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Camden Rocks 2015 Announce First Wave of Acts!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Articles, Festivals, Gigs, News | 0 comments

Camden Rocks has announced the first 40 bands set to play the festival this year. Taking over various Camden venues on Saturday 30th May, the festival will feature huge names such as Welsh post-hardcore legends Funeral For A Friend, alt rockers …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and British rockers Heaven’s Basement. Also joining the bill are The Dictators, Black Spiders, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Turbowolf, Feed The Rhino and God Damn.

Now in its fourth year, Camden Rocks takes over legendary venues such as The Underworld, Electric Ballroom and the Camden Barfly and with over 150 more bands still to be announced, 2015 is set to be the festival’s biggest year yet!

Fans of Funeral For a Friend will be delighted by the news that the band are preparing something very special for their Camden Rocks performance. “We’re thrilled to have been invited to play Camden Rocks,” frontman Matthew Davies says. “We’re looking forward to banging out three in your face sets across Camden during the day so make sure you’re in attendance as we’ll probably be mixing it up a fair bit!”

Check out the full line-up below!

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Tickets are £30 + booking fee and are available now from www.camdenrocksfestival.com. Don’t miss out!

 

 

 

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SONISPHERE FESTIVAL CANCELLED FOR 2015

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Articles, Festivals, News, Tours | 0 comments

Sonisphere Festival has been cancelled for 2015, as has been announced by Team Sonisphere via their website, where they issued the following statement:

“Team Sonisphere reluctantly confirm that Sonisphere will not take place in the UK in 2015. We’ve been working hard to get a line-up that we felt was good enough but also on a weekend which would avoid other events that we know rock fans would want to support. Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position to run the event this year. We’ve said in the past that Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good enough and that hasn’t changed.

We hope all rock fans have a great summer with all the festivals and concerts already in the calendar and we plan to see you all in 2016.”

This is the third time the festival, held at Knebworth House, has been cancelled – it was announced in 2012 that the festival would not be taking place that year and it failed to return again in 2013.

Anyone who was planning on going to Sonisphere this year disappointed? Which festival will you be going to instead? Leave your comments below.

 

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SPIDERS TO RELEASE SHAKE ELECTRIC ALBUM ON NOVEMBER 3rd

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Festivals, Record Releases, Tours | 0 comments

Female-fronted Swedish rockers Spiders will release their sophomore set, Shake Electric, via Spinefarm Records on November 3rd; the four-piece outfit – who deliver a retro, ’70s-inspired hard rock sound with a uniquely modern vibe – will support the release of the record with a run of UK dates in November, part of a full European tour that also includes an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell festival in North Wales (November 14th).

UK dates

15.11. Glasgow (UK) @ Classic Grand

16.11. London (UK) @ Underworld

17.11. Manchester (UK) @ Roadhouse

18.11. Birmingham (UK) @ Oobleck

An official video for the title track Shake Electric has been revealed today at the following link: http://vevo.ly/Svd66W

The track is also available as an ‘instant grat’ on iTunes album pre-order: http://po.st/SpidersiT

Spiders is fronted by Ann-Sofie Hoyles, a charismatic singer with a haunting, unforgettable voice and striking image; Ann-Sofie has this to say about the title track…

Shake Electric is about me and my old friends who I had so much fun with, partying until the break of dawn. Tons of memories and emotions from several years went into this song, which has a theme I think most people can identify with. Carolina, the female character in the video, is one of the friends I was inspired by when I wrote ‘Shake Electric’, so it was great that she could be in the video!”

Spiders released their debut album, Flashpoint, in 2012, earning them a nomination with P3 Guld – the biggest broadcast music award in Sweden. They’ve also shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Kvelertak, Blood Ceremony & Graveyard.

For Shake Electric, recorded in the group’s hometown of Gothenburg with producer Mattias Glavå, the band built upon the primitive metal-punk hybrid base of their debut, and the result is a fiercely executed, decidedly classic rock, thoroughly turbocharged album with echoes of T-Rex, Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie & Heart.

Choirs, acoustic guitars, piano and various percussion patterns come together to create a stylish sound that is never without a raw and emotive edge. On Shake Electric, Spiders remain both vital and visceral, and you can feel the rush of blood and rock coursing through every song’s veins.

On this album, all of the members were involved in the song-writing process, hence the broader, more diverse, multi-dimensional sound…

“We wanted to move on and find new paths,” explains John Hoyles, up until now Spiders’ sole songwriter. “What we like about many of the records from the 1970s is that they are often heavy yet soft. A really tough riff can be followed by a beautiful piano.”

