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Behind the scenes: Siamese

Behind the scenes: Siamese

Pictures by Philip B. Hansen. More to be found at philipbh.com Just a about a week before their release party, Siamese lead singer Mirza Radonjica wrote me on facebook and asked if Rockfreaks.net would be open to maybe show a bit of an inside story about the day. Feeling old enough to actually make no-hangover arrangements on a Saturday mid-day, I accepted. So, Saturday at one o'clock I showed up at Mirza’s place, expecting the boys to be hungover, and when there is no one answering the doorbell my prejudiced mind flies to the pres...

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Sticky Title Fight schedule Danish date

Posted by PP on 19/01/15

We're proud to announce we've booked Title Fight for a show in Copenhagen on May 16th with Milk Teeth supporting. Another high profile support band will be announced in the coming weeks.

Title Fight last released "Floral Green" in 2012, which was one of the most critically acclaimed albums that year. They are currently gearing up to the release of new album "Hyperview" on February 3rd.

Tickets are 125 DKK presale, 150 DKK at doors, on sale from 10am Friday.

More info over at Facebook event

Agusa and more to play Stengade

Posted by BV on 28/01/15

In just over a week from now, on February 5th, Stengade will go fully psychedelic for the duration of an evening by inviting three bands from the burgeoning psych scenes to perform.

The lineup of the night will consist of the bands

Agusa, Magic Jove and The Mind Flowers. Entrance fee for the night will be 50DKK in presale and 60DKK in the door.

More info on the event can be found here.

All That Remains and more added to Download 2015

Posted by LH on 28/01/15

Download Festival has added 23 bands to their 2015 line up, Including:

Ace Frehley US

All That Remains US

Andrew W.K. US

Bombus SWE

Black Star Riders US

Blood Youth UK

Chelsea Grin US

Creeper UK

Defeater US

Evil Scarecrow UK

Fearless Vampire Killers UK

Gnarwolves UK

Hell Yeah US

In Flames SWE

King 810 US


Stray From The Path US

Testament US

Thunder UK

We Are Harlot US

The Ghost Inside US

Tremonti US

The festival takes place at Donnington Park, UK on June 12th-14th with headliners Slipknot, Muse & KISS.

Harm's Way announce Copenhagen show

Posted by AP on 28/01/15

Harm's Way have announced a concert at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on the 12th of June. Support will be provided by The Southern Oracle, as well as local bands Halshug, No Fealty and Czar.

Tickets are available via Billetlugen.dk for 140 DKK (+ fees).

For the official Facebook event, click here.

Harm's Way will release their new album "Rust" via Deathwish Inc. on the 10th of March.

New Drenge song "We Can Do What We Want" online

Posted by TL on 28/01/15

British garage-rock duo Drenge has a new song out called "We Can Do What We Want" which can be heard here:

The song comes from the band's upcoming sophomore album "Undertow" which is due for release on April 6th.

One OK Rock puts video up for "Cry Out"

Posted by TL on 28/01/15

Japanese rock stars One OK Rock have put a new video up for their song "Cry Out" which can be seen here:

The song comes off the band's upcoming seventh album "35xxxv" which comes out on February 11th.

Skiba only in Blink for one show + DeLonge's perspective elaborated

Posted by TL on 28/01/15

Bassist/singer Mark Hoppus has given another interview, this one to altpress.com, explaining that Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba is only scheduled to play with Blink-182 at the upcoming Musink Festival and that nothing further is set in stone. He also explains the deleted tweet from Tom DeLonge, which mentioned previous discussions to have Blink's drummer Travis Barker replaced:

We got back from tour and Tom was having these calls where he was talking about “can we replace Travis, can we do whatever,” but it was really just Tom blowing off steam. There were a few days of calls where I listened to Tom, commiserated with Tom and, immediately afterwards, called up my manager and [said], “Tom’s upset right now, he’s talking about trying to replace Travis, but I’m not into it. That’s not going to happen.” And sure enough, Tom, after a month, called back up and was like, “Hey you know what? I was just angry about it. It was a bad situation, and of course I don’t want to kick Travis out of the band.” I don’t think Tom was ever truly serious about it.

Meanwhile, the now former Blink frontman Tom DeLonge has posted a longer account of his own perspective on facebook, explaining his view of things:

Over the past two and a half years, while a recording partner was being sought for a new Blink record, I launched a media company. I just put out a new Angels & Airwaves record and as some of you know, there’s a lot more coming – comics, books, a film, etc. The books will all come with music. This is a wheel that’s already in motion. So you can imagine my frustration when I was handed a 60-page Blink contract saying I couldn’t release an Angels album for 9 months and that the Blink album had to be recorded in 6 months, which was impossible for me. Doing so would force me to breach several artist contracts. Authors, Concept Artists, Animators... Many people.

