Dead! Break Up

Despite only releasing their debut record, ‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’ in January of this year, British group Dead! have announced they’re calling it a day.

They don’t explicitly explain their reasons to bring the band to a halt, they confirm that all touring plans aside from a headline show which will act as their farewell show in London this October will still go ahead.




We have an announcement to make, and it is not one we make lightly. To those of you who have been here from the start, and those that have joined only recently, we love you all. Thank you for allowing us all to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

We won’t be playing any further shows this summer, sorry. but as a farewell show and a celebration of Dead! we will be playing our Underworld headline show on October 5th which has now sold out. We look forward to seeing you there.

We want to say thank you to everyone who has worked with us over the years and a special thank you to everyone who has come to a show, bought a CD, worn our merch or let us sleep on your floor.

We have been Dead! – YOU are the Damned, Restless Future.
All of our love, the boys X”

2000 Trees Festival Announces More Bands

If I was going to 2000 Trees I’d be sold on the lineup already but that isn’t the end of the announcements for it yet!

The festival has announced another 20 bands to the line-up.


Here is who’s been added.

Frightened Rabbit

Blood Red Shoes

And So I Watch You From Afar

My Vitrol

Black Honey

Queen Kwong


Blood Command


Funeral Shakes



Nova Twins

Bloody Knees


PD Liddle

No Violet





The Festival takes place at Upcote Farm, Cheltenham between 12th – 14th July.


Live Review: Waterparks @ Stylus, Leeds

Stylus, Leeds. 03-03-18

Support: Dead!, Patent Pending

Now, before I write this post I have to say this one almost didn’t happen because of the weather in the UK at the moment. Trains were cancelled/delayed on the day and made it a little difficult for me to go down. There was also an interview with a member of the supporting band which will be up in due course. That’s another story because of delayed emails on both fronts. Nevertheless, I got there and got to see all bands on the lineup!

Waterparks are one of the most exciting bands coming through the scene right now. Their newest record, ‘Entertainment’ was a revelation to fans all over the world and has set them up to have possibly the best record of 2018 so far. Backed up with videos and their ever-growing star power, the Texans brought their new record to Leeds for the growing number of fans at the Stylus.

Dead! were the badass lads you’d expect them to be. Having put out a record of their own, ‘The Golden Age of Not Even Trying’ back at the end of January, they showcase just what that album represents, ballsy punk music and ambition because if they continue on this trajectory for a little while longer, it’ll be them on that headlining slot. Also, the set just proves how much fun the band can be on stage when the slicing guitar riffs and hard pounding drums intertwine to compliment their emphatic lyrics to a pretty almost full pit.

Moving to Patent Pending, it’s almost as if the band had never left! I mean the last we saw them was Spring Break 2017 and that was a party and a half! This time was no different. Storming into their set, they showcase just how much fun a band can have on tour. All Pop-Punk bands will have a competition embedded into their set in the near future and they’re no different. Patent Pending’s is the UK Swimming. I won’t go into it too much but I’ll just say their frontman Joe won! With tracks such as ‘Psycho In Love’ and ‘Classic You’ (sung with Geoff Wigington of Waterparks) at their disposal, fans every will flock back no matter what. Also, a stage such as the Stylus is one fit for these princes of the genre. With the bands syncronised dancing and the emotional words from Joe Ragosta, the band just proves they’re what’s needed because it feels like they’re a second family to everyone at the venue and thinking about that for a second, makes the thought all the more beautiful through their music.

So… Waterparks. I do have to say I think they gave a pretty solid set. We laughed, we cried and screamed. Let’s be honest, it was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. They started off strong, diving head first into material from the new record, I mean its the Entertainment tour for a reason! How could they not? The visuals were quite engaging but I’m sure Awsten faded in with the blue from time to time. I could’ve been mistaken but if he did, that would a great story on his part! He could become the new genie of the blue light for crying out loud! A little far fetched but after, ‘Blonde’ and ‘Peach (Lobotomy)’, that’s when we took a trip back to the Double Dare era accompanied by Awsten’s absolute favourite track of all time, ‘Take Me To The Moon’ ], that’s when it hit one of the peaks for the emotion factor in the set. I’ll say during ‘Lucky People’ that was mine because of the songs natural beauty in a live setting. You have to see it to believe it, (which you should) but I guess the music video will do for now until they take the tour to the rest of the world.

