WHILE SHE SLEEPS – release music video for ’Silence Speaks (Alternative Version – Live At St Pancras Church)’

UK, Sheffield-based metal powerhouse WHILE SHE SLEEPS has released their new music video for the alternative live version of their hit single ‘Silence Speaks’ today.
The band recently started the pre-order for the special edition of their latest masterpiece »You Are We«. The re-issue will be released on the 20th of July and contains 8 additional tracks. Beside alternative versions and demos there are also 2 complete new tracks on it!

Watch the new music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKcI9a8AnA4
Get ‘Silence Speaks (Alternative Version – Live At St Pancras Church)’ here: https://While-She-Sleeps.lnk.to/SilenceSpeaksAlt
Pre-order »You Are We (Special Edition)« now here: http://geni.us/WSSYouAreWeSE
Or the digital version here: https://While-She-Sleeps.lnk.to/YouAreWeSpecialEdition



VENUES – Release brand new music video, announce debut album details and start pre-orders

German up and coming post hardcore gourmets VENUES have announced the details for their upcoming debut album, »Aspire«.

The album will drop July 27 via Arising Empire. Find the cover art for the album below.

Stated singer Robin: “We are so happy to finally release our debut record, »Aspire«! A lot of great stuff happened to us over the course of the past year and we worked pretty hard to create an album that shows who we really are. We think we absolutely accomplished that and literally can’t wait to share it with you now!”

Today VENUES have also released the music video for ‘We Are One’, the energetic opening track of the album. Watch the intense video here: https://youtu.be/qAd67X3Jglg

The frontman continues: “The video was created by our good friend and talented artist Marius Milinski (offtonewadventures) who did an amazing job once again. The message we wanna spread is that in these modern times of social media where everyone is connected with the rest of the world it’s ironic that we get more and more seperated and become lonely. ‘We Are One’ is a wake up call! You are not alone in this world. There are plenty of people with the same fears and problems out there. Unite. We are the voice of a thousand strong. WE ARE ONE! “

The song can now be purchased or streamed here: https://VENUES.lnk.to/WeAreOne

The six piece hailing the state capitol Stuttgart has stirred up quite some dust over the past couple years since their inception in 2014 and made an impression both on record as well as live with their sweat-driven energetic live shows. Rocking an unique line-up within the genre and delivering emotional yet crushing songs, VENUES are bound to climb up the ladder in no time.

Commented the band: “We’re more than happy to be part of the Arising Empire family and couldn’t think of a better partner for our forthcoming debut album! This gon’ be big!”

»Aspire« is now available for pre-order via this link: http://geni.us/VENUESAspire



FARMER BOYS – announce new album ’Born Again’ and to tour Germany in November/December 2018

In 2017, the Swabian power group returned to the scene with founding members Matthias Sayer (vocals), Alex Scholpp (guitar) and Ralf Botzenhart (bass) as well as with their two new members Timm Schreiner (drums) and Richard Düe (keyboard) – achieving sold out concert venues and making an impact on new and old fans alike. They swiftly signed with Nuclear Blast sublabel Arising Empire. In 2018, the FARMER BOYS will make a full throttled return; taking to the stage again and releasing their new album »Born Again« –  to make this year one of the most successful of their career.

The unique magic of this band is back – with their triumphant and all-embracing vocals, the crisp, accomplished guitar playing, the dramatic keyboards and the grooving drums. FARMER BOYS singer Matthias Sayer comments: “For us, this album is much more than a comeback: it is a path, our way, a mission and a destination at the same time, the past years in the distance are the key to this great new chapter. We look forward to seeing you!”  

The FARMER BOYS 2018 appear as clearly matured songwriters, their music forms a balanced impression, the riffs and melodies flow into each other seamlessly, without losing any heaviness or getting too pop-y. So the real question is; how did we all survive so long without this band?

