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DEVON ALTERNATIVE ROCK TRIO DEAD GROUND DROP NEW SINGLE

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Dispatching a powerful sound that is raw, moody and immersing, Dead Ground endeavor to create music that holds true value built upon integrity and honesty. The alternative trio have just released their brand new single, ‘We All Feel The Same’.

Formed in 2015 and pulled together by a mutual love for alternative and singer/songwriter rock, this powerhouse three-piece have released two EPs which adeptly showcase the band’s captivating blend of heavy rock and delicate songwriting.

Framed around Ollie Harris’s vocals, and Ed Tucker and Jake Friese-Greene’s solid rhythm section, the threesome pave a superb pathway for the intense and emotional outpourings of Ollie’s voice.

With a fan base spanning the south-west of England, and with growing support from throughout the UK, Dead Ground are a band that command your attention.

Their recent supports with emerging luminaries such as Black Peaks, Black Foxxes, Shame and Idles, as well as the strong support they’ve secured from the underground and BBC Introducing airplay, have only aided their mounting case.

The Devon outfit are destined to continue their climb with the release of their next single, ‘We All Feel The Same’, which has already caught the attention of Kerrang! Radio.

Ollie Harris comments about the creation of the single: “We wanted to display the true nature of individuality: stress, self-consciousness, loneliness…the realisation that everyone lives a life just as vivid and complex as the next. We knew that Middle Farm Studios would be the perfect place to relax into this concept and bring the song to life.

With live shows in the works, along with further singles to follow later this year, Dead Ground are ready to take flight.

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‘WE ALL FEEL THE SAME’, THE NEW SINGLE FROM DEAD GROUND, IS AVAILABLE NOW.

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EMERGING HARD ROCKERS STATE OF EMBER SET LOOSE NEW TRACK AND ANNOUNCE EP PLANS

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State Of Ember are here to stamp their mark over the whole of the UK. The ascending hard-hitters are poised to rise with the release of their stunning sophomore EP, ‘Broken Horizons’, which arrives on Friday 11th January, 2019.

Prior to this, the hard rockers are currently streaming a new track, ‘Fear Of Falling’, taken from the upcoming release.

Coming at you from Worcestershire, and formed in 2016, State Of Ember take their cues from the likes of Alter Bridge, Shinedown, and INME, stacking colossal riffs against soaring melodies to create a whirlwind sound that is immensely enthralling.

The Midlanders dropped their debut EP, ‘Clouded Views’, last autumn, and the release notched up strong support from BBC Introducing, as well as helping the band snag a ‘Spotlight Artist For The Week’ on ReverbNation.

More recently, the trio have just had their track ‘Denial’ selected to feature on the video game, ‘Wreckfest’, which will be distributed worldwide.

The band have also recently supported Saving Abel, and have delivered a host of live performances throughout their local region, and with the three-piece’s live reputation flourishing, they have now decided to turn their attention to releasing their next EP, entitled ‘Broken Horizons’.

Now fully complete, the new EP delivers on all fronts. Bursting with pounding drums, throbbing guitar lines and engaging hooks, the band have a beast of a record for your absorption, packing six killer cuts highlighting the band’s growing diversity and songwriting prowess.

Vocalist/guitarist Chris Tamburro had this to say about the release: “Our first EP was a taster of things to come from us. ‘Broken Horizons’ represents the energy and passion the band have been wanting to put across; we’re excited for everyone to hear it. Our sound is evolving constantly – and we’re finally getting closer to where we want to be!”.

With shows in the pipeline to support the record, everything is now falling into place for this emerging hard rock collective.

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‘BROKEN HORIZONS’, THE SECOND EP FROM STATE OF EMBER, WILL BE RELEASED ON JANUARY 11.

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EMERGING NOISE MAKERS VILLAINOUS RELEASE DEBUT EP AND DROP LYRIC VIDEO

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Emerging heavyweights Villainous have released their captivating self-titled debut EP, available from all platforms. The UK newcomers have also just released a spanking new lyric video, ‘In Solace’.

