ALBUM REVIEW: The Beast is back with a Berserker o...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Beast is back with a Berserker of an album WHEN Anton Kabanen split from Battle Beast in 2015 no one was really sure if he would be back. But lo and behold he is. His new band Beast in Black was formed not too long after and quickly given a chance to prove themselves supporting Nightwish. Now without further ado, let us present to you, Berserker… The titular ‘Beast in Black’ blasts off the album with pure powerful metal and screaming lyrics. Heavy, fast, driving power beats faster than your heart. The chorus is very catchy with powerful riffs and the guitar solo is fast and furious. This sets the tone for the...

NEWS: Five Finger De...

NEWS: Five Finger Death Punch to release new tracks on a ‘greatest hits’ album STOP sniggering over there in the corner, because there are plenty of fans out there unconvinced at your scepticism. And, while you may not raise an eyebrow at the news that Five Finger Death Punch are...

LIVE REVIEW: Cradle of Filth curdle the light in dark tales of death Nov02

LIVE REVIEW: Cradle of Filth curdle the light in d...

LIVE REVIEW: Cradle of Filth curdle the light in dark tales of death CRADLE of Filth are riding high on the strength of ‘Hammer of the Witches’ and their current release ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay’ – and there is no weakening in live performances as demonstrated in a stunning darkly delightful show in Belfast on the night before Halloween. Indeed, it was a show of grit and showmanship, slick but not too overly polished that it lacked soul. Equally tour support act, Savage Messiah, produced an eye-opening set of thrash that was tight and with enough metal groove to avoid a stilted set...

It’s Wilde! Hard Roc...

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It’s Wilde!  Hard Rock Harmonica Hero Announces His New Album and Video Will Wilde is announcing his much-anticipated new album, ‘Bring It On Home’, to be released on March 9th 2018. He’s also premiering his new single and video ‘Parisienne Walkways’: a...

Debut album by THE D...

THE DARK ELEMENT ‘THE DARK ELEMENT’ debut album by new group  featuring Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) Jani Liimateinen (ex-Sonata Arctica) OUT 10.11.17   includes the singles ‘My Sweet Mystery’ ‘Here’s To You’ ‘Dead To Me’   Video : ‘My Sweet Mystery’  http://bit.ly/2xAjvsQ...

SKINDRED START THE M...

SKINDRED START THE MACHINE UK TOUR 2018 UK Ragga Metal legends Skindred are pleased to announce The “Start the Machine” UK Headline Tour for April 2018 ahead of their forthcoming Seventh album on Napalm Records. Skindred are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on a Major...

ALMANAC | BAND RELEA...

ALMANAC | BAND RELEASE LIVE VIDEO FOR ‘CHILDREN OF THE SACRED PATH’, TAKEN FROM THE BONUS DVD INCLUDED WITH THE NEW ALBUM ALMANAC – Victor Smolski’s (ex-RAGE) new band – are set to release their new album Kingslayer on November 24th. The limited edition version...

WARRIOR SOUL, the ba...

WARRIOR SOUL, the band fronted by legendary singer Kory Clarke, will release their new studio album, entitled ‘Back On The Lash‘ on December 1st, via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. Warrior Soul are back with profane sermons delivered at high velocity and maximum volume and this is...

JARED JAMES NICHOLS ...

JARED JAMES NICHOLS & THE BAD FLOWERS SUPPORT STONE BROKEN IN FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018  PLANET ROCK 48-HOUR TICKET PRE-SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER FROM: http://bit.ly/2gCIO5V TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER FROM http://bit.ly/2y1BxEA   American...

BLEEDING GODS Sign to Nuclear Blast Records and announce new album ‘Dodekathlon’ Oct25

BLEEDING GODS Sign t...

BLEEDING GODS Sign to Nuclear Blast Records and announce new album ‘Dodekathlon’     Today, Nuclear Blast proudly announces the signing of Dutch epic death/black metallers BLEEDING GODS! Of the signing, founding member and guitarist Ramon Ploeg comments: “BLEEDING GODS is very proud to...

RONNIE JAMES DIO HOLOGRAM TOUR ‘DIO Returns: The Tour’ Oct25

RONNIE JAMES DIO HOL...

