_The first issue of IRON FIST magazine will hit the streets in September 2012.
“Did you read the music paper from the back and to the front? Did you find out where to see your favourite band?”
‘Denim And Leather’ SAXON
Brought to you by ex-Terrorizer editor Louise Brown and a team of metal experts bringing the truest of the true in all its myriad of styles, IRON FIST is a new magazine aimed squarely at connoisseurs, those that did and continue to scour the metal monthlies for news of their favourite bands. It will be a magazine that caters for the disciples of heavy metal, whether that be traditional or classic metal, black, death, thrash and power metal. Iron Fist is born out of passion for music and is a call to arms for other metal maniacs that want to reminisce about the genre’s halcyon days while remaining hungry for the new blood keeping the scene alive.
Described by Louise as a magazine “aimed at people who devour records, can't live without their weekly gig, keep their trusty old denim jacket together with band patches and scour the web for any news of their favourite bands, news and old. I'm really excited about unleashing IRON FIST onto the world. It's been a labour of love and I hope you love it too.”
Available in WH Smiths UK and all good newsagents for more info visit
“You Can’t Resist The Devil’s Grip. The Iron Fist!”
_“If metalcore’s going to survive, it needs to evolve. Enter the scene’s greatest Hopes…” Rock Sound
“They’re hungrier than ever to take their monstrous sounds to every corner of the Earth. “ Kerrang
“Fuckin’ hostile! Kickin’ 2012’s teeth in” Big Cheese
Of Mice & Men return to the UK in October for a headline run with label mates Memphis May Fire.
Lead singer Austin Carlile says:
"I feel like I'm coming back home, the UK has been missed since we last there. I couldn’t be more excited to come back over for our headlining tour and show everyone what all the hype is about. I don't want to talk about it at all, I want people to come see what Of Mice & Men is doing for themselves! Cheers!"
To see the Of Mice & Men tour video from the last UK dates click HERE
One of the new tracks, named The Depths is now streaming HERE
UK TOUR DATES
Tues 8 O Tues 8 Oct- Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Wed 10 Oct- Electric Ballroom, LONDON (www.kililive.com)
Thurs 11 Oct- Garage, GLASGOW (www.triplegmusic.com)
Fri 12 Oct- Moho Live, MANCHESTER (www.ticketline.co.uk)
Sat 13 Oct- Asylum, BIRMINGHAM (www.theasylumvenue.co.uk) (SOLD OUT)
Sun 14 Oct- Cockpit, LEEDS (www.lunatickets.co.uk)
All shows are 14+
Tickets £10- £12.50
_ For nearly fifteen years, Ill Nino has gained a loyal and dedicated fan base while creating their own unique style of Latin-influenced, aggressive metal. They are preparing for the release of their sixth full length album titled 'Epidema', out October 22. Utilizing bilingual vocals, Latin / tribal rhythms and powerful melodies, 'Epidemia' is bound to spread worldwide. Listen to their brand new track “The Depression” here.
Ill Nino will join Emmure and Static-X on the 'Noise Revolution tour' beginning September 19 in Billings, MT. The tour will hit over twenty-one cities throughout the USA before wrapping up in Lubbock, Texas on October 17. Fans will a chance to see new songs from 'Epidemia' performed LIVE on stage. See the full tour routing here.
9/18- Cheyenne, WY @ Atlas Theater **
9/19- Billings, MT @ Babcock Theater
9/22- Fargo, ND @ The Venue
9/23- Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/24- Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theater
9/27- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
9/28- Circle Pines, MN @ Bamboo Betty’s
9/29- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/30- Jackson, MI @ Rak’s
10/01- Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
10/03- Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
10/04- Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
10/05- Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
10/06- Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/07- Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
10/09- Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Theater
10/11- Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
10/12- Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
10/13- Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
10/14- Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
10/17- Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard
**Ill Nino will not be performing
East Coast doom metallers Hour Of 13 have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Dublin Doom Days festival in Ireland.
The fourth edition of the festival takes place over two days, September 28th and 29th, at The Pint in Dublin. Also included on the bill are the likes of Urfaust, Tome, Weed Priest, The Veil, Weeping Ulcer and more.
_ Hour Of 13 guitarist Chad Davis comments:
"Hour of 13 are pleased to be a part of the 2012 instalment of Dublin Doom Days. A little over 2 years to the date, it will be great to play our second-only European appearance in the birthplace of our first ever live show. The people in the Irish scene are extremely amazing, and we would like nothing more than to bring our music back to them for round two."
Vocalist Phil Swanson adds:
"It's very last minute with not much time for preparation. I'd never consider this for anyone but Mark and nowhere else but Dublin."
For more information about the Dublin Doom Days festival, join the official event page on Facebook here.
See Hour Of 13 live at the following shows:
Sep. 29, 2012 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Oct. 26, 2012 - New York, NY - Saint Vitus
Apr. 18, 2013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival
Norwich Progressive Death Metal quartet got UV-loaded and very bizarre with their latest music video 'Centennial' taken from their album 'Centennial' and is released independently.
_'Our Problem', the classic 1998 album from UK aggro-doomsters Iron Monkey, is due to be released on limited edition vinyl for the first time ever on September 10th.
'Our Problem' was produced by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Machine Head, Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Exodus, Nevermore) and, along with the band's self-titled debut album, single-handedly brought the US sludgecore sound to the UK underground.
The release is part of the "First Time On Vinyl" campaign, which plugs the gaps in the Earache catalogue that have never before been released on LP.
'Our Problem' will be released on double vinyl housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, and includes three bonus tracks taken from the deleted 'We've Learned Nothing' split with Church Of Misery. All profits will be donated to the UK National Kidney Federation in memory of the band's late frontman, Johnny Morrow. For more information, visit here.
