As It Is split with guitarist Andy Westhead

In an official statement released on the As It Is Facebook page, the band have decided to part ways with guitarist Andy Westhead.

It doesn’t quite seem to have been a mutual split however, with the band playing without Westhead since August, many of their fans have been questioning his disappearance, especially with the band recently touring the UK with Neck Deep, but playing as a four piece.

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Picture: Andy Westhead Twitter page

Things began last night, with Westhead replying to a fans message on Twitter regarding to his disappearance, which he replied “I guess the others didn’t think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there” Clearly hinting to something wasn’t quite right within the band.

Well, tonight As It Is took to their Facebook page with a lengthy statement addressing the issue. Within this statement they tell that the band had agreed to part ways with Westhead as early as August this year, and that differences between Westhead and the band are the cause of the issue. It does appear that the comment on Twitter from Westhead is what caused the band to finally act and inform their fans of the situation.

The full statement can be read below:

They do go on to tell that the band will carry on as a four-piece indefinitely and will carry on to play currently booked As It Is shows.

Let us know your thoughts below:

Frank Turner releases details of Lost Evenings

Details for Frank Turner’s long awaited Lost Evenings 2 event to take place in May 2018 have been revealed.

Each night of the four-day festival is set to a theme: May 11th is called New & Old with Frank Turner and his band the Sleeping Souls headlining. May 12 is Love, Ire & Song which will mark the 10th anniversary of  the album. May 13th’s theme is Sensible Sundays, with just a solo performance from Frank himself and the last day of the festival May 14th’s theme is Greatest Hits which will be an Xtra Mile Recordings label night.

Tickets are set to go on sale for Lost Evenings 2 this Friday.

Thirty Seconds to Mars returning with European tour

This arena tour looks massive!

Thirty Seconds to Mars have just announced a huge European arena tour spanning 29 dates across Europe, five of which will be in the UK between March 23rd to the 29th.

This comes off the back of releasing the first single ‘Walk on Water’ which will be on their latest coming album which is due to be released imminently.

Thirty Seconds to Mars will be playing these upcoming dates:

March

11: Cologne Lanxess Arena
12: Basel St. Jakobshalle
14: Paris Accorhotels Arena
16: Rome Palalottomatica
17: Bologna Unipol Arena
18: Munich Olympiahalle
20: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
21: Antwerp Lotto Arena
23: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
24: Manchester Arena
25: Glasgow SSE Hydro
27: London O2 Arena
29: Birmingham Arena

April

10: Lisbon TBC
12: Madrid Wizink Center
13: Barcelona Sant Jordi Club
14: Bilbao Sala Cubec!
17: Vienna Stadhalle
18: Lodz Atlas Arena
19: Prague Tipsport Arena
21: Copenhagen TAP 1
22: Stockholm Annexet
23: Oslo Spektrum
25: Helsinki Ice Hall
27: St Petersberg SKK Arena
28: Moscow Olimpiyskiy
30: Kiev Sports Palace

May

02: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
03: Berlin Merceds Benz Arena

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Listen to Walk on Water here:

Let us know if you’ll be getting tickets to their shows below:

Bands re-issue albums in limited edition pink for charity

Rock record collectors, this will be definitely something you will be interested in!

Running for the fourth year now, ten bands will be re-issuing their albums as a limited edition pink vinyl, with all proceeds going towards sponsoring Gilda’s Club NYC.

This will include Metallica’s latest release Hardwired to Self Destruct, Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand and Four Year Strong’s ten year anniversary release of Rise or Die Trying.

You can find all of the albums up for this special limited re-issue up for pre-order on Banquet Records website

LISTEN – Liam Gallagher’s ‘As You Were’ Out Now

The former Oasis front man’s long awaited solo album is finally released and out now! It has felt like a decade since ‘Wall of Glass’ has been released to the world; which I personally would describe is how Oasis would sound now if they were still together; but at long last his first solo effort has finally been released.

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Gallagher has recently appeared on Radio X on the Chris Moyles show and they went through the album track by track with Liam describing each song and a few he did go out to say a couple of tracks had an ‘Oasis feel’ so it is sure to appeal to the die hard Oasis fan as well as newcomers up for a bit of rock and roll

Listen to the album below:

Let us know what you think of Liam Gallagher’s first solo effort below –

Weezer release new song ‘Weekend Woman’

Straight from their upcoming album, Pacific Daydreams, Weezer are back and it sounds as light hearted, with a summery sound that almost makes you forget that we are now ankle deep in Autumn.

Karl Koch, the unofficial fifth member of the band, took to their Facebook account saying that the track “takes him back to the old days of the band” and that the “Massive harmonies and sad melodies are what makes Weezer…Weezer”

Check it out for yourself below:

Metallica opening pop-up shop

Just as Metallica are about to embark on their UK headline tour the quartet have announced a pop-up shop opening in Shoreditch.

The shop will be open from October 18 – 23 between 12pm – 8pm, except the 23 where it will be open from 12pm – 6pm, and will be located in Shoreditch, in the East End Of London.

If you fancy getting some merch ahead of the London O2 Arena shows then it would be the perfect opportunity

Metallica will be playing the following shows in the UK at the following dates:

October

22 London O2 Arena
24 London O2 Arena
26 Glasgow SSE Hydro
28 Manchester Arena
30 Birmingham Genting Arena

 

Arcane Roots cancel UK shows

Due to illness and unexpected/severe travel issues, Arcane Roots have been forced to cancel two of their upcoming UK shows.

The band posted the following on their Facebook page:

“Due to serious band illness and unexpected/severe travel issues we’ve been forced to postpone our London 5th October and Wolverhampton 6th October UK tour dates. We don’t do this lightly at all and apologise profusely to anyone that has made plans to see us. We want to be 100% sure we can put on a show that you’ll love and that we’ll be proud of. 
London will now be on the 2nd November at The Scala and Wolverhampton on the 8th November at The Slade Rooms, all tickets will still be valid.”

 

Check out the rescheduled dates below

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