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Long Beach, California‘s RIVAL SONS have announced dates for a new UK tour, which is due to kick off on 8th December in Portsmouth.

The band are currently on tour in the UK in support of their brand new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE, which was released this week and went straight into the Top 10 UK album chart. With every one of the headlining shows sold out long ago however, the band have decided to return later this year to give even more fans the chance to catch their unmissable live show.

Tickets go on general sale on Monday, 16th June at 9:00am, with an exclusive pre-sale running right now here.

Tickets are sure to sell out quickly, so fans are advised to order early to avoid disappointment.

Rival Sons Tour 2014
RIVAL SONS will also be performing at the UK’s Download Festival this Friday, 13th June, and at the Isle of Wight Festival this Saturday, 14th June.

The band will also be appearing in session on this Saturday’s Dermot O’Leary show on BBC Radio 2.

BornBroken Announce Drummer Search To Add To Live Line Up And Upcoming Recording

Live Line-Up = (L-R) Simon Savard (Guitar), Matt Bailie (Vocals), Joe Ménard (Drums), Mike Decker (Guitar), Tommy Vaillancourt (Bass) – Photo Credit: James Arsenian

Groove metal band BornBroken have parted ways with drummer Jonathan Menard and are now in search of a hard hitting, blast beating slayer to take on live and upcoming recording duties for the bands follow up to their debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ released this past summer.

In a statement released by the band:

“It is with a heavy heart today that we announce that BornBroken and long time drummer for the band Jonathan Menard have decided to part ways.

Jonathan has been part of BornBroken for the past 3 years and was a substantial member of the growth of the band. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and we will remain best of friends with him for years to come.

With that being said, we are currently holding video submission auditions for BornBroken. If you think you have what it takes then we want to see it! Please send all video submissions or inquiries to BornBroken facebook page here. Finalists will be contacted for further auditioning.

BornBroken is not going anywhere; we are not disbanding in anyway. We are currently in the writing process for our next album which will be recorded and released sometime in 2014. Stay tuned cause what we have coming up in the near future for The Broken is going to blow your mind…the best is yet to come..see you in the pit.” – BornBroken

In addition, Jonathan Ménard comments:

‘‘It’s really hard to write these lines, but my association with BornBroken is unfortunately over as we have decided to go our separate ways. However, we are on good terms in ending this adventure together and I would like to thank the band that has given me the chance to be part of a family, life experiences and cherished memories. Thank you to everyone who believed in me and I will never forget BornBroken.’’

BornBroken‘s debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ was released earlier this June. The album was fan voted as Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, plus being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June by Drago’s Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal.