NewsFebruary 25, 2009 – 08:39

The Trix are currently working on some new songs and have also been shooting two videos for ‘Too Dirty But Not For Me’ and ‘I Can’t Stop Thinkin About You’. Too Dirty is gonna be released on iTunes USA, UK, Japan and Australia in a couple of weeks. If you wanna have a listen of Too Dirty But Not For Me visit URL

Jennyfer Star’s ‘A Trace of Love and Tears’ release party will take place on the 6th March at Rockbaren/KGB, Stockholm. She will be playing a few songs acoustic, together with Greger Andersson (de van) and Dallas Chrome (Starlet Suicide, Leaded Fuel). It will be a night to remember so be there! The party starts at 9pm and the club is open until 2am. It’s free entrance so be sure you show up on time

FW Music Store have greatly reduced the number of in-stock items on order. After months of supply delays with both their main suppliers (one for lack of volume on FW’s part, the other a mystery to them until recently) they have decided this is for the best, as some of you have been kept waiting a lot longer than usual for some items. They have recently learned that one of these two main suppliers was bought out last Summer and the new owners have essentially caused the company to not work so well, slowing deliveries down a grind before eventually firing all the staff. They don’t know whether it was bad management or on purpose, but it means that there are still some of your orders out there unfulfilled – especially titles of Scandinavian origin. Those of you in that unfortunate situation will be compensated, though: they will contact you directly over the coming week and offer you a list of in-stock titles to choose from – and you will have a credit that is twice the worth of your original order. This is their way of apologizing for the stock delays situation, and also invite you to check out some of the FW label and FW Artist Collective titles; if of course you prefer a refund they will process those via paypal as a last resort – but they ask that you stick with them through these hard times, discover some new music, and use the credit as creatively as you want throughout 2009

Los Angeles street-punk crew Left Alone will release their new self-titled album on April 6, via Hellcat Records. Combining three-chord punk rock with ska and just a dash of country to create a unique sound all their own, Left Alone has used their DIY ethos to move up the ranks from backyard band to Hellcat Records staple on their sophomore album

Multi-million selling US rockers Shinedown are back this week with their second UK single ‘The Sound of Madness’ from the forthcoming album of the same name. Also check out the free download bundle available now

Asphalt Valentine bassist Scott Clark recently signed a new endorsement deal with leading precision tuning company Peterson Tuners. The Peterson Company’s colorful history, spanning nearly sixty years, reflects a deep commitment to innovation as well as excellence in design, manufacturing, and customer service

New York’s Kings of Sleaze Rock ‘The Erotics’ finally return to UK soil after 18 months. This will be the fourth time the band have visited UK shores and they will be promoting their brand new CD ‘Rubbish’ which, since it’s release in September, has already been met with endless positive reviews worldwide from the likes of Classic Rock Magazine and many others. Carlisle’s Falling Red will be supporting on most of the shows. For more information please visit URL or URL

Song of the WeekFebruary 24, 2009 – 08:48

Hear Kitty Kitty - Catfight (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

ReviewsFebruary 24, 2009 – 08:47

Electric Mary – Down To the Bone
Octane Gypsy – Tough Luck Mile

NewsFebruary 19, 2009 – 12:22

Global Music is proud to announce the signing of Irish songwriting-legend, Ricky Warwick and the release of his new solo album, Belfast Confetti, out April 27th 2009. Belfast Confetti is a collection of gritty acoustic songs, full of passion, dirt, whisky and tales of a misspent youth in the land of the Emerald Isle

To celebrate featuring in KERRANG! Magazine next Wednesday, My Passion are giving away their new single ‘thanks for nothing’

Hell City Glamours have got one show to go before they head to the US at The Factory Theatre in Enmore, the one down and around the corner from Newtown, it’s with LUST, Divine Electric and Nightfighter, 27th February it’s $20 to get in for some crazy reason (they didn’t set the price so apologise to fans in advance)

Epitaph Records is proud to announce that UK quintet The Ghost of a Thousand have joined their roster and will be releasing the follow-up to debut This Is Where The Fight Begins through the legendary label. The band’s second full-length New Hopes, New Demonstrations will be released on June 1st

For all of you that live in Los Angeles, Patrick Cornell’s first show of ’09 is next Wed., Feb. 24th at Crown Bar in West Hollywood, 8:45pm followed by Ricky Warwick, $5 Cover

ReviewsFebruary 18, 2009 – 14:00

Peter Blast – A Plush Horse… With a Monkey On a String
The Poison Ivvy – Out For a Kill

Song of the WeekFebruary 17, 2009 – 11:49

Sick Loves - You Lied (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

ReviewsFebruary 16, 2009 – 10:18

Kerrang! The Album ’08

ReviewsFebruary 12, 2009 – 10:28

Undercover Slut – Amerikkka Macht Frei

NewsFebruary 12, 2009 – 05:31

You can now purchase the new Remedy EP, Strange Fast Now from the official iTunes store. To take a look and buy now, simply click HERE! Remedy are currently booking an 11 date tour with fellow rockers, Liberty Slaves throughout the UK during July 2009 – more news soon

As already reported Z Rocks have been working hard to stage a event this year on the other side of the pond. The final details are just being finalised but they can confirm that the event will be staged in Toronto Canada during August and so far 3 bands are confirmed. They hope to make a full announcement soon. Plus Club Z Rock will open its doors on Friday March 6th. Make sure your there for the grand opening it will be a night not to be missed. Club Z Rock [entrance next to Bar 15 near bus stop], King St West, Wigan, UK, 9pm–2am, admission 9pm-10pm £2, after £3. For further details visit URL

Wednesday 13 is pleased to announce that Glamour of the Kill will be joining the UK portion of the upcoming tour. “This was a difficult tour to book. We knew that this was going to be the last tour overseas for 2009 so we had to do something special. From the beginning, we knew that we wanted to take out The Chelsea Smiles. Those guys put on such a good rock n roll show and our fans should love them. I had been going back and forth trying to decide on the next band to join us. Our agent mentioned Glamour of the Kill and after checking them out and seeing how good they are doing on their own, without support from any label, I decided they would be the perfect fit”. Overseas Wednesday 13 will be releasing his Bloodwork EP on March 16th, the same day The Chelsea Smiles will be releasing their long-awaited self-titled sophomore full length. After this tour, Wednesday 13 will be taking a break from this band to concentrate on his southern project Bourbon Crow

Competition to win 2x pairs of tickets for the Tigertailz London Show at the University Of London (ULU), UK on Thursday 12th March 2009. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question and email it to them – Question = What major US festival are the Tailz playing this year? Email your answers. * Note – please include your full postal address with your answer in your email. All correct answers will be put in a hat and the two winners drawn and announced on Monday 2nd March. The two winners will each receive 1x pair of tickets each (i.e. 2 tickets per winner), which will be sent via recorded delivery after the competition ends

Thursday have announced a European Tour in April 2009. The tour, which is set between April 11th and April 19th, will take them through six European countries and the majority of the shows will be part of the “Give It A Name” travelling festivals, with Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, Innerpartysystem and Thursday’s label mates Escape The Fate. Thursday will be touring in support of their highly anticipated new album, Common Existence, due out on February 16th on Epitaph. Thursday have also posted an album track – ‘Friends In The Armed Forces’ – from their forthcoming album on MySpace so head over to URL to take a listen

MAEVEN from Sheffield recently signed to Lock Jaw Records. They also just got a whopping 4xKKKK review in Kerrang, with kerrang hailing them ‘The New Queens of UK Punk’

On Thursday, Feb 12th, 2009, The Crash Moderns will be performing a benefit concert for suicide prevention and awareness for the movement Flipside at The Canal Room in NYC. Flipside is the start of a movement to save artists, fans and friends. Presented by Rebel Spirit Music and The One Love all proceeds from the night will go to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Doors open at 7:30pm and The Crash Moderns will be hitting the stage at 8pm sharp. This show is 18+. Admission is $10 with all money going to the Foundation. On Feb 16th, they’ll be kicking off their winter tour as promised. The east coast is their first stop in a non-stop tour of the entire US. Keep checking the tour listings as new dates are being added every day

Army of Freshmen are happy to announce their second annual super limited edition Valentine’s Day Shirt! Also by popular demand, with every purchase they’re including another new totally true short story by Chris Jay entitled… Prom’s Away… A Story of Outlaws, Romance and the Greatest Beer Run of All Time. And If that’s not enough – you’ll get a signed Valentine from the band! This extremely limited offer is only available till Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) – so you’ve got one week to get your order in

