Song of the WeekOctober 28, 2008 – 11:54

Redlight Attraction - Couldn’t Care Less (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

NewsOctober 23, 2008 – 10:07

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NewsOctober 22, 2008 – 12:07

Drugdealercheerleader have decided to play one more spooktacular show this year on Halloween with Patchwork Grace at Junktion 7, Nottingham, UK. Everyone will be dressed up and looking rather dead or bloody so make the effort and for a fiver you can’t go wrong

The new Wildhearts DVD ‘Live in the Studio’ is out now in all good record stores including HMV & Zavvi. You can also buy it online from Play. HMV, Amazon and Cargo. One other piece of news: The Wildhearts will be appearing at Klubi in Tampere, Finland on Friday 24th October as part of the Lost in Music showcase

Tony Harnell [TNT, Westworld] has confirmed his appearance at Z Rock 2009 on May 29th, his set will be a best of from his long and successful career with TNT, Westworld and much more. The current fully confirmed line up for Z Rock 2009 is: May 29th: Wig Wam, Tony Harnell, Stormzone [further acts to be announced] May 30th: John Waite, Big Noize, Von Groove, Eden, Newman [further acts to be announced] Venue: JB’s Dudley, UK

At long last, Zombina and the Skeletones third official studio album is available to buy! It’s called Out Of The Crypt And Into Your Heart, the songs are all really short, about monsters and graveyards and robots and all the usual stuff they like to sing about. It’ll still be tough to find everywhere except Germany (as it’s out on a German label, Fiendforce Records) for a little while, but keep your eyes peeled for further developments. To celebrate the album, Halloween and Zombina and the Skeletone’s 10th birthday, we’re setting off on a tour of Germany with Blitzkid, The Other and Der Fluch throughout the rest of October

New Jersey hardcore group Leathermouth have signed to Epitaph Records with plans to release their debut album in early 2009

Sweden’s ‘Badmouth’, produced by Paul Sabu now available to purchase from CDBaby, Amazon and Sweden Rock Shop

Skeptic Eleptic will support the Datsuns at Vienna’s Arena and now you have the chance to buy a super cheap ticket. Write a mail to EMAIL and they will get a ticket for only 10 EUR (instead of 20 EUR). Also enjoy a new live video, shot at the Rebellion Festival Vienna 08

Fightstar are releasing their new single The English Way on November 3rd and the video for the single can be found here

On the back of their current sell-out UK tour to support new single We Can Breathe In Space, They Just Don’t Want Us To Escape [released November 3rd], Rou and Rob from Enter Shikari will be hitting the decks at the Blackfriars arches to turn in a high-energy, anything-goes DJ set as part of the Crossfire Halloween Massacre 2008. With Early Bird tickets selling very fast, this addition is sure to make them fly off the shelves that much quicker, so make sure you get yours soon and not miss out

Spit Like This will be recording a TV appearance with Kerrang Radio’s Emma Scott on the 23rd October. The show will go out Live on Sky Channel 186 so make sure you tune in

The Computers ‘You Can’t Hide From the Computers’ (Mini-Album CD & Download) to be released 17 November 08. Think Black Flag playing Chuck Berry or The Nerve Agents covering Elvis Costello and you’re getting the picture

DC4 vocalist/guitarist Jeff Duncan recently cut guitar tracks for a new ‘Dizzy Reed’ solo project. Jeff performs on the track ‘Mother Theresa’. Many know the name ‘Dizzy Reed’ as the keyboardist for ‘Guns & Roses’ and his super group ‘Hooker’s N Blow’. It was recently announced that the long awaited Gn’R release, ‘Chinese Democracy’, will see a release on November 23rd through an exclusive deal with Best Buy. As previously mentioned, DC4 signed on with Chavis Records for the release of ‘Explode’. The release has been pushed back to January 2009. Plans are currently in the works for an ‘Explode’ CD Release Party as well as a tour to support

Hinterland (New One-ticket Multi Venue Arts and Music Event) debuts in Glasgow, UK on 30th April and 1st May 2009. Hinterland’s primary aim is to showcase established and upcoming Scottish talent – as well as some of the UK’s best emerging and established talent – across 20 art and music venues in Glasgow. About 50% of all participants in Hinterland will be Scottish and the Hinterland Committee will advise upon the event line-up. Hinterland will be the first one ticket multi-venue all access event ever of this kind to be held in Glasgow. The model means that people buy a ticket to Hinterland and that ticket grants them access to any of the venues/events that are part of Hinterland. Event pricing and how to buy tickets and the first confirmed acts will be announced in November. To register for updates and the latest news about Hinterland please go to URL

