The news for Friday 19 December 2014

Less Than Jake Releasing New 7″ Single in January

A brand new Less Than Jake single, 'American Idle' will be released January 20th by Fat Wreck Chords with pre-orders available at the start of January. Vinnie Fiorello (drummer) had this to say about it: "Another limited seven inch release and this time it’s the last spare song from the See...

Chumped Release Video For ‘December Is The Longest Month’

Brooklyn-based pop-punk/emo revival band Chumped have released a video for 'December Is The Longest Month' which comes off their November release, 'Teenage Retirement'. The album is brilliant and this video is worth a watch. chumped.bandcamp.com  ...

Fat Wreck and Epitaph Discographies are now on Bandcamp

Bandcamp, if you haven't used it yet, is a music download website used by loads of small bands and artists. Now, labels can create an account for $50 per month to stick their artists' music up for DRM-free downloading. Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph have joined in and you can download The...

Struggletown Records Reissuing Matters EP from Koji ALSO tour news!

Struggletown Records are reissuing Koji's wonderful EP 'Matters'. Limited to 250 copies, Struggletown will be the first to ever release this EP on vinyl! Pressing details: /150 Solid Green /100 Transparent Blue Matters EP by Koji These records are scheduled to arrive from the...

Full Social Distortion European Tour Dates Announced

April and May sees Punk legends Social Distortion come over for a full tour. Unsurprisingly, it is based around their headline appearance at Groezrock on May 1st. The other dates are: April 17 HAMBURG Sporthalle 18 BIELEFELD Ringlokschuppen 19 BERLIN Columbiahalle 21 VIENNA Gasometer 22...

Hostage Calm announce Farewell Shows

Hostage Calm have announced 5 farewell shows in Feb/March next year. Dates are below, support is to be announced: 02.25 Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary http://ticketf.ly/1x2u8Oz 02.27 New York, NY @ Santos Party House http://tktwb.tw/1GUNXXk 02.28 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music...

Polar Announce Album Show

Guildford Hardcore five piece Polar are to perform their full length debut 'Shadowed By Vultures' are Surya in London on Feb 19th. Tickets are already on sale now at Seetickets. Others bands TBA. ...

Xibalba unveil new track ‘Invierno’

California hardcore titans Xibalba have unveiled their new track 'Invierno' over at Noisey. The track is taken from the bands forthcoming album 'Tierra Y Libertad' which is due for release January 27th via Southern Lord. You can hear the unbelievably heavy track below. ...

Have Mercy and Somos announce split 7″

Have Mercy and Somos have announced they will be releasing a split 7" in the new year. The split is due for release on February 24th via No Sleep Records, and will feature two songs by each band. Pre-orders are available now via No Sleep, and Have Mercy are streaming a cover of Jackson Browne's...

No Devotion to support Gerard Way in January

No Devotion, featuring Thursday's Geoff Rickley on vocals, have been announced as support for Gerard Way this January. In addition to their support slots they will also play two headline dates in Bristol and Reading. The full dates are: 19th January – The Fleece, Bristol 20th January - O2...

Chris Farren posts music video for ‘Like A Gift From God Or Whatever’

Chris Farren has posted a music video for 'Like A Gift From God Or Whatever'. The track is take from his recent Christmas album of the same name, and features a guest appearance by Jenny Owen Youngs. You can download 'Like A Gift From God Or Whatever' from Chris Farren's bandcamp page, and you...

Twin Atlantic announce UK dates for May 2015

Glasgow's Twin Atlantic have announced their largest headline shows to date. The band, who released their second album 'The Great Divide' this year, will play the following: May 5th - MANCHESTER, Albert Hall May 7th - LONDON, o2 Brixton Academy May 8th - BIRMINGHAM, o2 Academy May 9th -...

Letlive. Release ‘Dreamers Disease’ featuring Chris Conley

Letlive. have posted a version of 'Dreamers Disease' featuring Chris Conley of Saves The Day on guest vocals. The track is part of their 'Renditions' series which shows new takes on older tracks from the band. You can hear the track below. ...

Thursday 18 December 2014

Hevy Fest announces first lot of bands!

Hevy Fest is back in 2015 and has announced Dillinger Escape Plan are returning to headline next year! Joining them for the 2015 edition are Monuments, Vales, Grader, Up Vales, Ohhms and Collisions. There’s plenty more hardcore, punk and metal to come with over 50 bands left to be...

End of Year Day 18: The Sky We Scrape

Throughout December we at PT:HQ are bringing you end of year lists from bands, labels and promoters. We'll have a new one for you everyday so keep your eyes peeled for them! See all the lists here. The Sky We Scrape   Top 3 (err... 5) Albums: 1. David Bazan and Passenger...

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Blacklisted unveil new track ‘Deeper Kind’

Hardcore icons Blacklisted have unveiled their new track 'Deeper Kind' via Noisey. The track is taken from their forthcoming album 'When People Grow, People Go' which is released February 10th via Deathwish Inc. The track see's the band revisiting their faster hardcore style while at the same...

Converge set to headline Deathwish Fest EU tour

Deathwish Inc have announced that Converge will headline its European Deathwish Fest. They will be joined labelmates Trap Them, Harms Way, and Young and In The Way at several dates across Europe, starting at the prestigious Temples Fest in Bristol which Converge headline the first night....

Hit The Deck Festival to return in 2015

Hit The Deck Festival will return in 2015. Further details are thin on the ground, but organisers have confirmed the event's return to Bristol on the 25th April and Nottingham on the 26th. "We're under a couple of embargoes for artist announcements at the moment but as soon as those are...

End of the Year Day 17: Two Houses

Throughout December we at PT:HQ are bringing you end of year lists from bands, labels and promoters. We'll have a new one for you everyday so keep your eyes peeled for them! See all the lists here. Two Houses   Top 3 Albums: 1.Rad Payoff - The Good, The Rad and The Ugly...

Comeback Kid announce singular UK date as part of EU tour

Comeback Kid have announced an 18 date tour across Europe alongside Bane and My Iron Lung. As part of the tour, which follows Comeback Kid and Bane's appearance at Groezrock in Belgium, the three bands will be playing a special show at London's Garage on the 22nd May 2015. A full list of...

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