Iron Maiden to live stream final show of The Book Of Souls World Tour from Wacken Open Air Festival

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Iron Maiden are set to play the final show of The Book Of Souls World Tour on the 4th of August at Wacken Open Air Festival and are going to be live-streaming the whole show.

ARTE Concert will feature the entire iconic performance via Livestream, promising lavish camera attention and access from anywhere in the world.

Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says: “We decided to finish the tour at Wacken as it is the ideal way to end this magical tour playing to 80,000 core metal fans at this legendary Metal festival. Everywhere we’ve played the fans have been amazing and the reaction to the new songs and stage show has been phenomenal. The band has loved every minute on stage.

“So when Wacken and ARTE asked us to consider a live stream of our performance there we jumped at the chance to give our fans an end of tour gift. Streaming this final show live globally allows us to thank the many fans we played to so far, and, for those who couldn’t get to see us this time round, a chance to see just how spectacular the live concert is and what they missed!”

Say Holger Hübner and Thomas Jensen of ICS and Wacken in a joint statement: “We are incredibly happy to be able to give all these Iron Maiden and Wacken Open Air fans, worldwide, this highlight at the close of the spectacular ‘Book of Souls’ Tour.

“Heavy Metal fans are the best fans in the world, and Iron Maiden fans are unparalleled. It is so brilliant that everybody who could not get a ticket for the W:O:A will be able to enjoy this ‘Night To Remember’.”

Iron Maiden’s The Book of Souls World Tour has been on the road since late February, playing to over 1.5 million fans with 72 shows in 36 counties and six continents.

Iron Maiden at Wacken Open Air with The Book Of Souls World Tour is on Thursday, 4th August, from 9.30 pm CET. You can watch exclusive and worldwide on Livestream at and

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Ticketmaster and Livenation team up with indie labels for free Download Festival compilation

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Ticketmaster and Livenation have teamed up with four independent record labels to offer a free compilation featuring ten bands who will be performing across this weekend’s Download festival in Donington.

Overseen by promoter Andy Copping and available to download instantly, the album consists of tracks from the legendary Earache Records, Eleven Seven Music, Mascot Label Group and Napalm Records.

Get your hands on some free music, Download festival style!

You can grab your copy of the compilation here. The full tracklisting is as below:

01. Rival Sons – “Hollow Bones Part 1” (Main Stage)
02. Sixx:A.M. – “Rise” (Main Stage)
03. Skindred – “Saying It Now” (2nd Stage)
04. Monster Truck – “Don’t Tell Me How To Live” (Main Stage)
05. The Temperance Movement – “Battle Lines” (Main Stage)
06. As Lions – “White Flags” (2nd Stage)
07. Escape The Fate – “Alive” (3rd Stage)
08. From Ashes To New – “Lost and Alone” (4th Stage)
09. Counting Days – “Liberated Sounds” (4th Stage)
10. Lawmower Deth – “Did You Spill My Pint” (3rd Stage)

This year’s Download festival takes place at Donington Park on the 10th – 12th of June. Iron Maiden will close the festival with a headline appearance on the 12th, the band’s only confirmed UK appearance for 2016.


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Boss Hog return with news of new EP ‘Brood Star’ and new track ‘Wichita Grey’

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Boss Hog, the New York outfit featuring husband and wife Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez, have announced that they are to release a new EP.

Brood Star contains four new tracks and will be released on the 1st of July via In the Red.

The band also say that following the EP they will release their fourth full-length record, Brood X, the follow-up to 2000’s Whiteout.

Boss Hog played some reunion shows in 2008, but the new material ends what has effectively been a 16 year hiatus.

You can hear the first track taken from the new EP – “Wichita Grey” – below.

