The Amsterdam Red Light District release new single/video; announce tour dates

The Amsterdam Red Light District release new single/video; announce tour dates


THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT (TARLD) have released their new video and single 'Carry On', ahead of new album Sapere Aude, set for release on March 2nd 2018 via Red Light Records.

Premiered on Kerrang!, check it out the 360° video here:

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Stream on Spotify:

Pre-order the album here:

In the band's own words: 

“We wanted to play on the concept of madness with this song. This world makes us lose ourselves, and sometimes we lose control. Each of us do have a normal side, and a crazy alter-ego on the other side. This interactive music video plays on this, with an opposition between a soft version of the band and the crazier version. Both teams take a look at each other. The bright side tries to keep calm while the dark side shows the fury. Which alter-ego are you today? Choose your team!”

TARLD have also announced a range of tour dates, playing across the UK, France, and Spain.

Saturday 3rd March - Stamford - Mama Liz's Voodoo Lounge
Sunday 4th March - Rhyl - The North  
Tuesday 6th March - Leeds - Santiago Bar
Wednesday 7th March - Canterbury - Chromos
Thursday 8th March - London - The Sebright Arms
Friday 9th March - Bridgwater - The Cobblestones
Saturday 10th March - Cheltenham  - Frong & Fiddle
Friday 23th March - Lyon (France) - Hardrock Cafe
Saturday 24th March - Paris (France) - Bus Palladium
Saturday 12th May - Granollers/Barcelona (Spain) - Dràstik Punkaires
Sunday 13th May - Alicante (Spain) - Marearock
Tuesday 15th May - Almeria (Spain) - La Cueva
Saturday 19th May - Madrid (Spain) - Entre Darts Rock

Having firmly established themselves with their highly acclaimed debut Gone For a While, THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT are set to further raise the bar with sophomore album Sapere Aude. For fans of While She SleepsLetlive.Stray from the Path and more, TARLD have created a new masterful album of riffy melodic hardcore and mark themselves as a new force from France. With a notable touring record having performed across Europe with the likes of Refused, Anti-Flag and SlayerTARLD show no sign of slowing in 2018 with many dates to be announced soon.



1 - Nobody Moves Like You
2 - The Best Is Yet To Come (Ft. Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats)
3 - Need
4 - Wild Life
5 - Carry On
6 - Over The Fence
7 - Waiting For The Day
8 - The Whole City Burns
9 - Evil Stakeholders
10 - Sapere Aude (Outro)

Cabal unveil new single / video

Cabal unveil new single / video


Danish extreme metallers CABAL have released the first single / video single, 'False Light', from their upcoming debut album Mark Of Rot, out 23 February.

Premiered on Metal Hammer, check it out here:

CABAL are one of the most brutal and promising heavy acts hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band create a visceral and doom-laden atmosphere throughout both their music and visual expression. The production is crystal clear, whilst the songs draw inspiration from black and death metal to djent, hardcore and more.

Mark Of Rot is the band's debut album and the follow-up to their critically acclaimed EP Purge from 2016, which earned them an award for best rock music video of the year, as well as national radio playtime. Following the release of PurgeCABAL have played several sold-out shows, shared the stage with widely renowned international acts and toured across Europe.

Mark Of Rot sees CABAL expanding on their signature sound, by incorporating bigger shifts in tempo and more eerie melodies, whilst still staying true to what made people take notice in the first place, bone-crushing heaviness and an unrelenting feeling of uneasiness. Adding to this, both guest-vocalists CJ McMahon (Thy Art Is Murder) and Filip Danielsson (Humanity’s Last Breath), leave no doubt that Mark Of Rot is an unstoppable wrecking ball.

The lyrics on Mark Of Rot sit within the soundscape, and continue the theme from Purge - expanding on the mythos around a death cult determined to bring forth the end of existence.

Mark Of Rot will be released on 23 February, 2018 via Long Branch Records.

The album will be available in a verity of limited bundles via the Long Branch Records shop. The highlight is a bundle with an exclusive CABAL-necklace made of .925 sterling silver! Only 10 available!

Pre-order Mark Of Rot here:

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Blackened Death Metallers KAOTEON to Release New Album

Blackened Death Metallers KAOTEON to Release New Album


Introducing KAOTEON, a death metal band with a savage blackened attack in the form of their new full-length album, Damnatio Memoriae. The album is due for release on February 23, 2018.

