New Single, Video and Tour 12.6.16

Collibus announce brand new 4 track CD single release, video and UK mini tour!

'The Last Time' is the first new track released since the highly acclaimed debut album 'The False Awakening'. The new CD comes with 3 bonus acoustic tracks from that album recorded at Metropolis Studios in London.

The single will be officially released on the day Collibus play Graspop Metal Meeting on Saturday 18th June. Tour dates below!

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Break The Silence... 19.5.16

Things have been quiet around here, for which we apologise! But, work has been going on behind the scenes here at ColliHQ... There are tours in the pipeline, some dates announced, and some not yet... Most notably our 3 date mini tour of Netherlands in May with our friends in Ulysees, our return to Graspop Metal Meeting in June, and we've also been added to next years Hammerfest line-up! Check our tour dates section below.

We've also shot a brand new music video for a brand new track to be released next month... Here's a sneak peek of what went on behind the scenes.

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Collibus Release The Fallen Acoustic Music Video 29.10.15

And, finally... The 3rd release this month - The Fallen acoustic version, recorded at Metropolis Studios in London. And with that, we'd like to announce that we are releasing an acoustic EP, release date TBC. Something a little bit different for us, as you can tell by the video, but something we're excited about and we hope you will be too! Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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Collibus Release The False Awakening Music Video 15.10.15

And here is video 2 of 3 this month... We give you, The False Awakening. Featuring stage cam and fan footage from many of our shows over the past few years, including Download, Sonisphere, Bloodstock and more! Massive thank you to everyone who kindly submitted their footage. Next release: October 29th. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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Collibus Release The Hunted Music Video 01.10.15

And here it is... The first of three new music video releases this month! We give you, The Hunted. Next releases: October 15th & 29th. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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Triple Music Video Release 28.09.15

Not one, not two, but three new music video releases coming next month! But, we're not gonna spoil the fun and tell you what they are just yet... You'll just have to stay tuned and find out!

Release dates: October 1st, 15th & 29th.

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End of Year Round-up / News For The New Year 04.03.15

So, it's already March and 2015 is in full swing!

Before we touch on what's happening at the start of this year, we'd just like to round up the end of the epic year that was 2014. So, we're giving a big shout out to those who came and rocked out with us and the other bands at the Rebellion Bar gig with Finland's very own Constantine; to the massively succssful Breakout festival; a hot and sweaty gig at the Black Heart show with Order of Voices, Sirens of the Delta; and to cap it all off, the Headbangers Balls, with many awesome bands such as Savage Messiah, Reign of Fury, Vice and more. The shows were awesome, the bands were great, and most of all, you, the fans were immense!

Onto 2015... Our first outing of the year comes in the form of the prestigeous HRH Prog 3 in Wales, playing along side none other than Rick Wakeman. We're then launching the brand new Manchester Rocks website with a headline show at Rebellion Bar in Manchester. And then, we head to The Horn for debut in St. Albans. Also, just announced is our return to SOS Festival in Radcliffe, playing alongside our friends in Triaxis, Vice, and many more awesome bands.

So, that's how 2015 is shaping up for us at the moment, with more exciting news in the pipeline to announce very soon!

Full tour schedule listed below!

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Post-Festival Party 27.08.14

We are only a few weeks away from our post-festival party at The Black Heart in Camden, London. We are joined by very special guests Order Of Voices plus Sirens In The Delta. Tickets can be bought in advance for just £5, or alternatively, can be bought on the door that night for £8. And as a special treat, each entry gets you a free merchandise canvas bag from the band of your choice! Not bad, eh? Click the poster below to be directed to the ticket link, and don't forget to check out the Facebook Event Page and let us know you're attending!

Please note: this is an over 18s only event!

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Collibus Announce Breakout Festival 26.08.14

Just because we feel we haven't had quite enough festivals this year, we thought we'd add one more! Thrilled to be playing Brighton's first outdoor rock & metal festival! With a fantastic line-up at only �30 a ticket, what's not to love?? Get on it! \m/

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Laney Amplification - Just Play It! 25.08.14

As a long time Laney user and proud endorsee, Stephen explains why he loves his beloved IronHeart amp so much!