Beginning in the 90s, the band re-wrote international music history and even today, the FARMER BOYS can’t be pigeonholed. They present their explosive mix with a chunky and unique sound. The largest festivals, major labels, Vans Warped Tour through the USA, shows with RAMMSTEIN, DEFTONES and METALLICA… the first announcement expressing the return of the FARMER BOYS was followed by a tremendous response, which has blown the band away; “After a lot of hard work in the studio, the album »Born Again« is finally finished and we can not wait to play it live! Our shows will include new songs as well as all our old hits”, guitarist Alex smiles: Here comes the pain!

As a first impression of the new album, the band has released the music video of their song ‘You And Me’: https://youtu.be/y_VIfPByxiw

Get the digital single or stream the song: https://FarmerBoys.lnk.to/YouAndMe

Catch the band at one of the following live shows on their »Born Again Tour« throughout Germany this year!

26.11.  D         Cologne – Luxor
27.11.  D         Hamburg – Headcrash
28.11.  D         Hanover – Lux
30.11.  D         Schweinfurt – Stattbahnhof
01.12.  D         Frankfurt – Das Bett
05.12.  D         Munich – Backstage
06.12.  D         Magdeburg – Factory
07.12.  D         Berlin – Columbia Theater
13.12.  D         Freiburg – Jazzhaus
14.12.  D         Augsburg – Kantine
15.12.  D         Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn

Tickets will be available in our Nuclear Blast online shop on Friday, May 18th. On Wednesday, 16th May, at 10.00am CET, Myticket and CTS Eventim will start exclusive online pre-sales.



WHILE SHE SLEEPS – start pre-order for ’You Are We (Special Edition)’ and release ’Silence Speaks (Alternative Live Version)’

UK, Sheffield-based metal powerhouse WHILE SHE SLEEPS has started the pre-order for the special edition of their latest masterpiece »You Are We«. The re-issue will be released on the 20th of July and contains 8 additional tracks. Beside alternative versions and demos there are also 2 complete new tracks on it!
The band also released the alternative live version of their hit single ‘Silence Speaks’ today.

Pre-order »You Are We (Special Edition)« now here: http://geni.us/WSSYouAreWeSE
Or the digital version here: https://While-She-Sleeps.lnk.to/YouAreWeSpecialEdition
Check out ‘Silence Speaks (Alternative Live Version)’ here: https://While-She-Sleeps.lnk.to/SilenceSpeaksAlt

1. You Are We
2. Steal The Sun
3. Feel
4. Empire Of Silence
5. Wide Awake
6. Silence Speaks
7. Settle Down Society
8. Hurricane
9. Revolt
10. Civil Isolation
11. In Another Now
12. Feel (Alternative Version – Live at St Pancras Church)
13. Silence Speaks (Alternative Version – Live at St Pancras Church)
14. Hurricane (Alternative Version – Live at St Pancras Church)
15. Civil Isolation (Demo)
16. Feel (Demo)
17. Fear In Change (Instrumental Demo)
18. I Am While She Sleeps
19. Lost Ideas



THE ADICTS – release new music video for ’Fucked Up World’

The classic kings of punk, THE ADICTS, released their 11th studio album »And It Was So!« last November via Nuclear Blast in the US and Arising Empire in Europe and the UK. Today the band have revealed their brand new music video for the song ‘Fucked Up World’!

Watch the new video here: https://youtu.be/CXRY5nfvMj0
Order their latest album »And It Was So!«, here: http://geni.us/TheAdictsAndItWasSo

THE ADICTS recently announced new live dates for 2018, incl. appearances at Amsterdam‘s and Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival. Full dates below:

