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By Stampede Press UK, Sep 16 2016 03:00AM

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Roth Brock Project's self-titled debut album on the 4th of November 2016.

The Roth Brock Project is the exciting artistic union between guitarist John Roth (Winger, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Giant) and singer Terry Brock (Strangeways, Giant, Leroux). The pair first met in 2009 while working on Giant's 'Promise Land' record. They soon developed a unique songwriting chemistry and musical bond which all these years later has led to their debut release for Frontiers Music Srl. Powerhouse vocals and thundering guitars are at the forefront of this stellar collaboration from two of rock's most seasoned and underrated veterans.

John Roth landed his first gig at the age of 19 with Southern boogie rock legends Black Oak Arkansas in 1986, and soon found himself in demand for recording and touring with the likes of Jimi Jamison (R.I.P.) of Survivor Band, and 80's rock legends, Winger. Terry Brock's first job in the music business was as a vocalist on the Kansas album 'Drastic Measures' in 1983, which was soon followed by a tour with the Steve Morse Band and two albums with Strangeways (who were signed to BMG/RCA Records). Terry is currently on tour with Louisiana's Leroux, while John is on tour with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.

"The Roth Brock Project is the kind of record I've been wanting to make for a long time!” says John Roth. “Guitar driven high energy ROCK with stellar vocals is the first thing you'll hear when you put this album on, so get ready to crank it up!"

"NEW SONG ALERT: We are incredibly excited to bring you the first track from the upcoming self-titled debut album from Roth Brock Project.

This is "We Are"! Turn up the volume, hit the play button, and ENJOY!

ROTH BROCK PROJECT will be released November 4th and can be pre-ordered right now."

Roth Brock Project tracklisting:

1. Young Gun

2. What's It To Ya

3. Young Again

4. If That's What It Takes

5. I Don’t Know Why

6. Distant Voices

7. We Are

8. Fighter

9. My City

10. Never Givin' Up

11. Reason To Believe

Roth Brock is:

Terry Brock: Lead and Background Vocals

John Roth: Guitars, Bass, Keys, Lead and Background Vocals

Scott Trammell: Drums, Percussion

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By Stampede Press UK, Sep 14 2016 05:01PM

“We are passionate about rock music, pure and simple. 'On Our Knees' is our take on what we love, and a firm nod to what makes this band tick" – IDLEWAR

Watch 'On Our Knees' (music video) -

In just over two weeks, Orange County, Californian hard rock trio IDLEWAR will officially unveil their 'Impulse' full-length debut. Produced by drummer Pete Pagonis and mastered by Brian Lucey (Ghost 'Meliora', Black Keys 'El Camino', Arctic Monkeys 'AM', plus albums by David, 'Twin Peaks' 'Dune', Lynch) the new album is released 30th September 2016 via PHD, and delivers a truly rewarding enriched audio landscape.

In advance of its release, today Idlewar offers up the new song and accompanying music video 'On Our Knees', the 2nd single to be lifted from their forthcoming debut album (following the release of lead track 'Criminal'). Whereas 'Criminal' is a groove drenched, cheeky nod to the introduction of 'Impulse', 'On Our Knees' finds Idlewar with their foot to the floor, delivering a knockout punch with its gutsy overdrive tone, yet still maintaining melody and hooks-a-plenty with effortless ease. The lo-fi-esque raw visuals of the O.C. trio's new live video, combined with the driven sonics, makes 'On Your Knees' another reason why you need to check this band out.

In support of the forthcoming new album, Idlewar embark on their debut UK tour this coming November/December, as special guests to Stone Broken. Their time in the UK will also see the Californians play Planet Rock Radio's 'RockStock'. The SOLD OUT 3 day festival is headlined by The Dead Daisies, British Lion (Steve Harris, Iron Maiden) and Black Stone Cherry.

"This is not just about being able to play music that we’ve written for appreciative fans. It’s also about meeting these amazing people that we have connected with. We see a passion in fans that matches the passion we put into this music." - Idlewar

For rock fans wanting to hear more from Idlewar right now, the band's Pledge campaign will end next week. Pledge now to pre-order and unlock 2 instant music downloads ('Criminal' and 'On Our Knees'), receive the album before it's officially released PLUS grab an Idlewar Impulse access pass exclusive offer:

Praise for 'Impulse':

"So this is Idlewar..." (10/10) Maximum Volume Music

'Impulse' will have you pressing auto play again and again, it is so worth it" (9/10) MetalGods Meltdown

"This is superb...'Impulse' is a classic in the making" - Devils Gate Media

"Impulse is nigh on faultless" - Planet Mosh

"Idlewar are not just a band, they’re an experience" (8.5/10) - All About The Rock

"With the band due to hit the UK later this year in support of Stone Broken, the UK rock fraternity will get an immediate opportunity to hear this fine debut album in the live arena"

