Panic! At The Disco Gets First Ever No.1 On Hot Rock Songs Chart

Huge huge congratulations are in order for Panic At The Disco as they have hit the No.1 position on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart.

The chart combines streaming, airplay and sales and in the last week alone, the track has had over 10.5 million Streams in the US and sold over 20,000 downloads!

And if you’ve been living under a rock, you have to listen to the track below.

Dream State Announce Huge UK Tour For 2019

This is a band I’ve been waiting on to announce a full-length UK tour all year. This is the Welsh band known as Dream State. They’ve been a favourite of mine since I first heard their music and I remember thinking…. “this is a once in a while band’. By this I mean, it’s rare you come across someone with this much potential but from what I saw at Slam Dunk Festival earlier in the year, they live up to the hype as they demolished their set, making myself want more.

Now, with a few tours done and dusted, a UK tour seems about right. But they’re not going small. Oh no, they’re going big touring at the end of March and for about three-quarters of April as well!

As well as this, Dream State have released their cover of Linkin Park’s Crawling as part of the Hopeless Records, ‘Songs That Saved My Life’ compilation record.

And the tour dates? Check them out below!

March 2019

23rd – Bristol Exchange

24th – Exeter Cavern

26th – Plymouth The Junction

27th – Southampton Joiners

28th – Reading Face Bar

29th – Tunbridge Wells Forum

April 2019

1st – Guildford Boileroom

2nd – Oxford Bullingdon

3rd – Peterborough Met Lounge

4th – Birmingham Flapper

6th – Blackpool Booklet Social

7th – Manchester Deaf Institute

9th – Glasgow King Tuts

10th – Aberdeen Krakatoa

11th – Edinburgh Sneaky Petes

12th – Newcastle Think Tank

14th – Leeds Key Club

15th – Hull Welly

16th – Nottingham Rock City Basement

17th – London Underworld

19th – Norwich Waterfront Studio

20th – Milton Keynes Carfurd Arms

21st – Brighton Hope & Ruin

22nd – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

The Faim Working With Alex Gaskarth On New Music

It’s onwards and upwards for new boys to the scene, The Faim! They’ve had a pretty stellar year of releasing their amazing EP and non-stop touring!

Now though, the band are working with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low as well as producer Mike Green.

Does this mean that Alex will lend some vocals to their debut record? Well, it’s not the first superstar they’ve had the pleasure of working with. In the past as they have previously worked with Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Twenty One Pilots Josh Dun with the legendary John Feldman!

Only time will tell, but whatever it may be, it’ll probably be spectacular!

Andy Biersack and Ben Bruce Returning For American Satan Spinoff

Fans rejoice! If you loved the American Satan film which starred Andy Black from Black Veil Brides and Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria then you’re for some very good news! They will be reprising their roles from the television series as it was confirmed in an Instagram post from behind the scenes.

The spinoff show is called Paradise City and will pick up where American Satan left off.

Cancer Bats Announce Lengthy UK Tour

Wow, now that’s an extensive UK tour. I mean, you don’t see bands tour this much unless they actually a. have the time and the means to do so. With that, Cancer Bats are headed up and down the country throughout January and February 2019 to kickstart the year with a bang.

Tour support comes in the form of Bleed From Within and Underside.

And this is where they’re playing.

January 2019

21st – Aldershot Westend Centre

22nd – Tunbridge Wells Forum

23rd – Brighton The Haunt

24th – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

25th – Reading Sub89

26th – Exeter Cavern

27th – Plymouth Junction

28th – Bristol Fleece

29th – Stoke-On-Trent The Sugarmill

30th – Manchester Rebellion

31st – Liverpool Phase 1

February 2019

1st – Edinburgh La Belle Angele

2nd – Aberdeen Lemon Tree

3rd – Leeds Key Club

4th – Newcastle Think Tank

5th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms

6th – Norwich Epic Studios

7th – Cambridge Junction

8th – Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms

9th – London The 100 Club

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Alice In Chains Confirms UK Tour For 2019

Who’s up for an arena tour. Off the back of their recently released ‘Rainier Fog’ record, Grunge icons Alice In Chains have announced they’re going across to the UK in May.

They’re only hitting up three areans on the tour so get those tickets while you can.

Here’s where they’re playing.

May 2019

23rd – Glasgow Braehead Arena

24th – Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

25th – London SSE Arena

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Music Videos 04/10/18

Hey everyone, apologies this post is coming late, there’s been a few things going on behind the scenes I’ve had to deal with and for that, I’ve had to be home.

But enough of that, let’s get on with the music videos. For those that are new to this weekly post, I find the ten best music videos out there and put them into a list for your viewing pleasure. Up first is Florida deathcore group Bodysnatcher, whom have recently signed with Stay Sick Recordings and have a brutal track in the form of ‘Isolation’.

 

We’ll take things in a different direction with the next choice in the form of British Singer/ Songwriter Lizzy Farrall whom has returned with her first piece of new music since she released her ‘All I Said Was Never Heard’ EP back in January. The new track explains the topic of controlling and abusive relationships.