The only major concern I had from the set was the sound quality coming from Waterparks. All I’m going to say is that I’ve heard better sets from that stage but unfortunately I do have to bump the rating down overall. That sucks because had the sound gone according to plan, it would’ve been possibly the best gig in a while for myself. I have to give it to Waterparks though for making it out. Technically it’s the second day of the tour and with all the fans in the pit, they couldn’t have cared less because, for them, it looked like they were just having the best time!

Rating: 6/10




Patent Pending



Waterparks Announce Tour Support

Waterparks tour just got even better! If seeing them wasn’t enough for fans, then they’ll be joined by tow awesome bands, Patent Pending and Dead! next month!


Here are the dates.


1st – Birmingham Institute

2nd – Dublin Academy

3rd – Leeds Stylus

4th – London Koko

6th – Glasgow ABC

7th – Manchester Ritz

8th – Cardiff Y-Plas

9th – Southampton Engine Rooms

10th – Brighton Concorde 2



DEAD! Detail Debut Album

After a few EPs, constant touring and endless teasing of when, when and when a debut album would be released, the day has come for Dead! fans as the British rockers have announced it!

It’s titled ‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’ and is set to drop on January 26th 2018 via Infectious BMG.

Here’s what it will look like.


And did someone say tracklisting?

1, The Boys † The Boys
2. Enough, Enough, Enough
3. The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying
4. Jessica
5. Off White Paint
6. You’re So Cheap
7. Petrol & Anaesthetic
8. Up for Ran$om
9. W9
10. A Conversation With Concrete
11. Any Port
12. Youth Screams & Fades

Track 3, The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying is available to listen to below.


The album is available to pre-order via Dead!’s official webstore or Amazon.

Heavy Music Awards Winners Announced!

The first annual and public voted Heavy Music Awards were held at the House of Vans in Waterloo, London last night.

It featured a headline set from Creeper as well as sets from bands such as Vukovi, Dead! and Venom Prison. After all that, the awards got underway. Here are the categories and who won.

BEST ALBUM (presented by EMP):
Architects – ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’

Ashley Maile

BEST UK BAND (presented by UPRAWR):
Black Sabbath


BEST LIVE BAND (presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment):
Enter Shikari

BEST BREAKTHROUGH BAND (presented by House Of Vans London):
I Prevail

BEST ALBUM ARTWORK (presented by The Pit):
Ghost – ‘Popestar’ (Zbigniew M Bielak)

BEST PRODUCER (presented by Believe):
Fredrik Nordström & Henrik Udd

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER (presented by Olympus):
Ben Gibson

BEST FESTIVAL (presented by Jackson Guitars):
Download Festival

BEST VENUE (presented by Scuzz):
O2 Academy, Brixton

Creeper To Headline Heavy Music Awards

The debut of the upcoming inaugural Heavy Music Awards ceremony is being held in London on the 24th August and now the full lineup of performers have been announced.

Performing for the awards are some amazing bands hailing from the furthest reaches of the UK, they are Dead!, Vukovi, Venom Prison and headliners Creeper!

The awards ceremony will be composed of several cagaories including Best UK Band, Best Album, Best Live Band and more which will take place at the House Of Vans in London on August 24th.


New Music Videos

Here’s another round up of music videos for your viewing pleasure.

Here’s new Fall Out Boy and I know what you’re thinking, but give them a chance! Here’s Champion.


Next is Dead! with a very good vintage style video based on the old programme “Top Of The Pops”.


Now, not technically a music video, but Trash Boat have released an acoustic version of ‘Brave Face’.


And lastly is the amazing Kublai Kahn, the metalcore outfit from Texas with their track,The Hammer.

Download Festival Reveal More Bands!

Download Festival have made a huge new announcement, 48 bands announced and here’s the full list!


A Day To Remember

The Dillinger Escape Plan

State Champs

As It Is

Moose Blood


Trash Boat


The Devil Wears Prada



Touche Amore

Blood Youth

I The Mighty




Suicidal Tendencies



In Flames



Wednesday 13



The Charm The Fury

The King Blues


The Cadillac Three


Grove Street Families

The Lounge Kittens


Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics

Dinosaur Pile-Up


Venom Prison

The Contortionist

Fizzy Blood

She Must Burn


Stone Broken



The LaFontaines

Holding Absence

Dead Label

Like A Storm


Steel Panther


Red Sun Rising

All the bands will be performing at this year’s Download Festival which will take place 09-11 June at Donington Park.

Check out the full lineup below.