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OCEANS ATE ALASKA to support CHELSEA GRIN and VEIL OF MAYA on 2015 UK/European tour

Wednesday 26th November, 2014

After a successful run of shows in support of The Word Alive and The Color Morale last month, it has been announced that rising progressive metalcore outfit OCEANS ATE ALASKA will be joining Chelsea Grin and Veil Of Maya on their UK/European tour in February.

Recently joining the Fearless Records family, Oceans Ate Alaska will release their first full-length and Fearless debut in early 2015. To celebrate, the band released a lyric video for their single Blood Brothers.



Dates for the tour are as follows:

CHELSEA GRIN & VEIL OF MAYA
& Special Guests: Black Tongue, Oceans Ate Alaska


05.02.15 Germany Nürnberg @ Hirsch
06.02.15 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
07.02.15 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
08.02.15 Poland Warsaw @ Proxima
09.02.15 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
10.02.15 Germany Hamburg @ Logo
11.02.15 Holland Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
12.02.15 France Paris @ Nouveau Casino
13.02.15 UK Brighton @ Audio
14.02.15 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
15.02.15 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
16.02.15 UK Birmingham @ o2 Academy 2
17.02.15 UK Cardiff @ CF10
18.02.15 UK London @ Underworld
19.02.15 Belgium Aarschot @ De Klinker
20.02.15 Luxemburg Esch/Alzette @ Kulturfabrik
21.02.15 Switzerland Geneve @ L'Usine
22.02.15 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
23.02.15 Germany München @ Backstage
24.02.15 Italy Brescia @ Circolo Colony
25.02.15 Austria Wien @ Arena
26.02.15 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert
27.02.15 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage

Stemming from Birmingham, UK, the furious five-piece Oceans Ate Alaska are made up of James Harrison (Vocals), James Kennedy (Guitar), Adam Zytkiewicz (Guitar), Mike Stanton (Bass), and Chris Turner (Drums). The band offer a progressive strain of experimental modern metalcore that has already got them noticed as one of metal's most exciting and fresh young names.

For more information:

Oceans Ate Alaska website
Oceans Ate Alaska Facebook
Oceans Ate Alaska Twitter

Fearless Records website
Fearless Records Facebook

DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE reveal new track 'Animal' following the success of recent PledgeMusic campaign

Monday 24th November, 2014

Prog metallers DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE have today revealed the brand new hard-hitting song Animal which will feature on their sophomore album The Hydra's Tailor, to celebrate the success of raising £10,000 via PledgeMusic. The band have also revealed the cover art and tracklisting for the record, which is set for release in 2015.

Check out Animal:



Deadly Circus Fire entered MTR Studios to work on The Hydra's Tailor where Phil Kinman produced, engineered and mixed the album; the quartet also involved themselves in the production of the record. Once complete, it was sent to Wired Masters Studios for Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham to master.

The Hydra's Tailor tracklisting:

01. In Darkness We Trust
02. Animal
03. Where It Lies
04. Victim
05. Devil's Opera
06. Rise Again
07. Martyrs
08. House Of Plagues
09. Aeden
10. The Hydra's Tailor
11. Turning The Tide
12. Universe

Citing Tool, Mastodon and Deftones as influences, the band's debut album The King and the Bishop received critical acclaim from Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine and more. Since then, Deadly Circus Fire have gone onto make appearances at Hammerfest, Bloodstock and Camden Rocks Festival.

Find out more:

Deadly Circus Fire website
Deadly Circus Fire Facebook
Deadly Circus Fire Twitter
Deadly Circus Fire YouTube

Progressive death metallers BLACK CROWN INITIATE release new video for 'The Fractured One'

Tuesday 18th November, 2014

Fast-rising progressive death metallers BLACK CROWN INITIATE are pleased to announce the new video for the technically brutal The Fractured One. The track is taken from the band's critically acclaimed debut LP The Wreckage of Stars, described by Metal Hammer as "full-on sledgehammer brutality... pretty impressive for a band that's been around for just two years."

