BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE has released a live video for ‘Piece Of Me’, a track from their current studio album, ‘Gravity’, issued via Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records in June of last year.

Filmed during the band’s sold-out headline performance at Alexandra Palace, London (November 10th, 2018), with SHVPES, Nothing More and Of Mice & Men appearing in support, the show saw BFMV unveiling a stunning contemporary stage-set incorporating a giant wall of lights.

Matt Tuck Says, “We’re so happy to show you all our brand new live montage video for Piece of Me. It was filmed at our Ally Pally show last November in front of 8 thousand very energetic people. We had the night of our lives and as you can see from the video the place went off!! We also recorded the entire show in 360° VR!! A night to remember. Enjoy!”

Meanwhile, BFMV has announced an Aug 2019 Euro tour.



01-Aug-19                       TivoliVrendenburg       Utrecht                                                  Netherlands

02-Aug-19                       Big Day Out                   Anroechte                                              Germany

03-Aug-19                       Wacken Open Air          Wacken                                                 Germany

05-Aug-19                       A2                                   Wrocklaw                                                 Poland

06-Aug-19                       Kwadrat                          Krakow                                                    Poland

08-Aug-19                       Taubertal Festivalgelnde Rothenburg ob der Tauber            Germany

10-Aug-19                       Rocco Del Schlacko      Puttlingen                                               Germany

13-Aug-19                       Conrad Sohm                Dornbirn                                                  Austria

16-Aug-19                       Frequency Fest            St. Poelten                                               Austria

18-Aug-19                      Pukkelpop                      Hasselt                                                    Belgium

20-Aug-19                       L’usine                           Geneva                                         Switzerland

21-Aug-19                       Z7                                    Pratteln                                          Switzerland

23-Aug-19                       Den Atelier                    Luxembourg                                Luxembourg

24-Aug-19                       Reload Festival              Sulingen                                        Germany

Gravity is BFMV’s first album under the Search and DestroySpinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

The official sponsor of Wayne Hussey’s upcoming solo ‘Salad Daze’ tour (see dates below), the kindly folk at Schecter Guitar Research have very generously donated one of Wayne Hussey’s signature 12 string electric guitars as a competition prize. The prototype was built in 2011 for Wayne for the reformed Mission’s 25th anniversary tour and was then made commercially available a few short years later and has proved popular amongst guitar connoisseurs. You can read all about the tech specs here.

So, how do you get your grubby mitts on this beauty? The good people at MWIS decided that it would be only right that a ‘true fan’ should win this guitar, a guitar that Wayne will himself use during the tour. We have decided the fairest way to determine a winner is by a lottery. To qualify for your name to be included ‘in the hat’ all you have to do is buy at least one advance ticket for one of the shows on Wayne’s tour. If perchance, you decide to come to more than one show then your chances increase. For example, if you buy advance tickets for 6 shows then your name will go ‘in the hat’ 6 times, 8 shows 8 times, and so on. If you buy 4 tickets for one show – for yourself, your partner, and a couple of friends, say – then your name will be included 4 times. The more shows you come to, the more tickets you buy in advance, the more your chance of winning this coveted prize will increase.


Those who have already bought tickets and any and all future purchases through the ticket link for the UK shows will automatically be included in the draw. Because of strictly enforced European privacy laws we will not have access to the names of people who buy advance tickets from other outlets.


They have not forgotten you if you have purchased tickets for a show in Europe as you can also be included in the lottery. Please send either a photo of your ticket or the ticket confirmation by email to saladdazetour@yahoo.com


Finally, if you purchase a ticket for the VIP then you will automatically be given an additional entry to the lottery to say thank you.


The lucky winner’s name will be drawn by Wayne literally from his hat onstage at his final show of the tour and announced through all our social media outlets.


Good luck.


Due to the Leipzig and Whitby shows both being festivals these are excluded from inclusion in this competition as are the two book events in London & Manchester that Wayne will be appearing at.

Wayne Hussey Salad Daze Tour 2019.


Mon 26th: UK – Nuneaton – Queens Hall
Tues 27th: UK – Winchester – Discovery Centre
Weds 28th: UK – Bristol – Hen & Chicken Club (H & C Club)
Thur 29th: UK – Worcester – Marr’s Bar
Fri 30th : UK – Cardiff – The Fuel Rock Club
Sat 31st – UK – Oxford – The Bullingdon

