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Friday, 29 January 2016

INCITE Releases New Track 'Stagnant', Announces New Album Details + European Tour

Artwork by Dan Seagrave

New Album Oppression out April 22, 2016 Produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Every Time I Die)

Outspoken, opinionated and heavy beyond belief - politically-driven heavy metal purveyors INCITE has risen up the ranks, creating a name for themselves and proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Positioned at the top of their game in the new year, INCITE is ready to drop another full-length record chock-full of hard-driving anthems, their first since 2014's Up In Hell.

On April 22, 2016, the wait will be over - INCITE will release their new album Oppression via Minus Head Records. Produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Every Time I Die) at Omen Room Studios in Garden Grove, CA during the fall of 2015, Oppression promises to deliver a level of ferocity, groove, and darkened melody unlike ever before. The album will feature guest vocals from Connor Garrity of All Hail the Yeti and Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal.

Take a listen to the aggressive first single cut from Oppression, entitled 'Stagnant', now via the band's official Soundcloud page:

Oppression is available for pre-order now via the INCITE Bandcamp page.

Vocalist Richie Cavalera states, "This new album is without a doubt the one we're most proud of - to date. It's the most organic and aggressive album in the bands career. Working with Steve Evetts was a life changing experience for all of us. We learned and tried things that we never would have before, and were really able to harness the raw live energy that you get from our shows.

We added a lot of new guitar work - more complicated solos, effects, and not to mention the vocal sound and structure is on a whole new level. Oppression is the rebirth of good old classic American Metal."


TE is about to embark on a 37-date European tour with Soulfly and King Parrot, kicking off this Friday, January 29th in Nottingham, UK. The first 17 dates of the tour will feature Lody Kong as special guest opener. INCITE European Tour Dates with Soulfly and King Parrot:

1/29 - Nottingham, UK @ The Rescue Room 1/30 - London, UK @ O2 Islington 1/31 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 2/2 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy 2/3 - Belfast, Ireland @ The Limelight 2/4 - Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tuts 2/5 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 2/6 - Norwich, UK @ The Waterfront 2/8 - Bristol, UK @ Motion & The Marble 2/10 - Paris, France @ Point Empemere 2/11 - Toulouse, France @ Connexion live 2/12 - Victoria, Spain @ Jimmy Jazz 2/13 - Valencia, Spain @ Rock City 2/14 - Zaragoza, Spain @ Centro cultural 2/16 - Schaffhausen, Switzerland @ Kammgarn 2/17 - Lucerne, Switzerland @ Schuur 2/18 - Lindau, Germany @ Club Vaudeville 2/19 - Milan, Italy @ Fabrique 2/20 - Pordenone, Italy @ Il Deposito 2/21 - Vienna, Austria @ Szene Wein 2/22 - Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse 2/23 - Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle 2/24 - Dresden, Germany @ Scheune 2/25 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy Club 2/26 - Katowice, Poland @ Mega Club 2/27 - Wroclaw, Poland @ Alibi 2-28 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof 3/1 - Luxembourg @ Atelier 3/2 - Gent, Belgium @ Vooruit 3/3 - Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje 3/4 - Aarhus, Denmark @ The Train 3/6 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee 3/7 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser strand 3/9 - Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi 3/10 - Joensuu, Finland @ Kerubi 3/11 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glavclub 3/12 - Moscow, Russia @ Yotaspace

Artery Recordings Sign She Must Burn & release music video for "POSSESSED"

London, England - Artery Recordings has announced the signing of symphonic brutes She Must Burn. The London quintet released their self-titled debut EP today as well as a music video for the first single "Possessed":

"This band is going to pave the way for the next generation of aggressive, but melodic music to shape the scene," says Artery President Shan Dan Horan. "I expect big things from She Must Burn and they fit perfectly among our roster"

The explosive video for "Possessed" takes place in a dark and seedy environment that serves as a prelude to the brooding six-song EP. “Our EP is really just an aggressive outlet for us all," says vocalist Amy Miller. "Each song is about something different: personal relationships, everyday issues, things you can’t talk about with the people you know."

Buy the self-titled EP and exclusive merch bundles at the Artery Recordings website.


1. Ascension 2. Possessed 3. The Misery 4. Into Light 5. Wish To Exist 6. Eclipse

About She Must Burn:

Symphonic brutes She Must Burn (For Fans of Motionless in White, Winds of Plague, The Breathing Process) will be releasing a devastating and dark self titled EP "She Must Burn" 01/29/15 on Artery Recordings (World Wide). Leading the way as the next generation of symphonic black metal to emerge from the UK scene. The band has already made a name for themselves touring with Cradle Of Filth, Heart Of A Coward, and being picked up by label Artery Recordings. "This band is going to pave the way for the next generation of aggressive but melodic music to shape the scene. I expect big things from She Must Burn and they fit perfectly among our roster" Says Artery President Shan Dan Horan.