The Walkmen’s new single ‘The Blue Route’ release date changed to 10 November

Blackmarket will be playing a one off show at The Metro, London, UK on 3 November before jetting off as main support on The Subway’s European tour

M.E.P.R. are pleased to announce their new partnership with Red Lion Music in the UK. Red Lion Music from Germany have teamed up with ourselves and Pippa Moye at Rokkpool, to bring new, young artists Slick’s Kitchen, that feature the immense talents of Slick Prolidol (b) and Haan Hartmann (d) (both ex Traceelords), to the UK and to give the band a well earned press boost as they prepare for their 18 date tour with the Damned in December. The band currently has the six track EP “Half Evil – Half Album” available from their myspace page and this will be available on the tour

Hanoi Rocks have decided to break up by the end of the year 2008. Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy feel that they’ve taken the band as far as it can go and now wish to go their separate ways. All commitments until the end of the year, including the UK tour starting in London on Halloween, will naturally be honoured. In addition, the band has decided to say farewell to their fans by doing a final tour of Japan in the spring 2009 and immediately thereafter wrapping things up with a few nights at the Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland where their career originally got started in the 80′s. 26 November will see the timely release of the first ever career-spanning Hanoi Rocks retrospective: a 2-CD set titled “This One’s For Rock’n'Roll – The Best Of Hanoi Rocks 1980-2008″

Shinedown are set to release single ‘Devour’ on November 17 (digital November 10) via Atlantic Records. The track is taken from forthcoming album ‘The Sound Of Madness’, which will be released in March 2009. The band will also be returning to the UK in January

Song of the WeekOctober 21, 2008 – 11:51

The PFL - Killing Time (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

InterviewsOctober 20, 2008 – 12:00

Interview with Share Ross

Song of the WeekOctober 14, 2008 – 11:09

The Crime - The Way We Want To Be (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

Interviews, ReviewsOctober 13, 2008 – 13:18

Innerpartysystem – Innerpartysystem
Lovvers – Think (Mini Album)
Towers of London – Fizzy Pop
Interview with Tony Mills of TNT

NewsOctober 13, 2008 – 12:08

”So, Who’s Paranoid?” Certainly not The Damned, who have conjured up yet another collection of genre-defying anthems that sit effortlessly alongside their classic albums, their first since 2001’s critically-acclaimed ‘Grave Disorder’ album. Release Date: 17th November. They might be a band with an incredible past but The Damned are very much here and now and the thirteen songs featured here are all the proof you’ll need. See The Damned live, check website for full gig listings

Manchester based gutter-trash disasters Dear Superstar will be hooking up with Towers of London at Manchester Academy 3 on Wednesday 15th October. Listen to first single: LIVE.LOVE.LIE (feat Bullet For My Valentine) now at URL

SPiT LiKE THiS celebrate the release of their long-awaited debut album “We Won’t Hurt You (But We Won’t Go Away)” at Asylum, Birmingham, UK on 8th November, starting at about 8pm. SLT will be performing a live set and there will be all kinds of assorted fun n’ games going on throughout the night. The album will be released on 17th November on Transcend via Cargo Distribution

Fightstar ready to invade your school! MySpace, the world’s premier social network, is giving 14-18 year olds a once in a lifetime chance to host a school party with some of the biggest names in the music industry with a nationwide competition – School Invasions. From today, students are invited to visit the School Invasions profile at URL to enter their school in the competition. The prize includes an all-expenses paid party with appearances from Kate Nash, The Wombats, DJ Ironik and Fightstar. The school that receives the most votes on the profile will host the event. As well as winning their own exclusive party, the school will receive £10,000 worth of music equipment and a music masterclass with an established band. As part of the workshop, the band will share tales of how they got started and offer tips and advice about getting into the music industry. This announcement follows the recent success of the MySpace Bus at the Underage Festival in Victoria Park, London, where top acts played intimate gigs for 14-18 yr old fans. Vote to win the chance for an exclusive party with Fightstar. New single The English Way released on November 3rd via Search And Destroy Records

Enter Shikari, currently on tour in the UK and ready to release their new single “We Can Breathe In Space…” [November 3rd], have a video of themselves practicing a new song, tentatively titled “Antwerpen” here’s the link URL

Hell City Glamours hit the road again starting this week with three Angels shows and a headliner at Manly, Australia: October 15th Coffs Harbour; October 16th Forster; October 17th Port Macquarie; October 18th Manly Fisho’s with Grand Fatal, Lungs, Arcane and a whole bunch of others for the infamous Octoberpuss yearly event. The week after they’ve got a headline show at The Basement in Canberra with the mighty VeeBees. Don’t forget, t-shirts available from the website/myspace and the album’s in store, on iTunes or via Water Front Records