Reptile Youth premieres video for "Where You End I Begin"

Posted by HES on 27/01/15

Electrorockers Reptile Youth premiers a video for "Where You End I Begin" through the "Mercedes Benz Live Sessions". The video features a stripped and acoustic version of the ballad from the 2014 album "Rivers That Run For A Sea That Is Gone".

NorthSide 2015 adds Death Cab For Cutie, Placebo and more

Posted by TL on 27/01/15

NorthSide just added the following acts to its 2015 line-up:


Death Cab For Cutie

De Eneste To

Years & Years

The festival takes place in Aarhus, Denmark on June 12-14th.

New video for Lonely The Brave's "Trick Of The Light"

Posted by TL on 27/01/15

British melodic rock group Lonely The Brave has a new video out for the track "Trick Of The Light" which can be seen here:

The song comes off last year's album "The Day's War" which was reviewed .

Hoppus & Barker interviewed about DeLonge's break with Blink-182

Posted by TL on 27/01/15

Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus have been interviewed by Rolling Stone, detailing the situation surrounding Tom DeLonge's break with Blink-182. This comes in response to a statement from DeLonge's publicist which insists that he has not quit the band.

Excerpt from the interview:

Barker: It's just funny to me. I think he's just in shock that he's finally been exposed. The truth is out. I just don't think he knows how to deal with it, so he says, "I didn't quit the band. I'm booking Blink shows as we speak." You're not the booking agent. We all know that's a lie. You don't want to twist any grown man's arm to do anything he doesn't want to do, but step up to the plate and say, "Yeah, I don't want to play with those guys. I've been saying I'd record with the guys for the last two or three years and I'll just do Blink shows when I need money."

The statement from DeLonge's publicist:

Contrary to reports, Tom DeLonge has not left Blink 182. “I never quit the band,” he says. “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’ The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year.

Groezrock 2015 adds Raised Fist, Knapsack, Frank Iero and more

Posted by TL on 27/01/15

Groezrock just added the following names to its already awesome 2015 line-up:

Raised Fist


Diesel Boy

Frnkiero & The Cellabration



The Deaf

Call It Off

Under The Influence

20 more names are still TBA.

The festival takes place in Meerhout, Belgium on May 1-2nd and if you're interested in going from Denmark or Sweden you should consider joining the Rockfreaks.net Bus Trip.

New Yellowcard video for "Crash The Gates"

Posted by TL on 26/01/15

Violin-fused US pop-punk veterans Yellowcard has a new video out for their song "Crash The Gates" which can be seen here:

The song comes off last year's album "Lift A Sail" which is the band's 9th full length overall.

Title Fight streams new album "Hyperview"

Posted by TL on 26/01/15

US punk group Title Fight's newest album "Hyperview" can now be streamed over at npr.org. The album is due for release on February 3rd, and the band will be playing in Copenhagen at KB18 on May 16th as part of their European tour with Milk Teeth.

Tom DeLonge leaves Blink 182 *UPDATED*

Posted by TL on 26/01/15

Kroq is reporting that singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge has left Blink 182.

The remaining members Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus have revealed that Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba will be replacing him, as the band plans to honour all scheduled concert commitments. The statement which follows was released from the band's publicist:

Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio will join Blink-182 in replacement of Tom DeLonge at the 8th annual Musink Music and Tattoo Festival. “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinetly, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.” Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. “No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.

DeLonge has responded to the news with the following statement on his facebook:

To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in... Apparently those releases were 'sanctioned' from the band. Are we dysfunctional- yes. But, Christ..... #Awkward #BabyBackRibs

Mikal Cronin unveils details on new album + new single

Posted by BV on 26/01/15

Mikal Cronin, most commonly known as Ty Segall's bass player, also has a quite prolific solo career going on. Cronin is set to release his third solo album, "MCIII", on May 5th via Merge Records. The album's first single, "Made My Mind Up", is available for streaming in the player below.

The tracklist for "MCIII" will be as follows:

01 Turn Around

02 Made My Mind Up

03 Say

04 Feel Like

05 I've Been Loved

06 i) Alone

07 ii) Gold

08 iii) Control

09 iv) Ready

10 v) Different

11 vi) Circle

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