"The Laney IronHeart range is incredible, and it has become one of my favourite amps to use for everything I do. I used them on 'The False Awakening' for all the guitar tones because of the clarity, depth and warmth these amps produce. One of the few amps which handle 7 & 8 string guitars properly!"
- Stephen Platt

Mark Latham Photography snapped some great shots of Ste live at Bloodstock Open Air on behalf of Laney.

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Dan and RJ Announce Orange Amplification Endorsement Deal 19.08.14

Collibus are proud to announce that Dan and RJ are now officially Orange Ambassadors! The guys recently headed over to STS Touring Productions and Rebellion Rock Bar in Manchester for some photoshoots with the very lovely and talented Sabrina Ramdoyal Photography.

Here's what Dan & RJ have to say about their shiny new gear:

"Loving the sound, feel and versatility of Orange amps, which is especially mind blowing considering the simple controls on them. No matter what tone I dial in, it cuts through perfectly, with a tight, bone crushing sound, even when using 7 string or down tuned guitars. I'm still just as impressed with Orange amps, as I was when I first plugged into one nearly 10 years ago! Happy to be an Orange ambassador!
- Dan
"Powerful, responsive, clarity, dynamic, precise, versatile, reliable, simplicity and killer tones. This is what the AD200B brings to the table and that is the reason why I use this amp head teamed up with the OBC810. I�m honoured to be an Orange ambassador!"
- RJ

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Bloodstock Open Air Wrap-up 11.08.14

That's us all home - tired, hungover, and smelly - but safe and sound! Bloodstock Festival marked the last summer festival for us this year, and what a way to finish! It was truly immense, and the fact so many friends of ours were there, both as attendees and some performing with their bands, it made the whole festival all the more special for us. We also feel like we've gotten to know a lot of the lovely people in the press tents so well over the summer, that each time we do another interview, it seems more like old friends chatting! (Frazzles and Burger King, anyone?)

The BOA thank you's of course go out to our lovely friends and fans for their amazing support, to our management and crew as always for looking after us, to Laney Amplification and Orange Amplifiers for supplying our MEGA backline, to Sabrina Ramdoyal Photography who has been photographing us all summer and has been so supportive, and a special thank you to Simon Hall for offering us the chance to play such an amazing slot.

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're off for a nap!

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Wacken Open Air Wrap-up 07.08.14

Well, what can we say?? Wacken, thank you so much for an amazing experience! All you lovely, crazy people in the crowd were absolutely on fire! Who knew so many of you know all the words?! It was a genuine honour and pleasure to play for you. The hospitality from the staff was also first class, and the stage crew were fantastic, which always makes our job a hell of a lot easier! And as always, we'd of course like to send a massive shout out to our management and crew for everything they do...

Thank you all!

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Festwich Wrap-up 29.07.14

Last Saturday saw us play a home show at local festival, Festwich. We certainly had a giggle, the crowd were absolutely fantastic! Thank you all so much!

Photos courtesy of LA Photography for Manchester Rocks available here, and full blog and videos available here.

Photos by Dean P Nutt

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The Winery Dogs German Tour Wrap-up 13.07.14

We have returned from our mini-tour of Germany supporting The Winery Dogs! We have had a blast making our German debut in 3 amazing venues! We'd like to thank The Winery Dogs, their crew, Target Concerts GmbH, and the venues for making us feel welcome and having us play on the tour, it was an honour! As always, we'd of course like to thank our management for all their hard work and making these fantastic shows a possibility for us. A MASSIVE thank you to the lovely Steve at Clifford Services for the hours of tiresome driving and making sure we got everywhere on time, taking good care of us and making sure we always have a coffee in hand when needed! We would also like to thank Tom Rice for filling in as our drummer for the Germany dates. Very talented musician and a great guy! And of course, we'd like to thank everyone who got down to the shows early and packed out all 3 shows for us. Truly amazing. Thank you so much, Germany, we'll see you next at Wacken Open Air! \m/

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Collibus Announce Bloodstock Open Air 08.07.14

If you'd told us last year we'd be playing thee hat-trick of British metal festivals, we'd probably have laughed at you! But, we've gone and done it... Just 4 weeks from now on 10th August, we'll be hitting the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Open Air! We've played many shows in aid of the S.O.P.H.I.E Foundation in the past, and we are honoured to be playing the Sophie Lancaster stage. We're gonna go out on a limb here and say we are quite possibly the first ever band to play Download, Sonisphere, and Bloodstock all in the same year. And how does it feel?? We can't put it into words!

