SKIES IN MOTION announce debut album 'Life Lessons' and reveal new single 'Cascades'

SKIES IN MOTION announce debut album 'Life Lessons' and reveal new single 'Cascades'

Metal outfit SKIES IN MOTION have confirmed that they'll be releasing their debut album Life Lessons on the 1st September. 

To coincide with the announcement the quintet have released the video for their new single 'Cascades'. Originally premiered via the band's Facebook page, check it out here:

Pre-orders of Life Lessons are available here: http://skiesinmotionuk.bigcartel.com/

Skies In Motion will tour in support the new single next month and appear at Macmillan Fest in September. Support on the headline tour comes from Idle Shores. 

Full live dates: 

09/08 - Camden Unicorn, London
10/08 - The Pit, Swansea
11/08 - Bar Blue, Eastbourne
12/08 - The Hairy Dog, Derby (hometown show)
13/08 - The Mulberry, Sheffield

02/09 - Macmillan Fest, Nottingham

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.

JAYCE LEWIS announces tour with Gary Numan and 'Nemesis' album re-release

JAYCE LEWIS announces tour with Gary Numan and 'Nemesis' album re-release

Experimental Punk-Industrial artist JAYCE LEWIS has been announced as main support for Gary Numan's 'The Savage' tour this autumn.

Jayce has also announced the re-release of his Nemesis album under his own name. Nemesis was originally released in 2014 under the pseudonym Protafield and features guest performances from Gary Numan and Rodger Taylor of Queen.

Check out the single 'Pure' here: 

Jayce said of the tour "I feel honoured to be out with Gary Numan again for the 3rd time, his fan base have always been so supportive - Looking forward to this"

Dates:

30.09.2017 - Tramshed, Cardiff
02.10.2017 O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
03.10.2017 O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds
05.10.2017    Colston Hall, Bristol
06.10.2017 O2 Academy, Oxford
07.10.2017 Rock City Nottingham, Nottingham
09.10.2017 O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
10.10.2017 O2 ABC, Glasgow
11.10.2017 O2 Institute Birmingham, Birmingham
13.10.2017 Manchester Academy 1, Manchester
14.10.2017 O2 Academy Brixton, London
16.10.2017 Brighton Dome, Brighton
17.10.2017 Norwich UEA, Norwich
18.10.2017 Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-On-Sea

JAYCE LEWIS is currently putting the finishing touches to his long-awaited new album, which is planned for release later this year. More information will be released in due course.

CKY release new video 'Replaceable'

CKY release new video 'Replaceable'

CKY have debuted their brand new video 'Replaceable' taken from their new album The Phoenix.

First premiered on Loudwire, you can listen to the track here:

Produced/Directed by JOFFco, 'Replaceable' is the second music video from the band's LP The Phoenix.

"The video for 'Replaceable' captures just how ridiculous the whole process of making a music video is," says the band. "And how bands have so many bad ideas pitched to them so we figured we put a bunch of them into one video. It's a comical look about our hunt to find an average director to shoot a decent music video and the struggle that ensued. Enjoy!"

The Phoenix was released on 16th 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.

UK death metallers ABHORRENT DECIMATION debut new track & video 'Granted Indulgence'

UK death metallers ABHORRENT DECIMATION debut new track & video 'Granted Indulgence'

"Bludgeoning, laden with groove and played with a frightening technical precision, the four-piece have, from within a modern sound, captured the vital essence that made death metal such an important genre." - Metal Hammer

UK-based extreme death metal group ABHORRENT DECIMATION have released their savage new single 'Granted Indulgence', ahead of the release of their sophomore album The Pardoner on July 28 via Prosthetic Records

First premiered on Echoes and Dust, you can now listen to the new track and watch the lyric video for 'Granted Indulgence' here:

Vocalist Ashley Scott commented about the new track: "We are really pleased with how this one came out. "Granted Indulgence" is such a pivotal point in the story too, so it was really important to us that it stood out. In the story, "Granted Indulgence" is the point at which our three men take to the woods in search of "Death". A right horrible git, who has taken the lives of men, women and children in their village. Instead of finding "Death" in the deep dark woods, they find a sea of treasure. It is at this point, the three men, so overwhelmed at this life changing find, they begin to conspire against one another." 

