Posts Tagged ‘Heights’

NEWS: Download Festival add more bands to 2011 line-up!

Download have added another huge bunch of bands to their 2011 line-up. Here are all the new additions to this year’s bill: Anti-Flag, Baptized In Blood, Belligerence, Bio Hazard, Blitz Kids, Boss Hoss, Children Of Bodom, Chthonic, CKY, Dan Reed, Deaf Havana, Dear Superstar, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, Dio Disciples, Envy Of The State, Heights, Houston, Illuminatus, Karma To Burn, Kellermensch, Letlive., Lower Than Atlantis, Malefice, My Darkest Days, Oaf, October File, Rock Sugar, Royal Republic, Sevendust, Silverstein, Skeletal Damage, Skindred, Starseed, Sweet Savage, T-34, The Dangerous Summer, The Dead Lay Waiting, The Morning After, The Rods, TRC, Wayne Static, Yashin, Young Guns.

For more information or to buy tickets, please head to the festival’s official website by clicking here.

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NEWS: Ghostfest 2011 make first line-up announcement!

Leeds’ annual metal/hardcore festival Ghostfest have made their first line-up announcement for this year’s event. The two festival is taking place at Leeds University on June 25th – June 26th. The tour poster featuring all the currently confirmed bands can be seen below:

Tickets go on sale at 9:00AM on March 14th 2011, each priced at £30 for the whole weekend and £20 for a day. You can purchase yours from either seetickets.com or leedstickets.com. More bands are still yet to be announced.

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WHO TO WATCH IN 2011!

2011 is undoubtedly going to be bringing us lots of new exciting bands and artists, aswell as bringing some already existing acts into the light of recognition that they so rightfully deserve with all their hardwork and upcoming releases. Here’s just a select few acts we think are going to play a significant part this year:

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NEWS: Devil Sold His Soul begin headline UK tour tomorrow!

Ambient and atmospheric UK metal act Devil Sold His Soul are embarking on a headline UK tour tomorrow to promote their recent full-length release and DEAD PRESS! album of 2010, ‘Blessed & Cursed’. Check out where you can catch them on the road:

JANUARY 27 – TURNBRIDGE, Wells Forum
JANUARY 28 – BRISTOL, O2 Academy 2 (**)
JANUARY 29 – BRIDGEWATER, Arts Centre (**)
JANUARY 30 – PLYMOUTH, White Rabbit (**)
JANUARY 31 – EXETER, Cavern (**)
FEBRUARY 01 – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach (**)
FEBRUARY 03 – BIRMINGHAM, HMV Institute (*)
FEBRUARY 04 – STOKE, The Sugarmill (*)
FEBRUARY 05 – MANCHESTER, The Roadhouse (*)
FEBRUARY 06 – LEEDS, The Cockpit 2 (*)
FEBRUARY 08 – GLASGOW, Stereo (*)
FEBRUARY 09 – EDINBURGH, Bannerman’s Bar (*)
FEBRUARY 10 – LIVERPOOL, The Masque (*)
FEBRUARY 11 – SHEFFIELD, Corporation (*)
FEBRUARY 12 – NORTHAMPTON, Roadmender 3 (*)
FEBRUARY 14 – NORWICH, Arts Centre (*)
FEBRUARY 15 – COLCHESTER, Arts Centre (*)
FEBRUARY 16 – BRIGHTON, Digital (*)
FEBRUARY 17 – READING, Face Bar (*)
FEBRUARY 18 – LONDON, Underworld (*)
FEBRUARY 19 – SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads (*)

Support: (*) = Feed The Rhino, (**) = Heights

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LIVE: Flood Of Red @ The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent (13/11/2010)

Date: November 13th, 2010
Venue: The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent
Support: Fallen Inquest, Heights, House Vs. Hurricane
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/floodofred

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With a distinctive shift in sound between their EP and full-length, Glasgow’s Flood Of Red have to an extent got a split of fans; those enjoying the screamo post-hardcore work of the early days, and the more recent ambient alternative rock we know them for today. Their Flood Vs. Hurricane tour, alongside Australians House Vs. Hurricane, is their last stint across the UK before 2010 comes to a close.