01.06.  D         Hanover – Expo Plaza
02.06.  D         Cologne – Live Music Hall
03.06.  NL        Amsterdam – Rebellion Festival
08.06.  E          Lleida – Kalikeño Rock Fest
09.06.  D         Leipzig – Felsenkeller
28.06.  UK       London – Islington Academy
29.06.  UK       Bristol – The Fleece
30.06.  UK       Manchester – North West Calling
01.07.  UK       Norwich – Waterfront
17.07. US         Tustin, CA – Marty‘s On Newport
18.07. US         Tustin, CA – Marty‘s On Newport
19.07. US         Tustin, CA – Marty‘s On Newport
20.07. US         Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre
21.07. US         San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
03.08.  F          Albi – Xtreme Fest
05.08.  UK       Blackpool – Rebellion Festival
11.08. CZ         Brno – Urban Rock Festival
28.09.  B          Sint-Niklaas – De Casino
29.09.  NL        Leiden – Gebr. De Nobel
01.10.  D         Krefeld – Kulturfabrik
02.10.  D         Wilhelmshaven – Pumpwerk
03.10.  D         Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
04.10.  D         Hamburg – Markthalle
05.10.  D         Dresden – Eventwerk
06.10.  D         Potsdam – Lindenpark
09.10.  D         Münster – Sputnik-Halle
11.10.  CZ        Prague – MeetFactory
12.10.  CZ        Ostrava – Brick House
13.10. HU         Budapest – Dürer Kert
14.10. SK          Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
15.10.  D         Munich – Backstage
18.10.  D         Nuremberg – Hirsch
19.10.  CH       Bern – Dachstock
20.10. FR          Selestat – Les Tanzmatten
21.10.  D         Frankfurt – Batschkapp

Tickets & info: https://theadicts.net/pages/tour



MADSEN – release second single ’Mein Erstes Lied’

After MADSEN already gave you a first taste with the song ‘Rückenwind’ of their upcoming album »Lichtjahre«, which will be released on the 15th of June, they’ve now released their second single ‘Mein Erstes Lied’. A wonderful melancholic and romantic guitar pop song where the band turned down their amps and focused on the melody of a clean guitar and an impulsive hi-hat. The lyrics are an hommage to the first time when you fall in love and all the memories that are linked to it. A super catchy song that is in no way inferior to the big MADSEN pop songs like ‘Lass Die Musik An’ or ‘Kompass’.

Sebastian Madsen tells about the song: “In the summer of 1998 I had my first real girlfriend. It felt like flying and like the whole world belonged to me. I think about the first parties, quarry ponds, making out for hours, bad skin, Tocotronic and the warmest summer ever. Some day she moved to Berlin and I stayed in the small and contemplative Wendland. We both chose our own ways which only cross very seldom these days. Meanwhile I live in Berlin too and when I’m back home in Wendland I often meet her mother in the shops. Sometimes she questions me about her daughter like if nothing happened during the last 20 years. That’s strange and nice at the same time. Most people never forget their first love and I just wanted to capture the lightheartedness of two teenagers and the pain of the first breakup in one song without any nostalgia. Just because it’s an inherent part of my life.”

Watch ‘Mein Erstes Lied’ here: https://youtu.be/Yz-nc9JCZqg
Get the song here: https://Madsen.lnk.to/MeinErstesLied
Pre-Order »Lichtjahre« now here: http://geni.us/MadsenLichtjahre

Before MADSEN will perform at Hurricane and Southside festivals this summer, they will warm up for the crowd at some exclusive club shows in Germany and Austria. While the concerts in Austria have been already announced and are on the way to being sold out, the tickets for the three German shows are now on sale. Make sure to grab your tickets now, the tickets are likely to be out of stock soon!

»Lichtjahre« – Tour 2018
04.05.              A         Vienna – Arena
05.05.              A         Salzburg – Rockhouse
11.05.              D         Berlin – Huxley’s
23.05.              D         Bochum – Zeche
24.05.              D         Hamburg – Markthalle

14.06.              D         Trier – Porta Hoch Drei Open Air
23.06.              D         Scheeßel – Hurricane Festival
24.06.              D         Neuhausen ob Eck – Southside Festival
27. – 29.07.      D         Viersen – Eier mit Speck Festival
17./18.08.        D         Georgsmarienhütte – Hütte Rockt Festival
17. – 19.08.      D         Großpösna – Highfield Festival
25.08.              D         Wolfshagen – Rock am Beckenrand

Tickets are available here: www.madsenmerch.de
Also watch ‘Rückenwind’ here: https://youtu.be/Hs-GnYVOYdE
Get the song here: https://Madsen.lnk.to/Rueckenwind




ALAZKA – release brand new music video for ’Everglow’

Recklinghausen, Germany-based post-hardcore act ALAZKA released the official music video of ‘Everglow’. The track comes off their debut record »Phoenix« which was released on the 1st of September in 2017.

