Song of the WeekMarch 31, 2010 – 11:22

Frenchkiss – Nice To Me (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

Apologies for the delay, I’ve been away. Song of the Week will now run from Weds to Weds.

Song of the WeekMarch 23, 2010 – 13:07

American Murder – Story of My Life (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

NewsMarch 21, 2010 – 04:42

GLITZINE ANNOUNCEMENT: “I’m looking for a news editor and also someone to help me out with Glitzine, with the intention of passing over the whole site to a new Editor (I’ll stay in the background and will continue to be part of Glitzine). I’m planning on this happening before the end of 2010. If there’s anyone interested, please email me on EMAIL! Unfortunately, if I don’t manage to find someone, Glitzine will more than likely come to a close, which is something I don’t particularly want to happen

Come Celebrate Traci Michaelz Life! Fri, July 2nd @ the Key Club. Doors @ 7pm – $10 at door. For $5 discount tics go to URL. All Ages (under 21 – 2 $3 drink tics)

Sleeping With Sirens new album ‘With Ears To See and Eyes To Hear’ is now streaming on Myspace and will be available on Rise Records as from 23rd March. Make sure to check out full tour listings on their myspace

TigerTailz Live In Cardiff – Sat 17 April – IMPORTANT UPDATE – Tickets are selling really fast for this Fuel (Pure Nightclub, Guildhall Place, Cardiff, CF10 1DY, UK) show. Please buy now if you plan to go as there is unlikely to be any tickets left on the door. Get Tickets Here or telephone 0844 3388000 to secure yours! Tickets are £10 plus a booking fee of just £1 per ticket. Not only will this sure-to-be-stellar show mark the debut of new bass player Sarah Firebrand, but it will also pay tribute to band co-founder Pepsi Tate, with all proceeds going to Amser Justin Time, the cancer charity set up in the bassist’s memory. As if that wasn’t enough, the show is also set to be recorded for inclusion on a forthcoming Tigertailz live album. Due for release later in 2010, the album will mark 20 years since the legendary ‘Bezerk’, the band performing all of its classic tracks while naturally adding their own modern and constantly evolving twist

The Ghost Of A Thousand are playing this year’s SXSW Festival without their drummer Memby Jago. For more info please check their Myspace

The Crash Moderns are about to start announcing 2010 spring tour dates in support of their brand new EP, “In Case You’re Listening”. Having come to the conclusion that their old tour van “needs to be put out to stud”, they are asking for your help as their financial state is a little bleak. “Believe us, any little bit you may be able to contribute will help get us back out on the road to a venue nearest you, which is where we wanna be. So we thought about this long and hard and came to the conclusion that we should treat this like a TV game show of sorts, with tons of cool TCM merchandise and other never before attempted prizes to show our gratitude to you for your support. So here’s how it’s all gonna work… The prizes start at a $5 donation and work their way up from there. Here’s what you’ll received for your generosity: 1) $5 donation- (1) Download card from the brand new EP, “In Case You’re Listening, and (1) TCM tank top. 2) $10 donation- (1) full length copy of Goodnight Glamour, Good Morning Disaster, (1) Download card from the brand new EP, “In Case You’re Listening”, and (1) TCM tank top. 3) $20 donation- All of the above plus (1) extra TCM shirt of your choice plus guest list admission for you and a guest at the next live show nearest you. 4) $50 Donation- Everything from above plus dinner with and on the band for you and a guest in your hometown… Please keep it to Pizza or Fast Food, haha… 5) $100 Donation- Everything from above, guest list in your town for you and (4) of your friends, top friend position on our myspace for 2 weeks, a case of Charms Blow Pops (Danny’s idea), and we will post a You Tube video of us performing acoustic any song of your choosing (ANY SONG). Be it Barry Manilow, Metallica or TCM. 6) $500 Donation – Everything from above plus The Crash Moderns will perform a full live concert at your house party when in town. (Living Room, Backyard, VFW, whichever you decide). 7) $1000 Donation- Everything from above plus The Crash Moderns will perform a full live performance at your house party and compose and perform a song specifically for you. Oh yeah, and you and you alone get to dub the new tour van any name of your choosing. To make a donation please go to PAYPAL and send money c/o band2@thecrashmoderns.com

2010 will see the last BOOZED chapter written and one of the best German Rock ´n` Roll bands will be buried with a big bang! “So we’ll say goodbye the BOOZED way. The most important for us was playing live and let you, the fans, sweat and dance. Thus, we are going to play for the last time. No comeback, no reunion”. Make sure to check the bands website for full tour listings. Tickets ab 01.05.10 unter www.boozed-shop.com

The recent Firefest Line Up Announcement has produced the mouth-watering prospect of not just one, but four M.E.P.R. promoted bands appearing at the event in Nottingham’s Rock City on October 30th and 31st. Bangalore Choir and the award winning Grand Design will feature on the Saturday, with Grand Illusion and Stage Dolls featuring on the Sunday

Chris Laney will be playing at Stockholm Rocks Out on April 30th with Slaughter, M.ill.ion, Keel and Great White

Bangalore Choir’s first album “On Target” will see its re-issue next month, on April 26th with a special re-mastering job from Martin Kronlund in Sweden. The album now includes a video clip of the song “Loaded Gun” and 10 glorious moments of Hair Metal history. David Reece is expected on hand to do interviews very soon whilst the band themselves are putting the finishing touches to a new album due later this year

Despite the silence The Stuff is still very much a going concern BUT… “We are now unmasked and naturally the truth is never as glittering as the illusion. But we really really wanted to start playing live and the rat heads are just impossible. We’re starting slowly doing some Swedish gigs this spring and summer, hopefully doing a sweep down to Germany, then doing a more high profile tour in the autumn when our new album (yes!) will finally be released”

Envy on the Coast began streaming “The Great American T-shirt Racket” a new song from the album on their PureVolume.com profile page. They have also now unveiled their new official music video for “Head First in the River”. Watch EOTC’s official music video for “Head First in the River” at Artistdirect.com

Norwegian sleazy punk ‘n’ rollers Slömber have now released their new music video for “Corvette Widow”. This is the first video from their well-received debut “Dirty Drinks & One-Night Stands”. Check it out here

Despite the fact that ESP came out with 22 new guitars at the recent NAMM Show, there’s no stopping them when they’re on a roll. Announced this week for their Spring 2010 collection, six new guitars and five new basses joined the LTD line. The EC-1000T, Gus G Revolver-EC, Phoenix-1000, Phoenix-200, Phoenix-1004, and Phoenix-204 models are ready for you to salivate over. Check out the Spring 2010 LTD guitars and basses here

Enter Shikari are set to join A Day To Remember, August Burns Red and Silverstein on the North American TOURSICK tour starting March 30th in Ft Lauderdale, FL. A number of dates are already sold out. The band will then join the Vans Warped Tour from June 24-July 18th. Common Dreads is available digitally in the United States via the band’s own imprint Ambush Reality in partnership with DGC/Interscope Records. The physical release will be available in all Hot Topic stores beginning April 13th. Fans can also purchase the album at all shows as well as from the band’s merch store

You Me At Six are currently on their biggest tour to date, and are set to release their new single ‘Liquid Confidence’ on April 19th on Virgin Records, so again the quintet bring you a new video to cast your eyes over. The single is taken from the band’s recently released second album ‘Hold Me Down’ that debuted at #5 in the charts

The Smoking Hearts recently released their debut album Pride Of Nowhere to rave reviews. The band has booked up some additional 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 here

Hopeless Heroic are excited as ever because their album is now complete, the 1st single release date is getting finalized. “We do have a string of shows accumulating around the UK and loads more being confirmed as we speak, so hit up our myspace page for details.” The Album Sampler can be found here, take a listen and keep an eye out for the Single ‘Brasco’ due for release in May

Bowling For Soup will be performing the Crappy Records/Oglio Records Showcase during the legendary 2010 SXSW Music Festival! BFS have also just announced that they will be holding court during the Crappy Karaoke session after their showcase, featuring the talents of KFlay, Parry Gripp, Linus of Hollywood, Big Bang and other surprises

Converge has announced a headlining summer tour in support of 2009′s critically acclaimed album Axe To Fall. The dates will include headlining shows as well as the summer festival appearances, including Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Øyafestival in Norway and Eurockéennes Festival in France. Tickets are on sale now

To find out who the new band members are joining Jennyfer Star, and what the new band name is, visit URL

Piebald announce 6 Disc re-release of their robust back catalog via Rise Records. This collection is a must for all Piebald fans both old and new. Check out the revamped MySpace page that reveals the album art, which was created by Samiam’s own Sergie Loobkoff

Alberta Cross have just uploaded a video for the disarmingly soulful ‘Old Man Chicago’. Taken from last year’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Broken Side of Time’, the video for stand-out track ‘Old Man Chicago’ was filmed at various locations including LA’s infamous Viper Rooms and the beautiful Catskill Mountains, just outside New York. Watch the video here

British punk pioneers GBH have posted “Kids Get Down” – a brand new song from the upcoming album “Perfume and Piss”- on their MySpace page. The band that just signed with Hellcat Records will release their eleventh studio album on April 5th

2010 marks the 30th anniversary of quintessential Los Angeles punk rock pioneers Bad Religion and the band will kick off their European celebration at Groezrock in Belgium on April 24th, followed by a big list of festival and headlining club shows throughout the summer. As part of the celebration of three decades of groundbreaking music, the band has announced plans to record a live album, 30 Years Live (during their upcoming spring 2010 House of Blues tour in the US) and offer it as a free “thank you” to loyal fans. Fans are invited to sign up at URL for a free digital download of 30 Years Live that will be available for a limited time only beginning May 18. Sign up now to reserve your download! The celebration continues as Bad Religion prepares to enter the studio to record their 15th studio album, which is expected for release this fall. In a recent interview, prolific singer/professor/author Greg Graffin disclosed new information about Bad Religion’s recording plans. Read more here

Hell City Glamours have been on an enforced holiday for a couple of months due to some idiot in the band convincing someone else in the band that skateboarding was a good idea… this in turn led to one broken elbow and two months no rock ‘n’ roll.They are giving away free signed copy of the new single to the first 5 people who guess which idiot it was and who broke their elbow! If you don’t win you can buy the single from here though (along with all their other stuff). “So because of the above we’ll be popping out for a few shows here and there but won’t be touring again until late May now, we will however be touring with a whole bunch of new songs, some of which we’ll give you as demos so you know what’s going on at the shows”

SPiT LiKE THiS have confirmed that they are set to record their second album with Grammy® Nominated producer Chris Tsangarides. Chris Tsangarides is one of the most respected and successful producers in the history of rock and heavy metal, having produced albums for Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and Thin Lizzy. Recording starts at Chris’s Ecology Studios in Dover on 5th July 2010. A website will launch nearer the time to document the whole process

Motion Picture Soundtrack have uploaded a video to go with the LAXX remix of their single, ‘Glass Figures’. The original version of single ‘Glass Figures’ is taken from Motion Picture Soundtrack’s debut album ‘The Shapes We Fear Are Of Our Own’. The LAXX remix, played on Radio 1 by Kissy Sellout, can be seen/heard here

ReviewsMarch 20, 2010 – 03:49

Baby Scream – Identity Theft
Big Ball – Hotter Than Hell
Liberty n’ Justice – Light It Up
Revolting Cocks – Got Cock?

Song of the WeekMarch 16, 2010 – 11:04

Those Furious Flames – Hell Yeah! (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

ReviewsMarch 14, 2010 – 11:37

Cemetery Superfly – Ghost In the Radio
Dollhouse – Rock n Roll Revival
Exit State – Death of a Rockstar
Goldheart Assembly – Wolves and Thieves
Kenni DeNile – Dreamer
Paddy and the Rats – Rats On Board
We’ll All Be Heroes – Everything Must Go

Song of the WeekMarch 9, 2010 – 10:49

Taletellers – Rock n Roll Detonator (check out the player to the right hand side of the page)

ReviewsMarch 8, 2010 – 12:54

Cirkus – Bad Love
CrashDiet – Generation Wild EP
The Display Team – Drones
Furyon – 3 Track EP
Pipes and Pints – Until We Die
Reckless Love – Reckless Love
Shylock – RockBuster
Voodoo Six – A Little Something For You EP
Wild Faith – Shabby Road EP

NewsMarch 7, 2010 – 11:39

GLITZINE ANNOUNCEMENT: “I’m looking for a news editor and also someone to help me out with Glitzine, with the intention of passing over the whole site to a new Editor. I’m planning on calling it a day on being the Editor before the end of 2010. If there’s anyone interested, please email me on EMAIL! Unfortunately, if I don’t manage to find someone, Glitzine will come to a close, which is something I don’t particularly want to happen

Danny Vaughn, described by Classic Rock Magazine as being, “One of the top voices of the melodic hard rock genre”, returns to the stage in December 2010 with the Inspirations and Aspirations Tour. To coincide with the announcement of the Inspirations & Aspirations tour Danny Vaughn will also release “Reprise”, a box set that packages together Soldiers & Sailors On Riverside & Fearless into one fantastic double CD, and adds additional bonus material to make it a superb addition to anyone’s collection. Reprise will be released on April 5th 2010 and is available to pre-order exclusively via URL

March 1st 2010 sees the launch of the band made up of current members of Drugdealer Cheerleader, The Bulletboys, Teenage Casket Company, Kitty Hudson, Phluid and Dead Identities. The Needful Things are here to entertain and have fun and will be undertaking their debut UK tour in May 2010. The setlist will feature songs from each of the bands together with a bunch of kick-ass covers so with a ready-made fanbase rockin up to see them, this tour is sure to be sweaty, energetic, explosive and FUN! Check out their website for further details

You Me At Six’s meteoric rise from the underground to the mainstream continues unabated. Already scheduled to play their biggest tour to date next month, the quintet will also release their new single ‘Liquid Confidence’ on April 19th on Virgin Records

Hopeless Heroic have been busy in the studio recording their debut full-length album, which will contain 13 new tracks that they’re very excited about and can’t wait for you guys to hear. Sneak peaks will appear on their Myspace page very soon. Their next release will be the double A-side of the epic ‘Somebody’s Hero’ and ‘The Get away’ on 12th April followed by the Album in May

Black Page Turns have announced their first live tour which begins in May 2010 at Sumo in Leicester, UK. Plans are afoot for shows in Nottingham, Sheffield, Grimsby, Brighton, London and Manchester so please keep checking the official homepage for the latest show dates. Launch Show at Sumo, Braunstone Gate, Leicester on Friday 21st May 2010 – Support tbc soon. Footage of Black Page Turns’ practice sessions has been uploaded to Myspace and Youtube at the following link

One of Finland’s greatest musical exports, legendary rocker Michael Monroe is due to make his long-awaited mark on America this March. As part of a select group of tour dates, which include several appearances along the west coast, Monroe for the first time ever in his career will perform in Austin with four unique SXSW shows: March 17 @ Austin Music Hall; March 19, 3:30pm @ Swing House Showcase – Rusty Spurs; March 20, 1am @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop and March 21, 11:15pm @ Alejandro Escovedo´s Closing Party – Continental Club. Michael returns with his highly anticipated new group. Together they will perform an assortment of material ranging from Hanoi Rocks and Demolition 23 classics, Michael Monroe solo favorites and three to four brand new songs the band has written over the last few months. Fans can keep up with all the action via the Michael Monroe Mobile Backstage mobile application available now for free through Apple’s iPhone/iPod application store and at URL. Look for more from Monroe and his band as they are set to enter the studio in the spring to record a new album for the fall

Austin rockers Broken Teeth have posted a new video online to the song “Blackheart” off of their latest release Viva La Rock, Fantastico that was released in January. You can check out the video for “Blackheart” here

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. Check out the video to Juliana Blue here

To commemorate 20 years of Irish-noiseniks, Therapy?, Global Music are proud to announce the band will be releasing their first official live album in the Summer 2010 and you’re invited to the recording… Therapy? will be performing three London shows running the 29th, 30th and 31st March 2010 at the famous Monto Water Rats Theatre to be recorded for the live album. Each night the band will perform a different set-list drawn from their extensive recording career. Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get yours soon via Ticket Web

A teaser for the upcoming debut album from Skull Daze can be viewed here. Entitled simply “Skull Daze”, the CD will be released in spring via Street Symphonies Records

The Chemists release their new single ‘This City’ on March 29th through Distiller Records. The single is taken from their debut album ‘The Theories of Dr. Lovelock’, which was released at the end of last year, receiving much acclaim

Building on the successful release of their critically acclaimed ‘Departure EP’, Kent-based alt-rock band Motion Picture Soundtrack launch into 2010 with their huge second single ‘Glass Figures’ though Endgame Records. Check out the live video here

“Reborn In Sleaze: A Tribute To Dave Lepard”: more bands revealed. Pretty Wild and Skull Daze will take part in “Reborn In Sleaze: A Tribute To Dave Lepard”

The Gaslight Anthem are set to release ‘American Slang’ in June 2010 and due to phenomenal public demand the London headline show will be moved to Brixton Academy

After a successful West Coast Tour, Bowling For Soup heads to the East Coast for a run of US dates with special guests, The Dollyrots! Tickets are available, but going fast

Head over to Loser Token’s myspace page and you can listen to a taster of their new EP

Steve Ignorant Presents The Last Supper Crass Songs 1977 – 1982. This tour will answer the calls that have come from around the globe in response to the Shepherd’s Bush gigs. Steve will be celebrating the period of Crass’ work with which he feels most closely aligned – the period when he feels the band were at their strongest, most productive and most hopeful. Steve will be performing with a full band as well as featuring Crass songs (plus a few other favourites) there will be some rather special visuals. Having started in London in 2007, this new EXPANDED show will now visit other parts of the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA before a FINALE in London in 2011. At which point the door will be firmly closed. (Steve has some other plans, don’t you worry…) Sept 24 Bristol Academy, Sept 25 Birmingham Academy, Oct 1 Manchester Academy and Oct 2 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms. Tickets available now from URL and the usual suspects

