New Papa Roach album produced by fans of their ‘Infest’ sound

The Californian rock legends Papa Roach have announced their latest album “Crooked Teeth” will be released on May 19th and has been produced by Nicholas “RAS” Furlong and Colin Brittain who have come to the project with a mix of a fresh, yet nostalgic approach as first time producers and long time Papa Roach fans.

Jacoby Shaddix said The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire” and it seems that the love for Papa Roach’s early sound is something that the producers clearly wanted to bring to their bands 9th studio album as Furlong states “The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process, and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach.

The new album is said to feature some classic Shaddix rapping and vocalist has teased that those who have wanted to hear his rapping again will be pleased at some of the viciousness on this record.

Papa Roach have already given us a taste of their new album with two new songs including “Help” which was released earlier this month on streaming services debuting as #1 Most Added at Active Rock and is currently #6 with 4 million streams.  The band also released the title track “Crooked Teeth” at the end of 2016, which features a more old-school Papa Roach sound.

Check out our video interviewing Papa Roach fans about “Infest” on our show the Queue & A outside one of their shows in London.



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VIDEO: Alien Ant Farm Interview w/Rebellious Noise

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Reunions, Finales and Debuts all set for Slam Dunk 2017 with latest line up

If you thought the reasons to not miss Slam Dunk Festival 2017 weren’t already piling up then pay attention because it’s about to sway further in that direction. The Slam Dunk crew have announced that joining the already special line up of anniversary performances from Enter Shikari and debut Slam Dunk performances from Bowling For Soup are Essex rockers We Are The Ocean who have played the most Slam Dunk stages in history and will be playing them once more as some of their final ever shows, Deaf Havana have also been added to this years line up and will see their return to the Slam Dunk events for the first time in 4 years.

Frank Iero and the Patience will be performing this year alongside fellow debut ‘Slam Dunkers’  Arizona boys The Maine, Metalcore legends Stray From The Path and US Indie rockers Sorority Noise to really give a fresh mix up to this years extensive and board line up. These announcements come after the organisers recently let festival goers know that Zebrahead will be making their 4th appearance at Slam Dunk, this time on the Fireball UK stage and the huge news that emo legends Madina Lake will be returning to the UK for a reunion tour that includes all three Slam Dunk dates.

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 will take place throughout May starting with the 27th in Birmingham at the NEC, 28th in Leeds at the First Direct Arena, and 29th in Hatfield at The Forum.

Tickets are on sale right now and are available here, be quick though because we can’t see them staying that way for long after these recent line up announcements.

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REVIEW: Doyle + Generation Graveyard + The Dead XIII – The Underworld, London (06/02/17)

This was a show I had been looking forward to since it was announced. Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein finally touring the UK. I always wanted to see Misfits live but due to them breaking up before I was old enough, missed out. Worth the wait.

First up were openers The Dead XIII. Coming onstage with full make up on each member, I thought I was about to witness a black metal band but when they started playing opener “Frost Bite”, I found myself happily nodding along to a great mixture of electro/metal. Energetic onstage, they got the growing crowd going and shouting along (whether we knew the words or not). Personal favourite was the track “XIII”. Definitely worth checking out again. Their album “Catacombs” is available now.

Next, Generation Graveyard. Briefly battling technical issues, they came out strong. Their politically charged death punk is like a swift punch to the face compared to a lot of music out there. Really getting the crowd moving and singing along they put on a fantastic, energetic set. The intensity and energy they brought to the stage was eagerly reciprocated by an ever-growing crowd as they blasted through each song from the set, never slowing the aural assault. Fantastic set from a great bunch of guys. Their EP “Lonewolves” is available now.

20170206_212914 (2)Finally, the band we’d all been waiting for. From the opening howl of “Abominator” to the close of “Hope Hell Is Warm”, this band was on fire. A full hour set filled with tracks from their current album, interlaced with classic Misfits tracks. Doyle looked monstrous, stomping the stage in full beast mode and beating the hell of his signature guitar, not missing a beat. Match that with the extremely energetic and impressive vocals of AlexWolfman Story, you have an impressive combination.

A set that just couldn’t disappoint, they tore through each song with force and a quick intro in the form of the words “This is a love song, you can dance to it if you’re so inclined” from the Wolfman.

I was completely blown away by the performance and can’t wait till they come back. Personal favourites were “Valley Of Shadows” and “Drawing Down The Moon”. The Album “Abominator” is out now.


 

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REVIEW: Brutai & Wearing Scars – The Underworld, London (22/01/17)

On a freezing cold Sunday in Camden, the big story is the return of Howard Jones with Devil You Know. Sadly I had the misfortune to miss them but they brought some amazing openers with them that were worth the ticket price alone.

