EspyRock quick fire news including AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Chimaira, Trash Talk, Incubus and more

Want a lot of news but not want to read loads of separate posts or full press releases information? Here is around 23 news stories to keep you tied over the day.

  • Orange Goblin announce they will enter the studio in August to record their as of yet untitled seventh studio album.
  • Queensryche have revealed the artwork for Dedicated To Chaos which will be released 27th June:

Queensryche Dedicated To Chaos Artwork

Someone once told me, as you get older life gets more complicated, and while I always knew that to be true, I don’t think I ever really got the full brunt of that statement. There are the obvious things like love, money, taking on the duties of your parents to make sure you don’t stink or look like a pile of trash before you leave the house, but those are just more responsibilities. The true nature of that statement never rang with me until right now. Having gone through one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to. The emotional rollercoaster FYS has gone through in this past week will have a lasting effect on us. Having to even write this to you now, finding the right words, it feels impossible.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce, that our keyboard player, Josh Lyford and Four Year Strong are parting ways. It was one of the most difficult things we’ve ever had to deal with, but we believe it will be best for everyone.

Josh will continue on with his band Foxfires and focus more on his writing. Four Year Strong will continue on, focusing on upcoming tours and new record. Alan, Joe, Jake, Josh and myself still remain great friends. This isn’t the type of split where we all hate each other and there’s all this drama. We wish Josh all the luck and success in the world, he’s an extremely talented writer and we can’t wait to read what he writes next. Josh was special at what he did; he wasn’t just a keyboard player. There’s no way to replace what he did on stage or off. So we are not going to try. We are going to continue on as a four piece.

We would like to thank all of our fans in advance for your support, for all of us. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on this upcoming tour that starts in a few days, please come out and say hello.
– Dan, Alan, Joe, Jake and Josh.

Middlesbrough Centre Square – June 5
Glasgow King Tuts – June 6
Manchester Moho – June 7
Bournemouth Ibar – June 8
Leeds The Well – June 13
London Camp – June 14
Newport Le Pub – June 15

  • Spineshank title new album ‘Anger Denial Acceptance’.
  • Art Of Dying release behind the scenes of Die Trying:

6/24/2011 Sonisphere Basel, CH
6/25/2011 SAP Arena Mannheim, DE
6/27/2011 Koenig-Pilsener Arena Oberhausen, Germany
6/28/2011 Tollwood Festival Munich, DE
07/01/2011 Main Square Festival,La Citadelle Arras, FR
07/02/2011 Reload Festival Sullingen, DE
07/04/2011 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DEU
07/08/2011 Les Ardentes Festival Liege, BEL
07/10/2011 Sonisphere Knebworth, GB
07/12/2011 Villa Manin Codroipo, IT

Bradford St. Georges Hall – November 2
Wolverhampton Civic Hall – November 3
Hanley Victoria Hall – November 5
Cambridge Corn Exchange – November 6
Bristol Colston Hall – November 8
Norwich UEA – November 11
London HMV Hammersmith Apollo – November 12
O2 Academy Newcastle – November 14
O2 Academy Glasgow – November 15
Nottingham Royal Centre – November 17
O2 Apollo Manchester – November 18

  • Jonny Craig sacked from Emarosa after many troubled months for the vocalist:

“As of today, Jonny Craig is no longer a member of Emarosa. This decision has been a hard one to make, but we feel it is in the best interest for the band going forward.”

  • Gallows announce UK dates for July:

6th – Bournemouth I-Bar
7th – Folkestone Quarterhouse
8th – Southend Chinnery’s
10th – Swansea Sin City
11th – Gloucester Guildhall

Dear friends,

We would like to express our love and appreciation for all that you’ve done for us and how much a part of our growth you have been. We have all mutually decided that this summer will be our last tour. We love each other and love you all and hope to see you at the shows.

Much love & respect,
Rx Bandits

  • Hourcast release video for ‘Attraction’:


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