February 2016; Enter Shikari head out on a tour of the UK, taking in some of the biggest venues they have ever headlined in their decade-long career.
In the DIY fashion that the band have become synonymous with, the video screen content and programming for the front of house quadrophonic audio system has all been created and slaved over for months by the band themselves. Wary of the potential disaster / glorious victory that lies ahead, but never ones to shy away from lifting the curtain to show the inner-workings of their endeavours, the band consider it a wise move to ensure someone is on hand to capture it all on video.
Enter Shikari met photographer / videographer Alexey Makhov on one of their now regular trips to Russia; so when he mentioned his availability prior to the tour, it struck everyone as a no-brainer.
The resulting 30 minute mini-documentary mixes beautifully shot & edited live footage, behind the scenes access, and candid interviews with the band; following them from the tour’s production rehearsals right through to its conclusion at a sold out show at London’s 9000 capacity Alexandra Palace.
Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject
“It was great to have Alexy along to document the biggest tour of our lives. He captured both the tension behind the scenes and the emotional release on stage perfectly! "
A full audio recording of the Alexandra Palace show, however, DOES exist, and has now been mixed and mastered. Details of what will be happening with that will be forthcoming shortly.
Enter Shikari have a small number of European festival dates remaining this summer, along with an outdoor headline show at Budapest’s Barba Nagra Track, before heading to Japan and finally rounding off their live 2016 with a short Australian run.
ENTER SHIKARI - LIVE 2016
30th - Amber Beach Party Festival - Russia
11th - Kubana Festival - Latvia
19th - Zaxidfest Festival - Ukraine
20th - Rock Am See festival - Germany
22nd - Here Come The Wolves Festival - Austria
24th - Barba Negra Track, Budapest - Hungary
25th - Czad Festival - Poland
3rd - Home Festival - Italy
6th - Tokyo, Japan
8th - Osaka, Japan
9th - Nagoya, Japan
10th - Tokyo, Japan
19th - Melbourne, Australia
20th - Brisbane, Australia
21st - Sydney, Australia
22nd - Adelaide, Australia
24th - Fremantle, Australia
Budapest’s ear-pleasing male and female fronted electronica post-hardcore / metalcore outfit The Tumor Called Marla has just released their music video for the song “Basement Tapes”, that is off their 2015 EP entitled "Trance". The music video was shot with a 360° camera and able to viewed as such.
“We like to open up to new things, and wanted to close the ’Trance’ era into a final, exciting frame. I feel we did this as it’s still very unique in Hungary to shoot a 360 degree video.”
- András Gerő (Male Vocalist)
Forming in Budapest, Hungary in 2014 after male vocalist András Gerő’s last band Babes In The Wood broke up, The Tumor Called Marla was quickly filled out by female vocalist Anna Burai, bassist Geri Kneif, guitarist Attila Lauter, guitarist Krisztián Farkas, and drummer Roland Jegyinák. Their style of music blending electronica and post-hardcore together is an ear pleasing, foot tapping inducing final product that has quickly gained them a local following before catching the attention of Imminence Records. They would go on to announce their signing with the label in early October before releasing their debut EP, entitled "Trance", on November 27th.
THE TUMOR CALLED MARLA LINKS
Website | Facebook
IMMINENCE RECORDS LINKS
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
Post-Hardcore / Metalcore band Crown The Empire has debuted a video for their first new song, “Zero,” today from their highly-anticipated, forthcoming album, "Retrograde", that’s due out on July 22nd via Rise Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at cte.merchnow.com OR Itunes
"We wrote this song specifically for our long time fans. We feel that the song's explosive energy coupled with the psychedelic production and video really puts our best foot forward to give the listener an idea of what they can expect to hear from the album overall. We hope you enjoy "Zero," your first taste of our album Retrograde. We are very excited for its release on July 22nd.” – Andy Leo (vocalist)
“Zero” is Crown The Empire’s first new song since the release of their coveted, breakout album "The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways," which was released in 2014 and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The video for the track was directed by Sam Shapiro and Sam Halleen and was shot in down-town Los Angeles. It takes viewers on a psychedelic journey through the perspective of each member’s eyes and what they may have encountered while writing and recording the record.