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NEWS: Heights announce news on their debut album!

Southern hardcore bunch Heights have recently announced their signing to MediaSkare Records, the label who’ll be releasing their heavily anticipated and currently untitled debut album, due to be released in Spring 2011. The band, who formed in mid-2009, have caused a great buzz fast with the free download release of their debut 3-track EP ‘The Land, The Ocean, The Distance’ which is still available via their MySpace page.

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LIVE: Martyr Defiled @ The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent (17/09/2010)

Date: September 17th, 2010
Venue: The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent
Support: Your Chariot Awaits, Heights, Postmortem Promises
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/martyrdefiled

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Set out on a co-headlining tour, switching headline slots date after date, Martyr Defiled and Postmortem Promises are two of metal’s most watched over upcoming metal acts expected to breakthrough into the alternative mainstream. Getting increasingly popular week after week is a good sign of this starting to take effect, and their co-headlining tour acts as both a celebration from the bands aswell as proof as to what they’ve got to offer.

At one of the UK’s more derelict and deprived cities, the bands have decided to bring a local and very much less local band to support them. Sadly due to times with interviews and other complications we were unable to catch enough of Stoke-grown Your Chariot Awaits‘ set to be able to give a justifying and genuine review.

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INTERVIEW: Heights @ The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent (17/09/2010)

Date: September 17th, 2010
Venue: The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Download: None available
Stream: YouTube

Website: www.weareheights.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/weareheights

After only forming as soon as 2009, Hertfordshire’s Heights have quickly received a lot of attention and praise in the hardcore and alternative scene in recent months. With their debut EP ‘The Land, The Ocean, The Distance’ being shoved up on their site for free download and still shifting strong downloads since it’s release in September 2009, they’re debut album due for early 2011 will surely see the band make or break it. We caught up with vocalist Thomas Debaere at The Underground in Stoke-on-Trent on their support show for the Postmortem Promises/Martyr Defiled co-headlining tour to catch on news and updates for the record, his stance on illegal downloading, and future tour plans…

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NEWS: Heights announce more UK tour dates!

Small Town Records latest signing Heights have announced yet more tour dates around the UK this year, keeping their reputation for relentlessly touring as strong as ever. Be sure to catch them where you can when you can, they’re hitting pretty much everywhere. Full tour dates are below:

02 September – MIDDLESBOROUGH, The Crown
03 September – COVENTRY, Rosie Malone’s
04 September – BIRMINGHAM, Subculture
05 September – NOTTINGHAM, The Central
06 September – NEWCASTLE, O2 Acadamy
07 September – HORNCASTLE, The Rogues
08 September – LONDON, O2 Academy
09 September – SOUTHAMPTON, The Unit
17 September – STOKE, The Underground
23 September – BRISTOL, The Croft
25 September – WORCESTER, Worcester Arts
Tour w/ The Boy Will Drown & The Bridal Procession
04 October – GLASGOW, The Classic Grand
05 October – ABERDEEN, Tunnells
06 October – GRIMSBY, Matrix
07 October – READING, The Face Bar
22 October – LONDON, The Underworld (w/Memphis May Fire)
Tour w/ Flood Of Red & House Vs. Hurricane
04 November – NORWICH, The Marquee
05 November – READING, The Face Bar
06 November – BIRMINGHAM, HMV Institute
07 November – LONDON, The Underworld
08 November – PORTSMOUTH, Drift In City
09 November – LEICESTER, Sumo
10 November – EDINBURGH, The GRV
11 November – ABERDEEN, Warehouse
12 November – GLASGOW, Cathouse
13 November – STOKE, The Underground
14 November – DERBY, The Old Bell
15 November – EXETER, The Cavern
16 November – BRISTOL, The Croft
17 November – HIGH WYCOMBE, Nag’s Head
29 November – CROYDON, Scream Lounge
04 December – LEICESTER, The Soundhouse
05 December – YORK, Stereo Bar

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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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