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:

September
28 Belfast Ulster Hall
29 Dublin Olympia

October
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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Corrosion Of Conformity confirm European tour

Pepper Keenan
Pepper Keenan

Corrosion of Conformity have confirmed a series of European tour dates. The shows will be their first with Pepper Keenan back in the COC camp.

Says bassist Mike Dean: “This is all about going out and celebrating some of the classic material, and at the same time it’s about tuning up the chemistry and the energy to possibly create a new album or two with this lineup.”

Keenan hasn’t played a full tour with Corrosion Of Conformity since 2006 and this will be the first time that the band’s Deliverance lineup has played together since 2001.

The band’s most recent album, IX, was released last year.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday 16th January at 9am. You can grab yours via LiveNation.

Confirmed dates in the UK are as follows:

Mar 07th: Manchester Academy 2
Mar 08th: Glasgow Garage
Mar 09th: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Mar 11th: Bristol Bierkeller
Mar 12th: Colchester Arts Centre
Mar 13th: London Electric Ballroom

Meanwhile Corrosion Of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin is in the process of launching new supergroup Teenage Time Killers with fellow founder members Mick Murphy (of My Ruin, Birds Of Satan and Neanderthal) and John “Lou” Lousteau. The group’s debut album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, will be released in 2015 via Rise Records and features contributions from a veritable whos-who of rock, punk and metal greats.

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Queensrÿche line up UK tour dates for 2015

Queensrÿche Band Shot

Queensrÿche have added UK dates to their 2015 tour schedule.

The US progressive metal band will play London, Brighton and Bristol in August.

The group are currently running a Pledge campaign to help fund a new album, the first since their controversial split with original frontman Geoff Tate.

Said the band in statement: “It’s been a turbulent year for Queensrÿche – and we’ve decided to harness that energy and drive into making a killer new record.”

Queensrÿche also recently launched a scheme that allows fans to become shareholders in the band’s holding company. For a $50,000 stake investors will become shareholders in Queensrÿche Holdings LLC.

The band’s Building The Empire Pledge campaign currently has 64 days left to run.

Confirmed UK tour dates are as follows, with support coming from Death Angel on all dates, and Armored Saint in London:

Aug 05th: Bristol Marble Factory
Aug 06th: London Electric Ballroom
Aug 07th: Brighton Concorde 2

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Funeral For A Friend reveal new track and album

F4AF Band Shot

Funeral For A Friend have revealed details of their new album, Chapter And Verse, and have shared a new song, “You’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions.”

The follow up to 2013 album Conduit, the band’s seventh LP is slated for release on the 19th of January via Distiller Records. In a statement accompanying the announcement, the album is described as “unapologetically political” and “a far cry from the band’s early material.”

Vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye says the track offers a stark warning: “Never trust something you can’t see with your own eyes.”

Funeral For A Friend will play a select number of dates between now and December, before returning for a UK headline tour in January.

You can listen to “You’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions” below:

Funeral For A Friend will play:

2014 Live Dates
Oct 03rd: Barrow In Furness Nines
Oct 04th: Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Oct 05th: Make A Scene Festival, Middlesborough
Nov 28th: Cheltenham 2 Pigs
Nov 29th: Rugby Vault
Nov 30th: Wrexham Comic Con After-party
Dec 18th: Cardiff University
Dec 19th: Frome Cheese & Grain

2015 UK Headline Tour
Jan 15th: Bristol Fleece
Jan 16th: Birmingham Institute
Jan 17th: Manchester Gorilla
Jan 18th: Glasgow King Tuts
Jan 19th: Newcastle Riverside
Jan 20th: Leeds University
Jan 21st: London Electric Ballroom
Jan 22nd: Southampton 1865

The full tracklist for Chapter And Verse is:

01. “Stand By Me For The Millionth Time”F4AF Album Cover-001
02. “You’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions”
03. “Pencil Pusher”
04. “You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself”
05. “1%”
06. “After All These Years…Like A Lightbulb Going Off In My Head”
07. “Modern Excuse Of A Man”
08. “Inequality”
09. “Brother”
10. “Donny”
11. “The Jade Tree Years Were My Best”

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Opeth set for UK tour dates later in the year

Opeth

Opeth have confirmed that they are set to play UK tour dates later this year.

Revealing details of a European tour that didn’t include any UK dates has had fans of the band in uproar.

Responding to the outcries of UK fans however, keyboardist Joakim Svalberg said: “Hold yer horses! More dates to be announced real soon. Big festivals usually have clauses in their contracts, stating no shows nearby are to be announced until the festival happens. Download is one of those Festivals, as is Getaway Rock in Sweden.”

Confirmed dates currently include 15 shows in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway.

Opeth are set to headline the Pepsi Max stage at the Download festival on Friday. Their new album, Pale Communion, is due for release on the 25th of August. It had originally been scheduled for release this month, but production delays forced the band to postpone the launch.

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