Heavy punks COPE stream new single 'Wounds'

Heavy punks COPE stream new single 'Wounds'

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Heavy punk/hardcore outfit COPE are streaming their hard-hitting new single 'Wounds', out today, 06.07.18. 

First premiered via Metal Hammer, watch the 'Wounds' lyric video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWfKG8NXQhk

Fiercely political and positive, the Londoners are a band fitting of today's climate. For fans of early GallowsFeed The Rhino, and Every Time I DieCOPE are a band who are at their most inspired and angry with most recent EP Tooth & Nail (October 13, 2017).

Only forming within the last three years, COPE have already played Camden Rocks twice, as well as playing with The HellBlood YouthZoax, and Create To Inspire. A new force of intelligent, politically-motivated anger, and deserving of a listen.

EXPLORING BIRDSONG unveil live cover of '(Don't Fear) The Reaper'

EXPLORING BIRDSONG unveil live cover of '(Don't Fear) The Reaper'

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Exciting new prog-rock/pop trio EXPLORING BIRDSONG are proud to unveil their live cover of Blue Öyster Cult's classic '(Don't Fear) The Reaper'. 

Premiered via Classic Rock Magazine's Facebook on Friday, the video cover has now reached over 37,000 views. You can also watch it here.

Listen on Spotify.

Filmed live in one take in the stunning location of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, the performance highlights the breathtaking potential of this young Liverpudlian trio. Riding high on the excitement generated by first video 'The Downpour', the band have already caught the attention of Prog, Kerrang! Radio and Magazine, and Classic Rock Magazine.

EXPLORING BIRDSONG are a unique proposition: Matt Harrison on drums, Jonny Knight on bass/second keys, and completed by Lynsey Ward's piano and stunning vocals. Pop sensibilities and soulfully gorgeous singing meet progressive compositions, reminiscent of IamthemorningSteven Wilson, Kate Bush and more.

Although a very fresh group, EXPLORING BIRDSONG have already supported Anneke van Giersbergen's VUURGodsticks, and are set to perform at HRH Prog 2018.

TIME, THE VALUATOR release video for 'In Control'

TIME, THE VALUATOR release video for 'In Control'

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German melodic metallers TIME, THE VALUATOR have released the video for their latest single 'In Control', featuring Breathe Atlantis vocalist Nico Schsewitz. The track is taken from the band's debut album How Fleeting, How Fragile, due for release on 3rd August 2018 via Long Branch Records

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/H9fuf1VwWuM

How Fleeting, How Fragile also includes the previously released singles 'Elusive Reasons''When I Meet Death' and 'The Violent Sound', which have collectively surpassed 3 million streams. 

The album is available to pre-order in various formats here: https://timethevaluator.lnk.to/HowFleetingHowFragile

TIME, THE VALUATOR will embark on a UK/EU headline tour in August, with support from UK alt-rockers Winchester

Dates are as follows:

07.08.2018 - Bournemouth UK, The Anvil
08.08.2018 - Brighton UK, The Green Door Store
09.08.2018 - London UK, The Black Heart
10.08.2018 - Manchester UK, Night People
12.08.2018 - Strasbourg FR, Elastic Bar
13.08.2018 - Dijon FR, Deep Inside
14.08.2018 - Lyon FR - Le Blogg
16.08.2018 - Hamburg DE, Astra Stube
17.08.2018 - Gothenburg SE, Gårda
18.08.2018 - Stockholm SE, High 5ive Summer Fest

Driven by strong and melodic vocals backed by an unmissable groove, TIME, THE VALUATOR have risen as one of the most promising new acts in the modern rock sphere. The German quartet are on a journey to impress not only with their music but also with their approach and their message.

TIME, THE VALUATOR created momentum with a series of singles over 2016 and 2017, leading up to their highly anticipated debut full-length How Fleeting, How Fragile. Taking elements from progressive metal, alternative rock, tech-metal, pop and many more, TIME, THE VALUATOR embrace their identity, forging a unique sound that breaks the genre boundaries. 

