Following their recent departure from long-time label partners Visible Noise, British hardcore outfit Your Demise have decided to take a look back at their roots for their far more independent forthcoming EP release, ‘Cold Chillin’. In a 4-track blast which aims to be a little more rough around the edges than their previous outing, ‘The Golden Age’, guitarist Stu Paice gave us a track-by-track overview of the release and what to expect:
Venue: NQ Live (formerly Moho Live)
Night: December 14th, 2012 (launch night)
With it rapidly becoming on the UK’s biggest rock/metal/punk/hardcore/alternative/whatever you want to call it club nights, already having regular nights in London, Facedown has now found itself another home up North in Manchester’s NQ Live. With their launch night bringing in entertainment for the ears from Cancer Bats and entertainment for the eyes from The Cyanide Girls, the club night really does aim to welcome their new Mancunian family in style.
Along with our own top 10 albums of 2012 here at DEAD PRESS!, we also decided to see what our friends and other people in the industry thought were the top hot pickings of the year. We asked a range of people in bands, some people from labels and publicists too.
See what they all thought below from the 40+ we asked, including members from bands such as Strike Anywhere, Asking Alexandria, Decade, Marmozets, The Stereo State and more (listed alphabetically by band/organisation):
Tags: A World Defined, Akarusa Yami, Anavae, Asking Alexandria, Bridge Nine Records, Coastline, Code Orange Kids, Crown Jewel Defence, Cypher16, Decade, Defeater, Destructor Records, Eager Teeth, Echoes, Ex Friends, Fat Goth, Fights And Fires, Flights, Glass City Vice, Heartsounds, Heights, HildaMay, Lay Siege, Light You Up, Lizzard, Magoa, Marmozets, Martyr Defiled, MC Lars, Next Stop Atlanta, Our Final Hour, Our People Versus Yours, Plow United, Press To Meco, Pulled Apart By Horses, Rolo Tomassi, Run Forever, Sophomore, Strike Anywhere, The Afterparty, The Blackout, The Murder Barn, The Stereo State, Violet, Zebrahead
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This year marked the debut of what will now be our annual Reader Awards, a time for you the reader to cast your opinions our way on how you have found various things across the board of the music industry for the past 12 months. It was also a chance for those of you in bands to get your fanbase to let us know just why we should all take notice of you.
We asked you what you feel have been the best releases, most noteworthy bands, notable record labels, the best venues the UK has to offer and even to help offer some foresight to some bright stars that 2013 will offer us.
Now, the results for this year have been compiled and are all listed below. Remember, if you’re not happy with the results, they are all down to what you readers have provided us. Feel free to discuss and let us know your thoughts in the comments below:
Tags: Bring Me The Horizon, Cancer Bats, Chelsea Grin, Decade, Devil Sold His Soul, Don Broco, Download Festival, Enter Shikari, Every Time I Die, From Embers, Greeley Estates, Hardships, Hevy Festival, Hit The Deck Festival, Leeds Festival, Letlive, Marmozets, Of Mice & Men, Parkway Drive, Pierce The Veil, POLAR., Reading Festival, Slam Dunk Festival, The Elijah, The King Is Dead, Tussk, While She Sleeps, Young Guns
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Well, 2012 has been one hell of a year. Thankfully, the world hasn’t ended and hopefully that’ll remain the same for these remaining few weeks, though 21/12/2012 is less than a week away now. Anyway, our survival has allowed us to be blessed with many great releases throughout these past 12 months, spawning from acts across the globe at many different stages of their career.
It’s been difficult to narrow them down, but together, DEAD PRESS! has managed to collate what we think have been the top 10 albums of the year. Have a look below and see what we think has made 2012 just that extra bit special and has surely set a benchmark for 2013 to up the ante:
Scottish rock trio Sucioperro may not be half as popular and reknowned as their arena filling counterparts Biffy Clyro, but they pack just as much bite into small pubs and clubs across the UK. Now, reaching album number four, ‘Fused’, we decided to get the lowdown of the tracks and how they all came to be to create the band’s new record. Thankfully, bassist Stewart Chown was happy to fill us in with all of the information we were after:
This year’s Butserfest weekend is drawing closer by the day, and we’re getting pretty excited to get stuck in there. Before we do though, we’ve had a chat with another band who will be performing at the festival, Housefires, who just so happen to be managed by one of the festival’s main organisers, Marianne Harris. Here’s what the guys had to say about their manager, the upcoming festival and more:
As festival season draws to a close for another year, Butserfest is the one to end the summer. This year’s event takes place on Saturday 15th September at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Petersfield. The festival boasts two stages, which feature both national and local bands alike and displays a great deal of talent from all levels of popularity.
With this year’s Butserfest drawing ever closer, we decided to check in with a few bands to see how their preparations were going, whether they had anything spectacular to show us and just who they’re excited to see at the festival. First stop: The Elijah. Who better to talk to about a live appearance than the band notorious for their breath-taking performances and intense stage presence. We caught up with vocalist Dan Tomley to talk over all of the above and more:
Ambient rockers The Elijah have been hard at work on their debut album the past few months, when not touring on the road of course. Known to bring to the table lyrics as deep and thought provoking as the instrumental backdrop that compliments them, we got the complete lowdown on what each of the tracks is truly about from the band’s frontman, Dom Tomley. So, without further adieu, this is what The Elijah‘s debut full-length ‘I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created’ is all about:
This year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam final 8 bands have just wrapped up what to most bands would be a once in a life-time experience: performing a set at Donington’s Download Festival. Along with a set at Slam Dunk a few weeks prior, we got in touch with female fronted rockers Reachback to talk about their experiences so far and what they’ve got planned very soon:
This year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam final 8 bands have just wrapped up what to most bands would be a once in a life-time experience: performing a set at Donington’s Download Festival. Along with a set at Slam Dunk a few weeks prior, we got in touch with Exeter’s I Divide to talk about their experiences so far and what they’ve got planned very soon: