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3rd February 2017



Edition thirty two of Cum On Feel The Newz.

Frank Zappa's thirty second studio album is called 'Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More'. You won't get any argument from us.

Let's do this...

Tequila Mockingbird
Doomsday Outlaw
Suicide Silence
Motionless In White
The Answer
Fearless
Pallbearer
Mammoth Mammoth
Don Broco
Triaxis
Defences
Wintersun
KXM
Invidia
SHVPES
Firespawn


Don Broco have unveiled a live video for their recent single 'Everybody', capturing highlights from their recent UK arena tour with Bring Me The Horizon.

The rock-fulled anthem was released in 2016 to celebrate their signing with US label SharpTone Records, and is the first taste of new music since the release of Don Broco's Top 10 album 'Automatic' in 2015. Since then the band have headlined Brixton Academy and played arenas throughout the UK and Europe with both Bring Me The Horizon and 5 Seconds Of Summer.

Now, as the band gear up for what's set to be their biggest year yet, they have their sights firmly set on world domination. They kick off with two huge arena shows at the Osaka-Jo Hall, Japan on February 25th and 26th in support of Japanese rock superstars One OK Rock and then head Stateside in support of US pop-punk band State Champs on their 28-date tour across America in April.


Derby based hard rock groove mongers, Doomsday Outlaw, have announced a run of dates across the UK promoting their acclaimed album, 'Suffer More' which was released in 2016 and has received a fantastic response from critics and fans alike. So much so that it got them signed to leading rock label, Frontiers Music, with label boss, Mario De Riso saying it was one of his favourite albums of the year.

They now head out on the road before entering the studio to record their follow-up album for Frontiers. Front man Phil Poole, said: "It's an incredible feeling to announce our UK tour; to have the opportunity to travel to new cities and do something we love; bringing our music to a new audience throughout the UK... it's a difficult emotion to put into words. Its our new beginning and we'll see you there!"

UK Dates, Spring 2017
Saturday 18th March - Iron Road, Evesham
Thursday 23rd March - The Black Heart, Camden, London
Friday 31st March - Fuel, Cardiff
Saturday 1st April - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton w/ Fires That Divide
Thursday 6th April - B2 Brickmakers, Norwich
Saturday 8th April - The Venue, Westcliff on Sea
Thursday 13th April - Bannermans, Edinburgh
Friday 14th April - Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow (supporting Bigfoot)
Satuurday 15th April - FASTFest, The Old School House, Barnsley
Saturday 29th April - NLC Charity Fest, The Maze, Nottingham (Sold Out)


Fearless have unveiled their latest video. After spending some time with the brothers' relatives in the deep south of Louisiana bayou, teached how to make moonshine, fixin' old rusty cars, fishin' and of course playing some music with the locals, they went back home to Sweden to deliver a heavy mix of hard rock, Metal, hardcore and a twist of blues or, as they say, Hillbilly Metal.

Their debut single and accompanying video 'Hillbilly For Life' was self released in 2015, produced by Kristoffer Folin at Purple Skull Media in Stockholm. Since then they have been touring around Sweden and played at some of the biggest festivals such at Sweden Rock and Skogsröjet. They also did a USA tour 2015 travelling from east to west - taking in the south of course.

Fearless present a full enegy live show hard to forget, topped with self-designed instruments in the form of a pitchfork guitar, a shovel bass and a tractor-like drum kit.


Little Rock, Arkansas-based vanguard doom quartet Pallbearer have today released a brand new track entitled 'Thorns'.

Pallbearer told us: "After debuting this song live on the road with Baroness last fall, we are so excited to finally now be able to share it in its recorded form with the world."

'Thorns' will feature on Pallbearer's upcoming third record titled 'Heartless', which is due for release on 24th March 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and via Profound Lore in North America.


Australian powerhouse trio, Tequila Mockingbyrd, have today announced the signing of a worldwide deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings, the label currently home to acts such as The Quireboys, The Amorettes, Bonafide and Massive Wagons.

