InterviewsFebruary 23, 2010 – 12:06

Interview with Diddi Kastenholt of Bai Bang
Interview with Dick Qwarfort of Nasty Idols

Song of the WeekFebruary 23, 2010 – 10:59

The Light Divided – Call To Arms (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

ReviewsFebruary 22, 2010 – 13:28

The Band of the Eye – Contagious Ignorance
Final Gravity – H20
The Jade – Seconds Away From Salvation
The Rocket Dolls – Frame EP
Smirnov – Privetearihi
Starecat – Dum Dum
Supercharger (UK) – Smashing Up the Future EO
Top Hat Alleycat – Top Hat Alleycat’s Most Triumphant EP

ReviewsFebruary 17, 2010 – 13:09

Acey Slade & the Dark City – Acey Slade & the Dark City
Babylon Rockets – Conspiracity
An Introduction to ‘Destine
Everything We Left Behind – Pull Back and Go
R’a'mouns – Rockaway Beach Boys

NewsFebruary 16, 2010 – 13:40

Global Music are proud to announce the return of The Glitterati with their second studio album, ‘Are You One Of Us?’, due for release April 19th 2010

Peter Blast returns to NYC in July for live dates before travelling to Argentina in September for his first South American shows! Listen for Peter on out of Louisville Kentucky starting on Sundays in September. Crossfire will also be playing Peter Blast video’s and conduct a live telephone interview in the up coming weeks

After having a gig overtaken by Guns’n’Roses’ surprise show at New York Fashion Week last week, Alberta Cross have now announced a new single and UK tour

Bubblegum Slut zine has another new issue for you! Issue 36 comes with another 20 track free sampler CD, and includes 88 pages of the likes of Walter Lure (Heartbreakers), Kid Congo Powers (Cramps, Gun Club, Bad Seeds), Wednesday 13, The Slits, Bullets & Octane and Nicke Andersson (Hellacopters). It’s still only £1.50, and it’s still the only fake-fur covered (!) zine there is

Obsessive Compulsive have uploaded a brand new song to their myspace page, go check it out and let them know what you think. The new album: “Dreams of Death and the Death of Dreams” is due out in May and they’ll have a video for another new song online in a few weeks! More news and gig dates coming soon

Earlier this month, Spit Like This’ video started getting airplay on the UK’s Scuzz TV. The video that they shot in Jan 2009 and have kept a secret for the past year has finally been released. You can view it here. The band have also been confirmed to play the Chaos Weekender 6, held on the Channel Island of Guernsey on 25th-27th June. Full details at URL

Check out Greg’s (formerly of Nutrajet) new bands video for Hot Mouth now available on Youtube

Upon the heels of his critically acclaimed self-released EP, Texas metal renegade Tommy Bones has ventured back into the recording studio to work on his next full length CD. The upcoming CD promises to deliver a powerful dose of ear shattering metal delivered in Tommy Bones idiosyncratic style. Along with completing the new CD, Tommy plans on touring in support of the upcoming release. For more info and a listen to a sample of the new album

Eight Legs ‘The Electric Kool-Aid Cuckoo Nest’ will be released on Monday 22nd February 2010 on the bands’ own Boot Legs label.The album is preceded by the single ‘Best of Me’, out on Monday 15th February. Watch the video here

Swedish hard rockers Violent Divine will release their third album “Release The Hounds”, on March 11 via Swedmetal Records. The label states, “This will be one of 2010 best albums in this genre. Fantastic raw hard-driving melodic rock ‘n’ roll — just the way it’s meant to be!”

The Smoking Hearts will be stamping their mark on the British music scene on March 8th of 2010 with the release of debut album Pride Of Nowhere. The band has booked up a punk rock collection of dates around the record’s release. Storming out of rural England, The Smoking Hearts unleash a whirlwind combination of relentless punk rock and cutting rock’n’roll that is best experienced in the flesh so check out the full list of dates on the bands website

The Thermals released a new single ‘Canada’ on 9th February. They’re also currently finishing their 5th LP, Personal Life, with producer Chris Walla. Kill Rock Stars will release it September 7, 2010. The Thermals will soon tour The US West Coast, Australia, China, US East Coast, and finally Canada in July. Preview/post/encode a stream of the track here

