Gallery: Rise Fest 2022

Mally

Motherland

Kidpunk

Cassyette

Rituals

Death Blooms

Hometruths

Static Dress

Zand

Vukovi

Lebrock

Boston Manor

Modern Error

Creeper

As December Falls

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Detail Fourth Record, ‘Sticky’

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have announced the details of their fourth album, ‘Sticky’, which is set to be released on October 15th 2021 via International Death Cult/AWAL.

Along with news of the upcoming release, the band have also released its title-track and its single, which is available to listen to below.

You can also check out the album cover artwork, full track listing, and pre-order options.

01.) Sticky
02.) Cupid’s Arrow
03.) Bang Bang (feat. Lynks)
04.) Take It To The Brink
05.) My Town (feat. Joe Talbot)
06.) Go Get A Tattoo (feat. Lynks)
07.) Off With His Head (feat. Cassyette)
08.) Cobra Queen
09.) Rat Race
10.) Original Sin

Pre-orders are available via the band’s official Webstore.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Share New Single, ‘My Town’

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have released their first new music in over a year.

‘My Town’ is their latest effort in collaboration with IDLES’ Joe Talbot, born from “our collective mental health falling apart.”

Frank explains: “It’s easy to dissociate when it’s someone else’s problem but we are each responsible for keeping the streets clean, looking out for our fellow neighbours and acting with kindness and respect as we walk through life. We can look into this town and see the seedy underbelly, the dirt, the disdain, the undercurrent of hate and despair. And then we are reminded that My Town looks just like yours, and no one gives a fuck at all and if we don’t start looking after ourselves soon then we are all going to be in big trouble.”

Check out the track below.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes To Perform Livestream Show From O2 Academy Brixton

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have announced they’re set to perform a livestream show from London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

The event, streamed on MelodyVR will take place on November 13th 2020. Tickets are available from Wednesday 14th October 2020.

He’ll also be performing tracks from the forthcoming ‘Blossom’ Deluxe record which is set to be released on 23rd October 2020.

Fans will also get the opportunity to virtually invade the stage as well as pick the setlist and chat to the band.

Carter says:

“There are few places like O2 Academy Brixton, a venue where you feel the history every time you walk out onto the stage. Our sold out Brixton show a few years back was wild and we had to create a live album from it. This time around we’re gonna give even more energy to you at home – and can’t wait to get energy back – with our exclusive interactive live show on MelodyVR. See you there.”

Biffy Clyro Announces New Glasgow Show

Biffy Clyro have announced a brand new show which is set to take place on June 25th 2021.

The location has been announced as Bellahouston Park, Glasgow and will follow their Fingers Crossed Tour.

Support has been announced as Yungblud, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Porridge Radio.

Tickets for the show will go on general sale from 9am on August 28th 2020.

Download Festival Confirms 2021 Headliners as well as 70+ Acts

Remember when we had to say that Download Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? Sad times were had for all there. It never went ahead but that meant the organisewrs were hard at work for the 2021 iteration of the festival.

The time has come for the first bands of the festival to be announced.

Aiming to maintain as much of the 2020 lineup as possible, Kiss and System Of A Down have been announced as headliners with Biffy Clyro taking Iron Maiden’s place who are sadly unable to be in attendance.

In addition to this, 70+ acts have been confirmed with the headliners including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Black Veil Brides, Boltbeat, The Darkness , Steel Panther and more.

The full lineup can be found below.

A.A. Williams
A Day To Remember
Airbourne
Alestorm
Anchor Lane
Baroness
Biffy Clyro
Blackout Problems
Black Veil Brides
Bleed From Within
Blues Pills
Bokassa
Bush
Cellar Door Moon Crow
Cemetery Sun
Control The Storm
Creeper
The Darkness
Daughtry
Dead Label
Dead Posey
Deftones
Dirty Honey
The Distillers
Dying Fetus
Electric Wizard
Employed To Serve
The Faim
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Gender Roles
Gojira
Haken
The Hara
Hatari
Higher Power
Holding Absence
Hot Milk
Killswitch Engage
Kill The Lights
KISS
Korn
Jamie Lenman
JJ Wilde
Joyous Wolf
Lacuna Coil
Loathe
Lotus Eater
Marianas Trench
Mastodon
Modern Error
Myles Kennedy & Company
Obituary
Of Mice & Men
Phoxjaw
P.O.D.
Poppy
Powerwolf
Press Club
The Pretty Reckless
Rise Against
Sepultura
Skillet
Sleep Token
Spiritbox
Steel Panther
Stone Broken
System Of A Down
Temples On Mars
Tempt
Theory Of A Deadman
Those Damn Crows
Tiny Moving Parts
Twin Temple
Volbeat
Wage War
Wargasm
Wayward Sons
The Wildhearts
Will Haven

Download Festival 2021 is set to take place at Donington Park on June 4th -6th 2021.

Tickets are available to buy right now and can be purchased via the festival’s website.

New Music Video Roundup 03/07/20

First off I do apologise again that there was no music video roundup or new music roundup post last week. As stated in the New Music post, my store had come out of lockdown and due to the hours I was taking up, there was very little time which I could contribute to the blog last week.

Now, moving onto this weeks roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos and sometimes a little information that comes with them! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music (videos)!

First up this weeka re the British starrs Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes with a previously unreleased track which has not seen the light of day for over half a decade!

It was originally recorded for their 2015 record, ‘Blossom’ but never made the cut for the release. But, to celebrate the anniversary, they’re re re- releasing the record as an extended deluxe edition, including the new track in it’s listing.

Keeping things British for at least this track is the emo quintet Creeper where they have an animated video for the track, ‘Be My End’. This is off their upcoming record ‘Sex, Death & The Intimate Void’, which is set to be released next month.

Will Gould (Vocals) says: “‘Be My End’ is the opening song on our new album ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’. Thematically it introduces the ‘apocalyptic romance’ that the album deals in. The music video marks the first time the band have used animation to tell its story. Calvary Falls is realised in its full glory as our narrative hurtles towards its conclusion. This is the band in a way you’ve never seen it before.”

Stepping into Pop-Punk territory where you get a 2 in 1 video because this features some guest vocals from Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade! This is Knuckle Puck whom have a video off their upcoming record, ’20/20′ set for a release date of September 18th 2020 via Rise Records. Check out ‘Breathe’ below.

Compilation Footage ahead! Originally set to have a video of live footage for this Dream State video, the shift had to go to the band asking fans to send in footage of them singing along to the track for ‘Are You Ready To Live?’

This really does work for the video as well, possibly better than any live footage could do.

CJ Gilpin (Vocals) comments on the track:

“We all at some point in our lives hit rock bottom, and the only road from there is one of change – only you can really pick yourself up and find the meanings that fit you. To be a fully whole being, you must first conquer your fears and pain by yourself; this life is the journey of self and no one can live it like you. No one will see it like you. Are you ready to live?'”\

For another latest release, Misery Signals gives the world a taste of what’s to come off their upcoming record, ‘Ultraviolet’ which is set to be release on August 7th 2020 via Basick Records.

Frontman Jesse Zaraka says:

“It is a record that purveys a much greater sense of hope than those that preceded it, and I think that as older individuals this was important from the onset of the process. I tried to create a Misery Signals record that was lyrically more positive than the previous outings, something that I could get behind as a father. Though there still exists a fair amount of tension and darkness, there shines a great amount more light.”

Moving forward in this weeks list, we have Broadside with their most recent track to come out, ‘Heavenly’ which is off their upcoming record, ‘Into The Raging Sea’.

It’s a love filled track which is a change of pace from the darker aspects they’ve been showing lately.

“’Heavenly’ is just a cute song. Sonically, it’s rooted in our old sound…the one that got us to the place where we are today. It’s a love song and an ode to our first single ‘Coffee Talk.’ Underneath the ‘big picture’ I try and paint into my lyrics, I’m still just a romantic to the core.”

Shifting gears to the Post-Hardcore quintet Slaves, they have released a video for ‘Like I Do’, which is the closing track off their upcoming ‘To Better Days’ record. This is set to be released August 5th 2020 via SBG records.

Heading over to Wichita as we move closer to the end of this week’s list is the Post – Hardcore troupe Revisionist, which was initially premiered on Dead Press. ‘Salient Rite’ is the first track to be released since last year’s ‘Culling’ record.

The track was produced by Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie where Joshua Barbee (Guitar) comments:

“‘Salient Rite’ really focuses on the hardships and struggles we as people go through. How much better one becomes as they deal and learn from the situations. How it affects your circle and elevates as a whole.”

Now we enter the ever growing world of Palaye Royale. The track, ‘Anxiety’ is off their recently released, ‘The Bastards’ record via Sumerian Records which follows on where their previous video, ‘Lovely’ left off which is as dramatic, explosive and hard-hitting as you could get. And best of all, Remington directed it!

And for the final music video of this weeks list, we have the ever explosive gods, Lamb Of God. ‘Gears is off their self-titled record, which was released in June.

Mick Morton states:

“The day has finally arrived! We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing our new, self-titled album today. We’re all so proud of this collection of songs and feel like they rival some of our best work. As a band, we have a reawakened energy and a renewed creative spark that is evident in these songs and pulses through the entire album. Everyone involved in this project is beyond anxious for the world to hear it. We hope you enjoy it and we thank you for your support!.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

Line Up Announced For Virtual Download Festival

Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!

The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.

It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.

It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!

Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.

Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.

System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.

Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.

There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.

People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.

Below you will find a full list of the lineup.

The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are:

KISS

Iron Maiden (Saturday headliner)

System of a Down (Sunday headliner)

Alestorm

Alter Bridge

Babymetal

Baroness

Black Futures

Black Veil Brides

Bowling For Soup

Bush

Creeper

Deftones

Disturbed

Employed To Serve

Fozzy

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Funeral For A Friend

Gojira

Holding Absence

Killswitch Engage

Korn

Lacuna Coil

Loathe

Mastodon

Motionless In White

NXT UK

Periphery

Poppy

Powerwolf

Skillet

Steel Panther

The Darkness

The Hara

The Offspring

The Pretty Reckless

The Wildhearts

Theory

Twin Temple

Volbeat

Wage War

Wayward Sons

New Tracks Roundup 22/05/20

Hello everyone and welcome back! It’s time for another week of the best new tracks that have recently been released, all in good order of epicness. I’ve tried to make sure that none of these overlap with the Music Videos Roundup post which should have gone live in addition to this post as well so when you’re done be sure to head over to have a read of that!

Let’s get into the new tunes this week starting off with Volumes.

After teasing the release of this track during Fearless Records ‘Fearless At Home’ live stream, they’ve relaxed ‘Pixelate’ which has plenty of headbands for you to do at home in social distancing measures.

Seconds up on this week’s new tracklist is Remo Drive with a new cut off their upcoming record. ‘Ode To joy 2’.

Erik Paulson (vocals) has said the following on the upcoming release:

“The lyrics were inspired by the excess I perceived around me as I transitioned from being a college student into touring full time. Most people who’ve done either can confirm that many social interactions are built around having a drink or smoking weed. Once the honeymoon period of exploration was over for me, I became frustrated with the omnipresence of drugs and alcohol and wanted to write about it… Oh what fun it is laughing at nothing, by this age we all have it down.. When I wrote the final version of the lyrics, I tried to connect with how I think when I’m drunk. I always feel as though I’m loving and hating every second of it. This song captures that same ambivalence.”

 

Moving onto Northlane now as details have emerged on their deluxe edition to their 2019 record, ‘Alien’.

With the tracks being released in instrumental forms, the release also features a new track from the album sessions, which is titled as ‘Enemy Of The Night’.

Marcus Bridge (vocals) has said:

“Enemy Of The Night was the last song to be completed and is personally my favourite song from the Alien sessions.

It has a similar, storytelling style to Freefall as it recounts memories and experiences from my childhood of my father falling deeper into addiction and the desperate things people will do to satisfy those needs. Despite his best efforts, he was never able to beat his demons.

This song is the missing piece to the Alien puzzle and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” 

 

Second to last on this weeks list is  From Inside. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started forcing everyone indoors and into social distancing measures, the bands have been giving their output on the track addressing the topic.

Check out ‘Isolation’ below.

 

And lastly, on this weeks list, we have Britains finest in Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. They’ve shared their first material since the release of their previous full-length release, ‘End Of Suffering’.

The final track of the week is ‘Bleed’.

Music Video Roundup 07/06/19

It’s 4PM on a Friday! This means it’s time for the music video roundup. If you’re new to either the blog or these music video roundup posts, this is how it works. Every week, I watch some of the best recently released music videos and compile them into a list for everyone’s viewing pleasure. They’re span across all the different genres, so expect something different for most of the tracks.

The first band on this weeks roundup are The Dangerous Summer. They’re gearing up for the released of their sixth record, ‘Mother Nature’ as they’ve released a video in which one mans attempts to learn to surf. Check out ‘Bring Me Back To Life’ below.

 

We’re moving to Las Vegas for the band Amarionette as they’re getting into their own sound with the video of ‘No Control’. It’s a follow up to their Spring release ‘Compromise’ which also featured Kurt Travis (Ex-Dance Gavin Dance)

 

How about some Liverpool Emo? Decay has recently dropped a video for ‘Slow Decline’, the bands new single off their upcoming EP, ‘Modern Conversation’.

Vocalist Danny Reposar has said:

“This song tells the story of how my mother’s death affected my dad. I watched him lose interest in everything and fall victim to excessive drinking. As time went on he’d lock himself in the house and drink the days away hoping to forget about his grief and erase the past three years. It’s a song for anyone that’s had to watch the people around them wither and fade; it’s for the people that don’t come from that perfect home. Your situation doesn’t define you.”

 

British metalcore favourites Heart Of A Coward are continuing their appetite for destruction in their video for ‘Ritual’. This is the third single which features on their forthcoming record, ‘The Disconnect’ which will be the first record with Kaan Tasan (No Consequence)

 

Next is a track from their latest record, ‘End Of Suffering’ which was shot by Kate Cox, it is the fantastic Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

“I was inspired by Frank’s commitment to create safe spaces for women at gigs,” says Kate. “I always want to create female-driven narratives so when I heard the track and had the idea of female vampires living in a seaside town, transforming men into more female vamps we both instantly knew it was right for Kitty Sucker! It has been an absolute dream to work with such a talented creatively generous band.“

Check out ‘Kitty Sucker’ below.

 

Moving to Dublin, the three-piece Bitch Falcon have debuted a huge new track. ‘Panther’ is out now but here’s something more.

“Panther is about being blind in the present,” says vocalist Lizzie, “letting everything around you move on as you sit dwelling in numbness. It’s a realisation that you’re stuck in between your emotions and physical reactions come first before really understanding how you feel “Only the tears spilled show me what I want.”

 

Switching things way up to death metal this time is the legendary Cannibal Corpse. They’re a band known for their dark videos but here the video sees adult performs in POV attacking and killing each other in a gruesome way.

 

Keeping things on the heavyish side of things, I’m moving to the legendary Papa Roach where back when they toured the UK, they shot a video for their latest single, ‘Not The Only One’. the video shows vocalist Jacoby Shaddix cycling down streets in a race against time for their set!

 

Everyone at this point knows just who Man With A Mission are, right? They’ve just released a huge new EP called ‘Remember Me’ and it just so happens that the title track is their new music video.

 

And finally, we have to go with some legends. That is the only amazing, trailblazing and utterly fabulous Rammstein. They’ve just released their latest self-titled record but this is their last video before its release.

And that’s it for another week of music video roundup. Don’t forget to check back next week at 4PM sharp for another countdown of ten of the best recent music videos to feast your eyes upon. There’s also new posts every day on the Almost anything Media so be sure to check out anything that might catch your eye.