Seb Boyse Leaves Eva Plays Dead, Releases Statement

Sadly, this is another departure.

Eva Plays Dead is currently a man down in their camp as their drummer Seb has stepped down from the band.

Seb posted this message to the fans via the Eva Plays Dead Facebook page.

Hey guys, a message here from Seb:

This is a really hard choice for me to make but unfortunately, my journey with Eva Plays Dead has come to an end. There are absolutely no hard feelings between us. Tiggy, Matt and Zach are family to me forever, but I needed to step back from the craziness and be honest with myself when my heart wasn’t in it anymore.

I’m eternally grateful for what the band has taught me about myself and about my own mental health. Thank you to all the management and booking agents for all the amazing experiences I’ve had the pleasure of being part of. Thank you to all the amazing fans for being there and showing your love and appreciation as I did it. I’ve been performing, writing and discovering myself with these 3 amazing people since I was 18 years old and I’ve got so many good memories to look back on.

Now it’s time for me to look forward and focus on my band MYOKand my own musical projects which will hopefully see the light of day soon.

With love,
Seb

 

 

I’ve seen Eva Plays Dead before and it’s just not going to be the same without him when I’m at one of their live shows in the future. But I’m looking forward to see what both EPD and Seb do in the future because both the band and himself are people who won’t stay quiet for too long as they have some of the best people with determination I’ve ever seen in music.

 

First Trailer For Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy Drops

This is the Netflix series I’ve been waiting to see in 2019!

The Umbrella Academy to those who know it mostly is a creation of Gerrard Way. In July 2017, when it was picked up by Netflix as a series, Way shared this statement.  “I am thrilled that The Umbrella Academy has found a home at Netflix. I couldn’t think of a better place for the vision Gabriel Ba and myself had when creating the comic, and cannot wait for people to experience that world as a live action show”. 

Season One of The Umbrella Academy will be premiering February 15 on Netflix.

Check out the trailer below.

Billie Joe Armstrong Confirms New Green Day Music

Yes! New Green Day music is on the Horizon!

Billie Joe Armstrong sent fans crazy by revealing he’s working on new music.

During an Instagram live stream session, Billie Joe posted a comment which a fan quickly snapshot.

Get it out below.

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#greenday #billiejoearmstrong

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Vukovi Announce Intimate UK Dates For Early 2019

With news that they’re getting ready for their second record to be released sometime in 2019, Scottish rockers Vukovi are making sure they kick off the new year in good fashion, with an intimate UK tour.

And some more good news, they’ll be playing a few new tracks on the run of shows as well!

Here are the dates.

2019

January 29th – London The Black Heart

January 31st – Manchester The Star & Garter

February 6th – Glasgow The Garage Attic

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The Dangerous Summer Begin Work Recording New Record

The Dangerous Summer made their comeback in great fashion earlier this year and now, they’re gearing up for new music.

The band have confirmed they’re currently working in the studio with producer Sam Pura whom has previously worked with bands such as The Story So Far and Basement.

“We would like to formally announce that we are currently at The Panda Studios working with Sam Pura on the next full-length The Dangerous Summer album. We are currently about halfway through, and we can promise you an exciting new chapter in 2019.”

Deftones Tease New Music

California legends of metal Deftones have possibly given the sign that they’re preparing for new music and their ninth studio album is going to be released next year.

In a new Instagram post, they’re teasing with the hashtag 2019. I mean, it’s the most modern way to announce something, right?

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#2019 #newmusic #deftones #sacramento

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Bloodstock Announces More Bands

There are so many festivals being announced at the moment, it’s so hard to keep track of them all. There’s been Leeds and Reading Festival, Slam Dunk, Pile Up and now Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced more names to their lineup. Latest names on the lineup include legends of Thrash Anthrax, Norwegian black metallers Dimmu Borgir and British Progressive metal group TesseracT.