 

Keeping on the Pure Noise Records label is Can’t Swim. This track, ‘Sometimes You Meet The Right People At The Wrong Times’ is off their soon-to-be-released sophomore LP, ‘This Too Won’t Pass’.

 

Back in Britain, let’s go for a bit of Deaf Havana. This is a neon filled video for ‘Worship’. On the track, frontman James Veck-Gioldi has said: “I wrote it with my brother in a flat in Sheffield and we came up with phonetic sounds before we came up with lyrics, which is probably why the chorus melody is so rhythmic and not typical of how I usually write. It’s one of my favourite tracks on the record and it was the song we wrote the quickest, I think all in all it took us 15 minutes.'”

 

Now I know Halloween has just passed. Some people are looking forward to Bonfire Night, some are looking forward to Christmas (already) but I had to include this Real Friends video. Warning it’s gory af. Check out ‘Me First’ below.

 

Stand Atlantic are the band on everyone’s lips at the moment. They’re Aussie favourites who’ve just released their debut record. Part of that record was the title track, the ever brilliant ‘Skinny Dipping’. Which has an even better music video.

 

‘Flood’ is the brand new track from the band known as ‘Selfish Things’. But the message behind it might be the most important on this weeks list, or possibly one of the most important tracks I’ve posted.

Frontman Alex Biro said: “I wrote ‘Flood’ with WZRD BLD the day after the Las Vegas shooting. My wife was taking a climate change course in university simultaneously and I felt like I needed to find a way to talk about human complacency in the face of destruction beyond gun violence. Our species has this off-putting, innate ability to let things go to shit so long as it doesn’t directly impact us as individuals. The song was finished in under five hours – I’m extremely proud of it and the message contained within.”

 

Moving onto the UK Rockers As It Is, their concept record The Great Depression’, is continuing its narrative with the video for ‘The Reaper’ feat. Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie. The video sees the narrative of the main character, The Poet moving forward in his narrative.

Speaking on the track and video, guitarist Ben Langford-Biss has said: “‘The Reaper’ is the moment in the record’s narrative where The Poet becomes so desensitised to the concept of death, that death appears and manifests before him, offering an ‘escape’- not in a malicious way, but as a means of release from the pain The Poet is feeling. It was one of the most crucial and challenging moments in the narrative, and it was the last one that came together – lyrically and musically. 

 

Let’s go for a European band for the penultimate video. German Alternative group, Breathe Atlantic and got a brand new single out at the moment, ‘ My Supernova’ and if the video is anything to go by, they’re pyromaniacs. ‘My Supernova’ comes from the band’s upcoming record, ‘Soulmade’ which is the follow up to their 2016 record, “futurestories’.

 

Now for this last video, we have to go to Halloween. Gerrard Way has been away making comic books, adapting The Umbrella Academy for Netflix and has now just released a new solo single, ‘Baby You’re A Haunted House’.

His last release as a solo artist was wayyy back in 2014 for ‘Hesitant Alien’, unless you count the two unreleased tracks for Record Store Day in 2016. Even if this is just a single release or signs of a full-length release, you’ll love the video for the final entry to this weeks list, ‘Baby You’re A Haunted House’.

Kiss Announce Final World Tour Details

After a 45-year career as a band, Kiss have announced the details of their final ever world tour, which they have called End Of The Road.

On the tour, the band have said: All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years, This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… unapologetic and unstoppable.”

The UK dates are as follows.

July 2019

9th – Birmingham Arena

11th – London O2 Arena

12th – Manchester Arena

14th – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

16th – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

 

Creeper Leave James Scythe Letter At London Show

Okay, so this is an UPDATE on a post I’ve just now come into now.

So as you all know, Creeper announced that their London Koko show was the last one that they’d ever do as a band.

Now though, the people over at DIY Magazine, have reportedly found a scrunched up letter from James Scythe.

For those who don’t know who James Scythe is, he was the paranormal investigator who disappeared on the 27th December 2015 after staying in Southampton’s Dolphin Hotel and soon became an integral character to Creeper’s Narrative of the band’s 2017 debut record, ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’.

Here is the letter below.

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“Listen closely to the wind at night, can you hear my name?
Under the static Sunday strident, can you hear my name?
Kept for us a special place, beyond the moon and sea.
Every star will die tonight, even you and me.
2 for sorrow, dark and numb.
4 for joy, love for none.
See you in the next world, James Scythe”

While She Sleeps Announce New Record, Release HUGE New Track

While She Sleeps are back! The band have announced a new record and have returned with a fantastic new track.

Here’s the track called ‘Anti-Social’.

Wow.

That’s taken from their 2019 release, ‘So What?’, which is released March 1st.

Here’s what the record looks like.

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They’re also going out on a UK tour with Stray From the Path and Landmvrks. Those glorious dates are as follows.

February 2019

26th – Nottingham Rock City

27th – Glasgow SWG 3

28th – Leeds Beckett SU

March

1st – London Roundhouse