Conceptually, the new album is an in-depth exploration into "The Pardoner", English poet Geoffrey Chaucer's most depraved and deceitful character from The Canterbury Tales. "The Pardoner" is a religious fraud and hypocrite who preaches against the love of greed, yet whose own love of wealth enabled him to profit off the sins of others. He claimed to work on behalf of the clergy, selling spiritual forgiveness for one's sins in the form of his pardons, which included forged "official letters" from high ranking church officials absolving one of their sins and bones and crystals blessed with healing powers. In Chaucer's story, "The Pardoner" tells a harrowing tale of three men whose materialism becomes the death of them.

The Pardoner was recorded, mixed and mastered by bassist David Archer at Audio Empire. The intricate artwork for The Pardoner was created by German illustrator Karmazid, based on a visual concept by Vocalist Ashley Scott.

ABHORRENT DECIMATION will release their upcoming dynamic, cutting edge modern death metal album, The Pardoner, on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available now via http://smarturl.it/AbhorrentDecimation.

Catch ABHORRENT DECIMATION on their forthcoming tour:

JULY
18.07.17 - The Facebar, Reading (Official Album Launch)
29.07.17 - The Unicorn, London (Launch Party)
AUGUST
10.08.17 - The Underworld, London (w/ Whitechapel)
12.08.17 - Bloodstock Open Air
SEPTEMBER
23.09.17 - Temple Of Boom, Leeds (UK Slam Fest)
OCTOBER
07.10.17 - Mammothfest, Brighton
20.10.17 - TBC, Glasgow
21.10.17 - TBC, Manchester
31.10.17 - The Fulford Arms, York
NOVEMBER
05.11.17 - Boston Music Rooms, London
FEBRUARY
17.02.18 - ChaosFestival, Cardiff

The Pardoner track listing:

1) Soothsayer

2) Heretic Sacrifice

3) Votive Offerings

4) Granted Indulgence

5) Black Candle Gathering

6) Conspire

7) A Glass Coffin Burial

8) The Scythe in the Dark

9) Host

10) The Pardoner 

DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE announce Heavy Metal Truants fund-raiser show and Uneven Structure support

DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE announce Heavy Metal Truants fund-raiser show and Uneven Structure support

London prog-metallers DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE have announced a Heavy Metal Truants fundraiser show and a support slot with Uneven Structure and Voyager.

The Heavy Metal Truants support three charities in equal measure – Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, Childline/NSPCC and Teenage Cancer Trust; all profit from the show will go directly to them.

Tickets available here: http://www.seetickets.com/event/deadly-circus-fire/london-the-black-heart-camden/1126802

The band recently announced that vocalist David Pear joining the band and unveiled new single 'Shinigami Fall'. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/iNFnLQ-MeUc

Dates:
24.08.17 - Heavy Metal Truants Fundraiser @ Black Heart, Camden
09.10.17 - Underworld, Camden
15 - 18.03.2018 - Hammerfest

UK alt-rock/alt-metal outfit OF ALLIES release video for '17'

UK alt-rock/alt-metal outfit OF ALLIES release video for '17'

UK rockers Of Allies have released the video for their new single '17', giving a glimpse into their debut album due this Autumn.

The quartet premiered the video via MOSH/Hit The Floor, check it out here: 

Of Allies have already caught the eyes and ears of the UK press, including Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Marshall Amps, as well as radio play on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show and BBC Introducing. The band's last single 'Lost Not Found' was added to Spotify's New Noise playlist.

It's no surprise, boasting an undeniably British stamp; a thick, multi-layered sound that is fast becoming this band’s trademark. For fans of Twin AtlanticLower Than Atlantis and FightstarOf Allies tread the lines between alternative rock, melodic rock and UK rock whilst always hinting at something darker.

Having recently played a hometown show with TesseracT the band are playing several dates around the UK:

15.07.2017 - Lower Darwen, Sunbird Records
21.07.2017 - Stockton, Music Lounge
28.07.2017 - Liverpool, The Jacaranda Club
4.08.2017 - Withernsea Festival
05.08.201 - Humber Street Sesh Festival

UK noise-makers HELPLESS release new single 'Ceremony Of Innocence'

UK noise-makers HELPLESS release new single 'Ceremony Of Innocence'

UK extreme noise-makers HELPLESS have released their vicious new single 'Ceremony Of Innocence', coming ahead of debut album Debt on September 8 via Holy Roar Records

First premiered on Metal Hammer, who called HELPLESS 'the UK's nastiest band', you can now watch the video to 'Ceremony Of Innocence' here:

Supported also by BBC Radio 1, who gave the track its first play, 'Ceremony Of Innocence' and the rest of Debt is available to pre-order here: http://bit.ly/HelplessUK 

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. 

