Thumpermonkey announce Electricity EP and premiere single 'Tzizimime'

Thumpermonkey announce Electricity EP and premiere single 'Tzizimime'


London alt-rock quartet THUMPERMONKEY have unveiled new single 'Tzizimime' and announced the release of new EP Electricity via Rockosmos on 13 October.

Premiered on Prog mag, check out 'Tzizimime' here:

Electricity offers delicate flavours of genre mastery in THUMPERMONKEY’s songwriting, be it King Crimson’s meticulousness, flamboyant cinematics circa Scott Walker or a dominant presence on the drum kit and guitars that parallels Queens of the Stone Age. Vocalist Michael Woodman channels a certain ambience akin to what you would imagine if David Bowie met Cardiacs. 

The EP is inspired by the story of Victorian MP and visionary Lord James Badger, who, under divine instruction almost two hundred years ago, set out to conquer nature and “restore” the civilisations of Mesopotamia with the new power of Electricity.

THUMPERMONKEY have also announced an EP release show at the Black Heart in Camden on 6 October, get tickets here:

Electricity is the band’s 7th release and a full-length is expected in 2018.

Electricity track listing: 1) Garmonbozia 2) Tzizimime 3) This Is Not A Fire 4) Woadscrivened

Electricity track listing:

1) Garmonbozia
2) Tzizimime
3) This Is Not A Fire
4) Woadscrivened

Irish Progressive Sludge Metallers ZHORA Announce Forthcoming Tour

Irish Progressive Sludge Metallers ZHORA Announce Forthcoming Tour


Irish progressive sludge powerhouse zhOra have announced a forthcoming Irish tour in support of their new album Ethos, Pathos, Logos, which is released on October 27th. Check them out on one of the following dates:

October 20 - On The Rox, Dublin
October 21 - The Poor Relation, Cork
October 27 - Central Arts, Waterford
October 28 - Fozzys, Clonmel
October 29 - Siege of Limerick

Vocalist Colin Bolger comments on the forthcoming release tour: "We live and breath gigging! The stage is our place of solace and our battlefield. In the chaos of playing such visceral music live we thrive and can truly be ourselves. These days we can't go running after people with swords and spears so we must instead fight with our hearts and minds. These upcoming launch shows for Ethos, Pathos, Logos will be our best live shows to date and we are honoured to share the stage with some of our closest friends in support. É me what you got!"

Check out recent single Riverchrist here:

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Over the span of six years zhOra have quickly become one of the most recognisable names in the burgeoning Irish metal scene. In this time the band has released one EP Feet Nailed to the Ground (2011) and their debut LP Almaz (2013), both releases garnering huge praise within the scene. Now in 2017, the band is set to undertake the next stage in their journey, Ethos, Pathos, Logos.

In the only predictable aspect of the band's sonic trajectory, Ethos, Pathos, Logos finds the band once again putting themselves under their own microscope and refining their approach. With a lush cover designed by acclaimed Visionary Artist Jake Kobrin, the record is zhOra's first back-to-back concept album, an hour long journey through past lives and cannibalism. 

Having played shows the length and breadth of the country and toured extensively through the UK, Germany, France, Belgium and Holland, the band is fiercely committed to their craft and putting their name on everyone's radar.

No strangers to high profile slots, zhOra have supported and toured with bands such as The Ocean, Coilguns and Dictated among others. Earning a slot on the Headbanger Stage at Wacken Open Air 2016 was the culmination of this time together and the commitment to creating an unrelenting sonic fingerprint and fearsome stage show. Recently the band appeared at Bloodstock Open Air as winners of the Irish leg of the associated Metal to the Masses competition. 

With plans to tour into 2018 in support of Ethos, Pathos, Logo, the band plans to kick those who would listen squarely in the throat, onto the path less travelled.


