Police called to cancelled Your Demise show in Newcastle

A show at the O2 Academy 2 in Newcastle ended in disaster last night as the show was cancelled part way in to Your Demise’s headline set. No official statement has been made by the venue as to why it was cancelled, but disappointed fans who did attend the event have said that the police were called after the band and fans refusing to leave the venue.

At 11.27pm on the night of the show, the band posted this photo (right) to their official Twitter.

Heights, Counterparts and FACT all played beforehand and there were reportedly no problems with any of their sets at the 380 person capacity venue.

Taking to their official Facebook page, Your Demise said, “As you may have gathered, some shit went down at the Newcastle show tonight. Basically, the O2 Academy doesn’t like you lot having too much fun, and because you lot know what’s up and like to stage dive (who doesn’t?!) – they shut us down.”

“It was entirely out of our control, and we promise you we did everything in our power to try and keep the show going, but they were simply having none of it. We cannot express to you just quite how bummed / pissed off / upset we are that this was the outcome, and for that we’re so sorry.”

Fans who attended the show took to Twitter to share their anger, some saying that the security pulled the show after several people were stage diving during the show.

The band are already planning for a “super cheap show in or around Newcastle very soon” and say that they won’t be playing the O2 in Newcastle “ever again”.

Bring Me The Horizon release new song & album artwork

Bring Me The Horizon earlier released a new song off of their forthcoming album ‘Sempiternal’ after asking fans to tweet ‘#Antivist’ and said once it had been tweeted enough times that the artwork and song will be fully released. The album artwork is on the right.

Having previously released the song ‘Shadow Moses’, their first single, it is already gaining massive online and radio presence.

You can pre-order the new album, which is being released 29th April, here.

Hear the new song, Anti-Vist, by clicking here.

Download Festival add 49 more bands to the bill

Yesterday, Download Festival added 49 news bands to the line-up, with the likes of Papa Roach, Bury Tomorrow and Sonic Boom Six.

A full list of the bands added are below:
Sonic Boom Six
Rise To Remain
Papa Roach
Escape The Fate
Gogol Bordello
Blitz Kids
Bury Tomorrow
Uriah Heep
Dir En Grey
The Ghost Inside
After The Burial
Red Fang
Blacklist Royals
Naked Flame
Sacred Mother Tongue
The Algorithm
Brutality Will Prevail
Emperor Chung
Bleed From Within
Astroid Boys
Hill Valley High
I Divide
Rat Attack
Hang The Bastard
Heart Of A Coward
Glamour of the Kill
Silent Screams
Uncle Acid
Dead Beats
The First and Broken

Other previously announced acts include Limp Bizkit, Enter Shikari and Stone Sour.

Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein are set to headline the Donington Park festival, which takes place 14 – 16 June 2013. For more information visit www.downloadfestival.co.uk.

Dropout Dan

Dropout Dan
Anchor Music

Forever, InsteadOne man and his guitar can have a lot of effect lately. With new and upcoming acts who are constantly being compared to the likes of Frank Turner and Ed Sheeran, there are very few that can actually live up to some peoples expectations. Dropout-Dan, real name Daniel O’Dell, delivers a new sound that throws a soft, unique voice at you.

Claiming to be acoustic rock “with a twist” – his new E.P ‘Forever, Instead’ does not disappoint. It has a bit of a sappy sound to the lyrics as it’s an emotional story of Dan’s past. The fact that it is being released on Valentine’s Day is truly ironic.

Dan’s emotional vocals of aggression, regret and happiness are all timed perfectly, especially in ‘Puppy Fat’, where some true aggression comes out. The structure of Dan’s songs seem to be rather unpredictable, and aren’t like your usual verse, bridge, chorus. It is a breath of fresh air to hear an acoustic act that isn’t going to be constantly referred to Ben Howard or Frank Turner.

Some soothing piano work made its way in to ‘The Sound of Faking’, which is upbeat and simple but the lyrics completely contradict it as Dan tells a story of sorrow.

Real name Daniel O’Dell, he was raised in the outskirts of Cambridgeshire, saying he knew from an early age that music would “become one of the most important parts of his life.

Dan said, “I’ve tried to steer away from the songs and stereotypes that tend to please my friends, family and loved ones. I came into this process with an open mind and wanted to write songs from my heart and about my surroundings at the time. This EP is a collection of just that and I couldn’t be more proud of what it’s turned into.”

Dropout-Dan is an upcoming act and providing he keeps up the beautiful song writing, then no doubt you’ll see him about more in the future.

Dropout Dan’s new E.P ‘Forever, Instead’ will be released 14 February. You can pre-order it here. You can also download ‘Sentimental’ which is being offered as a free download here!