Crown The Empire will embark on the Vans Warped Tour later this month where fans can catch them all summer long. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/Crowntheempire for updates.
Released yesterday, As Daylight Fades’ ‘Love//Loss’ EP is a bleak musical proposition. “Everything comes to an end,” says Matty Clarke, frontman of the Glaswegian metalcore miserablists; “The songs of our E.P are about loving and losing people close to you, which is something everyone, unfortunately, will have to deal with at some point in their life.” Boasting four tracks audibly soaked through with frustration, thundering riffs and breakdowns provide a furious backdrop for Clarke’s desperate vocal tirades: “The lyrics cover the idea of facing the world alone, and the challenges you’ll face whilst doing so.” Get it here.
The release follows the EP’s exclusive stream with Metal Hammer. Recalling writing sessions that would sometimes stretch out over 48 hours without any rest, Clarke comments; “It was easier to keep going whilst we were in the zone instead of stopping and picking things up another time. It’s not ideal at all, but it helped us write the EP, and a nice 15-hour sleep after writing a song was always good. We put everything into the writing process for this release, so it’ll be a proud moment for us when we finally get it out there.”
As Daylight Fades – completed by guitarists Alan Ross and Douglas Park, bassist Roland Walet and drummer Cameron Humphrey – geared for the release with a set of UK and European tour dates, from which they cut together footage for their recent video for The Great Divide (here). “What sets us apart from our local scene is the fact that we have the drive and motivation to get ourselves out there,” opines Clarke; “We love writing, we love recording, we love playing shows and most importantly we love music.”
As Daylight Fades ‘Love//Loss’ Track-listing:
1. The Great Divide | 2. Novaturient | 3. Hope//Less | 4. Dreamweaver
Catch As Daylight Fades Live:
24th June, Satans Hollow, Manchester
26th June, The Box, Crewe
6th July, Rebellion, Manchester
10th August, Classic Grand, Glasgow
11th August, Rebellion, Manchester
As Daylight Fades Released EP ‘Love//Loss’ on 27th May 2016. Get it: www.weareadf.bigcartel.com/product/love-loss-ep
Breathe Carolina are thrilled to premiere 2 new songs from their forthcoming album. The music video for their new song ‘Sellouts’ (Ft. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria) is now online along with ‘Chasing Hearts’ (Ft. Tyler Carter of Issues). Both feature on the album ‘Savages’ – due for release April 14th on Fearless Records. Alongside the new songs, the band has launched the pre-order for the new album both physically on the Fearless web-store and digitally on iTunes. With each pre-order, fans will receive an instant download of ‘Sellouts’.
Check out the music video at the links here:- ‘Sellouts’ here. and ‘Chasing Hearts’ here.
Pre-order through: iTunes here. / CD here
Breathe Carolina are:
David Schmitt (Vocals / Guitar)
Eric Armenta (Drums)
Luis Bonet (Keyboards / DJ)
Tommy Cooperman (guitar)
The band deliver a different kind of energy to the dance floor with their fourth full-length album, ‘Savages’. Released April 14th 2014 the album sees the unit once again treading boldly into fresh territory, delving heavier into the electronic dance world while staying true to their rock roots, a combination that sounds equally at home in a club, or lighting up packed fields at Warped Tour. Featuring guest vocals from pop artist Karmin, and rock front-men Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Tyler Carter (Issues), Savages solidifies the band’s unique ability to straddle multiple musical styles and blend it into a sound all their own, a sound that is as infectious as it is euphoric - and about to become the soundtrack to your summer.
Known for their genre-bending fuse of rock and electro-pop, the band skyrocketed to mainstream attention with their platinum selling 2012 single entitled ‘Blackout,’ which hit the top 15 on Top 40 radio, and their seductively addictive music video for single ‘Hit and Run’ which has received over 1.6 million YouTube views. The band's pulse-pounding beats have landed placements on MTV Hills and The City, NBC's The Tonight Show, 30 Rock, and Monday Night Football, and have garnered press from noteworthy outlets such as MTV, USA Today, New York Times, Playboy.com, Alternative Press, and a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. With their strongest record right around the corner -- the band is poised to launch into 2014 bigger and better than ever.
