Employed To Serve Announce May UK Tour

Employed To Serve have announced a UK tour with Burner. Here’s the dates:

05/17 Huddersfield, UK – The Parish
05/18 Sheffield, UK – Sidney & Matilda
05/19 Norwich, UK – The Waterfront
05/20 Stoke On Trent, UK – The Sugarmill
05/21 Hull, UK – Tower
05/23 Milton Keynes, UK – The Craufurd Arms (feat. Zetra)
05/24 St. Albans, UK – The Horn (feat. Zetra)
05/26 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
05/27 Exeter, UK – Cavern

Gojira Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour With Alien Weaponry & Employed To Serve

Gojira have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour with Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

2022:

07/05 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
07/06 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinhalle 2
07/08 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
07/09 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
07/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
07/13 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/14 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/16 Copenhagen, DEN – KB Hallen
07/17 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
07/19 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box at Ice Hall
07/21 Stockholm, SWE – The Annex
07/23 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
07/25 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
07/26 Wroclaw, POL – A2
07/27 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Music Club
07/29 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
07/30 Zagreb, CRO – Dom Sportova
07/31 Milan, ITA – Carroponte

2023:

02/11 Dublin, IRE – National Stadium
02/12 Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
02/14 Newcastle, UK – City Hall
02/15 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
02/17 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/19 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
02/21 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/22 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
02/24 Bordeaux, FRA – Arkea Arena
02/25 Paris, FRA – Accor Arena
02/26 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
02/28 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier

Gojira commented:

“We cannot express how much we appreciate your continued patience and support while we worked through last month’s postponement.

Despite our best efforts to resume touring this month, the continued uncertainty in various territories has left us with no other choice but to reschedule the remaining dates of the tour as well.

In light of this unfortunate news we are pleased to share the rescheduled dates for the entire European Tour below.

All tickets for the original show dates are valid and for additional information please visit www.gojira-music.com

Employed To Serve Premiere New Song “The Mistake”

Employed To Serve have premiered a new song titled “The Mistake.” This track is from the band’s new album “Conquering,“ which will be released on September 17. Sammy Urwin commented:

“‘The Mistake‘ is about letting other people’s opinions of you seep into your subconscious and filling you with self-doubt. In life, you can’t always win over everyone. But don’t let the haters stifle your true potential and stand in between you and your goals.”

Employed To Serve Premiere “Mark Of The Grave” Music Video

Employed To Serve have premiered a new video for their latest single “Mark Of The Grave.” This track is from the band’s new album “Conquering,“ which will be released on September 17.

Justine Jones commented:

“With this video we just wanted to have fun. After months of being cooped up inside, we wanted to focus on a project that was more light-hearted. We shot the music video at Miracle Theatre in Cornwall with director Ryan Mackfall.

The theatre was kind enough to give us free reign of their studio and stage costumes. Everything was shot in front of a green screen to maximize the opportunity to have fun with the edit. We then sent over a few notes to VFX artist Nadav Rotem and assistant Jake Potter, as soon as they came back with Sammy doing a solo on a flying, flaming skull, I knew it was going to be my favorite video — it’s wild and we love it.”

Employed To Serve Premiere New Song “Mark Of The Grave”

Employed To Serve have premiered a new song titled “Mark Of The Grave.” This track is from the band’s new album “Conquering,“ which will be released on September 17. Justine Jones commented:

“This song is about people who’d rather put other people down, instead of getting on with their own lives. When writing this song we wanted to try our hand at writing a positive metal anthem for people to blast when they’re having a shitty day. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we had fun recording and writing it! Stay kind \m/”

Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2022 Resurrection Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Resurrection Fest. That event will take place on June 29 – July 3 in Galicia, Spain and it will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Sabaton, Bring Me The Horizon, Rise Against, Opeth, Bullet For My Valentine, Heaven Shall Burn, Sepultura, Jinjer, Crossfaith, Madball, Dark Funeral, Raised Fist, Amenra, Rise Of The Northstar, Bloodbath, Decapitated, Me And That Man, Lionheart, Sylosis, Knocked Loose, Toundra, Angelus Apatrida, Alien Weaponry, Caliban, Hamlet, Doyle, Vomitory, Morning Again, Moscow Death Brigade, Spiritbox, Eskimo Callboy, Neaera, Employed To Serve, Dagoba, Beyond The Black, And So I Watch You From Afar, Enforced, Planet of Zeus, Infected Rain, The Picturebooks, Belvedere, Torche, and more.

