VANITY DRAWS BLOOD announce tour with Black Tongue and stream new single

VANITY DRAWS BLOOD announce tour with Black Tongue and stream new single

Sinister UK metallers VANITY DRAWS BLOOD are set to tour the UK supporting Black Tongue. The band are also streaming new single 'Haunted', which is taken from their EP Perspective / Dread out now.

Check out 'Haunted' here:

Tour dates: 


17 -The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
18 - The Junction, Plymouth
19 - Blue Line Studios, Bournemouth
20 - Boston Music Room, London

These dates follow their already announced UK tour with Feed Her To The Sharks and Confessions Of A Traitor:


1 - Temple Of Boom, Leeds
2 - The Vestry, Dundee
3 - The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
4 - The Live Rooms, Chester
5 - The Cricketer's, Kingston

Purchase Perspective / Dread here -

UK rockers Eva Plays Dead robbed of £3,000 worth of gear; launch appeal

UK rockers Eva Plays Dead robbed of £3,000 worth of gear; launch appeal

No-nonsense Derbyshire rockers Eva Plays Dead are devastated to announce the loss of £3,000 worth of equipment following a robbery on their tour van. Lost items include the band's new drumkit, the guitarist's pedalboard and bassist's amp heads, as well as many more. 

The news comes at a particularly difficult time for the band as they're set to play Macmillan Fest and FortFest very shortly. To raise funds, Eva Plays Dead have produced a one-off t-shirt, which you can purchase here:


A fan-genererated GoFundMe has also been created, which you can donate to here:

The local police have been informed but if you see any equipment surfacing (full list below) the band ask you please get in touch:

List of equipment:
-Hiwatt Maxwatt guitar amp (stickers on front)
-Laney bass amp
-Pedal train pro
-Voodoo lab pedal power 2
-Korg pitch black+ tuner
-Boss ns2
-MXR custom badass distortion
-Dr Green hairy tongue fuzz
-TC electronic flashback delay x4
-EHX (electronic harmonix) Pog2
-Vox wah
-Puretone ABY soft touch
-Shure P series wireless
-Gretsch Renown RN2-R644 drum kit
-3x protection racket soft cases (24x16, 13x9, 16x16)

Progressive post-rock outfit FOES announce co-headline UK tour with WE NEVER LEARNED TO LIVE

Progressive post-rock outfit FOES announce co-headline UK tour with WE NEVER LEARNED TO LIVE

Progressive post-rockers FOES are set to embark on a co-headline tour next month with Brighton five-piece We Never Learned To Live, following their appearances at Tramlines, ArcTanGent and Throwfest.

The band will be touring in support of their latest single 'The Everest', which is out now on Basick Records. 

First premiered via Prog, you can watch the video here:

Catch FOES' mesmerising live performance at one of the following dates:

23.07 - Sheffield, Tramlines (Sheffield City Hall)
20.08 - Bristol, ArcTanGent Festival
21.08 - Cardiff, Throwfest
25.08 - Chester, Live Rooms*
26.08 - Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle*
27.08 - Basingstoke, Sanctuary*
28.08 - Bridgwater, Cobblestones*
29.08 - Bristol, Mothers Ruin*
03.09 - Bedfordshire, Fort Fest

*w/ We Never Learned To Live

Purchase 'The Everest' here:

A refreshing and unique blend of atmospheric alt-rock and cinematic post-rock, FOES have achieved an impressive amount since their 2013 debut Ophir. Garnering support from the likes of Kerrang, Rock Sound ("sheer brilliance"), Clash, Q, DIY ("rock-solid riffs and first-album Oceansize atmospherics") and more, the band have played alongside the likes of 36 CrazyfistsHacktivistPress to MecoThe Xcerts, and Listener, just to name a few.

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PLINI streams 'Electric Sunrise' single and teases album details

PLINI streams 'Electric Sunrise' single and teases album details

24-year-old prog-guitar virtuoso PLINI has unveiled "Electric Sunrise" as the lead single of his upcoming full-length debut album Handmade Cities, due out late summer 2016.