The band comments: “We want to share this as a gift for you to celebrate our first year as ALAZKA. Without you none of this would have been possible. Thank you guys so much for making this dream become real. Our journey has just begun and we hope you guys will follow us on this path cause we have great things ahead.”

Watch the video now here: https://youtu.be/9j_j7TM4phc
Order »Phoenix« now here: http://geni.us/AlazkaPhoenix

The band will start their EU/UK tour with WE CAME AS ROMANS, POLARIS and THE PLOT IN YOU this week!

20.04.  A         Vienna – Impericon Festival @ Arena^
21.04.  D         Oberhausen – Impericon Festival @ Turbinenhalle^
22.04.  CH       Solothurn – Impericon Festival @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl^
24.04.  D         Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
25.04.  D         Hamburg – Logo
26.04.  D         Berlin – Musik & Frieden
27.04.  D         Munich – Impericon Festival @ Backstage
28.04.  D         Leipzig – Impericon Festival @ Messe
29.04.  D         Hanover – Faust
30.04.  NL       Sneek – Het Bolwerk

— WCAR Headlining —
02.05.   UK          Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
03.05.   UK          Bristol – The Fleece
04.05.   UK          Glasgow – Cathouse
05.05.   UK          Manchester – Night People
06.05.   UK          Leeds – The Key Club
08.05.   UK          London – Underworld
— WCAR Headlining —

09.05.   B            Antwerp – Zappa*
10.05.   D            Trier – Mergener Hof*
11.05.   D            Stuttgart – clubCANN*
12.05.   I              Pinarella – Rock Planet Club*



LANDMVRKS – release new single ’Scars (feat. Florestan Durand)’ + EU tour with NOVELISTS under way!

Marseille, France based metalcore newcomers LANDMVRKS kicked off their European tour with their labelmates NOVELISTS yesterday. To mark the occasion, the band has revealed a new single, ‘Scars’, featuring a guest solo by NOVELISTS guitarist Florestan Durand now. The accompanying music video can be viewed over on YouTube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ3JUAAPwBg

Get the song now, here: https://LANDMVRKS.lnk.to/Scars
Or listen to the track in the NB Novelties Playlist, here: https://open.spotify.com/user/nuclearblastrecords/playlist/6aw9wiedFzzhJiI96DhNhw

The band commented:
“‘Scars’ is probably our freshest and most exciting new song yet, it’s a different flavour added to our sound without compromising what LANDMVRKS is.

We are also finally doing a tour with our good friends NOVELISTS. We have a lot of fans in common who have been waiting for it to happen! We are really excited to bring it all over Europe and to play our new singles ‘Scars’ and ‘Fantasy’ on these shows.”

»European Spring Tour 2018«

13.04. I Venice – Argo16
14.04. I Pisa – Punte Parti
15.04. I Reggio Emilia – Tunnel Club ARCI
17.04. F Lyon – Péniche Loupika
19.04. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
22.04. D Berlin – Musik & Frieden
24.04. SK Bratislava – Randal Club (w/ SILVERSTEIN)
25.04. CZ Brno – Kino Faval Music Circus
26.04. CZ Ostrava – Barrák Music Club
28.04. B Genk – Pain Remains Fest*
29.04. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
01.05. UK London – Boston Music Room
02.05. UK Glasgow – The Garage (Attic Bar)
03.05. UK Birmingham – Asylum 2
04.05. UK Manchester – Rebellion
05.05. UK Sheffield – The Mulberry Bar

17.06. F Brétigny-Sur-Orge – Download Festival