36 Crazyfists head to the UK for February 2015 tour

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36 Crazyfists have announced that they will tour the UK in February 2015.

Following their stint in Blighty, the band will then head out across Europe, taking in dates in The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.

The tour coincides with the release of 36 Crazyfists’ new album, Time and Trauma, due out via Spinefarm Records on the 16th of February. Support comes in the form of All Hail The Yeti and Cytota.

“February can’t come soon enough,” exclaims frontman Brock Lindow. “We can’t wait to kick off our world tour in the UK and Europe, and bringing our friends in All Hail The Yeti and Cytota just turns up the heat even more. Strap on your helmets and lace up your party boots, the Alaskans are coming for you!”

Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows:

Feb 04th: The Hub, Plymouth
Feb 05th: Sound Circus, Bournemouth
Feb 06th: Concorde 2, Brighton
Feb 07th: The Marble Factory, Bristol
Feb 08th: The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
Fev 10th: Classic Grand, Glasgow
Feb 11th: Newcastle Academy
Feb 12th: Manchester, Academy 3
Feb 13th: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Feb 14th: Asylum, Birmingham
Feb 15th: The Waterfront, Norwich
Feb 17th: Electric Ballroom, London
Feb 18th: Engine Rooms, Southampton
Feb 19th: O2 Academy, Oxford

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Mariachi El Bronx announce 15 date UK tour

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Mariachi El Bronx have announced a UK tour for early 2015.

The alter-ego of punk band The Bronx are currently on tour in Europe with Gogol Bordello, and will return to the UK for a 15 date headline jaunt in February.

The news comes hot on the heels of the release of a new single, “New Beat.”

Tickets for the February tour are on sale now, with confirmed dates as follows:

Feb 03rd: Edinburgh Electric Circus
Feb 04th: Glasgow King Tuts
Feb 05th: Manchester Gorilla
Feb 06th: Stoke On Trent Sugarmill
Feb 07th: Leeds Key Club
Feb 08th: Newcastle Cluny
Feb 10th: Huddersfield Parish
Feb 11th: Nottingham Bodega Social Club
Feb 12th: Brisol Thekla
Feb 13th: Gloucester Guildhall
Feb 14th: London Brooklyn Bowl
Feb 15th: Norwich Epic Studios
Feb 16th: Brighton Komedia
Feb 17th: Guildford Boileroom
Feb 18th: Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

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Bonafide to release new album in February 2015

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Swedish rockers Bonafide have shared details of their new album.

The aptly titled Denim Devils will be released on the 2nd of February via Off Yer Rocka Recordings, ahead of the band’s European tour in the summer.

Says frontman Pontus Snibb of the new album: “This record has a tougher live vibe and sound than the previous one, as it was recorded almost live in the studio. We wanted to get as close to a live show as possible, to capture that magic that happens on stage when everything’s coming together.”

The band released the first single from the album, “Hold Down The Fort”, as an EP last month.

Snibb adds: “The single Hold Down The Fort is a straight ahead rocker about always sticking up for someone to a 100%, never letting them down. One Kiss is another stand out track, with its catchy chorus that sticks in your mind from the first listen. It will be released as the second single this spring, with an accompanying video.”

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Marmozets announce biggest ever UK headline tour

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Marmozets have announced their biggest UK headline tour to date.

The band will play nine dates across the UK in February next year and have shared a previously unreleased track in celebration.

“Broken Reflection” was recorded during the sessions for Marmozets’ debut album, The Weird & Wonderful Marmozets, and is available to download for free until the 21st of December.

Said frontwoman Becca Macintyre when speaking to Metal Hammer magazine recently: “We were always that weird band who didn’t really fit in anywhere. Because we didn’t listen to other bands we had no real template or reference points for our music when we started.

“I think that worked to our advantage – we weren’t copying anyone. It was only when Sam Macintyre and Jack Bottomley discovered really technical mathcore bands that we started to pursue a certain direction.”

Tickets for the February dates go on sale this Friday at 9am via Live Nation. Support on the tour will come from Steak Number Eight and Thought Forms.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Feb 18th: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Feb 19th: London Electric Ballroom
Feb 20th: Bristol Fleece
Feb 21st: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Feb 23rd: Manchester Academy 3
Feb 24th: Glasgow Garage
Feb 25th: Newcastle Riverside
Feb 27th: Leeds Beckett Student Union
Feb 28th: Birmingham Library at The Institute

Marmozets secured 7th spot in Skin Back Alley’s Top Albums Of 2014 this week. Check out who made the list here.

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Phil Rudd will face trial in February judge rules

Phil Rudd in court

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will stand trial next year on charges of threatening to kill four people and possession of drugs, a New Zealand judge has ruled.

Rudd wasn’t present at the court hearing in Tauranga where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. It is likely that he will face a judge-only trial with no separate jury. Judge Tom Ingram said that a ruling will be made in February.

Rudd’s status as part of AC/DC remains in doubt, with his bandmates insisting that they will tour next year regardless of the outcome of the trial. Frontman Brian Johnson said recently: “I don’t think we have to do anything – fire him or anything. I think the situation is going to take care of itself.”

Rudd was recently replaced by Bob Richards of blues rockers Buck and Evans for two video shoots in London. AC/DC released their latest album, Rock Or Bust, yesterday.

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