HACKTIVIST announce 'Warped Tour' dates in Germany, Netherlands and UK plus German / French dates with Enter Shikari
Monday 17th June, 2013
HACKTIVIST are pleased to announce appearances at the German, Dutch and UK legs of the European 'Warped Tour' events this coming November.
These shows form part of a two week trip, which will also see the band as support on Enter Shikari's headline dates at that time.
This will immediately precede Hacktivist's own headline UK tour (the first proper headline tour of their career), which was announced last week.
WARPED TOUR & ENTER SHIKARI SUPPORTS:
05 MINSK, BELARUS. REPUBLIC CLUB
07 STRASBOURG,FRANCE. LAITERIE
08 KARLSRUHE, GERMANY. SUBSTAGE
09 BERLIN, GERMANY. WARPED TOUR
10 EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS. WARPED TOUR
12 BREMEN, GERMANY. MODERN 65
13 MUNSTER, GERMANY. SKATES PALACE
14 WIESBADEN, GERMANY. SCHLACTHOF
16 LILLE, FRANCE. GRAND MIX
17 LONDON, UK. WARPED TOUR
19 BRIGHTON - AUDIO
20 PORTSMOUTH - WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
21 EXETER - CAVERN
22 PLYMOUTH WHITE RABBIT
23 BATH MOLES
25 CARDIFF CLWB IFOR BACH
26 WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS
27 LIVERPOOL EAST VILLAGE ARTS CLUB
29 GLASGOW KING TUTS
30 EDINBURGH ELECTRIC CIRCUS
01 NEWCASTLE THINK TANK
02 YORK DUCHESS
03 LEEDS COCKPIT 3
05 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY BASEMENT
06 MANCHESTER ROADHOUSE
07 WREXHAM CENTRAL STATION
08 BEDFORD ESQUIRES
10 BRISTOL THEKLA
12 LONDON UNDERWORLD
13 GUILDFORD BOILER ROOM
Tickets for headline shows available now from:
UK TECH-FEST open air announces final round of bands and stage splits
Tuesday 11th June, 2013
UK TECH-FEST, Europe’s first ever progressive and technical metal outdoor festival, has added the final 13 bands to its boundary pushing line-up and announced the stage splits. Tech-Fest will happen at The Plough Events Field in Peterborough on 11 - 14 July.
The final bands to be added are META-STATIS, BLOODSHOT DAWN, EMPIRES FADE, RED ENEMY, BLACK TONGUE, ACRANIA CHRONOGRAPHS, MURDOCK, MASK OF JUDAS, KARYBDIS, WHEN OUR TIME COMES, SUBVERSION and CAMBION.
THURSDAY early bird day:
Monuments, Bloodshot Dawn, Black Tongue, Red Enemy, Forboding Ether, Murdock, Subversion, When Our Time Comes, Cambion
FRIDAY - Main stage
Scar Symmetry, Sybreed, Uneven Structure, Destiny Potato, Red Seas Fire, Damned Spring Fragrantia, Eryn Non Dae, Invocation
FRIDAY - Second stage
Meta-Stasis, Exist Immortal, Beyond The Dust, Linked, Karybdis,
FRIDAY - After party
The Algorithm, The Algorithm DJ set, Drewsif Stalin, Collisions, Seething Akira
SATURDAY - Main stage
Veil Of Maya, Skyharbor, No Consequence, Disperse, Drewsif Starlin, Kartikeya, Above The Earth, Cold Night For Alligators
SATURDAY - Second stage
Xerath, Neosis, Shattered Skies, Joncofy, Colours To Shame
SATURDAY - After party
Bilo super Jam, David Maxim - Bilo, Dan-Eias Brevig, Aleksandra Radoslavldevic, Aleksandra Djelmash
SUNDAY - Main stage
TesseracT, Exivious, Chimpspanner, Heart of a Coward, Aliases, Nexilva, Visions, Chronographs
SUNDAY - Second stage
Dyscarnate, Cilice, Empires Fade, Acrania, Mask Of Judas
In addition to the bands, beer and partying, there will also be workshops, Q&As and demonstrations with some of the top artists, as well as instrument and gear manufacturers stalls and information.
As the first UK event to support the future sound of metal, TECH FEST UK is set to be one of the most unique and exciting metal festivals of 2013.
Ghostfest announces stage splits, final bands and is on course to sell-out
Monday 10th June, 2013
GHOSTFEST announces stage splits and final bands, and with only a few hundred of its 2700 tickets left, it will most certainly sell-out once again.