She Must Burn has a blend of genres, comparable to Make Them Suffer and Bleeding Through screams with a hint of Evanescence type of vocals. She Must Burn bring it all together with heavy crushing guitar tones with tight symphonic elements and unstoppable devastating breakdowns. Keyboard player and clean vocalist Amy Miller says,“Our EP is really just an aggressive outlet for us all. Each song is about something different: personal relationships, everyday issues, things you can’t talk about with the people you know."

It is hard to call She Must Burn anything but hard-working. With such an explosive start to their career, it is only a matter of time before they are solidified as the torch holders for the next generation of aggressive metal music.


British four piece BOY JUMPS SHIP have revealed the details of their debut album. Entitled ‘Wake Up’, the band’s first full-length will be released via AMAZING RECORD CO on April 22nd.

Hailing from the North-East of England, BOY JUMPS SHIP have gained a reputation for their energetic, passionate and exuberant live performances up and down the country and around Europe. Touring with the likes of Only Rivals, Young Guns, Arcane Roots and We Are The Ocean to name a few, as well as the UK leg of the 2015 VANS WARPED TOUR, audiences found themselves instantly connecting with their unavoidably addictive, massive melodic choruses and heavy-hitting riffs.

With the aid of a generous grant from the PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION’s Momentum Award, the band headed down to The Premises studio in Hoxton, London, working with producer Larry Hibbit (Hundred Reasons, Marmozets, Nothing But Thieves) and ending up with the 12 tracks that make up ‘Wake Up’.

“Without the amazing support we've had from the PRS Foundation we wouldn't have been able to make the record, the work they do for bands like ourselves is so vital, we couldn't be more grateful.” Says frontman Si Todd. The band took advantage of the financial freedom the award allowed to work with a long admired producer, Larry Hibbit.

“Larry helped us to capture the sound of our band exactly how we imagined it.’ Continues Si. “We've always said that when we eventually recorded our debut album, we would take our time and get it right. From a performance aspect, we all pushed ourselves to completely different levels this time around, we put our heart and soul into these songs and we couldn't be more proud of how they turned out!”

Following conversations with various labels wanting to sign the band after hearing the end result, the band opted to go with Newcastle based AMAZING RECORD CO. Says Si:

“Signing to Amazing Record Co. was pretty special for us. We wanted to make sure that our album found a good home and we definitely feel like we've achieved that with these guys. Even though we plan on taking this thing as far as we can globally, we always want to make sure that we remember our roots and where we came from. Having a locally based label with the same vision and aspirations as we do makes it all a bit more exciting.”

‘Wake Up’ is released via AMAZING RECORD CO on 22nd April and is available for pre-order here:

BOY JUMPS SHIP hit the road next month as main support to Scottish rockers FATHERSON. Catch them at the following shows in February 2016:

Thurs 11 Dundee Reading Rooms Fri 12 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms Sun 14 Liverpool East Village Arts Centre Mon 15 Birmingham Rainbow Tues 16 Cardiff Globe Wed 17 Nottingham Bodega Thurs 18 Bristol Exchange Sat 20 Southampton Talking Heads Sun 21 Brighton Hope Tues 23 London Borderline Wed 24 Leeds Brudenell Social Club Thurs 25 Manchester Gullivers Fri 26 Newcastle Cluny 2 The band will also play a one-off special launch gig in their home town on 23rd April at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2. Further shows are being planned with a full UK headline tour to be announced in the coming weeks.

UK Pop-Punks Such Strange Arts Release New EP 'Waking The Neighbours'; Now Streaming in Full On Youtube

"Peculiarly released in winter, Such Strange Arts' latest EP is actually perfect for summer days spent with friends....guitar-driven and punchy....good old-fashioned pop-punk....infectious and fun..."- Rock Sound

Essex County, England pop-punk 4-piece Such Strange Arts released their new EP, 'Waking the Neighbours', today via Standby Records.

'Waking The Neighbours' is streaming in full on the Standby Records Youtube channel and is available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.

The band says, "We are so excited that everyone is finally able to hear Waking the Neighbours! This EP had been a long time coming and we are very proud of it; It's an EP that has taken a lot of work, but it has been totally worth it. We can't wait to get out and play these new songs live. See you all on the road!"