"We're so happy to be working with OYR to get the album out to the world,", vocalist Estelle Artois told us. "They showed a lot of belief in the band before we even landed in the UK, so to have them backing the record is amazing. We're very happy 'Byrds right now, as we've been waiting a long time for this"

Their debut album, 'Fight And Flight', will be released on 24 March 2017, and contains 13 songs covering topics such as having a good time, shaking what you've got to get where you want to go, and taking chances to make things happen. This exclusive release will also contain 4 live tracks, recorded at the "Flocking Off, A Farewell To Oz" show in Melbourne.

Following a decision, in late 2016, to relocate permanently to the UK, Tequila Mockingbyrd have been consistently touring across Europe and the UK. The band will promote the release of the album with a full UK tour as Special Guests to Swedish Rockers, Bonafide.


Invidia, the crucial new group formed by former and current members of In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch and Skinlab, have signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release their masterpiece debut album 'As The Sun Sleeps' on March 31st.

"While what we're doing is still 'Metal' there were no rules when we started this band," says vocalist Travis Johnson, who formerly fronted Flatline and currently handles bass duties for In This Moment. "The mixing of ideas and styles worked for us because we let it, and every song is different from the last. Not having to 'stay in the box and write the same stuff everyone already likes' was pure gold, and an exhilarating opportunity for us all."

'Feed The Fire', the first single, released on February 3rd (for which a video has already been filmed, directed by Brian Cox), is about the repetitive cycle of addiction.


The Answer announce the release of single 'In This Land', taken from stunning new album 'Solas'. Unlike the traditional sound of the band, the track has a more contemporary stripped down folk sound utilising acoustic guitars, mandolins and layered harmonies. It sees the band rediscover their roots and is a paean to the greats of their Northern Irish culture referencing influences such as Van Morrison, Alex Higgins and Rory Gallagher. To coincide with the strong links to home, the track will be released on March 17th - St Patrick's Day.

Says singer Cormac Neeson, "The song is about growing up in Northern Ireland and the sense of cultural identity that such an upbringing spawns. It's a very colourful and wonderful place, at times contradictory, at times tragic but always unique and oh so memorable. It's something we're all very proud of; our little land has been responsible for its fair share of heroes, criminals and stars!"

To coincide with the release, the band will also be heading out on tour later this month and into March:

24th February: Belfast, Limelight
25th February: Dublin, Academy 2
26th February: Dorset, Winters End Festival (Headliners)
28th February: Bristol, Fleece & Firkin
1st March: Cardiff, Globe
2nd March: Southampton, Engine Rooms
3rd March: Manchester, Band On The Wall
4th March: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms


The wait is finally over, as Suicide Silence have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb 24th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Eddie Hermida (vocals) told us: "The new track, 'Silence,' is about asking yourself what reality is. It is about being in your own thoughts and allowing that hell to be a part of you. To realize that when we are quiet and in our own darkness, we can truly be grateful to be alive.

"The song challenges people to be within themselves. To see that hell on earth has no fury compared to our own mind, so why not accept that and love everything on the outside. It is there to serve a purpose. To free you from yourself. Be silent today and just listen!"


Motionless In White have today debuted 'Eternally Yours', another new song from their forthcoming fourth studio album 'Graveyard Shift', set to hit stores on 5th May. The release will be their first for new label home, Roadrunner Records.

'Eternally Yours' also features fan-designed single artwork and follows the previously released track, '570', the music video for which has received over 2.6 million views on the band's official YouTube. Both tracks are taken from 'Graveyard Shift' which will be available for pre-order in the coming weeks.

The band are currently on the road co-headlining 'The End Is Here' Tour across the US and are set for a European run of festivals including Download Festival in the UK on 9th June.


Triaxis are proud to reveal their new vocalist to be the incredible Greek musician and songwriter Angel Wolf-Black. Those with a keen interest in European Metal will know Angel from her own solo work, or with bands such as 'Seduce The Heaven', 'Bare Infinity', featuring in 'Vivaldi Metal Project' or working with female Metal vocalist community 'Eve's Apple'.

Having recently moved from Greece to study music in Southampton, UK, this is a perfect time for Angel to bring her unique tones to mix with a typically British classic Metal sound, forging something exciting for Triaxis fans old and new to enjoy.

