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Firmly believed by all involved to be the last ever Cornbury Festival, July 2017’s

Fabulous Finale was a huge success with sell-out crowds enjoying a superb, sunny
weekend in the company of Bryan Adams, Jools Holland and the Kaiser Chiefs.
Organiser Hugh Phillimore quoted after the glorious weekend: ’We all know that a
party is only as good as its guests and thanks to everyone we had a truly fantastic
and memorable weekend’

Locals, regulars and even new comers not wanting to miss out on their last chance
to enjoy this popular ‘festival come celebrity village fete’ turned out in force this
Summer to enjoy the magical, friendly experience that is Cornbury. Dismayed by the
potential of a gap in their festival calendars, a wave of support ensued as the
Oxfordshire media and public alike cajoled the events founder and organiser Hugh
Phillimore, not to give up the challenge after 14 years, but to continue with their
support, to provide this unique weekend, right in the midst of The Cotswolds,
affectionately known as ‘Poshstock’ and perfectly suited to its 20,000+ fans.

‘So many people have sent messages since July – our audience love the event and
want it to keep going. Literally hundreds of our supporters, together with bands,
agents, managers, sponsors and media partners telling me I shouldn’t let such a
jewel in the festival calendar end’ says Hugh. ‘The festival market has become a
tough playing field over the last few years and very saturated, which lead partly to
my decision to leave whilst we were on a high, however the response has been so
overwhelming with support for Cornbury to remain, that it has caused a rethink on
my part and I can confirm that we have decided to listen to public opinion and return
next year as strong as ever in July 2018, If people still want us here, in a way It
would be foolish to stop now and 15 years does give us another great reason to

The over-riding message that finally convinced Hugh, simply pointed out that the
festival was not his but belonged to its audience who had supported the event over
the 14 years. ‘I’ve been humbled by the depth of feeling for this event and I now feel
that I should keep Cornbury going as a worthwhile community event because it
contributes to the local economy and seems to spread quite a lot of joy’ says Hugh.

Local schools and charities have benefitted from fundraising at Cornbury over its 14
year history. ‘We’ve had an amazing response from the many festival-goers at
Cornbury and are very excited that we can do it all again 2018’ says Banbury’s Dogs
For Good Director Lucy Vincent.

The 15th Cornbury Festival, with the same great format will be staged at Great
Tew Park from July 13th to 15th 2018. Further details to follow soon.







Gabrielle Aplin has celebrated the release of her acclaimed new EP Avalon by announcing a very special stripped down show to take place in London’s beautiful Union Chapel on December 7th.

To mark the announcement she has revealed a stunning lyric video for brand new song ‘Say Nothing’. Taken from her new Avalon EP, released last Friday, the song is a gorgeous slice of electro-pop.

Regarding ‘Say Nothing’, Gabrielle says, “Say Nothing is a song I had for a while before finishing it with my friend and co-writer Nick. It’s about being stuck between two friends and that frustration you feel when you seem to be the only one reacting.”

The new song follows the release of lead single ‘Waking Up Slow’, which has proved a big radio hit. The single was featured as Radio 1’s ‘Record Of The Week’ and has been added to the Radio 2 playlist. The song has clocked up well over 1.7 MILLION plays on Spotify and Gabrielle recently revealed a stunning acoustic version of the track, which has received over 6.5 MILLION plays on Facebook alone.

The singer has also received great support from press with the likes of The Sun, Metro, Sunday Times, The Observer and many more besides all featuring the singer and raving about her new music.

Gabrielle will be completing a headline tour of the UK through October in support of the EP, with all dates now completely sold out. The six-date tour starts at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on October 19th and finishes at ULU, London on October 26th.

She will then play the special stripped down show at the annual Christmas celebration for her label Never Fade Records, taking place at London’s Union Chapel on December 7th. The show will also feature an array of special guests including Hudson Taylor and Hannah Grace. Full tour dates can be found below:

19/10 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
20/10 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
22/10 – Cambridge, The Junction
23/10 – Brighton, Concorde 2
24/10 – Bristol, Bristol Trinity
26/10 – London, ULU
07/12 – London, Union Chapel


Release Title Track ‘Cosmic Conqueror’

Announce Europe Tour

DR. LIVING DEAD! have released the title track off their upcoming album “Cosmic Conqueror”, due to be released on 27 October via Century Media.

Listen to title track ‘Cosmic Conqueror’ here: https://youtu.be/kAkOUuDYUkE

“Cosmic Conqueror” is more aggressive, more compelling and more fun than ever before – a skull-fracturing thrash dream. Pre-order the album here:

DR. LIVING DEAD! will return to Europe next year to support their new album, including a one-off show in London!

