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Right guys I’ve got exciting news, are you all sitting down? Good, Asking Alexandria are going on tour!

Yes I know I am excited too, their support acts have not yet been announced but I will keep you all posted.

Below are the dates and venues of the UK side of the tour…

Oct 23 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 24 O2 Academy Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Oct 26 The Picture House Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Oct 27 Barrowland Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 28 Ulster Hall Ireland, United Kingdom
Oct 29 Olympia Dublin, Ireland
Oct 31 Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 01 O2 Academy Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 02 Great Hall Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nov 04 O2 Academy Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 05 O2 Guildhall Southampton, United Kingdom
Nov 06 Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
Nov 07 O2 Academy Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 09 Centre Brighton, United Kingdom

For those who live outside the UK, the following link will tell you where the nearest show is and when its on so you wont miss it! http://askingalexandria.com/tour

-Words By Michele Kennedy-

Ian Watkins reveals his sexual fetish for children’s music and the Bambi soundtrack in this chilling footage, which has emerged as he faces jail for child sex offences.

The disgraced Lostprophets frontman brags about having sex to the sound of young children singing and claims tunes from the Disney kids’ film are “the best”.

The Welsh rock band were asked what music turns them on in an interview for social network Yfly at Atomic Records in Los Angeles in 2006.

“But the best one is this. The Bambi soundtrack. That’s really good. You put that on and it just turns women into chocolate.” Watkins will be sentenced tomorrow after admitting 13 sex offences, including the attempted rape of an 11-month-old baby .

According to a poll carried out on this site, many people believe that all this press coverage about Lostprophets will infact boost sales of the band’s records. This has been proven to be true.

It was recently claimed that Watkins, 36, is set to rake in £100,000 in royalties from Lostprophets music that has been broadcast since his child sex scandal came to light .

Dozens of news channels in Britain and around the world have featured Lostprophets music in reporting Watkins’ horrific crimes.And since then the bands hits such as Last Train Home have been viewed millions of times on YouTube.

 -Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years in prison following child sex abuse charges-

Lost Prophet Frontman Appears In Court

Posted: November 29, 2013 in News

Ian Watkins, the former frontman of Lost Prophets, will appear in court today to face a number of sexual offences, including raping a baby.

Watkins is to return to court over 24 alleged sexual offences, including two charges of raping a baby today (November 26). A panel of 22 potential jurors for the trial were selected at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday (November 25) where Watkins was present. A court sketch, depicting a greying Watkins, can be seen above.

Two women are also charged with sexual offences against children, which date back to 2007. It has been suggested by the judge that jurors may receive counselling after hearing the evidence.

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BBC News reports that Judge Justice Royce warned potential jurors “very graphic material” will be viewed as part of the trial. Watkins faces trial over two separate counts of baby rape as well as conspiracy to rape another child. Additional charges include one count of sexual assault, aiding and abetting sexual assault by penetration and conspiracy to sexually assault a child. Watkins also faces 17 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images and one of possessing extreme pornographic image involving an animal. Watkins denies all charges.

Watkins’ trial is due to conclude by December 20 when court finishes for Christmas. However, should the trial run over it will re-commence on January 6.

Back in August, it was reported that Watkins was on suicide watch ahead of his trial. At the first pre-trial hearing, Watkins’ lawyer, Sally O’Neill, told the court that a clinical psychologist had recommended that he be moved from Parc Prison in Bridgend to a psychiatric hospital, and that he should receive anti-psychotic medication.

Earlier this year the remaining members of Lost Prophets announced their decision to split. The Welsh band formed in Pontypridd in 1997 and released debut album ‘The fake sound of progress’ in 2000. The band’s fifth album, ‘Weapons’, was released on April 2, 2012.  Take part in the poll below and leave a comment letting us know what you think.

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I Predict A Riot!

Posted: October 22, 2013 in Gigs, Music Videos, News, Record Reviews

Temper Temper is the fourth studio album by the Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine released on February 8, 2013 in Australia, and February 11, 2013 worldwide under RCA Records. The album was once again produced by Don Gilmore, who worked on the group’s last album, 2010’s Fever, and was mixed by noted engineer Chris Lord-Alge.