TIME, THE VALUATOR are:

Phil Bayer - Vocals
Cedric Dreyszas - Guitars
Rene Möllenbeck - Guitars
Yunus Proch - Drums

For more information:
https://www.timethevaluator.net/
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Upcoming post-grunge rockers Sick Joy release new video

Upcoming post-grunge rockers Sick Joy release new video

 Upcoming post-grunge duo  Sick Joy  have released the new music video for ‘Stumbler’ taken from their debut EP  Amateurs , released March 2018 via  SaySomething Records .  The video coincides with the band's upcoming appearance at  2000trees Festival  on Friday 13th July. Watch 'Stumbler' here:  https://youtu.be/MdhqfVbBjfk   Direct download link -  https://soundcloud.com/user-169837161/stumbler-sick-joy/s-6zZ5k   Guitarist and vocalist  Mykl Barton  comments:    "I think it shows a kind of different vibe to us as a band. It brings out some influences that aren’t maybe as obviously prevalent in other songs. Its a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster too. Its the last piece of the puzzle in the E.P. The video tries to tie it all together, the whole journey, in its own way.  We’ve had a great time riding its wave, playing Brixton with Feeder was definitely a highlight. Some kind words in Kerrang too. Stumbler’s like that last bit of supermarket vodka in the house before you go out and cane it, just building to the headline tour in October.  I can’t wait to play Trees. Its always been my favourite alternative festival. The line ups are consistently great. Really looking forward to Jamie Lenman’s acoustic set, Fangclub, Turbowolf our buddies Demob Happy. There are too many to name. We’re stoked to be a part of it this year. Genuinely killer festival."    Sick Joy  head out on their first headline tour in October; dates are as follows:  12.10.18 Manchester – Jimmys 13.10.18 Glasgow - The Garage 16.10.18 Newcastle – Think Tank 17.10.18 Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge 18.10.18 London – Shacklwell Arms 20.10.18 Brighton – Patterns  Listen to  Amateurs  at -  https://song.link/album/gb/i/1356979194   Forming only in 2016, the UK's  Sick Joy  started life in Newcastle before moving to Brighton to pursue their future. Their mix of lo-fi post-grunge and dirty noise-pop has already seen  Sick Joy  drawing attention and marks the band as ones to watch.  Following a support slot with  Honeyblood  at Bush Hall, and their debut London headline show drawing a near sell-out crowd,  Sick Joy  were subsequently picked to support  Feeder  at Brixton Academy in March.   Bearing comparisons from  Nirvana ,  Pixies ,  Arctic Monkeys  and  Oasis ,  Sick Joy 's first two singles 'Stars' (April 2017) and 'Cat In A Bird Cage' were released to acclaim and strong radio support, leading to the band's signing with  SaySomething Records . Their debut EP  Amateurs  drew support from Dork, Upset, Kerrang!, BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! Radio, and Amazing Radio.   Sick Joy  are: guitars and vocals  Mykl Barton , bass  Danny Piston .

Upcoming post-grunge duo Sick Joy have released the new music video for ‘Stumbler’ taken from their debut EP Amateurs, released March 2018 via SaySomething Records.

The video coincides with the band's upcoming appearance at 2000trees Festival on Friday 13th July. Watch 'Stumbler' here: https://youtu.be/MdhqfVbBjfk

Direct download link - https://soundcloud.com/user-169837161/stumbler-sick-joy/s-6zZ5k

Guitarist and vocalist Mykl Barton comments: 

"I think it shows a kind of different vibe to us as a band. It brings out some influences that aren’t maybe as obviously prevalent in other songs. Its a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster too. Its the last piece of the puzzle in the E.P. The video tries to tie it all together, the whole journey, in its own way.

We’ve had a great time riding its wave, playing Brixton with Feeder was definitely a highlight. Some kind words in Kerrang too. Stumbler’s like that last bit of supermarket vodka in the house before you go out and cane it, just building to the headline tour in October.

I can’t wait to play Trees. Its always been my favourite alternative festival. The line ups are consistently great. Really looking forward to Jamie Lenman’s acoustic set, Fangclub, Turbowolf our buddies Demob Happy. There are too many to name. We’re stoked to be a part of it this year. Genuinely killer festival."


Sick Joy head out on their first headline tour in October; dates are as follows:

12.10.18 Manchester – Jimmys
13.10.18 Glasgow - The Garage
16.10.18 Newcastle – Think Tank
17.10.18 Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
18.10.18 London – Shacklwell Arms
20.10.18 Brighton – Patterns

Listen to Amateurs at - https://song.link/album/gb/i/1356979194

Forming only in 2016, the UK's Sick Joy started life in Newcastle before moving to Brighton to pursue their future. Their mix of lo-fi post-grunge and dirty noise-pop has already seen Sick Joy drawing attention and marks the band as ones to watch.

Following a support slot with Honeyblood at Bush Hall, and their debut London headline show drawing a near sell-out crowd, Sick Joy were subsequently picked to support Feeder at Brixton Academy in March. 

