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19th – 21st June – Clisson, France

10 years! Who would have thought that 10 years after its inception, HELLFEST was to become one of the largest and most important live events in France? Gathering over 150,000 punters last year, HELLFEST reached a landmark.

19th, 20th and 21st of June 2015 will mark a symbolic edition of the festival. One of the founders, Ben Barbaud, wanted to invite artists that have made a mark on the metal genre over the last decade and so has booked timeless bands such as Scorpions, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top and Slash and Airbourne for hard rock lovers.

They will be joined by 90’s seminal bands such as Korn, Marilyn Manson, Killing Joke, Lamb of God, In Flames, not to mention world class  thrash, black, death metal, stoner, punk, hardcore bands such as Venom, Anthrax, Children of Bodom, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, Satyricon, Arch Enemy, Meshuggah, Saint Vitus, Envy, NOFX, the Exploited, Dead Kennedys, Madball and more.

Shortly after the release of their Number 2 album ‘The Gray Chapter’, HELLFEST is excited to announce Slipknot will be joining the bill along withFaith No More, who have just announced they will be making a new album. SlipknotLimp BizkitRise Against & Body Count are HELLFEST exclusives in France.

Saturday night proceedings will be closed by an epic pyro show that will endeavor to reflect the last 10 years of HELLFEST.

Below are the first 130 bands to be announced out of a final line up of 160.  It certainly looks like this is going to be an anniversary to remember!

You can purchase Hellfest 3 days passes on the festival website  One day passes will be available next year when the full line up is announced.

Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, In Flames, Lamb Of God, Killing Joke, Ace Frehley
The Quireboys, The Answer, Life Of Agony, Hollywood Undead, Godsmack, Armored Saint
Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Hirax, The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Iron Reagan, Beastmilk
Eths, No Return, Sticky Boys, Breakdust

At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse, In Extremo, Bloodbath, Cradle Of Filth, Triptykon, Mayhem
Finntroll, Samael, Obituary, Ensiferum, Arkona, Dying Fetus, Skyforger, Alestorm, Skinless
Craft, Vallenfyre, Enthroned, The Crown, Ne Obliviscaris, Carach Angren, Nidingr, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Khold
Mütiilation, Shape Of Despair, Necrowretch, Prostitute Disfigurement, Coffins, Bölzer, Deep In Hate
Fallujah, Morgoth, Desultory, The Great Old Ones, Cock And Ball Torture, Vorkreist, Tribulation, Hypno5e

Madball, Terror, Saint Vitus, Wovenhand, Red Fang, Les Wampas, Dri, The Exploited
Eyehategod, High On Fire, Trap Them, Off!, Weedeater, Orange Goblin, Orchid, Truckfighters, Ahab
Merauder, Code Orange, Defeater, Despise You, Rise Of The Northstar, Vitamin X, Asg, Providence
Broken Teeth, The Wounded Kings, Russian Circles, Glowsun, Twitching Tongues, The Atlas Moth
Wolf Brigade, Les Ramoneurs De Menhir, Elder, Samsara Blues Experiment, Terra Tenebrosa
Birds In Row, Witchthroat Serpent, Midnight Ghost Train, Machete


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I’m Gold video –

Following on from the success of his last single BELIEVE, which achieved momentous support from BBC Radio 1 (Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens) BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq and Nemone) as well as XFM; the 21yr old electronic wizard, Ted Zed, is back with his brand new opus I’M GOLD, due for release on Jan 5th, through BMG.

The powerful lead-single I’M GOLD accentuates Ted’s distinct love of distorted guitars, trance-synths, beats, bleeps and layered harmonies. Ted explains: “It’s about feeling separated from the outside world and the realisation that we’re all part of a cycle and there’s no escaping it, but deep down we know we’re miraculous and gold.”


Ted’s music is often described as spacey, futuristic, psychedelic rock-pop; with impressive and unique live shows that are full of energy. You’ll find Ted triggering and manipulating pre-recorded sounds, samples and video projections, while providing live guitar and vocal; resulting in a mix of electronic rock-n-roll.


This year Ted wowed audiences at The Great EscapeSecret Garden Party and Calvi On The Rocks and is excited to be supporting The Ting Tings on their November tour (full details below).


Hailed as a Todd Rundgren-like genius, Ted Zed kaleidoscope through    musical influences with a flick of a plectrum, whilst producing a sound that is        entirely their own.


Ted Zed likes to accentuate the positive, the poignant, the powerful and the strange. “I’m into madness and things that push you out of your comfort zone,” he declares. “Everyone has madness within them. My music is about taking that madness and putting it to good use.”


iTunes link –  / Website







Monday 24th November

Bristol – Thekla / 0117 929 3301


Tuesday 25th November

Newcastle – The Cluny / 0191 230 4474


Wednesday 26th November

Glasgow – King Tuts


Friday 28th November

Leeds – Belgrave Hall / 0113 2346160


Saturday 29th November

Manchester – Deaf Institute / 0161 276 9350

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BLACK FOXXES release new track ‘Home’
Debut EP ‘Pines’ set for release on 24th November

“another showing of the British rock scene in rude health.” – Rock Sound
nothing short of extraordinary.” – The Independent

South west three-piece Black Foxxes have unveiled another track from their forthcoming EP ‘Pines’. Titled ‘Home’, the track documents guitarist/vocalist Mark Holley’s toil with the progression of his life. As he says “it reflects how frustrated I was feeling at the time of writing. I’m an extremely solitary person and the song mirrors those emotions. The line about building a home simply equates to wanting to have a life completely by myself, where I don’t have to live up to anyone else’s expectations.”

