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By Stampede Press UK, Jul 28 2016 06:21AM


Bryan Scott (THE UNION UNDERGROUND): Vocals/Guitar

Tim King (SOiL): Bass

Adam Zadel (SOiL): Guitar

Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE): Drums

American hard rock band INTO THE FIRE was conceived in 2013 by vocalist Bryan Scott (The Union Underground, Cult To Follow), bassist Tim King (SOiL) and guitarist Adam Zadel (SOiL). Long time friend Will Hunt (Evanescence) was brought in on drums soon after.

"I was sitting around with Adam one day talking about who would be great to jam with", states bassist Tim King. "I shot Bryan Scott a text message and Into The Fire was born a day later."

The group grabbed onto this opportunity and started putting material together. According to Bryan Scott "As soon as Tim sent me the material I immediately had ideas and started putting vocals down. The music had the perfect vibe for what I wanted to do."

The first two released tracks 'Spit You Out' and 'From The Medicine' were engineered, produced and mixed by Bryan W.Scott and mastered by James Murphy. The result can be best described as a raw and stripped down rock sound with modern elements. The band's first video for 'Spit You Out' is scheduled for release as part of a special EP bundle, which is officially released 30th September 2016 via Pavement Entertainment.

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By Stampede Press UK, Jul 26 2016 10:13AM

Californian's bring the rock with debut album release this September

Appearing live at Planet Rockstock 2016

"They shoot riffs like crazed, bazooka-wielding freedom fighters, rocking their hard rock groove like a tractor teetering atop a cliff. IMMENSE." - Classic Rock Magazine

Following the well received debut EP 'Dig In', IDLEWAR IS BACK, with the release of their greatly anticipated first full length album, 'Impulse', in association with Pledge Music and PHD.

With the Pledge campaign now underway, fans will get the chance to hear and receive new material before the album is released, starting with lead single 'Criminal'.

. 'Criminal' :

. Pledge Music 'Impulse' :

With the core tracking for the album's ten songs recorded in just two days, Idlewar throws down a debut album which has an abundance of raw power. This new release shows the growth of the Orange County, Californian three piece, as 'Impulse' offers a widened scope to listeners, whilst remaining firmly planted in heavy / hard rock sonics.

"The writing process has become easier between the three of us. Initially, because it was all so new, there was a 'feeling out' period, but once we became more comfortable, the creative process opened things up so much", says drummer Pete Pagonis, who also produced 'Impulse'. The album was given its final audio punch, with mastering by Brian Lucey (Ghost 'Meliora', Black Keys 'El Camino', Arctic Monkeys 'AM', plus albums by David, 'Twin Peaks' 'Dune', Lynch) in Los Angeles.

From the one, two, three, groove drenched punches of 'Stone In My Heel', 'Soul' and 'Criminal', Idlewar showcase riffs, hooks and melodies with ease. By the time you reach track four, 'All That I've Got', vocalist / bassist James Blake delivers a stunning, emotionally charged vocal performance. Throughout 'Impulse', Blakes' vocals captures the essence of Idlewar, but never over-riding the well oiled, organic, solid instrumentation that he, Pagonis and guitarist Rick Graham professionally deliver, from start to finish. Never letting up but allowing enough variety to engage listeners, 'Impulse' is THE sound of Idlewar, and by the time 'Glory' knocks you to the floor and closing track, the speed junkie 'On Our Knees', hits you between the eyes, you'll be ready to press the repeat button.

'Impulse' is officially released 30th September 2016 via PHD.

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By Stampede Press UK, Jul 13 2016 09:59AM

"In one breath illustr8ors is a metamorphosis and a stubborn stride towards a place where the core components of rock'n'roll exist in a relative and contemporary time. In another breath illustr8ors is just a contemporary rock band giving a f**k about what it means to be alive in music now. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but right now"

Wave goodbye to BlackWolf (2014 Classic Rock Magazine 'Best New Band' Award Nominees + Planet Rock Radio Tour Headliners) and say hello to illustr8ors and their stunning, self titled debut ep (out 14th October 2016).

Featuring four white hot songs, this forthcoming ep is sharp, drenched in groove, ladened with hooks and melody, whilst intelligent and a straight to the point collection of music. No messing about, no gimmicks…this is what rock music sounds like right NOW.

illustr8ors is a different animal to BlackWolf. Whilst the band line up remains the same; this young five piece from Bristol, UK have been on a musical journey of discovery, both as a band and as individuals. Simply put, this is illustr8ors.