Bearing comparisons from NirvanaPixiesArctic Monkeys and OasisSick Joy's first two singles 'Stars' (April 2017) and 'Cat In A Bird Cage' were released to acclaim and strong radio support, leading to the band's signing with SaySomething Records. Their debut EP Amateurs drew support from Dork, Upset, Kerrang!, BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! Radio, and Amazing Radio.

Sick Joy are: guitars and vocals Mykl Barton, bass Danny Piston.

INTERN POSITION AVAILABLE WITH HOLD TIGHT PR

INTERN POSITION AVAILABLE WITH HOLD TIGHT PR

Hold Tight PR is a PR company based in London, working with a varied roster of labels, bands and festivals including eOne, SPV/Long Branch Records, Holy Roar Records, Unique Leader, Fearless Records, Tech-Fest, Heavy Scotland, High on Fire, Plini, Wes Borland, Oceans Ate Alaska, Intervals, TesseracT, Boss Keloid, Conjurer, Sikth and many more

Based in our London office we're looking for a dynamic, smart, music-savvy intern to assist on all aspects of national, regional, global and online press & publicity campaigns. You need to be punctual, hard working and up for getting stuck in to any job that needs doing. A can do attitude is essential. Expenses will be paid as well as plenty of guest lists for gigs & festivals that we're working at.

Hold Tight PR's size and open-minded approach make this a unique opportunity. The successful candidate will be required to involve themselves in all aspects of the business, guaranteeing not only a varied workload but also an unbeatable introduction to the multi-faceted workings of a dynamic music PR agency.

Duties will include researching & updating contacts, press scanning, writing press releases, updating social media and our website, logging radio playlist info, attending press calls, ensuring release schedules and tour diaries are kept up to date & other general admin duties.

If you're interested, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you. Please send your CV, a bit about yourself and your current availability, plus a list of the top 3 artists you're currently enjoying to james@holdtightpr.com

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 13 July 2018. 

SIGNS OF THE SWARM part ways with CJ McCreery and recruit new vocalist Dave Simonich

SIGNS OF THE SWARM part ways with CJ McCreery and recruit new vocalist Dave Simonich

US slamming deathcore group SIGNS OF THE SWARM have recently announced that they have parted ways with their original vocalist CJ McCreery and will be replacing him with Dave Simonich. 

The group issued in a collective statement: "CJ Mccreery and SIGNS OF THE SWARM have decided to part ways. The split between the band and CJ was mutual and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.   

With that being said, anyone who has seen us on the Ingested run and Devastation on the Nation may have noticed that we had our good friend Dave Simonich filling in on vocals. We are pleased to announce that Dave will be joining Signs of the Swarm as our new permanent vocalist.

This change has given us opportunities that could not have been possible before, and with that we are beyond excited for the future of the band and what we have to come."


Watch new vocalist Dave Simonich display his otherworldly chops with this cover of 'Cowards Deathbed' below.

'Cowards Deathbed' is from SIGNS OF THE SWARM's 2017 Unique Leader debut The Disfigurement of Existence which can be purchase physically HERE and digitally HERE

SIGNS OF THE SWARM are on tour in the UK with Traitors, Deadland, Distinguisher, and Falsifier in July and August.

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Dubai rockers JAY WUD release new lyric video ahead of UK / Ireland tour with Sons of Apollo

Dubai rockers JAY WUD release new lyric video ahead of UK / Ireland tour with Sons of Apollo

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Dubai-based rockers JAY WUD have released a lyric video for their single 'Empire', taken from their recent album Transitions.

Packed full of infectious hooks and chunky riffs, check out 'Empire' below.

The band hit the road from today with prog all-star band Sons of Apollo and make an appearance at Amplified Festival, playing two shows in one day. Check them out on one of the following dates:

02.07 Motherwell, Motherwell Concert Hall
03.07 Belfast, Limelight
04.07 Dublin, Tivoli
07.07 Brighton, The Haunt
08.07 Quarrydowns, Amplified Festival
08.07 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

(Contact james@holdtightpr.com for review and interview opportunities)

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.

Purchase Transitions here: 

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Alt-rock trio LOOSE TOOTH release video for 'Castles'

Alt-rock trio LOOSE TOOTH release video for 'Castles'

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Alt-rock trio LOOSE TOOTH have released their new single 'Castles' through Undead Collective Records. The single follows the band's 2017 self-titled mini-album, which charted at #93 in the iTunes UK Rock Chart - an impressive feat for such a young band. 

"'Castles' reflects our views on the state of the world," the band comment. "We wanted to do a really clean and simple video to let the song speak for itself. We’re super excited to finally get this track out to everyone and really hope people resonate with it."

