Archive for February, 2013

Alan Bonner releases new song Talia‏ as Free Download

New album, Balladeer, out March 4th and gig dates!


London based troubadour Alan Bonner is offering gorgeous ballad ‘Talia’ for free.  The track oozes grace, with beautiful strings harnessing Alan’s voluptuous vocals and showcases his wonderful talent for crafting stunning music, powered by passion and artistic flare.

His brand new album is receiving some fantastic critical acclaim, and his tour has kicked off to a sensational start, where he’s performing Balladeer and more.  His shows are renowned for being an awesome night. Time Out London boasts “Alan Bonner plays glam-tinged Piano ballads. You will want to steal his fabulously vintage outfits.”

Alan explains: “‘Talia’ is an ode to my best friend of the same name. We met at  on the first day of University and have been thick as thieves ever since The Lyric  written in panic on her birthday one year when I was on the dole and too skint to buy her a birthday present. It was only ever meant to be a silly gift for her and I never intended to release it originally but when I played the demo to my old band members they convinced me to start playing it live when we were touring with my first album.

It’s funny because it’s one of the songs that people seem to respond to the most, and now I think it’s one of my best songs. I like to imagine that she is out there in the crowd each night when I play it at the end of the show cheering me on, even on the nights when I know that she’s not there. If there was ever anyone worthy of being immortalised in song it’s her.”

Upcoming Tour Dates:


7th West St Live, Sheffield
12th The Shed, Leicester
18th Mr Wolf’s, Bristol
21st The Brunswick, Hove
27th The Underbelly, Hoxton, London 8.30pm

Listen to and grab Talia below

HUNDRED DAYS unleash new single’Whatever Happened To You’ on 4th March‏

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Ascending South West Rock Crew ‘Hundred Days’ continue to climb with their new video single ‘Whatever Happened To You’, out 4th March, taken from their new album ‘Mission Exodus’.
Formed in 2007 and born in Yeovil, Somerset, Hundred Days unleash a sound that flirts cunningly between classic rock and heavy metal. Drawing from everyone from ‘Slash’ and ‘Guns ‘n’ Roses’, to ‘Led Zeppelin’ and ‘AC/DC’, Hundred Days offer a unique take on the heavy rock genre.
The hotly tipped trio have been busy making new friends and gaining more fans. With a strong gigging work ethic which has seen the band play the length and breadth of the UK (including a series of high-profile festival appearances throughout the South-West area, as well as supporting Hugh Cornwell,  from ‘The Stranglers’), there’s no stopping Hundred Days as they move up through the gears. Added to the fact that the threesome have recently released their brand new album ‘Mission Exodus’, which racked up widespread national press recognition and rampant coverage throughout the underground, the sky is the limit for these South-westerners.
Hundred Days now plough forward again with their video single ‘Whatever Happened To You’, which is lifted from Mission Exodus. ‘Whatever Happened To You’ is a killer blues rock cut that tips its cap to ‘Queens Of The Stoneage’ and those beard kings, ‘ZZ Top’. The track is also backed by a cool ‘quirky’ video that warrants your attention.  The single is available from 4th March but can be accessed right now at . The video will be unveiled on Monday 4th March; hit up the band’s Facebook and website for updates.

48HOURS to release ‘Secrets’ EP, on Monday 6th May‏

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Coming at you from the South of England, 48Hours hurl out engaging tuneage that melds the hard-hitting execution of Soil and Alter Bridge with the enterprising guile of Killswitch Engage. 48 Hours are beginning to gain widespread praise for their energetic and engaging live performances and the UK riff beasts are now set to stake their claim with the launch of their explosive debut EP ‘Secrets’, out Monday 6th May.
Pooling influence from a host of artists ranging from Korn to Funeral For A Friend, but with a special kinship for Drowning Pool and Three Days Grace, 48Hours fracture their music down into a body of work that’s immensely heavy and ultimately engrossing. The hotly tipped combo have now pulled their sound down to tape and release their greatly anticipated debut EP ‘Secrets’ this May.
Born last Spring and bursting out of Kent, 48Hours consist of ex ‘Colt.44’ members Adam Jerome (Vocals/Guitar) and Matt Savini (Drums ), and Gary Broughton (Vocals/Bass), who previously sang for ‘After The Ordeal’. Vastly experienced, in their previous musical endeavours the threesome have performed at huge festivals including Sonisphere & Hevy, as well as supporting massive British and International acts such as Madina Lake, Cancer Bats, The Blackout, We Are The Ocean, Mayday Parade, Sick Puppies, InMe, and Breed77 to name just a few. The power trio now strike out on their own with their first UK tour penned for April in support of the national release of their debut EP, ‘Secrets’.
‘Secrets’ instantly marks its arrival, packing a hefty blow to the senses. Brimming with thumping down-tuned guitar parts, pulsating rhythms and contagious rock anthems, ‘Secrets’ is a truly honest and potent modern hard rock record. From the pounding riffery of the opener ‘Hollow’, to the dynamic and anthemic ‘Not Alone’ and on to the stomping craft of the EP’s namesake ‘Secrets’, the band have sculptured a stunning debut. With everything now falling into place, the rising riff-slingers will now battle it out for their place as one of the truly exciting bands set to break in the UK!