Originally premiered on Guitar World, check out "Electric Sunrise" here:

The self-produced, self-managed guitarist and composer has cultivated a worldwide following as a result of his three independently released EPs, a corresponding transcription book and a string of sold-out shows in the U.S. with Intervals. PLINI, whose videos have amassed more than five million views on YouTube, is now on a festival and club tour with Animals As Leaders and Intervals. Tour dates, artwork and a track-list for Handmade Cities are below.

Plini's fretwork has garnered praise from top players across the globe, including none other than Steve Vai“When I saw Plini play, I felt that the future of exceptional guitar playing was secure,” Vai said.

The album features world-class performances from drummer Troy Wright and bassist Simon Grove (The Helix Nebula) and artwork by long-time collaborator Alex Pryle.

PLINI commented “I imagine each of these pieces as soundtracks to different narratives and urban spaces. Some are real, some are imaginary, some are both. When we were recording drums, there were many moments where Troy was interpreting certain rhythms completely differently to me.

"In the same way, I had a very specific concept for this collection of tunes and artwork, but I find it exciting that, being instrumental music, where it takes the listener could be completely different to what I intended.”

Tour dates:

7/20/2016    Patronaat    Haarlem, Netherlands
7/21/2016    Valkhof Festival    Nijmegen, Netherlands
7/22/2016    ROCKPALAST    Bochum, Germany
7/23/2016    Colos-Saal    Aschaffenburg, Germany
7/24/2016    Free & Easy    Munuch, Germany
7/25/2016    Wizemann    Stutgart, Germany
7/26/2016    GRILLEN    Colmar, France
7/28/2016    Dynamo    Zurich, Switzerland
7/29/2016    Centre Culturel Oecuménique    Lyon, France
7/30/2016    CONNEXION    Toulouse, France
8/01/2016    BUT    Madrid, Spain
8/02/2016    RAZZ2    Barcelona, Spain
8/03/2016    Rats    Puget Sur Argens, France
8/04/2016    Phenomenon    Fontaneto D'agogna, Italy
8/05/2016    Il Deposito    Pordenone, Italy
8/09/2016    Szene Wien    Vienna, Austria
8/10/2016    A38    Budapest, Hungary
8/11/2016    Brutal Assault    Josefov Fortress, Czech Republic
8/12/2016    Musik & Freiden    Berlin, Germany
8/13/2016    Knust    Hamburg, Germany
8/14/2016    Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V.    Wiesbaden, Germany
8/15/2016    GARAGE    Saarbrücken, Germany
8/16/2016    DIVAN DU MONDE    Paris, France
8/18/2016    The Craufurd Arms    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
8/19/2016    Arctangent Festival    Bristole, United Kingdom
8/20/2016    Key Club    Leeds, United Kingdom
8/21/2016    GARAGE    London, United Kingdom

Handmade Cities Track-list:

1.      Electric Sunrise (Hear it above!)
2.      Handmade Cities
3.      Inhale
4.      Every Piece Matters
5.      Pastures
6.      Here We Are, Again
7.      Cascade

For More Information: 

PLINI Website || PLINI Facebook || PLINI Twitter || PLINI Youtube

UK post-hardcore band They Say Fall release Dexter-inspired new single 'Darkly Dreaming'

Post-hardcore rockers They Say Fall are proud to release their new single 'Darkly Dreaming'. Inspired by smash crime series Dexter, the video is a compelling and entertainingly unusual watch. 

Premiered on Punktastic, watch 'Darkly Dreaming' here:

An infectious hook-led track and impressively multi-varied, 'Darkly Dreaming' is a song that grabs your ears and refuses to let go. From the off-kilter verses to the atmosphere of the build to the final chorus, this is an impressively three-dimensional song.

'Darkly Dreaming' is another chapter in the story of a young band who've already achieved an impressive amount in their relatively short history. Having previously supported Madina Lake, While She Sleeps, Mallory Knox and more, They Say Fall's previous single 'Deadlights' was named as one of Scuzz Underground's Best Of 2015.

