MALEFICE release new video 'Heroes' and announce UK headline tour

Wednesday 10th December, 2014

UK metallers MALEFICE release their new video Heroes via Metal Hammer and announce a UK headline run in February with Chapters in support.

Heroes is taken from the band's new EP, Gravitas, which "finds the band firing on all four cylinders" according to Metal Hammer and "is rather special" says Powerplay.

Purchase Gravitas via the band's webstore.

Tour dates:

6th Feb, The Bowery - Reading
7th Feb, Bleach - Brighton
8th Feb, Crauford Arms - Milton Keynes
13th Feb, Boston Music Rooms - London
14th Feb, The Exchange - Bristol
15th Feb, Firehouse - Southampton (Free entry show)

Tickets are available at See Tickets.

New additions to the Hold Tight PR team

Wednesday 3rd December, 2014

Hold Tight PR are incredibly excited and a little bit giddy to announce Hannah Gillicker will join our team as Account Executive from January 2015. Hannah joins Hold Tight after an incredibly impressive few months interning with us.

The 23-year-old from Cheshire, who graduated with a degree in Management from Leeds University, will assist our senior team with strategic and targeted PR for the company’s clients as well as starting a dedicated division of radio plugging.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys writing about music and is Editor of Bring The Noise website.  

"To be asked to stay on after my internship was a great way to end the year and to begin the next. I'm really looking forward to continuing work with Hold Tight and developing a career in PR, roll on 2015!” said Hannah.

"As soon as we saw how well she handled Matt, we knew she was a keeper," commented PR Director and fishing jumper collector, James Monteith.

Hannah's outstanding organisational skills teamed with her vast knowledge of social media, incredible writing ability and the fact our clients have loved working with her will no doubt place her as a huge asset to us and future campaigns.

Hannah is the second appointment to Hold Tight PR in 2014, with Matthew Benton joining the team in January after finishing his degree in Music from Cambridge. Matthew likes long walks in the forest, the sound of mountain waterfalls and bow tie collecting.


Friday 28th November, 2014

IMPERICON, the UK's hottest and fastest-growing metal and hardcore festival is delighted to announce the addition of two new bands to its already impressive 2015 bill. The festival, which sold out last year and has cheaper tickets this year, is bringing together an uncompromisingly heavy lineup, adding THE GHOST INSIDE and WHITECHAPEL alongside ADEPT and DEEZ NUTS for the Manchester leg of the tour. Set aside May 04 as it looks set to be one of the most raucous festival dates in the UK calendar next year.

For more information head to the Impericon Festival website.

Stay tuned for many more exciting updates.

The Ghost Inside and Whitechapel couldn′t be more different in terms of their musical styles - but they both have at least one point in common, both releasing 2014 contenders for 2014 album of the year.

2015 will not be the first Impericon appearance for The Ghost Inside, who previously played Leipzig three years ago. Since then the melodic hardcore act have grown and redefined their sound, which they have displayed impressively with their new album.

Whitechapel play their first Impericon festival, following their impressive new album release at the beginning of summer 2014. Although classed within the new era of deathcore bands, the American outfit are responsible for dragging the genre out of its corner and helping to unleash its true potential.

Enigmatically heavy Portuguese outfit THE VOYNICH CODE announce debut EP and lyric video

Friday 28th November, 2014

Fast-rising Portuguese metal band THE VOYNICH CODE are proud to present their debut EP, Ignotum.

To mark the occasion, the band are debuting brand new track Decoding of Life as a lyric video, which you can watch here:

Six tracks of enigmatic heaviness melding extreme, technical, progressive and deathcore, Ignotum is an exciting new contribution to the heavier end of the spectrum, following on from the band's organic success of their debut single and video for Antithesis (achieving over 60k views on YouTube). Groove and melody combine with apocalyptic vocals and a mysterious artistic conception inspired by the Voynich Manuscript, creating a captivating and heart-pounding 25 minute journey.

The Voynich Code are set to undertake their debut tour across Iberia early next year. Stay tuned for further information.

Ignotum tracklisting:

1) Antithesis
2) Amunet, The Decider
3) The Others
4) MS408
5) Decoding of Life
6) Acta Sancti

For more information:

The Voynich Code Facebook
The Voynich Code Twitter
The Voynich Code YouTube

French boogie death metallers TREPALIUM announce new EP

Wednesday 26th November, 2014

Every so often there comes along a band who injects the mental back into metal; a band who reminds us all of the importance of simply having a good time. Stepping into the frame are French boogie death metal/swing metallers TREPALIUM, who are pleased to announce their new EP Voodoo Moonshine, scheduled for UK release on February 9th.

Have a watch of the first video from the EP here:

A tantalisingly unique cocktail of death metal attitude and 1930s-esque New Orleans jazz swing and bounce and booze, Voodoo Moonshine is Trepalium's fifth studio release. A short but sweet collection combining voodoo mysticism and prohibition speakeasy culture, Trepalium serve up an enticingly potent form of foot-tapping groove metal. So strong is the swing that you’ll find yourself nodding along automatically – any listener who can resist the urge is either amazingly strong-willed, or just stone deaf. Keep an ear out for the band's accompanying jazz woodwind/brass group, as well as the appearance of Gojira’s Joseph Duplantier on track 2, Damballa’s Voodoo Ball.

An active band for 13 years, Trepalium are well-known in their native France. Having already sold thousands of albums and undertaken two tours with Gojira, as well as playing Hellfest four times, Trepalium are sure to draw many more listeners under their voodoo hoodoo.

Voodoo Moonshine tracklisting:
1. Moonshine Limbo
2. Damballa’s Voodoo Ball
3. Possessed by the Nightlife
4. Guede Juice
5. Fire on Skin
6. Blowjob on the Rocks

For more information:

Trepalium website
Trepalium Facebook
Trepalium Twitter

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