Hellcat’s finest ‘Orange’ hit the UK’s shores on a two week tour with pop punk favourites Zebrahead and MC Lars from March 16th. Touring material from their hugely well-received third album ‘Phoenix’, the band will kick off proceedings in Southampton on March 16th and appear at several Academies on their route

The Bermondsey Joyriders – a trio featuring members of Cock Sparrer, Chelsea and The Heavy Metal Kids who tout a unique blend of punk rock and slide guitar sounds – will be playing 6 shows in London throughout March and April, to warm-up for their April/May USA tour. Check out details here

Sound of Guns release their new single ‘Alcatraz’ on March 8th through Distiller Records. The single will be available on 7” and digital download and is the first track to be released from their forthcoming debut album, which will be out later this year

Japanese Voyeurs’ second single ‘That Love Sound/Blush’ is out now! To celebrate it’s release, the band are giving away a free track and have also confirmed a few more live dates. You can see the video for ‘That Love Sound’ here

Take a sneak peek at the recording process as Street Dogs give you a personal tour of the compound. The guys have also returned to the studio to record ‘Rabble Rousing’ – new album and will be undertaking a full UK/European tour this March

The Gaslight Anthem are now hard at work recording the follow-up to The ’59 Sound with producer Ted Hutt at The Magic Shop in New York City. The album will be called American Slang and is set to be released in June 2010 on SideOneDummy Records. The band has just announced the first of many UK/European tour dates to come, in support of their new album

Song of the WeekFebruary 16, 2010 – 13:11

Crashed Out – Fat Punks Don’t Pogo (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

Interviews, ReviewsFebruary 14, 2010 – 09:02

The Bonesmen – Deuce
The Brew – A Million Dead Stars
Edge of Forever – Another Paradise
Reverse Order – Reverse Order
Secret Rivals – What Fists Are For

A Word in the Ear of Chris Catalyst (Eureka Machines) Interview Feb 2010

ReviewsFebruary 10, 2010 – 12:47

The Boys and Crash – 3 Track Demo
Bret Michaels – Nothing To Lose
FM – Wildside EP
Japanese Voyeurs – That Love Sound/Blush
Joy Machine – To Be Rock and Not To Roll
Mikki Munday – Fire It Up EP
Robin Brock – Monsters
SORA – Desire and Truth
Voodoo Johnson – Into the Red EP

Song of the WeekFebruary 9, 2010 – 12:34

Big City Bombers – Where We Stand (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

NewsFebruary 7, 2010 – 07:16

Watch the new The Barbarellatones video here

Almost sold out: the Heartagram Edition of the New HIM Album Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice. Be sure to order yours today before they are all gone

The Smoking Hearts release debut album ‘Pride of Nowhere’ on 8th March. A whirlwind combination of relentless punk rock and cutting rock ’n’ roll, the band have already played live with the likes of Gallows, Bring Me The Horizon, Misfits and Skid Row. These guys will be ones to watch in 2010. A free download of album track ‘George Street Wrestling’ is available at this link

Phil Varone has announced the line-up for his next Sex, Stand up, and Rock & Roll Show at the Hollywood Improv Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 8pm. Phil Varone’s Sex, Stand Up, and Rock & Roll Show is a unique combination of music, sex and edge-of-your-seat comedy all in one show. Phil has disclosed the comedians performing February 11th, will be: Stephen Glickman, Duncan Trussell, Daryl Wright and J. Chris Newberg. The musical guest for the evening will be the legendary Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns. 18-and-over, $15.00 admission. Come early for dinner and get preferred seating

Epitaph Records is proud to announce the signing of US punk band Off With Their Heads. The punk road dogs recently took time off from touring to record their second full-length album, with plans for a summer release

You Me At Six celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Hold Me Down’ and new single, ‘Underdog’ with a free acoustic performance and signing session at HMV’s 150 Oxford Street store on Monday 8th February 2010. Showtime starts at 5pm after which the band will remain in the store to meet fans and sign posters and copies of the new album, which was officially released through Virgin Records on Monday 11th January 2010

Monday 8th February 2010 – The Who will release The Who Greatest Hits/Greatest Hits Live to coincide with their performance during the halftime show of the 2010 Superbowl XLIV. The band will take to the stage on Sunday, 7th February to perform a twelve-minute medley of their hits during the halftime show

Placebo release their new single “Bright Lights” on February 8th and have released the “Making Of…” video for the single

Punk rock proponents for social justice, Street Dogs, have announced plans to return to the studio in February to record their fifth studio album and follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2008 Hellcat debut State of Grace. The band will be recording with bassist Johnny Rioux as producer and Rick Barton (original Dropkick Murphys guitarist) co-producing at the infamous punk rock studio the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado which was built by members of Descendents, All and Black Flag. The band will follow their studio stint with an extensive 2 month European tour, starting this March in the UK

Los Angeles Ca. based shock rockers Rebel Rebel announce the release of their new set of songs, “A Rock In The Face-Best of 1988-2010”, on February 1st, 2010 via ITUNES exclusively. Band spokesman and manager, Teddy Heavens, informs that the band has decided to join the digital wave as the decline of CD sales continues and the preferred means of consumers buying music is via digital downloads. The band has been selling downloads of their last two releases, but half the songs from the 20 song new release have never been available for download and are taken from prior releases that are long out of print. The band has decided that since they have released all Rebel Rebel music via their own label FTW Records & Filmworks, that it is only natural to continue the DIY punk rock spirit in this emerging digital age and thus the new battle cry of Join The (digital) Wave or Else …..get left behind! “A Rock in The Face” consists of 20 songs taken from all the bands past releases, 10 of which have never been available for digital download before and all the songs have all been re-mastered for the digital release format that ITUNES demands. In addition, the cover artwork (in glorious exploding pink) is a commissioned drawing of the band’s classic four piece line-up that performed the songs on this best of release. For further information feel free to contact the band directly

Black Page Turns have been interviewed by the BBC about their music, influences, how they came together and their future plans. Read all about broken tour vans, falling off stage and their studio antics here. The band has also created a short promo video to go with the new release which can be seen here

You Me At Six have immortalised thumb wrestling with a new iPhone app themed around their current album release ‘Hold Me Down.’ The ‘Hold Me Down’ game features unique, intuitive controls that mimic real life thumb wrestling. You can test your skills against a computer opponent, battle your friends on a single iPhone or use Bluetooth networking for the ultimate dual iPhone face-off. The app only costs £1.19. Just visit the iTunes App Store and download it here

After their cleverly spoonerism-ly titled ‘Sicking and Creaming EP’ last year, Japanese Voyeurs return with another double A-side single, headline tour and an awesome new video. Huzzah! The single, ‘That Love Sound’/’Blush’ will be released on Feb 8th through the band’s own Slimeball Records. There is a creepy video for ‘That Love Sound’ which you can see here

After USA summer tour ’09 and the release of new album “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide” released in worldwide distribution by Perris records, S.E.X. Department announce Spaghetti Glam Rock Attack in Japan, check website for further details

Wounds debut EP released through Yoyo Acapulco on Limited Edition CD and download – released 29th March

March 2010 will bring: The release of New Generation Superstars “Nothin To Lose”… the first single release from “Raising The Stakes”. This will be on March 1st and will be digital sales only…Also look out for NGS in Classic Rock! A return visit to Finland where NGS will appear at Mama Trash’s reknown Trashfest at Nosturii, Helsinki. For details see URL. NGS will then return to the UK with Vanity Ink (FIN) and Violent Divine (SWE) for a mini tour of the UK. Entrance to gigs is roughly £3 per venue, but check for door prices

Round Records release “The Haiti Project” – The album is spearheaded by the anthemic debut track from ‘The Sonic Graffiti’, a new band from LA put together by Ginger Wildheart, Billy Morrison, Michael Butler & Scott Lipps. The track entitled ‘Mystery Number’ was recorded at Matt Sorums studio in August 2009 & was produced by the legendary Mike Clink. The tracklisting is as follows: – 1) The Sonic Graffiti – Mystery Number (Exclusive) 2) Eureka Machines – Being Good Is Ok, But Being Betters Better 3) Electric Six – Newark Airport Boogie 4) Jackdaw 4 – Jesus Wants My Soul Back 5) The Loyalties – Sofa Surfin’ UK (Acoustic) 6) Antiproduct – When We Find Love 7) The Organ Beats – Happy Birthday/Come On Home 8) The Wildhearts – Unbroken 9) Tragedy:All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees – Nights On Broadway 10) Radio Dead Ones – Take It On Trust 11) Ricky Warwick – Love Owes 12) Brijitte West (Feat. Jesse Malin) – How To Be Good 13) Moi? – This Is All That I Wanted 14) Laika Dog – Piano Song 15) Sorry & The Sinatras – Riverside 16) Children of The Unicorn – Nightshark – The download album is going to cost just £5. All of the money will be donated directly to the ongoing relief efforts. Obtain your copy here

