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By Stampede Press UK, Jul 21 2015 06:04PM

This is CITY OF THIEVES and their debut EP 'INCINERATOR' - 4 tracks of no messin, straight up British heavy rock; accompained by the smokiness setting of a bar room live acoustic jam.

With the band making their live debut at this year's Camden Rocks Festival - City Of Thieves have been confirmed for Bloodstock Festival, Legends Of Rock and Planet Rock Radio ROCKSTOCK - expect headline shows and special guest slots to be announced shortly.

Since making their live debut at Camden Rocks Festival in May, the buzz is spreading about City Of Thieves – no frills, no messin', no gimmicks – it's heavy rock in its purest form and will send you straight to the front of the stage with sledgehammer riffs, hooks and melodies.

Working with acclaimed artist and producer Toby Jepson (Little Angels, The Answer, The Virginmarys) City Of Thieves frontman/bassist Jamie Lailey knew at an early stage the band wanted to take rock by the scruff of its neck and give it a good shake. "We knew what we wanted to do, we'd been devouring the songwriting and if we were inclined, we could have released a ton of material out of the gate. Toby took what we had and refined it. I'm glad we sat back and digested things with him, it was a major turning point for the band."

'Incinerator (EP)' is released on 22nd September 2015 via Townsend Records

. Pre-Order the CD:

. Official Website

By Stampede Press UK, Jul 14 2015 10:08AM

"Killer Band...Killer Songs" - Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Slipknot)

CITY OF THIEVES have been announced to play this years BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL. The London, UK heavy rockers will play the Jagermeister stage on Friday 7th August.

Since making their live debut at Camden Rocks Festival in May, the buzz is spreading about City Of Thieves – no frills, no messin', no gimmicks – it's heavy rock in its purest form and will send you straight to the front of the stage with their sledgehammer riffs, hooks and melodies.

The news that City Of Thieves will play Bloodstock Festival follows last months announcement the band will take to the stage at PLANET ROCK RADIO's ROCKSTOCK this December.

City Of Thieves debut ep is set for release 22nd September 2015.

. Watch 'Incinerator' lyric video

. Official Website

. Bloodstock Festival

By Stampede Press UK, Jul 14 2015 07:29AM

'Higher' is the brand new single and follow up to Empire Of Fool's critically acclaimed single 'Devil Inside'.

"Empire Of Fools are doing their best to bring the devil to Devon with this thumping track" - Classic Rock Magazine (Devil Inside single)

The 3 piece melodic hard rock band from Devon, UK have premiered a new music video for this stomping rock track, which is now available to buy as an instant grat on iTunes, with the debut mini-album ready to pre-order now.

Higher/Devil Inside on iTunes:

"A rich mix of powerful powerful vocals and cut back guitar work, demonstrating the bands uncanny knack of creating huge stadium rock anthems...Immense" - Fireworks Magazine (Devil Inside single)

The new mini album 'Devil Inside' is released 22nd September 2015.

. Official Website

. Empire Of Fools on Facebook

By Stampede Press UK, Jul 9 2015 01:04PM

“If anyone asks you what metal is, just show them this band, as they are the embodiment of all things heavy metal” - This Sound Promotions

Northamptonshire metallers KRYSTHLA will release their debut album 'A War Of Souls And Desires' this September.

The band formed in 2012 and includes members of UK metal heavyweights GUTWORM and DEADEYE.

Krysthla have signed European and worldwide distribution deals with Plastic Head (PHD) which will see the album stocked in record stores across the UK as well being available via digital distributers including iTunes and Spotify.

Their three track sampler EP 'A Thousand Points Of Light' was released in 2013 and after two years writing new material, the band's evolution has been realised with this crushing debut album.

During breaks from recording, Krysthla embarked on a number of select UK dates which has seen the band stunning audiences and receiving critical acclaim from the press:

“You are left with the feeling that not only you have been treated to something special, but you feel lucky to have survived a premeditated assault upon your senses” - Daarkartz

'A War Of Souls And Desires' is released 25th September 2015 via Plastic Head Distribution.

. Official Website

. Krysthia on Facebook

By Stampede Press UK, Jul 8 2015 10:04AM

Rising stars of the British rock scene, BLACKWOLF have announced they've teamed up with PLEDGEMUSIC for their second album, the follow up to 2014's debut 'The Hunt'.

Since its release, the Bristol five piece have toured with The Answer, Winger, Blues Pills, Von Hertzen Brothers and more. And if that wasn't enough, in association with Planet Rock Radio BlackWolf headlined their first UK tour and were nominated for 'Best New Band' at the Classic Rock Magazine Awards.

So where do you go from there? Frontman Scott Sharp explains "As proud as we are of our debut album, we knew we couldn't stay on the road forever; we needed to get back into the studio. Producing the second album sooner rather than later was always on the cards."

Enter TOBY JEPSON. The former Little Angels frontman is no stranger to juggling life on the road and recording/producing critically acclaimed albums (his production credits include The VirginMarys, Toseland, The Answer, Saxon). "I think this new album will enthrall and impress in equal measure. This is a band stepping up and finding themselves. I'm very proud to be involved" says Toby.

