2011 = Bethesda! Brink May 30th. Hunted June 3rd. Rage Sept 16th. Skyrim Nov 11th!


January 27th, 2011 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced the release dates of four multiplatform AAA titles shipping in 2011. Brink™, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge™, RAGE™, and The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™ are all slated for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

Brink, an immersive first-person shooter under development at Splash Damage, will be available in North America on May 17th and in Europe on May 20th. Brink was named as the ‘Game of Show’ at Eurogamer Expo 2010, while G4TV.com declared “Brink takes shooters to a whole new level”.  Blending single-player, co-op, and multiplayer action into one seamless experience, Brink features dynamic battlefields, extensive customisation options and an innovative control system.

Hunted, a fantasy action game, will be available in retail stores across North America on June 1st and on store shelves in Europe on June 3rd. Hunted is a fresh take on the classic dungeon crawl experience that delivers the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter. Hunted, under development at inXile Entertainment, has been called “A Dungeon Crawl for the Gears Age” by Kotaku.com and has been described by Eurogamer as “violent, deceptively thoughtful and witty.”

RAGE, the highly anticipated first-person shooter from legendary developer id Software, will hit retail shelves across North America on September 13th and throughout Europe on September 16th. The game won numerous awards at E3 2010, including ‘Best Overall Game of Show’ from IGN and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards  including ‘Best Console Game’. RAGE features intense first-person shooter action, breakneck vehicle combat, an expansive world to explore and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s revolutionary id Tech 5 technology.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the most recently announced title from world-renowned developer Bethesda Game Studios. The studio is widely known for developing the 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout® 3 and the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®. Skyrim, the latest chapter in The Elder Scrolls saga, re-imagines and revolutionises the open-world fantasy epic and will launch worldwide on November 11th (11.11.11).

“We are thrilled to offer our fans such a strong roster of games,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “We are excited to present such a diverse line-up of high quality titles.  2011 will be a great year for gamers.”

For more information visit Hunted at www.HuntedTheGame.com, Brink at www.BrinkTheGame.com, RAGE at www.RAGE.com, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at www.TheElderScrolls.com.


Revoker Announce Co-Headline Tour With Holy Grail after supporting Rob Zombie


2011 is shaping up to be a good year for Welsh metal quartet REVOKER. The band have just put the finishing touches on their debut album with producer Benji Webbe (Skindred), set for release in May, and graced the “2011 Hotlists” of Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, and Rock Sound. Now it’s time to hit the road!

 REVOKER are pleased to announce a string of co-headline dates for March, together with Prosthetic Records metalheads HOLY GRAIL. The two bands will alternate closing the shows. Both will also perform at the Hammerfest in Prestatyn. Support for the co-headline dates comes from Jagermeister UK band G.U. Medicine. All nights are age 14+.

 Tickets are on sale now – buy online / box office telephone numbers are detailed below. The tour will lay waste to the following towns:

Wed 16 Mar – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 3 (www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000)
Thu 17 Mar – CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach (www.seetickets.com 0871 230 2360)
Fri 18 Mar – PRESTATYN Hammerfest (www.hammerfest.co.uk)
Sat 19 Mar – COVENTRY Kasbah (www.seetickets.com 0247 655 4473)
Sun 20 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (www.kililive.com  0871 230 5576)
Mon 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (www.corporation.org.uk 0114 276 0262)
Tue 22 Mar – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2 (www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000)
Wed 23 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (www.gigsinscotland.com 0844 499 9990)
Thu 24 Mar – LEEDS Cockpit 3 (www.lunatickets.co.uk 0113 245 4650)
Fri 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement (www.alt-tickets.co.uk 0845 413 4444)
Sat 26 Mar – OXFORD Academy 2 (www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000)
Sun 27 Mar – SOUTHAMPTON Joiners (www.seetickets.com 0238 063 2601)
Mon 28 Mar – LONDON Barfly (www.kililive.com 0871 230 5576)

REVOKER will also be tearing up stages earlier in February, supporting the legendary ROB ZOMBIE on his first UK tour in 12 years. All dates are sold out.

Following this (Revoker + support) warm-up gig….

Sat 12th Feb – BRIDGEND Hobos (http://dirtydogpromotions.bigcartel.com/product/revoker-plus-guests-hobos-bridgend-february-12th-2010)

….the band will be opening the ‘Zombie stage each night at:

Wed 16 Feb – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)

Thu 17 Feb – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)

Fri 18 Feb – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Sun 20 Feb – GLASGOW O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Mon 21t Feb – LEEDS O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Tue 22 Feb – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

You can read an interview REVOKER’S engaging frontman Jamie Mathias did with BBC Wales online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/walesmusic/2010/07/revoker-sign-to-roadrunner.shtml.


Underoath Touring the UK!


Double-Grammy nominated, Tampa-based rockers, UNDEROATH are set to release their seventh studio album, ‘Ø (Disambiguation),’ through Roadrunner Records on 4th April.  The band have also announced a string of UK dates to coincide with the release. 

 For this album cycle, UNDEROATH welcome new drummer Daniel Davison (ex-Norma Jean) to the ranks, alongside Spencer Chamberlain (vocals), Grant Brandell (bass), Tim McTague and James Smith (guitars) and Chris Dudley (keyboards).

 “We think ‘Ø (Disambiguation)’ is our best record by far,” says frontman Spencer Chamberlain. “I’d say to fans that you may have heard UNDEROATH, but you’ve never heard UNDEROATH like this.  There isn’t a single part on this record that we would change.  When we play it live, it will show that UNDEROATH is and always has been the sum of its parts.  I couldn’t be more proud of this record and happier with where we are as a band.”

 You can see them play some of it live at the following shows:

Tue 12th Apr – BRISTOL Bierkeller (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)

Wed 13th Apr – SHEFFIELD Leadmill (www.leadmill.co.uk)

Thu 14th Apr – BIRMINGHAM HMV Institute (www.gigsandtours.com)

Fri 15th Apr – MANCHESTER Academy 2 (www.gigsandtours.com)

Sat 16th Apr – GLASGOW Garage (www.gigsinscotland.com)

Sun 17th Apr – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (Hit The Deck Fest co-headline) (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)

Tue 19th Apr – LONDON Koko (www.gigsandtours.com)

Wed 20th Apr – BRIGHTON Concorde 2 (www.concorde2.co.uk)

Thu 21st Apr – BOURNEMOUTH Uni Old Fire Station (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

Tickets go on pre-sale this morning, Monday 10th Jan, at 10am, priced £13 regionally and £15 for London and Nottingham and then on general sale from 10am Wednesday 12th Jan.  A VIP ticket package is also available offering numerous extras including a meet & greet with Underoath from http://www.artistarena.uk.com/underoath/

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