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New Video for CKY’s Single ‘Replaceable’

CKY have debuted their brand new video ‘Replaceable’ taken from their new album The Phoenix.

First premiered on Loudwire, you can listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/8BJcJalxEdo


Produced/Directed by JOFFco, ‘Replaceable’ is the second music video from the band’s LP The Phoenix.

“The video for ‘Replaceable’ captures just how ridiculous the whole process of making a music video is,” says the band. “And how bands have so many bad ideas pitched to them so we figured we put a bunch of them into one video. It’s a comical look about our hunt to find an average director to shoot a decent music video and the struggle that ensued. Enjoy!”

The Phoenix was released on 16th June 2017 via eOne / SPV and is the first release from CKYsince they put out Carver City in 2009. The album was engineered and mixed at Rancho De La Luna, the highly regarded recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

CKY are currently playing the entirety of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour and is the band’s first time retuning to Warped Tour since 2000. Before that, CKY finished a highly successful thirteen show run of the UK, most of which were sold out.

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The JOURNEYS ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARDS, FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY Makes Triumphant Return to Cleveland for its Fourth Year

#APMAs Trends Worldwide on Twitter and Facebook for Fourth Consecutive Year, Reaching #1 Overall on Twitter and #1 Overall Broadcast on Twitch.


CLEVELAND, OH – The 2017 Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards Fueled By Monster celebrated its fourth year with a stellar lineup of presenters, an array of spirited performances and the evidence that rock music in all its myriad sounds and subcultures remains as vibrant as ever. This year’s APMAs took place last night (July 17, 2017) in the venerable KeyBank State Theatre, located in Cleveland’s renowned theater district, where a capacity crowd immersed themselves in a genuine award show setting, with the venue’s magnificent features further heightening the excitement of the evening. In addition to the joy felt by those experiencing the show in the intimate setting of the State, the excitement went international via a worldwide broadcast via Amazon Music and Twitch.

Hosted by Black Veil Brides and Andy Black frontman Andy BiersackAPMAs v.4 was a feast for the eyes and ears of those tuning in. Starting with a high-spirited version of “Good Time” by All Time Low (whose wisecracking guitarists Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat emceed the show’s two previous years), the event went straight vertical from there, powered by an array of inspired performances. This year’s selection of once-in-a-lifetime collaborations were Japanese rock ambassadors ONE OK ROCK teaming up with Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann on”I Was King”; New Years Day-led by AP‘s sultry red carpet co-host Ash Costello-showed that sisters were doing it for themselves with some help from Halestormfrontwoman Lzzy Hale on a cover of “Only Happy When It Rains” by alt-rock icons Garbage. Fearless Records’ Punk Goes… series came to life when Grayscale performed a cover of Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”) before enlisting State Champs’ Derek DiScanio to rock out Sean Mendez’ “Stitches.” Plain White T’s performed a dialed-down acoustic version of their 2005 hit “Hey There, Delilah,” while metal mavericks Nothing More also left their amps off for a compelling three-song set that included “Go To War,” “This Is The First Time (Ballast),” and a compelling version of Skrillex’s “First Of The Year.” Things heated up once again when The Pretty Reckless threw some fire with “Hangman”; Pierce The Veil delivered a rousing performance of “Circles,” as well as a stirring cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”; brooding rockers Starset captivated the crowd with “Satellite”; and Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness visited “Cecilia And The Satellite” and other moments in his career from his days in Something Corporate (“I Woke Up In A Car”) and Jack’s Mannequin (“Dark Blue”). Wiseguy savants Waterparks essentially wrote pop-punk’s next chapter with “Stupid For You,” Dance Gavin Dance revved up the crowd with “Betrayed By The Game,” while Sleeping With Sirens enlisted a youth choir to perform “Legends,” the first single from their impending album.”

The APMAs keeps to the beat of culture, which is why the event featured a powerful “drum explosion” from three of music’s finest drummers: Adrian Young of DREAMCAR and No DoubtSum 41‘s Frank Zummo and very special guest Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots. The trio brought the house down with a dazzling display of impeccable musicianship and show-biz flash. Not to be outdone though, show host Biersack and his wife Juliet Simms delivered a heartrending performance of international superstar Adele’s “When We Were Young.” While rock and punk were the order of the night, the APMAs repped the city’s hip-hop cred in a big way, with a tough performance from old-school avatars Bone Thugs (“1st Of Tha Month,” “Crossroads,” “Coming Home”) and electrifying next-gen prime mover Machine Gun Kelly (“Gunner,” “Let You Go”).

This year’s set of honorary APMAs “Skullys” included the introduction of the new Influencer award, which was given to musical polymath John Feldmann for his multi-faceted and highly storied career working with artists across all genres. Icon Award recipient Laura Jane Graceof Against Me! was recognized for her advocacy in the transgender community, promoting awareness and cultural understanding. After receiving this year’s honorary Icon award from PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn and Mina Caputo of NYC metal unit Life Of Agony, Grace took the stage with Against Me! for some life-affirming versions of “I Was A Teenage Anarchist” and an amazing medley including “Delicate, Petite And All The Things I’ll Never Be,” the Supremes’ 1964 hit “Where Did Our Love Go,” and “True Trans Soul Rebel” – two of which featured passionate, crowd-stirring duets with Caputo.


