Ghost’s Tobias Forge reveals that he has been working on the next album

This week has been a roller-coaster of emotions as Tool’s Maynard announces that the new album probably won’t be released in April, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor announces his collaboration with British rapper Kid Bookie and we learned that Tom DeLonge used to hunt for big foot while on tour with Blink-182 (probably the biggest wtf moment, even though we can kind of learn to expect these things from the A&A frontman.) But now, the light is shining brightly at the end of the tunnel, with Tobias Forge, aka Cardinal Copia has reveleaed that work is underway for Ghost’s next album.

Originally, the plan was for new material to be released in 2020, but in a recent interview with Billboard, it seems that Forge is already hard at work writing new music. Talking to Billboard, Forge says “Luckily this time around I feel very certain as to what I want to do. I have tons of bits and pieces and stuff written, and I know that once I start working that there’s going to be a record which feels very inspired.” Ghost has been announced for the Australian Download line-up as well as touring Europe with Metallica this summer on June 18th and 20th and with all of our fingers crossed, we’re hoping that they’ll be over to celebrate festival season in the UK , too. I mean, they’re in the area, right?

“The dramaturgic nature of the records and the stories are getting more and more intertwined nowadays, which I like. It’s kind of like writing a series, I guess; You have your characters and you can still fuck with them and add new things and take things away. You can do whatever you want, which is always enticing from a creative standpoint.”

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MIDNIGHT FOOLISHNESS release ARE YOU READY video from latest album

Brooklyn based trio, Midnight Foolishness has been on the bill for a plethora of names including Red Jumpsuit ApparatusCrazytown and Carousel Kings, and their latest material show them climbing the ladder even further into their own. The NY pop punk band recently premiered their video ‘Are You Ready?’ taken from their full-length debut album Use Your Head, Not Your Hands. Speaking with New Noise Magazine, Midnight Foolishness context the song to discuss celibacy despite the provocative lyricism noted during it’s chorus. Describing ‘Are You Ready?’ as being one of their party songs during shows, it’s a song that doesn’t require attentive listening to groove to. In fact, it’s notoriety comes from it’s incredibly addictive hooks and sing-along factors. It certainly is a catchy piece to promote their latest album release which is available to purchase here.

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YOUTH KILLED IT latest video, tour dates and sophomore EP release

Lovable Londoners Youth Killed It have recently released their latest video for ‘Great British Summer’ ahead of their sophomore EP release What’s So Great, Britain? due this October.

The eleven track EP will be released via Rude Records and is currently available for preorder here. Setting off for five shows promoting the EP, Youth Killed It are garnering masses of anticipation. Lead track ‘Where Did I Go So Wrong?’ and title track ‘What’s So Great, Britain?’ are also available for streaming. Catch Youth Killed It on their upcoming flurry of dates and be sure to preorder.

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ALKALINE TRIO release new track BLACKBIRD

After what seems like an eternity, Alkaline Trio have return with their latest single entitled ‘Blackbird’ released yesterday. Since working with Blink 182, Alkaline Trio has taken a slight back burner as Matt Skiba tours with good friends and second band mates, but with this release, we could be looking at a whole new album and tour within the next year or so.

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MAYPINE releases music video for ‘GIVE’ and details upcoming EP Bend/Break

Brighton based pop-punk quintet, MAYPINE has released a music video for the most recent track ‘Give.’

Filmed in St Peter’s Church in Brighton for its architectural features, the cinematography for ‘Give’ highlights energy MAYPINE puts into their music. Vocalist Jase explains “The video follows the EP colour scheme, with red lighting filling a dark space with moments of bright white light at key moments of the song. As a performance video for our first single, it gives people a glimpse of what our live shows are like.”

The track features a heavy emphasis on cadenced drumming, with the tight snare complimenting the deep sound of the bass drum as it moves it’s way around and pushing out the symbols with epic force. MAYPINE have risen to one of the best rising pop-punk bands to come from the UK and for good reason. ‘Give’ shows the talents that the band has as a unit with ferocious, unrelenting sound with layers of depth and intertwining instrumental tracks. The distinctive sound that MAYPINE has conjured brings them further into the spotlight as they edge closer to the release of upcoming EP Bend/Break. ‘Give’ was recently premiered on BBC Radio 1, and is quickly becoming a highly anticipated release for this year. Due on July 6th, the band revealed that Bend/Break should be considered as their debut EP. “As a band, we decided to remove our debut EP from all streaming platforms. This is not to say we’re not proud of it, but we just felt that we needed to be as authentic as possible and to write songs that reflect who we are, not who we felt we needed to be.” According to MAYPINE, upcoming Bend/Break is a much truer representation of the band, feeling as though they have truly found their sound.

“Following a fire at my flat, my fiancée and I lost the majority of our things and had to rebuild. Obviously, this was an incredibly stressful time and I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders and could bear no more burdens. However, I fought through and became a much stronger person in the face of adversity,” vocalist Jase comments. “Bend/Break is a therapeutic record. I had so many emotions and so much frustration that I need to expel through music. It’s definitely helped the healing process.”