First up, with an  early opening set, were the hometown boys in Brutai. A surprisingly decent turnout for a young up and coming band. From the first chords of opening track “Of Ashes”, you could tell that these guys are definitely one to keep your eye on. To say they were tight is an understatement.

All the instruments come together in near perfect synchronicity and the dual vocal assault from singer Felix Lawrie and keyboardist Alex Lorimer add extra layers of melody and brutality to each song. My personal highlight has to have been the penultimate track ” Deep”.

If you know the band then this is most likely the song that stands out. Equal parts melody and crushing heaviness, strong vocals that you couldn’t help but sing along with, they had the crowd enraptured. Definitely a strong up and coming British band to keep your eye on. Their full album “Born” is available through Transcend Music.

Now on to a band that I have had my eye on for a while, Wearing Scars. You cannot fault the pedigree of this band, made up of former members of Sacred Mother Tongue and Mutiny Within.  Taking to the stage to near full crowd, they break into opener “Become Numb”.

It’s obvious from the start that the crowd is in for something special. The guitar work of the legend that is Andy James is wonder to behold. Note perfect for every song with solos that would melt even the stoniest of faces. Couple this with the astounding voice and presence of vocalist Chris Clancy and you get some of the most melodic sing along anthems going. Finish that off with the incomparable rhythm section of bassist Craig Dawes and drummer Lee Newell, you have the total package.

They blazed through a strong set, the crowd singing along with every word. My personal highlights were ” Stand Alone” and the closer “Butterfly”. If you get a chance to see this phenomenal band I suggest you do as I don’t see them playing smaller venues for much longer.

Wearing Scars album “A Thousand Words” is available now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As mentioned previously, Wearing Scars features former members of Sacred Mother Tongue, Check out this archive Rebellious Noise interview from 2013 with the some of the guys in their former band

 

REVIEW: Avenged Sevenfold – The O2 Arena, London, (21/01/17)

BEST GIG EVER! That is the only way I can describe how incredible Avenged Sevenfold  were. Absolutely flawless from the first note of The Stage to the final note of Unholy Confessions. They spanned all 17 years as a band as they played hits from all of their albums, Sounding The Seventh Trumpet, Waking The Fallen, City of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare, Hail To The King and The Stage. They took the entire crowd, of 17,000 strong on a visual journey with their new CGI graphics, and in the form of a floating cube above the stage. New drummer Brooks Wackerman was that good, you would have thought The Rev was sitting back behind the kit.

The night started with me being ill in bed, and dragging myself up and out of the house unfortunately we missed InFlames but I hear they were great! We arrived in time to catch the last 30 minutes of Disturbed who were absolutely incredible! David Draiman had the audience in the palm of his hand, and his near perfect vocals sounded absolutely beautiful, Damn, that man can sing! The audience went nuts for Stricken and then for their final hit  Down With The Sickness. I would definitely go back to seeing them again.

Then come the band the entire crowd waited for. Avenged Sevenfold, a band I’ve been lucky enough to see now on three occasions. I think this may have been the best of the lot though. An incredible performance, from an incredible band. They are quickly showing why they are going to be one of those bands who stand the test of time, I, for one, hope this band stick around for a very long time, and don’t think it will be long before they’re playing Stadium shows.

Thank you A7X  for an amazing night, M Shadows, Johnny Christ, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance and Brooks Wackerman you all did Jimmy proud tonight!

Until next time!

New Year, New Me…New Playlist

What is up rebels, it’s Jax here… I know shock horror right, in this my first piece I’ll be writing to you all for Rebellious Noise.

I’m guessing we have some avid gym fans and maybe some New Years resolution newcomers on here so I’ve decided to come up with a playlist of songs that I feel you might need when gracing those exercise bikes with your sweaty cracks!

If you are looking for some decent quality and reasonably priced earphones to bang this playlist out with then don’t forget to check out this Rebellious Noise article here.

I’ll be hitting you up with three songs for pre, during and post workout.


Pre Workout

Right, we’ve made the decision to head to the gym, but what do we listen to when we’re getting started to get that blood pumping?! Kicking us off

The Prodigy – “Invaders must die”

You feel it… the dirty Sub Bass pumping into your ears gracefully given to you by the British Techno/Rock/Drum and bass godfathers that are The Prodigy. Pounding Drums with the simple yet ever so aggressive Guitar, add in some super auto tuned Vocals and Synths of pure filth…and just like that we are off the ground and running.

Avenged Sevenfold – “Scream”

Shock horror anAvenged song from an “Avenged” fan, but this is my list, so just trust me on it because it will help! The second you hear that ear splitting scream it’s on, chromatic scales, naughty deep bass and The Rev on Drums….follow that up with the lyrics the band themselves class as a strip club anthem and we’re still going, we’re long out the door and on route to the iron paradise.