TRACKLISTING: 1. Hollow, 2. Not Alone; 3. Secrets.

BAND MEMBERS: Adam Jerome – Vocals / Guitar, Gary Broughton – Vocals / Bass, Matt Savini – Drums

FOR FANS OF: Drowning Pool, Three Days Grace, Korn.

HELLBOUND HEARTS release ‘Outside’ EP, on 29th April.‏

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Packing slamming punk rock thrusts and snarly melodic blasts with stout muscular riffs, UK trio ‘Hellbound Hearts’ are ripping up a storm in the UK, and their stock will surely rise with the national reboot of their debut EP ‘Outside’, out Monday 29th April 2013, through all digital outlets.

Formed during the middle part of 2011 by former Terrorvision bassist Danny Lambert, Hellbound Hearts went through the usual growing pains suffered by most new bands before they hit the perfect concoction of noise, created by Danny (Guitars and Vocals), and the former 98 Pages rhythm section of both Andy Black (Drums) and Jase Brooks (Bass Guitar). The punk rockers soon hit the tarmac and undertook a string of highly successful dates throughout the UK with the likes of The Black Spiders, The Virginmarys, Jettblack, Japanese Voyeurs, Terrorvision, and The Treatment.
After a hefty touring schedule throughout 2011 and 2012, the band went into the recording studio to lay down tracks for their debut EP and came out of the studio with ‘Outside’, an absolute killer record. The cut throat riffery of the record’s title track ‘Outside’ instantly grabs and pulls you in. Complimented by pounding rhythms and a contagious chorus, the song packs so much angular vibe and appeal that it’s impossible to shake off. Next up, the rock n’ rollers drop the tempo and amp up their endeavour with ‘Mr Cynical’, which undoubtedly stomps its way deep into your innards. Rolling on, ‘Sinking Ship’ picks up the pace again, sneering at you menacingly with fuzzed-up bass and chunky riffs aided by an uber-hooky refrain and a biting groove that sticks to you like Bondini! The record closes with a raucous piece of punk rock in the shape of ‘Hold Steady’—a cut that spews out boundless energy and gritty passion to complete the EP with great effect.
The spiky rockers take to the road in support of ‘Outside’ and will play: 4th April – The Shed, Leicester; 5th April – Dry Bar, Manchester; 6th April – The Packhorse, Leeds; 13th April – Dove and Rainbow, Sheffield; 19th April – Baker’s Vaults, Stockport; 20th April – Sanctuary, Burnley; 26th April – The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh; 27th April – Pivo Pivo, Glasgow; 4th May – Fibbers, York. 10th May – The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham; 11th – May Lomax, Liverpool; 17th May – Marr’s Bar, Worcester; 18th May – The Ivy, Sheerness.
Also check out the new video for ‘Outside’ at


TRACKLISTING: 1. Outside; 2. Mr Cynical; 3. Sinking Ship; 4. Hold Steady.

BAND MEMBERS: Danny Lambert (Vocals / Guitar), Jase Brooks (Bass Guitar), Andy Black (Drums) DOWNLOAD LINK (for review only):

FOR FANS OF: The Wildhearts; Foo Fighters, Gaslight Anthem.


Static Plan release new video


Alternative Rock/ Electronic band Static Plan release their new video for the track  ‘Your Type Kills Mine’.

The Guildford, England based quartet once more treat the world to their appealing mix of “grumbling riffs”, “belligerent guitars” and the “ethereal vocals of Deftones” with the release of the video.  ‘Your Type Kills Mine’ is taken from their 2012 self titled EP which has garnered strong acclaim and the band a growing formidable fan base.

Taking most of their influences from the Rock/ Metal scenes of the early 1990’s  Static Plan have built a solid reputation by constructing music that is “strikingly unique, yet wholly familiar”. It is fusion of Alternative Rock, Industrial and Grunge with a heart, atmosphere, and creativity of the underground Metal scene of the early nineties.

Check out the video @

Static Plan is:

Kyle MacKenzie – Vocals/Synth
Jonno Lloyd – Guitar
Ben Martin – Bass
Greg Webber – Drums

CRY HAVOC ‘New Life EP’, out 15th April.‏

High-Octane UK Metal rockers ‘Cry Havoc’ unleash their greatly anticipated debut EP ‘New Life’ on Monday 15th April 2013, available through all good online outlets. 

