In case you missed the news earlier – Damnation festival has announced OPETH as their headliner for 2019 plus other additions such as Imperial Triumphant, Jo Quail and more: http://sonicshocks.tumblr.com/post/183379176428/damnation-festival-2019-first-announcement
Kiefer Sutherland announces new album and tour
Kiefer Sutherland has announced that his new album Reckless & Me will be released on April 26th via BMG along with three special dates in April:
7th – Glasgow, Cottiers
8th – Manchester, Gorilla
9th – London, Moth Club
World Metal Congress reveals a special event on Syrian metal
The World Metal Congress is about to make history by adding to its line-up speakers from metal’s unlikeliest place on the planet: Syria. Syrian metal musician Jake Shuker, lead singer of celebrated Syrian metal band Maysaloon, will be coming all the way from Damascus to speak at WMC in London. This will be the first time since the start of the Syrian war that a Syrian metal musician based in Damascus is able to travel from Syria to take part in such an international event.
Jake will be joined at WMC by Monzer Darwish, another Syrian musician and director of the film Syrian Metal is War
Flow Festival announces more to their line up
Erykah Badu, James Blake, Big Thief, Stereolab, Khruangbin, IBE plus Astrid Swan, Owen Pallett and Stina Koistinen do a special one-off performance as part of the latest additions to Flow Festival which will be taking place in Helsinki during the weekend of 9-11th August 2019.
Dido announces tour
Dido has announced her 2019 Nov/Dec tour commencing at the Birmingham Arena, Thu 28 Nov. The announcement marks Dido’s first return to touring in 15 years. Tickets on sale Fri 08 March – Gigsandtours.com
Thu 28th Birmingham, Arena
Tue 3rd Manchester, Apollo
Wed 4th Brighton Centre
Thu 5th Ipswich, Regent Theatre
Sat 7th Sheffield, City Hall
Sun 8th London, Hammersmith Apollo
Between The Buried and Me announce two special shows for October 2019
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have announced a European headline tour for Autumn 2019. Each show on the 19 date run will see the ground-breaking quintet perform two sets, in a special “Evening With” style celebration of their astonishing back catalogue and a career spanning almost two decades.
BTBAM will bring their “Evening With” set to the following UK venues this October:
09.10 Manchester, Academy 2
10.10 London, Electric Ballroom
Tickets go on sale on Friday 15th March at 9am
THIS LIFE release new video
New single ‘My Love’ presents a very honest account of living with Borderline Personality Disorder, something that outspoken frontman and mental health advocate William Ellis has been learning to cope with for many years.
“This is a song all about the relationships I’ve sometimes gotten myself into out of a feeling of necessity to not be on my own,” explains Ellis of his experiences. “When you’ve got BPD and you’re in a relationship, you can switch from that other person being everything to you to an all-out hatred of them, and it’s a repeating cycle. The only way to break that cycle is to start loving yourself.
“The song’s also about how you can find yourself hiding away from close friends and family in these relationships. Everyone should know that the greatest love they should have in their life is with themselves. You won’t be able to share yourself with someone else until you have found what you’re looking for in yourself.”