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Hammerfest X

The Final Line-up is announced.

The lines of battle are drawn: the Army of the Faithful have answered the call. Hammerfest X (The 10th Anniversary) announces its final magnificent metal, multi-genre line-up, and has SOLD OUT. The three-day battle will commence on the 15th March, 2018 then run to the 18th at Camp HRH, Pwllheli.

“Hammerfest X is going to be big!” CEO Jonni Davis promises, “We’ve got a decade to celebrate. We’ve listened to our community and picked the acts they want. What’s more, this time around we’re putting on stages that cross the genres of metal, giving platforms at Hammerfest to talent from many forms of metal HRH is famed for.”

Headlining Friday night are Sepultura (Brazil’s most metal export), as already announced, and bringing the Newport Helicopter to this 10th anniversary are HRH favourites, the uber-awesome, award-winning Welsh metal legends Skindred who will be headlining the Saturday night.

Check out Skindred’s ‘WARNING’ from album ‘Union Black’….

Hammerfest is also pleased to announce further bands will be joining its 10th Anniversary celebration ranks: extreme metal band Anaal Nathrakh, Thyrfing from Sweden bring some Viking metal to the mix, the intense punk of Feed the Rhino, Limb, Death the Leveller, Warpath, Triverse Massacre, and Bearfist. Also: Ex People, Repulsive Vision, De La Tierra, Jukebox Monkey, Arbor Low, Mörti Viventi, Forged in Black, and Donkerkarnuffel.

These join the other great bands already announced: Hellyeah, Gloryhammer, Raging Speedhorn, Conan, Blaze Bayley, Grimner, Mael Mordha, Blood Red Throne, Cypecore, Sumo Cyco, OHHMS, Critical Solution, Red Rum, Triaxis, Asomvel, Belligerence, Deadly Circus Fire, Dead Label, Codex Alimentarius, Obzidian, Ballsdeep, Fallen Arise, Vice, Footprints in the Custard, and Callus.
Remember, this cycle also features various genre stages representing HRH Doom, HRH Stoner, HRH Metal, HRH Thrash and the new Dark Brother: HRH Black. As promised, this event caters for the full Metal spectrum. The fans choose and ask: Hammerfest delivers.

This event is completely sold out but for waiting lists, please call Rebecca on 0207 193 9564

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The Virginmarys

New EP ‘Sitting Ducks’ release date.

Macclesfield rockers ‘The Virginmarys‘ have announced their new EP ‘Sitting Ducks’ will be released 22nd September 2017.

A collection of four new songs including ‘Sweet Loretta‘ (previous Classic Rock MagazineTracks Of the Weekwinner + Team Rock featured ‘Singles Club’), this self-produced release carries the mantra of ‘Peace, Love, Truth, Music’. ‘Sitting Ducks‘ is a cutting and sincere EP that speaks directly to what it is to live, love, and lose.

Available now to pre-order through the band’s website and Pledge Music, The Virginmarys chose to self-release in order to connect directly to their fans. Frontman Ally Dickaty commentsWe’ve always been hard to pigeon hole and we thank our fans time and again for letting us be ourselves so we can grow together. We have an army of incredibly dedicated fans and our lives shows have become all the more special for it. In these unpredictable times, we want to be part of the answer and put something true into the world.”

‘Sitting Ducks’ is a follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 albumDivides‘, which received wide praise from Consequence of Sound, Wall Street Journal, Clash Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and more. While ‘Divides‘ reflected the fear and darkness of unpredictable times, ‘Sitting Ducks’ showcases both light and shade. Dickaty explainswe wanted to release some music that that the fans can move to and feel, sonics and words that make them feel empowered, but never lose that heartbreaking quality.”

The Virgimarys exploded onto the rock music scene in 2013 with their album King of Conflict, which debuted #3 on the Billboard New Artist Alternative Chart and #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. With King of Conflict, the Virginmarys were dubbed the buzz band of SXSW, received major support from US Active Rock and Alternative radio, and press acclaim from Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, USA Today, and more. The band followed up with 2016’s Divides which, in addition to major press, was hailed by Apple Music, Spotify, Yahoo! Music, and more. The Virginmarys have brought their highly charged live show to tours throughout the US, Europe, and Japan, supporting artists including Queens of the Stone Age, Shinedown, Buckcherry, Eagles of Deathmetal, Crobot, and hitting huge festivals to include Reading & Leeds, Download Fest, Sonisphere, Isle of Wight Festival, and more.

Watch a studio demo of the track ‘Motherless Land’ taken from the album ‘Divide‘, released last year.

The new EP ‘Sitting Ducks’ is now available for pre-order via the bands official website or from Pledge Music.

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Cradle Of Filth

RELEASE OFFICIAL MAKING OF ‘HEARTBREAK AND SEANCE’

UK’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the official making of the music video for the first single off their eagerly awaited 12th album, Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay.

See the making of here: https://youtu.be/FJwqiLOuF3o

Watch the music video here: https://vimeo.com/224915782

The album is now available for pre-orders: http://nblast.de/CoFCryptoriana
Get ‘Heartbreak And Seance‘ as an instant grat when you buy the album digitally.

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on Sep 22 via Nuclear Blast.

Also below is the stunning cover artwork by Arturs Berzinš. Berzinš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.

CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR:
30.10. Belfast – Limelight
31.10. Dublin – Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester – Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow – Garage
04.11. Birmingham – O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church – Leeds
07.11. Oxford – O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton – Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich – Waterfront
10.11. London – Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller

Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

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