Boss Hog Brood Start EP coverThe complete tracklisting for Brood Star is:

01. “Wichita Grey”
02. “Nymph Beat”
03. “Devious Motherfucker”
04. “Disgrace”

Boss Hog have also confirmed the following live shows taking place in July:

Jul 11th: Seattle, WA, The Crocodile
Jul 12th: Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
Jul 13th: Eugene, OR, HiFi Music Hall Lounge
Jul 14th: San Francisco, CA, Slim’s
Jul 15th: Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex (In the Red 25th anniversary show)
Jul 16th: San Diego, CA, Casbah

Connect with Boss Hog at:

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Prophets Of Rage announce full US tour kicking off in July

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Prophets Of Rage, the collective featuring members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, has announced a full US tour.

The Make America Rage Again Tour kicks off on the 19th of July in Cleveland, OH, winding up in Chula Vista, CA in October. A portion of the proceeds from every show will be donated to a local homeless charity.

The crew, which features Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill, recently played sold out shows at LA’s Whisky A Go Go, The Hollywood Palladium and Warsaw Ballroom in Brooklyn.

Say the band: “We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs.
It’s time to take the power back. This historical moment demands a radical soundtrack, and that’s what we intend to provide.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday the 10th of June and will be available via

Prophets Of Rage US tour dates:

Jul 19th: Cleveland, Ohio, venue TBD
Aug 19th: Fairfax, VA, Eagle Bank Arena
Aug 20th: Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
Aug 21st: Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
Aug 23rd: Harford, CT, The Xfinity Theatre
Aug 24th: Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 26th: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 27th: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
Aug 28th: Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 30th: Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
Aug 31st: Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
Sep 01st: Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep 03rd: Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 04th: St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 05th: Kansas City, MO, Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
Sep 07th: Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 10th: Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
Sep 11th: Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Ampthitheatre
Sep 13th: Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 15th: Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
Sep 17th: Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep 25th: Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep 27th: Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Sep 29th: Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Oct 01st: Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct 02nd: West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
Oct 04th: Atlanta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Oct 05th: Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
Oct 07th: Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
Oct 08th: Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 09th: San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
Oct 11th: El Paso, TX, El Paso County Coliseum
Oct 12th: Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheatre
Oct 14th: Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Event Center
Oct 16th: Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre

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Jenny Hval details new album ‘Blood Bitch’ and streams new track ‘Female Vampire’

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Jenny Hval has confirmed that she will release her new album, Blood Bitch, on the 30th of September.

It will be the follow up to the Norwegian artist’s 2015 release, Apocalypse, Girl.

Says Hval of the new material: “Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood – menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers.

Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the 70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time – a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence.”

You can hear a new track from the album, Female Vampire, via the stream below. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.

The track list for Blood Bitch is:

Jenny Hval Blood Bitch cover01. “Ritual Awakening”
02. “Female Vampire”
03. “In The Red”
04. “Conceptual Romance”
05. “Untamed Region”
06. “The Great Undressing”
07. “Period Piece”
08. “The Plague”
09. “Secret Touch”
10. “Lorna”

Jenny Hval has confirmed the following 2016 tour dates:

Jun 03rd: Duedingen Kilbi Festival, Switzerland
Jun 04th: Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival, Spain
Jul 16th: Chicago Pitchfork Festival, IL
Aug 05th: Katowice Off Festival, Poland
Sep 01st-05th: Blandford End Of The Road Festival, UK
Sep 14th: Oslo Ultima Festival, Norway
Sep 30th: New York LPR, NY
Oct 17th: Glasgow Stereo, UK
Oct 18th: Manchester Soup Kitchen, UK
Oct 19th: London Oslo, UK
Oct 21st: Brussel AB, Belgium
Oct 22nd: Paris Point Ephemere, France
Oct 24th: Luzern Suedpol, Switzerland
Oct 26th: Berlin Kantine Am Berghain, Germany
Oct 27th: Amsterdam De School, Netherlands
Oct 28th: Hamburg Kampnagel, Germany
Oct 29th: Copenhagen Jazzhouse, Denmark
Nov 11th: Los Angeles Resident, CA

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