Thursday, May 05, 2011


Californian blues-rockers RIVAL SONS are among the latest bands to be confirmed for this year's UK edition of Sonisphere, which takes place in Knebworth from 8th - 10th July.

RIVAL SONS will be performing alongside an impressive line-up of bands, including the "Big Four" of METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX, plus acts such as WEEZER, MOTORHEAD and more.  RIVAL SONS were also recently confirmed for Italy's edition of Sonisphere.

RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY comments:

"We are absolutely honored and excited to be included on this year's Sonisphere...  Easily one of the heaviest of festivals.  This is a total opportunity for us to play with a ton of bands we really dig that we normally would never get a chance to share a bill with.  Bands like: the BIG 4!!!  Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth...  Rad...  Total kings of metal.  Motörhead?!!  Forget about it!  Legendary.  We're all really big fans of the Mars Volta too...  Looking forward to seeing them.

"This festival will be a real treat following our stint with Judas Priest.  We will be sure to bring the metal mayhem to our brand of 'maximum soul, fuzz box, blues-explosion rock n' roll'!"

See RIVAL SONS live on tour at the following shows:

May 07 - Temecula, CA - Hybrid Adventure Series Event, Vail Lake Resort
May 21 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Fest
June 24 - Bilbao, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
June 26 - Imola, Italy - Sonisphere Festival
July 02 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
July 03 - Arras, France - Main Square Festival
July 05 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
July 06 - Kalskoga, Sweden - Putte Parken Festival
July 08 - Weert, Netherlands - Bospop Festival
July 09 - Knebworth, UK - Sonisphere Festival

July 15 - Newport, UK - Newport Centre
July 16 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
July 17 - Doncaster, UK - The Dome
July 19 - Glasgow, UK - SECC
July 20 - Newcastle, UK - Metro Arena
July 21 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
July 23 - London, UK - High Voltage Festival
July 24 - Bournemouth, UK - BIC

RIVAL SONS forthcoming new album, PRESSURE & TIME, is due to be released on June 20th in Europe and July 26th in North America.

The album is available to pre-order now from the Earache Webstore on CD and limited edition audiophile vinyl LP with a free, exclusive limited edition A2 poster.  Pre-order the album now in Europe at or in North America at

European fans can also pre-order the album now from with free delivery and a free limited edition band photo signed by the members of RIVAL SONS themselves.  Reserve a copy while stocks last at

PRESSURE & TIME is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, featuring two exclusive bonus tracks not available anywhere else.  Pre-order this exclusive edition now in Europe at or in North America at

The full track listing for PRESSURE & TIME is as follows:

01. All Over the Road
02. Young Love
03. Pressure and Time
04. Only One
05. Get Mine
06. Burn Down Los Angeles
07. Save Me
08. Gypsy Heart
09. White Noise
10. Face of Light
11. Company Man *
12. This Life on the Road *

* iTunes exclusive bonus tracks

View the PRESSURE & TIME album cover at

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London office phone: +44(0)207 240 5002

NYC office phone: +1(718)786 1707

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