Premiered via Metal Injection, KAOTEON have released their title track and you can listen here:

As a species, humanity has plunged itself into an abyss of displacement, greed, tension and paranoia. Out of the hellish darkness emerges Lebanese extreme death metal band KAOTEON.
KAOTEON is an unusual east-west international extreme metal collaboration, originally hailing from the Middle East but now based in Amsterdam. For Damnatio Memoriae, full-time members Anthony Kaoteon (Death Drive) on guitar and vocalist Walid Wolflust (Ordum, ex-Gothmog) tapped the distinctive talents of bass wizard Linus Klausenitzer of Obscura and drum master Fredrik Widigs of Marduk as guests. After performing with them live for the first time in Beirut in April at the Beirut Metal Fest, Klausenitzer described KAOTEON as, “legends of the Lebanese metal scene”.
As a band, KAOTEON has faced censorship at the highest levels in their home country – they have been put in jail for devil worshipping, attacked by religious groups, and raided several times by police trying to use them as scapegoats to mask political and religious problems in the region. It's a terrifying but enthrallingly honest story of a metal band trying to exist, succeed and break out of the Middle East.
Vocalist Walid Wolflust says: “Lebanese metalheads are some of the friendliest and most amazing people to hang out with. It is sad to see great potential in this world gone to waste because someone somewhere decided to label people at birth and imprison them into their borders. The scene itself is thirsty for metal, so international bands should expect amazing interaction from the crowd. The Dutch scene – where we exist now – shows strong support for local talent, unlike the Lebanese scene. The Dutch scene loves their bands above all, while we feel that the Lebanese metal scene favors the international bands.”
Damnatio Memoriae succeeds at portraying the band’s justified “f*ck-the-world” outlook with nine poisonous tracks that brim with exhilarating magnetism and needle-sharp riffing. Beginning at track one with 'Damnatio Memoriae' – which describes the ancient Latin punishment of eradicating a person or figure from all memory and mention. KAOTEON unleash an all-out ferocious aural assault, attacking the very foundations of their genre with absolute conviction.
Referring to the inclusion of Linus Klausenitzer and Fredrik Widigs on this album, Wolflustadds: “Linus and Fredrik are extraordinary musicians playing with state of the art bands each in their respective genres. Linus is a melodic bass maestro and Fredrik has an amazing delivery that does not lose groove while still being as aggressive as it can get. The best thing about them being a part of this project is that Linus has become a very close friend to us, and that’s what really matters at the end of the day.”
Damnatio Memoriae was self-recorded by KAOTEON, with mixing and mastering credited to renowned Swedish producer Daniel Bergstrand, who is recognised for his celebrated work with bands such as BehemothDark FuneralDimmu Borgir and many more of today’s top metal artists.

Damnatio Memoriae is explosive metal at its finest, and is sure to be one of the most buzzed about extreme metal releases of the year.

Pre-order the album here:

The Pearl Harts announce debut album, UK headline tour and stream new single

The Pearl Harts announce debut album, UK headline tour and stream new single

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THE PEARL HARTS are excited to announce that their highly anticipated debut album Glitter and Spit will be released on 23 February.

The rock duo have also announced a UK headline tour in March, and they're are streaming new single 'The Rush' from today.

Check out 'The Rush' here:

Tour dates as follows: 

16.03.2018  Manchester UK, The Whiskey Jar
17.03.2018  Glasgow UK, The Garage (Attic Bar)
18.03.2018  Leeds UK, Oporto
21.03.2018  London UK, Sebright Arms
22.03.2018  Brighton UK, Sticky Mike’s
23.03.2018  Peterborough UK, The Met Lounge

Following a hughly successful crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic, Glitter and Spit marks the band’s first full-length release. A 12 song album that consists of the fundamental fabric of rock: heavy riffs, hooks, empowerment and rebellion; these qualities fuse perfectly to create vigorous barrages of sounds. 

New single ‘The Rush’ embodies feminine empowerment and psychological strength, with vocalist Kirsty describing it as “a rush of adrenaline flowing in your blood”

Pre-order Glitter and Spit here:

THE PEARL HARTS' unique brand of rock set them off to a whirlwind start; they were hand-picked to open tours with both Garbage and Skunk Anansie within their first few years of existence and also won many media champions including the likes of NME, Clash, Kerrang Radio. Being 100% DIY makes these achievements all the more impressive.

Having met on the road playing in former bands, lead singer/guitarist Kirsty and drummer/vocalist Sara ran away from their previous lives to become music outlaws on their own terms. Utilising heavy guitars, bouncy grooves and combining Kirsty and Sara’s wide-ranging vocals, THE PEARL HARTS create a unique and innovative barrage of sound. Influences of Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac and The Distillers are clearly apparent, but they have also been compared to bands such as Rage Against the Machine and the Beastie Boys for their attitude and grit. 

