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Falling in Reverse releases new video ‘Popular Monster’

The American post-hardcore band Falling In Reverse has shared a new song, in the form of the video for “Popular Monster”.

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The Ghost Inside perform “Mercy” live at the Shrine Auditorium

It has been five years since the American Metalcore band The Ghost Inside were involved in a tragic bus crash that killed two people and left several band members with life-changing injuries. The group have now marked the fifth anniversary of what they call their ‘re-birthday” by releasing a live video of “Mercy.”

In TGI world, we have come to call November 19 our re-birthday. Today we celebrate by sharing a live music video of “Mercy” from our show this summer in Los Angeles. We want to honor the drivers Greg and Stephen that lost their lives, and say thank you to all of our loved ones for their unconditional support. To every single person that supports this band in any way, there are really no words to describe how you make us feel. Every kind word, donation, tattoo, comment, or even just a listen to a song, has carried us from the lowest moment of our lives through to today. We owe you a debt that can never be repaid, but we will try our best to make you proud. Together, all of us, we are limitless and unbreakable. See you in 2020.

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Soccer Mommy premiers “Yellow is the color of her eyes”

Soccer Mommy, aka singer-songwriter Sophie Allison, has shared a new video for the song, “yellow is the color of her eyes.”

“‘yellow is the color of her eyes’ is a song that is really important to me. The song was inspired by a time when I was on the road constantly and I felt like I was losing time—specifically with my mother. It’s also a song that I feel really showcases my writing when it comes to instrumentation, so it’s one that makes me really proud.“

– Sophie Allison
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Paaspop 2020: Parkway Drive, Lamb of God and Hatebreed amongst first names announced

Paaspop Festival has announced the first set of names for its 2020 edition.

The Easter weekender will see sets by the likes of Parkway Drive, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, The Streets, Sean Paul and Paul Kalkbrenner next year, amongst others.

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Mötley Crüe is back!

Motley Crue have officially confirmed that they are reuniting after playing what was intended to be their final show on New Year’s Eve in 2015.

Almost 6 years after signing a Cessation of Touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together. Following the huge success of their NETFLIX biopic THE DIRT, Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience. And the band best known for breaking the rules has destroyed their cessation of touring contract in true Mötley Crüe-fashion, by literally blowing it up.

After 35 years together on stage, and 30 years since the release of Dr. Feelgood, the members of Mötley Crüe parted ways without speaking to each other after their Final Show on December 31, 2015.

Vince, Nikki, Mick and Tommy didn’t come together again until 2018 to participate in the making of THE DIRT movie, which unexpectedly brought them closer together again including seeing them head back into the recording studio after having gone in their own directions for several years. The fuse was lit.

“Since playing Tommy Lee in The Dirt, so many of my fans have said how they wish they could’ve seen the real Mötley Crüe play live,” said Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality. But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened!”

THE DIRT currently enjoys an audience score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. And its massive global success earlier this year saw Mötley Crüe’s popularity rush to new highs, catapulting the band’s music back to the top of the worldwide charts with the younger 18-44 demographic now representing 64% of the band’s fanbase. Moreover, in the six months following the release of THE DIRT, Mötley Crüe has celebrated a meteoric rise of almost 350% increase in streams of their music across all streaming platforms. However, most of the new fans have never seen any of the legendary live shows that Crüeheads have relished for close to 4 decades.

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Emarosa release new single “Ready to Love”

American alternative rockband Emarosa has released a new single “Ready to Love.

“‘Ready To Love’ is that bite that’s too hot. You know it’ll hurt, you know it’s not ready, but it takes tha pain to learn your lesson. The older you get the more self-aware you become about what you want for yourself and what you want in a partner. A lot of time can be wasted being with people out of loneliness. This song is a reflection of moving passed that and knowing what you want, knowing your worth and knowing what you are/are not ready for.”

– Frontman Bradley Walden

Graspop announces next wave of bands

Just days after the announcement of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest as the first headliners for the Graspop‘s 25th anniversary edition, the festival organizers have dropped another wave of 74 bands.

The biggest eye-catchers include Korn, Deep Purple, Deftones, Body Count, The Offspring and Opeth.

The full list of bands that they just announced: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond the black, Body Count Ft. Ice-T, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless in White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons en Wednesday 13.

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Bring Me The Horizon release video for Ludens

Bring Me The Horizon have released a video for their new single “Ludens“.

The track emerged earlier this month when it was revealed that it would appear on the soundtrack to Hideo Kojima’s new blockbuster PlayStation 4 video game Death Stranding.

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Judas Priest headlines Graspop 2020

Right before heading into the weekend, Judas Priest announced that they would be headlining Graspop Metal Meeting to celebrate their 50 years anniversary.

The band will be headlining Saturday 20th of June, tickets will go on sale on Friday 15th of November.

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Iron Maiden announce European tour (including Graspop)

Iron Maiden will continue taking the ‘Legacy of the Beast’ around the globe in 2020. The iconic band just announced three months worth of tour dates, bringing them back to Europe next summer.

During this run, the Iron Maiden will play in Dessel as the first headliner for Graspop‘s XL 25th anniversary.

June 2020
05 – 07  Tampere, FINLAND – Rockfest ^
09  Bremen, GERMANY – Buergerweide (Disturbed & Airbourne)
10  Cologne, GERMANY – Rhein-Energie-Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
13  Donington, UK – Download Festival ^
15  Belfast, UK – Belsonic Festival ^
18  Dessel, BELGIUM – Graspop Festival ^
20  Copenhagen, DENMARK – Copenhell Festival ^
23  Berlin, GERMANY – Waldbuehne (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
25  Oslo, NORWAY – Tons of Rock Festival ^
27  Gothenburg, SWEDEN – Ullevi Stadium (Alter Bridge & Airbourne)
30  St Petersburg, RUSSIA – Ice Palace (Airbourne)

July 2020
02  Moscow, RUSSIA – VTB Arena – Dynamo Central Stadium (Airbourne)
05  Warsaw, POLAND – PGE Narodowy (Within Temptation & Lord of the Lost)
07  Prague, Czech Republic – Sinobo Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
09  Weert, HOLLAND –  Evenemententerrein (Alter Bridge & Airbourne)
11  Paris, FRANCE – Paris La Defense Arena (Airbourne & Avatar)
16  Wiener, AUSTRIA – Neustadt Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
18  Stuttgart, GERMANY – Mercedes-Benz Arena (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
20  Bologna, ITALY – Sonic Park (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
23  Lisbon, PORTUGAL – Estadio Nacional (Within Temptation & Airbourne)
25  Barcelona, SPAIN – Olympic Stadium (Within Temptation & Airbourne)