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Therapy? announce new tour dates

Welcome everyone to another edition of our weekly music News Report!

This week we begin with a handful of new tour announcements and up first are Therapy?, who are currently celebrating the release of their highest charting album since 1998.

The group will tour ‘Hard Cold Fire’ later this year as they head out on the road once again.

Support comes from Bokassa.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of ‘Hard Cold Fire’ from Therapy?

October Drift reveal UK Tour

This week was greeted by the fantastic news that the Music Venue Trust and National Lottery will be continuing their partnership with the ‘United by Music’ Tour!

One of the acts heading out on the road where Lottery players can take a friend for free are October Drift.

Tickets are here.

Watch Episode 10 of The Full Pelt Music Podcast with guests October Drift!

The Full Pelt Music Podcast – Episode 10 – October Drift

Read our review of ‘I Don’t Belong Anywhere’ from October Drift

The Dirty Nil will also play the ‘United by Music’ tour

Another band head out on the ‘United by Music’ tour from the Music Venue Trust and National Lottery will be The Dirty Nil.

Support comes from Lowlives and Exit Child.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Dead Man’s Whiskey live in Norwich

Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts unveil new live dates

The last tour announcement in our News Report this week comes from Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts, who have unveiled a handful of July live dates.

Warwick says: “After the fantastic shows we played last year, I’m thrilled to get back out with my band The Fighting Hearts once again. I’m looking forward to playing songs from all aspects of my musical journey!!”.

Tickets are here.

Read our review of Ricky Warwick live in Norwich

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Avenged Sevenfold debut ‘We Love You’

Avenged Sevenfold – ‘We Love You’

Our News Report now looks at the best new releases from the past week and we begin with the latest single from Avenged Sevenfold. Check out ‘We Love You’ above now.

The track will feature on upcoming new album, ‘Life Is But A Dream…’, which will arrive on June 2nd!

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘We Love You’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

Queens of the Stone Age unveil ‘Emotion Sickness’

Queens of the Stone Age – ‘Emotion Sickness’

There was also new music on offer this week from fellow rock royalty Queens of the Stone Age. The band unveiled their brand new single, ‘Emotion Sickness’, which you can check out above!

In a big week for the band they also revealed that their new album, ‘In Times New Roman’, will be released on June 16th!

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘Emotion Sickness’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

Tenacious D debut ‘Video Games’

Tenacious D – ‘Video Games’

Another iconic rock band with new music this past week were Tenacious D!

The duo delivered a new single entitled ‘Video Games’, and you can of course check it out above!

More here.

Listen to ‘Video Games’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

Black Stone Cherry share new single ‘Nervous’

Black Stone Cherry – ‘Nervous’

The new music continues next in our News Report with, ‘Nervous’, the latest single from Black Stone Cherry, which you can check out above!

The band will release their brand new album, ‘Screamin’ At The Sky’ on September 29th.

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘Nervous’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

Asking Alexandria reveal video for ‘Dark Void’

Asking Alexandria – ‘Dark Void’

This week also saw Asking Alexandria reveal the video for their new single, ‘Dark Void’, which you can check out above.

The track is the first taste of their as-yet-titled new album set for release this autumn.

“With the world seemingly getting darker and darker, it’s easy to see why so many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, loneliness” relays guitarist Ben Bruce. “This song is about fighting those demons that live in your head and trying your hardest to be your own savior. Finding that inner strength to pull yourself out of the darkness.” 

“This theme is explored throughout the entirety of our upcoming album. We all have our own struggles and hurdles. We are all on our own journeys that present unique challenges and difficulties, but we all have our own inner strength to fall back on. There is always light at the end of the tunnel. I feel that there can be comfort in knowing that we aren’t alone. We all feel a little down from time to time. We all feel a little lost from time to time, but somehow, in some way, we are all in this together and hopefully our new album can help people through some of their toughest times.”

More here.

Listen to ‘Dark Void’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

DevilDriver debut ‘This Relationship, Broken’

DevilDriver – ‘This Relationship, Broken’

DevilDriver this week shared their latest single from new album, ‘Dealing With Demons, Vol. II’.

You can check out the video for, ‘This Relationship, Broken’, above!

DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara says about ‘This Relationship, Broken’: “‘This Relationship, Broken’ explores the severance that happens between two long time partners when they leave each other after years of turmoil.” 

Grab the album here.

Listen to ‘This Relationship, Broken’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

Duff McKagan unveils ‘This Is The Song’

Duff McKagan – ‘This Is The Song’

Duff McKagan this week shared new single ‘This Is The Song’, which you can check out above. The track features on a new EP honouring Mental Health Awareness Week.

“’This is the Song’ was written in the middle of a panic attack” Duff McKagan says in a personal statement about the EP. “I couldn’t breathe and couldn’t see straight, and lately, I have thankfully found my acoustic guitar as a refuge. If I just hold on to that guitar, play chords, and hum melodies, I can start to climb my way out of that hole. For those of you who have never experienced something like this, count yourselves blessed. To those of you who recognize what I am talking about: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!”

More here.

Find more on Mental Health Awareness Week

Caskets debut ‘More Than Misery’

Caskets – ‘More Than Misery’ – feat. Telle Smith

Next up in our News Report are Caskets, who this week debuted their new single ‘More Than Misery’, featuring Telle Smith (The Word Alive).

You can check out the track above which features on newly announced album, ‘Reflections’, which is out August 11th.