(8/10) - Musipedia Of Metal

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

Idlewar UK Tour With Stone Broken

24th Nov – NORWICH – Brickmakers Arms

25th Nov – SHEFFIELD – The Corporation

26th Nov – LONDON – The Black Heart

28th Bov - BRIGHTON - The Hope And Ruin

29th Nov – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny

30th Nov – EDINBURGH – Bannermans

1st Dec – MANCHESTER – Rebellion

3rd Dec – PLANET ROCKSTOCK (SOLD OUT) – Idlewar only


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By Stampede Press UK, Sep 7 2016 11:00PM

"They used to be hard rockers BlackWolf. We even nominated them for our Best New Band award. Now they’re back after a facelift as Illustr8ors, and if Your Animal is anything to go by, it was a good move. Sharper, slicker and more contemporary-sounding, it’s a promising opening case for their new look"

Tracks Of The Week:

'High Hopes' feature Issue #228:

"Illustr8ors self-titled Ep release, we’re happy to say doesn’t disappoint" Classic Rock Magazine

Illustr8ors stunning debut single's music video premieres as part of a stellar playlist c/o Classic Rock Magazine's 'Tracks Of The Week', alongside new Metallica, Green Day, Beth Hart, Blackberry Smoke, The Dead Daisies, Pixies and David Brent (Yes, THAT David Brent, taken from the forthcoming motion picture 'David Brent: A Life On The Road').

The Bristol alt-rockers also feature as 'High Hopes' artists, plus 'Your Animal' is playlisted on the new issue's (228) cd covermount 'Black Hole Sons' , alongside Alter Bridge, Feeder, Opeth, Crobot, Stone Broken and more.

Illustr8ors self titled debut EP is released 14th October.

Don't miss Illustr8ors on tour with Toseland:


28th STOKE ON TRENT - The Sugarmill

29th WOLVERHAMPTON - The Slade Rooms

30th SHEFFIELD - ‪The Corporation


1st EDINBURGH - Electric Circus

2nd ABERDEEN - Tunnels

4th HULL - FRüIT

5th CHESTER - The Live Rooms

7th NORTHAMPTON - Roadmender

8th NOTTINGHAM - Rock City

9th BRISTOL - The Fleece

11th SOUTHAMPTON - Engine Rooms

12th LONDON - Dingwalls

13th NORWICH - The Waterfront


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By Stampede Press UK, Sep 1 2016 05:58PM

A British export success story, hard rock band Voodoo Vegas have announced details of their second album.

Titled 'Freak Show Candy Floss' (out 4th November via PHD), Voodoo Vegas' new release features ten modern rock tracks, oozing showmanship and demonstrating just how far the band has come since the release of 2013's debut album 'The Rise Of Jimmy Silver' and last year's EP 'Hypnotise'.

"I believe we've matured as songwriters and musicians, and the new album reflect this", states frontman Lawrence Case, "As much as we loved making the first album, last year's EP was a hint of what was to come next, and we knew we had it in us to deliver the best album possible. And thanks to 2 years of touring around the UK and Europe, supporting some killer bands and learning so much from them and about ourselves as musicians and human beings, we've crafted 'Freak Show Candy Floss' and we couldn't be happier with the results."

This new album by Voodoo Vegas rocks hard, whilst maintaining its roots in real life, wax lyrical topics. From the powerful swagger punch of 'Backstabber', to the acoustic intro chords of 'Resolution' (a song that takes you on a foot stomping, funked up journey), the venomous, bluesy bite of 'Poison' ticks all the key blues / hard rock boxes, whilst the sublime acoustic ballad 'Sleeping In The Rain' tackles the emotional subject of homelessness. Be sure to check out the music video for lead track 'Killing Joke', the band's vision of a sick twisted society ("Nobody's laughing, they're smiling through the pain") is a psychedelic visual treat . Final track on the album 'Walk Away' is the heaviest song Vooodoo Vegas has put to record, and showcases how well Voodoo Vegas mix the light and shade of hard rock music ("We wrote that in the final week of album pre-production, it's one of those songs that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and it demanded to be on the album").

Listen to 'Killing Joke':

As the album artwork and new band photo demonstrates, Voodoo Vegas have created a big top, circus ambience, something that's been done to highlight what it's like to be in a working band like VV in 2016.

The name 'Freak Show Candy Floss' comes from the idea that people who don't live in this music world can't understand why we travel for hours and hours only to play music for a short amount of time", says Case, "some people think we are crazy, insane, maybe even FREAKS! The name Freak Show Candy Floss comes from that, we are crazy, we are insane, we are FREAKS who love writing and playing our music, and the candy floss is the music and gigs we play, it's there, it tastes so sweet, but then it's gone so quick just like candy floss."

Talking of freaks, Voodoo Vegas talisman Jimmy Silver returns to the album cover, as the ring leader to the Freak Show Candy Floss Circus.

