Mysterious musical collective Sleep Token release new single/video; announce new EP; sign to Basick Records

Mysterious musical collective Sleep Token release new single/video; announce new EP; sign to Basick Records

Mysterious collective Sleep Token have released their new single and video for 'Calcutta'. The song comes ahead of their new EP release, Two, out July 21st via Basick Records

Premiering with an enigmatic interview with Metal Hammer, the video is available to watch here:

Pre-orders for Two will be available soon.

Sleep Token are an entity unlike any encountered before. The mortal representatives of the ancient deity known only as ‘Sleep’, Sleep Token are led by the masked and cloaked figure appointed ‘Vessel’. Encountering Sleep in a dream, Vessel was led by a promise of glory and magnificence and as a result endowed with a voice not of this Earth.

Genreless and unbounded by tradition, Sleep Token create music for all. As followers of Sleep, Sleep Token's mission is to project His voice, and create music that conveys our most primal, powerful, and peaceful emotions.
As mortals, the four members of Sleep Token take inspiration from a plethora of artists: Leprous, Agent Fresco, Bon Iver, Meshuggah, and many more filter through the band’s heavenly mouthpiece of Vessel. 
Metal Injection and Metal Hammer amongst others are already initiates of the band, some of the first to ask – Who Are Sleep Token

To see the band yourself, attend the band's debut Happening at London's The Black Heart on June 17th.
Life is fleeting and will pass. Sleep is eternal, Sleep Token are not. For now, however: Praise Him.

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BORDERS announce UK tour with special guests BLACK COAST

BORDERS announce UK tour with special guests BLACK COAST

Lincoln tech-metallers BORDERS announced a July UK headline tour, joined by special guests BLACK COAST.

Borders will be touring in support of their latest EP Diagnosed, whilst Black Coast released their explosive single 'Lawless' at the beginning of this year following 2016's debut EP Crows Of The North.

Dates are as follows:
28.07.2017 - Manchester, Satan's Hollow
29.07.2017 - Edinburgh, Smash
30.07.2017 - Leeds, Santiagos
11.08.2017 - Corby, The Hut
12.08.2017 - Bridgwater, Cobblestones
13.08.2017 - Plymouth, The Underground

Having utterly obliterated the stages at UK Tech-Fest, Deadbolt and Mosh On The Tyne, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Decapitated and Heart Of A Coward, Borders have upped the ante with Diagnosed, creating an even more ominous and demonic presence. Their most punishingly dark and sinister record to date featuring new vocalist Jordan “JJ” Olifent, Diagnosed is a short release but apt in its meaning, symbolically referencing drugs, mental health, pharmaceutical companies governed by billion-dollar corporate industries, media manipulation and corruption with unique twists and messages in the lyrics.

Check out the video for the band's latest single 'Analyst' here:

Black Coast emerged at the beginning of 2016 and have since caught the attention of Rock Sound and Kerrang! Radio. 2016 was a non-stop year for the band, from releasing their debut EP Crows Of The North to touring the UK relentlessly to show off their talents on the live circuit. 2017 has seen the quintet release their gritty and anger-fuelled single 'Lawless' as well as tour Japan, all whilst working away in the studio on their forthcoming record.

Watch the video for 'Lawless' here:

OUR HOLLOW, OUR HOME release video for 'Hartsick'

OUR HOLLOW, OUR HOME release video for 'Hartsick'

Title track video release comes ahead of the band's EU headline tours
'They're independent, they're heavy and they make MIGHTY metalcore'
- Rock Sound

The UK's rising independent metalcore champions Our Hollow, Our Home have released the video for 'Hartsick', the title track of their chart-topping and critically acclaimed debut LP.

Watch 'Hartsick', first premiered on Rock Sound, here:

The track comes ahead of Our Hollow, Our Home's European headline tours in late May, June, and July.

The tour is in support of their acclaimed debut LP Hartsick, which charted in the UK, Australia, USA, Germany and across Europe, peaking at #1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal Charts in the UK. Receiving support from daytime BBC Radio 1, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer and more, Our Hollow, Our Home are making their mark as a band with superstar potential.

