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NEWS: Ex-Johnny Truant and Down I Go Members create new band!

From the ashes of the now defunct band Johnny Truant and Down I Go, the new post-hardcore act Kick Up The Fire has emerged. Forming back in 2009, the band are to release their self-titled debut EP on November 15th through You And Whose Army? Records.

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NEWS: Stream new Valencia song and album pre-order!

Valencia are currently streaming a song taken from their upcoming album ‘Dancing With A Ghost’ through their official Facebook page. Take a listen to the album’s title track with an interesting video to go along with it right here. All you need to do is like their page and away you go.

The album ‘Dancing With A Ghost’ is now available for pre-order in the I Surrender webstore! It’ll be available from October 12th, and can be purchased through 3 different pre-order packs too.

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NEWS: Straight Lines release new single and announce support tours!

Young 4-piece Straight Lines are to release their new single ‘Say It For Your Sake’ on October 11th, which will be backed with an exclusive acoustic version of ‘Set Me On Fire And Feed Me To The Wolves’. Along with this the band have been announced to appear on a bunch supporting tour dates over the next few months with Attack! Attack!, Less Than Jake and Futures.

Catch the band live at the following shows:

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NEWS: Kings Of Leon announce December UK arena shows!

Following soon after the release of their fifth studio album ‘Come Around Sundown’ on October 18th, rock outfit Kings Of Leon have just announced a string of UK Arena shows this December. The first single from the album ‘Radioactive’ hits radio later this week, and its accompanying video will premiere on www.kingsofleon.com this Wednesday 8th September.

Full dates of UK arena shows this December are as follows:
DECEMBER 13 – MANCHESTER, MEN Arena
DECEMBER 14 – SHEFFIELD, Motorpoint Arena
DECEMBER 16 – BIRMINGHAM, NIA
DECEMBER 17 – BIRMINGHAM, NIA
DECEMBER 19 – SHEFFIELD, Motorpoint Arena
DECEMBER 21 – LONDON, The O2 Arena

Tickets go on sale on Friday 10th September at 9:00AM, and their upcoming album ‘Come Around Sundown’ is released on October 18th through Columbia Records.

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NEWS: Cradle Of Filth launch new mini-site for next album with a free download!

Notorious UK metal outfit Cradle Of Filth have just launched a brand new mini-site at www.peaceville.com/cradleoffilth to bring a preview to fans of their upcoming album ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’. The site will feature info about the album, a gallery featuring new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track ‘Lilith Immaculate’, various downloads and more. The site will be updated on a weekly basis with video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, an iPhone app, new downloads and more, and from September 22nd previews of a different track from the album will be added every Wednesday up to its release.

‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’ will be released on November 1st via Peaceville Records on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint.

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NEWS: Corey Taylor hosts radio shows all week!

To celebrate today’s release of the new Stone Sour album ‘Audio Secrecy’, charismatic vocalist Corey Taylor is hosting a week of shows on Guardian Media Group’s ‘Rock Radio’ network of stations in Scotland, Manchester & the North East. Starting tonight and each evening this week, Corey will play some of his personal favourite tunes, interspersed with tracks from ‘Audio Secrecy’.

Tune in to Rock Radio, from 6:00pm (GMT) Monday 6th – Friday 10th September on 96.3FM in West Scotland or 106.1 FM in Manchester England. Or you can listen online worldwide at www.rockradio.co.uk

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NEWS: Malefice to headline Kramer Guitars stage at The Big Finger Festival!

Metalheads Malefice have announced they’ll be headlining the Kramer Guitars stage on the first day of The Big Finger Festival on October 1st, 2010. The Big Finger Festival takes place on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane in Northamptonshire. There will be four stages with over 80 bands in all.

For more information, please head on over to the festival’s official website at www.thebigfingerfestival.co.uk

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NEWS: MiMi Soya back Peggy Mitchell for Number 1!

British pop-punkers MiMi Soya have announced they are backing EastEnders’ Peggy Mitchell to claim the number 1 chart position! Peggy, played by the actress Barbara Windsor, will be leaving EastEnders after 16 years of service this month. To commemorate the occasion, a specially re-worked version of the EastEnders theme music is being released called ‘Peggy’s Theme’ (www.peggystheme.com)

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NEWS: Deftones tour UK in November!

Metal icons Deftones have announced a string of tour dates across the UK this November, with Coheed & Cambria confirmed as main support for all dates:

NOVEMBER 12 – GLASGOW, Academy
NOVEMBER 13 – LEEDS, Academy
NOVEMBER 14 – MANCHESTER, Apollo
NOVEMBER 15 – SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
NOVEMBER 17 – LONDON, Brixton Academy
NOVEMBER 19 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
NOVEMBER 20 – BIRMINGHAM, Academy

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VIDEO: Miss May I – Relentless Chaos

Ever wanted to know what it’d be like to be in prison? Well, probably not, but Miss May I get a taste of it in their new music video for ‘Relentless Chaos’, taken from their new album ‘Monument’. They even have to face the electric chair, scary stuff! Take a look see:

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