Angel told us: "Over the last couple of months I have loved learning and rehearsing the Triaxis material and I am so excited to perform it live! I hope that the fans will share in my excitement and enthusiasm for the future. We have already begun to write for our next release so they shouldn't have long to wait!"

Bassist Becky Baldwin added: "We are very happy to welcome Angel on board, it was pure good fortune that such a perfect fit for the band had just moved to England when we had started advertising for a singer. We would also like to thank the Triaxis vocalist of 10 years, Krissie Kirby, for all her work with the band. When she first spoke about leaving the band we were of course feeling low and uneasy. But now we are honoured to have Krissie's blessing in continuing the band in it's new chapter with Angel at the helm. There is still an exciting future ahead for Triaxis!"


Defences are packing the punches and have just released a music video for their brand new track 'Two Steps Back'

Formed in Hertfordshire in 2013, Defences draw on electronic and stadium rock influences to offer a brand of alternative Metal distinct from other modern rock acts. The group offers a fresh take on the female-fronted Metal genre and the band heavily emphasise positivity, acceptance and self-improvement in their sound.

The track is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album 'With Might and Main' which is set for a May 2017 release.


Last week, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death, Wintersun, announced their crowdfunding campaign that will start on March 1st and allows the fans to secure their 'Forest Package' - also including their upcoming studio album 'The Forest Seasons' - directly from the band.

With the collected amount, front man Jari Mäenpää plans to build his own studio that would finally allow him to record his long-awaited album 'Time II'. Today, Wintersun unveil the cover artwork of their third album 'The Forest Seasons'.

Jari Mäenpää states: "We're proud to show you guys our NEW 3rd full length album cover! The album cover was made in collaboration by Gyula Havancsák and Jari Mäenpää. It illustrates THE AWAKENING of a mystical forest where the seasons are merging together. By the way, this preview is just 1280 x 720 resolution. Wait till you see it in 5K! ;)

"Enjoy guys! This album is sick and minds will be blown! Our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will start on March 1st where you can order the new album DIRECTLY from us with the highest quality! Thank you!"

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Your favourite dirt rockers from Australia, Mammoth Mammoth are back to deliver another powerful addition to their impressive list of prior heavy rock'n'roll convictions with the release of fourth studio album 'Mount The Mountain', set to be released April 28th 2017 on Napalm Records.

"We consider the writing of our albums not unlike working on a top fuelling drag car. We tinker around a bit, we strip the engine down to rebuild it by adding a couple new parts whilst taking some out, always trying to make it run faster and sounding louder, this time though we've added a bigger exhaust system and a shitload of nitrous ...and a cup holder" comments frontman Mikey Tucker on the upcoming release.


Swedish devil worshippers Firespawn have announced the release of 'The Reprobate', the follow-up album of 2015's much lauded debut album 'Shadow Realms'.

'The Reprobate' will be descent upon mankind on April 28 via Century Media Records. Expect nothing less than a merciless piece of evil, ferocious and blasphemous Death Metal. The cover art is an excerpt of a huge painted piece of artwork, done by Mr. Paolo Girardi, who has been responsible for the artwork of Firespawn's debut album as well as for bands such as Black Breath, Power Trip, Chthe'ilist, Manilla Road and many more.

Firespawn is the incarnate abomination of LG Petrov, Victor Brandt (both Entombed AD), Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, ex-Necrophobic), A. Impaler (Necrophobic, Naglfar) and Matte Modin (Raised Fist, ex-Dark Funeral).


KXM, the rock trio comprising dUg Pinnick (Kings X), George Lynch (Lynch Mob) and Ray Luzier (KoRn) are set to release their second studio album, 'Scatterbrain' via RatPak Records on 17th March 2017.

'Scatterbrain' is the follow-up to KXM's 2014 self-titled debut which debuted at #31 on the US Billboard 200. It features 13 brand new tracks and was recorded at the Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood, CA. The album is available to pre-order at Amazon and special bundles and signed editions can be snapped up at www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/kxm.

Speaking about the recording process for the new record, vocalist dUg Pinnick told us, "We wrote all the songs right on the spot and immediately recorded them, everyone doing his part and no one telling the other one what or how to play. Just like the previous album!"

