Frank Carter Seriously Injured in a Car Wreck, Tour Dates Postponed For this Week

Rough news to report at this hour as Frank Carter (Gallows) of Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes was involved in a serious, head-on car crash this past weekend. Frank suffered a dislocated kneecap and other injuries, while his passenger was severely injured as well. Both are expected to recover. Unfortunately, due to the severity of the crash, and the injuries, and the short timeframe before international travel, Frank and the band have had to postpone this week’s run North American tour dates that were to have kicked off tonight in New York City at Bowery Ballroom. The affected dates include Baltimore, Philly, Detroit, Chicago and their appearance at Louder Than Life Festival. As of now, the band ought to be able to pick up their dates in October and are working on rescheduling the dates soon. Get well soon Frank! Continue reading

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Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes – Sharkmuffin: Live at Mercury Lounge

Arriving extra early on an overcast Monday night, there was already a line out the door at Mercury Lounge, the tiny SoHo neighborhood music venue that hosts many up and coming darlings of Rock. This is usually not the place for massive international sensations like Frank Carter and his band The Rattlesnakes usually play. Unless they want to. That’s right, actually. If FCATR wanted to perform at larger venues, they would. They want the intimacy of bricks walls, low ceilings, and no barricades. They want to smell the crowd and get sweaty together. They want to jump around like crazy, but still see the whites of their fans’ eyes and speak directly to their hearts. For such a modern, slick band that makes incredible music, this is extremely Punk Rock. Bands used to mean more back then and were able to use music to take us someplace else for a little while. A lot of things tonight kept bringing me back to this feeling.
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MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: Pleiades on The Dillinger Escape Plan, Gallows and More!

Post-Hardcore band Pleiades are releasing their new EP, At Your Mercy via the AWAL label this week, on May 31st. Some of the guys in the band submitted themselves to our unforgiving feature, recounting their single favorite concert ever. Pre-order the EP at this link here,  check out their new video, and their stories. Continue reading

Black Peaks – Bossk – Gold Key: Live at The Underworld

It’s a sell-out. This won’t come as any surprise to those who have followed the rapid, upward trajectory of Brighton’s Black Peaks but this is, as they say, a bit of a “moment” for a band that many have got justifiably excited about. This current tour, a showcase for their second album, the widely admired All That Divides (Rise Records), will see the band traverse the UK, but this stop off in the capital, on the same day that Marmozets are playing up the road and Crossfaith playing down the road still has touts asking (and getting) silly amounts of money outside the tube station is proof positive that this band have engineered more than a little bit of excitement about them. Continue reading

Gold Key – Hello Phantom

Gold Key is an interesting prospect both in terms of concept and delivery. Formed in Watford, England with former and current members of bands such as Sikth, Gallows and Spycatcher they are now ready to unleash their début album Hello Phantom (Venn) on a world that will probably have already decided on what they think this band will sound like, but right off the bat, the sheer myriad of influences becomes apparent, and it really does take a few listens to appreciate the talent on show, sounding nothing like you’d expect. Continue reading

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

I’m kicking off 2017 with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’ second studio release; Modern Ruin (International Death Cult). I’d heard of the group just a few weeks prior, after falling face first down a YouTube rabbit hole that started with Cancer Bats, jumped to old Gallows stuff, and finally landed on our band in question. I loved 2015’s Blossom (International Death Cult) and so had high hopes for this album. Continue reading

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Releasing Rotten EP May 4th, Upcoming UK Dates

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Former Gallows and Pure Love frontman Frank Carter’s new band Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes will release his debut EP Rotten on May 4, 2015 in his native UK.

Rotten track listing:
01: Fangs
02: Paradise
03: Primary Explosive

They have announced a string of upcoming shows:

May 15: Sang Bleu – London (UK)
Jun 04: Ivory Blacks – Glasgow (UK)
Jun 05: Brickyard – Carlisle (UK)
Jun 06: Star & Garter – Manchester (UK)
Jun 08: The Fleece – Bristol (UK)
Jun 09: The Horn – St. Albans (UK)
Jun 10: Joiners – Southampton (UK)