_American Post-Hardcore (aka 'Mexicore') mob Pierce The Veilis to reveal the album art and track list for their highly-spoke of upcoming release 'Collide With The Sky', set for release July 17th, 2012.
Recorded with producers Dan Korneff and Kato Khandwala (Mayday Parade, Paramore, A Day To Remember), the album is dubbed as a stunning and embracing piece of musicianship of which the San Diego quartet's unique blend of incendiary guitar lines and soaring melodies wreaks havoc upon.
Vocalist Vic Fuentes quotes as saying: "It's been a long and, in the true sense of the word, epic journey creating this new album. After a year of working out parts on the road, recording demos on the bus, living in a cabin that we turned into a studio for months at a time, writing while we were overseas in Europe, and not to mention the 3 months that we spent recording the album in New Jersey, we have literally poured every bit of our collective lives into this record and we cannot wait any longer to show it to you!".
Fans can click HERE to read the story behind the cover art.
'Collide With The Sky' track list:
1. May These Noises Startle You In Your Sleep Tonight
2. Hell Above
3. A Match Into Water
4. King For A Day
5. Bulls In The Bronx
6. Props & Mayhem
7. Tangled In The Great Escape
8. I'm Low On Gas And You Need A Jacket
9. The First Punch
10. One Hundred Sleepless Nights
11. Stained Glass Eyes And Colorful Tears
12. Hold On Till May
Having toured with Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men, Thursday, and The Devil Wears Prada, the band tear into a packed tour schedule with a full summer on the Vans Warped Tour's main stage and a full European headline tour.
Pierce The Veil Band Line-up
Vic Fuentes (Vocals)
Mike Fuentes (Drums)
Tony Perry (Guitar)
Jaime Preciado (Bass)
VANS WARPED TOUR 2012
June 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
June 17 - Denver, CO @ Sport Authority Field at Mile High
June 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Plaza Hotel And Casino
June 21 - Irvine, CA @ Orange County Great Park
June 22 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
June 23 - San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park Lot A
June 24 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura County Fair
June 27 - Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre
June 28 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Camelback Park
June 29 - Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
June 30 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
July 01 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
July 03 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion
July 05 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
July 06 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 07 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheater
July 08 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
July 09 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Ampitheater
July 10 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 11 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 12 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavillion
July 13 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Ampitheater
July 15 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 17 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 19 - Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
July 20 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
July 21 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
July 24 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 25 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 26 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Ampitheater at Lakewood
July 27 - Orlando, FL @ Cenral FL Fairgrounds
July 28 - Miami, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheater
July 29 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
July 30 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
July 31 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug 01 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Ampitheater
Aug 04 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Ampitheater
Aug 05 - Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront
UK headline tour w/ Crown The Empire
Sept 16 - Leeds @ Cockpit 2
Sept 17 - Newcastle @ Academy 2
Sept 18 - Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
Sept 20 - Nottingham @ Rock City Basement
Sept 21 - London @ Underworld
Sept 22 - Birmingham @ Asylum
Sept 23 - Manchester @ Moho Live
Sept 25 - Southampton @ Joiners
Sept 26 - Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Sept 27 - Bristol @ The Fleece
Sept 28 - Kingston @ The Peel
_It comes with sad news that long-standing Essex post-hardcore act Fei Comodo have called it quits after nine years, one of Chelmsford's most loved gems may have gone but the music lives on.
This is what they had to say on their official website:
"Writing letters like this is never fun or easy, but it is with heavy heart that we have decided to call time on Fei Comodo. Although it might seem to many of you like this has come out of the blue, in truth it’s something we’ve all struggled with for some time now".
Since their existance from 2003 onwards the band has gone with a massive trail left band, hurricane-size. The quintet has toured relentlessly, playing Download and Sonisphere (which in itself is not on this year). September 2008 brought along the release of their mini-album ‘They All Have Two Faces’.