Sun 1st: UK – Hastings – Black Market VIP
Tues 3rd: Ger – Krefeld – Kulturfabrik
Weds 4th: Ger – Köln – MTC
Thurs 5th: Ger – Gießen – MUK
Fri 6th: Ger – Leipzig – NCN Festival *
Sat 7th: CZ – Prague – Sing Sing Music Club
Sun 8th: PL – Wroclaw – Old Monastry
Mon 9th: PL – Warsaw – Poglos
Weds 11th: Ger – Berlin – BiNuu
Thurs 12th: Ger – Hannover – MUZ
Fri 13th: Ger – Fulda – Kulturkeller
Sat 14th: Ger – Hamburg – Monkey´s Music Club
Sun 15th: Ger – Bielefeld – Movie
Tues 17th: NL -Alkmaar – Victorie
Weds 18th: NL – Den Haag – Paard
Thurs 19th: NL – Heerlen – Limburg Theatre
Fri 20th: Bel – Retie – JK2470
Sat 21st: Bel – Arlon – Entrepôt
Sun 22nd: Bel – Eernegem – B53
Mon 23rd: Ger – Saarbrücken – Garage Club
Tues 24th: Ger – Karlsruhe – KOHI
Thurs 26th: Fr – Paris – Le Bus Palladium
Fri 27th: Fr – Brest – Cabaret Vauban
Sat 28th: Fr – Angers – Le Joker’s Club
Sun 29th: Fr – Bordeaux – venue tbc
Mon 30th: Fr – Montpelier – Secret Place

Tues 1st: Esp – Barcelona – La Nau
Weds 2nd: Esp – Valencia – Tonelados
Thurs 3rd: Esp – Madrid – Stagesound
Sat 5th: Ptl – Lisbon – RCA Club
Sun 6th: Ptl – Porto – Hard Club
Tues 8th: Fr -Lyon – Le Rock ’n Eat
Weds 9th: It – Milano – Ligeria
Thurs 10th: It – Bologna – Freakout
Fri 11th: It – Pisa – Caracol
Sun 13th: Hu – Budapest -Robot
Tues 15th: Aus – Vienna – Chelsea
Weds 16th: Ger – Nürnberg – Der Cult
Sat 19th: Gr – Athens – Second Skin Club
Tues. 22nd: UK – Southend-On-Sea – Chinnery’s
Weds 23rd: UK – Bedford – Esquires
Thurs 24th: UK – Manchester – Night People
Fri 25th: UK – Blackpool – Bootleg Social
Sat 26th: UK – Newcastle – Cluny
Sun 27th: UK – Glasgow – The Audio
Thurs 31st: UK – Rehearsals with The Divine, Sheffield (strictly limited to 30)* Tickets available from https://themission.bigcartel.com/

Fri 1st: UK – Rehearsals with The Divine, Sheffield (strictly limited to 30)* – Sold Out
Sat 2nd: UK – Whitby Pavilion – Tomorrows Ghost’s Festival – the one & only appearance of ‘Wayne Hussey & The Divine’ *
Mon 4th: UK – London – Dublin Castle – Rock ’N’ Roll Book Club Event *
Tues 5th: UK – London – Nambucca
Weds 6th: UK – Bath – Komedia
Fri 8th: Swe – Stockholm – Nalen Klubb
Sun 10th: UK – Manchester – Louder Than Words Book Festival *

* These events are not included in the draw

Whilst some shows have now sold out for the VIP there are still tickets available for a number of shows – Please visit Here 




Live at the 100 Club is available now on red vinyl, CD, and download

Professor and the Madman announce that they have personally fulfilled all orders for their Live at the 100 Club album. Recorded in August 2018, Live at the 100 Club was initially offered for pre-order exclusively through the crowdfunding website PledgeMusic. However, after months of delays, the campaign was temporarily derailed when PledgeMusic operations shuttered in May.

“Pledge was such a great conduit between the artists and the fans and it should have been bulletproof,” says the band’s Sean Elliott. “I’m sad to see it gone.”

Picking up where PledgeMusic left off, Live at the 100 Club is now available exclusively on red vinyl LP and CD Here. It is also available digitally at all retail platforms.

The album features a dozen tracks which span PATM’s trio of studio albums alongside two new entries to the band’s discography. “Nuclear Boy” is a cover of the 1981 power pop entry by Hollywood-based 20/20, while “Quit This Town” was first released in 1977 by UK rock act Eddie and the Hot Rods. The live version of the latter track features a guest appearance by former Hot Rods songwriter/guitarist Graeme Douglas.

Live at the 100 Club was recorded at the famed London hotspot on August 10, 2018. In existence since 1942, the venue located at 100 Oxford Street began as a jazz and swing music nightclub but is now best known for its role in the evolution of Britain’s punk rock movement. In September 1976, the 100 Club hosted an international punk festival which included performances by the Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Jam, The Stranglers, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, among others.

With its rich punk history, the 100 Club was the ideal venue for Professor and the Madman’s UK debut. The group’s lineup is comprised of members with deep roots in the scene: singer/guitarist Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.), singer/guitarist Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four), Rat Scabies (The Damned), and Paul Gray (The Damned, Eddie & the Hot Rods, UFO).