You can read the full BOA announcement HERE!

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Sonisphere Festival Highlights 08.07.14

Sonisphere was mega! Really humbled by everyone that got up so damn early to see us, including a certain Mr Steve Harris... Lots of our t-shirts in the crowd too which was awesome to see, especially the white ones as they stand out so much! Highlights for us has to be meeting The Winery Dogs ahead of our 3 German dates with them, and also meeting Dream Theater, and the one and only Devin Townsend. An absolutely amazing weekend. Look out for our interviews! In the meantime, here's some shots from Mark 'Tosh' Davies of The Rock Train, who also interviewed us!

*** UPDATE ***
All video footage avilable to view HERE!

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Graspop Metal Meeting Highlights 01.07.14

We arrived back from Belgium late last night, almost in one piece! Truly an epic weekend, from watching Black Label Society side-stage, to watching Black Sabbath from the VIP lounge, to drinking with Meshuggah after their face-melting set. The Metal Dome is an awesome stage to play on, and the crowd were brilliant! Met some lovely people, drank lots of beer... Thank you, Belgium! Check our Facebook page for the random photos we have been posting over the weekend, and check the Graspop Flickr page for the official photos.

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Download Festival Highlights 16.06.14

Download... Donington... You were amazing! Can't quite put into words right now the epicness of the past few days. So many people to thank for making it all possible... Our manager Mike; our PR rep Niki; our tour manager Paul; our crew Tom, Bryn and Paula; all the awesome people we met backstage and in the media tent; every single person that was in the Pepsi Max tent on Saturday morning to see us (there were a hell of a lot of you!); and of course Andy Copping for offering us the slot! There's a lot more to say, and I'm sure I'll come up with some much more eloquent words to say once I've had a few days to process. But right now, all I can say is thank you all so much for supporting Collibus and making our Download debut as awesome as possible. Cheers, everyone!

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The Fallen Music Video 04.06.14

Here you have it! Our brand new music video for 'The Fallen' from Rotted Grape Productions. Comment, like, and share! #collibus

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Update 23.05.14

'The Fallen' Music Video & Festival Updates!

We've been busy working behind the scenes here at ColliHQ ironing out the setlist ready for the summer, and preparing for the release of our next music video, The Fallen. We're also happy to announce we now know the stages and days we are playing at Download, Graspop, Sonisphere & Wacken. Check the poster below for all details!

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Wacken Open Air Announcement 20.04.14

We're heading to Germany!

The last in a string of festival announcements (for now), we have officially been confirmed to play at the legendary Wacken Open Air! Safe to say, we are mega stoked to be adding this to our summer dates. Can not wait to get out there and meet some new people and (hopefully) make some new fans. Exciting times ahead, indeed! If you're checking us out for the first time, we have some free downloads for you here!

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Local Festivals 16.04.14

Among our big festival announcements, (with one more big one to come) we are extremely proud to be apart of some of our local home-grown festivals as well, hosting some of the best up and coming talent the UK has to offer. We have recently been announced for Out of the Ashes Festival and Festwich. Please, check out these festivals, grabs yourselves some tickets, and support these hard working bands!

Saturday 12th July
Out of the Ashes Festival 2014

Saturday 26th July
Festwich 2014
As part of the Manchester Rocks Stage

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Album Reviews 14.04.14

Check out the latest copies of Prog (page 95) and Metal Hammer (page 84) magazines for reviews of The False Awakening!

(click image below for full size)

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Album Party Update 11.04.14

Less than a week away!

Our album party at Satans Hollow in Manchester is fast approaching, and we're mega excited to be celebrating with you! Click the poster below for full details and our awesome line-up for the evening - don't miss it, book your tickets now!

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Graspop Metal Meeting Announcement 08.04.14

We're heading to Belgium!

