Elegant power from N...

 Elegant power from No Hot Ashes FOR any band releasing their début album more than three decades after they formed borders almost like a satire with Alan Partridge and Ricky Gervais starring. But No Hot Ashes are not a satirical act, no comedy lines, no knowing nods to the audience. Because...

Die So Fluid are pleased to announce their brand new album Feb28

Die So Fluid are ple...

Die So Fluid are pleased to announce their brand new album “One Bullet From Paradise” out on March 30th, via Strataville. After a year of turmoil and tragedy in 2016 – which saw the sudden and unexpected death of their beloved friend & drummer Al Fletcher –...

Wildfire Rekindled Feb28

Wildfire Rekindled

  Wildfire Rekindled Dave Ritchie take a bow. The man behind Wildfire festival in Scotland has been showcasing talent for a number of years and tonight he had a four band bill at the brilliant Audio in Glasgow. Four bands, all different but all extremely talented and it made for an amazing evening and a real taster for the main event in June. Tonight is a very unusual event for me. I had not heard the first three bands and rather than diving into facebook pages and youtube I decided it would be good to go in blind and I am glad that I did. I walked into the venue as first band Landslides kicked off and as I heard those electronic...

Young British Heavy Metal Band MONUMENT Feb26

Young British Heavy ...

Immediate Press Release: Young British Heavy Metal Band MONUMENT is proud to announce, the band joined the European titans Continental Concerts booking roster. “We are looking forward to an exciting future together!” Says MONUMENT‘s manager Akis Kosmidis: “We are very...

Dutch death descends on Voodoo as Pestilence lay waste Feb26

Dutch death descends...

Dutch death descends on Voodoo as Pestilence lay waste THE announcement of Pestilence‘s Belfast show created a palpable sense of excitement that was exceeded when the Dutch veterans emerged onto the Voodoo stage on Friday (February 23rd). It was a night of intense technical death metal...

Stormzone on searing...

Stormzone on searing form on the luscious Lucifer’s Factory IF you think Stormzone are just an ordinary heavy metal band you are about to be handed your ass on a sling with the release of Lucifer’s Factory -powerful, story driven, searing metal with real heart. And, with lyrical...

Falling Red

  Falling Red are a sleaze / speed metal band comprising of Rozey lead vocals and guitars, Dave Sanders drums and vocals, Shane Kirk guitar and vocals, and Mikey Lawless bass guitar and this is their latest album. It starts off with an eerie spoken intro then immediately smacks you in...

Winter storm Launch party Feb26

Winter storm Launch party

  Winter storm Launch party The moment you enter Troon, you can tell there’s something just a little bit different going on today. As a swarm of black band shift emblazoned invades Troon’s usually Sunday golfers and beach walkers. Entering an unassuming building, Black King Cobra have already taken to the stage, providing a nice even keel to their sound with just a touch of Tom Morello in their guitar solos. It’s fair to say the Sunday golfers don’t know what’s hit them. The Cobras continue with Wrack And Ruin – a hit in the making which provides an ever so catchy bassline, a funky breakdown and the drum fills accentuate the tune...

Postmodern Jukebox @ 02 Academy, Glasgow Feb26

Postmodern Jukebox @ 02 Academy, Glasgow

  Postmodern Jukebox @ 02 Academy, Glasgow They say a change is as good as a rest so I decided to go for a very big change. My life revolves around rock,metal and blues but some time ago I came across this lots version of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” and it instantly peaked my attention so I dove through all their rock covers and decided then and there this was something I needed to see live. I also love a good burlesque show so I suppose the leap was not too dramatic as it had that type of feel(but not as much flesh). Some of the audience had dressed up and it was a real party atmosphere. The hall was packed which for someone who follows...

Raveneye/Skam/Anchor Lane @ King Tuts, Glasgow Feb26

Raveneye/Skam/Anchor Lane @ King Tuts, Glasgow

  Raveneye/Skam/Anchor Lane @ King Tuts, Glasgow   Where is Gene Simmons when you need him? In fact I wish I could round up every single person who runs down the state of rock and metal in this country and happily hand out a ticket for this show as tonight was immense. Three bands that are forging this new wave of rock at their absolute best. First up were local lads Anchor Lane, a band I know and love and who are now starting to see some well deserved recognition. It is hard to believe I saw these guys for the first time more than two years ago and they blew me away. Each gig since that day( and there has been many) they have...

Will Wilde: Album Br...

  Will Wilde: Album Bring It On Home. I have been lucky enough to see and have a chat with Will on two occasions, the first time at HRH Blues where he totally blew me away, and also at The Edge at Cropredy. And he not only is an amazing musician but also a genuinely nice guy, so I was...

HRH METAL O2 Birmingham Day Two. Feb22

HRH METAL O2 Birmingham Day Two.

  HRH METAL O2 Birmingham Day Two. Today was going to be slightly different less death and black metal and concentrating on the prog thrash and grunge type stuff, which for this old dinosaur was just fine by me. The first three bands, same as yesterday, were playing on the best of Brum Stage 2 and kicked off with Devils Playground: this local six piece Birmingham band combine dual male and female vocalists. The original girl Leanne was being replaced today but the mix of the female goth type Evanescence voice and the black metal screams of the guy really worked well. During the set they had a power failure but it didn’t bother them and...

HRH METAL  IN BIRMINGHAM DAY 1 Feb20

HRH METAL IN BIRMINGHAM DAY 1

            HRH METAL: O2 Academy Birmingham 17th & 18th Feburary 2018. Day one Welcome to Birmingham, the birthplace of heavy metal! And what better location to run a three day metal festival. Now in its second year the canny HRH crew thought, how about we let the fans decide what bands they want to see and enjoy, so an online voting system was set up on the HRH page and after an overwelming response. HRH METAL was born, three days and three performance stages of non stop metal in different genres: thrash, death, speed even folk, it’s all there and more, to headbang, pogo, or frankly just go mental to. And...

FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM F...

ONE BULLET FROM PARADISE’ IS THE LONG AWAITED FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM FROM UK/US ROCK BAND DIE SO FLUID After a year of turmoil and tragedy in 2016 – which saw the sudden and unexpected death of their beloved friend & drummer Al Fletcher – the remaining 2 band members Grog...

When Anvil Pounded the Pavements of Belfast Feb20

When Anvil Pounded t...

LIVE REVIEW: When Anvil Pounded the Pavements of Belfast A cold Tuesday night feeling like it was the dead of winter should have ensured the streets of Belfast had only a few stragglers knocking about the place. Not so for the Limelight 2 where the legendary Anvil and the mighty Stormzone...

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