RONNIE JAMES DIO HOLOGRAM TOUR ‘DIO Returns: The Tour’ Tour starts in Germany on the 6th December 2017 and will play more theatre shows around the globe within the next months Live music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion kicks off the “DIO Returns: The Tour,”featuring a...

MR. BIG

MR. BIG UK tour November 2017  to promote ‘Defying Gravity’ new album on Frontiers   Mr. Big play six UK dates in November to promote their new album,‘Defying Gravity’, which was released in July. The concluding shows of a headlining European tour on which The Answer and Faster...

Polish black metal juggernauts Blaze of Perdition

ALBUM REVIEW: Polish black metal juggernauts Blaze of Perdition pull you into the murky depths of madness with Conscious Darkness. POLAND is a country that needs no introduction when it comes to producing some of the most extreme music on this planet, and Blaze of Perdition are no exception to this. Their innovative and oppressive style is wonderfully showcased throughout the duration of ‘Conscious Darkness’, an album that contains four very lengthy songs ranging from eight to fifteen minutes in length. This isn’t an album for the casual listener but rather an album to immerse yourself in, boldly exploring its complexities. The album opener...

Concept album, violi...

INTERVIEW: Concept album, violinist, special guests – surely this isn’t Acid Age – well it is! WITH violinists, stellar contributors and a concept, what the hell is going on with Acid Age? Confused by the reports emerging from County Tyrone we seized Jude from the band, put...

Hard hitting ferocit...

ALBUM REVIEW: Hard hitting ferocity from Cannibal Corpse on Red Before The Black IMAGINE being thrown into a gorilla enclosure. The gorilla is jacked up on steroids, has been on a three-day bender and has heard you’ve been talking shit. The only thing you have to defend yourself with is a...

French black metalle...

ALBUM REVIEW: French black metallers Aosoth deliver the darkness by the truckload with ‘V: The Inside Scriptures’. In the now burgeoning French black metal scene it’s hard to stand out from the crowd. With bands like Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega putting French black metal firmly on the...

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary of Crimson Idol Oct25

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary o...

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary of Crimson Idol GIVEN the 25 years since its release, ‘The Crimson Idol’s is as much as seminal release from W.A.S.P., but is also a moment captured in many fans minds as a moment in their personal lives, making the ‘Re-Idolized’ date in Belfast a guaranteed sell-out. There was the expected buzz around the October 18th event at Limelight 1, which unfortunately for support act, The Cruel Knives, meant concentration was not in any way focussed towards the stage. While they were energetic and engaging at times they were struggling to keep attention away from the bar....

IVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limeight Oct16

IVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limei...

LIVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limeight ON what may become known as Ophelia Eve, a storm of a different kind arrived in Belfast’s Limelight and played like it was their last night on Earth. The night began with Cork three piece ‘Mindriot’. The room was already full when they kicked things off. The lads even managed to get the punters chanting along. They made the most of their little sliver of stage and warmed the crowd up considerably for the impending storm, even if lead vocalist Tony’s banter between songs was difficult to comprehend; a combination of a heavy bass and an even heavier accent! After a small break, The...

THE FRANKLYS RELEASE...

THE FRANKLYS RELEASE THIRD SINGLE ‘KEEPER’ FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM Autumn single release from the London garage four-piece that brings out a darker side of their debut album Comprised of two members from Sweden and two from England, The Franklys have created something unique,...

Samarkind- Samarkind

  Samarkind- Samarkind What the hell are they putting in the water in Ireland? The emerald isle already has a host of brilliant young talent, The Answer, Baleful Creed, Gasoline Outlaws and The Screaming Eagles to name but a few. Yes, they have also produced gods in the likes of thin Lizzy and Gary Moore so be prepared to add another name to the list, Samarkind are about to send shockwaves through the rock world with this debut release. From the moment opener “ Black Rain” hums its way to your ears till the bluesy “Blue Mountain” fades out you are going to be in blues/rock heaven. I can happily say this is the best debut of 2017 for...

METALLICA LAUNCH LON...

