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EXCLUSIVE EP PREMIER: THE SINKING FEELING - UGLY
We are incredibly pleased to stream 'Ugly', the new EP by The Sinking Feeling. Straight out
of Glasgow, the band combine 90s emo with hints of grunge and dual male/female vocals
for a tastier treat on the ears. It’s a huge wave of 90s nostalgia from this Scottish 3 piece.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HEVY FEST 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
After taking a break last year, Hevy Fest is back for 2014 and even though it’s downsized
from 3 days to 2, there still loads of awesome bands on offer. With over 40 bands playing
over the 2 days, there’s bound to be some clashes. Already Heard is here to give you 10
must-see bands to see at Hevy Fest next month.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: O CAPTAIN
Influenced by the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Saves The Day and The Get Up Kids, Sheffield quartet O Captain have bucket loads of potential of their debut EP is anything to go from. Entitled 'Ghetto Hikes', the bands lyrical sentiment mixed with a stirring indie-pop sensibility quickly won us over. We spoke to bassist Ryan Smith to find out more about the band, their influences, what Sheffield bands we should be listening to and more.
FESTIVAL: UK TECH FEST 2014
Ww've got reviews and a whole load of live photos from UK Tech Fest 2014.
FEATURE: 6 MONTHS IN - ALREADY HEARD'S ALBUMS OF THE YEAR SO FAR 2014
Having reached over the half way mark, July is a good time to reflect upon the smorgasbord
of great albums that have come out so far this year. Read on to find out what the Already Heard team picked as their favourite releases of the year so far.
FESTIVAL: SONISPHERE 2014
After 2 years away, Sonisphere makes it return to the UK. Check out our full coverage of the festival.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: JACOB ROUND (PURE NOISE RECORDS)
In the latest edition of our "Industry Insight" feature, we speak to Jake Round as his label,
Pure Noise Records, celebrates it's 5th anniversary.


Fearless Vampire Killers Launch Social Network, Announce Halloween Headline Show and Posts New Video

Fearless Vampire Killers have launched their own social networking site - 'The Obsidian Bond'.

The platform will allow fans to subscribe and receive unlimited exclusive content, including one track a week from their forthcoming album that can be streamed in its entirety for one week only to 'Obsidian Bond' users.

Users can also get access to exclusive video content, new lyrics and guitar tabs, podcasts and updates from the band themselves and also a chance to earn an FVK currency to utilise on the platform, to climb up the ranks within the platform, and earn rewards and more exclusive material/experiences.

In additional news, the band have announced a Halloween headline show at The Dome in Tufnell Park on November 1st with the release of their second album scheduled for November 3rd.

Finally the bands new video for 'Neon In The Dancehalls' can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Fearless Vampire Killers Announce New Single

Fearless Vampire Killers have announced they will release a new single titled 'Neon In The Dance Halls’ through Goremount Records on July 17th.

The single will be the bands first offering from their forthcoming sophomore record, due for release later this year.

August
14th The Horn, St Albans
15th The Arts Center, Colchester
16th Alt-Fest

Fearless Vampire Killers Set to Launch Social Network Site (‘The Obsidian Bond’)

Fearless Vampire Killers have announced plans to launch their own social network site called 'The Obsidian Bond'.

The London based quintet have been heavily involved in the development of the platform and will be releasing it publicly to fans on 17th July.

Enter Shikari, KIGH, Don Broco and Many More Appear on Football Charity Single (‘Football United The World’)

A new charity single featuring a range of UK, Ireland and US bands has been released.

The track is titled ‘Football United The World’ and is written by LostAlone and produced by Dan Weller (Young Guns, Enter Shikari), who together developed the concept.

'Football United The World' is available to download here, with all proceeds going towards Street Child World Cup.

The track features appearances from the following, and can be streamed by clicking read more.

A Loss For Words
Baby Godzilla
Beasts
Blitz Kids
Don Broco
Enter Shikari
Fearless Vampire Killers
The First
Hundred Reasons
Itch
Kids In Glass Houses
LostAlone
Marmozets
Natives
Nina Nesbitt
Only Rivals
Rob Lynch
Sikth
Skindred
Twin Atlantic
Verses

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Devil Sold His Soul, Fearless Vampire Killers and More Added to Camden Rocks 2014

The latest acts for the Camden Rocks Festival has been announced with the likes of Devil Sold His Soul, Fearless Vampire Killers, A Plastic Rose, Zoax and Mixhell.