Billed as a ‘One Night Only’ event, the 100 Club show provided a rare chance to see this version of the band. Due to the distance between Agnew and Elliott in Southern California, and Scabies and Gray in the UK, logistics make it difficult for the quartet to convene for live performances. For the majority of PATM’s live dates in America, Agnew and Elliott are joined by fellow musicians from Orange County, CA.

Professor and the Madman released their third studio album, ‘Disintegrate Me’, in February 2018. Choosing the group as one of its “Bands to Watch in 2018,” Classic Rock Magazine declared “Disintegrate Me is an infectious cocktail of power-pop/rock, ‘60s British Invasion and melodic psychedelia. It’s rich, quality stuff.”

Agnew, Elliott, Scabies, and Gray are currently at work on a new album for release next year.



This album release snuck up on me, and I put it on my radar as soon as I saw when it was dropping. While eager to hear it, I did not have this one as something I had to hear right away as I enjoyed the first EP but wasn’t blown away by it. Then, I gave this album a listen… and another… and another… and well you see where this is going. This album is a gamechanger for future expectation (when we get there), but let’s invest a lot of time into the present as this album gives us 10 songs in less than 30 minutes with not one second wasted. With influences ranging from glitter glam, 70’s blues hard rock, and rock n roll. Gyasi, currently based in Nashville, has followed up his first EP with a classic, timeless feeling album that will likely be on many end of the year best album lists as the number of people who hear it.

The lightning guitar riff by Gyasi that launches ‘Colorful’ tears a hole in the soul and immediately gets the body moving. ‘I’m not normal; I was born colorful’ is not just a lyric; it is a statement of intent from an artist who has invested blood, sweat, and tears into finding out who he is. The guitar solo allows a reprieve before an epic race to the finish of the song and one final chorus. We change gears immediately with the acoustic power pop jangle of ‘Androgyne’ affirming that you can be anything you want to be. In a world of bullies, this can serve as an anthem for those that don’t fall into the society ordained categories and give them a voice. The bluesy ‘Young Love’ takes some Led Zeppelin influences with Gyasi using a higher vocal here to create an awesome hook in the chorus.

One of the early singles follows with ‘Tongue Tied’ shaking and grooving down the back alley with another addictive chorus. The added harmonica showcasing another element we have not heard. This one recalls some Rolling Stones vibes. The bluesy ‘Blackstrap’ brings some horns into the mix and creates an even stranger musical refrain. This song has proven to be an incredibly fast grower as I was not initially blown away by it and now think it is one of many favorites from the album. The chorus comes from early glitter glam and attaches itself to your brain.

‘Wilde Childe’ starts us down the back half of the album with a straight forward beat giving way to an almost robotic refrain in the chorus. This song might actually be the one that grabs me the least, but I am still singing it and not wanting to skip it when I play the album so maybe I call it the runt of a very strong litter. Some acoustic and slide guitar introduce ‘Bring Your Love’ which again recalls a bit of Led Zeppelin especially with that vocal hook in the chorus making me think of something like ‘Ramble On.’

The final trio begins with the upbeat ‘Nightcrawl’ which shimmies and shakes on an addictive beat that with the piano riding on top of it feels part Bowie and part musical number. The guitar cuts through at all the perfect times, and the hook is cut deep into my brain at this point. When I think about my favorite songs of the year, this one will be on the list. It segues into the glam glitter rocker ‘Kiss Kiss’ which features some more awesome piano work as well as some saxophone. The chorus is perfect and would make a perfect partner with something like ‘Almost Faded’ by the Sweet Things. Similar to ‘Nightcrawl,’ this one will likely garner a lot of attention from me for my favorite song of the year. Closing number ‘Little Tramp’ is an acoustic strummed rocker that is part T.Rex and could have fit seamlessly into the soundtrack for ‘Almost Famous.’ The gentle acoustic outro allows for a breath and provides one of two options. You either go right back into the beginning or allow it to transition to Gyasi’s first EP. Either way, you are a winner.

While Gyasi handles most of the instruments here, I do want to recognize the following who also play on the album:

Ammed Solomon and Gaelen Mitchell- drums

Dylan Whitlow- bass on ‘Young Love’

Don Steck-harmonica on ‘Tongue Tied’

Stefan Forbus- sax on ‘Kiss Kiss’

This album exceeded all my expectations and has left trails of glitter all across my favorite albums of the year. I would love to see a Gyasi/ Sweet Things tour happen where everyone can forget what year it might be and just celebrate for an evening. I cannot recommend this one enough if you want some enjoyable rock n roll that has a reverence for the past as well as a passion for the here and now to create 10 timeless songs.  2019 became even more awesome when we got this treasure of an album.

‘Androgyne’ is available Here.




Author: Gerald Stansbury