Gojira Announce 2022 European/UK Tour With Alien Weaponry & Employed To Serve

Gojira have announced a 2022 European/UK tour. Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve will open.

Tour Dates:

01/17 Helsinki, Finland – House Of Culture
01/19 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
01/20 Stockholm, Sweden – The Annex
01/22 Copenhagen, Denmark – The Grey Hall
01/24 Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
01/25 Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
01/27 Wroclaw, Poland – A2
01/28 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
01/29 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Music Club
01/31 Zagreb, Croatia – Culture Factory
02/02 Vienna, Austria – Arena
02/04 Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
02/05 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex
02/06 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
02/08 Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
02/09 Bordeaux, France – Arkea Arena
02/20 Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
02/22 Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
02/24 Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinhalle 2
02/26 Paris, France – Accor Arena
02/28 Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
03/01 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
03/04 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
03/05 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
03/06 Newcastle, UK – City Hall
03/08 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
03/10 Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
03/11 Dublin, Ireland – National Stadium
03/13 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
03/14 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena

Employed To Serve Premiere “Exist” Music Video

Employed To Serve have premiered a new video for their new song “Exist.” This track is from the band’s new album “Conquering,” which will be released on September 17.

Frontwoman Justine Jones said the following about the new song and video:

“‘Exist‘ is a song that celebrates the highs and lows of existing. For this video, I really wanted to capture the excitement of being a pre-teen and discovering the absolute joy that is music. I loved the idea of getting into someone’s head at that time and them daydreaming about being on stage with the band you love, like we did when we were that age and recently in the past year when we couldn’t play shows!

It took six months of planning due to the pandemic and because we had to source someone who could create one-off figures of each band member. We were lucky enough to come across Mattachine Society from Brooklyn, who creates awesome bootlegs. For the model stage and backline, [guitarist] Sammy [Urwin] and I channelled our inner Art Attack and made that during the winter lockdown to keep our minds from the apocalypse.

When having meetings about how to dress the set and actors, we wanted to shout out as many of our mates’ bands as possible and leave little Easter eggs for people to find with each re-watch of the video.

The most important aspect of the video for me was finding a young energetic girl to play the really stoked kid. When I was growing up, metal was a very male-dominated genre and I always felt a bit out of place. I feel that this is a different story now with so many women in bands. Working in the industry and in the crowd, it’s becoming normalized, which is really exciting.”

She also added the following about the new album:

“‘Conquering‘ is about rising above adversity and self-doubt. We’re really excited to share our latest album — I feel it’s our best work to date. We wanted to go a more metal orientated direction with this album and see how far we could push our musical capabilities.”

“Conquering” Track Listing:

01. “Universal Chokehold”
02. “Exist”
03. “Twist the Blade”
04. “Sun Up to Sun Down”
05. “The Mistake”
06. “We Don’t Need You”
07. “Set in Stone”
08. “Mark of the Grave”
09. “World Ender”
10. “Conquering”
11. “Stand Alone”

Bullet For My Valentine, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Enter Shikari, Etc. Set For Download Pilot Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the upcoming “Download Pilot” festival. The event, which will serve as a reintroduction to live music in the UK, will be held at Donington Park on June 18-20. The festival will be limited to 10,000 people and all attendees will be required to get tested for COVID-19 before entering. Here’s the daily lineups:

June 18: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Neck Deep, Sleep Token, Boston Manor, Holding Absence, Hot Milk, Malevolence, and Death Blooms.

June 19: Enter Shikari, While She Sleeps, Creeper, Stone Broken, Twin Atlantic, Yonaka, Those Damn Crows, A, Vukovi, Tigercub, Wargasm, The Hara, Bleed From Within, As Everything Unfolds, Conjurer, and Lotus Eater.

June 20: Bullet For My Valentine, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Skindred, The Wildhearts, Trash Boat, Massive Wagons, Elvana, Jamie Lenman, Lonely The Brave, Higher Power, Loathe, Chubby And The Gang, Employed To Serve, Cassyette, Saint Agnes, and Static Dress.

Megadeth, Descendents, Northlane, Etc. Added To 2021 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

June 4:

Main Stage:

KISS
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

Megadeth
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Monster Truck
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Salem
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured
Temples On Mars

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Northlane
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Descendents
Boston Manor
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Renounced
The Injester