Scott Sharp - Vocals

Jason Cronin - Rhythm Guitar

John Greenhill - Lead Guitar

Ben Webb - Bass Guitar

Thomas Lennox-Brown – Drums

In their previous guise illustr8ors scored tours and supports with the likes of The Temperance Movement, Winger, Blues Pills, Von Hertzen Brothers and The Answer to name a few; a nomination for Classic Rock Magazine's 'Best New Band' roll of honour award, numerous playlist slots on major rock radio stations and a debut headline tour endorsed by Planet Rock Radio. However, it was time for a change. A time for a more decisive stride towards a definitive and individual sonic identity. A rebirth. That's when illustr8ors were born.

From the initial coffee shop conversations between new producer Toby Jepson (The Virginmarys) and frontman/singer Scott Sharp, right the way through to the numerous days of recording in the studio, the aim was simple. The band was in search of a new voice, one they could call their own and one that had something relevant and relative to say.

It didn't take long before band and producer were shedding away the fat and cutting at the bare bones of what this band were: A slick, riff loving, funked-up (slightly off-centered) melting pot of sas-mouthed rock'n'roll. Growth came quickly and the new songs came out swinging. From the immediate soaring hooks of 'Your Animal' to the foot-shuffling, popadelic declaration of identity that is 'Shush Shush', the excitement between band and producer was tangible. The end result is a selection of songs that tell the story of a unique band striding confidently forward into a contemporary music world, whilst not forgetting what it was about rock'n'roll that set their hearts alight in the first place. No throw back gimmicks. No bulls**t. Just rock music as this band hears it today.

illustr8ors self titled debut ep is released 14th October 2016. Don't miss the band play their first live show at Ramblin' Man Fair, Sunday 24th July 2016.

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By Stampede Press UK, Jul 12 2016 06:27AM

The year was 1992—not so long ago? Actually, it was nigh on 25 years ago, before kids and car payments, before growing up, it was still long hair and staying up all night, listening to your favourite music and not having to pay for it the next morning.

And then there was the rock band, Love/Hate.

Out and about with Ozzy Osbourne on his 'No More Tears' European tour. Somewhere in the middle of the mayhem, an early morning knock came on the tour bus door. Always the first one up, frontman Jizzy Pearl opened the door a crack and peered out, “Congratulations” said an Ozzy roadie, “Your new record just broke the Top 20!” That record was 'WASTED IN AMERICA', second in line and coming fast on the heels of their successful first record 'BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM'.

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of 'Wasted In America' and Jizzy Pearl will celebrate by playing the entire album in its entirety, a FIRST!

Along with many songs from 'Blackout In The Red Room' and 'LETS RUMBLE' -

JIZZY PEARL/LOVE/HATE joins his UK band and UK fans for an amazing night of songs and memories. And ALWAYS a meet and greet afterwards.

Get ready to get WASTED in March 2017 with JIZZY PEARL/LOVE/HATE!!

UK Tour March 2017 with guest 'Bulletproof Rose':

8th - EDINBURGH - Bannermans

9th - TBA


11th - EVESHAM - Iron Road

12th - WAKEFIELD - Snooty Fox

16th - NEWCASTLE - Trillians

17th - BASINGSTOKE - The Stage

18th - NORWICH - The Waterfront

19th - LONDON - Camden Underworld

23rd - WOLVERHAMPTON - Slade Rooms

25th - BALLYMENA - Diamond Rock Club

30th - TBA

31st - GLASGOW - Audio

April 2017:

1st - TBA

2nd - TBA

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By Stampede Press UK, Jul 10 2016 12:43PM

British technical/progressive metallers follow Bloodstock Festival main stage slot with Sworn Amongst co-headline UK tour this August.

Since releasing their acclaimed EP 'Virus' and having cut their teeth playing countless live shows, sharing stages with the likes of Scar Symmetry, Xerath, Hacktivist, Skindred, Fozzy, plus festival slots at Bloodstock, Download, Techfest and more, Cambion continue to impress with their own take on high energy, intelligent, technical metal. With a prestigious main stage appearance at Bloodstock Festival 2016, and a co-headline UK tour with Sworn Amongst this August, Cambion live is not to be missed.