Bulletboys have announced the first leg of the Road To Nowhere 2009 Tour. The guys will kick off the tour in El Paso, TX on February 21st at Take II with very special guests Swirl. Swirl will support the Bulletboys on this leg of the tour. The Bulletboys will be performing new material from the forthcoming new release titled 10¢ Billionaire as well as all the favourite hits and classics . Recording for 10¢ Billionaire is completed and is currently being mixed by producer Brent Woods. Information regarding 10¢ Billionaire will be forthcoming

London post-punk/new wave combo The Firm – Dismal Results is released on March 9th. You can see the video for the track at URL

For the first time in 30 years, Golden Earring are live in England. They are performing at only two venues, the Shepherds Bush Empire and The Ipswich Regent in March 2009

Doro is celebrating the news that her band have just been confirmed as the main support to Saxon’s ‘Battalions Of Steel’ UK and Irish dates this April/May. The tour begins with a spectacular night at London’s Kentish Town Forum on April 23rd and concludes in Wolverhampton at the Wulfrun Hall on May 5th. You can catch the latest video clip, “Herzblut” on Youtube

Love and a .38, fresh off of a sold out show at The Viper Room, will play the world famous Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on March 2nd with Switchblade Kitty! This show is presented by Hollywood Roxx and is free before 9pm

The new album “NUMBER4″ from the Punk Rockers Tracy Gang Pussy will be available in Collector box, limited edition to 2000 copies (included sticker and button) in the UK on April 27th 2009 via Code7/Plastic Head. On tour in the UK soon! Stay tuned

Vote for High-School Motherfuckers and Tracy Gang Pussy in the best French Rock magazine “ROCK ONE“!

Glitter & Goth (fetish) Valentine’s Eve Ball, 14th Feb, 9pm-2am, with special guests, Revlon Red, live at 11pm + live fetish performances @ Club DV8, Passive Arts Studio, 10914 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., CA, 90304 (Between Century Blvd. & the #105 Fwy. – Directly Across From LAX). 18 & Over *Full Bar 21+ w/ I.D. Absinthe bar and drink specials all night long + free secured parking and tented smoking patio

Florida’s Fake Problems are getting the party started with the first single from forthcoming, already critically acclaimed, album ‘It’s Great To Be Alive’. Check out the video for ‘The Dream Team Rumble In the Jungle’ here

The Gaslight Anthem, have the honour of supporting ‘The Boss’ (Bruce Springsteen) at this year’s Hard Rock Calling event in London’s Hyde Park on June 28th. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 13th February. Ticket Price – £45 + Booking Fee. Box Office Number – 0844 847 2502 (24 hours). In other Gaslight Anthem news, the band’s latest single off their critically acclaimed sophomore album, ‘THE ’59 SOUND” – ‘Great Expectations’ is released on SideOneDummy records on March 16th

Nasty Idols to unleash their fifth studio album “Boys Town”, a collection of songs dripping with Crue style grit, Backyard Babies like swagger and excellent vocal from vocalist Andy Pierce released March 30th. Pierce is upbeat about the new record (which includes the approved Lords Of The New Church hit “Method To My Madness”) and is promising the same sex, drugs and rock and roll chaos that followed the band throughout the early 1990’s. See Andy Pierce talking about the new Nasty Idols album on the MTV clip here

Mancunian gutter-rock-n-rollers Dear Superstar announce their return to UK stages to support a free single release and music video in April 2009. Having released their critically acclaimed album, Heartless in October 2008, record sales have just breached the 10,000 mark. Due to these phenomenal sales, first single “Brothers in Blood” will be available for Free Download on 13th April via DR2 Records

Boston’s Vanna will release their anticipated sophomore album, A New Hope, March 23rd on Epitaph Records. Creativity abounds. A New Hope will grab Vanna’s core fans with catchy songs fueled by intense breakdowns, while their accessible melodious song writing will open the door to a new audience

ReviewsFebruary 11, 2009 – 11:56

Falling Red – If You Ain’t Down With the Rock…
Supercharger – Junkyard Spectacles