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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AUDIO: Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Established rock act Foo Fighters are currently streaming the whole of their new studio album ‘Wasting Light’ online, and can be played on this site from start to finish through the embedded player below:

‘Wasting Light’ is released on April 11th (UK)/April 12th (US) through RCA.

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NEWS: Ke$ha announces UK dates for ‘Get Sleazy’ tour!

Pop animal Ke$ha has announced a bunch of UK dates for her ‘Get Sleazy’ worldwide tour this Summer. Along with appearances at Glastonbury Festival and T In The Park Festival, here’s where else you’ll be able to catch her whilst she’s on British shores:

JUNE 23 – GLASTONBURY, Glastonbury Festival
JUNE 24 – GLASTONBURY, Glastonbury Festival
JULY 09 – BALADO, T In The Park Festival
JULY 13 – LONDON, HMV Hammersmith Apollo

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NEWS: Takeover club night in Leeds opens April 7th!

Takeover, the new club night in Leeds, is having its opening night this Thursday (April 7th) at The Well venue. The night’s playlist will consists mainly of pop-punk, hardcore and metal anthems amongst many other genres to cater to your tastes, all alongside some great drunk offers and cheap entry fees.

Click on the image above to head to the Facebook event page. Entry fee is £2 via the Facebook event guestlist, and £4 on the door.

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NEWS: Title Fight announce string of July UK tour dates!

Pennysylvania-born quartet Title Fight have announced a string of UK tour dates for July, taking place shortly after the release of their debut full-length ‘Shed’ on May 2nd. Here’s where you can catch them:

JULY 06 – LONDON, Old Blue Last
JULY 07 – KINGSTON, Fighting Cocks
JULY 08 – SOMERSET, Nass Festival
JULY 11 – MANCHESTER, Star and Garter
JULY 12 – LEEDS, The Cockpit
JULY 13 – GLASGOW, King Tuts

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VIDEO: My Passion – The Mess We Made Of Our Lives

With their long awaited sophomore album ‘Inside This Machine’ soon to be released on April 18th, Hitchin’s My Passion have gone all shiny and gold with the music video for their new single, ‘The Mess We Made Of Our Lives’. Take a look for yourself:

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VIDEO: Chase & Status – Time

Drum and bass act Chase & Status have returned with ‘Time’, the second single taken from their new album, ‘No More Idols’. The music video highlights the problem of domestic violence in the home, and shows some distressing scenes. You can check it out through the embedded player below:

‘Time’ is released on May 2nd 2011 on Mercury Records.

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NEWS: Hevy Fest announce more line-up additions!

Kent’s Hevy Fest have made another line-up announcement, with further additions to this year’s weekend event. Here are all the newly announced acts to the weekend festival roster:

Four Year Strong (Sunday Headliner)
Funeral For A Friend
The Ghost Of A Thousand (Last Ever Show)
The Carrier (UK festival exclusive)
Strife (UK festival exclusive)
Stick To Your Guns (UK festival exclusive)
Gold Kids (UK festival exclusive)
All Teeth
Heart Of A Coward
The First
Brotherhood Of The Lake
Former Thieves
Loose Cannons

This year’s Hevy Fest takes place on August 5th – August 8th at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent with tickets priced at £89 for the weekend. For more information, visit the official website by clicking here.

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