Once again, the successful fusion of metal-magazine and energy-drink comes together for another annual ear-bashing, all in a good way of course.
The Kerrang Relentless Tour 2011 kicks off in February and stars three bands including Good Charlotte, Four Year Strong and Framing Hanley. All tickets cost £16 for regionals and £17 for London with the first date confirmed as Dublin's Academy on the 4th, followed by ten more nights including Manchester, Birmingham and lastly London's Roundhouse on 18th.
It's a timely inclusion for Good Charlotte - the Californian power-punk outfit (now in their tenth year) will release a new album in November entitled "Cardiology". A single from the album, "Like It's Her Birthday", was issued a few weeks back (with a second planned for October).
Their accompanying guests are Four Year Strong, a melodic hardcore band that has been blazing a trail with warmly-received albums such as this year's Billboard-busting "Enemy Of The World" (released in March). Framing Hanley don't hail from Stoke On Trent, but Nashville instead (if you're from the Potteries, you'll know what I mean). The band name is very personal, however, dedicated to a lost friend - their music is pretty much the same being intense and now becoming increasingly popular. Recent album "A Promise To Burn" has spawned several successful singles, the UK not quite having taken them on board yet.