Following the pleasant response from it the band aimed to release their debut album in 2009 which consequently did not happen (due to the touring of promoting their mini-album), however they hit the studio hard in early November, wrote & recorded a whole album which was called ‘Behind The Bright Lights’. At the time the band felt this was not the same feeling as felt today, that they did not think it would be the first and last.
This has been undoubtedly one of the hardest & biggest decisions that the five of us have ever had to make but thank you so much to everyone that came to see us play & followed us throughout this journey. It has been incredible and we don’t regret any of it. Had ‘Behind The Bright Lights’ been released earlier things might be very different, but it is with great sadness to us that now we’ll just never know.
The band go on to say:
"We wanted to give as many of you as possible time to get involved in this album before the project closes. Right now, this is where you need to go if you want a copy of the album. We’ll ensure that the main 12 tracks get up on iTunes, Spotify and the other usual download stores but if you want to get the extended version with the extra audio & video - it’ll probably be a 2 disc set - then PledgeMusic is the place to go. We’ll confirm the new release date and all the relevant details on it for you soon".
Due to this the tour has been moved back to July & the bands that they had invited along on the original shows are still coming out. Please note: If you have a ticket for a show already (thank you!), it will remain valid. The new dates (and supports) are:
Sun 22 - GLASGOW, O2 ABC 2
(Tbc, I Divide)
Mon 23 - BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 3
(Paige, I Divide)
Tue 24 - LONDON, O2 Academy 2
(Paige, Evarose, I Divide)
Wed 25 - LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2
(Paige, I Divide)
Thu 26 - NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy 2
(Evarose, I Divide)
Fri 27 - STOKE, Underground
(Evarose, I Divide)
Sat 28 - OXFORD, O2 Academy
Sun 29 - NORWICH, Waterfront
(Evarose, I Divide)
Mon 30 - SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners
(Evarose, I Divide)
Wed 1 - YORK, Stereo
(Evarose, I Divide)
Tickets are available now from all usual outlets or via links on the bands Tumblr. Facebook events are here
All shows will still include local openers and if you haven’t already put your vote forward do it now on our Facebook app. All other shows we’ve already announced will remain unaffected.
The band finally closed on this message:
"You will definitely see more from all of us in other musical ventures, & we can only hope that you enjoy them half as much as we know some of you have enjoyed Fei Comodo. We want the coming weeks to be a celebration of what the band means to all of us and of everything that we’ve been through together, and we’d love it if you’d come and join us on the road to sing some songs one last time".
We can’t thank you enough for the love and support you’ve shown our band.
See you soon
Marc, Will, Mike, Jay & Rob
FEI COMODO (2003 - 2012) -
"One of Essex's finest ever post-hardcore bands, a true inspiration to upcoming bands"
RAYLEIGH BOTB - 12/8/11 - REMEMBER DECEMBER, CURBSIDE HOTEL, BOY CRIES WOLF, CIRCLE THE ATLANTIC, FALLEN ARCHES
REMEMBER DECEMBER - CANVEY ISLAND - ALTERNATIVE / POP ROCK
With essentially melodic female vocals in the vein of Paramore at the frontlne, Remember December drags the best of Pop Rock into the Essex atmosphere, aligning a feeling of riot grrl in the repertoire they single out an illusive atmospheric backdrop of Punk Rock influences, the sort of music that's pretty much in your face. So if you like Paramore / Sex Pistols in their darkest respective forms, Remember December is for you. Almost nearly a heavier and punk-laden Madina Lake, without any emo infringement. In an overall nutshell Remember December excavated the hidden dimensions immersed within the unchallenged combination of riot grrl, Pop Punk and the infamous Essex brutality. Whilst this is clearly not Metal, Remember December clearly has the attitude of Punk and Metal but retain themselves from hitting Hardcore Punk status - more so this is a good reason on the basis the music they play would not click onto the Hardcore genre. Genre tagging these guys and girl is a tricky one but in Metal terms, they reside within Alternative Metal and in it's driest form - Heavy Metal. For the benefit of the doubt they are not your My Chemical Romance either, but drag influences in from the latter - precisely the latest MCR album - exactly the 'na na na na na na na' song. It would seem Hayley Williams has an Essex rival - in musical quality simply as she brings much more than her soft vocals to the stage, she brings a bag full of explosive vocals. None Miss Williams could ever muster. Even having the brilliance to whip in a Pink cover song - 'lets get this party started' and so for Remember December, this is the future of Pop Punk Rock.