Recorded at Los Rosales Studios in Moralzarzal, Spain, 'Freak Show Candy Floss' was engineered and produced by Guillermo “Will” Maya (The Answer).

"'Freak Show Candy Floss' is the first music written entirely with the new Voodoo Vegas line up. Where some bands find it hard to write their sophomore album, Voodoo Vegas had a tone of energy going into the writing of this album and it didn't feel like writing our second album, it felt like this was our first. Working with Will again (Maya produced last year's 'Hypnotise' EP, which featured the debut of this current line up) was a no brainer. The man has helped us craft our best work yet and we're all looking forward to what happens next", says the band.

'Freak Show Candy Floss' Tracklist:

1. Backstabber

2. Long Time Gone

3. Resolution

4. Killing Joke

5. Lady Divine

6. Poison

7. Black Heart Woman

8. Sleeping In The Rain

9. I Hear You Scream

10. Walk Away

The new Voodoo Vegas album is officially released via PHD on Friday the 4th of November.

Voodoo Vegas live:

9th Sep - FERNDOWN - Barrington Theatre

10th Sep - SWANSEA- The Scene Club

11th Sep - MERTHYR TYDFIL - New Crown

24th Sep - SOUTHAMPTON - Talking Heads

1st Oct - OXFORD - The Cellar

4th Nov - POOLE - Mr Kyps

5th Nov - ANDOVER - The Lights

10th Dec - BASINGSTOKE - Stage Live

10th March - HRH AOR

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By Stampede Press UK, Aug 31 2016 11:00PM

(Hed)p.e. has premiered their new music video, 'Pay Me'.

Frontman Jahred said, "This video is just a perfect window into the everyday life of a band on tour. It just shows us kicking back, riding, smoking, and mostly importantly SHREDDING!"

"I like how it builds up from just straight skanging around the street to something more meaningful. It shows how fun our live shows are, and it shows how tight knit the band is as people. And damn, the song just ROCKS so HARD!"

(Hed) p.e's tenth studio album 'Forever!' is out now via Pavement Entertainment.

(Hed)p.e. UK-IRE Tour with Alien Ant Farm, Sumo Cyco and Kaleido


18th - WAKEFIELD - Warehouse 23

19th - EDINBURGH - La Belle Angele

20th - ABERDEEN - Garage

21st - BELFAST - Voodoo Lounge

22nd - DUBLIN - Voodoo Lounge

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 - Sub 89

4th - SOUTHEND - Chinnerys

5th - HULL - The Welly

6th - OXFORD - O2 Academy

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By Stampede Press UK, Aug 5 2016 02:59PM

U.S rockers confirm special guest UK tour slot to Stone Broken + reveal 'Criminal' lyric video

Idlewar has been making the headlines, with Classic Rock Magazine calling the Californian hard rock trio "Immense" and Planet Rock Radio playlisting the band, plus confirming them for Rockstock 2016.

With their debut album set for release 30th September (via Pledge/PHD), Idlewar has now been confirmed as guests to STONE BROKEN (recently announced Frontiers Music signing) on their UK tour, this coming November and December.

"This is not just about being able to play music that we’ve written for appreciative fans. It’s also about meeting these amazing people that we have connected with. We see a passion in fans that matches the passion we put into this music." (James Blake - vocals / bass)

Watch the new lyric video for 'Criminal' and pledge now for the debut album 'IMPULSE' at

"We’re trying to keep a balance with our videos. Some songs lend themselves to darker imagery. 'Criminal' is the song on the debut album that we felt was the opportunity to be a bit comical, but still cool." (Pete Pagoni - drums)

Idlewar UK Tour With Stone Broken:

24th Nov – NORWICH – Brickmakers Arms

25th Nov – SHEFFIELD – The Corporation

26th Nov – LONDON – The Black Heart

28th Bov - BRIGHTON - The Hope And Ruin

29th Nov – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny

30th Nov – EDINBURGH – Bannermans

1st Dec – MANCHESTER – Rebellion

3rd Dec – PLANET ROCKSTOCK (SOLD OUT) – Idlewar only


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By Stampede Press UK, Aug 3 2016 04:32PM

Independent UK music agency celebrates fourth anniversary and announces new addition to team

As featured in Music Week:

Stampede Press UK, a music PR, artist support and consultancy agency that specialises in profiling rock and metal bands, brands and events, has announced the appointment of Simon Hall to the company.

The announcement ties in with the company’s fourth anniversary, and see Stampede continue to fulfil their work ethic of “helping make music matter” for self release and signed musicians, whilst supporting the industry network.

Through his prolific work as a key member of the UK’s number one metal festival Bloodstock Open Air and the Metal 2 The Masses foundation (which has established itself as a premiere platform for emerging rock/metal bands and draws in thousands of music fans at events nationwide and internationally) Simon’s new position at Stampede Press UK as Artist Consultant will see him strengthen the company’s foundations and build on the past four years successes.