Yup, you heard it right... We have just been officially announced for Graspop Metal Meeting! We are ridiculously excited to be a part of such a fantastic line-up, and to add it to our list of summer festivals! To be playing on the same day as Black Sabbath is an immense honour. If you're checking us out for the first time, we have some free downloads for you here! Catch us opening on the Metal Dome stage on Sunday 29th June!

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Quick Update 30.03.14

Safe to say, our first gig of the year at The Bedford in London was a success! The show was recorded, and we are currently working on getting it uploaded to our YouTube channel for anyone who missed it. For those who saw the show, why don't you tell us what you thought?

Tweet us: @Collibus #Collibus

Don't forget to grab your copies of Metal Hammer and Prog magazines as we have awesome album reviews in both, courtesy of Dave Ling and Malcolm Dome. Check them out!

Keep an eye on our page as we have some more news coming up over the next month or so, including some awesome show announcements, and a new music video! Watch this space...

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Album Showcase @ The Bedford 26.03.14

We're heading to London tomorrow!

You may have noticed we've added a temporary live video stream to the top of the site... That's where you can watch us play live at The Bedford in London tomorrow night, Thursday 27th March @ 10pm GMT, from the comfort of your own home! And for those of you attending in person, we look forward to having you! Why not head over to the Facebook event page and let us know?

Tweet us while you watch by tagging @collibus #collibus

Watch here!

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Album Party 12.03.14

Have you got your tickets for our album party yet?

It is taking place on Thursday 17th April at Satans Hollow in Manchester, a nice lead into Easter weekend! Plus, fantastic support from our friends in Evil Scarecrow, Sworn To Oath, and Vice. It's set to be one hell of a night! Click the banner below for full event details and to buy your tickets, NOW!

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Rock the House Application Deadline 06.03.14

Last year, we came across the Rock the House competition, a Parliament ran competition founded by Mike Weatherley MP, which raises awareness of intellectual property rights for musicians. The competition boasts patrons including the likes of Brian May, Alice Cooper, and Rick Wakeman to name but a few; a long list of sponsors including Gibson, Yamaha, Orange Amps, and the list continues; and fantastic prizes and opportunities.

We took a chance and entered our video, Dead Inside, via Bandapp. We were lucky enough to be chosen for the special Mike Weatherley MP Discretionary Rock & Metal Award, and were honoured to be invited down to the awards ceremony at the House of Commons to collect our prize... A slot at the legendary Download Festival 2014! An absolute dream come true!

We were also invited back to perform at the Rock the House 2014 launch night in front of Brian May, Bruce Dickinson, Bernie Marsden (among others), MPs, sponsors and all kinds of people from the music and film industry. A tremendous opportunity! All the while, building and creating hype behind our name with fantastic support and guidance with the release of our debut album, all in the run up to our much anticipated slot at Download Festival. Last week saw the Download team announce us as playing the Pepsi Max stage, which gives us great pride and we are truly humbled.

We are urging all UK based musicians and bands to enter Rock the House now, raise awareness, and be a part of something big! The deadline is 31st March - so get entering, NOW!

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The Bedford / Almost FatalFest 6 / Album Party 06.03.14

Check out these great shows we have coming up! More TBA.
Click a poster for event details.

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Sonisphere Festival Announcement 05.03.14

That's right, Sonisphere Festival have just announced us! We don't know the day or stage yet, but we'll keep you updated! For new fans, we've got some free downloads for you to check out!

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Album Party in Manchester 28.02.14

We're having a party and we want you to be there! The venue is the one and only Satans Hollow in Manchester, �5 per ticket or �8 on the door. Tickets on sale online on Monday via See Tickets. Click the poster below to head to our Facebook event page and let us know if you're attending! Got some awesome support acts to announce very soon... Watch this space!

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Download Festival Announcement 26.02.14

This morning, Download Festival have updated their line-up with 24 new bands announced, including yours truly. It seems we're playing The Pepsi Max stage on Sunday! Things are starting to feel a little more real now... To celebrate, we're offering you some free downloads! It just seemed appropriate!

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Some Cool Sh*t! 18.02.14

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New Tees! 17.02.14

Check our all our merch at our Official Online BigCartel Store!