With summer festivals and international touring to be announced this spring, 2018 is set to be a huge year for THE PEARL HARTS.


Alt-rockers TrueHeights announce new EP, stream new single, sign to We Are Triumphant

Alt-rockers TrueHeights announce new EP, stream new single, sign to We Are Triumphant

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Acclaimed young alt-rockers TrueHeights are back with a bang, announcing their new EP Days We Found and their signing to We Are Triumphant

Days We Found will be released on April 06 2018. To celebrate the release, the band have released their new video for lead single 'Exit Route', which you can watch here:


TrueHeights, from the UK's Midlands, formed in the summer of 2014. Releasing the commended mini album TH15 in September 2015 (produced by Matt O'Grady - YouMeAtSixDeaf HavanaDon Broco), the band have had attention from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! Radio, and Scuzz and Kerrang! TV stations.

The past twelve months have seen the band tour across the UK and Europe with Freeze The AtlanticDEAD!Lonely The Brave, Fatherson and more. For fans of Mallory KnoxDeaf Havana and Kids in Glass Houses, the hard-hitting, youthful and anthemic six-piece are here to announce 2018 as their own.

Watch this space for further tour and single news.

Catch the band live with Doll Skin:

18.03.18 London, Thousand Island
19.03.18 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

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Instrumental prog-fusionists ARCH ECHO release Drum Playthrough

Instrumental prog-fusionists ARCH ECHO release Drum Playthrough

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Instrumental Prog Fusion band Arch Echo have just released a drum playthrough of Richie Martinez performing ‘Afterburger’.

Check out the playthrough here:

'Afterburger' comes from Arch Echo latest self-titled debut album, defining the quintet as an exceptional entry into the prog fusion community. 

A track that consists of melodic flair and the pushing of boundaries through the exploration of harmonic possibilities, Richie's drum playthrough magnifies his irrefutable ability - a large part of Arch Echo's refined take on instrumental prog.

Arch Echo are a collective of young virtuoso musicians whose meeting in 2016 at the Berklee College of Music kickstarted one of the most exciting projects the progressive music world has seen this decade. Taking influence from jazz, prog rock, metal, contemporary classical and everything in between, their refined and intelligent take on instrumental prog is as fresh and challenging as it gets.

After touring extensively in the US, Arch Echo plan to announce a series of UK tour dates. 

Purchase the album here:

Instrumental Prog Artist SCHIERMANN Releases New Video

Instrumental Prog Artist SCHIERMANN Releases New Video


Instrumental Prog artist Chris Schiermann has released the music video for ‘Technical Disabilities’, a track from his debut self titled album. Premiered by Metal Injection, ‘Technical Disabilities’ celebrates the growth of an instrumental virtuoso through impressive skill and monumental ability. 

Check out the video here:

The video and track features Amos Williams of Tesseract on bass, with Amos also directing the video. Schiermann describes ‘Technical Disabilities’ as “self competition” and the desire to perfect various instrumental techniques through work and commitment is evident in this track. 

Schiermann will be announcing a UK tour this summer and is performing at UK Tech Fest on the 5th to 9th of July. 

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PACESHIFTERS Cover Nirvana Classic with Frank Iero

PACESHIFTERS Cover Nirvana Classic with Frank Iero

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PACESHIFTERS have released a live video cover of ‘Territorial Pissings’ by Nirvanafeaturing a special guest performance from Frank Iero and his Patience bandmates Evan Nestor and Matt Olsson. The Nirvana classic was performed at their last UK show at Omeara London on their recent tour supporting Frank Iero and the Patience.

Check it out on Kerrang here:

Guitarist/Vocalist Seb Dokman commented: 

"One night during the tour we covered 'Aneurysm' by NirvanaEvan was so thrilled about the cover that he asked if he could join us the next night to do 'Territorial Pissings'. After we performed this a few times, Matt wanted to join in too. It went down so well and I asked Frank if he wanted to join for the final night in London! For the last song of our set on the final night, we were joined by Evan, Matt and Frank and performed the craziest version of 'Territorial Pissings".

PACESHIFTERS will soon embark on a headline tour in support of their latest release Waiting to Derail via Hassle Records. Dates are as follows: 

14.02.2018 - St Albans UK, The Horn
15.02.2018 - Liverpool UK, Sound
16.02.2018 - Glasgow UK, The Garage Attic Bar
17.02.2018 - Newcastle UK, Think Tank Underground
18.02.2018 - Leeds UK, Brudenell Social Club
20.02.2018 - Nottingham UK, The Bodega Social Club
21.02.2018 - London UK, Camden Assembly
22.02.2018 - Tunbridge Wells UK, Forum
23.02.2018 - Brighton UK, Sticky Mikes
25.02.2018 - Cologne DE, MTC
26.02.2018 - Hamburg DE, Nochtwache
27.02.2018 - Berlin DE, Privatclub

Following the headline tour, PACESHIFTERS will announce more dates and festivals for 2018.

