Stoneghost announce album launch show

Stoneghost 2015

UK metal miscreants Stoneghost have announced an album launch show in London for next month.

The band will unleash their gargantuan metal grooves upon Upstairs At the Garage on the 20th of March to celebrate the launch of forthcoming debut LP New Age of Old Ways

The album is due out on the 27th of April via Mascot Label Group.

Stoneghost will also play a date at Hellfire Club next month and two headline shows later in the year, with confirmed dates as follows:

Mar 07th: Hellfire Club, Redhill
Mar 20th: Upstairs At The Garage, London
Jun 24th: Surya, London
Jun 25th: Sound Control, Manchester

Tickets are available now with prices starting from £5.00.

Check out the band’s official video for album track “Faceless Ghost” below and be sure to let us know what you think!

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The Replacements to play first UK show for 24 years

Replacements 2013

US legends The Replacements have announced their first UK gig for 24 years.

The band will play at London’s Roundhouse on the 2nd of June following two other European shows in Barcelona and Amsterdam.

Tickets for the Roundhouse gig cost £33.50 and £39.50 and will go on sale at 9am this Friday the 6th of February. You can find more details at the Roundhouse website.

The Replacements last played in the UK on the 16th April 1991 at London’s Marquee Club. The band reunited in 2012 and played new live shows in 2013. They released an unexpected new track, “Poke Me In My Cage”, late last year.

The Replacements will play:

28 May – Barcelona – Primavera Sound
30 May – Amsterdam – Paradiso
02 June – London – Roundhouse

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Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman will miss London show


Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman has pulled out of tomorrow night’s intimate London show following a bereavement.

Trohman’s mother sadly passed away during the weekend, meaning that Trohman understandably won’t be able to make the gig at Islington Assembly Hall. Fall Out Boy guitar tech Josh Newton, formerly of Every Time I Die and Joe’s other band The Damned Things, will stand in for Joe.

Trohman released a statement sharing the news:

“I regret to inform our fans that I will not be performing with the band this week in London. This was not an easy decision to make on my end. In an effort to be fully transparent, I would like to explain why. In late-September of 2014 my mother started showing signs of a serious illness related to a condition she was treated for 30 years ago. After some tests my mother was diagnosed with what is known as a glioblastoma multiforme. A glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of brain tumor one can get, and with no hope of finding a cure.

After several months of treatment (i.e. radiation therapy, chemotherapy) with no positive response, her health rapidly deteriorated. She was admitted into hospice by the end of December. My family and I have been by her side every step of the way.

As of Sunday, January 11 2015 my mother passed away. I can’t express the sorrow and heartache I am currently feeling. For now I have to be with my family and help everyone cope: Hopefully everyone reading this understands and holds no ill will towards me for making this decision.

In the mean time the show must go on. My dear friend, bandmate (from non-FOB projects) and guitar tech (i.e. guy who makes my gear work and keeps me looking/sounding good) Josh Newton will be more than filling in my shoes. He’ll help keep the guys company until I make my return.

Thanks for reading and understanding,

Joe Trohman”

Skin Back Alley’s thoughts are with Joe and his family and friends.

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David Gilmour makes surprise appearance at Earl’s Court

David Gilmour

Pink Floyd vocalist, guitarist and songwriter David Gilmour made a surprise appearance at London’s iconic Earl’s Court venue this weekend.

The now legendary musician played a version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” after making a guest appearance on lap steel guitar with headline act Bombay Bicycle Club.

Bombay… frontman Jamie MacColl told the crowd: “This man gave me my first guitar and he was one of the first people to play this venue. By my count he’s played here more than 27 times.”

According to Hammermith And Fulham Council Earl’s Court is to be demolished and redeveloped as “new villages and a high street.” The venue first opened in 1937.

You can watch fan shot footage of Gilmour’s performance below:

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Electric Wizard announce special one-off headline show

Electric Wizard

Electric Wizard have announced that they are to play a very special one-off show at Camden’s Roundhouse in London.

The gig will take place on the 15th of May with tickets going on sale this Friday at 10am. They will be available via and

Ahead of the London date, the band will also release a new single “Lucifer’s Slaves”. The song will be available on 10” vinyl & download, complete with exclusive artwork designed by the band themselves plus previously unreleased material.

The show and single follow in the wake of Electric Wizard’s new album Time To Die, released earlier this year. It is the band’s eighth studio LP and their first via Spinefarm Records.

Meanwhile, Electric Wizard will be appearing at CTM 2015 – Un Tune ‘Festival For Adventurous Music & Art’, due to take place at various venues across Berlin between the 23rd of January and 1st of February. Tickets and festival info can be found at

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