Drummer Ray Luzier adds "We wanted to use the same formula as the 1st KXM record... book studio time, come in fresh every day with a new idea, run with it and not over think anything". Guitarist George Lynch continues: "Basically it was 'record-topia!' We showed up in the studio, camped out with a bunch of gear and let the tape roll! No pre-production, no rehearsal, no pre-written songs, every song was written as a product of an in-studio jam session."


SHVPES have revealed an explosive (literally) new video for album title-track, 'Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair.'

Vocalist Griffin Dickinson told us; "As the title-track to our debut album, we wanted the video to tie everything we've been working on together and really bring the album artwork to life. From the 1920's apothecary style aesthetic to us physically drinking from the bottles on the artwork I think we've managed to do just that.

"Throughout the video you see the band sat round a table, blindfolded, playing Russian roulette with bottles marked 'Pain', 'Joy', 'Ecstasy' and 'Despair'. 'Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair' represents the emotional circle of life, it's a statement of acceptance that we live in complete chaos and no one knows what's coming next. We had such a great time shooting this vid because it's just Metal as fuck. I thought I was on fire after every take, but the important thing is that I wasn't. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!"

SHVPES will support Trivium on their 33-date European tour early next year.




More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 10th February 2017...



ALL EDITIONS OF CUM ON FEEL THE NEWS

8th December 2017: Massive Wagons, Kill The Ideal, Laurence Jones, Angra and much more...
10th November 2017: Sixx:AM, Reuben Archer's Personal Sin, Down 'n' Outz, Deever and much more...
3rd November 2017: Black Country Communion, Avenged Sevenfold, Testament, Don Broco and much more...
27th October 2017: Arch Enemy, LA Guns, Butcher Babies and much more...
13th October 2017: Nikki Sixx, Mollie Marriott, Samarkind, The Dust Coda and much more...
6th October 2017: Cavalera Conspiracy, Five Finger Death Punch, Body Count, Hammerfall and much more...
29th September 2017: Cheap Trick, Supersonic Blues Machine, Kadaver, Orange Goblin and much more...
22nd September 2017: Black Stone Cherry, Blind Guardian, Butcher Babies, Von Hertzen Brothers and much more...
8th September 2017: Lou Dibello, Vandenberg's Moonkings, Wilko Johnson, Supersonic Blues Machine and much more...
1st September 2017: Inglorious, Orden Ogan, Amaranthe, Dirty Thrills and much more...
25th August 2017: Ensiferum, H.E.A.T., Black Country Communion, Savage Messiah and much more...
18th August 2017: The Darkness, As Lions, Galactic Cowboys, Syteria and much more...
11th August 2017: Trivium, H.E.A.T., The Dan Reed Network, Tankard and much more...
28th July 2017: Black Stone Cherry, Living Colour, Govt Mule, JOANovARC and much more...
21st July 2017: The Darkness, Simo, Metal Church, Klogr and much more...
14th July 2017: Korpiklaani, Enslaved, Prophets Of Rage, Tequila Mockingbyrd and much more...
7th July 2017: Eluveitie, Mason Hill, The Pineapple Thief, Belphegor and much more...
30th June 2017: Walter Trout, Dirty Thrills, Rage, Ye Banished Privateers and much more...
23rd June 2017: Joe Bonamassa, Epica, TesseracT, SKAM and much more...
16th June 2017: Kreator, Cradle Of Filth, King King, Robin Trower and much more...
9th June 2017: Kiss, Absolva, Living Colour, Belphegor and much more...
2nd June 2017: Status Quo, Syteria, Von Hertzen Brothers, Vallenfyre and much more...
26th May 2017: Blind Guardian, Tankard, Michael Monroe, Tethra and much more...
19th May 2017: Skinny Puppy, As Lions, Threshold, Kreator and much more...
12th May 2017: Blind Guardian, Walkway, Goldray, Bubbles Erotica and much more...
5th May 2017: Voodoo Six, Kai Hansen, Holocaust, Don Broco and much more...