Catch the band on the following dates:

16.09.17 - Morvah, Cornwall
11.11.17 - Sonance @ Cube Microplex, Bristol

Debt track listing:

1) Worth
2) Out Of Commission
3) Grief Vultures
4) Moral Bankruptcy
5) Sertraline
6) Weightless Prayers
7) Ceremony Of Innocence
8) Sinkhole
9) Manufactured Consent
10) Denied Sale

FORT FEST 2017 cancelled

FORT FEST 2017 cancelled

It is with great regret that the organisers of Fort Fest have had to cancel the 2017 event. 

Despite the strong line up featuring Pulled Apart By HorsesRolo TomassiToploaderFort HopeNormandie and many more, the three-day festival as Scald End Farm in Bedfordshire will not be taking place on 4-6 August due to low ticket sales.

Jon Hewitt said on behalf of organisers The Fort Records: “We are deeply saddened that we have had to cancel Fort Fest. After a very promising start last year, ticket sales have been extremely disappointing and there was no prospect of us being able to deliver the festival that we had planned or that everyone involved deserves. We would like to apologise to everyone who has bought tickets and to the bands and traders that supported Fort Fest.  Full refunds will, of course, be forthcoming this week.”

All ticket holders will be refunded with the next seven days.

SWORN AMONGST unveil new single, new line up and announce UK headline tour

SWORN AMONGST unveil new single, new line up and announce UK headline tour

UK metal powerhouse SWORN AMONGST return heavier than ever with a new line up and new single ‘The Cleansing’. The band also welcome vocalist Darryl Jones, bassist Kieran Agnew and guitarist/vocalist Ashley Currie, who have begun SWORN AMONGST’s next chapter and ‘The Cleansing’ is a taster of much more to come.

Check it out here:

Fusing extreme brutality with big hooks has always been a talent SWORN AMONGST possess, and ‘The Cleansing’ does not disappoint, however the band set out to return with a fresh sound. Drummer Jonny Harper explains:

“With 'The Cleansing' we wanted to develop our sound, building on the heaviness we had on 'Under A Titan Sky', but be more vocally expressive and experiment with different styles whilst retaining an aggressive delivery, punishing rhythms and an anthemic chorus. The song is about the breakdown of the self destructive human race and recent events that have caused global repercussions, unrest and fear”

'The Cleansing' is the band's first release since their highly acclaimed album Under A Titan Sky, which received huge acclaim from Metal Hammer, Kerrang, Scuzz TV and many more.

SWORN AMONGST have announced an August headline run with support from Lotus Eater,check them out on one of the following dates:

August
22 London, The Crowndale
23 Exeter, Cavern
24 Birmingham, Subside
25 Edinburgh, Opium
26 Manchester, Satan’s Hollow

September
30 Luton, Castlefest 2017

Currently working on new material, expect more exciting news from SWORN AMONGST very soon.

ONI release drum playthrough ahead of summer festival run and Gojira tour

ONI release drum playthrough ahead of summer festival run and Gojira tour

Fast-rising Canadian progressive metallers ONI have released a drum playthrough to ‘Thrive’, a rhythmically intricate and detailed track that showcases Joe Greulich’s phenomenal ability behind the kit.

Check it out here:

Released ahead of the band’s UK Tech Fest performance, ONI are continuing their relentless touring in support of their stunning debut album Ironshore, released November 2016 via Metalblade. This next run sees the band perform at Bloodstock, Amplified festival, and play select dates across Europe with metal titans Gojira and Death Angel.

Dates:

Jul-09 - UK Tech-fest    Newark, United Kingdom
Jul-11 - Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden w/ Gojira
Jul-13 - Train, Aarhus, Denmark w/ Gojira
Jul-19 - Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France w/ Death Angel
Jul-20 - Le Petit Bain, Paris, France w/ Death Angel
Jul-21- Le Rat's, Puget Sur Argens, France w/ Death Angel
Jul-23 - Amplified Festival, Northleach, United Kingdom
Aug-13 – Bloodstock Festival, Catton Park, Walton On Trent, United Kingdom

Since the band’s inception in 2014, ONI have been on a meteoric rise and are showing no sign of slowing. Having toured with Devil You Know, Children of Bodom, The Cavalera brothers and an appearance at Knotfest under their belts, they have quickly grown into a ferocious world class act who are set to make a huge impact in Europe this summer.