Pre-order your copy of Butch Walker and The Black Widows upcoming record. The packages are as follows: – Package 1: CD + Instant download of 3 new tracks – $15; Package 2: Collector’s Edition Vinyl + CD + Lithograph + Instant download of 3 new tracks – $35; Package 3: Signed collector’s Edition Vinyl + CD + Lithograph + Exclusive T-Shirt + Personal twitter or facebook message + Instant download of 3 new tracks – $75; Package 4: Signed collector’s Edition Vinyl + CD + Lithograph + Exclusive T-Shirt + Personal twitter or facebook message + Instant download of 3 new tracks + Spend a weekend in Butch’s spare bedroom, collaborating on a song that will appear on his new album and play the song live on stage together during his next tour – $25,000. Keep in mind, the 25k package is obviously a joke, but if someone actually decided to brave doing it, we would donate it to Haiti relief though the Red Cross for sure. Butch will be doing a small, intimate private show returning to The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood to celebrate the release of the record on Feb 23rd! Only 75 tickets will be released to the public, which can be purchased here

Star*Rats won the 2010 peoples choice award (The Jack) at the Danish Metal Awards. Later on during the night after some really heavy celebration together with some fans, Dennis Post broke his foot, and is now in hospital after surgery and 8 titanium spikes in the foot

Violent Divine sign to Swedish label Swedmetal Records for the early 2010 release of their third album

Zombina and the Skeletones kick off their February tour. It’s primarily a tour of Italy right now, but keep checking the website for more Europe dates which will be added over the next few weeks

Dear Superstar will once again be hitting the road this February/March 2010 to complete ‘Part Two’ of their UK tour supporting Heaven’s Basement

Tigertailz welcome a new band member to their ranks ‘Sarah Firebrand’

Hell City Glamours will be hitting up another harbour cruise on February 13th along with Gene Pool Sharks, Clean Doubt and potentially The Disbelievers (TBC). The boat leaves from Pyrmont Wharf (near the maritime museum) at 11.45pm sharp and will be back by 3.30 or so for you to start your casino evening (or to go see Electric Mary at The ‘dale). This will also be your first chance to grab a copy of the new single with the slinky new track ‘One For The Road’ on it too unless you already grabbed it via iTunes or Waterfront Records. For harbour cruise tickets just hit the paypal on either the myspace or website and if you don’t have paypal shoot an email to EMAIL and they’ll sort you out

Street Symphonies Records have begun to work on “Reborn In Sleaze: A Tribute To Dave Lepard”. Ten of sleaze rock’s hottest bands will contribute to a special re-recording of Crashdïet’s “Rest In Sleaze” to pay tribute to singer Dave Lepard, who died in January 2006 at the age of 25. The album will feature exclusive recordings by Peep Show, Johnny Burning, Sex Slaves and Killer Klown. More bands will be announced soon. The tribute album will be released sometime in 2010

David Reece, former vocalist of Accept, Bangalore Choir and current vocalist of Swedish rockers Gypsy Rose, has finished the recordings of his first solo record! This record is truly an expression of his life’s journey, a melodic hard rock album full of big choruses, strong grooves, showcasing past, present and future. To date he is fulfilling his dream, by being given the chance to release his first solo effort entitled “Universal Language

Austin rockers Broken Teeth have a new record titled Viva La Rock, Fantastico that they are getting ready to put out on Perris Records. The records finds the Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys) fronted quintet coming full circle back to Perris Records where they released their first album a decade ago. The album also features Canadian rocker Danko Jones on two tracks – “Viva La Rock, Fantastico” and “Big Spender”

Keri Kelli will be touring throughout Japan, Russia, Europe and the UK throughout February, check out his website for full details

Hopeless Heroic’s ‘Become the Monster’ out April 2010. The band are also booking April/May tours, keep watch on their website for further details

The 69 Eyes + Undercover Slut will be playing @ le Nouveau Casino (Paris, FR.) on Friday, March 5th. For further information, please email Offensive Records