INTERVIEW: Hellbastard’s Scruff opens up ahe...

HELLBASTARD –  a name many savour for it stands for in musical  – and political – terms. As they prepare for their show in Belfast’s Voodoo on August 25th we caught up with self-confessed “ranter” Scruff Lewty to find out some more about the ‘Bastard. Having caught their impressive show at Hammerfest earlier this year they proved that they provide a tour de force set, loaded with vigour and virtue – something that seemed to stem from a DIY attitude, however as Scruff explained wasn’t always the case. “We haven’t always taken that approach,” he said. “We have been...

INTERVIEW: Terminus set for assaulting Scandanavia...

INTERVIEW: Terminus set for assaulting Scandanavia and France and working as they work on new material METAL warriors of the outer-reaches, Terminus, are set to hit to festivals in Europe this year, as they work towards another stunning collection of hard edged metal. We caught up with bassist David McCallum as they knuckled down to piece together their next release. “Terminus have been busy working on new material,” he said. “But we will be coming out to play to two shows in mainland Europe in September and October.” The first one is in Torreilles in France on September 9th as part of a nine band line-up. “The...

BLIND GUARDIAN | NEW...

BLIND GUARDIAN | NEW ALBUM ‘LIVE BEYOND THE SPHERE’ OUT TODAY + BAND RELEASE ‘THE NINTH WAVE’ LIVE VIDEO Progressive power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have released their first live album in 14 years – Live Beyond The Spheres is a collection of 22 tracks including...

DEPARTED’ CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE...

DEPARTED’ CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON THE ‘MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST’ NOVEMBER UK TOUR AND SHARE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO.   Devon-based 4-piece rock and roll band “DEPARTED” have been confirmed as special guests on the “Michael Schenker Fest” November UK Tour. Dates include O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Nov 2), O2 Academy Sheffield (Nov 3), O2 Ritz Manchester (Nov 4) and Hull City Hall (Nov 5).   The band will release their new single “Are You Ready?” Friday 7th July and share official music video –www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ul7lwXk2Io&feature=youtu.be DEPARTED celebrate what rock and roll is all about – powerful lead...

INTERVIEW: Trucker Tom ready to get the Big Truck ...

IT’S an exciting few months ahead for the Big Truck as Trucker Diablo gears up for festival dates and the release of their latest set of soaring songs on ‘Fighting for Everything’. A series of slots at some of the most respected festivals in the UK will gather the legions of fans together once more and an acoustic show is set with the legendary Ginger Wildheart at the Diamond Rock Club. We caught up with Tom Harte to chat about the next six exciting months, starting off with how the new album is coming along with just over three months until release. “After being locked away for a few month recording our new album,...

NEW SINGLE ’LAW MAN’...

NEW SINGLE ’LAW MAN’ OUT 28.06.17 video : http://bit.ly/2sosBov FROM THE ALBUM ‘HEAVY LIVING’ OUT 15.09.17  [FRONTIERS]  “Dirty by name, dirty by (musical) nature, these London based noiseniks do riffy blues rock  with a side of Rival Sons-esque soul, as on the strutting ‘Law Man’.”  CLASSIC...

NEWS: Wayward Sons s...

NEWS: Wayward Sons set for album release – video released FROM being solo artist, band member and producer Toby Jepson has moved on to his next project, and it’s a pretty exciting one for lover of hard rock…here’s the blurb: Wayward Sons are delighted to announce the...

Black Star Riders re-sign with Nuclear Blast

NEWS: Black Star Riders re-sign with Nuclear Blast ahead of Warwick/Johnson Diamond show and Ramblin Man slot Well – as you should know by now Black Star Riders’ duo Ricky Warwkick and Damon Johnson are playing the Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill on July 5th, and BSR will then have a series of shows including a main stage slot at Ramblin Man Fair. Seems that it is a busy time for the guys on and off stage as they have announced a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Back in 2012, Black Star Riders signed their first contract with Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the same year. Under the banner of the independent...

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN ...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM EUROPE’S ICONIC ROUNDHOUSE SHOW RELEASED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW2VYZVS5xE THE FINAL COUNTDOWN 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW – LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE IS RELEASED ON JULY 21st, 2017 Pre-Order Now – EUROPE_The_Final_Countdown_30th-Anniversary_Physical ON JULY...

NEWS: Just 51 days u...

WITH the countdown well underway the clock is ticking until we all gather at the sacred grounds of Catton Park – and to mark the 51 days to go this is the official statement that should keep everyone happy: Not long now before the BLOODSTOCK faithful thunder onto the hallowed turf of...

IN FLAMES JOIN FORCES WITH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH...

JOIN FORCES WITH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH FOR UK ARENA TOUR! A true clash of the titans! Chart-topping European legends In Flames will unite with US multi-platinum hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch, to play what promises to be the biggest and most exciting arena rock tour of autumn 2017. This marks the very first time that these two juggernauts have joined forces on the road together, and it will be a “can’t miss” moment for the genre and fans. The trek will ravage arenas across Europe and the UK beginning in November, stopping in most major cities, finally concluding on December 21st at the iconic Wembley Arena in London, UK.  ...

OVERKILL, will be coming to London as a part of th...

Announced for ‘MTV Headbangers Ball’ London show!     Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, will be coming to London as a part of the ‘MTV Headbangers Ball’ Tour 2017later this year, which also includes 16 European dates. On this trek the band will be joining forces with metal legends Max & Iggor Cavalera, Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium and up and coming German death squad Deserted Fear. Tickets are available here: 12th December – London – O2 Forum Kentish Town Full dates are as follows:   ‘MTV Headbangers Ball’ Tour 2017 Max & Iggor Cavalera, Overkill, Insomnium, Deserted Fear 26th  Nov – (DE)...

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...

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