NEWS: Opeth announce Royal Albert Hall DVD

As part of the ongoing celebration of their 20th anniversary this year, Sweden’s dark metalheads Opeth are releasing audio and video recordings from the band’s recent performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

‘In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ is set for release on September 20th, and will be available as either a limited edition vinyl boxset, or a 5-disc set consisting of 2 DVDs and 3 CDs.

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NEWS: Smashing Pumpkins perform benefit concert for Madina Lake bassist!

Smashing Pumpkins will perform a benefit concert next Tuesday, July 27th at Chicago’s Metro to raise money for medical care for Matthew Leone, bassist for Chicago band Madina Lake. Earlier this month, Matthew Leone was hospitalized with severe brain trauma after intervening to stop a woman he passed on the street from being beaten by her husband. Alleged suspect Justin Pivec is currently charged with Aggravated Battery Causing Serious Bodily Harm and out on bail pending a forthcoming hearing.

Tickets will go on sale July 21st at noon – full ticketing information is below. Support will come from Kill Hannah.

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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:

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

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 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 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 17 – EDINBURGH, Cabaret Voltaire
SEPTEMBER 23 – LONDON, Islington Academy

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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 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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