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Album Out On Monday! 18.01.14

The False Awakening
Release Date 20th January 2014

�A heady dose of full-on, red-blooded British Heavy Metal�
- Alexander Milas, Metal Hammer/Team Rock Radio

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Official Press Poster 10.01.14

Official press poster for The False Awakening album release.

Album out 20th January 2014.

Pre-order yours now on iTunes - Click here!

CD pre-order coming soon!

�Collibus is already a phenomenon. Scary musicianship at the most furious end of the metal spectrum, crowned with Gemma Fox's passion and power as a vocalist. Ouch. Impossible to ignore.�
- Dr Brian May, Queen

�A heady dose of full-on, red-blooded British Heavy Metal�
- Alexander Milas, Metal Hammer/Team Rock Radio

�Collibus are a band who combine the intelligence of prog with the fire of metal, and do it all with an inherent sense of melody. It�s an irresistible feat.�
- Malcolm Dome, Classic Rock Magazine/TotalRock Radio

�This band has a lot of potential and are just thriving to unleash it upon the world! Monstrous guitar solos, a grooving rhythm section and a vocalist that just smacks you in the face with melody!�
- Luke Appleton, Iced Earth

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Official Press Release 03.01.14


Collibus, the Manchester prog-metallers debut album The False Awakening is set to be released digitally via iTunes, and online, on 20th January 2014.

Having won the 2013 Discretionary Rock Award of Parliament�s largest competition, Rock the House, Collibus made history by becoming the first metal band ever to play the House of Commons.

Their winning track Dead Inside has already been featured on Scuzz and the band have been booked to play Download Festival in 2014.

Lead vocalist, Gemma Fox, said:

�This is the album I have always wanted to make and it has come out exactly as we had wished. It has been a real labour of love, blood, sweat and tears to make The False Awakening and we couldn't be prouder or more excited as a band that it has come together. All credit goes to Ste whose perfectionism we have to thank for its production.�

Rock the House Founder, Mike Weatherley MP, said:

�I have no doubt that metal and prog rock fans will love this album as much as I do, I literally have not been able to listen to anything else since the band have drip-fed me the tracks as the album was in development. They were fantastic when I first saw them, then again in Parliament and I cant wait to see them play Download!�

Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief, Metal Hammer, hailed Collibus and The False Awakening:

�A heady dose of full-on, red-blooded British Heavy Metal�


For more information on Collibus and their album The False Awakening, contact mike[at] or visit

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The False Awakening Album Preview / Artwork 18.12.13

The False Awakening Album Preview

Artwork by Rob Borbas @ Grindesign

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Rock The House Launch 2014 25.11.13

Well, folks. Gemma here...

Nearly a week has passed since our big night at the Houses of Parliament. We've needed this long just to recuperate and get our heads around everything that happened! What a fantastic evening, the magnitude of which was overwhelming in a way we could never have predicted. The day started off a bit bumpy with us missing several interviews for various reasons; dodgy phone signals, power cuts, make-overs taking too long - you name it, it happened!

But, when we arrived... Wow. Upon arrival we were told the mighty Bruce Dickinson was there - an icon and legend. The pressure started to build a little (more) there and then! And then, who else should walk through the door, but none other than Dr Brian May himself! I say walked... He sort of hovered in like rock royalty which made each of us gasp unexpectedly and uncontrollably. The pressure was truly on at this point. Upon being introduced to Brian, it was clear what a true legend he actually is, and such a pleasure to meet. The man is nothing but a complete gentleman, and so patient as he posed for every photograph requested. Genuinely interested in us and our music and enthusiastic to meet and talk to us. And then I overheard something amazing... Mike Weatherley asked him if he would say a few words and introduce us on stage, to which Brian agreed with excitement. At this point, I was a gibbering wreck - very glad there was complimentary wine as I needed it more than ever!

And when the time came to start setting up, of course we came across the usual 'technical issues' and general rushing around, perhaps more so than usual in this instance. Brian came on stage, said his piece, and what an absolute honour it was to be stood on the same stage as a personal hero of mine. We each took a deep breath and started playing. A short but sweet set, in front of extremely proud (and tearful) family members, MPs, famous musicians, and loads of influential people from the music industry. And did I mention Brian May?? That was one tough gig, but we made it through!