With a new album in the pipeline the future's bright for this creatively inspiring band. 

See They Say Fall live at the following and live on tour this Winter (dates TBA):

Kill The Festival | Leeds | 6th of August
West Street Live | Sheffield | 14th of August

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Chilean prog rockers AISLES announce rescheduled European tour dates and release new video

Acclaimed Chilean prog rockers AISLES have announced their rescheduled European tour. Travelling the continent in October, the tour news accompanies the band's release of their new video for single 'Upside Down'.

Have a listen & watch here:

Available for free download here:

Tour dates:







With remaining dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

'Upside Down' comes ahead of the band's new double-disc LP, Hawaiiout July 29 via Presagio Records. The album is available for preorder in various formats and bundles on Aisles' official website:

A shining example of prog rock's universal reach, the Chilean band, formed 15 years ago, have a long and illustrious history. Previously nominated in the Italian Prog Awards, the band are the only South American group to be invited to France's Crescendo Festival de Rock Progressif. Hawaii is the band's fourth studio album, a monumental, immersive, beautiful double-disc journey, reminiscent of Camel, Yes, Rush, Genesis, Marillion and more.

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Black Crown Initiate release new single 'Vicious Lives'

Black Crown Initiate release new single 'Vicious Lives'

BLACK CROWN INITIATE have released 'Vicious Lives', the third single off their new albumSelves We Cannot Forgive, out July 22nd via Long Branch Records / SPV. The final track on the record and one of the most atmospheric and darkest songs the band has ever recorded, it's a perfectly fitting final movement for Selves We Cannot Forgive.

Listen to the song 'Vicious Lives' here:

The song and the two previous singles 'For Red Cloud' and 'Selves We Cannot Forgive' are also available as instant-grat download & stream. 
Get it here:

Black Crown Initiate have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. Likeminded supporters who made the thrilling discovery of songs like 'A Great Mistake', 'The Fractured One', and 'Withering Waves' are rewarded in kind by the continued evolution on Selves We Can Not Forgive.

As Black Crown Initiate continuously proves, heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl. 

On top of all, the pennsylvanian progressive metallers BLACK CROWN INITIATE will join BORN OF OSIRISVEIL OF MAYA and VOLUMES on the Sumerian Alliance tour across the UK and Europe. 


09.09.16 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte  
10.09.16 Belgium Brussels @ VK  
11.09.16 UK Leeds @ Key Club  
12.09.16 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand  
13.09.16 UK Manchester @ Sound Control  
14.09.16 UK Cardiff @ The Globe  
15.09.16 UK London @ o2 Islington Academy  
16.09.16 Netherlands Tilburg @ 013  
17.09.16 France Paris @ Fleche d'Or  
18.09.16 France Toulouse @ Metronum    
20.09.16 Spain Madrid @ Changó   
21.09.16 Spain Barcelona @ Salamandra 2  
22.09.16 France Montpellier @ Secret Place  
23.09.16 Italy Milano @ Legend Club  
24.09.16 Switzerland Lausanne @ Cerbervs Fest  
25.09.16 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage  
26.09.16 Germany München @ Backstage  
27.09.16 Austria Wien @ Arena  
28.09.16 Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kurt  
29.09.16 Poland Katowice @ Mega Club  
30.09.16 Germany Leipzig @ Täubchenthal  
01.10.16 Germany Köln @ Euroblast   
02.10.16 Germany Köln @ Euroblast   
03.10.16 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden  
05.10.16 Sweden Stockholm @ En Arena  
06.10.16 Norway Oslo @ John Dee  
07.10.16 Sweden Gothenburg @ Fangelset   
08.10.16 Denmark Aarhus @ Atlas

THECITYISOURS reveal video for 'Dry Your Eyes'

THECITYISOURS reveal video for 'Dry Your Eyes'

London metalcore outfit THECITYISOURS have revealed the video for their latest single 'Dry Your Eyes'. The track is the second to be taken from their debut EP Wildfire, which is set for release on the 22nd July 2016.