"Toby's really helped shape our perceptions and gain the clarity we needed. What we once thought we should sound like has evolved into what we COULD sound like, which is far more exciting for us and our fans. It's been a revelation working with the man" summarises Sharp. "Creativity is what music is all about and working with Toby and Pledge Music is exactly where we need to be right now. It gives us the flexibility to explore beyond normal conventions and bring a legitimate album to market."

PledgeMusic M.D. PAUL BARTON knows all too well the challenges the music industry faces and they play a major part in championing new artists, giving them the opportunity to present their passion via their ingenuis platforms "‘I'm extremely pleased BlackWolf have joined us at PledgeMusic to bring their exciting new album to the fans! The band teaming up with Toby Jepson is a match made in rock heaven and I can’t wait to hear the results! I look forward to watching BlackWolf achieve great things with the new album and I’m proud PledgeMusic can be a part of it all."

BlackWolf and Toby Jepson are currently recording the as yet untitled second album at Vale Studios. The new release will be mixed by STEPHEN HARRIS (U2, Santana, Kodaline, Kula Shaker) confirming that something special is waiting in the wings.

More news to come...

For now, head over to BlackWolf's Pledge Music page to get the latest updates and discover more:

By Stampede Press UK, Jul 7 2015 10:35AM

#DIDYOUKNOW - Empire Of Fools frontman Mark Pascall's vocals feature on THE DARKNESS new album title track 'Last Of Our Kind'.

Devon, UK melodic rock band Empire Of Fools follow up on the success of their recent single with debut mini album 'Devil Inside'. Released on 20th September 2015 - This new 6 track mini album follows the lead of the single and title track; which saw the band receive praise from Classic Rock Magazine, Planet Rock Radio, BBC Introducing and Fireworks Magazine:

"Empire Of Fools are doing their best to bring the devil to Devon with this thumping track" - Classic Rock Magazine (Devil Inside single)

Devil Inside features 6 prime cuts of melodic hard rock: From the opening notes of stadium anthem 'Down To Earth' to the balls out rock of forthcoming single/music video 'Higher' quickly becomes obvious that if you're a rock fan, then this is something you need to soak up and listen to. Title track and lead single 'Devil Inside' is quite possibly THE rock song of 2015, with grooves, hooks and melodies a plenty; it bonds the 6 songs together and acts as conduit into 'Dirty Mind' and 'Hope' - Both songs showing how Empire Of Fools combine elements of light and shade to maximum effect. Closing track 'Unstoppable' brings everything together and showcases Empire Of Fools in a succinct 4 minutes of unadulterated melodic hard rock.

"A rich mix of powerful powerful vocals and cut back guitar work, demonstrating the bands uncanny knack of creating huge stadium rock anthems...Immense" - Firebworks Magazine (Devil Inside single)

'Devil Inside' was recorded and engineered by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, The Blackout, Funeral For A Friend) at Longwave Studios in Cardiff, Wales.

“Empires Of Fools is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future” - BBC Introducing

. Empire Of Fools on Facebook

. Official Website

By Stampede Press UK, Jun 30 2015 11:55AM

UK Tech Fest have announced AnTi-cLoNe will perform a special headline live set at their after show party on Friday 10th July.

“Anti-Clone have the full package! After having them support Skindred for 2 weeks, I saw them deliver an amazing performance night after night. I believe with the right direction they could be a ruling force in British metal!” - Benji Webbe (Skindred)

Watch the new music video 'Take This Pill':

Acclaimed debut EP 'Hands Sewn Together' out now!

10/10 "This EP is explosive!” - RAMzine

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By Stampede Press UK, Jun 24 2015 06:00AM

'Human Bondage' is the first single and music video from Straight Line Stitch's new EP 'Transparency'.

The band's latest release recently hit the iTunes Metal Chart Top Ten at No.6 with this fantastic ep that has something for any type of metal fan to enjoy. Songs like “Out Of The Shadows”, “Dark Matter” and "Human Bondage" being particular standouts.

"Human bondage is about being weighed down by guilt, wanting forgiveness, & learning to ultimately let go" explains SLS frontwoman Alexis Brown “I want to encourage and inspire people, to let them know to never lose hope. If we got through it, so can you”

The new EP 'Transparency' is out now via Pavement Entertainment.

. Revolver Magazine 'Human Bondage' premiere

. Straight Line Stitch on Facebook

By Stampede Press UK, Jun 18 2015 06:39AM

"Evolution is (hed)p.e's finest album since their heyday...this is an enticing soundtrack" - Metal Hammer Magazine

Following last years criticially acclaimed album 'Evolution' and tour with SOiL and American Head Charge, (hed)p.e. return to the UK this November as guests with Crossfaith and Yashin to ragga punk metal legends Skindred on their 'Pump Up The Volume' UK Tour.

(hed)p.e. 'Evolution' is out now on Pavement Entertainment.

UK Tour November 2015:

4th SOUTHAMPTON - O2 Guildhall


6th NOTTINGHAM - Rock City

7th MANCHESTER - Academy

8th NEWCASTLE - O2 Academy


11th LEEDS - Stylus

12th BRISTOL - O2 Academy

13th BIRMINGHAM - Institute

14th LONDON - O2 Brixton Academy


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