Upcoming shows:

17 February 2016 – Manchester | Aatma (14+ under 18s accompanied by an adult) 18 February 2016 – London | Surya (14+ under 18s accompanied by an adult) 19 February 2016 – Stamford | Voodoo Lounge (14+) 20 February 2016 – Brentwood | The Hermit Club (Ages 13-19 only) 21 February 2016 – Birmingham | The Flapper (16+)

Track Listing:

1. Criminal 2. Figure It Out 3. Waking the Neighbours 4. Sextual Relations 5. Stay

First Ghost Releasing Debut LP 'Secret Talk' on April 1; New Single Premiering on Alternative Press

London, Ontario's First Ghost have announced plans to self-release their debut full-length 'Secret Talk' on April 1. The first single, "The Less You Know", is premiering today on Alternative Press.

Frontman Anton DeLost says, "The song reflects on the inner conflicts we face when choosing to keep secrets from loved ones."

The 4-piece first appeared on the radar of music fans in 2014 with the release of their debut EP, 'Real Eyes', that spawned the single "Shaking", which AP wrote was "strongly recommended for fans of Jimmy Eat World."

Pre-orders and tour dates will be announced soon.

Track Listing:

1. Change Your Mind 2. If You Want To 3. Bounded 4. The Less You Know 5. Surrender

AVANTASIA - 'Ghostlights' out today, new video and Tobias reveals the full line-up for first ever UK headline show on 8th March

Avantasia release epic new album 'Ghostlights' today and mainman Tobias Sammet has just unveiled the list of musicians who will perform with him on-stage when the band unleash their magic live in London (for the first ever time) at The Forum on 8th March.

“Can you believe it? After a brief Best-of-Avantasia set at Bloodstock 2013 - on March 8th AVANTASIA will be back in the UK to deliver their complete show: More than 3 hours of music with the full stage production. When I was a young musician, all those business experts said that this kind of music only works in Japan and continental Europe. They said it’s DEAD in the UK. What!? You INVENTED this kind of music: Queen, Maiden, The Who, Lloyd-Webber, Spinal Tap… Anyway, it means a lot to me to bring the Metal Opera to London. And I won't come on my own: my fellow Avantasians will be Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween), Bob Catley (Magnum), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Jorn Lande (ex-Masterplan), Amanda Somerville, Oliver Hartmann, Herbie Langhans (Sinbreed) and many more. I can't wait to celebrate the release of our new album ‘Ghostlights’ with you all. See you there!” -Tobias Sammet

As well as this special London show the Avantasia 'Ghostlights' world tour will take the project to Russia, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Brazil, Austria, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, USA, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Japan not to mention ten cities throughout Germany.

Before all that though Tobias will play the glorious Meatloaf-esque rocker 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' live on German National TV ARD as the country chooses their song to be put forward for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, to be held in Stockholm this year. The selection process takes place on 25th February and if successful Avantasia will have the rare chance to bring real rock music into this bastion of pop.

After he got the invitation to take part, Tobias Sammet thought about it for a while: "It seemed like a quite unusual idea to compete with anyone in art, to play music against someone. It's still weird anyhow, to play music against each other like in the Olympic Games. Anyway, who am I to get in the way of a great promotional opportunity?! Three minutes to show millions that we exist?"

Lucky fans not only have a brand new album to listen to today but also an official video for the track 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose'! Watch the beautifully shot and epic video over on YouTube:

THE ALGORITHM Signs to FiXT. New Album, 'Brute Force' set for April 1, 2016 Release

Listen to “Floating Point” HERE

“Even in a scene where a progressive attitude is the norm, there’s nothing like The Algorithm. Mashing together metal, trance, techno, reggae and dub with the subtlety of a rhino on roller skates… pure class!” - Metal Hammer (UK) Los Angeles, CA | January 29, 2016 - 26-year-old french electro-metal artist and producer, THE ALGORITHM is thrilled to announce his signing to Detroit-based electronic/rock label FiXT, along with the release of his third album, ‘Brute Force’ due out on April 1, 2016.

THE ALGORITHM mastermind Remi Gallego delivers an impressive genre mash of metal, rock, edm, synthwave and sheer lunacy, that has been deemed by some as “heavy computer music.” Having refined his craft since 2014's highly acclaimed 'Octopus4,' Remi’s work on 'Brute Force' has added maturity and seamless cohesion that further affirms ‘THE ALGORITHM’ sound that is uniquely his own.

In sync with the signing and album announcements, THE ALGORITHM has teamed up with Metal Hammer (UK) to release a brand-new track, “Floating Point” that will be featured on the forthcoming album. Listen to “Floating Point” here:

Acclaimed world-wide, THE ALGORITHM received the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for “Best Underground Act” in 2013, has performed at key festivals including Download Festival (UK) and Big Day Out Festival (AU), and has toured alongside Enter Shikari, TesseracT, The Qemists, and more.