Upcoming tour dates:

Feb 16 – York – The Black Swan
Feb 17 – Nottingham – The Maze
Feb 18 – Peterborough – Key Theatre
Feb 19 – London – Brixton Windmill
Feb 22 – Birmingham – The Brighthouse
Feb 24 – Brighton – The White Rabbit
Feb 27 – Manchester – The Tiger Lounge
Feb 28 – Cardiff – Gwdihŵ Cafe Bar
Mar 1 – Bristol – Kingsdown Wine Vaults

Check out the first single off ‘Oh, Little Red’ below.


Search & Destroy Records

Many bands find it very difficult to mix metal and electro/dubstep together, but not Crossfaith. They mix the two into pure beauty.

The Japanese 5-piece use electric sound effects to add catchy melody and unique, well formed structures and have clearly developed since their debut album ‘The Dream, The Space’ released back in 2011.

‘Jagerbomb’ was recently released as the band’s first single from ‘Zion’. The song consists of head-banging riffs and deadly screams that can drop a man dead. They somehow manage to make heavy screaming music into something that you can jump around as if you were a kangaroo.

‘Dialogue’ starts with a slow, tense electronic beat which reminds you of old school rave reminiscent of the late 80’s scene and ends with some epic wob. Only time will tell whether they’ll fit in with the UK’s hardcore scene, as they are set to support Bring Me The Horizon on their UK tour this April so put that in your dairy and look out for the EP which is out now.

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Fall Out Boy announce reunion and confirm new album


After speculation of a Fall Out Boy reunion, it has today been confirmed – a huge tour has been announced alongside a new single and album. The band posted this message on their website this afternoon:

“When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. It’s why we started fall out boy in the first place. This isn’t a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. the future of fall out boy starts now. Save rock and roll…”

Their new album, ‘Save Rock And Roll’, will be released May 6th 2013. The ‘Dance, Dance’ band will be performing in London on February 25th at the Underworld, Camden.

Tour dates are below, and their new single is at the bottom! For more information visit www.falloutboy.com.

2/4 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
2/5 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
2/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
2/25 London, UK @ Underworld
2/27 Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
3/1 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
3/25 Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
3/27 Melbourne, AUS @ Palace Theatre

Check out Fall Out Boy’s new single, ‘My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark (Light Em Up)’

Reading & Leeds festival set to announce second headliner

Festival Republic yesterday announced that the Reading and Leeds Festival will be announcing their second headline act on Monday 4th February.

So far legendary rapper Eminem has been announced to headline, with acts such as Deftones, Boy Better Know, Alt-J and Sub Focus also playing. Festival organiser Melvin Benn recently announced that there will be a Dance stage and Radio 1Xtra stage for the first time ever, with the arenas expanding by 25%.

2012 saw Foo Fighters, Kasabian and The Cure headline alongside acts such as Paramore, Florence and The Machine.

Check back here on Monday to see who the second headliner is!

The Prodigy release live song from Brixton Academy

O2 Academy TV have posted a behind the scenes video of The Prodigy live at Brixton Academy.

The Essex band performed 3 sold-out nights at the London venue. The footage includes the track ‘World’s on fire’ being performed live.

There is currently no release date for the new album, but the band have said they have spent most of 2012 in the studio and are coming towards finishing the album.



‘Live firing’ on Twitter as 60 HMV staff lose their jobs

An upset and dissapointed HMV has kept the stores official Twitter (@hmvtweets) followers informed as they used the stores official Twitter account

The first tweet said, “We are tweeting live from HR where we’re all being fired! Exciting!! hmvXFactorFiring”

The unknown employee continued to tweet, “There are over 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand. #hmvXFactorFiring”

The rest of the tweets are below, photo belongs to Gigwise

The Twitter account, which has almost 65,000 followers signed off with saying “So really, what have we to lose? It’s been a pleasure folks! Best wishes to you all!”

HMV recently went into administration, but it has been reported Hilco have paid £40 million of HMV’s £120 million debt.

The Camden Crawl moves to Dublin

For the second year, the annual Camden Crawl event is set to take place in Dublin, Ireland.

The annual event which usually takes place every May in Camden, London, has decided to move to Dublin this year. Instead, there will be a ‘special edition’ of the event in London this October. It first took place in Dublin in 2012 .

The Camden Crawl Dublin will take place 3rd to 5th of May 2013 in Camden Street and Temple Bar areas. Event organisers have said: “More than 150 ground-breaking music and comedy artists and special guests traveling to Ireland from the UK and around the world alongside the best new Irish talent over 20 neighboring venues located from the city’s famous Camden Street area to the popular Temple Bar locale.”

The line-up is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Camden Crawl event recently picked up the award for Best Metropolitan Festival in the Festival Awards. Tickets for the Dublin leg of the event will be on sale 11th February at 9am. For more information visit www.thecamdencrawl.com.