News digest /// 8th – 14th April

Hey Vanity

Hey Vanity Announce May Tour

After touring very successfully with Don Broco and Mallory Knox, Hey Vanity have announced another string of shows with Burn The Fleet in May. You can catch the band live on the following dates:


8th @ The Vault, Rugby
9th @ Bogiez, Cardiff
10th @ The Roundhouse, High Wycombe
11th @ Takedown Festival, Southampton
12th @ Met Lounge, Peterborough
13th @ The Peel, Kingston
14th @ Beercart Arms, Canterbury

My Great Affliction

My Great Affliction Announce EP Release

The year 2012 saw great line-up changes in the camp of My Great Affliction. Inevitably, these changes have led to some changes in the sound too: it’s considerably evolved since previous line-ups and also became more powerful and raw. The first EP ‘Paragon Of Girth’ of the new My Great Affliction era is set to be released on 29th April 2013 and this is the release not to be missed.


Basick Records Announce Exclusive Releases For Record Store Day

UK’s independent record label Basick Records is taking part in this year’s Record Store Day by releasing four limited edition vinyl albums exclusively for the event on Saturday 20th April. The vinyls, limited to 500 copies each, will include Chimp Spanner – ‘At The Dream’s Edge’, Uneven Structure – ‘Februus’, Skyharbor – ‘Blinding White Noise’ and The Algorithm – ‘Polymorphic Code’.

Nathan Barley from of Basick Records says: “It’s great to be involved in this year’s Record Store Day, which is a hugely important date in the industry calendar. As a fan of not only the medium of vinyl, but also of independent record stores, it’s incredibly exciting for our label to be able to help raise awareness of their plight.  Everyone over a certain age remembers the wonderful experience of walking into a record shop and delving headfirst into racks of vinyl, to unearth a gem and it’s something that the next generation of record buyers should be able to experience for themselves.”

Record Store Day takes place on 2oth April this year and will see participation from about 200 independent music stores all over the UK and Ireland. This event has become a very important one in the music world over the past few years. With a lot of exclusive editions of renowned albums re-released especially for Record Store Day, the cult of buying vinyls from independent shops is being reborn to celebrate unique music culture.

Voodoo Six

Voodoo Six: Tour With Iron Maiden And New Album

Voodoo Six are going to have some busy times soon. 27th May will see the release of their sophomore album ‘Songs To Invade Countries To’ via Spinefarm Records. This album is a follow-up to 2010’s debut ‘Fluke?’.

Voodoo Six guitarist Chris Jones says:

“The album title was something that came about ages ago, but took on another dimension when we heard the news that we’d be going out with Iron Maiden on the ‘Maiden England’ tour. It’s about taking our music further afield, and into new territories. We can’t wait to play to overseas audiences on this tour!

The release of the album coincides with Voodoo Six’s embarking on tour with Iron Maiden which will include several major festival appearances.

Iron Maiden founder & bassist Steve Harris says:

“I’ve been keeping an eye on Voodoo Six for a while now, and they’ve produced a cracking new album with real promise. It’s great to support true British up ‘n’ coming talent such as theirs, and it will be a pleasure to have them out with us on tour.”

27 May Bilbao BEC Bilbao, Spain
29 May Atlantic Pavilion Lisbon, Portugal
31 May Sonisphere Madrid, Spain
01 Jun Sonisphere Barcelona, Spain
05 Jun The Bercy Paris, France
08 Jun Sonisphere Milan, Italy
09 Jun Sonisphere Amneville, France
11 Jun Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
12 Jun Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
15 Jun Download Festival Donington Park, UK
18 Jun Berlin O2 World, Germany
19 Jun Hamburg O2, Germany
21 Jun Graz Seerock Festival Graz, Austria
22 Jun Zurich Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
25 Jun Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Holland
29 Jun Singen-Aach Open Air Arena, Germany
30 Jun Graspop Festival Dessel, Belgium
03 Jul Atlas Arena Lodz, Poland
04 Jul Ergo Arena Gdansk, Poland
06 Jul Open Air an der KoPi-Arena Oberhausen, Germany
10 Jul Malmo Stadium, Sweden
13 Jul Friends Arena Stockholm, Sweden
24 Jul Piata Constitutiei Bucharest, Romania
26 Jul BJK Inonu Stadium Istanbul, Turkey
27 Jul Topfest Piestany, Slovakia
29 Jul Synot Tip Arena Prague, Czech Rep
31 Jul Zagreb Arena, Croatia

Silent Screams

Silent Screams Announce New Single And Singer

Coventry metallic hardcore outfit Silent Screams have announced their new single ‘The Way We Are’ that’s charted on iTunes and presented their new vocalist Joel Heywood.

Guitarist Ozzi Osman explains:

“We feel that the arrival of Joel has brought a new energy and excitement to us as a band and this is really shining through in the way we now approach writing songs. His vocal range has given us new depth and helped inspire us to write music we never thought we could ever have written before.

We were blown away with the reaction we got for the new single (The Way We Were). We didn’t know what people would think of our new sound and new vocalist but the response has been amazing! The release of this single could have gone either way but it went really well. The reaction to Joel was amazing. We are very excited for the future and cannot wait to show the world what we have to offer on the next release.”

Silent Screams are hitting the road with Bleed From Within soon.

Apr 16 – Joiners, Southampton
Apr 17 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Apr 18 – Underworld London
Apr 19 – White Rabbit, Plymouth
Apr 20 – Hit The Deck Festival Bristol
Apr 21 – Hit the Deck Festival Nottingham
Apr 23 – O2 Academy 3 Birmingham
Apr 24 – Manchester Academy 3
Apr 25 – The Cockpit Leeds
Apr 26 – Cathouse, Glasgow

June 14-16 – Download Festival (UK)
June 21 – Schools Out Festival (GER)
June 28 – Mair 1 Festival (GER
June 29/30 – Ghostfest (UK)
July 5-7 – Reload Festival (GER):
July 19 – Summer Ball (UK)
July 20 – SummerJam (UK)
July 21 – Schools Out For Summer (UK)
July 27 – Wlese Festival (SK)
Aug 23/24 – Dessau Festival (GER)
Sept 6 – Freefall Festival (GER)

Still Bust

Still Bust Announce Debut Album

Still Bust have announced the release of their debut album on 20th May via Lockjaw Records. Check the album trailer here.

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