Named after a method out of the field of cryptography to gain access to passwords, this album will work you until you open up. Delivered by an unhinged, humorous and abrasive mix of soundscapes, BRUTE FORCE is an impressively cohesive genre mash of metal , rock, edm, synthwave and sheer lunacy.

‘BRUTE FORCE’ follows the groundbreaking records ‘Polymorphic Code’ and "Octopus 4," which redefined crossover music for the 21st century winning THE ALGORITHM the ‘Best Underground Act’ award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods and creating huge demand for worldwide touring.

THE ALGORITHM Mastermind Remi Gallego and prodigious drummer Jean Ferry have teamed up live to turn THE ALGORITHM LIVE into a tour-de-force, destroying venues and stages across the globe with shows & tours all over Europe, Australia, Japan, Nepal, Israel and many more places to come.


05.03.2016 (NL) Complexity Festival, Haarlem 12.03.2016 (ES) Madrid, Lemon 13.03.2016 (ES) Barcelona, Apolo 2 17.03.2016 (DE) Frankfurt, Elfer 18.03.2016 (DE) Bochum, Matrix 19.03.2016 (TR) Instanbul, Roxy 22.03.2016 (FR) Lille, La Peniche 23.03.2016 (FR) Paris, La Fleche D'or 24.03.2016 (FR) Grenoble, Amperage 25.03.2016 (CH) Electron Festival 27.03.2016 (FR) Nantes, Scène Michelet 28.03.2016 (FR) Bordeax, Iboat 29.03.2016 (FR) Toulouse, Saint Des Seins 30.03.2016 (FR) Arles, Cargo 31.03.2016 (IT) Bologna, Freakout Club 01.04.2016 (IT) Torino, Caffee Del Proggresso 02.04.2016 (IT) Tricesimo, Interstate Studio 270 03.04.2016 (AT) Wien, Flew Club 07.04.2016 (CZ) Prague, Lucerna Music Bar 08.04.2016 (PL) Poznan, Minoga 09.04.2016 (DE) Berlin, Musik & Frieden 16.04.2016 (UK) Bristol, Thekla 18.04.2016 (UK) Glasgow, Audio 20.04.2016 (UK) Nottingham, Rockcity 21.04.2016 (UK) Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms 22.04.2016 (UK) London, Borderline 28.04.2016 (RU) Petersburg, Backstage, Tickets: 29.04.2016 (RU) Moscow, Volta


Wreaking havoc with their forth Small Stone release, SASQUATCH continue to lead the way with their fiery brand of rock n' roll. Drawing on influences from 70's metal, rock and psychedelia, the band falls somewhere between an amalgamation of Black Sabbath, old Soundgarden, Deliverance-era Corrosion of Conformity, Mountain, and a bastardized version of Grand Funk Railroad.

After shaking some walls with 4 critically acclaimed studio records, features on a variety of movies and television shows including the reissue of Clerks, FX’s original hit series Sons of Anarchy, A&E's Dog The Bounty Hunter, Jersey Girl, CW’s The Supernatural, as well as MTV’s Viva La Bam, Bam’s Unholy Union and more, SASQUATCH have just announced to return to Europe for an extensive tour in early 2016 in support of the re-release of their back catalog on LP through Cargo Germany. This includes the first vinyl pressing globally of their 2004 self-titled debut album.

Scout leader Keith Gibbs mentioned that "My bags are packed and eagerly wait by the front door. Sasquatch always regretted not touring Europe for the first record, but we are back this time around to make things right and bring it full circle."

Look for the band to be gearing up for an early 2016 European tour and make sure to catch SASQUATCH live on the following dates:




Keith Gibbs – Guitar, Vocals Rick Ferrante – Drums, Percussion Jason Casanova – Bass


Birmingham-based five-piece, SHVPES, can now proudly reveal that they will support Spinefarm label-mates We Came As Romans as well as Miss May I on their 4-date UK co-headline tour this May, completing a killer line-up that is sure to sell-out.

Tour dates as follows:

Tue 24 May Liverpool, Arts Club Wed 25 May Glasgow, King Tut’s Thu 26 May Newcastle, O2 Academy 2 Fri 27 May 2016 Manchester, Sound Control

Tickets are on sale now via all the usual outlets/platforms.

SHVPES, recently signed to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records, are currently preparing the material for their debut album, and will be entering the studio shortly to start recording.

SHVPES are fast becoming one of the most hotly talked-about young alternative acts in the UK, making a mark with fans and critics alike, and – most tellingly – appearing in numerous ‘Tipped for 2016’ lists in the UK rock press.

More details on the new album plus summer festival plans will be revealed in due course.

Check out the video for SHVPES most recent single, ‘State Of Mine’, released last summer: