News Update: 14th September

September 14, 2011 – 14:04

Vain are to release new album ‘Enough Rope’ at the end of October. It will have 11 tracks in all.

Sarah Jezebel Deva is to play Sheerness Ivy October 15, London Nambuca 16, Leeds Well 19, Grimsby Yardbirds 20, Barnsley Polish Club 21, Hull Ringside 22, Bristol Croft 27, Crumlin Patriot 28, Swansea Sin City 29.

The first dates of the next SuperHorrorFuck tour, called “Love After Death Tour” have been announced. Love After Death is the title of the single that will be soon released. The tour will start on Sunday, Settembretember 18th, in Bologna, where SHF will be supporting the swedish rockers SISTER. More dates are up to be announced.

NOFX are planning to release an eight-track seven inch EP soon. This was recorded in 1985, but not put out at the time, because the band thought it was awful. It’s titled ‘The Thalidomide Child EP’.

Lillian Axe are to release their new album on February 14. It’s expected to be called ‘X1: The Days Before Tomorrow’.

Epica have just started recording their new album. It’s expected to be released by Nuclear Blast next March. It’s being produced by Sascha Paeth.

Dream Theater are to headline Glasgow Clyde Auditorium February 8, Manchester Apollo 9, London Wembley Arena 10. Also on the bill are American prog metallers Periphery.

Dear Superstar have been confirmed as support for Duff McKagan’s Loaded UK TOUR

Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band Sister have announced four more Europan shows for 2011, supporting Fozzy! Sister will also be playing headlining shows throughout Europe in September! Supports will be local. Lock up your daughters and hide your wives, Sister take no prisoners once they have passed the borders to your countries!

Sweden’s finest Deathstars are supporting Rammstein on the 2011 leg of their “Made In Germany 1995-2011” Tour and will release a brand new single in October. Deathstars have a decade of debauchery under their belt. The music – which has been synonymous with darkness, sex, leather and glitter – is based upon the fusion of power, aggression and straight forward rock. Sister have just released a video for The Unlucky Minority here on YouTube.

Def Leppard and Motley Crue have joined forces for the first time ever for a tour that will see them tear through 6 cities in the UK this December along with very special guests Steel Panther.
Tuesday 6 December – Birmingham LG Arena
Thursday 8 December – Nottingham Arena
Friday 9 December – Glasgow SECC Hall 4
Sunday 11 December – Manchester Arena
Tuesday 13 December – Sheffield Arena
Wednesday 14 December – Wembley Arena

Something Wicked This Way Comes, the new solo single from Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13, will be made available via iTunes on September 13 (September 16 in Australia). Wednesday 13′s new album, “Calling All Corpses”, is scheduled for release on October 11.The song is being streamed here:

Christian hard rockers Stryper are in the studio recording 17 songs for a new album that will be released in 2012.

Reunited UK rockers Wolfsbane are putting the finishing touches on their first studio album since their 1994 self-titled release.

Californian blues-rockers Rival Sons have confirmed a European headlining tour.The band played a highly-successful string of European festival dates earlier this year, followed by a UK tour with heavy metal legends Judas Priest and Queensryche. Now, following a US tour with Evanescence, the band will be returning to Europe for their first headlining tour.
Nov. 04 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Nov. 05 – Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
Nov. 06 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
Nov. 07 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
Nov. 10 – London, UK – Islington Academy

Nightwish‘s new album “Imaginaerum” will be released in Finland on 30th of November. The rest of Europe will follow on 2nd of December.

Warrior Soul and Cheeleader team up to play Dublin Pint September 16, Belfast Aunt Annie’s 17, Sheffield Corporation 19, Norwich Waterfront 20, London Camden Underworld 22, Glasgow Ivory Blacks 23, Edinburgh Bannermans 24, Grimsby Yardbirds 28, York Duchess 29, Gwent Steelhouse 30. Cheerleader, from Sweden, release debut album ’Vegas Or Bust’ through Angry Shark Records on October 24.

Hardcore Superstar are releasing the album “The Party Ain’t Over ‘Til We Say So…” on October 26th with the best 20 songs from all their albums between the years of 2000-2010. The album also includes the brand new song “We don’t need a cure”! Pre order a signed copy of the CD here: or a signed copy of the double vinyl here:

Seminal Derry band The Undertones continue to celebrate their 35th Anniversary following the heavy demand for tickets for their April 2011 shows with more shows scheduled for December 2011. Like the April shows they will play their debut album, ‘The Undertones’, in its entirety and appeal for members of their original fan club to get in touch. The tour dates are:
01/12/2011 Inverness Ironworks
02/12/2011 Darlington Inside / Out
03/12/2011 Leamington Spa The Assembly
04/12/2011 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
08/12/2011 Gloucester Guildhall
09/12/2011 Leeds Cockpit
10/12/2011 Brighton Concorde 2

RIOT:NOISE have been added to the Duff McKagan’s Loaded 2011 UK tour and will open all of the following dates.
Oct 31st – York, Fibbers
Nov 1st – Glasgow, Garage
Nov 4th – Wrexham, Central Station
Nov 5th – Oxford, Academy2
Nov 6th – Leicester, Academy
Nov 7th – Bristol, Fleece
Nov 8th – London, Garage

The UK’s premier extreme metal antagonists Cradle of Filth will release their new mini-album, entitled ‘Evermore Darkly…’ on Peaceville Records, 17th October 2011 (in the UK). A follow-on from last year’s triumphant ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’ album, ‘Evermore Darkly’ will arrive as a CD/DVD package including new tracks & rarities, with a lengthy on-the-road documentary and ten songs filmed live at this year’s Graspop metal meet, as well as the video for ‘Lilith Immaculate’.

Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed new album ‘Green Naugahyde’ (and first new album is eleven years), Primus are excited to be able to announce two very special shows on two different nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the 4th and 5th of April 2012. An evening with Primus, featuring two full sets, begins on September 23rd in Boston, makes its way west, and ends on October 22nd in Los Angeles.

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