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NEWS: Deaf Havana record new single!

Deaf Havana will be heading into the studio at the end of the month to record their first single as a four-piece since the departure of their main vocalist Ryan Mellor earlier this year. No official titles have been announced yet, but a release date is expected sometime in the autumn.

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NEWS: Bloodstock 2010 competition!

Wanna win yourself a pair of tickets to Bloodstock festival this year? Metal Blade have teamed up with our good friends at Bloodstock and The Noise Cartel to offer one lucky winner a free pair of weekend tickets with camping to see Cannibal Corpse and Powerwolf, plus many more at the tenth anniversary Bloodstock 2010.

For your chance to win go to:
www.metalblade.com/uk/contests.php

Bloodstock 2010 will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 13th – 15th August.

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VIDEO: Klaxons – Echoes

This week, Klaxons have unleashed the otherworldly video for their new single ‘Echoes’, which will be released on August 16th. It’s the first single to be taken from their highly anticipated new album ‘Surfing The Void’ out August 23rd, and sees Klaxons braving the blistering heat of the Egyptian White Desert.

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NEWS: LCD Soundsystem/Hot Chip UK tour!

Long term friends and pioneering electronic musical comrades LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip have announced they will play a series of special co-headline shows in the UK this autumn. Together this marks one of the most interesting & un-missable tours of the year, and the full dates are below:

NOVEMBER 10 – LONDON, Alexandra Palace
NOVEMBER 12 – CARDIFF, Arena
NOVEMBER 13 – SHEFFIELD, Magna Arena
NOVEMBER 15 – MANCHESTER, Apollo

Tickets go on sale July 23rd at 9am.

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NEWS: Chance to support Elliot Minor!

Elliot Minor are giving local bands the chance to open for them on their September tour. Bands who would like to be the opening act on the three band bill, with a 30 minute set need to register by emailing playwithem@elliotminor.co.uk and further details will be sent by return email.

Bands can choose what show they want to play at and their fans can vote for them to win. The only way to get to play is if you win the vote that will be up at www.elliotminor.com when the list of bands wanting to play is finalized. The page will have links, pics and voting, it will be a great way to also find some exciting new bands. Here are the announced dates:

SEPTEMBER 08 – NORWICH, Waterfront
SEPTEMBER 09 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City Basement
SEPTEMBER 10 – YORK, Fibbers
SEPTEMBER 11 – MANCHESTER, Club Academy
SEPTEMBER 15 – HUDDERSFIELD, Tokyo
SEPTEMBER 16 – NEWCASTLE, Academy
SEPTEMBER 17 – EDINBURGH, Cabaret Voltaire
SEPTEMBER 18 – ABERDEEN, Tunnels
SEPTEMBER 23 – LONDON, Islington Academy
SEPTEMBER 24 – BIRMINGHAM, Academy
SEPTEMBER 25 – DUBLIN, Academy
SEPTEMBER 26 – BELFAST, Limelight

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NEWS: Heights sign to Small Town Records!

Welwyn Garden City-based quintet Heights announce signing an album deal with the indie UK label Small Town Records! They join a roster with a group of other small but upcoming heavy hitting rock acts such as Fei Commodo and Shadows Chasing Ghosts.

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VIDEO: Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare

Their new album is coming very soon, and it could well be a stormer of a record. In the meantime, Avenged Sevenfold‘s new single and video for ‘Nightmare’ will have to wet your appetite for now:

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NEWS: Free My Passion track and October tour support acts!

Those goth punk Hitchin boys in My Passion have been busy lately. The are placing a free download online July 26th (that’s next Monday) of the track ‘Seven Birds’, taken from their upcoming second album ‘Inside This Machine’. You’ll be able to get it exclusively from their site at www.mypassion.co.uk. Don’t miss it!

They’ve also announced support acts for their headlining tour dates this October, which are quickly selling out. Check ’em out:
OCTOBER 01 – CORK, Cyprus Avenue   (Scuba Dice, No Mean City)
OCTOBER 02 – DUBLIN, Academy 2   (Scuba Dice, No Mean City)
OCTOBER 03 – BELFAST, Auntie Annie’s   (Scuba Dice, No Mean City)
OCTOBER 09 – BRIGHTON, Concorde 2   (This Is Massacre, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 10 – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners   (The Light Divided, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 11 – YEOVIL, Orange Box   (Lipstick Revolution, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 12 – PLYMOUTH, White Rabbit   (Dancing With The Enemy, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 14 – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach   (Blitz Kids, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 15 – BRISTOL, Academy 2   (Blitz Kids, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 16 – BIRMINGHAM, Academy 3   (Summerlin, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 17 – MANCHESTER, The Roadhouse   (Summerlin, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 19 – LEEDS, Cockpit 2   (Summerlin, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 20 – NEWCASTLE, Academy 2   (Summerlin, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 21 – GLASGOW, King Tut’s   (Summerlin, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 22 – IVERNESS, Ironworks   (Summerlin, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 23 – BARROW IN FURNESS, Canteen   (Kyra, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 25 – LANCASTER, Library   (Dead By April)
OCTOBER 26 – LIVERPOOL, Academy   (Don Broco, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 27 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City   (Don Broco, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 28 – MILTON KEYNES, Craufurd Arms   (Don Broco, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 29 – NORWICH, Arts Centre   (Don Broco, Dead By April)
OCTOBER 31 – LONDON, Underworld   (Don Broco, Dead By April)

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NEWS: Not Advised tour this August

Not Advised are heading straight back on tour this coming August. The forthcoming tour will be the Southampton quintet’s first headline tour of the UK, taking in several Academy dates as well as the infamous Slam Dunk club night at Camden’s Purple Turtle. Full tour dates are as follows:

JULY 30 – LONDON, Purple Turtle
AUGUST 01 – MILTON KEYNES, Crauford Arms
AUGUST 02 – BRISTOL, Academy 2
AUGUST 03 – BIRMINGHAM, Academy 3
AUGUST 04 – NEWCASTLE, Academy 2
AUGUST 05 – GLASGOW, Academy 2
AUGUST 07 – ABERDEEN, Warehouse
AUGUST 08 – DUNDEE, Dexter’s
AUGUST 10 – MANCHESTER, The Roadhouse
AUGUST 11 – LIVERPOOL, Academy 2
AUGUST 12 – LONDON, Islington Academy 2
AUGUST 13 – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
AUGUST 15 – SHEFFIELD, Academy
AUGUST 17 – LEEDS, The Cockpit

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VIDEO: VersaEmerge – Fixed At Zero

Female fronted rockers VersaEmerge released a new music video today for ‘Fixed At Zero’. It’s full of woodland stuff, and vultures, and frontwoman Sierra Kusterbeck looking as beautiful as ever. Feast your eyes on this one:

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