A special deluxe version of Waiting To Derail featuring bonus EP Live from GieSound will be released on 19 January 2018 via Hassle Records.

For more information:

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BAILER announce self-titled EP, release video for 'Long Gone' & confirm tour dates

BAILER announce self-titled EP, release video for 'Long Gone' & confirm tour dates

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Metal/hardcore quartet BAILER return with their new self-titled EP, due for release on 9th February 2018 via Distro-y Records. Following on from 2017’s PTSD and 2016’s Shaped By The Landscape, BAILER is an ambitious collection of tracks that showcase a band who have truly discovered their sound.

In light of the announcement BAILER have released the video for their single 'Long Gone', which features Adam Carroll (formerly of Zoax). First premiered on the band's Facebook page, check out the video here:

Pre-order BAILER:


The band have also announced live dates in support of the new record, including three EP launch shows in Ireland and a headline tour in Russia. 

Full dates so far are as follows: 

18.01.2018 - Cork IE, UCC New Bar (w/ GodMother + Ilenkus)
27.01.2018 - Waterford IE, Central Arts (pre-launch show) 
16.02.2018 - Tambov RU, Molotov Club
17.02.2018 - Tolyatti RU, Kirpich Cafe
18.02.2018 - Ufa RU, Rocks Cafe
19.02.2018 - Chelyabinsk RU, Ozz Club
20.02.2018 - Kurgan RU, Legenda Bar
21.02.2018 - Tyumen RU, Rocketa Club
22.02.2018 - Izhevsk RU, 8kwt Club
23.02.2018 - Glazov RU, Hard Machine Club
24.02.2018 - Cheboksary RU, SK Bar
25.02.2018 - Moscow RU, TBC
03.03.2018 - Cork IE, An Spailpin Fanach (EP launch)
09.03.2018 - Dublin IE, DBD (EP launch) 
10.03.2018 - Galway IE, Roisin Dubh (EP launch) 

Returning to work with Murdock’s Aidan CunninghamBAILER is relentless from the get-go as the merciless ‘Lying For A Living’ brings the listener up to speed in a riotous fashion, while the likes of ‘Tuesday Blues’ and ‘Death Is A Reminder’ take a filthier route, reminiscent of Cancer Bats. Since forming in 2015 BAILER have pricked the ears of many other musicians, with some familiar faces lending their vocals to this latest EP. Adam Carroll formerly of ZoaxXander Coughlan of Emigra and Kevin ‘Lefty’ Letford of Red Enemy all feature, adding their own slice of character to the record.
With a small discography the four-piece have impressively garnered attention from Metal Hammer, Kerrang! Radio presenter Alex Baker, Metal Injection and Heavy Blog Is Heavy, an achievement that is no mean feat for a band so early into their career. BAILER have spent their short time as a band building up a strong reputation in their home ground, having played shows alongside Norma Jean, Sick Of It All, Employed To Serve, HECK, Murdock, Shields, Red Enemy and more.

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Instrumental prog-fusionists ARCH ECHO release 'My Head Sometimes' video

Instrumental prog-fusionists ARCH ECHO release 'My Head Sometimes' video

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Instrumental prog-fusion quintet ARCH ECHO have unveiled new video 'My Head Sometimes', taken from their self-titled debut album, released earlier this year.

Premiering on Prog, check it out here:

ARCH ECHO are a collective of young virtuoso musicians whose meeting in 2016 at the Berklee College of Music kickstarted one of the most exciting projects the progressive music world has seen this decade. Taking influence from jazz, prog rock, metal, contemporary classical and everything in between, their refined and intelligent take on instrumental prog is as fresh and challenging as it gets.

ARCH ECHO’s initial videos, “Earthshine” and “Hip Dipper”, were an instant hit in the progressive community and have already racked up a combined 100k views on YouTube, prompting the band to write and record their debut full-length. 

Word has spread considerably in the muso sphere, with the band already championed by Standberg Guitars, Meinl Cymbals, Revo Straps, Drumdots, 1964 Ears, Mapex Drums, Jamstik and even guitar legend George Benson, who said “Arch Echo will knock your socks off and make you glad at the same time. Trust me!”

ARCH ECHO have just completed their aptly named The Tendonitis Tour and will be touring the UK / Europe in 2018, more news to be announced very soon.