28th April 2017: Massive Wagons, Gary Hoey, Jupiter Falls, Foscor and much more...
21st April 2017: Biffy Clyro, Wilko Johnson, Purson, Gov't Mule and much more...
14th April 2017: Sammy Hagar, The Unity, Cleo Howard, Tankard and much more...
7th April 2017: Rhino's Revenge, Defences, Bastian, Vallenfyre and much more...
31st March 2017: Acid Reign, The Magpie Salute, Adrenaline Mob, Cradle Of Filth and much more...
24th March 2017: Queen, HRH AOR, Royal Republic, As Lions and much more...
17th March 2017: Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch, Angel, The Real Kids and much more...
10th March 2017: Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgor, WinterStorm, Avatar and much more...
3rd March 2017: Toseland, The Amorettes, Royal Thunder, Walter Trout and much more...
24th February 2017: Epica, Papa Roach, Punky Meadows, Ayreon and much more...
17th February 2017: Anthrax, SikTh, The Fallen State, Open Access and much more...
10th February 2017: Battle Beast, Wednesday 13, King Kobra, Dan Patlansky and much more...
3rd February 2017: Don Broco, The Answer, Suicide Silence, Triaxis and much more...
27th January 2017: Monster Truck, Stone Broken, Ayreon, Skunk Anansie and much more...
20th January 2017: Anthrax, Black Star Riders, VIMIC, Jethro Tull and much more...
13th January 2017: Kansas, The Temperance Movement, Avatarium, Aversions Crown and much more...
6th January 2017: Accept, Leatherwolf, Pain, Threshold and much more...
30th December 2016: Death Valley High, Helleborus, Hatriot, Need and much more...
23rd December 2016: Ex Deo, Overkill, Code Orange, Korpiklaani and much more...
16th December 2016: Scythia, Coheed And Cambria, Primordial, Steel Panther and much more...
9th December 2016: Alice Cooper, Krokus, Accept, Metal Church and much more...
4th December 2016: Nightwish, Sepultura, Der Elefant, Gypsy Pistoleros and much more...
25th November 2016: Firewind, Ship Of The Line, Krepitus, Bonafide and much more...
18th November 2016: Dark Sarah, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Armored Saint and much more...
11th November 2016: Orange Goblin, Danny Worsnop, Steve 'N' Seagulls, Krampus and much more...
4th November 2016: Bernie Marsden, Touchstone, Paganland, Neon Hurricane and much more...
28th October 2016: Primordial, Steve Overland, Sonic Syndicate, BlackRain and much more...
21st October 2016: The Dead Daisies, Evyltyde, Al Atkins, Royal Hunt and much more...
14th October 2016: Tyler Bryant, The Amity Affliction, The Doomsday Kingdom, Tigertailz and much more...
7th October 2016: Devil Wears Prada, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Rhapsody Of Fire, Gary Moat and much more...
30th September 2016: As Lions, Sonata Arctica, SOG (Special Ops Group), Dark Tranquility and much more...
23rd September 2016: Tankard, Secret Sphere, Aaron Keylock, Demonic Resurrection and much more...
16th September 2016: Visigoth, Helmet, Binary Creed, Fair Warning and much more...
9th September 2016: Attica Rage, Hammerfall, Vader, Heaven Shall Burn and much more...
2nd September 2016: The Deer Hunter, Nothgard, Shotgun Rodeo, Oceans Of Slumber and much more...
26th August 2016: Testament, Bruce Kulick, Wormrot, Crobot and much more...
19th August 2016: Styx, Hammerfall, Hey! Hello!, The Apocalypse Blues Revue and much more...
12th August 2016: Thus Defiled, Metal Allegiance, Focus, Gunhill and much more...
5th August 2016: Nightwish, The Raven Age, Epica, Unearth and much more...
29th July 2016: King 810, Shvpes, illustr8ors, Rik Emmett and much more...
22nd July 2016: Ministry, Asphyx, Gov't Mule, In Flames and much more...
15th July 2016: Crystal Palace, Dark Tranquility, Brutai, Twilight Force and much more...
8th July 2016: Whitechapel, On Broken Wings, Vola, The Wounded Kings and much more...
1st July 2016: Van Der Graaf Generator, Man On A Mission, Dunsmuir, Dead Letter Circus and much more...





WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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