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The full lineup is as follows:

Anthrax *
Children Of Bodom (UK exclusive)
Code Orange
Cradle Of Filth
Death Angel
Dee Snider
Dimmu Borgir *
Eluveitie
Evil Scarecrow
Grand Magus
Hypocrisy (UK exclusive)
Metal Church
Queensrÿche
Ross The Boss
Rotting Christ
Sabaton (UK exclusive)
Scorpions
Skeletonwitch
Soilwork
TesseracT *
Thy Art Is Murder *

* = New line-up addition

Next year’s Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place on August 8th-11th 2019 at Catton Park, Derby.

wars Announce UK Headline Tour For Early 2019

2019’s shaping up to have some great tours. After supporting SHVPES and performing as part of Progress Wrestling at London’s Wembley Arena, wars have announced their very own headlining UK tour for the beginning of 2019 which will be in support of the band’s upcoming EP, ‘As Within /// So Without’. which is set to be released January 25th 2019.

Here are the dates.

2019

January

25th – Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge

26th – Huddersfield The Parish

27th – Manchester Satan’s Hollow

February

2nd – Leicester The Shed

3rd – Bridgwater Cobblestones

16th – Northampton Black Prince

17th – Witney Fat Lils

22nd – Luton Live At Harvey’s

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RIP Casey 2014-2019

I really didn’t expect to hear this band breaking up so soon. Welsh hardcore group Casey have announced they’re breaking up.

I have to say before I go on any further that this has been one of my records of 2019 for what they created was unlike anything I have heard in my life. But for myself, the atmosphere of what they created was the most important thing as live it was just something too special for words. This is a band I hope people come back to for years to come and will just listen and listen to the point where they’re inspired to start their musical journey.

Taking to Facebook to explain the reason for calling it a day.

“A sad reality of growing up is learning that just because a situation is good, it doesn’t mean that is it necessarily the right thing for you. The ability to remove yourself from a moment when everything seems to be going well, when everything is halcyon, is incredibly difficult to do.

Casey has always been the product of our collective passions, and as a result of that, we’ve never been a band that has cared all that much about public perception or statistical performance. Providing we were satisfied with the music we were making, the performances we were giving, and providing we were genuinely invested in the story being told, then that was more than enough to keep us happy. A performance to 10 people was equally as valuable as one to 10,000, and 10 streams were equally as gratifying as a million.

However, as a caveat of that ethos, in the interest of upholding our artistic integrity and safeguarding our mental health, we agreed that the moment we no longer felt creatively or emotionally invested in the art that we were making, we would lay Casey to rest. The time has come to say that although there are aspects of the band we all still love dearly, we have to be honest with ourselves, and admit that now is the right time to draw Casey to a close.

We’ve always been incredibly lucky to have our music and visuals received with a great deal of praise, from a wonderfully supportive community, who have also invested a lot of themselves into the band. The lyrics I have written have been reinterpreted in ways I never could have imagined, and in some cases have served as the muse for incredible pieces of art that fans have shared with us. But I am no longer the angry, conflicted man I was when writing a large portion of our songs, and to perform them nightly without being emotionally invested not only ties me to a place in my life that I no longer wish to remember, but feels like a betrayal of the authenticity upon which Casey was built.

As a band, we’ve shared experiences we never could have dreamed of, and met people that we’re both humbled and honoured to now consider friends. We’ve had the pleasure of working with a wonderful network of professionals from all over the world and have performed alongside some of our most revered peers. We’ve confided in our audiences, both online and in person, and in return have been confided in.

What we have made is larger than the five of us. A community has gravitated towards our humble little creative outpouring and has given our music significance beyond anything we could ever have imagined. In that regard, Casey will continue to live on through the meaning you have provided to our existence; and who knows, in a few years we may collectively feel there is a new story that needs to be told. Right now, however, it’s time to close this chapter of our lives in a place where we’re all happy and proud of what we’ve accomplished.

It’s time for us to bury our love.

There will be a final tour of Europe, the details of which will be released Monday, December 10th, at 10am GMT. And thanks to the assistance of a dear friend, there will also be a very special, one-off headline show in America which we cannot wait to reveal to you.

In conclusion, we’ll never be able to summarise our gratitude towards our fans, friends, families, and fellow creatives who’ve made these last 4 years as perfect as they have been. Honestly, from the bottoms of our hearts, thank you for everything.

All our love, forever,

Tom, Toby, Max, Martyna, Liam, Alec, and Adam
Casey
2014-2019″