Final bands added are THE ELIJAH, BAR SCHOOL 101, FRUSTRATION (IRELAND), HEIGHTS, NAPOLEON, BLACK TONGUE, THE CATHARSIS, I EXIST (AUSRALIA), FATHOMS, GIVE EM BLOOD and EMPIRES FADE.
Saturday, June 29
Impericon Main Stage
21.30 - 22.45 Terror
19.50 - 20.40 Bury Your Dead
18.40 - 19.20 Brutality Will Prevail
17.30 - 18.10 Veil Of Maya
16.30 - 17.00 Heights
15.30 - 16.00 Monuments
14.30 - 15.00 Betraying The Martyrs
13.30 - 14.00 Heart In Hand
21.30 - 22.45 Vanna
20.30 - 21.00 Harm's Way
19.30 - 20.00 Polar
18.10 - 18.40 Demoraliser
17.00 - 17.30 Malevolence
16.00 - 16.30 Astroid Boys
15.00 - 15.30 Napoleon
14.00 - 14.30 Black Tongue
Ghost Music Stage
21.30 - 22.45 The Elijah
20.30 - 21.00 Continents
19.30 - 20.00 Desolated
18.10 - 18.40 Twitching Tongues
17.00 - 17.30 The Catharsis
16.00 - 16.30 I Exist
15.00 - 15.30 Give'Em Blood
14.00 - 14.30 Fathoms
Saturday, June 30
Impericon Main Stage
21.30 - 22.45 The Devil Wears Prada
19.50 - 20.40 Chelsea Grin
18.40 - 19.20 Bar School 101
17.30 - 18.10 Heart Of A Coward
16.30 - 17.00 Silent Screams
15.30 - 16.00 Thy Art Is Murder
14.30 - 15.00 Martyr Defiled
13.30 - 14.00 Odessa
THE FIRST release new single 'Love Regret Forgive Forget' and premiere new video
Thursday 6th June, 2013
Melodic rockers THE FIRST (https://www.facebook.com/thefirstuk?fref=ts) release their new single 'Love Regret Forgive Forget' this week and Punktastic are exclusively streaming the video.
The single is available from all online retail outlets, but is also available for FREE to everyone who pre-orders the band's debut album 'Take Courage' on Itunes, to be released later this summer.
Released on the run up to their slot at this year’s Download Festival, 'Love Regret Forgive Forget' is a perfect taste of what to expect from the five piece’s second album. Armed with a punchy sing a long chorus with one hell of hook, big riffs and mullet worthy lead guitar work, 'Love Regret Forgive Forget' is a must listen for fans of Deaf Havana, Mallory Knox and even Bon Jovi.
The band will also play two Download warm up shows with Small Town Records alt-rockers, HEY VANITY
6 June - Waterfront Studio, Norwich
7 June - The Square, Harlow
16 June - Download Festival, Red Bull Stage
TRANSCEND MUSIC sign ARCITE and announce the release of debut album 'The Escape Key'
Monday 20th May, 2013
Transcend Music are very excited to announce the signing of Newcastle metallers ARCITE, and will release their hook-laden, sledge-hammer heavy debut album, ‘The Escape Key’ on 14 July 2013.
The band celebrated the signing with the release of a lyric video for the album’s title track. Check it out here:
Rob Ferguson of Transcend Records comments:
"My team has been working with Arcite for a while now in the development stage and having recently checked in for a progress report I was knocked out with the quality of this bands output. I had no hesitation in saying that the time was right to step things up a gear and welcome them in to the family as a fully fledged Transcend artist. We look forward to sharing the fruits of their creativity, hard work and dedication with the metal loving world at large!"
Last year ARCITE became somewhat of an underground breakthrough phenomenon in the North of England. Their self-release debut EP not only gained the band legions of fans, but also earned them supports with the likes of Devin Townsend Project, Evileand Crowbar. Metal Hammer magazine also caught wind and gave the EP a glowing 7/10 review.
Before long, the band were headlining their own shows and destroying stages all over their local area.
Seamlessly splicing the heaviest riffs with the most infectious melodies, ARCITE’s approach can be likened to that of Killswitch Engage, but with the crushing power of Machine Head, intricacy of Sylosis and sheer insanity of Slipknot. However, where the band truly excel is in song their writing; every track pummels its melodies and viscious hooks into the subconscious, leaving the listener singing the tracks back for days.
The band will soon be announcing numerous national support and headline tours, and the live action kicks off on 25 May supporting The Defiled and With One Last Breath at the 02 Academy in Newcastle.
Pre-order The Escape Key here at http://arcitetheescapekey.bigcartel.com