Funeral For A Friend announce UK dates

Funeral For A Friend have announced that they will be playing a series of intimate venues in the spring of next year as they hit the road with Rise To Remain.

The tour will be in support of their as yet untitled forthcoming album which is due in March 2011. Peep the dates below and scroll down a little further to watch the fantastic video for Serpents of Solitude which surfaced recently.

16th March – Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
17th March – Buckley, Tivoli
18th March – Penrith, Penrith Leisure Centre
19th March – Edinburgh, Bongo Club
20th March – Glasgow, King Tuts
22nd March – Bury St Edmonds, Apex
23rd March – Birmingham, Academy 2
24th March – Manchester, Academy 3
25th March – London, Relentless Garage
27th March – Liverpool, 02 Academy
28th March – Stoke, Sugarmill
29th March – Wakefield, Black Flag
30th March – Durham, Live Lounge
1st April – Poole, Chords
2nd April – Saltash, Livewire
3rd April – Wycombe, Academy

Glassjaw announce new release

It’s been five years (seven if you don’t count the El Mark EP) since we’ve heard all these words in one sentence but Glassjaw have confirmed the release of a new single this month.

All Good Junkies Go To Heaven was available on 7″ as of last night but has already sold out! New stock may be coming in before its shipping date of August 20th so keep an eye open for more information.

Is this the first real sign of a new physical album release soon? Let’s hope so.

United Nations

United Nations – Never Mind The Bombings, Here’s Your Six Figures
Deathwish Inc.
www.unitedfuckingnations.com

United Nations is somewhat of a supergroup yet they’re one that doesn’t really shout about it. They play shows, write and record music, release the music independently (through Deathwish) and occasionally play live. People like them. Yet there hasn’t been a great song and dance about them yet. I guess it helps that their name is virtually ungooglable. And the exact identity of the members is somewhat of a mystery, apparently partly due to certain people being obligated by certain record contracts. However, they are led vocally by Thursday’s Geoff Rickly and it’s really awesome to hear him properly let rip on some rather aggressive vocals as opposed to his more melodic tendencies in (the equally awesome) Thursday. Glassjaw’s Daryl Palumbo and Converge’s Ben Koller are also rumoured to be involved.

Never Mind The Bombings… is the band’s latest release and has been released as a 7” EP and download. It’s a full-on onslaught of crushing drumming, searing riffs and head-combusting vocals that’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. The music lies somewhere between Converge and Thursday and comes across as a viciously cathartic experience for all involved, whoever that may be. The EP is a melting pot of hardcore and metal influences and is really just a taster of what this band is capable of doing live. Fast, hard and uncompromisingly heavy, let’s hope there’ll be more touring soon.

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Every Time I Die web series and UK tour!

Every Time I Die have announced the release of a weekly web series entitled ‘Shit Happens: The Series?‘. The series will follow Buffalo’s most notorious hardcore party fiends as they encounter stupid and awesome crap that only Keith Buckley and his troupe could encounter.

Bassist Josh Newton insists that this isn’t a serious documentary or an attempt to be funny and to distract from touring, “It’s us being idiots” he says.

The first full episode will air on July 28th and you can stream the series’ theme song here.

In addition this, the band have announced a tour of Europe, which includes UK dates. These are a bloody exciting band to see live so don’t hesitate to pick up tickets.

www.myspace.com/everytimeidie

19th Sep – Reading Sub 89
20th Sep – Norwich Waterfront
21st Sep – Colchester Arts Centre
22nd Sep – Plymouth White Rabbit
23rd Sep -Manchester Moho Live
24th Sep – Sheffield Corporation
25th Sep – London Islington Academy