Stampede Director / Founder Rob Town says “2016 was always going to be a year of change for Stampede. I knew I wanted to be bolder and build on past achievements but I needed to bring in another person/s that shared my vision and passion. Simon is definitely one of those persons. Whilst we share a lot of experience, knowledge and skills, he also brings a whole lot more to the table and I can’t wait for Stampede’s clients to benefit from what’s to come.”

Hall is currently preparing for what’s set to be Bloodstock Festival’s biggest year yet, and as a champion of new blood bands and legacy acts, he’s kept a keen eye on the ever shifting landscape of the music scene, “For some time now, I’ve felt the filter has been broken, in terms of talented bands being able to achieve all the potential they can in the music industry. Through my work as a musician (Hall is frontman for the British progressive metal band Beholder), Bloodstock Festival and Metal 2 The Masses, by now coming on board with Stampede, I see this is a great opportunity for Rob and myself to dispel misinformation and help musicians navigate away from self-serving platforms that can have a negative effect on an artist’s momentum.”

Town agrees, “It’s a creative time for artists, especially having opportunities to self-produce their music, but we need to strive to find a balance, so that potential to be great / GREAT music gets a chance to shine and artists don’t miss out on opportunities to work with key people in this business, that can help raise their music to another level. In my mind, it’s got to come back down to how GREAT is the song / collection of music, and should it be marketed, or maybe rather, how strongly should it be marketed, in the public domain, before it risks becoming another small drop in the ocean?”

“What we’re looking to achieve”, continues Hall, “is for Stampede to build on its reputation as a solid, honest, trustworthy company that believes in its clients and acts as a conduit to help develop dedicated, committed bands reach realistic goals.“Realistic”, Town chimes in, “it’s so important to be realistic and to achieve clarification where possible. The internet, for all its ‘power’, for musicians trying to ‘make it’, it’s a double edged sword. Unless you’re switched on or working with someone that’s reliable, switched on and gives a damn about what you’re doing, bands will otherwise risk crashing and burning before their time, and amongst the wreckage could be true gems that should have shined.” “Right now, it’s an exciting but unsure time for rock and metal music and all that surrounds it, we need to have our eyes wide open. I’m looking forward to working with Simon and others in our community, to help support and strengthen the bands, brands and events that energise our beloved scene.”

Stampede Press UK will be attending Bloodstock Festival UK and available for press in the media area on Sunday 14th August 2016


About Stampede Press UK and Rob Town:

Throwing caution to the wind, Rob ‘Bobby’ Town quit his full time career in March 2004 to join a band. Previously bassist / co-manager in the successful British heavy metal band Panic Cell, he’s been fortunate to tour the world, sharing stages with the likes of Metallica, Disturbed, Alice In Chains, Slayer, Anthrax, Staind, In This Moment, Alice Cooper, Papa Roach, Devildriver, Skindred and more, playing legacy festivals like Download, Sonisphere, Wacken, Bloodstock, Fields Of Rock and SXSW. During this time Rob was a director of an independent record label and involved in numerous UK / European tour / show promotions including SOiL, Drowning Pool, iLL Nino, American Head Charge, Testament, Stuck Mojo and more.

In July 2012 Rob formed Stampede Press UK Ltd.

To date clients have included legacy artists, such as SOiL, Terrorvision, Winger, Toby Jepson (Little Angels), (hed)p.e, Jizzy Pearl/Love/Hate, Straight Line Stitch, Richie Ramone and more, plus working with up and coming / breaking bands like Anti-Clone, BlackWolf, Buffalo Summer and Krysthla, helping them promote their releases proactively and navigate the music industry effectively.

By Stampede Press UK, Jul 28 2016 03:25PM

Following their swagger oozing live debut at Ramblin' Man Festival 2016, illustr8ors has been confirmed as guests on Toseland's UK tour this autumn.

The former World Superbikes champion's band has just completed a European tour with Deep Purple.

Formerly classic rock award nominees BlackWolf, illustr8ors will release their self titled debut ep on the 14th October. Lead single 'Your Animal' is now streaming online:

Toseland UK Tour With Special Guests illustr8ors


28th STOKE ON TRENT - The Sugarmill

29th WOLVERHAMPTON - The Slade Rooms

30th SHEFFIELD - ‪The Corporation


1st EDINBURGH - Electric Circus

2nd ABERDEEN - Tunnels

4th HULL - FRüIT

5th CHESTER - The Live Rooms

7th NORTHAMPTON - Roadmender

8th NOTTINGHAM - Rock City

9th BRISTOL - The Fleece

11th SOUTHAMPTON - Engine Rooms

12th LONDON - Dingwalls

13th NORWICH - The Waterfront


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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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