Dates are as follows:
25 – Berlin, DE @ Musik und Frieden (Black Room)
26 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
27 – Esbjerg, DK @ Konfus
28 – Hannover, DE @ Mephisto
29 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
31 – Eindhoven, NL @ Dyanmo

01 – London, UK @ Underworld
02 – Roeselare, BE @ De Verlichte Geest
03 – Lingen, DE @ Alte Schlachthof
04 – Rotterdam, NL @ Baroeg
05 – Zurich, CH @ Werk 21
06 – Munich, DE @ Backstage
07 – Vienna, AT @ Viper Room
08 – Prague, CS @ Underdogs
09 – Erfurt, DE @ From Hell
10 – Lünen, DE @ Lükaz
11 – Stuttgart, DE @ Kellerclub

Dr. Mania – Vocals
Dr. Rad – Bass
Dr. Toxic – Guitar
Dr. Slam – Drums

DR. LIVING DEAD! online:


Release Video for New Single ‘Doublespeak’

VEIL OF MAYA have released a music video for ‘Doublespeak’, the second single off of their upcoming record “False Idol” due out 20 October 2017 via Sumerian Records.

Fans can watch the video directed by Erez Bader (The Dear Hunter, The Contortionist) here: https://youtu.be/IKmgXQFtnig

The track premiered on BBC Radio 1 with Daniel P Carter on Sunday night, and is now available to stream and download.

VEIL OF MAYA are currently on the road supporting The Devil Wears Prada, alongside Silent Planet and Thousand Below across the US and Canada, hitting a total of 31 cities before wrapping up on 04 November in their hometown of Chicago, IL.

“False Idol”, the band’s highly anticipated new album, is said to be their heaviest, most hypnotic, and hardest record yet. VEIL OF MAYA released their first single off of the record, entitled ‘Overthrow’ earlier this month – check out the video here: https://youtu.be/GLu-E42-RmA

Lukas Magyar – Vocals
Marc Okubo – Guitar
Danny Hauser – Bass
Sam Applebaum – Drums

VEIL OF MAYA online:


to release “Nuclear Alchemy” 7inch single on
October 31st, 2017

Prepare for Swedish Black Metal violence courtesy of WATAIN on Halloween as October 31st marks the international release date for the band’s savage new single “Nuclear Alchemy”, which comes from the band’s new album set for release on January 5th, 2018.
“Nuclear Alchemy” is the sound of an eager beast let loose from its cage at last. A song of violent fire, impending doom and of necks cracking in ecstacy. A dissolving injection of power and force into the coagulated veins of Black Metal and a first glimpse into the abyss that shall be opened in the beginning of 2018. Meanwhile, stand by for conflagration.” // WATAIN, October 2nd, 2017

The “Nuclear Alchemy” single will also include an exclusive B-side: a cover version of Hungarian cult act Tormentor’s “Beyond”.  The 7inch will be released in two editions, which are strictly limited to 1.000 copies each!
Pre-order the red vinyl from the band’s official store: http://wolfwear.net 
Pre-order the black vinyl from Century Media’s store: http://bit.ly/watainCMD
WATAIN will celebrate the release of their forthcoming new album with a series of selected release shows on the following dates:
January 5, 2018 – Stockholm (Sweden) @ Kraken // SOLD OUT
January 10, 2018 – Berlin (Germany) Lido
January 11, 2018 – Tilburg (Netherlands) 013
January 12, 2018 – London (UK) The Dome
January 13, 2018 – Paris (France) La Maroquinerie
Ticket links are available at: http://www.bandsintown.com/Watain


Ex-members of The Defiled, Amen, No Devotion and The Ataris come together to announce new band

Debut Single ‘Burn Forever’ Out Now

Ex-The Defiled frontman Lee Villain unites with fellow Brit Luke Johnson (Amen, No Devotion, Beat Union), together with Steve Lucarelli (The Ataris) and Jaxon Moore to form new band LOWLIVES.

The band’s debut single ‘Burn Forever’ is available now via all streaming sites, after last night being premiered on the BBC Radio One Rock Show.

Check out “Burn Forever” on YouTube:

“Burn Forever was one of the first songs written,” states Lee Villain. “It kinda sets the tone for what we are about. Pop hooks, heavy drums, and lots of guitar noise. This band has been in the works for a long time now and I’m stoked to finally show people what we’ve been working on.”

“I wanted to write something that felt real, I wanted to work with someone where the creative relationship had chemistry,” writes Luke Johnson. “I wanted to make a band with the intention of being free and agnostic of the boundaries that define popular music genres. This is the band that makes everything I’ve ever done before it less relevant by comparison.”