Nü-metal progenitors Korn were given the Vanguard award for their significant influence in the realm of heavy music. This year’s Philanthropic Grant award sponsored by Hopeless/Sub City was given to Cassie Wilson, the founder of Half Access, whose organization (halfaccess.org) supplies information regarding various music venues’ ability to accommodate disabled patrons. Wilson was brought to the stage by Dan Campbell, frontman for strident pop-punk outfit, The Wonder Years.
Music fans may view encore presentations of the show via Amazon for a limited window of 72 hours. Go to music.amazon.com/apmas to watch the entire show before 7 p.m. ET, July 20.
For recaps and other show information, visit www.altpress.com/apmas.
See below for the full list of all the APMAs 2017 award winners:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR presented by Monster Energy: PANIC! AT THE DISCO
ALBUM OF THE YEAR presented by JourneysMisadventures, PIERCE THE VEIL
SONG OF THE YEAR presented by Epitaph RecordsANDY BLACK, “We Don’t Have To Dance”
BEST MUSIC VIDEO presented by JourneysSTATE CHAMPS, “Losing Myself”
BEST GUITARIST presented by PRS GuitarsJordan Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIE
BEST DRUMMER presented by Guitar Center, Remo and SJC Drums: Frank Zummo, SUM 41
BEST LIVE BAND presented by Eleven Seven MusicFALLING IN REVERSE
BEST HARD ROCK BAND presented by Metal Blade Records and Blacklight Media: THE PRETTY RECKLESS
PHILANTHROPIC GRANT presented by Sub City/Hopeless Records: Cassie Wilson of Half Access, presented by Dan Campbell of the Wonder Years.
Alternative Press acknowledges the awesome city of Cleveland for its support of its fourth annual award show. We are grateful for the immeasurable kindness and support from all the local companies, city organizations and music fans who attended. AP is proud to call Cleveland home, and it is committed to strengthening the city’s reputation as the rock capitol of the world.
The APMAs is produced by Mike Shea, Joe Scarpelli, Allyson Vecchione and Amber Funk.


Technical Post Hardcore “Faces Of Eve” Announce Debut Album

Talented youngsters FACES OF EVE are delighted to announce their debut self-titled LP, due August 25.

To coincide with the announcement, the band have streamed their new single ‘Dreamcatcher’. First premiered via Punktastic, you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TQdcZZ3H_c


FACES OF EVE are a band who stand above their peers in the British progressive metal scene. Melding elements of technical post-hardcore, metalcore, and tech metal, the young band are back with their Faces of Eve LP.

Reminiscent of Exit TenEmarosa, and Coheed and CambriaFACES OF EVE are led by Benjamin Black’s expressive clean vocals, and backed by the band’s wickedly tight and furiously frenetic rhythm section. Unafraid at times to demonstrate a more pop and soulful sound, the band have a full-range of emotion on display on this fine debut.

Recorded with Timfy from Hacktivist, the band are certainly not slacking. A co-headline run with Lincoln tech-metallers Borders completed in the Spring; FACES OF EVE then went on to a short headline run at the end of June, along with a show supporting Drewsif Stalin in London. A further headline tour is pending for late summer.

A band who’ve previously played alongside Holding AbsenceNapoleonCrazy TownMartyr DefiledSlaughter To Prevail and more, FACES OF EVE could well be a band to watch in future.

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Fort Fest Cancelled!? 

It is with great regret that the organisers of Fort Fest have had to cancel the 2017 event. 

Despite the strong line up featuring Pulled Apart By HorsesRolo TomassiToploaderFort Hope,Normandie and many more, the three-day festival as Scald End Farm in Bedfordshire will not be taking place on 4-6 August due to low ticket sales.

Jon Hewitt said on behalf of organisers The Fort Records: “We are deeply saddened that we have had to cancel Fort Fest. After a very promising start last year, ticket sales have been extremely disappointing and there was no prospect of us being able to deliver the festival that we had planned or that everyone involved deserves. We would like to apologise to everyone who has bought tickets and to the bands and traders that supported Fort Fest.  Full refunds will, of course, be forthcoming this week.”

All ticket holders will be refunded with the next seven days.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Tour Postponement 

Due to employee strikes at New York’s John Foster Kennedy Airport, American Rock outfit Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have announced that their UK tour with Veridian has been postponed until December. 
Keep an eye out here for when those dates are announced. If you still fancy seeing Veridian, you can still see them this summer at the dates below. 

21.07 Reading, The Dome (BBC Introducing)
23.07 Gloucester, Amplified Festival
05.08 Newbury, Corn Exchange 
06.08 Bedford, Fort Fest 

14.08 Southampton, Joiners (w/ Rory Indiana)
15.08 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (w/ Rory Indiana)
16.08 Leicester, The Shed (w/ Rory Indiana) 
17.08 Birmingham, Subside (w/ Rory Indiana)
18.08 Edinburgh, Opium (w/ Rory Indiana)
19.08 Cheltenham, Summerfest (w/ Rory Indiana)
20.08 Bridgwater, Cobblestones (w/ Rory Indiana)
21.08 London, Thousand Island (formerly Upstairs @ The Garage) (w/ Rory Indiana)

01.10 Manchester, Deadbolt Festival 
14.10 Plymouth, Turbulence Festival

They also have a brand new video out for their new single “Ink” which you can also check out below.