Watch the video, which was premiered via Metal Hammer, here: 

To celebrate the release of the EP the quintet will head out on tour across the UK, catch them at one of the following dates: 

21.07.2016 - London, The Garage
22.07.2016 - Brighton, The Hope
23.07.2016 - Leeds, The Key Club
24.07.2016 - Newcastle, Head Of Steam

Sitting between modern metalcore and UK rock, THECITYISOURS have created a sound that both packs a punch but is also full of multiple sing-a-long hooks in every track. Frontman Sam Stolliday’s melodically abrasive vocal delivery intertwines with singer / guitarist Mikey Page’s angelic tones to great effect, whist Mikey and fellow guitarist George Munroe provide chunky guitar riffs and space rock inspired leads. Conor Fountain (drums) and Jamie Deeks (bass) are the band's solid foundation which combined with all the elements, is comparable to the likes of Bury Tomorrow and Of Mice and Men, but also The Amity Affliction and early Deaf Havana.

Since the release of their debut single ‘A Reason‘, THECITYISOURS have already toured the UK far and wide, playing shows with the likes of Don Broco, Fort Hope, Betraying The Martyrs, Roam, The Hell, Heck, Napoleon, Attention Thieves and more. Having been a band for barely a year and garnered support from the likes of Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Kerrang,THECITYISOURS' achievements are ones to be admired. 

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Greek prog/tech metal band Tardive Dyskensia announce upcoming album; stream new track

Greek prog/tech metal band Tardive Dyskensia announce upcoming album; stream new track

Greek prog metal band Tardive Dyskensia are proud to announce their new album Harmonic Confusion, due for release on September 09 via PlayFalse Records.

In conjunction with the announcement, the band have released a track from the album. First premiered by HeavyBlogIsHeavy, who said "This stuff is really cool... This album is going to be a banger for sure"; you can now stream 'Thread of Life' here:

'Thread of Life' is a tantalising insight into Tardive Dyskensia's new album. Prog and technical metal combine in an enthralling and unique manner, perfectly capturing the band's unique position on the threshold of West and East, old and new. For fans of Meshuggah, The Oceanand Intronaut, the album is variously aggressive, atmospheric, groovy, melodic, technical and also minimal.

Having returned from a smashing set at this year's UK Tech-Metal Fest, the band have previously played alongside giants Mastodon, Meshuggah, as well as playing Europe's premier prog-metal festival, Euroblast. Boasting fans in Jocham Jacobs (ex Textures) Kelly Shaefer (Atheist) and George Kollias (Nile), the new album looks set to cement Tardive Dyskensia's status as one of Greece's leading underground lights.

For more information:


Harmonic Confusion tracklisting:

9. ΕCHOES 213

Swedish electro-metallers Rave the Reqviem announce new LP

'The Gospel of Nil' to be released in October via DWA

Abrasive Swedish industral metallers Rave the Reqviem are delighted to announce their new LP,The Gospel of Nil, due October 07 via DWA.

Stream a preview track 'Azalea' from the album here:

Watch the first single, 'Mono Heart' here:

And pre-order here:

Initially founded as a one-man project, Rave the Reqviem is now a 5-person behemoth, including the dual mother-son vocal team of Carola and frontman Filip Lönnqvist. The first album as a full group, The Gospel of Nil treads the fine line between industrial metal, heavy electronica and mainstream rock. Besides the album-opener 'Azalea' unveiled above and the single 'Mono Heart', The Gospel Of Nil features a further seven full-length industrial-metal masterpieces sandwiched between the album’s atmospheric intro and outro – endpieces.

Rave the Reqviem are a truly exhilarating and genre-breaking act, whose success with their debut self-titled album propelled the band to headline tours in Eastern Europe and Russia and festival appearances in Sweden and the UK. A smash hit, the album was the fastest and best-selling debut on DWA's roster. 

Stay tuned for further track previews and full tracklisting.

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