Other names announced today are Johnny Borrell and Zazou, Toseland, Little Barrie, Rubylux, Empress, Longy, Money For Rope, Vuvuvultures, Under The Influence, Flagship, The Carnabys, Tax The Heat, The Ratells, The RPM’s, Audio Whores, Adam French, Shooting Suns and Remote View.

Camden Rocks Festival takes place on May 31st and sees 200 bands playing in twenty different venues for just £25.

Further information can be found at camdenrocksfestival.com.

View the full line-up by clicking read more.

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Fearless Vampire Killers Announce UK Tour with Dead!

Fearless Vampire Killers have confirmed they will be touring the UK next month with Southampton quintet Dead!

April
Sun 13 Exeter Cavern
Mon 14 Portsmouth Cellars
Wed 16 Nottingham Red Room
Mon 21 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Tue 22 Leeds Cockpit
Thu 24 Sheffield Corporation
Sat 26 Glasgow Attic
Mon 28 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
Wed 30 London O2 Academy Islington

Radstock Festival Announces Major Line-up Alteration

The organisers behind the Radstock Festival have changed altered the lineup to the festival with several bands axed from the festival including Kids In Glass Houses, The Hype Theory, Bleed From Within, Decade and Brutality Will Prevail.

The festival will now split 13 bands from the original line-up and split them across two days.

Nevertheless the likes of Funeral For A Friend, Yashin, Canterbury, Feed The Rhino and Fearless Vampire Killers are scheduled to play.

Original tickets will be valid for both dates at each venue (Liverpool and Newcastle) but refunds are available.

A statement explaining the changes can be found below.

“Radstock 2014 today announces that there are changes to the billing of the festival in Liverpool and Newcastle across the weekend of Saturday 29th / Sunday 30th March.

13 core artists from the original line-up will now be split across the two days, with both cities now hosting two shows each with a rotating bill.

The line-up is as follows:

Saturday 29th March Liverpool / Sunday 30th March Newcastle:
Funeral For A Friend, Feed The Rhino, Hacktivist, Heart Of A Coward, Heights, Rough Hands, and Cytota.

Saturday 29th March Newcastle / Sunday 30th March Liverpool:
Yashin, Canterbury, Fearless Vampire Killers, LostAlone, Verses, and Bentley Park.

Unfortunately, that means a portion of the bands originally advertised are now unable to play the festival, but we’ve done our utmost to retain as many acts as possible and still deliver a bill that our audience will be excited about.

Everyone at Radstock 2014 sincerely apologises for any disappointment and inconvenience this may cause, and appreciates your cooperation and understanding.

We hope that you’ll still enjoy what we think are two great bills of fantastic home-grown music.

Original weekend tickets remain valid for entry to both shows, though any dissatisfied ticket holders are entitled to receive a full refund from their point of purchase.”

A poster of the updated lineup can be viewed by clicking read more.

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Marilyn Manson Announced as Alt-Fest 2014 Headliner

Marilyn Manson will headline the very first Alt-Fest event at Boughton Estate in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

The festival is a new hard rock, industrial and metal event that will take place from August 15th to 17th.

Other bands announced include Arch Enemy, Breed77, Cradle of Filth, Palm Reader, Covenant, Fearless Vampire Killers, Fields of the Nephilim, Killing Joke, My Ruin and Peter Hook & The Light.

Full information on Alt-Fest 2014 can be found here.

Kids In Glass Houses, Jamie Lenman, Chimaira and More Added to Takedown Festival

The latest crop of bands for Southampton’s Takedown Festival has been announced with Kids In Glass Houses, Chimaira and Jamie Lenman being three of the six acts added to the one day event.

Joining them will be Fearless Vampire Killers, Idiom and Verses.

Takedown Festival takes place at Southampton University on 15th March 2014. Click read more for the full lineup.

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FFAF, KIGH and More Announced for Radstock 2014

Funeral For A Friend have been announced as headliners for the second annual Radstock Festival and amongst the first names to be announced for the festival.

