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VIDEO: Parkway Drive – Karma

Australian powerhouse Parkway Drive are heading over to the UK soon, and what better way to get us ready for their visit than a new music video for ‘Karma’? If nothing, the beach and sea beside them in the shoot is enough to envy. Check it:

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VIDEO: Red Bull Bedroom Jam – All Time Low / Fake Obsession

Another week, another Red Bull Bedroom Jam video session. This time around we’ve got ourselves an interview with Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat from pop-punk act All Time Low, before going onto a live set from Fake Obsession. Here it is:

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NEWS: Kong announce series of UK tour dates!

Noisy masked trio Kong have announced a string of UK tour dates this April/May to coincide with the release of their 10″ split with That Fucking Tank, Sheild Your Eyes and Castrovalva in June. Here’s where and when to catch them:

APRIL 28 – BIRMINGHAM, Hare And Hounds
APRIL 29 – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
APRIL 30 – LEEDS, The Cockpit (Live at Leeds – 2:00PM)
APRIL 30 – LONDON, Dingwells (Camden Crawl – 9:00PM)
MAY 01 – LONDON, Underworld (Camden Crawl)
MAY 02 – SHEFFIELD, The Harley
MAY 12 – MANCHESTER, Islington Mill (w/ Fucked Up)

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NEWS: Me Vs. Hero announce new drummer before Skindred support dates!

Following a short headline tour, Blackpool’s Me Vs. Hero have announced the addition of their new drummer, Stephen Jones, just before their run of UK tour dates in support of Skindred alongside Chiodos. Here’s where you can catch them:

APRIL 26 – BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
APRIL 27 – PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids
APRIL 28 – NORWICH, Waterfront
APRIL 29 – WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun Hall
APRIL 30 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
MAY 02 – EXETER, Lemon Grove
MAY 03 – CARDIFF, Solus
MAY 04 – POOLE, Chords
MAY 05 – LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2
MAY 06 – SHEFFIELD, Corporation
MAY 07 – LONDON, HMV Forum

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NEWS: Max Raptor stream whole of ‘Portraits’ on Facebook!

Punk rock act Max Raptor are currently streaming the whole of their forthcoming full-length ‘Portraits’ on their Facebook page. Click here to give it a listen.

‘Portraits’ is released on April 11th 2011 via Naim Edge Records.

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NEWS: Between The Buried And Me stream new EP in full!

Between The Buried And Me are currently streaming the entirety of their forthcoming EP, ‘The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues’, on MetalSucks.net. You can head over to the stream by clicking here.

‘The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues’ is released on April 12th 2011 through Metal Blade Records.

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NEWS: Suicide Silence confirm ‘The Black Crown’ as new album title!

Deathcore juggernauts Suicide Silence have confirmed that the title for their forthcoming third album will be ‘The Black Crown’, and is slated for a Summer 2011 release via Century Media Records.

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NEWS: Hit The Deck Festival announce official stage times!

The official stage times for the Hit The Deck Festival in Nottingham have now been announced. Hit The Deck takes place across four stages (Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth and Rock City Basement) on Sunday April 17th. Here’s the full stage timetable for you to plan your day in advance:

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NEWS: Asking Alexandria sell out April/May headline UK tour!

York’s Asking Alexandria have sold out their upcoming UK headline tour well advance, coinciding with the release of their sophomore effort, ‘Reckless & Relentless’, which was officially released today. Limited tickets have been made available for the Glasgow date of the tour, so if you still want one act fast:

APRIL 22 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom
MAY 03 – BIRMINGHAM, Academy 2
MAY 04 – MANCHESTER, Academy 2
MAY 05 – GLASGOW, Garage

Glasgow date tickets can either be purchased from Live Nation or Gigs And Tours. Some original dates have changed and venues have been upgraded, though originally purchased tickets remain valid. Support for the tour comes from Of Mice & Men and Chelsea Grin.

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NEWS: Four Year Strong keyboard player leaves the band!

Four Year Strong‘s keyboard player, Josh Lyford, has officially parted ways with the band. The band made the following statement via their Facebook page:

“Someone once told me, as you get older life gets more complicated, and while I always knew that to be true, I don’t think I ever really got the full brunt of that statement. There are the obvious things like love, money, taking on the duties of your parents to make sure you don’t stink or look like a pile of trash before you leave the house, but those are just more responsibilities. The true nature of that statement never rang with me until right now. Having gone through one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to. The emotional rollercoaster FYS has gone through in this past week will have a lasting effect on us. Having to even write this to you now, finding the right words, it feels impossible.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce, that our keyboard player, Josh Lyford and Four Year Strong are parting ways. It was one of the most difficult things we’ve ever had to deal with, but we believe it will be best for everyone.

Josh will continue on with his band Foxfires and focus more on his writing. Four Year Strong will continue on, focusing on upcoming tours and new record. Alan, Joe, Jake, Josh and myself still remain great friends. This isn’t the type of split where we all hate each other and there’s all this drama. We wish Josh all the luck and success in the world, he’s an extremely talented writer and we can’t wait to read what he writes next. Josh was special at what he did; he wasn’t just a keyboard player. There’s no way to replace what he did on stage or off. So we are not going to try. We are going to continue on as a four piece.

We would like to thank all of our fans in advance for your support, for all of us. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on this upcoming tour that starts in a few days, please come out and say hello.

– Dan, Alan, Joe, Jake and Josh.”

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