New “Greatest Hits (2020 Versions)” out now!

Its ‘Release Day’ for our new “Greatest Hits (2020 Versions)” package! Always a big thrill to have a new album out and big thanks to everyone who pre-ordered it. if you want to check it out you can BUY/STREAM IT HERE

Also delighted to bring you the official lyric video for the new version of “Die Laughing”. This re-recording features the wonderful James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers on guitar & vocals. Check out the video then the rest of the album. The three of us are so very proud of this project. Thank you all for your 30 years of support. Enjoy the tunes, love and respect, Andy, Michael and Neil

UPDATE: European/UK tour postponed (UK, Belgian,NL,Lux shows all rescheduled-please read)

UPDATE: The Bergen op Zoom Gebouw-T show is now rescheduled to Sptember 10th and the Utrecht Tivoli gig to September 11th.

Luxembourg Rockhal rescheduled to 24th November and Brussels AB shows has now been rescheduled to November 26th 2020.

Manchester Ritz 3rd April is now on September 30th and London Electric Ballroom 4th April is on September 29th. All tickets purchased for the original dates remain valid. Customers are advised to retain their tickets and ticket confirmations at this time. More info here.

We are working hard to reschedule the other postponed shows so please be patient, as soon as we have solid information we will let you know!

Due to government health authority rules regarding the COVID-19 situation our upcoming German, Luxembourg, Belgian and Dutch shows have now been postponed.
While this is very regrettable and we’re gutted to have to postpone I’m sure you can appreciate the situation is out of everyone’s hands. We are working closely with our agent, promoters and the venues to get rescheduled dates set up and will share them as soon as we know. Sorry to drop this on yous but please stay safe, look after yourselves and more info as soon as we have it.

TURKISH “Stage Box” Festival appearance cancelled

Sorry to announce that unfortunately we must cancel our forthcoming concert in Istanbul this coming weekend as on Friday the 28th last, Neil found himself with a torn muscles and a trapped nerve in his back. Over the last 4 days he has been unable to walk unaided or without extreme pain. He has been advised against travelling or playing, it being extremely unwise and likely to lead to further complications, whilst at the same time significantly delaying his recovery.

Neil said…
“I wish there was a rock&roll story to my injury but there isn’t!
Unfortunately, I have been flattened by the pain and must listen to advice, focus on getting well and be careful not to aggravate the injury further.

So, with a heavy heart I must send a massive apology to our friends in Instanbul who were coming to see us at the concert on 7th March with Duman. I know myself, Andy and Michael were really, really buzzing about playing in Turkey again and I’m really gutted about my injury and the reason we have to pull out. So sorry everyone. Hope you still have an amazing night!”

The band hope to arrange new dates in Turkey in the not too distant future and will be working on some with our Turkish promoters.

“30th Anniversary” Autumn Tour Confirmed

Load more shows added to our “So Much For The 30 Year Plan” tour this year. New additions below and full list & ticket info (incl this years festival performances ) HERE!

Metal Hammer Poland Festival confirmed

Excited to be heading back to Poland on June 4th to play at the Metal Hammer Festival with Deftones and a load of other great bands. Tickets and info HERE!

https://shop.metalmind.com.pl/bilety_22,pl.html

TURKISH “STAGE BOX” FESTIVAL CONFIRMED MARCH 7th

Yes, finally getting back to see our friends in Turkey at the STAGE BOX Festival in Istanbul on Saturday 7th March. It’s a cool bill with DUMAN headlining and other great stuff like SULPHUR ENSEMBLE on the bill.

INFO/TICKETS HERE

DUBLIN & BELFAST ’30th Anniversary’ Shows Confirmed

That’s right, we are bring the “So Much For The 30 Year Plan” tour home to Dublin & Belfast!

Friday 25th September Olympia Theatre, Dublin (w/ The Outcasts)

Saturday 26th September, Limelight, Belfast (support TBA)

Tickets onsale now!!!

