Watch! Black Moth release live video for song “Tumbleweave”

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Black Moth have released a live video for their song “Tumbleweave”. The track is lifted from their forthcoming album, Condemned To Hope.

The clip was filmed at the band’s recent gig at London’s Barfly, and comes ahead of the new album’s release on the 15th of September via New Heavy Sounds.

Condemned To Hope is available to pre-order here, and Black Moth head out on the road later this month with labelmates Limb confirmed as support.

You can watch the live clip for “Tumbleweave” below:

Black Moth will play:

Sep 26th: Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Sep 27th: Liverpool Kazimier
Sep 28th: York Dutchess
Oct 01st: London Underworld
Oct 02nd: Birmingham Asylum 2
Oct 03rd: Manchester Roadhouse
Oct 05th: Glasgow The Attic
Oct 06th: Sheffield Corporation

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Watch! Anathema release lyric video for eponymous track

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Liverpudlian Prog band Anathema have released a video for their song “Anathema”, taken from their most recent album, Distant Satellites.

The parent album was released via Kscope in June and saw the band nominated for an award in the ‘Anthem’ category at this year’s Progressive Music Awards.

The band will be touring the UK this Autumn, with confirmed dates as follows:

18th of Sep: Belfast Limelight
19th of Sep: Dublin Button Factor
21st of Sep: Glasgow ABC2
22nd of Sep: Newcastle Academy 2
23rd of Sep: Manchester Academy 3
25th of Sep: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
26th of Sep: London Koko
27th of Sep: Bristol Thekla
28th of Sep: Southampton Talking Heads

You can watch the video for “Anathema” below:

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Listen as Yorkshire grungers Allusondrugs stream debut EP in full!

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Yorkshire grunge rockers Allusondrugs are streaming their eponymous – and awesome! – debut EP in full.

You can listen here at Skin Back Alley by clicking below.

The EP will be released via Clue Records on the 21st of July. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order your copy of the six track monster, here.


The band will be playing an extensive string of live shows throughout the summer and early autumn, so there’s really no excuse not to check them out! Tour dates are as follows:

July:

11 Keighley Exchange Arts Centre
12 Leeds Works Skatepark
17 Camden Proud Galleries
19 Huddersfield Bar 1:22
20 Sheffield Rocking Chair
25 Sheffield Tramlines Festival
26 Barnsley Coalfields Festival
26 Workington Lounge 41
27 Wakefield Clarence Festival

August:

1 Sowerby Bridge Puzzle Hall
2 Leeds Temple of Boom
7 Glasgow Bar Bloc
14 Leeds Wharf Chambers
23 Maidstone Rafters

September:

5 Halifax Dog House
8 Wakefield Warehouse 23
11 Glasgow Hairdressers
12 Aberdeen Downstairs
13 Long Division Festival Wakefield
13 Liverpool Pickett / Division
14 Newcastle Think Tank
15 Swansea Static Bar
16 Nottingham Red Rooms
17 London Upstairs The Garage
18 Brighton Sticky Mikes
19 Milton Keynes Crawford Arms
20 Huddlefest Huddersfield
21 Guilford Boiler Rooms
22 Southampton Joiners
27 Carpe Diem Leeds

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Italian rockers Armonight to embark on UK tour

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Italian hard rockers Armonight have announced a series of live dates in the UK in support of their third full length album, Recover.

The album, released in December of last year, sees Armonight take a more guitar oriented approach to their sound. The LP was recorded at Malo Sound Therapy Recording Studios in Vicenza and is distributed via Klasse1 Edizioni.

The band were recently subject to the censorship of their new album cover, as it’s painted depiction of a naked female looking out at the sun setting over the sea, back to the viewer, was deemed to have the potential to cause offence. Armonight were therefore forced to place a “censored” label across the figures buttocks.

Said the band via a statement on their website: ” The band was forced to apply a “CENSORED” label on the “buttocks” because their graphical representation is considered “immoral” by the authorities. The original physical copies of the CD represent the image without censure. You will judge if the Nude can be offensive for someone’s sensibility.”

You can watch the official video to new song “Night Of Illusions” below:

Armonight will play:

28th of Aug: Merry Monk, Bishop Auckland
30th of Aug: Raffs Bar, Wellingborough
31st Aug: South Sea Live, Sheffield
2nd of Sep: Lady Luck Bar, Canterbury
4th of Sep: The Roadhouse, Birmingham
5th of Sep: The Patriot, Crumlin

Armonight Recover Album ArtCheck out Armonight’s official webpage at armonight.com, or head on over to their Facebook page here and their official Twitter feed here

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Atreyu announce their return to music!

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Californian metalcore band Atreyu have announced their return!

The band will play their first set since the start of a three year hiatus at this year’s Aftershock Festival in September.

“We have been spending the last few months planning this moment. Writing new music and thinking about the future while also reflecting on the past. We all came to the conclusion that it was the right time. Our history is too powerful to ignore forever. Our fans have given us too much. The void of Atreyu, in the world and within ourselves, had existed for long enough. We are happy to announce that after almost 4 years, the beast has risen!” says drummer Brandon Saller.

“To say we are looking forward to playing this year’s Aftershock Festival is an understatement. It’s been three-plus years since we have rocked the stage as brothers, and to be playing with all these high caliber bands, in the state that we call home, is truly awesome.” frontman Alex Varkatzas adds.

No details of further performances or studio recordings have yet been confirmed, but rest assured Skin Back Alley will bring you the news as soon as we have it!

As a little reminder, check out the band’s video for “Her Portrait In Black” below:

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