NECK OF THE WOODS release "Face Of The Villain" single on lead up to album release

NECK OF THE WOODS release "Face Of The Villain" single on lead up to album release


Vancouver, Canada-based NECK OF THE WOODS have unleashed another slab of progressive death metal from their impending album The Passenger with new single 'Face Of The Villain'.
NECK OF THE WOODS said of the track, "False promises and selfishness lead to unavoidable failure. Some people are not meant to lead."
Check out 'Face Of The Villain' here:
NECK OF THE WOODS have also released a video for the song 'You'll Always Look The Same To Me' and the audio for that track as well as 'Bottom Feeder'.
NECK OF THE WOODS release The Passenger, a crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal through nine engaging tracks via Basick Records on September 15th. Find preorders HERE.

UK Extreme Noise Outfit HELPLESS Stream New Album Ahead of Release

UK Extreme Noise Outfit HELPLESS Stream New Album Ahead of Release


UK extreme noise-makers HELPLESS are streaming their critically acclaimed debut album Debt, ahead of it's release this Friday, September 8 via Holy Roar Records

Exclusively premiered by The Independent who are calling the band 'merchants of savagery', the full album can be listened to here:

Debt, a 10 song excursion in dissonance, does everything it needs to in the time it takes most bands to open up. This is no drawn out prog opus; instead, a supremely dark, engagingly short, sharp, shock to the system. If further musical pointers are needed then perhaps the menace of early Gaza and the turn-on-a-dime musical dexterity of Breather Resist often combined with grindcore would be a good place to start.

Having previously delivered on their promising self titled EP, HELPLESS have returned with a savagely blunt album that not only increases their sonic intensity tenfold, but expands their palate from a chaotic hardcore base into grindcore, noise rock and even figurative elements of death and black metal. This is not for the faint of heart.

Debt will be released on September 8 via Holy Roar Records and is available to pre-order here: and distributed via Deathwish in the USA

Catch the band on tour this weekend with label mates Wren and Watchcries. 

Fri 8 Sept - Soan, Nottingham
Sat 9 Sept - Bad Apples, Leeds
Sun 10 Sept - The Peer Hat, Manchester 

Find out more about the band
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FIRST SIGNS OF FROST release video for 'Meat Week'

FIRST SIGNS OF FROST release video for 'Meat Week'

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Melodic tech-rock quintet FIRST SIGNS OF FROST have released the video for their latest single 'Meat Week', taken from their latest EP The Shape Of Things To Come - out now via Basick Records.

"The song itself is about the Syria crisis and the divide of people in the U.K. I went out to Calais a couple of years ago and witnessed protesters waiting at the shoreline at Dover," explains guitarist/vocalist Owen Hughes-Holland."'Meat Week' was then written from the perspective of one of the protesters, with their blind sighted, one dimensional view and sheer anger towards the people fleeing their country for survival."

Watch the video for 'Meat Week':

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Listen to the EP in full here:

Purchase The Shape Of Things To Come

Drawing influence from the likes of DeftonesTool and Glassjaw, London's First Signs Of Frost push the boundaries with their unique blend of technical instrumentation, epic soundscapes and anthemic vocal melodies. 

2015 saw the band resurface after a six year hiatus, having initially disbanded after the departure of vocalist Daniel Tompkins. With a fresh line-up the band have bounced back with a new lease of life, expanding and moulding their sound to showcase more groove and ambience than ever before. 

Throughout their career First Signs Of Frost have toured with and supported names including Deaf Havana, Enter Shikari, ArchitectsYou Me At SixWe Are The OceanSenses Fail and Devil Sold His Soul. Keep your eyes peeled for live dates in 2017.  

First Signs Of Frost are:

Vocals - Daniel Lawrence
Guitar/Backing vocals - Owen Hughes-Holland
Guitar - Adam Mason
Bass - Andy C Saxton
Drums - Alex Harford

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SKIES IN MOTION stream debut album 'Life Lessons' & announce UK tour dates

SKIES IN MOTION stream debut album 'Life Lessons' & announce UK tour dates

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Metal outfit SKIES IN MOTION are streaming their debut album 'Life Lessons' following its release today (1st September 2017).