 RHYS STEVENSON
CURBSIDE HOTEL - SOUTHEND-ON-SEA - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Bringing a slaughter of Pop Rock / Blues infused Pop Punk, or just rock? Rhetorical question. This band delivers a sumptuous cataclysmic algorithm of Melodic vocals, pop tinged vocals and progressive drumming, even diving into a soft rock sound dominated by the depths of the bass on 'my faith' - one would also convert this tune into soul without losing any rock power or momentum, this quartet know how to unleash a torrent of ever-changing genre sounds, a ballistic onslaught of female-fronted pop rock. The sort of music BBC Radio 1 should whack up on their broadcasting and dislodge the mainstream infectious diseased crap we have to suffer with. Rock and Metal is the way forward and with bands like Curbside Hotel, that could easily be the case in years to come. One thing is for sure that this band definitely knows how to unleash a different wave of noise - likeable noise at that - with every different song, catering for nearly all tastes, nearly because it is impossible to see Black Metal fans moshing to this, unless they go camp, but this music isn't camp, not on the life of Freddie Mercury is it, they're lean, they're mean, they're in their teens.
[8.5] RHYS STEVENSON
BOY CRIES WOLF - LEIGH-ON-SEA - FOLK ROCK / POWER-POP
Kicking into overdrive and emerging into a bizarre mix of Celtic style rock, evident with the drumming, flute and violin, this septet brings a clear Folk Rock stabber to the stage, forget the Guinness and Irish cos-playing, for this band take Celtic Rock to the absolute peak of leprechaun mountain, fat geography. Inevitably this band has made the audience go bloody wild,Pop Rock immersed by the traditional Irish Celtic music, it would be a surprise if this lot aren't picked up by Kerrang. The boundaries are broken with this band, cursing Celtic Rock with powerful Pop Rock and absolute funk galore. Party music none the less, that is one way to describe it but at the same time this is proper old school rock, possibly in the vain of Oasis or Feeder. But one thing for certain, is this septet is bringing the rock roots to their former glory. The embodiment of this band is so unique, a flautist / violinist, a keyboardist, a drummer, a vocalist, a bassist and two guitarists, one can only imagine them at V Festival.
 RHYS STEVENSON
CIRCLE THE ATLANTIC - SOUTHEND - HARD / ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Hardcore or Post-Hardcore, the genre is the question, the answer is something of a dispute. But for this quintet, a fair succinct sound devours the atmosphere, sadly even the crowd who just split in two. Maybe they blew them away, or maybe blew up the speakers, however the band seems to have a good beat to set as an example to other similar bands. Balls of fury and bags of sweat incur on this very period of un-heavenly composition array. A brutal tantalizing array of fruitful beats, vicious vocals and bone-breaking riffs, this is the sick shit storm we were waiting for, pardon my French. A slick blast of intellectual heavy music and funky intuition, fists raised, heads bobbing, a truly brutal band.
 RHYS STEVENSON
FALLEN ARCHES - WICKFORD - POST-HARDCORE
Bombarding the room with a blitz of maniacal hardcore is this sextet, sifting a sieve full of brain-shattering blast-beats, spine-raping riffs and venomous vocals. Fallen Arches break all sound barriers in the most violent of ways, in theatrical stage form not The Who (er-hem). But enough to crush craniums with the flick of the amp switch, even if they deviate from heavy to soft, the atmosphere is totally nucleated with audio atomic explosions and extreme hardcore / deathcore (or metalcore) - but definitely a band to watch out for, not bad for a small town like Wickford to be fair.
[8.5] RHYS STEVENSON
WINNER: BOY CRIES WOLF
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