Another busy week in rock which has seen Deep Purple and Judas Priest announce a US tour, Frank Turner announce a massive UK Arena tour and More Bands get added to Bloodstock, here’s some of the stories you might have missed…

1. Megadeth Announce “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good: The Final Kill” Deluxe Re-Issue
Hailed as The Best Thrash Metal Album Of All Time (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers Megadeth will continue to celebrate the band’s 35th anniversary with a deluxe re-issue of their revolutionary debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!. The band have partnered with Century Media and Legacy Recordings for release on 08 June 2018 in North America and Europe, and in Japan on 06 June 2018 via Sony Japan.

2. Suffocation announce one off London Headline Show
Death metal trailblazers Suffocation have announced a one off headline show this summer, on June 4th at London venue The Underworld. The date is part of a two month European trek running from early June until late July, consisting of mainly festival shows, plus a few club shows.

3. Hellions announce July 2018 UK Headline Tour
Australian 4 piece Hellions have announced a full UK headline tour. The tour takes includes slots at this years 2000trees, Y Not and Truck festivals, as well as two London shows (at the Old Blue Last on July 11th and at Birthdays on July 28th). The tour dates kick off on July 11th.

4. Speaker First Announce Debut Single and UK Shows
Indonesian rock band Speaker First release their debut UK single “Break My Soul”, an explosion of raw, raucous and ballsy rock’n’roll, on June 1st. The band also play three shows in the UK in May at Liverpool Sound City on May 6, The Ruby Lounge in Manchester on May 8 and Hoxton Underbelly on May 10.

4. Cut Short Announce New EP and Single
UK metalcore newcomers Cut Short will release their debut EP Impersonal on 15th June 2018. The EP was produced by Timfy James of Hacktivist at Old School Studios. The band have released a single, “Solitary”, and will be announcing tour dates shortly.

5. Witchsorrow Announce UK Headline Shows
Hampshire doom metal maniacs Witchsorrow are confirmed to play three UK headline shows to celebrate the release of fourth studio album, Hexenhammer. Starting in Glasgow on May 25th (album release day) Witchsorrow will then appear in Leeds & Birmingham with local bands playing in support. Additionally, Witchsorrow are now confirmed to play Doomline Festival in Sheffield on July 23rd.

6. Hard Rockers Stand Alone Announce New Single Details
Bradford hard rock trio Stand Alone have announced their new single, “Never Stand Alone”, will be released on the 11th of May. The single is the follow-up to their hugely popular last release “Save Me”.

7. Man With A Mission Announce New Album ‘Chasing The Horizon
Japanese superstars Man With A Mission have announced their new album Chasing the Horizon, will see physical release on August 10th via Century Media. The album is their fifth in their native Japan, but their first brand new album to be released worldwide.

8. 3Teeth Sign New Deal with Century Media
Transgressive five-piece 3Teeth have announced their signing to iconic metal record label Century Media Records. The announcement coincides with 3Teeth’s back-to-back co-headlining shows in their hometown of Los Angeles, which precedes their headlining European tour this spring.


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.