Joining them will be Kids In Glass Houses, Yashin, Feed The Rhino, Fearless Vampire Killers, Heights, Me Vs Hero, Crooks, The Hype Theory, Hey Vanity, Cytota and Bentley Park .

As previously announced the first day will take place the O2 Academy in Liverpool on Saturday 29th March event with the second day at O2 Academy in Newcastle on Sunday 30th March.

With more bands yet to be announced over three stages, Radstock 2014 will feature a merch village, giveaways and an official ‘After-Show’ party (over 18s only) featuring special guest DJs from the line-up and more.

Limited discount tickets start from £23.50 are on sale now and can be purchased here.

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LostAlone and Fearless Vampire Killers Announce August UK Shows

LostAlone and Fearless Vampire Killers have announced a short run of August seaside shows.

August
9th Plymouth White Rabbit
11th Brighton Audio
13th Margate West Coast Bar
14th Bournemouth Sound Circus

Tickets are on sale now priced at £8.00.

Mallory Knox, Natives, Fearless Vampire Killers and More Announced for Butserfest 2013

The first set of Main Stage bands for Butserfest 2013 have been announced with rising rockers Mallory Knox topping the bill where they will be joined by Natives, Fearless Vampire Killers, Attention Thieves, Max Raptor and SubSource.

As previously announced, Bleed From Within will headline the second stage, and the full lineup can be viewed by clicking read more below.

The Hampshire-based festival takes place at Queen Elizabeth Country Park on Saturday 14th September.

Further information on Butserfest can be found at butserfest.co.uk.

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Fearless Vampire Killers and Super Happy Fun Club to Support Madina Lake on UK Tour

Fearless Vampire Killers and Super Happy Fun Club have been announced as support for Madina Lake's farewell UK tour.

September
20th The Academy, Dublin, Ireland 
22nd Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
23rd The Cavern, Exeter 
24th The Fleece, Bristol 
25th O2 Academy, Oxford 
27th Guildhall Gloucester 
28th Crawford Arms, Milton Keynes 
29th Kasbah, Coventry
30th The Temple @ The Institute, Birmingham
October
2nd O2 Academy 2, Leicester
3rd The Sugarmill, Stoke
4th Central Station, Wrexham
5th O2 Academy2 , Liverpool 
6th NQ Live, Manchester
8th The Cockpit, Leeds
9th University, Newcastle
10th King Tuts, Glasgow
12th Fibbers, York 
13th Corporation, Sheffield
15th Tokyo, Lincoln 
16th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham 
17th Arts Centre, Colchester
18th Quarterhouse, Folkstone
19th Forum, Tunbridge
20th Boiler Room, Guildford 
22nd Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
23rd The Garage, London

Download Festival Add 17 New Bands and Announce Day Ticket Details

Seventeen new bands have been added to the line-up for this year’s Download Festival  with the likes of Black Stone Cherry, DragonForce, Fearless Vampire Killers and Palm Reader joining the line-up.

The full list of bands added are:

Black Stone Cherry
CHTHONIC & The Oriental Orchestra
DragonForce
Masters Of Reality
Ghost
Satyricon
Red White & Blues
Fearless Vampire Killers
Fidlar
Palm Reader
Rival Sons
Little Caesar
Krokodil
Patent Pending
Idiom
Voodoo Six
Hammer Of The Gods

Day tickets are also going to go on sale from 9am on Thursday 28 March.

Download Festival takes place from Friday 14th June to Sunday 16th June at Donington Park. Visit DownloadFestival.co.uk for further information.

Click read more to view the full line-up.

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Pure Love, Mallory Knox, Great Cynics and more Join Hit The Deck Festival Line-Up

imageHit The Deck Festival have announced several new additions to this years line up. The line-up now includes Pure Love, Mallory Knox, Feed The Rhino, Bossk, Fearless Vampire Killers, Landscapes, Great Cynics and Fort Hope.

Whilst Sinners Highway and Show It Off will each play in Nottingham and Bristol respectively.

Hit The Deck will take place Nottingham’s Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Forum and Stealth venues on Sunday April 21st.

The festival will also take place in Bristol the day before (Saturday April 20th). The festival will take place at the city’s o2 Academy 1 & 2, Thekla, Fleece and Exchange venues.

Tickets for Hit The Deck 2013 are available now and can be purchased here.

Click read more to view the full line-up.

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