIMERICK – Siege Of Limerick V @ The Stables

HATE ETERNAL + Obscura + Beneath The Massacre + Defiled

May 2011

1st BRISTOL – The Fleece

2nd MANCHESTER – Moho Live

3rd LONDON – Underworld


May 2011

3rd BRISTOL – The Croft

4th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks

6th WEYMOUTH – Finns

9th LONDON – Barfly

10th DERBY – The Old Bell

12th NORWICH – B2

13th CARDIFF – Millennium Music Hall

14th PLYMOUTH – White Rabbit

Bring Me The Horizon + Architects + The Devil Wears Prada + WHILE SHE SLEEPS

May 2011

4th SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy


May 2011

5th LONDON – Underworld

6th MILTON KEYNES – Crauford Arms

7th CARDIFF – Millennium Music Hall

8th DERBY – Old Bell

9th MANCHESTER – Moho Live

10th (IRE) – DUBLIN – Whelans

11th BELFAST – Limelight

12th NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Trillians

13th GLASGOW – King Tuts

14th SHEFFIELD – Corporation

15th BIRMINGHAM – Eddies

Earthtone9 + THE OCEAN + Maybeshewill + Humanfly

May 2011

17th BIRMINGHAM – Academy 2

18th DURHAM – Live Lounge

19th GLASGOW – Stereo

20th MANCHESTER – Club Academy

21st BRISTOL – Thekla

22nd LONDON – Relentless Garage


May 2011

24th EDINBURGH – The Banshee Labyrinth

25th ABERDEEN – Tunnels

27th HULL – The Lamp

SHAI HULUD + Last Witness

June 2011

20th SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners

21st EXETER – Cavern

22nd LONDON – Purple Turtle

23rd MANCHESTER – Star And Garter

24th PETERBOROUGH – Club Revolution


July 2011

8th SONISPHERE @ Knebworth


July 2011

8th – 10th SONISPHERE @ Knebworth


September 2011

20th LONDON – Underworld

21st LONDON – Underworld

22nd MANCHESTER – Moho Live

23rd GLASGOW – King Tuts

24th LEEDS – Cockpit

25th BIRMINGHAM – Academy 3

26th BRISTOL – Academy 2

27th CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach


September 2011

24th (IRE) DUBLIN – Academy