News Update: 18th May 2009

May 18, 2009 – 07:50

Hardcore Superstar announce that they are playing at Download Festival on Saturday June 13

Lower Class Brats are hitting the road with UK Punks Vice Squad all along the West Coast and Southwest in June. Before that gets underway, they will be doing a date with UK Oi! legends Cock Sparrer in San Antonio! The Brats are also taking the shenanigans back to Europe for another tour

NU Entertainment and Chavis Records announce a 2nd Asphalt Valentine CD release party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta, GA. Saturday May 22, 2009. “With the success of the 1st CD release party we’ve decided to do it all over again only on a much grander scale this time. Strip Rock Roll, the debut release from CR recording artist Asphalt Valentine, is having some initial success and we have decided to use the formula that started it all and push it further, thinking outside the box.” – says label CEO Bill Chavis. Visit URL for tickets

More exciting news from camp KASMS today as the band are announced as the main tour support for The Gossip! Beth Ditto and co will be taking our London shriekbeaters along with them on the European leg of their tour before returning to UK shores for the British shows

The Crash Moderns have set their minds to working on all of the new ideas they’ve had kicking around the past several months on the road, and couldn’t be happier with the way the brand new Crash Moderns songs are coming out. “Next week we head out for a short mini tour where we hope to try out a few of them live, before coming home and making plans to hit the recording studio”. In further news, The Crash Moderns will be flying out to perform in Japan as part of a two day festival for the US Armed Forces. The festival is on June 20th and 21st on the island of Okinawa and they will be documenting the entire event in the hopes of releasing a video to follow

In support of their freshly release self-titled album, Left Alone are making their way to the UK & Europe for a string of dates across the continent

Wildside proudly presents… Wildside’s 6th Year Anniversary Celebrations! Live Music from.. Dogs D’amout, Silverjet, Union X + Special Guests (TBC). Special exclusive show from Tyla & The Dogs D’amour (Full Band/Electric Show), your only chance to catch them in the UK currently (note – NOT solo/acoustic performance!!) – this is a very special show… and 2 amazing club nights! Wildside Club night upstairs from 11pm till 3am (Glam/Hair-Metal/Sleaze) and Maximum Overdrive downstairs from 8pm till 2am (AOR/Melodic-Rock/Classic-Metal). £10 tickets available at the bar at Seven, £11 in advance online at Ticketweb, £14 on the door for the bands upstairs (8pm-11pm) – includes entry to both clubs and £4 just for the clubs (8pm-3am) – either room! £1 off club price ONLY with valid NUS/Rock Society card! (£3) Doors 8pm – Close 3am! First band (TBC) onstage at 8pm. Age 14+ Wildside Club night starts upstairs after bands have finished (approximately 11pm) Plus resident DJ Rock$tar Al with the Wildside Club night till 3am… this party is one you simply can’t miss

The ‘new’ New Generation Superstars album “Raising the Stakes” is now in manufacture with the official release date being Monday 3rd August Worldwide

Global Music and Classic Rock Magazine have teamed up to bring you an amazing competition where you could have a real-life rock star in your living room. During the span of his career, Ricky Warwick has shared the same stage with legends such as Metallica, Alice In Chains, The Ramones, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard, and even Bryan Adams! Yet Ricky has earned his salt engaging these large crowds with performances that are captivating and intimate, leaving his fans feeling truly connected to his music: “Nothing can beat the raw stripped down passion and energy of a small intimate gig, where you are right in the audiences face and they in yours. The whole show becomes personal on every level. There is an interaction with the audience that is completely different, special and unique to a small venue. There is nowhere to hide!” …And he’s willing to give you a personal performance right in the comfort of your own home. And as if you won’t have had enough of Ricky, you’ll also be invited to attend one of his upcoming shows and get to see the man in action with full lights and stage set-up. To get up-close and personal with Ricky and his acoustic, all you need to do is follow this link. This rocking competition celebrates the release of ‘Belfast Confetti’, Ricky’s latest solo album packed with gritty acoustic songs, full of passion, dirt, whisky and tales of a misspent youth in the land of the Emerald Isle, available from April 27th 2009

Dear Superstar confirm European Tour with Papa Roach and Buckcherry. Having now confirmed a slot at this year’s Download Festival, Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix has invited the band to join them for a run of UK and European shows. Dear Superstar’s latest single ‘Brothers In Blood’ is now available for free download from

The Ghost of a Thousand are proud to announce an extensive headline tour in July. The Rock Sound-sponsored attack on the UK works around the band’s multiple festival appearances all across Europe and TGOAT will be ably supported by The Computers and Sharks. TGOAT will also be playing a couple of dates with Anti-Flag towards the end of August, prior to their slot on the Lock Up Stage at Reading and Leeds festivals. The Ghost of A Thousand’s second album ‘New Hopes, New Demonstrations’ will be released through Epitaph on 1st June

“It’s Only Natural”, the title track from The Higher’s forthcoming full length release is now streaming on the band’s MySpace! Want to take “It’s Only Natural” with you? The track is also available for download on iTunes!

As previously announced, 10c Billionaire is being prepped for a Summer release and is now in the hands of famed and well rounded producer Anthony Focx (Buckcherry, Miley Cyrus, Jane’s Addiction, Ace Frehley). “We wanted more sonically on 10c Billionaire and having mixed Aerosmith and Metallica for Guitar Hero, as well as mixed Buckcherry’s Black Butterfly, Anthony was the first one that came to mind. Anthony’s resume is stellar and he has worked with all types of artists and genres, just perfect to deliver the goods on 10c Billionaire” – says CEO Bill Chavis. Bulletboys are headed to Maryland for the M3 Festival on Saturday May 30th at the Merriweather Post Pavilion

Combat Rock will be releasing their upcoming 7” EP “Thoughts About You” and the new title track is available on their Myspace page for your listening pleasure

Because Innerpartysystem release their brand new EP ‘Heart of Fire’ this week and they’re feeling rather generous, the band has made a stunning track from their critically acclaimed debut album available for free at this link. The new ‘Heart of Fire’ EP features previously unreleased material and the video for the title track is characteristically creative. Check it out here

Krum Bums are getting ready to tear up the United States with The Germs after their appearance at Chaos in Tejas. The band is still working on their upcoming EP “Same Old Story” which has yet to be released on TKO Records

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