Already Heard
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

With their return to the UK imminent, the latest edition of "Versus" sees us putting the
focus on Alkaline Trio. Self-confessed Trio MEGA fan Jay Sullivan tells us why 'From
Here to Infirmary' is the band’s finest work. Whilst Alex Phelan explains how 'Maybe
I'll Catch Fire' is a superb example of musical catharsis.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
12 months from releasing their debut EP, we speak to Blackpool pop-punk/emo
quintet Boston Manor to discuss their influences, achievements so far and thoughts on their contemporaries.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
With their latest EP 'Change Nothing, Regret Everything.', Woking five-piece Employed To Serve have produced 12 minutes of frantic, unrelenting hardcore that finds the band somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot. We spoke to Justine from the band to find out how the band has transitioned from a duo to a quintet and
she discussed being part of the Holy Roar! roster, they chaotic yet contained live shows and more.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
In the latest edition of our "Tour Tales" feature, Irish doom-punk band Hornets talk us
through their recent UK tour where they played 8 shows in 7 days.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records. We've got the exclusive first play
right here on Already Heard.
FIVES: MUST HEAR APRIL 2014 RELEASES
As festival season fast approaches, a wealth of notable album releases are happening
in the coming months. We take a look at five must hear releases for April.
SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND (03/04/2014)
This edition of SFTW includes a heavily hyped Canadian punk band, a Philadelphian
lo-fi emo band and a brand new punk rock trio from the States who have recently released their first song.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: CALL IT OFF
The latest EP from Eindhoven four-piece Call It Off offers five slices of pure, feelgood three-chord pop-punk that pays homage to US acts such as Green Day and Alkaline Trio.
We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Maurice Bolier to find out more.
ALREADY HEARD TRACK GUIDE: RED SEAS FIRE - CONFRONTATION
On April 7th, Bristol trio Red Seas Fire release 'Confrontation', the second part of their
'Mise En Scène’ EP trilogy. It's four-tracks of dominating riffs, melodic layers, and sonic ambience. Find out what it is all about directly from the band.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.


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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Fearless Vampire Killers Announce UK Tour with Fort Hope

Fearless Vampire Killers have announced a UK tour alongside Fort Hope.

April
13th Birmingham O2 Academy 3
14th Oxford O2 Academy 2
15th Liverpool O2 Academy 2
16th Glasgow King Tuts
17th Stoke Sugarmill
18th Newcastle Academy 2
19th Norwich The Arts Center
23rd Manchester Roadhouse
24th London Underworld
25th Plymouth White Rabbit
28th Brighton Haunt

Fearless Vampire Killers, Idiom, Turbogeist and Palm Reader Added to Takedown Festival 2013

Fearless Vampire Killers, Idiom, Turbogeist  and Palm Reader are the four latest bands to be announced for Southampton’s Takedown Festival.

They join the rest of the line-up which consists of:

The Blackout
Don Broco
Mallory Knox
We Are The Ocean
While She Sleeps
Arcane Roots
Max Raptor
Glamour of the Kill
Hacktivist
Tesseract
Collisions
Red Seas Fire

Takedown Festival takes places on Saturday 11th May at Southampton University.

Visit takedownfestival.co.uk for more information.

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Live Review: Black Veil Brides, Chiodos, Tonight Alive and Fearless Vampire Killers - Academy 1, Manchester - 04/02/2013

imageDue to the standard concoction of last minute drives, Manchester parking, and incredibly early doors unfortunately we miss Fearless Vampire Killers, arriving just in time to see the last few people shell out £16 for tickets. However, the room is still buzzing from their set when Tonight Alive take the stage to serve up some well rehearsed pop rock and set the crowd well and truly going. Singer Jenna McDougall commands the stage and has the crowd eating out of her hand from the off. Despite sounding like they’re playing in a tin can – presumably the sound guy is taking advantage of the young crowd providing a queue free bar – and the fact that McDougall looks like a primary school choir girl singing along to her songs in full robotic fashion, Tonight Alive put on a good show. There’s nothing groundbreaking on display here but it’s a strong set and difficult to argue with. The band clearly love it, the crowd love it, and despite a frightening overuse of vocal delay and demands that the crowd ‘give us those horns’ the band provide exactly what the tin says: well-intentioned, inoffensive pop rock and roll. (3/5)

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Fearless Vampire Killers Announce Comic Book Collaboration

imageFearless Vampire Killers have teamed up with acclaimed Italian comic artist Marco Turini to illustrate a front cover for one of the bands forthcoming comics, written by the bands co-lead vocalist, Laurence Beveridge. 

The comic is titled ‘The Vigilante’ and will be the first of five comics that will tie in with the release of the bands forthcoming 'Exposition: The Five Before The Flames' CD.

The comics will be released throughout 2013/2014 with contributions from both well-known and up and coming artists. 

In addition the band will be appearing alongside Marco Turini at the London Super Comic Convention on February 24th. They will be signing numbered limited edition art prints of the front cover.

‘Exposition: The Five Before The Flames’ is released on March 11th.

Fearless Vampire Killers Announce ‘Militia Of The Lost’ Prequal Release

Fearless Vampire Killers have announced they will release a 5-track released titled 'Exposition: The Five Before The Flames' on March 11th.

The release is a prequel to this year’s 'Militia Of The Lost' album and is set to tell the five backstories of the characters behind the band.

The five songs are each written by the individual band members, and are set to offer more insight into the story of Fearless Vampire Killers.