UK hardcore four-piece HEIGHTS decide to call it a day

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014

UK hardcore band HEIGHTS have decided to separate after nearly five years. Having released two critically acclaimed albums, toured throughout the world reaching as far as Australia and received a Metal Hammer Golden God nomination, HEIGHTS achieved a huge amount but feel it’s time to move on.

The band have released the following video and statement:


Heights is dead, no really this time.

The end of the band that has been your entire lives for nearing five years was always something of mystery to us, I guess it’s easy to believe it would take something dramatic or eventful to derail so much work and effort, to stop something that had become larger than any of us ever truly believed.

So the reality took us all by surprise, towards the end of last year a couple of us just didn’t feel the same passion that we always relied upon. Without that, we all knew it was time. In fact, we’re closer as friends than we’ve ever been, and we plan to spend the last few months and shows enjoying the end to what will forever be something we are all proud of.

This band has literally taken us around the world, we’ve played shows in Australia, Russia and more countries in Europe than Dean can even name. In each of those countries we’ve had the privilege of meeting genuinely amazing people, fans of our band, where for 30 minutes we had a connection that made everything worth it.

For those people, more so than anything else we thank you - that’s the only constant that has kept this going for so long, and the memories of the shows we have played will always be with us.

We will be announcing our last shows soon, and we’ll do it all one last time."

The band’s final shows will be announced in due course; make sure to catch them one last time.

For more information, contact James Monteith -

UK TECH-FEST returns for 2014 boasting a bigger venue and a huge first line-up announcement

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014
UK TECH-FEST, Europe’s first ever progressive and technical metal outdoor festival, returns 10-14 July 2014 with a crushing next-generation metal line-up.

Back for its third year, the festival has upgraded venue to the prestigious Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. Set to be the biggest ever gathering of bands pushing metallic creativity and technicality, TECH-FEST’s growing popularity is a testament to this burgeoning forward-thinking scene and a sure sign of heavy metal's bright future.

The first bands announced are:


VILDHJARTA (UK exclusive)

GLASS CLOUD (Europe exclusive)


Official partners are once again Metal Hammer magazine, Ibanez guitars, Double Slit guitars, Zilla Cabs and this year they are also joined by North Custom Drums.

Following the huge success of the sell-out event in 2012, TECH-FEST UK went outdoors in 2013, packing about 1000 people into The Plough events field in Peterborough. Now at the Newark Showground, TECH-FEST 2014 is set to be even bigger with more bands, bigger names and even more activities. In addition to the music, food, drink and general festival goodness, there will once again be music workshops, Q&As and demonstrations with some of the top artists, as well as instrument and gear manufacturer stalls from the event sponsors Zilla Cabs, North Custom Drums and Double Slit Guitars. Onsite camping will have showers and 24 hour food catering for a wide range of diets and tastes as well as a bar with a great selection of craft beers and ales, suitably complementing the calibre of the music.

With at least another 35+ bands to announce, UK TECH FEST 2014 is set to once again be one of the most unique and exciting festivals of the year.

Weekend tickets cost £59.99 (+£20 for camping) and are on sale now from Ticket Script

Venue address:
Lincoln Rd
NG24 2NY

Newark Showground

Genre-bending rockers CHRYSALIS announce new album 'Focus on the Center'; release new single 'Ms. Me'

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014

Southern California’s genre-bending veterans Chrysalis are proud to present their new album Focus on the Center, scheduled for European and UK release on May 12 2014.

To celebrate the album announcement, the band have recently premiered a new single from their upcoming album with Blank TV.

Watch 'Ms. Me' here:

Some albums can be read straightforwardly, a linear progression from start to finish. Not Focus on the Center, however. This is grown-up metal, an album as full of twists and turns as a helix on a merry-go-round. Incorporating elements from post-metal, hardcore and post-hardcore, alternative rock and electronica, Focus on the Center is a release with too many labels to really give it justice.

All of the above almost certainly comes as no surprise to followers of Chrysalis, a band with a long and winding history. Forming in 2003, Focus on the Center is the first release in seven years for a band who have previously played the Vans Warped Tour, opened for A Day to Remember, and played alongside Agent Orange and True Sounds of Liberty. Despite all of this however, paradoxically and in true Chrysalis fashion, the band are still remarkably young, still only in their twenties.

With artwork designed and produced by vocalist Yessi Burton, in honour and recognition of the band’s close friend and singer of Lindbergh Skies, Jeff Davis, Focus on the Center is an album at once emotionally engaging and intellectually rewarding.

For more information, interview opportunities or general chitchat, please get in touch at

More information on the band:

NEXILVA release new song 'The Misdirection of God' ahead of release of new album Eschatologies out April 7

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014

The UK's finest young hope for progressive death metal, Nexilva, have today released a new track from their upcoming album, Eschatologies, out April 7th.

Have a listen to 'The Misdirection of God' right here:

A rollercoaster of a ride through the lands of deathcore, black, death, and technical metal, Eschatologies is a disarmingly progressive and mature release from an impressively young band. All aged from 20-22, Nexilva grew from a passionate urge to simply create; this certainly comes across in Eschatologies, the band’s third release. The product of over eighteen months of careful craftsmanship, it’s an album both earth-shattering and apocalyptic. From the fantastical (demonic prophecies and living dead epidemics) to the realistic (nuclear devastation), Eschatologies takes you on a journey which you’ll be craving to repeat again and again.

As impressive live as in the studio, Nexilva caught the eyes of Metal Hammer and Terrorizer at Tech-Fest 2013, having played the same festival the previous year. Young veterans of the death metal circuit, the band have undertaken four UK headline tours, toured with Exist Immortal and played alongside Aliases and The Algorithm; a fairly incredible feat considering Nexilva are barely out of their teens.

For further information, please contact Matt Benton at

See more about the band here:

1) I: Teste Humanitatem Mori
2) The Misdirection of God
3) Our Progenitor
4) This Is Humanity
5) II: Scientaia Tenebris
6) Necromancer
7) The Collapse
8) Eschatologies
9) Cybernetic Lucidity
11) Premonitions (ft. Ricky Lee Roper)
12) Invasion
13) Evil Will Prevail (ft. Meyrick De La Fuente)
14) IV: Non Magis Adrogantiam

I DIVIDE to support Blitz Kids on April UK tour

Tuesday 22nd April, 2014

UK rockers I Divide will support Blitz Kids on their April UK tour, kicking off just after the release of their highly anticipated debut album Last One Standing on 14 April via Destroy Everything.

Watch the lead single from the album, 'Follow Me', right here

This follows the band's run of dates with Yashin and performance at Takedown festival.


March w/ Yashin
14 Hobos Bridgend
15 Takedown Festival Southampton University
28 Asylum Birmingham

April w/ Yashin
01 Borderline London
02 Stereo Glasgow

April w/ Blitz Kids
21 Leicester, Scholar Bar
22 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
23 Guildford, Boiler Rooms
24 Exeter, Cavern
25 Lincoln, Engine Shed
26 Norwich, Epic Studios
27 Glasgow, Cathouse
28 Hull, Fruit
29 Newcastle, Think Tank
30 Stoke, Sugarmill

The album 'Last One Standing' is forty-five minutes of the finest anthemic rock the UK has to offer and is set to be the record to affirm I Divide as the UK’s most exciting breakthrough act of 2014.

Pre-order the debut album 'Last One Standing' from I Divide, out April 14 via Destroy Everything, here.

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