The Devon 4 piece are currently in pre-production for their highly anticipated debut album. More news to follow.

Cambion live August 2016:


Cambion / Sworn Amongst Co-Headline UK Tour:

19th Aug - WORKSOP - The Frog - Worksop

20th Aug - BOLTON - Alma Inn


22nd Aug - EXETER - Exeter Cavern

23rd Aug - CAMBRIDGE - The Portland Arms

24th Aug - NORWICH - The Owl Sanctuary

25th Aug - BASINGSTOKE - Sanctuary Live UK

. Official Website

. Cambion on Facebook

By Stampede Press UK, Jul 6 2016 03:08PM

Beholder announce special guest inclusion on Onslaught 'The Force Revisited' UK-IRE Tour.

Onslaught return to home soil celebrating the 30th anniversary of their legendary opus 'The Force', while Beholder will be delivering tracks from their highly acclaimed ‘Reflections’ album which has taken the band to the next level:

"Progressive edged metallers Beholder have impressed...excellently crafted and crushingly performed...this is without a doubt the most cohesive collection of songs that Beholder have put to their name to so far" - Metal Hammer

"Beholder meld the labyrinthine and the massive to imposing all hangs together with bloody minded, ass-kicking panache" - Kerrang!

Beholder frontman Simon Hall: “Loving the thought of this tour already, and to be honest being on a bill with the mighty Onslaught and Anihilated means the punters get a real tour de force ……. Tour de Force ….. get it? “

Onslaught guitarist Nige Rockett comments “We are well and truly stoked to announce our upcoming tour of the UK & Ireland this Autumn, by the time we hit the road in November it will be well over 2 and a half years since we did the last run, we feel the time is now right to bring things home once again.

Everything is gonna be stripped back and brutal, just as Thrash Metal should be!”

Onslaught / Beholder / Anihilated live:


2nd SOUTHAMPTON – Talking Heads *

3rd GRIMSBY – Yardbirds *

4th LIMERICK - Dolans

5th DUBLIN - Voodoo

6th BELFAST - Limelight2

7th DERBY - Hairy Dog

9th SWANSEA – The Scene *

10th EDINGBURGH - Bannermans

11th GLASGOW - Audio

12th KETTERING – Athletic Club **

13th MANCHESTER -Rebellion

14th BIRMINGHAM - Rainbow

15th BANBURY - Wheatsheaf

16th CHESTER - Live Room

17th CARDIFF - Globe

18th BRISTOL - Fleece

19th LONDON - Titanfest

*Not Beholder

**Onslaught Only

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By Stampede Press UK, Jul 6 2016 05:28AM

SOiL announce October / November 2016 UK and European tour.

Chicago Heavy Rockers SOiL will embark upon an extensive UK and European tour in October /November 2016. The tour will kick off on 27th October in Utrecht, Netherlands and end on 26th November in Milton Keynes, England. The tour will see SOiL hitting some cities they have previously never played before. "This time we wanted to tap into some cities that have been asking us to play over the years and we haven't gone to before" states bassist Tim King. "We are looking forward to seeing some new places and making some new friends this time around."

Support for the dates will come from Memphis, TN rock veterans Saliva and Texas based new comers Sons of Texas. A fourth opener will be announced at a later date.

According to SOiL vocalist Ryan McCombs: "Every time we get home from a UK/European tour, I'm ready to go back.. It feels like it's been way to long since we've gotten to spend time with our UK/European SOiL family. I need to find me a place to hide in York England (My favourite city), so I can just stay there after this next tour wraps up!"

SOiL / Saliva / Sons Of Texas live:

October 2016:

27th UTRECHT (NL) Helling

28th JENA (DE) F-Haus


30th BORGO PRIOLO (IT) Dagda Club

November 2016:

1st VIENNA (AT) Szene Wien

2nd MUNICH (DE) Backstage Halle

3rd SUTTGART (DE) Universum

4th SITTARD (NL) Volt

5th BOCHUM (DE) Zeche

7th SOUTHAMPTON (ENG) Engine Rooms

8th BRIGHTON (ENG) Concorde 2

9th BRISTOL (ENG) The Fleece

10th READING (ENG) Sub 89

11th PLYMOUTH (ENG) The Hub

12th BARNSTAPLE (ENG) The Factory

13th CARDIFF (WAL) The Globe

15th LONDON (ENG) Islington Academy

16th NORWICH (ENG) Waterfront

17th MANCHESTER (ENG) Sound Control

18th SHEFFIELD (ENG) Corporation

19th BIRMINGHAM (ENG) O2 Institute 2

20th NEWCASTLE (ENG) Riverside

22nd GLASGOW (SCT) Cathouse

23rd HULL (ENG) The Welly

24th YORK (ENG) Fibbers

25th CHESTER (ENG) The Live Rooms

26th MILTON KEYNES (ENG) Crauford Arms

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By Stampede Press UK, Jun 14 2016 06:21AM