Saturday 1st November will see five of Blackfriars monstrous arches turned into a Crossfire party that will go down in the history within the underground skate, art and music scenes. As well as being one hell of a party, the Crossfire Halloween Massacre 2008 will also mark the re-launch of Crossfire’s online skate and music magazine Version 3.0, the biggest skate and music zine in Europe. With a plethora of star attractions and special guests from the worlds of music, art and skateboarding, this is the only Halloween party in London and the ideal opportunity to make a concerted costume effort on this most hallowed of occasions. Pendulum head up the musical proceedings in the Kerrang! Arch. Expect a two-hour DJ set from El Hornet and MC Verse that will be absolute carnage if their performance with the Crossfire Sound System in the Duracell tent at this year’s Download Festival is anything to go by.  Pendulum will be warmed up by Crossfire’s very own DJ’s Zac Slack and James Sherry who will be announcing their very special guests next week and will bring a collection of the latest punk, metal and rock classics. Katie P from XFM’s rock show and Talita Two Shoes from Total Rock will both be making sure the Kerrang! Room is at full peak rock wise and worth noting that his arch will be lit by Death Metal Halloween art projections from French. Crossfire has delivered the UK’s biggest underground skateboard events since 2001 and to celebrate its 7th Birthday, owner Zac Slack has organised a mini ramp jam with 30 of the best UK and European mini ramp riders from Etnies and Element plus the UK’s best handpicked by Crossfire, Sidewalk Magazine’s Editor Ben Powell and assistant editor Kevin Parrott. This riotous part of the evening will be a jam format from 8.30pm. Expect all riders to be in fancy dress whilst Slayer reigns from the Red Bull Sound System speakers! Those who are expecting the X-Games will be gutted, as this will be straight from the underground as a raw as steak! T-shirt lovers will be stoked to know that the LOVENSKATE tea stall will provide limited edition t-shirts for sale on the night! There is no doubt that this will be London’s biggest and highest energy Halloween event so make sure you get your tickets before they’re all eaten alive! Earlybird tickets can be purchased for £12.50. Check link for fill Line Up details – 8pm–4am

NewsOctober 7, 2008 – 11:48

Ana Isa will henceforth be taking care of FW store updates and ordering as well as new marketing initiatives. She will be working in tandem with Chris McDougall, who will continue to man the London-based shipping. Also on the team is Johanna Sjoberg in Sweden for Scandinavian orders/shipping. “It hasn’t been an easy summer, with many delays on the supplier side. In most cases we’ve managed to make things right, I hope, but we always look forward to hearing from you. We have spoken to the suppliers and hope the winter will be better. In light of that, I am bringing Ana on board prior to us opening a new store that will have several front-ends aimed at other markets. We plan to test it during the remainder of this year prior to launching in 2009. The existing store will continue to operate alongside the new one, so there will be a .co.uk store as well as the new .com multiple shops online. Ana will, from now on, be the main person using the e-mail address. There will be new e-mails for everyone once we roll out the fwmusicstore.com new domain, but that won’t be until the new-year. Neil”

The Wildhearts WebStore have recently added lots of new Earth vs Anniversary gear including t-shirts (up to XXL), hoodies, thongs & posters. There’s also a new ‘Shitsville’ t-shirt, a Wildhearts beanie and some other bits and pieces. Also a new Earth Vs Anniversary show has been arranged at The Mercury Lounge in New York on November 2nd.  This show and the Tokyo date on Nov 23rd will be last times the album will be played in its entirety so don’t miss it! Tickets are on sale now from the following link. Check website for full gig listings. The Wildhearts will release a new DVD, “Live In The Studio: A Film By Tim Smith”, on October 20 via Round Records

Blackmarket’s “The Elephant In The Room” will be available on 10/11/08 via No Office Records and are heading to Germany in November for another round of dates with The Subways. They’ll also be playing a one off date at The Metro in London on November 3rd

Sounds of Violence venue change for Oct.15 -London – The Lexington (formerly Clockwork)

Scuzzy punksters Lovvers have been announced as main support for Jay Reatard’s UK tour next month

After signing a worldwide deal with major label Zomba, IN CASE OF FIRE are at last set with a November 10th release date for their astounding debut single ‘This Time We Stand’ (check it out on YouTube), one of the most anticipated debut releases of 2008. ‘TTWS’ will be released in the UK through Search and Destroy Records, the new record label venture from Raw Power Management (Funeral for a Friend, B4MV, Iron Maiden, Gallows) and distributors PIAS

Song of the WeekOctober 7, 2008 – 10:08

Whiskey Blonde - Sweet Unknown (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)