Thursday, August 25, 2016


August 23rd - Portland, ME - American hardcore punk band, Cruel Hand, have announced a fall tour with Eternal Sleep and Will To Die! The tour kicks off on October 19th in Virginia Beach, VA and will wrap up on November 4th in Pittsburgh, PA! Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 26th at the band's website.

The band is currently gearing up for the release of their new full-length album, Your World Won't Listen that is set to drop onSeptember 9, 2016 on Hopeless Records.
Cruel Hand recently released a brand new video for their song "Decompose". The video was shot while the band was on their way to Warped Tour this summer. Fans can watch the video now on the Hopeless Records official YouTube channel, here:  

Fans can also check out the music video for the single "Dead Eyes Watching". Both songs are taken from the band's upcoming album.
Your World Won't Listen is now available for physical and digital pre-order:
When pre-ordered digitally, fans will receive an instant download of "Dead Eyes Watching" and "Decompose".
Upcoming Tour Dates
Oct 19 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's
Oct 20 - Birmingham, AL - High Note
Oct 21 - Dallas, TX - So What Fall Festival
Oct 22 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
Oct 24 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
Oct 25 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
Oct 26 - Yuma, AZ - Prison Hill Park
Oct 27 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Oct 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland Presents
Oct 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock
Nov 1 - Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge
Nov 2 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Nov 3 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Yacht Club
Nov 4 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose
Nov 5 - Hartford, CT - Wallingford American Legion Hall 

Since forming in 2006, Cruel Hand's sound is equal parts New York hardcore and west coast thrash, all with a twist of their own. The band has toured the globe relentlessly, sharing stages with bands like Terror, H20, Balance and Composure, Title Fight and many more.

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Young Guns Premiere New Track "Echoes"

Young Guns
Premiere New Track "Echoes"
via Loudwire
New Album Echoes Out September 16th, 2016
Previously Featured on Alternative PressLive Nation TV,
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August 24th, 2016 - London, UK - UK rockers Young Guns have premiered their brand new track "Echoes" via Loudwire. Fans can check out the song today, here: The new song is the latest from the band's forthcoming album Echoes, which will be released September 16th, 2016 via Wind-up Records. For more information or to pre-order the new album, please visit: www.weareyoungguns.comStarting on Friday, August 26th, those who pre-order the album will be able to download "Echoes" as an instant gratification track.
On the new song, frontman Gustav Wood shares: "Echoes was one of the earlier songs to be written for the new album. It feels like an exciting mix of a sound that looks back to when we first started the band, and our newer material and just has a groove and atmosphere that we really enjoyed creating. It captures the feel and sentiment behind the whole album, reflecting on how tempting it can be to revisit memories of times gone by in a bid to keep that part of your life alive, but facing up to the fact that eventually you have to let things go and move on."
Since first grabbing the attention of the rock world through their 2009 EP Mirrors and its full-length follow-up All Our Kings Are Dead in 2010, Young Guns - consisting of Gustav Wood (vocals), Fraser and John Taylor (guitars) and Simon Mitchell (bass) - have developed a reputation as one of Britain's most dynamic, exciting and hard-working bands, with acclaim and admiration greeting their every increasingly ambitious move.
The band took to the studio in early 2016 with multi-platinum producer David Bendeth (Paramore, All Time Low, Killswitch Engage, Papa Roach), whose input allowed them to craft songs that are a complete representation of Young Guns as a band, and these four men as people. They are songs that rank amongst the band's bravest, most creative and most dynamic ever. And they are songs that see Young Guns facing a future brighter and more full of possibility than ever before.
Young Guns will release their new album Echoes via Wind-up Records on September 16th, 2016.

Echoes Tracklisting:
1. Bulletproof
2. Echoes
3. Careful What You Wish For
4. Paranoid
5. Mad World
6. Awakening
7. Living In A Dream Is So Easy
8. Buried
9. Mercury In Retrograde
10. Paradise
11. Afterglow
For Updates, Please Visit:
Upcoming Tour Dates:
9/15 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
9/17 - Chester, PA @ Monster Energy Rock Allegiance
9/18 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
9/21 - Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge
9/24 - Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
9/25 - Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival
9/26 - San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald's
9/28 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
9/29 - Lincoln, NE @ Vega
10/1 - Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/2 - Janesville, WI @ JJO Sonic Boom Festival

THE BROKEN RAVENS Release New Track "My Shrine"

For Immediate Release
August 24, 2016
Gritty Scottish Rockers THE BROKEN RAVENS Release New Track "My Shrine"
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Hear "My Shrine" via Team Rock's New Online Game "Stage Surfers"
New Self-Titled EP Coming Fall 2016
"... a solid chunk of rock riffage that the likes of Queens of The Stone Age would be proud of."
- Inverness Gigs
Gritty, hard rocking five-piece THE BROKEN RAVENS hail from the sleepy Gaelic-speaking town of Stornoway on the Scottish Isle of Lewis - a rocky outcrop in the Atlantic Ocean with no other land between it and America, and quite possibly the most unlikely of birthing grounds for an emerging rock n' roll group. Not to be dissuaded by geographical location, THE BROKEN RAVENS are working to surpass their limitations with their upcoming self-titled EP, set to release this fall.
THE BROKEN RAVENS are metal enough for metalheads, rocky enough for toe tappers, melodic enough to infect the ear of the casual listener, and are prepped to follow in the footsteps of fellow influential Scottish rockers such as Jack Bruce (Cream), Bon Scott, the Young brothers (AC/DC), Biffy Clyro, Shirley Manson (Garbage), David Byrne (Talking Heads), Nazareth, Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy) and many others.
Several tracks on the EP boast the strong sonic influence of bands such as Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden, with a serious nod towards thrash metal. You can hear that influence in the EP's first single, "My Shrine", which is streaming in full now exclusively viaPunkNews.org
A clip of "My Shrine" is also being featured on the soundtrack to Team Rock's newly released online arcade-style game "Stage Surfers". You can hear the track snippet being played during game play, in which the player's goal is to launch their band's singer into the crowd and maintain his crowd surf for as long as possible. Check out "Stage Surfers" here:
You can download your copy of "My Shrine" via iTunes now.
The band states, "My Shrine all started with a riff our guitarist Thrash wrote and is based on a true story that our bassist Lotto heard about and worked the lyrics round. "The perfect partner and the perfect predator" - it's about a husband that comes across as the perfect partner, while stalking his wife, to the point she is living in fear, not knowing it's him. His world revolves around her, obsessing about her until he gets to a point where he kills her, his obsession turns to rage.  He was the last one to be suspected as came across as the perfect partner. He got caught!"
The band's new EP follows two previously released music videos and a single, which garnered the band enough attention to bring them across the water to the U.K. for live performances and a headline tour in 2015 (while donned with kilts, of course). Received well by critics and peers, the "foot stomping, head banging, fire ball of fuzz" have amassed a solid fanbase, great reviews, praise from peers within the industry and international radio play.
THE BROKEN RAVENS have scheduled their very first foray into international touring with a U.S. performance on November 18th with Puddle of Mudd at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA. Make sure to see the band live - get your tickets here:
The band continues, "When we sent our demo's away, we had a great response, especially from the USA. As crazy as it sounds, given the geographical nightmare (it takes almost a day to reach any major Scottish city from our present location in Lewis), we are aiming for a full US tour." 
Stay tuned for more coming from THE BROKEN RAVENS soon.

Toby Michaels - Vocals
Thrash MacAulay - Guitar
Lotto Ferguson - Bass
Derek Healey - Guitar
Kevin Clark - Drums

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