LOWLIVES play their debut show at the Troubador in Los Angeles on Oct 20th supporting Moose Blood, before heading to the studio to finish recording their full length album in November with producer Beau Burchell (The Bronx, Moose Blood, Saosin).
LOWLIVES online:


Southern Californian heavy psych power trio RADIO MOSCOW celebrate the release of their fifth studio album, “New Beginnings,” which is out now via Century Media Records!
The band kicked off the European leg of ‘The Drifting Tour’ this week and will be presenting tracks from their much-lauded newest release live until the end of October. Only 100 copies of their gold vinyl is available at these shows – they cannot be purchased elsewhere!
“New Beginnings” is “packed to the brim with blazing tempos, cartwheeling jams and the wild-eyed shredding of frontman Parker Griggs” (METAL HAMMER, UK). With their new record, RADIO MOSCOW provide a prime example of just ‘how fresh and exciting ‘retro’ can actually still be’ (ECLIPSED, Germany).
As a final preview of “New Beginnings”, the band’s recent single and tour anthem “Driftin’” can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/El11G4vZZCI
“New Beginnings” has been released as Special Edition CD Digipak (international version), jewelcase CD (USA, Mexico, Canada) & on all digital platforms. It is also available on 180 gram black vinyl plus CD & poster as well as in various limited, coloured vinyl editions:
Gold – limited to 100 copies // only available on the band’s European tour!
Orange – limited to 200 copies // available at Green Hell & Flight13: http://bit.ly/RMGreenHell & http://bit.ly/RMFlight13
Mint green – limited to 500 copies // available at: https://www.indiemerchstore.com/b/radio-moscow
To stream and buy the album, please visit http://smarturl.it/RMNewBeginnings
RADIO MOSCOW are currently touring Europe with Kaleidobolt. Dates are as follows:

29.09.17 Gijon (ES) Casino Acapulco
30.09.17 Porto (PT) Hard Club

01.10.17 Lisbon (PT) RCA
02.10.17 Madrid (ES) Caracol
03.10.17 Barcelona (ES) Rocksound
04.10.17 Montpellier (FR) Secret Place
06.10.17 Pratteln (CH) Up In Smoke
07.10.17 Athens (GR) Desertfest
09.10.17 Roma (IT) Monk
10.10.17 Altroquando (IT) Zero Branco
11.10.17 Torino (IT) Blah Blah
12.10.17 Stuttgart (DE) Goldmarks
13.10.17 Antwerpen (BE) Desertfest
14.10.17 Groningen (NL) Vera
15.10.17 Cologne (DE) Live Music Hall
16.10.17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
17.10.17 Wien (AT) Arena
18.10.17 Innsbruck (AT) PMK
19.10.17 Etagnieres (CH) Croc the Rock Festival
20.10.17 Munich (DE) Keep it Low
21.10.17 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
23.10.17 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
24.10.17 Copenhagen (DK) Stengade
25.10.17 Stockholm (SE) Undergangen
26.10.17 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
27.10.17 Oslo (NO) Blå
28.10.17 Bergen (NO) Garage
30.10.17 Hannover (DE) Chez Heinz (* no Kaleidobolt)
31.10.17 Berlin (DE) Festsaal (* no Kaleidobolt)
Parker Griggs – vocals and guitar
Anthony Meier – bass
Paul Marrone – drums


Acclaimed Bristol-based four piece Firewoodisland have released their brand new single ‘Dearest Brother’, the first taste of the band’s forthcoming debut album due early 2018.
‘Dearest Brother’ is a beautiful folk-pop anthem, leading with delicate guitars before breaking into the huge sky-high choruses and souring harmonies – a sound they’ve christened ‘mountain pop’. The result is reminiscent of the likes of Fleet Foxes, Of Monsters & Men and Imagine Dragons.
Regarding the single the band says, “‘Dearest Brother’ is a song of compassion and tough love. It’s about watching friends getting hurt by bad decisions, letting them know that you’re there for them and about taking the brunt – as long as they do something to help themselves.”
The quartet, composed of multi-instrumentalists Stian Vedoy, Abi Eleri, Dylan Jones and Steve Allen, have clocked up praise from the likes of Q Magazine, Clash, The 405 and many more with the release of their 2014 debut EP lld and the following Dome EP last year. The band have also received great radio support from the likes of Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and more.
Firewoodisland are playing a three-date UK tour in support of ‘Dearest Brother’ throughout October. They will play London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on October 16th, the Exchange, Bristol on October 21st and finish at The Nest, Bath on October 28th. Tickets are available through Music Glue.
“They sound festival-sized, delivering uplifting anthems that would fit as comfortably on the radio as around the campfire” – Q
“The band’s songwriting has an assured, emotive feel” – Clash
“Sweet, wonderful, perceptive songwriting” – BBC Introducing