Black Foxxes will release their debut EP ‘Pines’ on 24th November. Doing so totally independently, the trio have cultivated a sound incorporating a dynamic mix of raw noise, extremely immersive vocal breaks and guitar hooks that are almost disconcerting, so considered is their drive. The previously released evocative music video for ‘River’ accompanies a moving song about the stigma attached to people falling in love. Tackling the situations people have to go through to find themselves at a young age, ‘River’ is a very relatable slice of emotive rock.

Elsewhere on the EP, ‘You Could Have Been A Man’ documents vocalist Mark Holley‘s struggle with Crohn’s disease and its detrimental effect on his life experiences. It’s a bleak track but one which enabled Black Foxxes’ existence and as he says “I’d take years of suffering for that any day.” The track ‘Pines’ is equally anguished but more abstract in its subject matter focusing on a fictional character in turmoil. Opener ‘You Gotta Grow’ explores small town claustrophobia with ‘Home’ being another exploration of frustration.

Already pricking the ears of BBC Introducing through both regional and Radio 1 plays, the band have single ‘You Gotta Grow’ already under their belts and look set to continue their trajectory towards the forefront of British rock music with their debut EP. You can’t really sum up Black Foxxes’ sound by comparing them to other artists, but they certainly concur that the classics stand the test of time for a reason. Mixing the raw, intense sound of those that paved the way for popular acts of today (Neil Young, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin) with a contemporary twist akin to the likes of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, Black Foxxes are ready to fly the flag for modern British rock.

20th November – Indie Club at The Cavern, Exeter EP LAUNCH
24th November – The Stillery, London FREE SHOW

Mark Holley – Guitar / Vocals # Tristan Jane – Bass # Ant Thornton – Drums #


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Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce the signing of At The Hollow, who join the label’s already formidable roster of bands.


This Finnish trio has spent the past few months working on its label debut, recorded at Sound Supreme Studio in Finland with producer Janne Saksa (Mokoma, Turisas, Stamina, Rotten Sound.)


The album – titled What I Hold Most Dear – is due out on February 16th 2015, with the first single / video confirmed as Was It Worth It.


“It was springtime and there was so much light everywhere,” recalls the band about entering the studio, “but we still found the right mood and the right sound, somewhere between purity and death. We had a clear vision of what we wanted to capture on tape, and in the process of making the record, we felt that all of the members got stronger – everyone really found their place in the band. Everything kind of… clicked. Along with our audio engineer, our aim was to focus on keeping things new and fresh, hopefully achieving something that has never been heard before…”


Watch the official album teaser for the new record What I Hold Most Dear here:



At the Hollow are  Risto Järvelin – percussion; Kalle Koo – guitar / vocals; Juho Martikainen– contrabass. All three hail from the South of Finland where, as students and teachers, they were raised on a steady diet of grunge, heavy metal, classical/orchestral music and left-of-centre electronic fare. They are fans of Megadeth, John Coltrane, Prokofiev and many more in between!


Definitely a band treading the less travelled path…

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Eoin Glackin releases his second album Rain Finally Came via IRL. His current single Pretty Girls has received numerous BBC Local radio plays and you can see the video at :

He also plays the Taste of London festival on Sat / Sun Nov 22nd & 23rd.

A collection of songs best described as “contemporary folk story-telling with a rock edge”. Eoin  is a modern day troubadour and one of Ireland’s most exciting rising singer songwriters. 

Growing up on Dublin’s northside, the young Eoin became infatuated with the art of passing on stories through music; a passion that led him to the songbooks of Dylan, Springsteen, The Beatles and many more of folk and rock’s great ones, much to the amusement of his classmates, who were wrapped up in the ever divisive “Oasis or Blur” argument. 

Self-taught on the piano and later the guitar, he began songwriting and busking at the age of 15, dipping in and out of various school bands. It was one of his heroes, the peripatetic Kris Kristofferson, who gave him the inspiration he needed to seriously pursue his music career. Believing “you couldn’t be a songwriter and stay home”, Eoin left Ireland at 21 and moved to London with a box of demos under his arm and a determination to play every pub and venue he could. 

Industry heads soon got excited and the result was his first album, “Not Lost”, which was produced by the much-admired Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Beth Orton). 

The stunning debut dealt with themes of dislocation, isolation, fear and ultimately hope, with the album closing on the rousing mantra “everything can work out fine”. In 2011, Sony Ireland put the record out in his native land. 

Along with his new EP – “Pretty Girl” – the highly-acclaimed “Rain Finally Came” will now be released for the first time in the UK, having previously only been available in IrelandEoin regards “Rain Finally Came” as a pivotal point in his musical career – the record where he really found his path. 

The live stage is where he is happiest, and he has toured relentlessly over the past few years, across Ireland and the UK, including festival slots in Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Celtic Connections as well as supporting acts like Joan Armatrading and Beth Orton. He has built a strong and loyal live following which grows every time he straps on his guitar and stands centre-stage. 

Coupled with strong airplay on RTE radio and other stations nationwide, Eoin Glackin’s place as one of the most promising emerging stars of the Irish music scene is well-deserved. 

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