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The Fallen State Announce Their New EP ‘The View from Ruin’ and Premiere Video Single ‘Nova’

The Fallen State announce their new EP ‘The View from Ruin’ will be released ‪24th February 2017‬ Following on from their four critically-acclaimed, well-played and received previous EPs (I, II, III, and ‘Crown Your Shadows)’, ‘The View from Ruin’ is eagerly awaited by fans, will be an excellent addition to the band’s repertoire, and is accompanied by a striking, recently-shot video for the single track, ‘Nova’ released ‪13thFebruary 2017‬.‬‬

The Fallen State combines the exuberant, soulful voice of singer Ben Stenning, the artful expressive phrasing of lead six-stringer Jon Price, and Dan Oke’s inspired harmonic wall of warm, contemporary rock guitars. Into this fusion of talent, the band adds grooving, ruthless rhythms, courtesy of bassist Greg Butler and drummer Rich Walker, with his punchy snare and cymbals. It’s a kickass recipe for rock success which creates infectious, energetic, body-rocking songs that leave crowds hungry for more.

"The View From Ruin is without a doubt the product of maturity in our song writing. It's the collaboration of every band member having an influence and highlights the drive and togetherness within our band. As a whole it represents everything we have experience so far, and we're beyond excited to show it to the world." says Ben Stenning. Guitarist Jon Price adds “"Nova is probably the most heartfelt song we have written to date. Members of the band have experienced loss in a deep way over the past few years. We hope the story of Nova will resonate with the fans and they will identify with the overall positive aspect of the song, as well as the sad elements seen in the video”

Check out the new video single Nova - https://youtu.be/l7e5AnevG1A

It’s a testimony to the band’s killer combo of passion and craft that The Fallen State has developed an impressive reputation, with their stylish take on the musical legacies of both sides of the Atlantic. They’ve already released four EPs, and with ‘The View from Ruin’ will add the fifth. They’ve also achieved video and radio airplay of ‘Sinner’ on Scuzz, the BBC, Teamrock, and Kerrang. Passionate performers, they live for the live show and sell out shows with their modern, incisive, inspiring performances. The band has also toured with Black Stone Cherry, 3 Doors Down and US Grammy winners Halestorm; not to mention artists such as Trapt and fellow UK rockers The Treatment, Young Guns, and Heavens Basement.

The Fallen State is rising, with the ‘The View from Ruin’ tracks (including ‘Nova’) being awesome additions to their playlist and their accompanying ‘The View from Ruin’ tour delivering hi-octane, groove-ridden, rock n’ roll to a venue near you and have recently announced they will be playing at Wildfire Fest, Rambin’ Man Fair and Amplified Festival.

ANTHRAX NEED YOU!

The mighty ANTHRAX kick off their tour tonight, and will be HERE on Monday!!

They'll be playing their classic 1987 album 'Among The Living' in full during the first half of their set to mark its 30th anniversary. Now they’re giving you the chance to choose the material for the second half of the shows!!l

Check out the ‘by request’ section on their website with a list of 44 tracks. Choose your 10 favourites, and the songs that receive the most votes will be part of the live set.

VOTE FOR THE SONGS YOU WANT TO HEAR AT http://anthrax.com/setlist-vote/

Anthrax are going to be keeping an eye on the votes, so sets on each night of the tour could change!! The list includes the tracks Armed And Dangerous, Madhouse, Gung-Ho, Schism, Antisocial, Belly Of The Beast and Evil Twin.

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently told Metal Hammer that the current political climate would result in “a lot of great heavy music” over the next four years. He continued: “Political unrest is great for art. The Big Four came out of the Reagan era in the States. The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal came out of the Thatcher era, if I’m not mistaken. So with Trump and the political climate in the world right now, it should definitely be great for heavy music. “There are tons of creative bands and the scene is strong and healthy. Will there ever be another Iron Maiden or Metallica? Maybe not in our lifetimes – but I remember people having the same conversation 10 years ago, and then over those 10 years a bunch of cool new bands have come out. I think we’ll all be fine.”

NEW TAKING BACK SUNDAY VIDEO!

Yes music fans, today emo rockers TAKING BACK SUNDAY release 'Call Come Running', their follow up video to 'Can't Look Back' where we get to follow frontman Adam Lazarra as he drives off, bruised and bloodied. Check out the beautifully shot slow-mo fest below!

Tix are still available for their show at our place via http://www.alttickets.com/taking-back-sunday-tickets

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TAKING BACK SUNDAY have debuted their music video for “Call Come Running” via PAPER MAGAZINE. Featured on the band’s seventh studio album TIDAL WAVE which debuted at #8 on the iTunes chart, the video, directed by Djay Brawner, is a loose sequel to the previous video for “You Can’t Look Back” which found vocalist Adam Lazzara suffering from an unidentified bloody affliction. Fans will be excited to see several special cameos in the new video, including Lazzara’s father.

Proving to be "the most personal video yet for frontman Adam Lazzara," Paper Magazine reports, "A story of renewal and rebirth, that ends with a shot of Lazzara reemerging from a body of water to meet his (again, actual) family, it mirrors the album's foray into themes of growing, adulthood and building families -- a far cry from much of the rest of the band's 18 years-worth of material."

The band is gearing up for a UK and European tour with Frank lero and the Patience kicking off February 11 in Belfast. Shortly after, the band will be making their way down under to Australia and New Zealand, with Acceptance opening during the Australia dates [March 15 - 23]. On March 26, the band will be making a stop in Hawaii at The Republik.

In May, Taking Back Sunday will be tackling the U.S. festival circuit at Rocklahoma, Rock On the Range, Carolina Rebellion, and the Bud Light River City Rockfest in San Antonio, TX. Taking Back Sunday is Adam Lazzara (vocals), John Nolan (guitars, vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitars), Shaun Cooper (bass), and Mark O’Connell (drums). TIDAL WAVE was released via Hopeless Records in 2016 and was produced by Mike Sapone (O'Brother, Mansions) in Charlotte, NC and mixed by Claudius Mittendorpher (Weezer, Drowners, Ra Ra Riot).

Bear's Den Support!!

We're pleased to say that the excellent BANFI will be here to support Bear's Den in March!! Their spiky pop tunes will be go down well on our main stage :) :)

Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/2jUlgFt

 

Happy 15th Birthday to The Illusion Of Safety!!

Many happy returns to Thrice's excellent album 'The Illusion Of Safety' which was born back in 2002!!! We're so so pumped to be welcoming the guys to our place following their recent reunion, make sure you get tix to come and see them here in April \m/

Tix: http://bit.ly/2jTuXc6