METALLICA LAUNCH LONDON POP UP SHOP IN ADVANCE OF UK TOUR METALLICA LAUNCH LONDON POP UP SHOP IN ADVANCE OF UK TOUR Ahead of their sold out UK Tour METALLICA have announced they will be opening a pop up store in London. It will open on October 18th through to October 23rd from 12 pm – 8...

The Kentucky Headhunters/ Bad Touch @ 02, ABC, Glasgow Oct13

The Kentucky Headhunters/ Bad Touch @ 02, ABC, Gla...

  The Kentucky Headhunters/ Bad Touch @ 02, ABC, Glasgow After seeing this show last year you would be mentally deranged to miss it again. Even though Inglorious were playing down the street and I love them there was no way I was missing this. I was expecting big things from this show but even I was blown away at how good this was. As I walk into the venue I am wondering what the smell is, no, it is not the Gary Numan fans downstairs…it is MUD! Local band The Swamp Born Assassins have been added to the bill and what a stroke of genius. I have heard a lot of noise about this band but never saw them live even though I am very...

Falling Red Release ...

Falling Red Release Single and Reveal new video Falling Red premiere new video for their single ‘My Town My City’. The track is from their exciting new album ‘Lost Souls’, due for release on 16th March, 2018. Vocalist and lead guitarist Andrew Roze comments “This song is very much not the...

Inglorious The Classic Grand Glasgow

  Inglorious The Classic Grand Glasgow 10/10/2017 Music fans were spoiled for choice as to which gig they were going to go to on a Tuesday night in Glasgow. Gary Numan , The Kentucky Headhunters , Midge Ure and their support bands all playing . What a clash ! The first of many in the next couple of months I guess. Can I make it from one venue another to see the 2nd support band or catch the headlining band finish ? Too much hassle and nothing guaranteed so I stayed put where I was. I arrived at the Classic Grand as Toby Jepson and his Wayward Sons were playing to an almost full venue. I caught 5 numbers by them . Not sure how much time...

Mollie Marriott on t...

  “TRUTH IS A WOLF” THE NEW ALBUM RELEASED 3 NOVEMBER 2017 Mollie Marriott on tour with Bad Touch November 2017 UK Tour “Infectiously vivacious, soulful and connected. Mollie is the real deal” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 “Strong songs with a great voice, Mollie’s got it all.” – Ronnie...

ALBUM REVIEW: Stormb...

ALBUM REVIEW: Stormbringer strident on third release Born A Dying Breed FOR their third album it seems the English rockers Stormbringer have nailed a sound that they are comfortable with, a band comfortable in their own rock ‘n’ roll skins. Given their début release in 2011 had a...

ALBUM REVIEW: LA Gun...

ALBUM REVIEW: LA Guns back with a bang on The Missing Peace People said it would never happen, that we’d never see new L.A. Guns material with Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the same L.A. Guns banner. But it has and finally, ‘The Missing Peace’ is here! Long awaited...

LIVE REVIEW: Alter Bridge’s triumphant retur...

LIVE REVIEW: Alter Bridge’s triumphant return to Belfast’s Ulster Hall AFTER playing two gigs at the Royal Albert Hall in London earlier in the week it was clear the band was pumped up and that Belfast was in for yet another spectacular Alter Bridge show. Playing to another nearly sold out crowd they brought with them London formed rock band As Lions playing songs from their début album ‘Selfish Age’ it was evident from the start that this band had energy and a good stage presence of a band that had been performing for a while, playing songs such as ‘White Flags’ and ‘Bury my Dead’ they got the crowd’s attention. The lights...

Samarkind to release...

Following the success of their first single, ‘Sun Stroke Heart’, multi-national hard rock blues group SAMARKIND have announced their self-titled debut album will be released on 24th November 2017. Featuring eight tracks and clocking in at 33 minutes, this short (but most definitely sweet)...

MORBID ANGEL

MORBID ANGEL ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘KINGDOMS DISDAINED’ RELEASE DATE: 1ST DECEMBER 2017 The band’s 9th studio album will be released worldwide on Dec 1st on Silver Linings Music (except Japan JVC), reuniting guitarist and founder Trey Azagthoth with bassist and vocalist Steve Tucker...

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