Critical reception of the album has been mostly mixed to negative. Ultimate-guitar stated, “Even the brighter musical moments struggle to get off the ground. It’s a real shame.” Similarly, Dom Lawson of The Guardian awarded Temper Temper two out of five stars, feeling the album “is marred by cynicism and a lack of dirt under its nails.” BBC’s Raziq Rauf gave the album a negative review, finishing with “The Welshmen need to improve on Temper Temper come their next long-player, or they risk lasting damage to a previously untouchable reputation

New track Riot is the type of song that is guaranteed to get any crowd going. It’s catchy and up beat, defiantly mosh pit worthy. Get your air guitars ready because for me the best part is the amazing guitar solo. You just cant help but rock out to.

Bullet will be appearing in Glasgow’s Hydro in early December so make sure you get your tickets. See you all there.

-Words By Michele Kennedy-

Pop sensation Katy Perry has said that she will no longer strip off in her music videos. In an interview with Capital FM the singer says that she can ‘no longer pull it off’.

Fresh from performing live to close iTunes Festival 2013, the Teenage Dream singer revealed that she is envious of Rihanna’s body and says she wants to keep the focus on her music for new album ‘Prism‘.

“Maybe I’m just getting a little bit older and as you get older you realise, oh I don’t know if I can pull that off anymore. I mean, if I had Rihanna’s body I would wear everything that Rihanna wears because she looks fabulous in all of it.”

She explained: “But I think I want to keep the attention on my music. I really have a lot of confidence in my songs that are coming out and that’s where I need most of the focus.”

Prism’ is the upcoming fourth studio album by the American pop princess. It is scheduled to be released on October 18, 2013 by Capitol Records.

Listen here! http://ondemandpopout.musicradio.com/station/1/audio/241642

Download “Roar” and pre-order ‘Prism’ out 10.22.13 on iTunes now. Leave us a comment to let us know what you think!

Scream and Stand Up!

Posted: September 17, 2013 in Gigs, News, Polls, Upcoming Events

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Asking Alexandria has recently announced their plans to play the Family Values Festival in Bloomfield (Denver) on the 5th of October.

Asking Alexandria (AA) is the UK hard rock sensation have been branded as the new bad boys of rock n’ roll by major mainstream media across the world and it’s definitely something the band isn’t shying away from. They play hard and certainly party even harder ushering in a new era of rock decadence. My Bloody Valentine meets My Chemical Romance via some brutal hardcore metal riffage.

http://www.axs.com/events/244742/korn-tickets

Also headlining with AA at the festival is Korn, Hollywood Undead, Machine Gun Kelly and Beware Of Darkness. Tickets for this are due to go on sale this Friday, the 6th of September at 10am (MDT).

Fresh off the success of their 2013-release, fourth studio album Temper Temper, Bullet For My Valentine have announced new dates for December. Taking with them, Asking Alexandria and Young Guns, this has been speculated to be one of the most exciting and energetic rocks acts around; this will be a must-see show.

Frontman Matt Tuck explained: “It’s never something we expected that would happen. As much as we always had a dream of being in a band and doing arenas one day, ever since the ep and first full-length came out, it’s been nonstop stop since. It’s amazing, we’re very happy! It’s a very British lineup!”

Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop, also at the press conference added, “I’m very excited, it’s going to be amazing, and wild, and weird, and we’re totally gonna drink some booze. I can’t confirm or deny, but I think we may get arrested.”

Dates for the tour is:

  1. -1st December- Manchester arena
  2. -2nd December- Glasgow Hydro
  3. -3rd December- Birmingham NIA
  4. -5th December- London Wembley Arena
  5. -6th December- Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/bullet-for-my-valentine-standing-glasgow-02-12-2013/event/36004AD1AA6C7F1C

-Words By Michele Kennedy-

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