Rock The House was then followed by an aftershow party in our honour at a rather awesome little pub called Crobar. We had such a blast! Our album was introduced (followed by full play on the jukebox) by the rather cool Mr Alex Milas of Metal Hammer/Team Rock Radio - I think we have made a new fan there! The night was full of drinking, laughing, and very good times indeed! Followed by a well needed kebab on the way back to our accommodation!

I don't think we can thank everyone involved enough for everything. To Mike and the lovely Niki in particular, who managed to pull off this amazing, prestigious event, that we are honoured to have been a part of. I hope we did the history of rock & metal, and Parliament proud!

Bands & musicians out there - we urge you again to enter Rock The House 2014! You never know where it might get you, and in the end you're helping yourself and your fellow musicians to raise awareness of Intellectual Property Rights. As Brian May said on the night,

"You wouldn't go into your local shop and steal a loaf of bread, so why would you want to steal music?"

For more information on Rock the House and how to enter, visit -
ITV News coverage of the event -

Brian May Introducing Collibus

Collibus with Bernie Marsden, Ace, and Brian May
Photo Copyright Roger Goodgroves -

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Album Launch Announced / Rock The House 2014 28.10.13

Greetings, all!

Firstly, we would like to thank every single one of you for being extremely patient and supporting Collibus over the past few months, and even years! We've had our share of ups and downs, and even felt like giving up at points, yet soldiered on through all the bullshit and let downs... We're finally approaching the other side and it's all beginning to pay off, which comes as great relief to us! Our recent management signing is pushing us in all the right directions, with some very exciting times ahead indeed. So, without further ado, it is with delight that we can now announce the official release date for our long, long awaited album, 'The False Awakening'...

On Tuesday 19th November, we are honoured to have the fantastic opportunity of coinciding our album launch with the prestigious Rock The House Awards 2014 launch at the Houses of Parliament. For those who are unaware, we won the 2013 Discretionary Rock Award, hand picked from 100s of entries from all over the UK, and officially offered a slot to play Download Festival 2014. Since then, we have been working behind the scenes to make the launch of our album something extremely special...

We will be the first ever Heavy Metal band to play live at the House of Commons, performing live on the Pavilion Terrace in front of MPs, musicians, and all sorts of influential people from the music industry. Collibus are making history here, folks! Considering MPs once attempted to ban Rock The House Patron, Alice Cooper, from performing in the UK, the fact that such an event is even happening in the first place is a tremendous achievement and a giant step for UK music. An official press release will be posted in the run up the launch.

An after show party is also being organised in our honour, details of which TBA, where our album will be played in full. To say we are excited would be an understatement. We urge any unsigned band or artist to enter Rock The House 2014 - you never know where it might get you! Please, check it out!

While the official launch will be by invite only, do not despair. We are planning a local album party in Manchester, TBA. We feel like celebrating, and hope you will join us!

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Rock The House Award 28.06.13

Hi everyone, Gemma here!

Those of you who have been checking out our Facebook and Twitter updates will no doubt already know of our good news. On Monday we found we had indeed won a Discretionary Award at Rock The House as chosen by founder Mike Weatherley MP himself. Being chosen in itself was a indeed a great honour, and the days that followed, including travelling down to London to attend the awards on the House of Commons terrace, were surreal to say the least! We certainly did not expect to be drinking wine and eating canap�s with politicians, music industry people, and famous musicians on the Pavilion this week - or ever!

And what did we win, exactly? Well, get saving up now, because we are going to Donington... Collibus have officially been confirmed a slot at Download Festival 2014! It is very early days, and we do not as of yet have any further info. But, rest assure - when we know - you'll know! We would like to thank everyone at Rock The House, everyone that made us feel welcome, and especially to Mike for choosing us for such a special award. We encourage any one of you who are in a UK band or a solo artist to apply for next years competition. It is refreshing to see our country's politicians supporting live and original music, and really is an amazing opportunity. We're waiting for official photos, but for now, here is a shot of Ste and I posing with our certificate!

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