Dirty Thrills – Law ...

  Dirty Thrills – Law Man (Single – Radio Edit) I must admit that I had not yet heard of the London rock quartet Dirty Thrills, until this new single from their upcoming album dropped into my pigeon hole – hot off the press before the album hits. At first listen, the single track Law Man...

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...

NEWS: Cradle of Filt...

COME the 11th July in Northern Ireland we burn shit, piss off each other and maybe get ready for some recreational rioting…Situation normal, all fucked up. But for those of us who couldn’t care less about the tribal blaming as it all being ‘them uns’ fault we have...

ALBUM REVIEW: TEN sc...

It’s hard to believe that British Melodic Hard Rock act TEN have been treading the boards for 22 years now. Having gone through various line up changes through the years they are about to release their 13th studio album ‘Gothica’ on 7th July, and the third with current line up Gary Hughes...

Blue Oyster Cult/Jared James Nichols – Glasgow O2 ABC, 29/06/17 Jul07

Blue Oyster Cult/Jared James Nichols – Glasg...

Blue Oyster Cult/Jared James Nichols – Glasgow O2 ABC, 29/06/17 Review Cameron Arndt & Garry Murrie Images Gary Cooper As far as I can work out, it’s been almost ten years since Blue Oyster Cult played in Scotland. Back then they played a much smaller venue, The Ferry, whereas tonight they grace the O2 ABC up on Sauchiehall Street. Whether this apparent resurgence is due to a renewed drive within the band themselves, or indicative of a wider renaissance in the rock scene as a whole I’m not sure, but whatever the reason, their return to a big stage has clearly been highly anticipated and the ABC filled up rapidly as soon as the...

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...

LIVE AT WACKEN 2016 ...

LIVE AT WACKEN  2016 27 YEARS FASTER HARDER LOUDER Release:  July 21st 2017 WACKEN 2016 PREPARES TO INVADE HOMES THE LENGTH AND BREDTH OF THE LAND Welcome to the ultimate heavy metal event-in-a-box (well, Digipack!) as once again, fans of heavy metal, hard rock and specifically the greatest...

ALBUM REVIEW: Jorn e...

ALBUM REVIEW: Jorn excels again on new platter Life on Death Road HARD on the heals of his 2016 release “Heavy Rock Radio”, an album of cover songs that influenced or made an impression on a young Jorn Lande he has released a brand new album ‘Life on Death Road’. Mostly written and...

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...

Mothership (with support from Pearl Handled Revolver) – 25th June 2017 Jun29

Mothership (with sup...

Mothership (with support from Pearl Handled Revolver) – 25th June 2017   Having spent the weekend in Cambridgeshire, music free, on the way home to the wilds of Northamptonshire we decided to come back via Milton Keynes and visit the Craufurd Arms at Wolverton because we’d seen the...

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...

Chris Holmes @ The Cathouse, Glasgow Jun28

Chris Holmes @ The Cathouse, Glasgow

  Well its been about a year since I last saw Chris Holmes and my hearing was just about getting back to normal. I decided I was not going to go tonight so unprepared so I sought out a motorway work crew, lay down next to the pneumatic drill for an hour and now I am ready!!! Before I got to the decibel busting man himself we had two cracking support bands, the first of which were local guys Manifold. After a bit of a lay off the boys have been back at it and after a cracking support slot for L.A. Guns I was looking forward to catching them live again. The band were in fine form with tracks like “White hot”, “False Lovin” and “killer...

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...

WAYWARD SONS Album: ...

Wayward Sons are delighted to announce the release of their debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” on the 15th September through Frontiers Music Srl. The band is set to release four videos to support single releases. The videos together will make one short film. You can see the first video (for...

Chris Holmes Northampton Jun26

Chris Holmes Northampton

Loud, louder, loudest   A mid-week gig is uncommon for us, but when Chris Holmes and his Mean Man tour are visiting your local rock bar – the King Billy at Northampton, what choice do you have?!   Kicking off the night were American visitors Bob Dee with Petro. The New Yorkers are currently touring the UK and got the night off to a great rocking start.   Second up were Still Remains UK – a great local band with a huge following. With Andy Green on guitar, Pacey on bass, Miles Goodman on guitar (previously with Soldier) and Ethan Durrant on drums performed a short but storming set. Andy was also the organiser of...

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...

ALBUM REVIEW: Rabid ...

ALBUM REVIEW: Rabid Bitch of the North leave sweet sensations on the palette on Nothing But A Bitter Taste AHH the heady days of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal – our formative years when the Friday Rock Show was gospel and a myriad of bands infused musicality with punk attitude....

ALBUM REVIEW: Goatwh...

ALBUM REVIEW: Goatwhore gore the aural tracts on album number 7 – Vengeful Ascension GOATWHORE some five or six years ago seemed to be stuck in a rut, they’re blackened metal somewhat re-treading their own sound a little too much. However, on 2014’s ‘Constricting The...

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...

Stiff Little Fingers: ‘Best Served Loud – Live at the Barrowland’ Jun23

Stiff Little Fingers: ‘Best Served Loud – Live at ...

  Stiff Little Fingers: ‘Best Served Loud – Live at the Barrowland’ Review – Craig Grant – Stiff Little Fingers, the SLF or the Rigid Digits are the pioneers of punk rock. In 1977 the world was filled with acts such as the Pistols, the Buzzcocks, the Undertones and The Clash but the SLF stood out. They were angry and in a hurry to share their political slant on a world that was honed from their experience growing up during, ‘The Troubles’. Infectious hooks, no nonsense delivery and a commitment to telling it like it is was the trademark of a SLF show. By the time Suspect Device and Alternative Ulster came on at a gig you had been...

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.  ...

THE DEAD DAISIES SET TO ROCK WOODSTOCK, POLAND Jun21

THE DEAD DAISIES SET TO ROCK WOODSTOCK, POLAND

LIVE & LOUDER FOR PEACE & FREEDOM THE DEAD DAISIES SET TO ROCK WOODSTOCK, POLAND WITH THE GORZOW ORCHESTRA   High Octane, rip-roaring hard rockers THE DEAD DAISIES are proud to announce a monumental return to WOODSTOCK POLAND featuring in a gripping headline performance at a special “CONCERT FOR FREEDOM” with The Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra on August 3rd, 2017.   Founder & President of Woodstock Poland, Jurek Owsiak has the following thoughts on The Dead Daisies and their return to his Festival:   “Woodstock 1969 became an incredible spark which inspired all freedom thinkers of the world to face their biggest...

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)...

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!”...

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