Speaking of the track, frontman Matt Flood says, “More Than Misery is written around the conflict of being hypnotically entranced by someone or something that in the end, you know will only lead to toxic habits or bad intentions. Everyone has felt this and been in this situation in one way or another throughout their life. It’s about not wanting to be in this situation and feeling the struggle of bearing the weight of pressure it puts on your shoulders. How it can affect every other thing around you, from your mental health to the relationships you build around you.”

”There is light at the end of the tunnel though,” he states. “To even acknowledge the situation and build a foundation of support around you to come face to face with what it is that’s holding you back. If you just take a step into the unknown, you’ll see your life is more than just misery’ 

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘More Than Misery’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!



Hot Milk continue to prepare for the release of their debut album, ‘A CALL TO THE VOID’, on August 25th.

This week saw the band share their latest single, ‘PARTY ON MY DEATHBED’, which you can check out above.

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘PARTY ON MY DEATHBED’ on our Spotify Hot List!

REWS unveils ‘Not Your Solider’

REWS – ‘Not Your Soldier’

The new music also continues to flow from REWS and this week fans were treated to new single, ‘Not Your Soldier’, which you can check out above!

The track comes ahead of REWS forthcoming new album, ‘Meridians’, which is set for release on October 13th.

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘Not Your Soldier’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun return with new single ‘Reno’

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun – ‘Reno’

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun returned this week with their new single, ‘Reno’, which you can check out above.

The group also marked their big return with news that a new album, ‘Colours’, will be coming on July 28th!

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘Reno’ on our Spotify Hot List!

Ayron Jones debuts ‘The Title’

Ayron Jones – ‘The Title’

Ayron Jones is next up in our News Report with his latest single, ‘The Title’, which you can check out above!

The track comes ahead of new album, ‘Chronicles of the Kid’, which comes out on June 23rd.

“For a lot of people, the world is a dark place. It feels like a dark room with no windows, no doors, and no way out,” Jones explains. “When we’re faced with uncertainty, our instincts tell us to either take flight or stay and fight. ‘The Title’ is dedicated to those of us who choose to fight. It’s about this seemingly foolish idea of holding on to a sliver of hope that drives our obsession to be great, even when faced with fear of defeat. It’s about winning because you don’t know how to fail.”

Pre-order your copy here.

Listen to ‘The Title’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

Conquer Divide share ‘welcome2paradise’

Conquer Divide – ‘welcome2paradise’

Closing out this section of our News Report this week is Conquer Divide who have shared their new single, ‘welcome2paradise’, which you can check out above!

The band have also revealed that their new album, ‘Slow Burn’, will arrive on September 8th.

“This song is special to all of us for a lot of reasons” says guitarist Kristen Sturgis. “We really wanted to stretch our musical muscles and play around with time signatures. We recorded some of the production ourselves, including drilling sounds you’ll hear sprinkled throughout the song. Artistically, we really stepped out of our comfort zone, and we ended up with something really special.”

The song also takes a close look at a very important topical issue.

“It’s sad that humans don’t care about our environment” Sturgis continues. “I was especially inspired by a situation close to my heart. I live on the Great Lakes, which contain 20% of the earth’s freshwater. There is a 70-year-old pipeline called Line 5 that is in very rough shape and runs through the water where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. The current is especially turbulent there. The pipeline keeps getting hit by boat anchors.

I am not here to preach anti-fossil fuels, as electric vehicles come with their own environmental tolls, and touring bands have to drive gas-guzzling vehicles to play for our fans. But if a spill happened in that spot, it’s in the worst possible place, due to the strong currents.

A Great Lakes spill could affect major cities like Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Windsor, Toronto, and Rochester, NY. Tourism, fishing industries, and boating would all be affected. And with all of the droughts happening around the U.S., it’s going to be everyone’s problem soon.

Right now, there’s just one small local organization trying to draw attention to it, but If I can do anything with this song release, it would be to shine a spotlight on something I care so much about.” 

Pre-order your album here.

Listen to ‘welcome2paradise’ on our ‘Hard & Heavy’ Playlist!

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As always we conclude our News Report with the latest additions to our ‘Discover’ New Music Podcast!

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From the Black Country, Midlands, BIG SPECIAL share new single ‘SHITHOUSE’.

“’SHITHOUSE’ is about a rough time. The societal depression we are going through and its personal effects on people. It’s about looking at it from the outside and living it from the inside. Seemingly, no matter the moves we make, it all ends up a shithouse and sometimes all we can do is shout about it.” says singer Joe Hicklin.

Ålesund – ‘Rode Off Into the Sun’

Alt-pop outfit Ålesund reveal their new single ‘Rode Off Into The Sun’.

“I was so impressed by a friend who had been dealt a rough hand and instead of wallowing and seeing the glass as half empty, she just dusted herself off and charged on with making the best out of her life. It was inspiring to witness and became the main theme of the song”, says vocalist and lyricist Alba Torriset.

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Butterfly Hurricane – ‘BARRICADE’

Alternative Rock artist Butterfly Hurricane has shared his debut single ‘BARRICADE’.

“A lot of my lyrics come from my battles with crohn’s disease and how it has affected my personal life and the lives of others. This song in is essentially me venting my frustrations on how I wish I could be someone else and just have a day not having to plan my life around this disease. It’s not all doom and gloom though, the struggle is part of the beauty. It’s helped me grow and realise what’s important in life”. – Butterfly Hurricane

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