Following the announcement that they're to release a new studio album 'Forever!' on the 22nd of July (details here), U.S G-Punks (hed)p.e. has been confirmed as special guests on Alien Ant Farm's UK-IRE Tour this October and November. The tour will see (hed)p.e. performing songs from the new album plus a host of back catalogue classic songs and Alien Ant Farm will be playing their chart hit album 'ANThology‬' in full, to mark its 15th anniversary.

Joining them on a bill not to be missed will be Sumo Cyco and Kaleido.



18th - WAKEFIELD - Warehouse 23

19th - EDINBURGH - La Belle Angele

20th - ABERDEEN - Garage

21st - BELFAST - Voodoo Lounge

22nd - DUBLIN

24th - PRESTON - 53 Degrees

25th - BRISTOL - Marble Factory

26th - CHESTER - Live Rooms

27th - LEAMINGTON SPA - Assembly

28th - SOUTHAMPTON - Engine Rooms

30th - WOLVERHAMPTON - Slade Rooms

31st - LONDON - O2 Academy Islington


2nd - BARNSTAPLE - Factory

3rd - READING - Sun 89

4th - SOUTHEND - Chinnerys

5th - HULL - The Welly

6th - OXFORD - O2 Academy

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By Stampede Press UK, Jun 7 2016 10:17AM

British progressive metaller's BEHOLDER have been confirmed to play Bloodstock this August, promising to deliver a special ‘Reflections’ show, featuring a set based entirely on their critically acclaimed new album.

The new album ‘Reflections’ (released April 2016) has met to high praise from fans and press alike, with Metal Hammer Magazine claiming the album to be "excellently crafted and crushingly performed...this is without a doubt the most cohesive collection of songs that Beholder have put to their name to so far" and Kerrang! Magazine boldly stating that "Beholder meld the labyrinthine and the massive to imposing all hangs together with bloody minded, ass-kicking panache."

Beholder’s slot at Bloodstock Festival promises to be a highlight of this year’s event, with a number of guests joining the band on stage for the show. “Beholder’s return to Bloodstock is going to be something for us and the fans to savour”, says frontman Simon Hall, “The monumental feedback we’ve had for 'Reflections' has spurred us on to deliver a show full of surprises and special guests and we also intend to take every precious moment that we put into that album and honour The Sophie Lancaster Stage with fans, friends and family, on Friday 12th August. We look forward to seeing you all there. Bring it on!”

. Beholder On Facebook

. Bloodstock Festival Official Website

By Stampede Press UK, Jun 7 2016 03:00AM

Winger mainman triumphs with his debut classical music album

No.1 on Billboard traditional classical music chart

No.1 on iTunes classical music chart

No.3 on Billboard classical music chart

“Kip Winger is one of the best writers of the past three decades. Playing a 12-string guitar, with no other accompaniment, you realise he is a brilliant musician.” - Classic Rock Magazine

C.F. Kip Winger, the multi-platinum recording artist, composer and producer, may be known best for his success with rock band, Winger, and his early days as bass player with Alice Cooper. However the range and scope of his musical journey can be more fully experienced in his solo work, This Conversation Seems Like A Dream, Songs From The Ocean Floor, From The Moon To The Sun.

And now, with his first full length classical album, the acclaimed composer, producer and performer has debuted at Number 1 on the official Billboard and iTunes classical music charts. Performed by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, recorded at SkyWalker Sound, conducted by Martin West and co-produced by C.F. Kip Winger and 4 time Grammy winner Leslie Ann Jones, the new album features Winger’s acclaimed Ballet 'Ghosts', choreographed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, 'Conversations with Nijinsky', and the new composition 'A Parting Grace.'

Kip Winger plays his fifth annual 'An Evening With' London show, 17th September 2016 at The Borderline. Tickets on sale now.

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