Watch the video for The Fractured One:



Perhaps the strongest new album from the strongest new outfit you shall hear all year, The Wreckage of Stars is the next step in the whirlwind musical journey Pennsylvanian band.

Following on from the critically acclaimed underground success of the band’s debut four-track concept EP Song of the Crippled Bull, the band secured a coveted spot on the renowned Metal Alliance Tour alongside the legendary Goatwhore and Behemoth. Since then, Black Crown Initiate have gone on to tour with Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rivers of Nihil, all the while honing their musical blueprint.

Highly recommended for any fans of progressive metal, The Wreckage of Stars is the album to set Black Crown Initiate on what promises to be a long and highly fulfilling journey.

Deadly Circus Fire reveal video for new track 'House Of Plagues' 12 days left of PledgeMusic campaign, last chance to hear the new record in advance!

Thursday 13th November, 2014

Prog metallers DEADLY CIRCUS FIRE have revealed the video for their brand new track House Of Plagues. The song is taken from the quartet's forthcoming crowdfunded sophomore album; details of which can be found below.

Check out the video for House Of Plagues:



Deadly Circus Fire have been working relentlessly on their second studio album which will be released in the new year, crowdfunded through PledgeMusic. The band are very close to reaching the target with just under 2 weeks left of the campaign, and with tonnes of exclusive offers including signed albums, handwritten lyric sheets and access to band rehearsals there's plenty to choose from. All pledgers will also get exclusive access to the album, so get in there quick to hear the record in advance of its official release. On top of this, 10% of the funds raised after the target is hit will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust; even more of a reason to get involved in this fantastic campaign.

Citing Tool, Mastodon and Deftones as influences, the band's debut album The King and the Bishop received critical acclaim from Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine and more. Since then, Deadly Circus Fire have gone onto make appearances at Hammerfest, Bloodstock and Camden Rocks Festival.

Find out more:

Deadly Circus Fire website
Deadly Circus Fire Facebook
Deadly Circus Fire Twitter
Deadly Circus Fire YouTube

Hacktivist ‘Deceive & Defy’ - New single and video released ahead of UK headline tour

Wednesday 12th November, 2014

Milton Keynes-based tech-metal-grime-rock hybrid HACKTIVIST have released their brand new single and video, Deceive & Defy.

Check out the video here:



Released as a download on their own Wake To Reality label, Deceive & Defy follows the False Idols single released this summer to coincide with their main stage slot at Reading & Leeds Festivals. Featuring guest vocals from Charlie Holmes of Heart In Hand, Deceive & Defy is the latest track to emerge from the current ongoing sessions for the band’s debut full-length album.

The track is available from iTunes as well as all other digital retailers and streaming services.

Following successful support dates in 2014 with Korn and Limp Bizkit, and a busy festival season, the band are out to lay waste to UK stages across November / December as they head out on a headline tour with Dead Harts and The One Hundred in support.

See Hacktivist live at one of the following dates:

NOVEMBER 2014

FRI 14 - MILTON KEYNES - Crauford Arms
SUN 16 - NORWICH - Open
MON 17 - HULL - Fruit
TUE 18 SHEFFIELD - Corporation
WED 19 - PRESTON - 53 Degrees
THUR 20 - EDINBURGH - Electric Circus
FRI 21 - ABERDEEN - Tunnels
SAT 22 - GLASGOW - King Tuts
MON 24 - LIVERPOOL - Kazimier
TUE 25 - CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
WED 26 - SWANSEA - Sin City
THUR 27 - EXETER - Cavern
FRI 28 - PLYMOUTH - White Rabbit
SAT 29 - BRIGHTON - Audio

DECEMBER 2014

TUE 02 - BRISTOL - Exchange
WED 03 - BIRMINGHAM - Institute Temple
THUR 04 - MANCHESTER - Roadhouse
FRI 05 - LEEDS - Cockpit
SUN 07 - SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
MON 08 - GUILDFORD - Boiler Rooms
TUE 09 - SOUTHEND - Chinnery’s
THUR 11 - LONDON - Islington Academy

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