Lamb Of God – “Laid To Rest”

Pretty self explanatory…. IT’S LAMB OF F**KING GOD!!!

 

 


In The Gym

Time to lift things and put them down repeatedly here be a few to get you through.

Die Antwoord – “Pitbull Terrier”

Ahh Die Antwoord you extremely odd characters, don’t ever change because whatever it is you have… it works. HARD. As usual the crazy duo keep it pumping and catchy. Easily one to bang the reps or minutes out to.

Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”

Love them or hate them, The Gorillaz can make some proper ‘feel good’ songs and none more so than this Brit Pop/Hip-Hop mash up using the fabled four chords known for catchy tunes but infusing them with the Old School Rap vibe of De La Soul and I dare you not to hum the Bassline afterwards!

DMC feat. Wayne Static – “Noise Revolution”

DMC firing out lyrics like a machine while Mr. Static brings it to life with his oh so very unique vocal style. This one will get your head bobbing and brain thinking as the lyrics alone make this amazing but the crashing Guitars and Drums make it that oh so much sweeter.


Post Workout

Congratulations you made it!! Can you feel dem GAINZZ. Damn, look at you… Arnie would quake in the shadow that you cause!

Childish Gambino – “3005”

What?.. Doesn’t everyone get their rap name from from a Wu-Tang name generator?! No? just Donald then, this song will lift even the most worn out souls, it’s thumping and has just the right amount of “ughhh in yo face” Rap from the Rapper/Actor/Stand up Comedian….aaand the voice of Miles Morales….ya know the black Spider-Man….some people have all the luck!

Lamb Of God – “Walk With Me In Hell”

As you have made it through hell once more chiseling away at your ‘Adonis’ like body. You can now feel the pound of victory….as I said before IT’S LAMB OF F*CKING GOD!

 

Queen – “We Are The Champions”

‘Nuff said really

 


So there it is guys and girls some songs to throw into your mix at the Gym! Remember it’s all in good fun, I’ll catch you all soon.

Jax

 

 

 

Guns N’ Roses to play London Stadium at the Olympic Park

You know where you are? Well, hopefully in a few months time you will be at the London Stadium because Guns N’ Roses have finally announced a London date on their “Not In This Lifetime” Tour. The show will mark the first UK performance with Axl and Slash together for over twenty years.

The band reunited with former guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan in 2015 after one of the most notable break ups in rock history and created a reunion that most fans never thought they would ever witness.

The Tour will see the band visit a number of US States and European countries starting in Dublin, Ireland on May 27th and finishing up in San Antonio, Texas on September 8th. But the date that we are most interesting in is at London’s former Olympic Stadium on June 17th. Tickets for the momentous concert will go on general sale this Friday at 10am and you can find them here.gnrtour2017


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Bowling for Soup, Don Broco, Reel Big Fish and more announced for Slam Dunk Festival

The team behind Slam Dunk Festival seem to be pulling out all the stops with some big names being added to the line up thick and fast. After already confirming that Enter Shikari will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘Take to the Skies‘ at this years multi venue event, the festival have now announced that legendary pop punk icons Bowling for Soup have been added to the bill for the first time in Slam Dunk history.

But it doesn’t stop there as organisers have also confirmed Don Broco with their only UK Festival appearance of the year whilst Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish will be back on a Slam Dunk stage for the first time in 6 years. Cute Is What We Aim For and We The Kings are also part of this first wave of announcements.

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 will be a big one and is looking like it may even get bigger with future announcements expected in the new year. The festival will take place throughout May starting with the 27th in Birmingham at the NEC, 28th in Leeds at the First Direct Arena, and 29th in Hatfield at The Forum.

Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 11th November here.

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Ian Watkins’ twitter account is being used to promote new music

The former frontman of Lostprophets convicted for a string of serious child sex offences is currently serving a 29 year sentence, plus 6 years on license. The singers verified Twitter account however has recently shown activity that hints at new music from L’Amour La Morguem, which was the DJ side project that Ian Watkins began in 2009, three years before his arrest.

The first posts were Soundcloud “favourites” that tend to automatically update on social media outlets if a user has the option selected, but the latest tweet is the one that seems like a genuine attempt at promotion for new music as it is a “hype” styled 7 second audio clip with the caption “2017 2017 2017” in the tracks description.

It is currently unknown wether or not this is Ian Watkins using the website himself or if somebody is using it on his behalf or if somebody has simply just hacked his account, but the most recent post suggests that Ian Watkins’ side project will be releasing music in 2017.