'Our Problem' is available to pre-order now in these strictly limited colours:
100 - Skol Super Gold (SOLD OUT!)
200 - Weed Green (ALMOST GONE!)
300 - Primate Brown
800 - Black
Pre-order the 'Our Problem' vinyl now in Europe here or in North America here.
The full track listing for the 'Our Problem' vinyl is as follows:
01. Bad Year
03. Boss Keloid
05. House Anxiety
06. 2 Golden Rules
07. 9 Joint Spiritual Whip
08. Omi Bozu (Wisdom of Choking)
09. Sleep to Win *
10. Arsonaut *
11. Kiss of Death *
* Bonus tracks
_British crossover thrashers SSS are gearing up for this weekend's Radfest, which takes place on Sunday, 19th August at Hackney Downs Studios in London.
The band will be joining the likes of VERONICA FALLS, TRASH TALK, CEREMONY and more at the one-day festival, which features three stages as well as a market including a poster exhibition, pop-up record store, clothes and food stalls. SSS will be performing at 4:30pm.
SSS bassist MARK MAGILL comments:
"We're looking forward to getting down and playing Radfest. We always love playing in London. Last time we were down there it was berzerk, so we're hoping this will be more of the same. Come down and say hello!"
Radfest tickets cost just £15 in advance and are available now from TicketWeb or from WeGotTickets here,
SSS were recently confirmed for this year's Bloodshed Fest in the Netherlands, and are also planning a string of European shows surrounding the festival date. See the band live at the following shows:
Aug. 19 - London, UK - Radfest
Sep. 08 - Wrexham, UK - The Dirty Weekender at Midnight Lounge
Oct. 13 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Bloodshed Fest
Explosive sextet Motionless In White are thrilled to announce their first North American headline tour for this fall.
"We couldn't be more excited to be heading out on our first full headline tour this fall" notes lead singer Chris Motionless. "We've spent a long time waiting for this moment, and can't wait to kick off 'Infamous' and the next phase of Motionless In White in the best f*cking way possible. I won't give too many things away, but I will say that you will definitely leave knowing you just witnessed a true SHOW."
The Infamous Tour, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, kicks off on November 8 in Burlington, VT, and will hit 31 cities across the country, more dates to be announced soon. The tour includes support from Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, and label mates Upon This Dawning. The tour follows a huge summer on Vans Warped Tour, headline dates in Japan and a sold out tour of the UK this September.
The tour comes in support of forthcoming album 'Infamous'. Produced by Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel) and Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson), 'Infamous' is the band's second full-length, and is set for release this fall.
Rockstar Energy Drink presentes The Infamous Tour Dates:
Motionless In White w/ Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, & Upon This Dawning
11/8 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/11 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos
11/15 - St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
11/17 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
11/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
11/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/24 - Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
11/25 - Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
11/26 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/27 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
11/30 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
12/2 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
12/4 - Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
12/5 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
12/6 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
12/7 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
12/8 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
12/11 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
12/12 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
12/13 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
12/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
12/15 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
_“Miss May I are about to take the world by storm” Rock Sound
“..on the edge of a major breakthrough” Kerrang!
“At Heart will do nothing to halt MMI’s inexorable rise” Big Cheese
"Miss May I get ready to takeover the world" Metal Hammer
"At Heart is an absolute beast" Front
Ohio Melodic metallers Miss May I have just finished destroying stages at this years Warped tour and in turn, cemented their reputation as THE metal band to watch for 2012 and beyond. The band have been filming their every move over the Summer, check out all the tour diaries below:
VIDEO 1 / VIDEO 2 / VIDEO 3 / VIDEO 4
Miss May I will be over this November/December for their first headline UK tour. The eight-date tour takes them all over the UK so everyone can see what the fuss is about. Support on the tour comes with an exclusive billing of Texas In July, Heart In Hand and as yet to be announced special guest.
To coincide with the UK tour, Miss May I have devised competition to win a limited edition Denim sleeveless jacket, signed album and a chance to meet the band at any UK show of your choosing. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself with your gig ticket or album and post it on the bands Facebook as well as changing your profile picture. The Winner will be chosen at random on 3rd September.
The stunning new album ‘At Heart’ which charted at #32 in the Billboard charts is out now on Rise Records. 'At Heart' was produced by famed record producer Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Suicide Silence) this past winter at Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey.
“MISS MAY I has arrived as a BAND. A real fucking band,” adds At Heart producer Machine. “We have created an unstoppable, pure, metal, freight train of a record. My instincts tell me that when people hear it, it will be infectiously unstoppable. There's more feel and power musically, lyrically, than I have heard from the band before. It is a pleasure for me to work with such a young band who knows who they are and are not afraid to focus on the big picture.”
Miss May I UK tour 2012
30th November Club Academy, Manchester
1st December Classic Grand, Glasgow
2nd December O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
3rd December Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
4th December The Cockpit, Leeds
5th December Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
6th December Relentless Garage, London
7th December Great Hall 2, Cardiff
Tickets are on sale now and are priced from £10.00. Doors 7pm
http://www.kililive.com / http://www.seetickets.com
_Stream of Passion will join Epica on seven UK dates in December 2012, as part of their "Requiem for the Indifferent" tour.
See them here:
11th NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
12th SHEFFIELD – Corporation
14th NEWCASTLE – Academy 2
15th GLASGOW – Classic Grand
16th MANCHESTER – Ritz
18th WOLVERHAMPTON – Robin 2
19th LONDON – Electric Ballroom
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