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27th April 2017


Midlanders HVMM are the first British act signed to US label ILA and are now set to release their debut EP this summer.

'Talk To Me Like I'm Dead' will be available to pre-order from tomorrow, 28th April 2017, but in the meantime, we are premiering the first release from the EP, 'Lacerate', today and here it is. Press play and discover their ballsy, bolshy sound for yourself.

HVMM are out to redefine the next generation and 'Lacerate' is a perfect example of their irrepressible and relentless energy and charged sound.

Sam and Andy told us:

"'Lacerate' is a song, 'Talk To Me Like I'm Dead' is a small selection of songs. Try limiting any preconceived ideas when listening to them and enjoy them for what they may or may not be to you.

"Or choose to get suckered in by some standard marketing bullshit to help lead you down the road like a two-year-old, needing constant guidance when learning to use a knife and fork."


Rather than musical connection bringing Sam and Andy together, it was a game of fisticuffs and an expensive bill for broken glasses that saw their paths cross.

Shortly after Ebony stalked Andy in record stores and begged to be in the band. Jack went about it in a more conventional manner, but did boot his namesake out of the line-up.

However, once together they all shared the one goal of simply being bigger and bolder than any other act on the circuit and 'Lacerate' shows they mean business.

You can catch HVMM live at:
11th May: HRH Road Trip, Ibiza
3rd June: Camden Rocks Festival, London
17th June: Proud, Camden Town, London
1st July: The Prince Of Wales Kettering
22nd July: Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
2nd August: Robin 2, Wolverhampton
5th August: Iron Road, Evesham

HVMM are:
Andy Teece - Vocals/Guitar
Ebony Clay - Lead Guitar
Jack Timmis - Bass
Samuel Jenkins - Drums

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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