Bullet For My Valentine confirmed to headline Camden Rocks and reveal mammoth UK tour

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine have been confirmed as headlining this year’s Camden Rocks festival.

The news has been kept under wraps until now, with rumours of a secret headliner circulating for some time. The Welsh metallers will play their set at Camden’s Electric Ballroom on the 30th of May.

Says BFMV frontman Matt Tuck: “We wanted to create a shit-storm, really! Hopefully it’ll be the perfect start to the album cycle and we can play some new songs and make a cool event out of it. The festival itself has a good vibe anyway, but with us being there at such late notice… It’s going to be chaos.”

In the meantime, the band have also announced a mammoth UK tour for later this year. You can check out the confirmed dates below.

Bullet For My Valentine’s new album, Venom, is due for release on the 14th of August. The band recently shared a lyric video for new track “No Way Out” and confirmed that Jamie Mathias has joined the band as bassist, replacing the departing Jay James.

“It wasn’t easy revisiting some very dark places to come up with lyrical content for this one,” says Tuck, “but once I knew where it was heading and I was comfortable with letting certain things out – all hell broke loose. It’s easily the most aggressive record we’ve ever done and lyrically it will no doubt touch a nerve with a lot of people that listen to it. I cannot express enough how proud I am of it, and can’t wait for everyone out there to hear it too. We’ve reinvented who we are and are ready to take on the world once more.”

Buy your Camden Rocks tickets here and check out BFMV’s video for “No Way Out” below.

Bullet For My Valentine’s confirmed UK tour dates are:

28 Belfast Ulster Hall
29 Dublin Olympia

1 Bournemouth Academy
2 Reading Hexagon
3 Guildford G Live
5 Aylesbury Waterside
6 Stoke Victoria Hall
7 Lincoln Engine Shed
9 York Barbican
10 Aberdeen Music Hall
11 Dunfermline Alhambra
13 Middlesbrough Empire
14 Carlisle Sands
16 Leicester Academy
17 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
18 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
20 Swansea Brangwyn Hall
21 Southampton Guildhall
22 Ipswich Regent Corn Exchange

Tickets go on sale this Friday.

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Yawning Dog announce UK headline tour

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Those mighty Hemsworth hounds Yawning Dog have announced a UK headline tour for May.

The news comes hot on the heels of early 2015 shows supporting the likes of Bi:Lingual.

Support for the new gigs will come from the awesome Dancing Cake on selected dates*, with confirmed shows as follows:

13th May: Night And Day Cafe, Manchester
15th May: Maguires, Liverpool*
16th May: The Lofthouse, Nottingham*
20th May: Bad Apples Bar, Leeds*
21st May: Whirling Dervish, Middlesborough*
22nd May: Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
23rd May: Lounge 41, Workington
24th May: Corner Flag, Sunderland*

Yawning Dog recently won the Breakthrough Act Of The Year award from London based music website, Musically Fresh, and you can watch the video for their track “Ive Only Got One Ghost” below:

Find out more via Yawning Dog’s official Facebook and Soundcloud pages.

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Bloodstock reveals Sophie Lancaster Stage headline acts

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Bloodstock has revealed details of the Sophie Lancaster Stage headline acts for 2015.

Topping the bill on the metal festival’s Friday night will be dutch symphonic metal band Delain. In a statement revealing the news the band said: “It will be an extra important and special occasion for us to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage and meet up with our friends at the Sophie Lancaster Foundation again. We look forward to rocking out at Bloodstock and hope to see many of you there!”

Delain’s song “We Are The Others” was written about Sophie Lancaster.

The headline act on Saturday will be Fleshgod Apocalypse who will be making their Bloodstock debut this year. Said the band of the news: “It’s a great honour for us and we can’t wait to crush one of the most important stages in the UK and Europe!”

Other bands playing sets on the Sophie Lancaster stage will include Mordred, Destrange and Battalion.

Bloodstock takes place over the weekend of 6th-9th August 2015 at Catton Park, Derbyshire. Already announced for the festival are Rob Zombie, Within Temptation, Trivium, Sabaton and Opeth.

Bloodstock Lineup - 20th January 2015

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Metallica return to the UK for Reading & Leeds 2015


In a festival exclusive, Metallica are returning to the UK next year with a headline appearance at Reading & Leeds 2015. It will be the metal titan’s only UK festival set.

Said drummer Lars Ulrich of the news: “We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!”

Reading & Leeds festival boss Melvin Benn echoed Ulrich’s words: “[Metallica’s] amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK’s most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres. I’m looking forward to revealing the rest of the festival line up, which will feature the absolute best of rock, indie, dance and hip-hop and will only add to the amazing atmosphere that make Reading & Leeds so special.”

Also confirmed for the festival are the post-hardcore band Refused and US metalcore group Pierce The Veil.

Tickets for the festival are available via Seetickets priced at £205 plus booking fee for a full weekend ticket.

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Kiss, Motley Crue and Slash confirmed for Download 2015

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So the rumours are true! Legendary US rockers Kiss are the final headline act confirmed to close out 2015’s Download Festival.

Playing on Sunday the 14th of June, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s crew will immediately follow the equally notorious Motley Crue who are set to end live touring for good at the end of next year. Also confirmed for the bill are guitar legend Slash, and UK stalwarts Enter Shikari.

Says Paul Stanley of the news: “Download has become a tradition of stature that separates the pretenders from the contenders and the champs from the chimps. It will be an honour to take our turf and leave no doubt why we wear the crown.”

Simmons added: “To all our fans – our intention is to get on that stage, blow the heavens to smithereens and take no prisoners.”

Said Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx: “Download is a very special event for me. It’s been a major destination since I started and I’m always excited to be a part of it.”

Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari says: “The thing I love more than anything is playing outside at night. We thank Download for the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the great outdoors and engulf and deluge festival-goers with our noise. It is an honour to be closing the night – and because of this we will bring illuminations with us. Do attend.”

Tickets for Download 2015 go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 20th of November, via www.downloadfestival.co.uk

Download 2015 Headline Lineup

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