Our Hollow, Our Home's full dates are:

24 Opglabbeek, Rock Louwel -Belgium
25 Dijon L'Univers -France
26 Balzers Open Hair Metal Fest -Liechtenstein
27 Milan Circolo Svolta -Italy
28 Rimini Wave Club -Italy
29 Verona Il Blocco Music Hall -Italy
30 Vienna DasBach -Austria
31 Prague Chapeau Rouge -Czech Republic

1 Dresden Novitatis -Germany
2 Mannheim JH Vogelstang -Germany
3 Wittlich HDJ -Germany
4 Bully-les-Mines SheriDan's -France

14 Freiburg Crash -Germany
15 Sankt Andra-Rock Den See Festival -Austria
16 Leoben-VAZ Schladnitz -Austria
17 Budapest A38 -Hungary
18 Nuremberg K4 -Germany
19 Leipzig Moritzbastei -Germany
20 Munich Free N Easy Festival -Germany
21 Dieburg Traffic Open Air Jam -Germany
22 Velke Mezirici Fajtfest -Czechia
23 Erfurt From Hell -Germany

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Thirteen tracks of some of the finest new metalcore in the UK right now, the loosely concept-themed Hartsick is a ride not to be missed. Earth-shattering grooves and riffs, backed by the tight precision of Bobby Brooks (bass), Nick Taliadoros (drums), and Josh White's furious guitar playing, underpin Tobias Young's memorable choruses and Connor Hallisey's brutal vocals.

Watch the band's singles:
'Shape of You' [Cover] -
'Karmadillo' -
'Worms Wood' -
'Feast for the Crows' -
'Throne to the Wolves' -

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Blackened death metallers UNBOWED stream new LP Through Endless Tides

Blackened death metallers UNBOWED stream new LP Through Endless Tides

Canadian progressive black/death metal outfit UNBOWED are ecstatic to stream their new LP, Through Endless Tides, which you can listen to now before general release tomorrow (19.05.2017).

First premiered on Echoes and Dust, you can listen to the album here:

The first release demonstrating the band's new existence as a five-piece, Through Endless Tides is not for the faint of heart. Symphonic black metal and progressive death metal meld together to create a masterful and brutally epic sound. 

Themes of resistance and odds-against-survival run through the album, a canvas on which the intensity of the journey of life is painted. Reflected in the tortured lyrics and battle-cry musical textures, Through Endless Tides is a release which pummels you throughout the entirety of its 45-minute run.

For fans of Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Amorphis and Dimmu Borgir, Unbowed demonstrate a range of influences and maturity beyond their young years. Still only barely twenty, the band have already played alongside Battlecross, Einherjer, The Contortionist and more, and are booking further dates across Canada as we speak.


August 10th: London, ON
August 11th: Guelph, ON
August 12th: Toronto, ON

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French prog-metal/post-rockers RIVIẼRE stream new video for 'Satin Night' ahead of debut tour

French prog-metal/post-rockers RIVIẼRE stream new video for 'Satin Night' ahead of debut tour

"Musicians will envy them and non-musicians will adore them" - Metalsucks
"A band with an exciting future ahead" - Metal Hammer

Acclaimed French post-prog metal band RIVIẼRE have released their new music video for track 'Satin Night', taken from their stunning debut LP Heal, out now via Basick Records.

First premiered on Metal Injection, you can stream the video here:


The video release comes ahead of the band's first ever tour, with acclaimed instrumentalist Sarah Longfield.


11.07 Audio – Glasgow
12.07 Jumpin' Jacks – Newcastle
14.07 Hyde Park Book Club – Leeds
15.07 Satans Hollow – Manchester
16.07 The Sanctuary – Basingstoke
18.07 Surya – London
19.07 The Anvil – Bournemouth
20.07 Sticky Mike's – Brighton

The Toulouse four-piece are an impressive cross-genre blend. Their roots firmly in progressive metal and post-rock, the band also display strong elements of post-hardcore, alternative metal and - staggeringly - 80s electro. For fans of Karnivool, Deftones, Tool, Thrice and more, RIVIẼRE's material makes for an immensely interesting and satisfying listen. 

A completely new act on the scene, RIVIẼRE have spent the last two years working tirelessly on their debut release, and it shows. Acclaimed by Metalsucks, SkullsnBones, It Djents and more, the future is bright for this unique and highly talented band, already starting to attract heaps of attention.

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THE COLOUR LINE announce split and final UK shows

THE COLOUR LINE announce split and final UK shows

After 6 years as a band spent literally smashing their way through venues, mathcore quartet The Colour Line have decided to call it a day. The band have announced a run of final UK shows to commemorate and say goodbye in true TCL fashion, one of which is at this year's UK Tech-Metal Fest

The band post the following statement on their Facebook page regarding the split:

"This is the final tour of The Colour Line.

To all of our friends, fans, family, partners, previous band members, reviewers, photographers and the teams behind the scenes, we owe you our lives for what you have all done for us over the last six years.

Thank you for being with us for the ride.

These are the final eight places that we have left to pour out what remains of our love, passion and energy."