Cry Havoc Online Promo ShotFlaunting an invigorating fusion of heavy metal, crafted by the power of Pantera, the swagger of Skid Row, and the attitude of Guns ’N’ Roses in their prime, Cry Havoc are here to spread their own concoction of Heavy Metal to the masses in 2013!
Born and bred in British South, Cry Havoc are a group of degenerates dead set on conquering the UK heavy metal scene. Comprised of the vocal power of Gavin Bolt, Tristan Gaskell cutting up guitar riffs, Chris ‘Crypt’ Lawman supplying Rhythm Guitar, Billy Kirk on bass, and Eliott Lipscombe pounding on the beats, the energetic five-piece have already created quite a stir for their raucous live shows, as Metal Hammer reviewer, Dom Lawson, concurs “Frontman Gav is running from one side of the stage to the other, bare-chested and swivel-eyed, and generally going berserk. [They] are treating their performance as if it were a headlining slot at Wembley.” Further, commenting about the bands’ recent explosive sold-out set at Hammerfest III, Lawson adds that “Cry Havoc churned out a splendidly raw and brutish din”. Cry Havoc’s live shows have also been described as an explosion of the senses, bringing the band to be described as the ‘illegitimate child of Pantera and Guns N’ Roses’. Highly driven on Sex, Jägermeister, and Rock N’ Roll, they own the stage—and no one can prise it from them!
With the live side of Cry Havoc firmly accomplished, and with recent successful supports with Gus G’s Firewind, The Dirty Youth, The Defiled, Revoker, Malefice, Warrior Soul, Jettblack, Voodoo Six, and Romeo Must Die, the metal rockers decided to hit the recording studio to begin work on their much anticipated debut record. The band headed to the renowned Nott-In-Pill Studio to lay down four tracks with the prestigious producers Martyn “Ginge” Ford and Matthew Bond, who have previously worked with Bullet For My Valentine, Slipknot, Trivium, and Skindred. Cry Havoc came out the studio armed with their stunning debut EP ‘New Life’. Loaded with crushing riffage capable of bursting arteries, the record is ram-packed with contagious hooks, driving rhythms, and ravenous riffs, and is an absolute must for any true heavy metal fan!

Black Market Serotonin put ‘Irons In The Fire’, out on 25th February‏


Black Market Serotonin Online Promo ShotHopefully bands like Black Market Serotonin will soon be acknowledged and praised for what they are: rock bands with a surfeit of ideas, minds open to all possible outcomes and the passion to turn them into music with authentic depth and power’ ~ Dom Lawson, Classic Rock Presents: Prog
Industrial-progressive unit ‘Black Market Serotonin’ release new video single ‘Irons In The Fire’ on Monday 25th February, taken from their debut album ‘Something From Nothing’ released through Superstar Destroyer Records and all digital stores on Monday 29th April 2013.
On Irons In The Fire, Black Market Serotonin deliver their sharpest statement from upcoming full-length Something From Nothing. From an intro that recalls Nine Inch Nails, chorus that could be Origin of Symmetry Muse and wall-of-sound riffage that harks back to the glory days of Tool and Deftones, it’s clear that these guys enjoy the heavier things in life. Wrapped in a veil of rich melodies the overall effect is not the blunt instrument you might expect; it’s surprisingly accessible, even if it’s still music to headbang to.
Born in 2010 and hailing from Manchester, Black Market Serotonin feature the talents of Andrew Pimblott  (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards/Samples), Lee Campbell (Bass Guitar), and Michael Colman (Drums/Percussion). The trio met during their University days, and aided by their mutual fondness for thoughtful and progressive rock, they soon became firm friends. After many months of intense rehearsals in Colman’s basement fuelled by caffeine, sleep depravation, and a lack of light, the band emerged with their debut EP Deadbyfiveoclock. The record was released in the Spring of 2011 and garnered widespread praise and accolades from many online publications and bloggers.
Now with indie label Superstar Destroyer putting out the record, Something From Nothing will be unleashed on the nation this Spring. Firstly, the band release a taste of things to come – the brand new video single Irons In The Fire which is lifted from the album. ‘Irons’ perfectly showcases the band’s deft ability to unleash a concise piece of engaging post-rock with measured synth work and vocal lines, all to stunning effect. Black Market Serotonin have arrived.
BAND MEMBERS: Andrew Pimblott – Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards/Samples; Lee Campbell – Bass Guitar; Michael Colman – Drums/Percussion.
FOR FANS OF: Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Porcupine Tree.