Originally premiered via Punktastic, check out the video here: https://youtu.be/6U3JyBHtyq4

With influences of ReubenArcane RootsRefusedDeafheaven and more, 'Castles' weaves through light and dark; from the melancholic, emo rock opening to the heavier, emotion-fuelled post-hardcore screams, the single cements the trio as ones to watch.

LOOSE TOOTH have previously toured the UK with Drones and are set to perform at the following dates in September: 

12.08.18 The Fiddlers Elbow Camden
03.09.18 The Marquis Epsom
28.09.18 Fighting Cocks Kingston

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/LooseToothUK/

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Brand new band NEW GRAVES launch & reveal debut single 'Empty Lungs'

Brand new band NEW GRAVES launch & reveal debut single 'Empty Lungs'

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Brand new band NEW GRAVES are launching in style with their debut single 'Empty Lungs'. The melodic hardcore quintet, which features ex-members of High Hopes and When We Were Wolves, have been working relentlessly behind the scenes and are ready to deliver their message to the world. 

"New Graves is a dynamic statement of intent, and 'Empty Lungs' is the first single from a collection of songs focused on recovery and self-help," explains drummer Daryl Pryor.

Premiered via Dreambound, check out the video for 'Empty Lungs' here: https://youtu.be/RXX09604ztU

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Save and stream 'Empty Lungs' on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal here: https://ffm.to/newgraves

'Empty Lungs' is the first in a series of singles, which were produced by Fredrik Nordstrom (Bring Me The HorizonArchitectsWe Killed The Prom Queen) and explores loss, isolation and recovery, reflecting on the ever-growing dark cloud of negative thoughts, self-doubt and criticism that overshadow the healing process. 

The theme that runs throughout the video narrative and single artwork continues through a series of handmade mini coffins, which were individually crafted by the band and are available to purchase in bundles here: https://www.newgraves.co/store

Pryor continues: "The coffins are a totem for laying your fears and anxieties to rest, the centre-piece in our own battles to recover from personal trauma; lost friends, divided families and negative self image, these songs are our public decision to be stronger than the struggle. We’re making everything New Graves, from the Facebook community to the live shows, into a common space for people to fight off those demons."

NEW GRAVES will make their live debut at B Love in Basingstoke on 8th July, as main support to Hacktivist

Keep your eyes peeled for further live dates. 

NEW GRAVES are: 
Mitchell Bock - Vocals
Nathan Pryor - Guitar
Krishan Pujara - Guitar
Taylor Baron - Bass
Daryl Pryor - Drums

US metallers IMPENDING DOOM unveil new video 'Paved With Bones'

US metallers IMPENDING DOOM unveil new video 'Paved With Bones'

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California metal veterans IMPENDING DOOM have unveiled new video 'Paved With Bones', taken from their new album The Sin and Doom Vol. II, released June 22 via eOne.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BJ1UhMQLBM

The video was directed by J.D. Butler and shot at the band's recent sold-out album release show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. The band comment: 

“We wanted to have an event in our hometown where fans could come to the show early, hear our entire new record before the rest of the world does, and shoot a music video. Chain Reaction was the perfect place, it’s where we all grew up playing and makes for an intense show with being all crammed into a somewhat small space and getting rowdy with our fans!“

IMPENDING DOOM released their sixth studio LP, The Sin and Doom Vol. II on June 22, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). The new album is the widely anticipated follow up to Death Will Reign (2013), which sold 4,300 copies its first week of release and debuted at 116 on the US Billboard Top 200 Chart.

IMPENDING DOOM commissioned artist Colin Marks (Fleshgod Apocalypse / Whitechapel) to do the cover art for the latest release. Marks had also done the artwork for The Serpent Servant(2009).
IMPENDING DOOM arise once again from where they began, their own alpha and omega as a band, crafting the sixth album as punishing, focused, bottom-heavy, and musically blood-soaked as the earliest efforts that first won them notice before any notions of commerce beckoned them toward the more commonplace career path of the metal music industry. 

They’ve worked with top-tier genre producers in the past, including Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Queensrÿche) and Will Putney (Every Time I Die, The Amity Affliction, Thy Art Is Murder), but for album number six, they’ve returned to the grassroots and hands-on way they engineered and produced their earliest recordings, cloaking it in grimy sonic mysteries anew. Christopher Eck, who produced their first album, oversaw the proceedings once again. 

This is musical blunt force trauma, from a personal place of desperate salvation and resolve. No competition, no compromise, no careerism. IMPENDING DOOM are renewed, purer than ever, united in their collective vision to create the heaviest metal missives imaginable.