It was another hectic week in the world of rock which saw Korn frontman, Jonathan Davis reveal details of his new solo album, Life Of Agony announce their “Rise Of The Underground” tour and The Used announce their rescheduled February tour dates. Here’s a quick round of up some of the other news stories that might have crept under your radar.

1. Sanction Sign to Pure Noise Records
Pasadena based Pure Noise Records has welcomed Long Island hardcore/metal band Sanction to the label’s growing roster. The label has re-released the band’s critically heralded EP, The Infringement of God’s Plan, which is available digitally now and will be released on vinyl soon.

2. Poly-Math Announce 2018 UK Tour Dates
Brighton based progressive alt/math-rock band Poly-Math have announced a run of UK headline tour dates for May 2018 dubbed the ‘Devil House’ tour in support of their latest album, House of Wisdom | We Are The Devil which is set for release on 20th April via Lonely Voyage Records and Nice Weather For Airstrikes. The dates kick off in Guildford on May 7th passing through Southampton, London and Brighton before ending in Bristol on May 13. For more information, please visit:

3. Wayward Sons Announce April 2018 UK Tour Dates
Wayward Sons are pleased to announce a full headline UK tour in April 2018. To coincide with the headline shows, Wayward Sons will be releasing a brand new single “Don’t Wanna Go”, taken from their debut album Ghosts Of Yet To Come. The tour kicks off on April 13 at Ballymena, Diamond Rock Club before the band take in another ten shows across the UK finishing up in Cardiff at The Globe on April 30. For more information, please visit

4. Wednesday 13 Announces Bloodstock Festival Warm-Up Shows
The Duke Of Spook, Wednesday 13, has announced three warm-up shows for his August appearance at Bloodstock Festival. Wednesday tells us, “We’re really stoked to be heading back to the UK this summer. We’re hitting Ireland, N.Ireland and Scotland for a few dates before we bring the blood and guts to the main stage at Bloodstock on Aug 10th! We’re coming back with an all new show, new tricks and new treats, so get ready to get your grave on this August!” You can catch Wednesday 13 at Dublin Tivoli on August 7, Belfast Limelight on August 8 and Glasgow Garage on August 9. For more information, please visit:

5. The Heretic Order Confirm Release of Evil Rising
London horror metallers The Heretic Order have confirmed that they have signed to Massacre Records and are gearing up to release their second album entitled Evil Rising this Summer. The band will head out on tour in June with the newly reformed Pist.On. The tour starts in Birmingham on June 23rd finishing up, seven shows later, at the Islington Academy in London on June 29th. For more information, please visit:

6. Elessar Announce May UK Tour Dates
Emerging emo crew Elessar have just announced a May UK tour with Halfway Hope and Samuel Hyde. The dates coincide with the release of Elessar’s new EP, Is This All We Are, which arrives on Friday 27th April. The dates kick off on May 4th at Scruffy Murphy’s in Birmingham and finish in Cheltenham on May 13th at the Frog And Fiddle. For more information, please visit:

7. One Last Daybreak Confirm April Release for ‘A Thousand Thoughts’ EP
Romford Post-Hardcore unit One Last Daybreak drop their ball-busting debut EP, A Thousand Thoughts, on 7th April. The emerging emo crew have also just revealed a new single for “According to Pleasure, I Was Low on the Food Chain”. For more information, please visit:

8. DMA’s Announce New Album, Single and Tour Dates
DMA’S have today announced their new single, “For Now”, will be released on 27 April, the same day as their new album of the same name. Their tour also kicks at Nottingham Rock City on the same date running through to May 27th where the band finish the tour peforming at the Neighborhood Festival. For more information, please visit:

9. Pushing Daisies Announce New EP & UK Tour Dates
Bristol-based emo-rock quartet, Pushing Daisies will release their new EP, Take Me Back To The Light on 11th May 2018. The new 7-track release follows on from 2016’s Stay Sad EP, which was released through Homebird Records. The band will then hit the road starting on April 8 at Asylum 2 in Birmingham playing dates throughout April, June, July and September including festival appearances. For more information, please visit:

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