Swedish dark progressive metallers THE GREAT DISCORD have unveiled a new video for “Cadence”, taken from the band’s forthcoming album “The Rabbit Hole” out on 6th October 2017 via The Sign Records.
Watch the video for “Cadence” here: https://youtu.be/MllNmW5a2A0
Aksel Holmgren (drums) comments: “A song that emerged hard and fast, with a chorus that caught our attention as something special as soon as we wrote it. It signifies change and empowerment, but it comes with deceit and a hidden agenda.”
The band have also just been confirmed to play at this year’s Damnation Festival on 4th November at Leeds University Union, alongside bands such as Paradise Lost, Dying Fetus and Grave Pleasures. 
With their new record completely self produced and mixed/mastered by Aksel Holmgren (Drums), THE GREAT DISCORD show they are a force to be reckoned in the continued development of hard rock and metal. 
The album showcases an immense development from their debut album “Duende” (Metal Blade Records, 2015), making the band more accessible yet still retaining their unique sound, completed with the impeccable vocal performance of front person Fia Kempe who has also lent her talents to Ghost, providing guest vocals for two tracks on the Popestar EP.
Thematically, the album represents an alternate twist on the famous story of Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole by Lewis Carrol. It also introduces Fia’s new on-stage persona, named IRE, a sinister and dangerous being that acts as a guide throughout the songs, which is accompanied by a fully-illustrated book. 
Check out the videos previously released from the band’s forthcoming album below:
“Omen”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgODgfjR6eg
“Darkest Day”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hEDLj7nzQw
“The Red Rabbit”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls8xeXTFzas

Pre-orders for “The Rabbit Hole” are available at the below link:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vNSBeE

“The Rabbit Hole” track listing:

1. Dimman
2. Noire
3. Gadget
4. Darkest Day
5. Tell Tale Heart
6. The Red Rabbit
7. Neon Dreaming
8. Downfall
9. Cadence
10. Omen
11. Persona
About The Great Discord

There can be no light without darkness. The central theme of The Great Discord is a recognition of both sides of the coin. Centering the music around a progressive metal mind set and mixing a wide array of influences, everything from the technical masters of The Dillinger Escape Plan to the soaring choruses of Bring Me The Horizon, it makes for an intriguing listen. You recognize it, but you’ve never heard it before.

Seeing The Great Discord live is an experience. The band believes that a concert is much more than hearing music being performed. They spend a lot of time and effort on the live act, creating an atmosphere where the audial and visual elements meet and mirror each other, with vocalist Fia acting as the central persona of the emotions and nuances of the music.

Their critically acclaimed debut album “Duende” was released through Metal Blade Records in June 2015, followed by the EP ‘Echoes’ in the fall of the same year. Duende was quick to receive great reviews from both fans, zines and major metal magazines all over the world. Among other things, readers of Revolver Magazines voted “Duende” as an Album of the Week and the group has been listed as a band to watch. Since their debut, the band has been playing selected shows and festivals in Sweden, the UK and the United States. In the spring of 2017, the band joined Ghost on the Scandinavian leg of their Popestar Tour, and right after this they teamed up with their fellow swedes in Katatonia on their Fallen Hearts of UK & Ireland tour. In July they performed at Metal Days festival in Slovenia.
The Great Discord are:
Fia Kempe – Vocals
Aksel Holmgren – Drums
André Axell – Guitars
Gustav Almberg – Guitars
Rasmus Carlsson – Bass



Today, the Brooklyn trio Wilsen is excited to unveil a remix of “Told You” from their latest record ‘I Go Missing In My Sleep’, available now via Kobalt/Dalliance & Secret City Records. 

The joyful and pulsating track remixed by Chris Baio (Baio, Vampire Weekend) gives the song a whole different feel than the original, perfectly combining the upbeat backing track with the calmness of Tamsin’s vocals.  

“As fans, it was awesome to have Baio interpret ‘Told You.’ Loved hearing which parts of the arrangement he emphasized and expanded on with his stellar touch / tasteful approach”, explains Tamsin, lead singer of Wilsen.  

Click here to listen to the ‘Told You’ Baio Remix. 

Click here to listen to the original ‘Told You’.

Wilsen, fronted by Tamsin Wilson, released their mesmerizing LP debut in April. Described as “a major revelation” by NPR Music and appointed “the finest folk debut of 2017” by Uproxx, the record captures the fleeting quiet of pre-dawn New York City, brought to life by Wilson’s hushed yet powerful vocals and the intimate instrumental work of bassist Drew Arndt and guitarist Johnny Simon.    

Stream and download ‘I Go Missing In My Sleep’ on all major platforms here.    

Since the release of their debut LP, Wilsen has had a VEVO video premiere (for “Garden”), an exclusive album stream on Stereogum, praise from NPR, Vice Noisey, sessions with Nylon, WNYC Soundcheck, Echoes and more. 

Wilsen are just finishing up their debut North American headline show, which has seen them playing 35+ shows across the US in the past 6 weeks. The tour finishes Monday night in Boston.