BAND FAVOURITES OF 2019

ANDY CAIRNS

Listening...
Rainbow Grave - No You
Deafkids - Metaprogramação 
Rakta- Falha Comum 
Moor Mother - Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes
Arvo Party-II
Petbrick- I
Zonal - Wrecked
Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Terminal Cheesecake - Le Sacre Du Liévre
King Midas Sound - Solitude
Debby Friday - Death Drive
Burial - Tunes 2011-2019
We Wild Blood - Blood/Money
Clipping - There Existed An Addiction To Blood
Solarized - A Ghost Across Hell From Me
Paranoid London - PL
Psychic Graveyard - Loud As Laughter
Full of Hell - Weeping Choir
Kohti Tuhoa - Ihmisen Kasvot

Reading...
Alan Hudson - The Working Man’s Ballet
Karl Ove Knausgaard - The End
Albert Mudrian - Choosing Death (thanks Mr McKeegan!)
Adrian McKinty - The Chain
Diamond Dave Thompson - Here Comes Chaos

Watching...
Once Upon A Time In Holywood
Joker
The Souvenir
The Irishman
Atlantics
Succession
Bojack Horseman
Brooklyn Nine Nine
The Favourite
Chernobyl
Deafkids/Rakta/We Wild Blood - Lexington, London
Deafkids - Dingwalls, London

MICHAEL McKEEGAN

Listening...
Greet Death-New Hell
Devil Master-Satan Spits On Angels Of Light
Gatecreeper-Deserted
Torche-Admission
Pixies-Under The Eyrie
Black Star Riders-Another State Of Grace
Reign In Blood-Missa Pro Defunctis
Hagzissa-They Ride Along
Liturgy-H.A.Q.Q.
Concrete Winds-Primitive Force
Scorpions-ALL
DJ Shadow-Our Pathetic Age
Mike Monroe Band-One Man Gang
Blood Incantation-Hidden History Of The Human Race
Meatwound-Addio
Lingua Ignota-Caligula
Enforced-At The Walls
Grand Slam-Hit The Ground
Tomb Mold-Planetary Clairvoyance
Wear Your Wounds-Rust On The Gates Of Heaven
Acid Reign-Age Of Entitlement
The Membranes-What Nature Gives…
Slomatics-Canyons
Bad Breeding-Exiled
Gaahls Wyrd-Gastir:Ghosts Invited
Rammstein-Rammstein
Possessed-Revelations Of Oblivion
Idle Hands-Mana
Bewitcher-Under The Witching Cross

Reading...
Paraic O’Connell-The House On Vesper Sands
Patrick DeWitt-French Exit
Kate Atkinson-Big Sky
Alexandros Anesiadis-Crossover:The Edge Where Hardcore, Punk & Metal Collide
Taylor Jenkins Reid-Daisy Jones & The Six
Jason Arnopp-Ghoster
Fintan O’Toole-Heroic Failure
Elton John-Me

Watching...
Joker
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
The Irishman
Mindhunter
Dark
Ghost-3Arena, Dublin.
Sacred Reich-Limelight, Belfast.
Metallica-Slaine, Ireland.

NEIL COOPER

Listening...
DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age
Sleaford Mods – Eton Alive
This is the Kit – Hotter Colder 
The Birthmarks – Fan Fiction
Billie Eilish - When we all fall asleep, where do we go?  
LFO – Frequencies
The Sabres of Paradise – Haunted Dancehall 
Acid Reign – The Age of Entitlement  

Reading...
Yanis Varoufakis – Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment
Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind – Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground
Dave Thompson - Here Comes Chaos
Led by Donkeys – How Four Friends with a Ladder Took on Brexit 

Watching...
The Great Hack
Path of Blood
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Killing Eve
Luther
Bros: After the Screaming Stops 
Afterlife
Ozark
Sigrid
Slayer (Download Festival)
Manic Street Preachers (Vilar de Mouros Festival, Portugal)
Triggerfinger (Lokeren Festival, Belgium)
Acid Reign
Bombay Bicycle Club  

New ‘retro’ tshirts designs available NOW!

By popular demand we’ve brought back a couple of the ‘classic’ shirts from the 90’s and they are now available to order at the shop.

First up is the 1992 “Teethgrinder” shirt which features a version of the single art. Avails HERE

I’M A TEETHGRINDER…IN MY SLEEP I GRIND MY TEETH

The other design is the infamous 1993 “Die Laughing” ‘clown’ shirt, guaranteed to give you nightmares and much better than an Xmas jumper for the office party. This one has a back print and comes on two different shirt colours, ash grey & natural and you can get one HERE

Ash grey
Natural

Last Posting Dates For Xmas

Folks, Xmas is just round the corner and if you are planning on ordering any band merch from us and you’d like them for the holidays here are the ‘last dates’ to order by…cheers.

Ireland: 20th December

N Ireland: 20th December

UK: 19th December

USA: 10th December

Rest of the World: 6th December