Fake Problems have had to postpone their planned April tour to complete their new album

Thirty Seconds to Mars are excited to announce the US leg of the tour beginning on April 9th in Las Vegas and ending in Los Angeles on May 15th. You can find a full list of the new dates listed here

After years of speculation, groundbreaking English hardcore band GBH has announced plans to release their eleventh studio album, Perfume and Piss, via Hellcat Records on April 5. For more information please check URL and URL

“Some of you have been wondering no doubt what has been going on with DdCL since the last UK tour with The Pleasures. Well first of all, it was a fantastic tour and thanks so much to those of you who came out and rocked at the shows. We all agree that this was the most enjoyable tour we’ve ever done. It was pretty ambitious playing nearly all our back catalogue over the course of the tour but boy it was fun! So, here’s what’s up in 2010! We’ve decided that after 10 years of touring/recording it’s time to take a bit of personal time out for the first half of the year. We have pretty much an albums worth of new material written (some of which we’ve been playing live and has been lapped up by you guys!) but we have decided to kick back and do some different things then come back refreshed and hungrier than ever later this year. Here’s what we’re all doing: Bomber is playing some shows with his AC/DC tribute act ‘Bad Boy Boogie’. Jay will be working on new material, brewing loads of ale and building cars! Ringo is managing upcoming UK upstarts ‘Patchwork Grace’. Hilda has started a side project called ‘The Needful Things’ which
consists of members of Teenage Casket Company/Bulletboys (Laney 74), Kitty Hudson/Dead Identities (Keef), Phluid (Oz) and Badaxe (Nik Xander)”

Revlon Red gains corporate endorsements from GHS Strings, Coffin Case and Rock n Roll Gangster

Finnish rockers Vanity Ink will tour UK in March 2010 with New Generation Superstars (UK) and Violent Divine (SWE). For more info visit the bands myspace page

Brijitte West solo album out now

Dark rockers I Am Ghost are set to return to Europe for their first ever headlining tour this Spring. After their 2007 Kerrang! Tour followed by a successful European co-headlining tour late 2008 I Am Ghost have announced the dates of their 2010 headlining tour, set to take place this Spring. Their latest Epitaph release “Those We Leave Behind” with its impressively cinematic sound (Q, UK) is out now

Pop-rockers We the Kings are back in the UK in March with You Me At Six to coincide with the release of second album ‘Smile Kid’. Check out the video for Heaven Can Wait here

Jennyfer Star will be recording three new songs in a couple of weeks and they just booked their first gig! May 11th at Kafé 44, Stockholm. It’s an all ages gig and the entrance fee will be between 40-60 SEK

Lustkillers North American Tour – Feb 26-Apr 4, 2010 w/such acts as Last Vegas, Supersuckers, Lords of Altamont, Jack Endino’s Kandi Coded and more. *Black Halos’ Denyss McKnight has officially signed on as bassist with Adam Becvare’s Lustkillers. Becvare, whom occasionally fills in for the late Stiv Bators’ Lords of the New Church, served four years with McKnight in The Black Halos writing and recording albums “Alive Without Control”, “We Are Not Alone” and completing several lengthy International Tours. Now the two are hitting the road together again. Along with guitarist Bryan Wilkinson and drummer James Willetts, Lustkillers tackle a 5 week North American Tour this Spring hitting Canada for the first time in support of “The Black Sugar Sessions” on Royal Crowne Records

S.E.X. Department’s first album “Night Club 666″ recorded and released only in Czech Republic in 2005 with Popron music is finally in worldwide distribution and available also on iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon and EMusic right now

South Bay (US) punk pioneers Pennywise have announced that Zoli Teglas of Orange County’s Ignite, is the band’s new and permanent lead singer. Pennywise is currently at work on a new record, its first featuring the new lineup. For more information please visit URL

Guitar Legend Steve Vai to release “Where The Other Wild Things Are” the Second Companion Disc to the Original Live Concert Film “Live In Minneapolis: Where The Wild Things Are”. Available April 13, 2010 on Favored Nations Entertainment

ReviewsMarch 2, 2010 – 12:54

(All My Friends Are) Dead – Five Songs
Ashtones – Mainline Rockets
Feelfree Conspiracy – 3 Track EP
Jezebel – 4 Track EP
Kevin Lee and The Kings – Dusk Till Dawn
The Mardigras Bombers – Touched By the Hand of Nobby Bobson
Plank – 6 Track EP
Red Letter Merchant – Leave It All Behind
Titan – Steps
Toyz – Carte Blance
Various Artists: Saints and Sinners
Vince Neil – Tattoos and Tequila