“Even when we started, we were like a bunch of teenagers in the rehearsal room, and despite jobs and girlfriends, we always accepted every show we were offered. We really love this life,” continues Ann-Sofie. “We have a stronger vibe today, and we can really lean on each other in an amazing way. I am very proud of what we have accomplished with Shake Electric…”

Spiders are: Ann-Sofie Hoyles (vocals); John Hoyles (guitar); Olle Griphammar (bass); Ricard Harryson (drums)

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Gibson and Sonisphere have teamed up to offer an exclusive opportunity to be the official videographer of Sonisphere 2014

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Competitions, Festivals, News | 0 comments

Gibson Brands and Sonisphere are looking for two people to join the beating heart of Team Sonisphere and be the GIBSON ‘EXPLORERS’. This is a unique opportunity to go backstage, meet the people who put the show together: the production team, the roadies and the bands, and produce a unique eye-view with unprecedented access to the festival and the bands.

With the support of Team Sonisphere the winners will create video shorts that will be seen by millions of people, showing what life is like behind the inner circle of festival creation. Who knows, it could possibly even pave the way to a glittering new career?

How to enter?

Submit a video (Youtube or any other tube), Vine or an Instagram. It could be a skit, a song, an interview, a funny, an animation, some crayzee editing. Show us what you can do to make great content!

Submissions will be accepted from now until the 28th June on this link:
http://sonisphere.co.uk/gibson/

The Prize:
You will become the official GIBSON ‘EXPLORER’ of Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth 4-6th JULY. This will include an Access All Areas pass for you, and a guest ticket for a friend to attend Sonisphere. Sonisphere will also bolster your reporting gear with £200 worth of kit that is needed to get 4 video reports out about the backstage of the event.

Terms & Conditions
http://sonisphere.co.uk/gibson-explorer-terms-and-conditions/

About Gibson:

Gibson brands is one of the fastest-growing companies in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, and consumer and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional products with world-recognised brands. Gibson has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognised brand names starting with the number one guitar brand, Gibson. Other brands include: Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. Audio brands include: KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cakewalk, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Integra, TEAC, TASCAM Professional Software, and Esoteric. All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life of our customers.

Check out Gibson Guitars and keep an eye out for the Sonisphere videos here;
https://www.facebook.com/GibsonGuitarUK

SONISPHERE FESTIVAL LINE UP SO FAR:

Friday

APOLLO STAGE:

THE PRODIGY
LIMP BIZKIT
HIM
BAND OF SKULLS
GARY NUMAN
ANTI-FLAG
THE DEFILED

BOHEMIA
ELECTRIC WIZARD
ANTHRAX (PERFORMING AMONG THE LIVING)
65DAYSOFSTATIC
ATARI TEENAGE RIOT
BAM  MARGERA’S FUCKFACE UNSTOPPABLE
DEVIL YOU KNOW
COMEBACK KID
YASHIN
CANTERBURY
LOSTALONE
HOUNDS

JAGERMEISTER & SATELLITE STAGE
CARNIFEX
BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL
TRC
LITTLE MATADOR
MAX RAPTOR
MALEFICE
STRAIGHT LINES
EMP!RE
BLACK DOGS
LOVE ZOMBIES
SHRINE
GLASS CITY VICE

Saturday

APOLLO STAGE:
IRON MAIDEN
DEFTONES
FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS
ANTHRAX
GHOST
BABYMETAL
TESSERACT

SATURN STAGE:
SLAYER
CARCASS
THE WINERY DOGS
CHAS & DAVE
ALESTORM

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:
THE SISTERS OF MERCY
NEW MODEL ARMY
DOG EAT DOG PLAYING ALL BORO KINGS
SEBASTIAN BACH
THE VIRGINMARYS
RECKLESS LOVE
BLITZ KIDS
VOODOO SIX
JAGERMEISTER & SATELLITE STAGE
BLEED FROM WITHIN
THE SAFETY FIRE
STAMPIN GROUND
EUREKA MACHINES
GLAMOUR OF THE KILL
THE HELL
BROKEN HANDS
THE LOUNGE KITTENS
ZICO CHAIN
FORT HOPE
RIVAL STATE
COLLIBUS
STORMZONE
THE RAVEN AGE
THE WILD LIES
EMPIRE KILL

Sunday

APOLLO STAGE:
METALLICA
ALICE IN CHAINS
MASTODON
AIRBOURNE
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
GOJIRA

SATURN STAGE:
DREAM THEATER
DROPKICK MURPHYS
REEL BIG FISH
KARNIVOOL
PROTEST THE HERO
BLACK SPIDERS

BOHEMIA & OTHER STAGES:
THERAPY? (Performing Infernal Love)
GALLOWS
THE BRONX
CHIODOS
TRUCKFIGHTERS
KERBDOG
BO NINGEN
THE CADILLAC THREE

JAGERMEISTER & SATELLITE STAGE
RAGING SPEEDHORN
TRASH TALK
SILVERSTEIN
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE
BEASTMILK
DREGEN
SWEET SAVAGE
ONLY CRIME
THE BOTS
ITCH
PALM READER
THE HYPE THEORY
KROKODIL
THE ONE HUNDRED
OCTOBER FILE

Comedy Line Up:
MAT REED – FIN TAYLOR – ALFIE BROWN – NOISE NEXT DOOR
JOHN HASTINGS – JOHN ROBERTSON – ANDREW O’NEILL – MATT REES PAT CAHILL – ALFIE BROWN – MAT EWINS – ROB DEERING
JIM SMALLMAN

Plus Wrestling, Silent Disco and more

Individual day and weekend tickets for SONISPHERE 2014 are on sale now atwww.sonisphere.co.uk. Check the Sonisphere website for further details.

