Interview: Robin Stapps of The Ocean

I had a chat with Robin Stapps from The Ocean after their support set with the Dillinger Escape Plan.

The Ocean

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New Children Of Bodom Album Title And Tour Announced

Children OF Bodom have revealed that their new album, due for release next year, will be titled Relentless Reckless Forever.

Alexi Lahio:

“We worked super-hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks, but we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we’re more than anxious to get this album out there”

Also announced was a UK tour with Amon Amarth for next April.

April 01 – UEA Norwich
April 02 – Academy 1 Manchester
April 03 – ABC Glasgow
April 05 – Vicar Street Dublin
April 07 – Rock City Nottingham
April 08 – Academy Birmingham
April 09 – Forum London

Ensferium will also be supporting on this tour.

Skindred Announce New Album Title

Skindred have announced the title of their forthcoming album will be Union Black.

The album is due for release in May next year.

Benji Webbe:

“This is the first album we have written and recorded in the UK, it’s a big departure from our usual sunny California or Florida surroundings ­ its bloody freezing! The album will be darker and heavier than any of our previous recordings and I’ve not been this excited whilst writing since I was a kid! “Union Black” is bringing the darker side of the Dred out for sure!!!!!”

Iron Maiden UK Tour

UK Metal legends, Iron Maiden, have announced a full UK tour for next summer:

July
20 Glasgow SECC
21 Aberdeen AECC P&J Arena
23 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
24 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
27 Nottingham Trent FM Arena
28 Manchester MEN Arena
31 Birmingham NIA

August
01 Cardiff CIA Arena
03 Belfast Odyssey
05 London O2 Arena

Steve Harris:

“Everything in the Maiden camp has been so full on these last five years or so that we haven’t travelled around the UK to play for our home fans for almost that long.  These fans  supported us by coming to Twickenham Stadium, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Download and more recently Sonisphere so we thought we should get off our backsides and do the travelling this time and get round the country to see them all. We very much look forward to playing all four home countries and a couple of places we haven’t been for a very long time, Aberdeen and Belfast! And playing the O2 gets us as close to the East End of London where Maiden started off than we have been for many a year, probably since the Ruskin Arms! All in all l think this is going to be a very special series of shows and a wonderful way to end this whole world tour.

“We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year’s tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven’t seen us before, plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of  course, …Eddie!”

Lower Than Atlantis Announce New Album Title

Lower Than Atlantis have announced that their forthcoming album, which they have just finished recording, will be titled World Record.

The album will be released through A Wolf At Your Door records in the first half of 2011.

Bring Me The Horizon – There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret Review

There is a hell...

No one divides opinions like Bring Me The Horizon, and with their new album There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret, they are set to change a few minds. Continue reading

Glamour Of The Kill Announce Album And Tour

Glamour Of The Kill have announced that their debut album, the Summoning, will be released on the 24th of January next year.

Get a free track of the album here.

There will also be a tour in support of the album beginning next February.

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