The Defiled join Coal Chamber for UK tour

Defiled Iceberg Band Crop 640x360

The Defiled have revealed that they will join Coal Chamber on their upcoming UK tour.

The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that American Head Charge have had to pull out of the tour for personal reasons. Additional support for the dates will come from special guests Soil, and opening band Dope.

“We’re stoked to announce we are going to be joining our friends in Coal Chamber and Soil again,” says The Defiled frontman Stitch D. “It’s been a long time since we’ve played with these guys so we can’t wait. The 17 year old me is well chuffed!”

The Defiled have recently been holed up in Studio 606 in LA recording their new album. The studio is owned by Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl and is home to the legendary Neve mixing desk that was the subject of Grohl’s acclaimed documentary film Sound City: Reel to Real.

Says Stich of the recording sessions: “Getting to record at 606 has been such an insane experience. My two favorite bands of all time are Foo Fighters and Nirvana, so being able to record at Dave Grohl’s place – not only surrounded by all the guitars, drums and memorabilia that I grew up watching on TV and looking at in magazines, but to record on the famous Sound City desk which the greatest albums of all time have been recorded on – is utterly incredible. The sound from the desk is truly like no other.

“I actually used to have a picture on my wall in my bedroom when I was 13 of Kurt’s smashed guitar on the desk from when Nirvana were recording Nevermind…crazy how some things turn out.”

Coal Chamber, Soil, The Defiled and Dope will play:

20th May: Leeds / Stylus
21st May: Norwich / THE LCR
22nd May: Warwick / Copper Rooms
23rd May: Notthingham / Rock City
24th May: Glasgow / ABC
26th May: Bristol / Motion
27th May: Exeter / Lemon Grove
28th May: Brighton / Concorde 2
29th May: Wolverhampton / Wulfrun
30th May: Manchester / The Ritz
31st May: London / Koko

Tickets are available now from KiliLive.

Album Reviews | Live Reviews | News | SBA Lists | The Playlist | Under The Skin | Without A Song

…Trail Of Dead confirm two new UK shows

Trail Of Dead 2015

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have confirmed that they will play two UK shows in May.

The mighty Texans, who played a series of UK headline shows in November last year, will appear at the Temples festival pre-party at the Marble Factory in Bristol on the 28th of May, and then the Camden Rocks festival in London on the 30th of May.

The band released their most recent album, IX, via Superball Music last year, and you can read our review of it here.

Check out the band’s official video for track “The Ghost Within” below:

Album Reviews | Live Reviews | News | SBA Lists | The Playlist | Under The Skin | Without A Song

Gallows announce new album and share new single

Gallows - Derek Bremner photography
Photo (C) Derek Bremner photography

Gallows have released details of their forthcoming new album Desolation Sounds.

Their fourth studio LP will be released on the 13th of April via Venn/Play It Again Sam Records. Pre-order packages are available now via Gallows’ official website.

Says founding member Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard of the new album: “I think the album sounds really fearless. It’s the sound of a band that’s comfortable with playing music together, rather than trying to fit into a certain scene or zeitgeist or any preconceived notion of what the band should be. We just ignored the outside music world and made an album that felt good in our guts.”

To coincide with the announcement, Gallows have also shared their new single, “Bonfire Season”. You can watch the video for the new track below:

As if that wasn’t enough, Gallows will also play a short headline tour with Baby Godzilla in May, with confirmed dates as follows:

22nd May: Glasgow, Cathouse
26th May: London, Garage
27th May: Manchester, Sound Control

Album Reviews | Live Reviews | News | SBA Lists | The Playlist | Under The Skin | Without A Song