Catch The Colour Line for one last time at the following dates: 

30th June - The Frog, Worksop
1st July - Santiagos, Leeds
2nd July - The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
3rd July - Satans Hollow, Manchester
5th July - Sanctuary, Basingstoke
6th July - Ex Servicemans Club, Corby
8th July - Tech Fest, Newark (Show date TBC)
5th August - Humber Street Sesh, Hull

The band's latest, and final, EP The Long Awaited Seal Of Disapproval, is available to purchase at half price via Basick Supplies:

Listen to The Colour Line's single E = MC Hammered here:

The Colour Line are:
Sam Rudderforth - vocals
Sam Arundell - guitar
Adam Dowd - bass
James Coggin - drums

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THE INTERBEING release new single & video  'Deceptive Signal'

THE INTERBEING release new single & video 'Deceptive Signal'

New album Among the Amorphous released 23 June via Long Branch Records

Danish metallers THE INTERBEING have released their second single and stunning video 'Deceptive Signal' from forthcoming new album Among The Amorphous which is released on June 23rd via Long Branch Records.

Check it out here:

Singer Dara Corcoran talks us through the new track:Deceptive Signal is the second track from our coming concept album about The Interbeing’s struggle with his creators. In this song The Interbeing hears a signal and is drawn to it but it turns out to be a trap made by his creators.

To realise the visual storyline we contacted the gifted Jeb Hardwick and flew him in to Copenhagen to shoot this ambitious video. The countless hours playing in a green screen studio and post production really paid off. Jeb did an amazing job creating this other dimension with us and The Interbeing in it.”
THE INTERBEING made a huge impact on the Danish metal scene with their debut album Edge of The Obscure in 2011. Acclaimed Album of the Year by the largest music magazine in Denmark, GAFFA, the album got top marks and massive exposure in some of the biggest metal magazines worldwide.

In the wake of the release, THE INTERBEING played shows all over Europe ranging from Euroblast in Cologne, UK Tech Fest and Copenhell in Copenhagen, and had the honour to be the main support for massive international names such as Stone Sour (US), Meshuggah (SE) and Parkway Drive (AU).

THE INTERBEING reached the other side of the world in 2012 when the album was successfully re-released in Japan. Two tracks from the album were later used as a soundtrack in a Japanese game. Recently in November 2016 the band played a resounding sold out show at the industry festival Hokuo Music Week in Tokyo.

The challenging second album has been underway for some time and the result is the visionary dystopian concept album Among the Amorphous. The songs have a sinister David Lynch feel while the polyrhythmic Meshuggah-inspired sonances envelop the listener; it's an album that lifts the bar of storytelling and songwriting in the tech-metal world.

Among the Amorphous is mixed by the newly talented producer Jonas Haagensen and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios (Volbeat, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Pretty Maids) and will be released worldwide through Long Branch Records on June 23rd.  It's available for preorder here:

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MusicPlanet Live Mass Music Event: First 60 gigs announced to celebrate launch of new live music hub

MusicPlanet Live Mass Music Event: First 60 gigs announced to celebrate launch of new live music hub

Astroid Boys, Stray From The PathOceans Ate Alaska, Uprising Festival and many more UK shows included

New music hub MusicPlanet Live is excited to announce the UK’s first ever Mass Music Event and the first 60 gigs to celebrate the full site launch in June. Hundreds of venues and bands will supporting the revolutionary hub that brings artists, venues and promoters together.

One month. One movement. The UK’s largest mass music event.

The announced gigs include Stray From The Path, Oceans Ate Alaska, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Natives, The Red Paintings, Bad Omens, Napoleon and Loathe, as well as Uprising Festival with Primordial, Onslaught, Lawnmower Deth, and Misery Fest with Broken Teeth and Desolated

The official MPL launch party will be a FREE event at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth with Astroid Boys, Heck, Shields and Create To Inspire plus more acts to be announced soonCheck the event page to register for tickets.

A full list of the MusicPlanet Live Mass Music Event shows can be found here:

Many more venues, promoters and artists are already setting up further  MPL Mass Music Event shows in support of the campaign, with the second huge announcement set for 29 May.

MusicPlanet Live connects everyone and anyone with an interest in live music from grassroots up – all venues and promoters are welcome to put on an Mass Music Event show, be it a local upcoming act to a big tour package in any genre. Details on how to support and get involved throughout the UK can be found on the sites website

MPL founder Richard Taylor explained the site approached the Wedgewood Rooms to host the official launch event as they were the very first venue to sign up to the site. “The main purpose of the site is to get more people away from their sofas and laptops and to live shows. With the multitude of summer festivals these days, these showcase events are to remind people just how awesome the live venue experience can be and how important it is to continue to enjoy, support and attend.” 

