FEATURE: Remembering Give It A Name Festival!

Even if you know just a little bit about the music industry, you’ll know that it’s a ruthless machine that sees acts, labels, and pretty much anything else that lives and breathes as a part of it going as fast as it came to fruition. Festivals are no different; just this year Hevy Fest announced their already announced 2016 plans weren’t going ahead, and they were calling it quits for good.

Another once high-profile touring festival that bit the dust is Give It A Name. Named after an At The Drive-In song of the same name, the event originally came to the forefront in 2005 as a one-day festival to promote post-hardcore and punk rock bands, headlined that year by Funeral For A Friend.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: City Of Ashes – Vipers Nest

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Brighton based rockers City Of Ashes have kindly allowed us to bring to your the exclusive premiere of their official lyric video to accompany their song ‘Vipers Nest’, the latest single to be lifted from the band’s recently released full-length effort, ‘Rise’.

You can stream and check it out via the embedded player below:

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NEWS: Emarosa confirm fourth album, ‘131’, out July 8th 2016!

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Kentucky based melodic rock outfit Emarosa have now unveiled details surrounding the band’s fourth full-length effort, titled ‘131’, which is set up for release on July 8th 2016 through Hopeless Records. This will mark the band’s first album to not be released through longtime label partners, Rise Records.

You can check out the album artwork, full track listing, pre-order information, and a stream of the record’s lead single ‘Cloud 9′ below:

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Bailer – Shaped By The Landscape

If you like your metal aggressive and in your face, then you need to get some Bailer down your throat. The new Irish band are already drawing in similarities to The Dillinger Escape Plan and Norma Jean, despite only starting their career in 2015. We managed to catch up with the band to discuss each track on the record and find out what these songs mean to them.

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VIDEO: Emarosa – Cloud 9

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Kentucky melodic rockers Emarosa have now unveiled a music video to accompany ‘Cloud 9′, the first completely fresh offering since 2014’s ‘Versus’, and the lead single from their forthcoming fourth record, ‘131’.

You can stream and watch the video below:

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NEWS: Blink-182 detail new album, ‘California’, out July 1st 2016!

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Pop-punk trio Blink-182 have now confirmed details of their new record, ‘California’, which will be the band’s seventh album overall and first to feature Matt Skiba following the departure of founding member Tom DeLonge in 2015. The full-length album is scheduled for release on July 1st 2016 through BMG.

You can check out the album’s artwork, full track listing, and a stream for lead single ‘Bored To Death’ below:

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VIDEO: Saosin – Control And The Urge To Pray

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Melodic post-hardcore heroes Saosin have unveiled another new track, ‘Control And The Urge To Pray’, to be cut from the band’s forthcoming full-length effort, ‘Along The Shadow’. The new record, out next month, is a follow-up to 2009’s ‘In Search Of Solid Ground’, and will be the first to feature Anthony Green on vocals after leaving the group back in 2004.

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NEWS: Stay Gone announce July UK tour!

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French pop-punk outfit Stay Gone have announced a headline UK tour coming this July. Support is set to come from Scottish fellow pop-punkers Campfires, and you can find a full list of dates alongside the tour poster below:

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AUDIO: Thrice – Black Honey

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With the release of their first album since their reunion, ‘To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere’, highly anticipated, post-hardcore giants Thrice have now premièred another track, which is titled ‘Black Honey’, as the latest cut from the full-length effort.

You can stream and listen to the full song below:

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NEWS: Campfires announce new drummer, Rhuairidh C. Walker!

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Scottish pop-punkers Campfires have announced that founding member and drummer James Forbes has parted ways with the band due to work commitments. The band have announced his replacement as Rhuairidh C. Walker, and you can check out their statement below:

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