Coming at you from Brighton, Villainous bond together a commanding sound tugging from the rampant power of Mastodon and Lamb Of God, the astuteness of Deftones and Alice In Chains, and the progressive intrigue of Tool.

The southern riff slingers feature Sean Stakim (vocals), Neil MacCallum (guitar/vocals), Nick Read (bass/vocals), and Callum Armitage (drums), and pack together a heady mix of groove-driven drop-tuned riffs with expansive choruses and gripping multiple vocal lines.

Born at the end of last year, the inventive quartet soon amassed a stout set, and have just released their self-titled EP. The band comment about the release: “The EP represents three characters in a different state of acceptance of their own existence. One is someone who has given in and allowed themselves to be shaped and moulded by their surroundings, one reflects on the time they have wasted but asks for more when aware of their impending death, and one refuses to be a product of their environment, revelling in the chaos that they have been born into.

Villainous have a series of shows in the works for the end of this year, and are currently planning a host of releases and tours for 2019.

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THE SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP FROM VILLAINOUS IS AVAILABLE NOW.

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HIGH-OCTANE CORNISH PUNKS PIRATE COPY UNVEIL VIDEO AHEAD OF DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE

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Unruly punk rock quartet Pirate Copy are plotting a fresh journey of rambunctious shenanigans, commencing with the launch of their brand new video, ‘Reckless Alice’, which was premiered with Vive Le Rock earlier this week, and is lifted from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Swashbuckle & Swagger, out on Friday 26th October, via Black Sail Records.

Cleverly merging the vigour of punk rock to the buccaneering backstory that underpins their Cornish heritage, Pirate Copy have caused a stir across the south-west and beyond, leaving a plethora of livewire gigs, indomitable fun, and memorable songs in their wake.

Although based in Cornwall, the band have made regular jaunts across the land, establishing themselves as festival favourites, in part thanks to the interactively inclusive mayhem of their live show.

2013’s ‘The Shape Of Piracy To Come’ EP was the band’s first tangible sign of bounteous booty, and further runs of festival appearances and shows followed, including a glut of memorable trips to the capital, before a second EP, the mighty ‘Goin’ Down A Storm’, dropped in May 2015.

Now, PIRATE COPY are ready to unleash their dynamite debut album, which displays a dirty dozen of devastating ditties, marinated in rum and other unmentionable fluids, ready to attack your eardrums.

Vive Le Rock writer, Dick Porter, remarked about the album, “To experience Pirate Copy in full flow, as Poseidon intended, is a joy indeed. ‘Swashbuckle & Swagger’ is a treasure chest of pleasures; combining live floor fillers such as ‘Somalian Pirates Suck’, and legendary set closer, ‘I’m On A Boat’, with devilishly crafted new material like ‘Outlaw Pirates’, they have opened a Pandora’s box of piratical punk power.”

‘SWASHBUCKLE & SWAGGER’, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM PIRATE COPY, WILL BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 26, VIA BLACK SAIL RECORDS.

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POP-PUNK NEWCOMERS DOWNCAST ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP AND UNVEIL NEW LYRIC VIDEO

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Pop-punk newcomers Downcast drop their ultra-magnetic self-titled debut EP on Friday 11th January 2019. In anticipation, the fledgling outfit have just revealed a lyric video for their blistering debut track, ‘Anthurium’.

Channelling emotive drive with addictive melodies, Downcast wear their hearts on their sleeves. Drawing influence from everyone from seasoned luminaries such as The Wonder Years and Alkaline Trio, to highly-rated UK stewards ROAM and Neck Deep, the band’s reach is notably diverse, and their sound is intoxicating.

Downcast were only formed this year, however, the trio have wasted no time perfecting their set and working tirelessly on their debut EP with revered producer Ian Sadler (Anavae, ROAM).

The band’s lead vocalist, Liam Edwards, commented: “We wrote and demoed the EP in our bedrooms over the course of about five months. I wanted to write something honest…I hope that this EP will resonate with anyone who is going through a hard time and helps them to feel less alone. I’ve used putting my thoughts and feelings into songs as a way of coping with negative emotions for a while now; it gives them a long-term purpose. I feel that negative things in your life often reveal positive meanings over time. If the things I’ve written about never happened, these five songs wouldn’t exist today.”

