PIG‘PREY & OBEY...

PIG ‘PREY & OBEY’ BRAND NEW EP [METROPOLIS]  OUT NOW   Following his recent UK tour and ‘Swine & Punishment’ remix album, PIG aka Raymond Watts,  the Infidel of industrial rock, returns to feed, foul and further his reputation with a brand new EP, ‘Prey & Obey’.  This will...

DECAPITATED | BAND R...

Polish metal extremists Decapitated are inching closer to the release of their seventh album Anticult, which arrives via Nuclear Blast on July 7. The band has further stoked anticipation for the album by issuing the video for the new track ‘Earth Scar’. “We’re really...

NEWS: Cradle of Filt...

NEWS: Cradle of Filth to open Cryptoriana tour in Belfast OUR favourite dark creatures Cradle of Filth are set to open up its Cryptoriana tour in Belfast on 30th October. The tour is named after the band’s upcoming 12th full-length album. ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay’...

PENROSE

LOOK OUT FOR THERE NEW SINGLE COMING SOON  April 2017 Irish indie ensemble Penrose has its roots in a two person act originally started by musician Darragh McGrane in 2015. The line-up has gradually expanded to a five piece ensemble in 2015 and their pedigree is quickly developing with the band supporting the likes of Aslan, Jack L, The Original Rude Boys, and Paddy Casey on the vibrant Irish live scene…each performance well lauded by those media present at the gigs. Penrose can now be described as a solid Indie Pop band with catchy uplifting inide songs and anthems that have “attitude” and stick in your head. Mixing the pop...

ALBUM REVIEW: 17 albums in and Tankard just keep g...

IT’s a long way from 1982 through to 2017, and for any band with that longevity one could reasonably expect that for their 17th album could be jaded and without much development. However, when it comes to Tankard that’s definitely not the case on ‘One Foot In The Grave’. Instead they have elevated their own creativity that bit further. How? Tackling societal issues through humour is one aspect. The production of Martin Buchwalter is another. The German thrashers have taken their familiar template, well worn over 35 years of “alcoholic thrash”, and upped it a notch. As always the music is full faced...

Spirit Of Rock Prese...

Spirit Of Rock Presents Ramblin’ Man Fair Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent UK 28th, 29th & 30th July 2017 Announce Prog In The Park Stage Headliner Devin Townsend Project    Praise for Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016  “Only UK Festival of its kind, superbly organised, top notch food, great music!”...

Zone 52 Festival

  Zone 52 Festival Held at Billing Aquadrome, Northampton from 9-11 June and run by NB’s Outdoor Events and Blackbush Promotions Northampton. This is the first Zone 52 Festival to be held, the weather was mostly kind although very windy. A great selection of bands, from local unsigned bands to top tribute acts. It was unfortunate that the dates clashed with another huge music festival, as well as local events. Although the audience was small, every band gave their best. Day 1   started off with The Touch, An originals band from Northampton. Rock/Pop & punk Band 2 – Austin Gold 5 piece blues outfit. Band 3 – Rob...

Devilskin lays waste to Ireland Jun12

Devilskin lays waste to Ireland

  Devilskin lays waste to Ireland Devilskin are not a band to sit back and take it easy, no, they are constantly pushing barriers and themselves to take their brutally melodic metal to the masses and now it is Ireland’s turn. Having caught Devilskin on every tour in the UK so far it was time for me to make a trip across the water, catch up with some old friends and see what all the fuss is about this place called Limelight. As is usual when I decide to travel to gigs there is always something thrown at me to make things a bit more difficult and today it was watching my plane coming in to land with a smashed windscreen and covered with...

Kreator – Album Re-Issue:

Formed in Essen, Germany in 1982, Kreator are arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica’s thrash innovations with Venom’s proto-black metal imagery.  June 9 is the announced release date for the upcoming reissues of 1985’s ‘Endless Pain,’ 1986’s ‘Pleasure to Kill,’ 1987’s ‘Terrible Uncertainty’ and 1989’s ‘Extreme Aggression. ‘Endless Pain’ was released in October 1985 by Noise Records. It was a savage debut; its crude thrashing quickly had the underground metal world abuzz with excitement. This album has been known to...

ALBUM REVIEW: Unleas...

ALBUM REVIEW: Unleash The Archers hit new heights on Apex WITH their fourth album ‘Apex’ Unleash The Archers could be forgiven for sticking to the formula that has stood them well so far in their career. While all the elements of previous releases are present and correct this is a...

GOGOL BORDELLO

READY TO UNLEASH  SEEKERS AND FINDERS ON AUGUST 25TH VIA COOKING VINYL Pre-orders available here now  FIRST TRACK ‘SABOTEUR BLUES’ AVAILABLE NOW UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED Renowned gypsy punk band GOGOL BORDELLO announce their new album, the seventh in their wide-ranging oeuvre which comes...

MR. BIG ‘Everybody N...

MR. BIG ‘Everybody Needs A Little Trouble’ video for new single available now http://bit.ly/2s8c60k   taken from the forthcoming album ‘Defying Gravity’ [Frontiers Records] ‘Defying Gravity’ – new album out July 2017  “OK, we’re rolling.” With those three declarative words (spoken...

Love Zombies Live @ Abbey Road Studios Jun07

Love Zombies Live @ Abbey Road Studios

  Love Zombies Live @ Abbey Road Studios Have you ever done something and instantly knew it was a once in a lifetime moment? Something you know will never be repeated? For me today was that day. Of all the gigs, festivals, backstage, VIP, taking photos and interviewing bands over 35 years and one day can turn it all on its head and everything pales in comparison. The day started very differently, a stormy Scotland had an instant effect on my journey as delays hit everything from trains, planes and everything in-between. The day was definitely sent to test me but after seven hours travelling and almost 500 miles(no mention of that song...

ALBUM REVIEW: Alesto...

ALBUM REVIEW: Alestorm ask do you drink and have you been fucked by a hammer on No Grave But The Sea ALESTORM have been seen as a joke for many a year by the po-faced intelligentsia who hold their noses at the term Pirate Metal – but on their new album ‘No Grave But The Sea’...

ALBUM REVIEW: Thyran...

ALBUM REVIEW: Thyrant mix it up on What We Left Behind SOMETIMES something wonderful drops for review; a surprise, a delight that comes at you so far leftfield it bowls you over. With nary a warning Thyrant landed for listening, and it has to be said that this début, ‘What We Left...

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