Bring Me The Horizon to release Wembley Arena show on DVD

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Bring Me The Horizon are to release the recording of their Wembley Arena gig as a 2CD/DVD package.

The set is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2015. Those who pre-order before February the 14th will have their name printed in the accompanying booklet.

The package, which will include a DVD of the concert and a 2 disc audio version, is set to retail at £25.

The band released their new single, “Drown”, this week. It’s their first new music since 2013 album Sempiternal.

A new limited edition vinyl boxset is also out featuring Bring Me The Horizon’s first EP and three of their studio albums.

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Steven Wilson details new album “Hand. Cannot. Erase.”

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Steven Wilson has confirmed details of his new album.

Hand. Cannot. Erase. will be released in March 2015 via Kscope. Wilson will support the release with a series of dates across the UK and Europe, also beginning in March.

Said Wilson of the news: “We’re currently developing a show that I hope will raise the bar musically and visually from my previous tours. The setlist will be based around the new album, of course, as well as casting the net further back into my past for a few surprises.”

Hand. Cannot. Erase. follows Wilson’s acclaimed 2013 album The Raven That Refused To Sing And Other Stories.

Confirmed tour dates in March next year are as follows, with more to be confirmed in due course:

Mar 12th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mar 13th: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Mar 14th: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Mar 16th: Edinburgh Queens Hall
Mar 17th: London Troxy
Mar 18th: Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Tickets will go on sale this Friday the 21st of November at 10am.

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Amaranthe announce 5 date UK tour for 2015

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Swedish metal band Amaranthe have announced a 5 date UK tour for March 2015.

The band are out on the road supporting the release of their third studio album, Massive Addictive.

The new album and live shows will be the band’s first with new co-vocalist Henrik ‘Scarpoint’ Englund.

Amaranthe will play:

Mar 17th: London O2 Academy
Mar 19th: Glasgow ABC2
Mar 20th: Manchester Club Academy
Mar 21th: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Mar 22th: Bristol Marble Factory

You can watch the band’s official video for new track “Drop Dead Cynical” below:

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Thunder to tour the UK with Reef in 2015

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UK rockers Thunder have announced three arena shows for March 2015.

Special guests for the concerts come in the form of Reef, with support from Tax The Heat. The gigs will be Thunder’s first arena headline appearances in the UK, but frontman Danny Bowes has said that they are keeping the number of shows down whilst guitarist Ben Matthews concentrates on his treatment for cancer.

“We would have preferred to do more, but we weren’t sure if Ben would be physically up to it,” says Bowes. “Rather than put undue pressure on him, we decided on a ‘less is more’ approach to give him the best chance.”

“Our audience has continued to grow over the past few years, so these shows will be a coming together of our old fans and the new ones in a fantastic celebration. We’re extremely proud of the new album and we can’t wait to play the new songs alongside the classics.”

Reef frontman Gary Stringer said of the shows: “It’s our great pleasure to be heading out on the road with a standalone band like Thunder. They’ve carved out their own path without conforming to anybody else’s ideals. We can’t wait to get on stage with them next year and have a huge party. Let the good times roll!”

Thunder will play:

Mar 12th: First Direct Arena, Leeds
Mar 13th: National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Mar 14th: Eventim Apollo, London

Tickets are on sale now via the Thunder Facebook Store, and will go on general release via Livenation on Friday.

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Joe Bonamassa releases behind-the-scenes video

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Blues rock musician Joe Bonamassa has released a behind-the-scenes video about the making of his new album.

Different Shades Of Blue will be Bonamassa’s 16th studio LP, and his first of all original material.

“Some records fight you, some records come in one take. This one’s fighting a little,” the singer, songwriter and guitarist admits in the footage. You can watch it below:

Different Shades Of Blue will be released on the 22nd of September via Provogue Records and is available for pre-order now.

Meanwhile, Bonamassa has announced a series of four shows at London’s Eventim Apollo in March of next year. He’ll be playing there on the 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st.

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