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20/08/2014

BABYMETAL RETURN TO LONDON THIS NOVEMBER - WHO'S READY FOR ROUND 2?


Despite taking on Europe, playing the mainstage at Sonisphere, rocking the US and supporting pop superstar Lady Gaga, as well as making their first Summer Sonic appearance, all in just half a year, BABYMETAL still haven't had enough. The newly crowned queens of metal will be returning to the UK this November for another show, this time at the O2 Academy Brixton, as part of their WORLD TOUR 2014 subtitled 'Who's Ready For Round 2?'.

In July BABYMETAL played to a packed out Kentish Town Forum, two days after smashing the mainstage at Sonisphere 2014. Tickets sales went live today on kililive.com, so the only question is, are you ready for round 2?

18/08/2014

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: WINNIE - LIGHTNING STRIKES


Born out of Tokyo, 4-piece alternative rock unit and polka dot enthusiasts winnie have been on the scene since 2002, and after two years of being under the radar since their last single release back in 2012, they are finally making their come back with their new album 'Nostalgic Evolution' out August 20th courtesy of EVOL Records. For a taste of what to expect, check out their latest video for 'lightning strikes' straight off the album!

Pre-order 'Notstalgic Evolution' now from CDJapan.co.jp!


TRACK LISTING:
2. over the world
4. dreaming dreaming
5. like a storm in the black
6. enemies
7. nothing lasts forever
8. reasons never die
9. refrain
10. always knocking on your door

11/08/2014

ONE OK ROCK RETURN TO LONDON AS PART OF 2014 SOUTH AMERICA + EUROPEAN TOUR


Last year they blew fans away at their sold out UK debut show, now ONE OK ROCK will return to London this December for a performance at Camden's Electric Ballroom on the 16th.

The show is part of the band's second European tour which kicks off in Frankfurt, Germany on December 1st and will take them across the continent to France, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, and more. As well as that ONE OK ROCK will make their way to South America from October for a short 5-date tour which will hit Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Mexico.

ONE OK ROCK will also be taking to the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Tokyo this November to share a stage with the likes of Slipknot, Korn, MAXIMUM THE HORMONE, Crossfaith, and more at KNOTFEST 2014. One-day and two-day tickets are still available, so if you're in town, this is one show you don't want to miss!

For the time being, here's their latest single to keep you going!



SOUTH AMERICA
Wed 29th Oct – Santiago, Chile, Theater La Cupula
Fri 31st Oct – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vorterix
Sun 02nd Nov – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cine Joia
Tue 04th Nov – Lima, Peru, Embarcadero 41
Thu 06th Nov – Mexico City, Mexico, El Plaza Condesa

EUROPE
Mon 01st Dec – Frankfurt, Germany, Batschkapp
Tue 02nd Dec – Paris, France, Zenith
Wed 03rd Dec – Zurich, Switzerland, Komplex Klub
Thu 04th Dec – Milan, Italy, Magazzini Generali
Sat 06th Dec – Munich, Germany, Theaterfabrik
Sun 07th Dec – Cologne, Germany, Essigfabrik
Mon 08th Dec – Berlin, Germany, Kesselhaus
Tue 09th Dec – Copenhagen, Denmark, Amager Bio
Wed 10th Dec – Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser Medis
Fri 12th Dec – Hamburg, Germany, Große Freiheit
Sat 13th Dec – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Melkweg Max
Sun 14th Dec – Antwerp, Belgium, Trix Club
Tue 16th Dec – London, UK, Electric Ballroom
Fri 19th Dec – St Petersburg, Russia, TBC
Sun 21st Dec – Moscow, Russia, Glavclub

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: CRYSTAL LAKE - ROLLIN'


Since 2002 these guys have been circling the block bringing 90's influenced hardcore to the masses all around Japan. Serving as the band's fourth release since their first album back in 2006, and their first big release since 2010, CRYSTAL LAKE dropped their new EP 'CUBES' on August 6th, and with it, this killer cover of Limp Bizkit's decade defining track 'Rollin''. Coupled with guest appearances from NUMB frontman Senta, and Crossfaith's own Kenta Koie, this is one EP you need to get your hands on!  

Download 'CUBES' now from iTunes!



TRACK LISTING:
2. Beloved (feat. Kenta Koie from Crossfaith)
3. Mahakala
4. See This Through - Acoustic ver.
5. Rollin’ (feat. Senta from NUMB)
6. The Fire Inside
7. Cubes

06/08/2014

DIR EN GREY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'ARCHE' FOR DECEMBER 2014


It's been over 3 years since the release of their last album 'DUM SPIRO SPERO', but at long last, DIR EN GREY have announced they will be releasing their all new album 'ARCHE' later this year. Meaning “the origin” in Greek, ARCHE brings together DIR EN GREY's past and future to create, according to the band, a sound unlike any album before it.

“We will end up with an absolutely new and different sound from DIR EN GREY as compared to the previous album” (Die), “No matter how I try to explain this “sound” with words I will never be able to do it” (Toshiya).

ARCHE is due for release on December 10th, but if you're still in need of your DIR EN GREY fix, check out Kyo's latest project sukekiyo during their first European tour starting September 13th!

You can pick up their latest single 'SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH' now from Amazon.co.uk.