Downcast don’t reveal their debut EP until January next year, but it is certainly worth the wait. Expressing five slabs of truly engaging heartfelt melodic punk, this is a band that are destined to break out to a national audience.

Over the coming months, the industrious tunesmiths will release a series of singles and videos, as well as announcing their first UK tour. Big things lay ahead for the band.

‘ANTHURIUM’, THE DEBUT SINGLE FROM DOWNCAST, IS AVAILABLE NOW, AND THE BAND’S SELF-TITLED FIRST EP WILL BE RELEASED ON JANUARY 11 2019.

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EMERGING ALT-METAL QUARTET FROM INSIDE SET LOOSE NEW SINGLE FROM UPCOMING EP

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Emerging alternative metal quartet From Inside return with their mesmerising sophomore EP, ‘When I’m Breathing Without You’, coming out on 14th September, and the exciting Liverpool outfit have also just premiered a brand new video for one of its tracks, ‘Before I Leave’.

Expressing a sound that fuses sweeping atmospherics with driving distorted guitars, all framed by layered orchestral synths and emotional lyrics and themes, From Inside aim to challenge and ignite the listener.

Having officially formed at the beginning of 2017, the four-piece quickly burst onto the scene with their debut single, ‘Find My Way’, which was premiered by Kerrang! Radio, and was soon followed by the band’s first EP, entitled ‘The New Era’.

A sell-out show in their home city sparked early momentum and the alternative metallers proceeded to grow their fan base, playing dates with such outfits as WSTR, Loathe, and Holding Absence, as well as touring with the likes of Crazy Town and Slaves.

From Inside have gone from strength to strength, and 2018 is set up to be a critical year for them with the impending release of their new EP, and they had this to say about it: “The message is clear and simple… life can be difficult at times, but through hope and perseverance you will one day come through on the other side to find a better life. The past is in the past, the future is what is important.”

With further music videos and single releases to follow, along with a run of shows in September, the fledgling quartet are sure to become one of the major players on the UK alternative metal scene.

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‘WHEN I’M BREATHING WITHOUT YOU’, THE SOPHOMORE EP FROM FROM INSIDE, WILL BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 14.

FURTHER INFO ON THE BAND CAN BE FOUND THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SITES:

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RISING METAL QUARTET FEAR ME DECEMBER TO RELEASE NEW EP THIS SEPTEMBER

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Fear Me December are an accomplished Anglo-Argentinean quartet who were originally formed in 2012 by vocalist and bassist Victoria Cabanellas and guitarist Valentin Macagno.

After receiving strong support for their debut EP, ‘Who Cares’, the band decided to relocate to England in 2014, and soon after, they delivered their debut album, ‘Between Violence and Silence’.

The record widened the heavy rock outfit’s reach and fan base, however, the band were struggling with personnel, but after a lengthy search, the band recruited Tony Small on drums and Stuart Woolley on rhythm guitar.

With a heavier sound and fresh impetus, the alternative rock crew began to reshape and craft an original set and pen tunes for their forthcoming new EP, ‘Crystallized’.

The four-piece were recently snapped up by Reaction Management (Altered Sky), and they have also just completed work on what is set to be their finest release to date, which arrives this September, and boasts four blistering slabs of melodic metal and alluring modern rock.

From the pounding burly edge of ‘Fight Me’, to the tuneful sensibilities of ‘Not Wired The Same’, the EP showcases the band’s songwriting heart and steel in equal measure.

‘This Is Not OK’ further highlights the quartet’s deft ability to create a true anthem, and the EP’s title track signs off the release in fantastic style with its urgent rhythmic passages and captivating hook.

With a string of UK shows also planned for September, and further festival appearances, Fear Me December are set for great heights.

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‘CRYSTALLIZED’, THE UPCOMING EP FROM FEAR ME DECEMBER, WILL BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 7, AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PRE-ORDER IT FROM THE BAND’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.fearmedecember.net FROM JULY 7.

FURTHER INFO ON FEAR ME DECEMBER CAN BE FOUND THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SITES:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/fmdband

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