All Campsites open Thursday.

For further information please visit www.sonisphere.co.uk

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The Damned to headline Alt-Fest’s Gothic stage with specially chosen set list, plus Dead Kennedys confirmed

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Festivals, News | 0 comments

The Damned to headline Alt-Fest’s Gothic stage with specially chosen set list, plus Dead Kennedys confirmed

The Defiled and many more also join the line-up

The Damned are now confirmed as the last gothic stage headliner for Alt-Fest, 15-17th August at Boughton Estate in Kettering. To reflect the sound of the stage, the band has chosen a special set-list, featuring tracks that have not been played live for many years. More additions come in the form of hardcore punks Dead Kennedys, industrial metallers The Defiled and many more. Tickets are available now from www.alt-fest.com.

With a catalogue that spans, and even helped define, goth, punk, krautrock, psychedelic, garage rock and more, The Damned have something truly special up their sleeves for Alt-Fest. As well as playing a selection of songs from the Phantasmagoria and Black albums, the band will perform a ‘people’s choice’ track to be decided by social media ahead of their gothic stage headline set.

A hearty slab of hardcore punk has been added to the main stage with the confirmation of Dead Kennedys. The San Francisco quartet is awash with underground credibility as one of the first hardcore bands to make waves internationally. They will be a sure fire crowd-pleaser among the tribes gathered for Alt-Fest.

Also confirmed are The Defiled, joining Alt-Fest’s metal stage in a more modern day barrage of industrial metal. Next up are heavyweight quintet Heart of a Coward, Wales’ loudest export Revoker plus Hawk Eyes, who opened for none other than System of a Down in 2013.

Alt-Fest’s gothic stage line-up reaches completion with a UK festival exclusive from 80s gothic, post-punk outfit Theatre of Hate and ambient, experimental German duo Other Day, a UK debut and 2014 exclusive booking. A raucous confirmation comes in the shape of the reformed gothic anarcho-punks Rubella Ballet, whilst She Past Away (UK debut show and festival exclusive) leave their native Turkey for Alt-Fest’s fields. The poetically named cold-wave group Soror Dolorosa and Vienna’s Whispers In The Shadow (UK debut show and festival exclusive) complete the gothic proceedings.

Last but by no means least joining the S.O.P.H.I.E stage are Brighton’s dub-infusing metallers Collisions.

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VOODOO VEGAS ANNOUNCE NEW FESTIVAL DATES, BEGIN WORK ON 2nd ALBUM

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Festivals, Gigs, News, Tours | 0 comments

Bournemouth based rockers VOODOO VEGAS have recently confirmed a number of club shows and festival slots across the UK and Europe for 2014, including appearances at ROCK THE FOREST Festival in Germany and TRIBAL FESTIVAL in France as well as 4 dates supporting Y&T on their 40th Year Anniversary tour in the Benelux.

Currently still touring in support of their debut full length album ‘The Rise Of Jimmy Silver'(Self released via Cargo Distribution following a Pledge Music campaign 04/03/2013) the band have already begun writing for the follow up with tentative plans to begin recording this winter for a spring 2015 release.

All currently confirmed VV shows for 2014:

10/05/2014 The Iron Road Rock Bar, Evesham
24/05/2014 Chaplin’s & The Cellar Bar, Bournemouth
25/05/2014 Lechlade Music Festival, Lechlade
31/05/2014 Camden Rock Festival, Camden
13/06/2014 Mr Kyps, Poole
14/06/2014 Cafe Des Sportes, Cambrai, France
21/06/2014 Kineton Music Festival, Little Kineton
28/06/2014 Les-Fest, Scotland
12/07/2014 Napton Festival, Napton Warwickshire
18/07/2014 OJC Solution, Hillegom, Netherlands + Rebelstar
19/07/2014 De Steen, Kerkrade, Netherlands + Chronic
20/07/2014 Rhineland-Palatinate Days Festival Germany
25/07/2014 No Man’s Land, Lorraine, France
26/07/2014 Rock The Forest/Rockfreunde Rengsdorf Germany
23/08/2014 Tribal Festival, Peymeinade, France
13/09/2014 Rockclub The Cave, Amsterdam, Netherlands
03/10/2014 Sanctuary, Basingstoke
04/10/2014 Camden Barfly, London
05/10/2014 King Billy, Northampton
16/10/2014 Hedon Podium, Zwolle, OV, Netherlands (Y&T TOUR)
17/10/2014 Boerderij, Zoetermeer, ZH, Netherlands (Y&T TOUR)
18/10/2014 De Pul, Uden, NB, Netherlands (Y&T TOUR)
19/10/2014 Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium (Y&T TOUR)

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