With a variety of influences, MAYPINE reveals that Bend/Break includes a variety of the band’s inspirations as they head on further into their career. Primarily influenced by bands such as PVRIS, Boston Manor, Thrice and Nirvana, MAYPINE headed to The Ranch to work with Neil Kennedy and George Daly with mastering duties left with Grant Berry at Fader. The four-track EP is due for release on July 6th with pre-orders live now by clicking here for physical copies or here for digital.

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POLY-MATH reveal video for ‘Medicine | No Hell Like Home’

Since the release of their album House Of Wisdom | We Are The Devil, Brighton alternative outfit Poly-Math has been riding waves of momentum seeing airplay on the likes of BBC Radio One Rock Show and Kerrang! Radio. The progressive sound of Poly-Math has reached new heights, and now has been captured in high-definition, visually turbulent music video displaying the energy and visceral approach that Poly-Math leads. With usual tracks clocking in like epic sagas, ‘Medicine | No Hell Like Home’ is a minute and a half visual experience of the bands hard, progressive nature securing their grounded foot in the industry.

Poly-Math has also recently announced a run of headline dates around the UK dubbed the ‘Devil House’ tour in support of their latest album. With massive praise from the likes of Total Guitar, The Independent and PROG, Poly-Math are a band to watch out for as they continue to rise to the top of their genre. You can grab a free digitial copy of their lead track ‘Ink Of Scholars’ here.

Devil House Tour Dates:
07.05.18 – Guildford – The Boileroom
08.05.18 – Southampton – Joiners
10.05.18 – London – Boston Music Room
12.05.18 – Brighton – Brighton Electric
13.05.18 – Bristol – Crofters Rights

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Feed Them To The Forest ‘LIE WITH THE DOGS’ Music Video

 

Feed Them To The Forest has recently released a music video for their track ‘Lie With The Dogs’ taken from their upcoming EP Can’t Forget. Capturing the band standing out in front of a total white background, fur babies run wild around the five-piece making it a dream come true for most people. Giving faces to the band that has brought a new wave of contemporary emo to the scene, the video encapsulates the band in a way that brings them to life like never before. The video, filmed in Yorkshire for over a week includes a multitude of dogs borrowed from friends and family. Vocalist Elliot Partridge says ““This was one of the most fun (and challenging) things we’ve done. First, we had to find as many dogs as we could to borrow, then we had to chase them around to get them to stay in shot and keep their paws clean somehow.” 

‘Lie With The Dogs’ is the first track to be released from upcoming Can’t Forget’ due for release May 7th.

 

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Jared Leto breaks up fight @ Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

On Friday, 30 Seconds To Mars brought The Monolith Tour to Cardiff where Jared Leto broke up a fight taking place in the crowd.

 

In the video, Jared Leto tells the two people to chill out and take a breather, then asking if they want a mosh pit.

The Monolith Tour continues for two dates in the U.K. before heading to the rest of Europe. For dates and ticketing information, click here.

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THE MAPLE STATE release music video for WINNER and details for THE THINGS I HEARD AT THE PARTY

a0702814640_10Streaming their single ‘Winner’ on March 2nd, The Maple State have released the music video and are moving forward and gaining momentum as the launch for their upcoming album The Things I Heard At The Party draws near. Releasing on the 23rd of March via Far Out Records, the album will be available on a limited edition 12″ vinyl as well through most good digital retailers. To pre-order the album, click here.

Being an introduction to what the band are about to drop, ‘Winner’ is all kinds of emotions driven by passion and energy channelled through instruments and vocals. Taken from their bandcamp, the description of the track reads “I was in a relationship that came to a very abrupt end when I stumbled upon something pretty awful. I spent the next 24 hours drinking in Manchester, trying to forget what I’d seen and forgotten everything else. Obviously, this only served to make things much worse and I came away emotionally and physically beaten up. So I had a change of tack and spent the following 24 hours in the studio where I wrote and recorded the lyrics to ‘Winner’ in an afternoon. Between that initial emotional trauma and the final vocal takes that you hear on the track, only around 40 hours had passed. And that is why this is the most real song on the album. Everything you hear in my voice, I was living it in that moment.” 

Lyrically, the track is heartbreaking through perception. While brief, it’s gripping in nature with quick turns emphasised by the tone and tempo of the track. The video, engulfed by cinematic views decaying into the cracked scenes of industry, The Maple State have created an artistic piece of visualisation to match their effect. Starring guitarist and vocalist Gregory Counsell, he explains “We love the band Travis and are all huge fans of their videos from the 90s, in particular the video for ‘Turn’” adding “We shot it in a morning and afternoon, I wasn’t aware that they intended to start the video at the top of Winter Hill in -1C with snow and fog… by the end of the video I’m looking pretty well spent, and as much as I’d love to claim that way my acting, it was just me slowly dying.”

The Maple State has already announced details regarding their live shows, although due to their increasing fan base, dates are selling out quickly and in quick succession. Available tickets are on sale here.

To steam title track ‘The Things I Heard At The Party’ click here.

To steam ‘Something In The Water’ click here.

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