MusicPlanet Live is a UK founded social music site designed by music fans, artists and venue owners around the entire needs and requirements of the music community, but with one main aim, to keep live music thriving.

Sean Midson, vocalist for Create To Inspire, who are performing at the official launch, says of MusicPlanet Live"Music Planet Live is something I and many musicians have been waiting for, for quite some time. To have a free & accessible social media/networking site purely for musicians to utilise is a blessing, and we cannot thank the awesome people that head MPL enough for getting us involved and making everything music-related that little bit easier."

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Official Wedgewood Rooms launch party Facebook event page:

SIKTH release new single 'Golden Cufflinks'

SIKTH release new single 'Golden Cufflinks'

SIKTH release new single 'Golden Cufflinks' 

- The Future In Whose Eyes? out 2nd June via Millennium Night
- Download Festival main stage confirmed

SikTh have released their new single 'Golden Cufflinks' ahead of their highly anticipated new album The Future In Whose Eyes?

Due to be released on 2nd June on Millennium Night, the newly created label imprint from Snapper Music, home of Peaceville Records & Kscope, The Future In Whose Eyes? is the band's first full-length release since 2006's Death Of A Dead Day.

Given a world exclusive premiere on the Radio One Rock Show on Sunday (14th May) check out the video for 'Golden Cufflinks', which was produced and directed by vocalist Mikee W Goodman, via the band's website:

[For a WAV or MP3 of 'Golden Cufflinks' please email]

He says of the track:

"The song is very melodic and is a very different type of song for SikTh fans to hear . Even though there are extremely aggressive moments on the new album. This song has a real epic and melodic feel to it."
SikTh will return to Donington Park on the 10th June for Download Festival, this time on the main stage.

Full live dates are as follows:
07/06/17 – UK - Bournemouth, Sound Circus
10/06/17 – UK - Donington, Download Festival (main stage)
9-12/08/17 – CZ - Brutal Assault Festival
17-19/08/17 – UK – Bristol, Arctangent Festival

Of the new record Dan WellerSikTh’s guitarist and producer, says:

"Ever since SikTh was formed way back at the turn of the century we've tried to self improve as musicians and as song writers. We take our music very seriously. This record feels like the one we've always wanted to make. We spent over a year writing it and pushed ourselves extremely hard - sometimes too hard. Opacities was the rebirth of SikTh but 'The Future...' is our statement - I want this album to define us. I don't care how over ambitious it sounds - we want this record to be heard by every metal fan on the planet."

The Future In Whose Eyes?  features the first ever guest vocalist on a SikTh album: Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo joins Mikee W Goodman on 'Cracks Of Light', following the band's support slot on Periphery's US arena tour in 2016 . “They’re really nice people, everyone on that US tour felt it was the best one they’d been on,” Mikee explains. “We actually got him down to R&R Studios in Uxbridge where we made the albumI really like Periphery and especially love Spencer’s voice, he’s not your usual djent singer, and he’s very much a spiritual man. He knows his and mind well and so we nailed the song really quicky”.

The Future In Whose Eyes?
 will be released on deluxe 12" hardbook, CD, gatefold 180g heavy weight vinyl and digital download, with 'Vivid' and 'Golden Cufflinks' available as instant downloads. Pre-orders are available here:

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 Dubai rockers JAY WUD announce third album and release new single

Dubai rockers JAY WUD announce third album and release new single

New album Transitions will be released 30 June

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Dubai based rockers JAY WUD prepare to take on the world with their new album Transitions, which is set for release on 30 June.

The band have announced the new album with the release of new single 'Empire'. Boasting chunky riffs and a huge chorus, 'Empire' serves as a great introduction to the band's mix of metal, flamboyant rock, and infectious hooks.

Check it out streaming here:

With members from Lebanon, Serbia and Latvia, JAY WUD are a truly international hard rock phenomenon whose Middle Eastern success has seen them support the likes of Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe and Skunk Anansie, and become headliners in their own right.

Fronted by Lebanese singer / guitarist and namesake Jay Wud, whose addictive combination of thrashing riffs, shredding solos and powerful hook-laden vocals define the band’s scorching metal-tinged hard rock sound. 

With the help of an impressive crowdfunding campaign that raised over $30,000, they were able to complete recording Transitions with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Seether, My Chemical Romance, Theory of a Deadman) in Los Angeles. 

This third JAY WUD album marks a new beginning for the band as they venture into much darker, heavier and more explorative territory. Having honed their craft since 2013, they have emerged as one of the flag-bearers for the Middle Eastern scene that is quickly putting itself on the global rock and metal map.

Pre-order Transitions here: