Slam Dunk Festival Announce Artists For September 2021

September 2021 is locked in for Slam Dunk Festival where we now have confirmation of the acts who will be playing this years iteration of the festival.

Along with confirming the acts who will still be playing from the originally scheduled May dates, the festival organisers have also announced that Crown The Empire, Escape The Fate, Malevolence, Hacktivist, and Snuff will also be joining the bill.

The acts who sadly are unable to confirm that they can make the rescheduled dates and are no longer part of the bill are 3OH!3, Billy Talent, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Grayscale, Hands Like Houses, I Am The Avalanche, Issues, Motion City Soundtrack, Sleep On It, The Wonder Years, Young Guns, and Yours Truly.

More acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.

Check out the full list of bands below.

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The Baboon Show
Basement
Blood Youth
The Bottom Line
Bury Tomorrow
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Comeback Kid
Counterparts
Crown The Empire
Days N Daze
Deez Nuts
Doll Skin
Don Broco
Dream State
Escape The Fate
Face To Face
The Faim
Four Year Strong
Free Throw
Hacktivist
I Am The Avalanche
Ice Nine Kills
Knuckle Puck
Malevolence
Mayday Parade
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Movements
NOFX
Normandie
Pennywise
Popes Of Chillitown
Reel Big Fish
ROAM
Snuff
Spunge
State Champs
Static Dress
The Story So Far
Stray From The Path
Sum 41
This Wild Life
Trash Boat
The Vandals
Vukovi
Wargasm
We Are The In Crowd
While She Sleeps
With Confidence
Your Demise
Zebrahead

Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place on September 4th 2021 at Temple Newsam, Leeds and on September 5th 2021 at Hatfield Park, Hatfield.

Tickets from last years event will be honoured and remain valid for 2021.

Remaining tickets are on sale now with a range of payment plans, and can be purchased online from seetickets.com.

Issues To Release ‘Beautiful Oblivion’ Instrumental Tracks

The Atlanta outfit known as Issues have announced they’re going to be releasing the instrumental version from their third record, ‘Beautiful Oblivion’ in celebration of their one year anniversary.

The news was confirmed via Twitter but they have not confirmed if it’s the entire record they will release.

This news comes a few weeks after the departure of Tyler Carter who was removed from the band in the midst of allegations.

More Details on the instrumental version of ‘Beautiful Oblivion’ will be confirmed as they develop.

Issues Part Ways With Tyler Carter, Issues Statement

Georgia based band Issues have announced they have parted ways with their vocalist and co-founding member Tyler Carter are becoming aware of the allegations which have been lodged against him.

In a short statement issued by the band, they have stated the allegations have revolved around “grooming and sexual misconduct”.

The statement can be read below.

“Recently we have become aware of allegations against Tyler Carter, of grooming and sexual misconduct. We, Josh, Sky, and AJ, will no longer be working with Tyler. We believe survivors.”

At time time of writing Tyler Carter is yet to address the allegations against him.

For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.

NHS: www.nhs.uk
Safeline: www.safeline.org.uk
SOSAA: www.sosaa.org.uk
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
RAINN: www.rainn.org
Mind: www.mind.org.uk
Survivors: www.survivorsuk.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Issues Release First Track In Three Years

They’re ready and recalibrated, written and recorded their upcoming third record and now Issues are ready to resume their music career’s with ‘Tapping Out’.

This is the bands first new track in three years and is their first since the departure of their former co-vocalist Michael Bohn in January 2018.

On the track, they’ve said:

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally release new music. ‘Tapping Out’ is not only a highly anticipated drop for us, but lyrically highlights the struggles of trying to make something work time and time again. Eventually, you just want to tap out. Whether it’s in a relationship, with yourself, or even with a band!”

 

Issues Complete Third Studio Record

There’s been plenty of trouble since Issues released their previous record ‘Headspace’ but now the band are gearing up to release their upcoming third full-length record as they have confirmed it is complete.

Tyler Carter has confirmed the news via IGTV through the bands Instagram Account.

“What’s up, world? We are 100% completely finished with our third full-length studio album. I can’t tell you what the name of the album is just yet, but I want everybody to know that that shit is completely done; recorded, mixed, finally mastered, printed, sealed, delivered. We’ve turned it into our record label.”

Don Broco Announce UK Tour

Don Broco have announced one of the first huge tours of 2019 and it’s going to be in the UK!

They’ll play seven dates in the UK and will have Neck Deep and Issues as their support for the tour.

Here are the dates.

February 2019

1st – Manchester Victoria Warehouse

2nd – Manchester Victoria Warehouse

3rd – Plymouth Pavilions

5th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

7th – Edinburgh Usher Hall

8th – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

9th – London SSE Arena Wembley

Tyler Carter Assuming Scream Vocal Duties For Issues?

Following co-vocalist Mike Bohn departure from the band Issues, fans have wondered what’s in store for the future of the screamed vocals, once performed by Mike Bohn.

Bassist Skyler Acord and Guitarist AJ Rebollo have pitched in at times in live shows but now Tyler Carter looks to assume these duties if the footage from Download Festival in Melbourne is anything to go by.

At the time of writing, nothing is confirmed but any details on this will be announced as it is confirmed by the band in the future.

Issues Part Ways With Michael Bohn

One of the first band casualties of 2018 has occurred in the form of Issues parting ways with Michael Bohn.

bohn will be teaming up with Kevin Hanson, formerly of Woe, Is Me, for a new project.

In a statement, Bohn wrote:

“Well, here I am typing up a statement I never thought I’d have to type. There’s so much I could say but I’m gonna do my best to keep it short and to the point.”

“First off, I want to make it clear that I did not leave ISSUES. It was brought to my attention that the band wanted to go in a different direction and that they would be moving on without me.”

“As devastating as this news was and has been these past couple months, I am excited for what the future holds. I am teaming up with Kevin Hanson (ex Woe, Is Me) for my new project. We have been writing for a little over a month and I have no plans on quitting music.”

“As for the fans, I cannot thank you enough for the love and support. So much respect to every fan around the world. You have made my time in Issues a dream come true. I’ve been to places I only dreamed about as a kid and couldn’t even fathom that I’d go.”

“I have made countless memories in that band that will stay with me forever and learned a lot about life, people, and music. I truly hate that my time has come to an end in ISSUES but I’m going to make the best of it. Sorry we made you guys wait and wonder what’s going on but we wanted to be as professional as possible about this. Here’s to making the most of 2018! Much love.”

 

Tyler Carter issued this statement:

“Michael and I have been a vocal duo since we both got our start in 2008. In no chamber of my heart, did I fathom the idea that we would ever be split up.”

“Issues has been a positive home for both of us together. We’ve had our ups and downs, as brothers do, but we have gained so much knowledge, and life from this band. I would never change a thing.”

“Though we have a big road ahead of us, and we have no intention of giving up at any point, the biggest hardship in making this decision, is the fear of losing a friend. When you’ve been hand in hand with a musical partner for almost a decade, you can only imagine the heartbreak, anger, sadness, and confusion that you endure after a change like this.”

“We as a band are on our way to setting up some of our most positive and creative work to date, and though it may feel disheartening, we will not hold back. I love Michael with every fiber of my being, and never wanna see him give up on the industry, I also never wanna see any of our fans give up on him.”

“I know this is going to hit some people hard, but I hope you will focus on the most important part of what Issues has and always will be; the music.”

 

In a further statement, the band have said:

“To our amazing fans and Hooligans around the world, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of Michael Bohn.”

“We are all aware of how the internet rumor machine tends to spin it’s web, but the whole truth behind this amicable yet difficult decision to part is that our band is developing musically in a direction that put us at odds with each other creatively. Though sometimes beautiful in it’s contrast, the bigger picture began to be artistically irreconcilable.”

“Some of you may know that we as a band are always writing. The past year has been a lot of trial and error with new material, but the demos from these sessions are, in our opinion, undeniable in their potential, and are some of our favorite songs Issues have ever written.”

“We found that many of the risks we wanted to take were in turn at risk of being ‘watered down’ to make them compatible with everyone’s tastes and abilities. The quality and sincerity of our art is paramount, so we had to do a lot of soul searching to come to a conclusion that was best for all of us, the entity of Issues, and the music.”

“Just to make things absolutely clear: This was OUR decision as a band. No label or suit b-s. This is NOT a move to become a bubblegum pop act. We’re going to continue to do what we always have done, and write exactly what we want. We will continue to play older material and will delegate screaming parts live. Lastly, we have no current plans of adding core members to Issues.”

“We love Michael and the experiences we shared in Issues will forever be irreplaceable. We wish him the absolute best with his future endeavors, and he will always have our undying support within his musical career. We believe he will continue to be a voice for the fans, and prosper in his next journey.”

Music Video’s 22/12/17

I told you I’d try and I succeeded! This next music video post is on time! It’s the last one before Christmas hits us so I’ll try and squeeze in one or two festive tracks!  Here we go.

The first video comes from Moose Blood which is the first single from their upcoming record, ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore’. It’s full of vibrant blue and red smoke as well as their performance.

 

Now, heavy heroes Machine Head have dropped a video for their new single ‘Catharsis’, the title track of the upcoming studio release which focuses on Butoh. It’s a Japanese form of expressive dance which was born out of the nuclear bombings.

 

Remember Luke Holland? The drummer who used to be in The Word Alive? Well, he’s back! This is his new band Heavy Eyes and their debut music video for ‘Bad’.

 

Now, our attention shifts to Liverpudlian Singer/Songwriter Bronnie with her new single’Danced With The Devil’ for which she’s partnered up with the Philadelphia based mental health organization, Buddy Project. All profits from the single will be collected and given to the charity and the track is also rumored to feature on her upcoming EP,  ‘Get A Grip’.

 

Now, let’s go heavy again. End put a fantastic EP ‘From The Unforgiving Arms Of God’ earlier in 2017 and now there’s a new track and video out from this band. Check out Necessary Death below.

 

Waterpark’s new record Entertainment is readying up for release next month as one the first great records of the year. Their new track, ‘Lucky People’ is the second track off this release after ‘Blonde’ dropped a few months ago.

 

Ahead of their upcoming UK tour, the Alaskan metalcore band 36 Crazyfists have dropped a video for their track, ‘Wars To Walk Away From’, which is off their latest record, ‘Lanterns’.

 

Now the next video comes from a fictional group known as The Relentless, from the film American Satan. It’s officially released next month but be sure to check out ‘Cadence Of My Heart’ below.

 

Now Issues have had an amazing year but they have one final surprise for their fans! This comes from their latest release, Headspace and it is the fantastic track, Hero.

 

And lastly, this group hails from Thornaby in the UK. For this, they “George Lucas’ed” it “and just updated our old video with a fee bits of special effects and new clips and a new none demo version of the song”. Also, “Han shot first.”

It’s off their new album, “The Big Try” and is available via Spotify and their Bandcamp page.

RUMOR: Issues Part Ways With Vocalist Michael Bohn

Rumors are rife concerning the band Issues at the moment.

The rumor? The band has parted ways with Michael Bohn.

Suspicions have been apparent since the band has been working in the studio on their follow up to 2016’s ‘Headspace’. Each member is in the pics except for Bohn.

Also adding to this rumor, Photographer Johann Artega Ramos shared a tweet which has since been deleted stating that he was documenting the band’s time in the studio with every member mentioned but Bohn.

Bohn has since updated his Twitter profile to remove any mention of involvement with Issues, replacing it, saying he’s not a public figure and this tweet.