The record features the band's singles 'Cascades', 'Happy Families' and the more recent 'When Home Feels Distant And Distance Feels Like Home', which was premiered on Alex Baker's Kerrang! Fresh Blood show

Stream the album in full here:

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Purchase Life Lessons here:

Skies In Motion have also announced a UK tour in support of the album, which follows their appearance at Macmillan Fest plus shows supporting Kingdom Of Giants and In Hearts Wake

Dates are as follows:

02/09 - Macmillan Fest, Nottingham
12/10 - Satans Hollow, Manchester (w/ Kingdom Of Giants)
13/10 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (w/ In Hearts Wake)
14/10 - TBC
15/10 - O'Rileys, Hull
16/10 - The Unicorn (Camden), London
17/10 - TBC
18/10 - Brewdog, Leicester
19/10 - The Victoria, Birmingham
20/10 - B2 Venue, Norwich
21/10 - Vintage Rock Bar, Doncaster

It's not uncommon for bands to wear their heart on their sleeves when writing music, and Skies In Motion are no exception, as they wear theirs with pride throughout the course of their debut album Life Lessons. It's a release that's packed with personal and emotional lyrical content, and offers a hand to their fans to show that they're not alone in this journey called life.

With a brutal and raw tenacity, Skies In Motion combine chugging riffs with glorious breakdowns, taking example from some of the greats including the likes of While She Sleepsand Architects. Their choruses are absolutely staggering, underpinned with furious guitars and a killer groove whilst the energy they create is charged with positivity and hope, a recurring theme throughout the course of the album.

If you're looking for your next favourite metal and hardcore band, look no further than Skies In Motion – with their upcoming debut album and plans to relentlessly tour the UK and Europe, these guys are sure to become one of the hottest unsigned bands on the scene.

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Heart Of A Coward release five-year anniversary vinyl of Hope & Hindrance via Basick Records

Heart Of A Coward release five-year anniversary vinyl of Hope & Hindrance via Basick Records


HEART OF A COWARD celebrate the 5th anniversary of their debut album Hope And Hindrance with a remastered re-release and limited vinyl run, available from 24 November via Basick Records.

The debut offering from the Milton Keynes metal heavyweights was originally self-released back in 2012 and, until now, has never been pressed to vinyl. 

Available to pre-order via Basick Supplies as of now, the vinyl comes as a super limited edition run of 500 in transparent orange with black splatter. 

The digital version of the remaster is available from today, check it out on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon or Deezer.



CKY announce European tour

CKY announce European tour



CKY will return to Europe this autumn, touring in support of their highly acclaimed new album The Phoenix. Check them out on one of the following dates:

11/29 Berlin, GER – Cassioepeia
11/30 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
12/01 Dusseldorf, GER – Tube
12/03 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
12/05 Copenhagen, DEN – High Voltage
12/06 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
12/07 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
12/08 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
12/09 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
12/11 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
12/13 Paris, FRA – La Bellinouise
12/14 Milan, ITA – Magnolia
12/15 Vienna, AUT – Arena
12/16 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
12/17 Belfast, IRE – Limelight 2

Tickets go on-sale 1 September, 10:00 CET

Check out recent single 'Replaceable' here

The Phoenix was released on 16 June 2017 via eOne / SPV and is the first release from CKYsince they put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

CKY are currently playing the entirety of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour and is the band's first time retuning to Warped Tour since 2000. Before that, CKY finished a highly successful thirteen show run of the UK, most of which were sold out.

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2017 will be a massive year for CKY, who have sold north of a million albums over the course of their nearly-20-year career. Fans can expect new music and more tour dates from a band that is re-energised and refreshed, and emerging with a career-defining effort that will prove to be worth the wait. 

Chad I Ginsburg, the band’s guitarist and singer, steps into the frontman role with charisma, charm, and bravado, confidently delivering a diverse performance as he claims a position that was clearly rightfully his to own. 

He’s joined in enduring partnership and musical and personal chemistry by fellow CKY cofounder, Jess Margera, the drummer whose extracurricular work in projects like The Company Band (with guys from Clutch and Fireball Ministry) expanded CKY’s horizons as much as Ginsburg’s solo work has as well. The duo returned to their primary project refreshed and reenergized, with bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005. 

Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Deftones have all personally invited CKY on tour, cementing a legacy as a hard-charging live act. CKY built a worldwide fanbase of dedicated acolytes, friends, and supporters, lovingly dubbed the CKY Alliance, with a broader group of musicians, athletes, and other creative types in the CKY family, both literally and figuratively. 

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares, with matter-of-fact certainty. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.”

SKYWALKER stream new EP 'Sugar House' in full ahead of release

SKYWALKER stream new EP 'Sugar House' in full ahead of release


SKYWALKER are streaming their new EP Sugar House to celebrate its release tomorrow (1st September 2017). The five-track record features the band's singles 'Caffeine' and 'Blood'.

Listen to the EP in full here:

Throughout Sugar House the Liverpool-based four-piece crush speed and aggression with melodic hooks and bouncy choruses. They firmly put themselves in the skate punk scene, taking their emotional post-hardcore inspiration from the likes of Crooks and Counterparts, whilst retaining the strength of their massive pop-punkesque choruses that wouldn't look at out of place in a Neck Deep track.

Unstoppable drive and determination has quickly built SKYWALKER a strong fanbase across Europe, and earned them shows alongside the likes of NOFXMadballAnti-FlagLimp Bizkit and more. 

Purchase Sugar House here:

The band begin their tour this week which sees them appear throughout Europe and the UK in support of the new EP. They will be joined by LANDMVRKS (02/09-09/09) and Coast To Coast (11/09-17/09). 

See SKYWALKER live at one of the following shows:

01.09 - JKZ Scheune, Ibbenburen (DE)
02.09 - Fallen Fortress Open Air, Bad Durkheim (DE)
03.09 - Pogo, Gorinchem (NL)
04.09 - Palazzo, Chur (CH)
05.09 - La Marquise, Lyon (FR)
06.09 - The Factory, Verona (IT)
07.09 - Dasbach, Vienna (AT)
08.09 - Badehaus, Berlin (DE)
09.09 - Hirsch, Nuremberg (DE)
11.09 - Underground, Plymouth (UK)
12.09 - Bar Forty Two, Worthing (UK)
13.09 - The Black Heart, London (UK)
14.09 - The Sun Flower Lounge, Birmingham (UK)
15.09 - The Pit, Swansea (UK)
17.09 - Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)

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NO WARNING announce new album Torture Culture & reveal 'In The City'

NO WARNING announce new album Torture Culture & reveal 'In The City'


First album in 13 years following 2004's Suffer, Survive

After a lengthy hiatus hardcore outfit NO WARNING are back with their third album Torture Culture, their first since 2004's Suffer, Survive. 

Torture Culture is due for release via Last Gang/SPV on the 13th October and is available to pre-order here:

To coincide with the announcement NO WARNING have released new single 'In The City' which was originally premiered via The Fader. Check out the single here:

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"We have attempted to express the condition of the human mind that is an outcome of being brainwashed by corporate controlled social media, through a modern and classic feeling hardcore album,"explains Ben Cook of the band. "Kind of like the scene in Clockwork Orange, when Alex has the lid locks over his eyes and is being forced to watch horrific footage over and over again. We are trying to manifest that torturous feeling; that in a time like this even if you want to look away you can't escape the propagandized media, especially amidst the thick of an overpopulated garbage pumping world. The evolution we have experienced both mentally and physically, and the day-to-day panic and anxiety that we feel is actually a result of our own species' selfish and repulsive impulses."

On September 8th NO WARNING will set out on a North American tour, playing 20 shows before the tour's conclusion on October 1st.

Torture Culture tracklisting: 

1. Headless
2. In The City
3. Unreality
4. Beyond The Law
5. Total Surrender
6. Hell Realm
7. Like A Rebel
8. Alleys Of Mind
9. Sanctuary
10. Animal
11. No Influence (From The Outside World)
12. Torture Culture

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Torture Culture tracklisting: 

1. Headless
2. In The City
3. Unreality
4. Beyond The Law
5. Total Surrender
6. Hell Realm
7. Like A Rebel
8. Alleys Of Mind
9. Sanctuary
10. Animal
11. No Influence (From The Outside World)
12. Torture Culture

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