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...

Stranglewire belch b...

Stranglewire belch beautifully twisted madness on The Dark Triad SOMETHING wicked this way comes – the Ray Bradbury book proclaimed: and in the end of days, when the world descends to its dystopian demise we need dark poetry to describe the wickedness within. And, Stranglewire deliver...

A Little Bitter prod...

 A Little Bitter produce an album of tenderness and anger on the wonderful Arrows GIVEN the lengthy gestation period for A Little Bitter‘s new album, ‘Arrows’, it is fair to say that this has been eagerly awaited by fans of the three-piece. Has the wait been worth it? It has...

Album Review: LIFA b...

  Album Review: LIFA by Heilung People who tell you that they are open-minded to new ideas are normally the first to tell you that they don’t like something. In this social media orientated world it is easy to retreat to an echo chamber, inhabited by those with common interests and...

PART 2 OF THUNDERBOL...

SAXON ANNOUNCE PART 2 OF THUNDERBOLT TOUR New Album ‘THUNDERBOLT’ Reaches Top 30 in UK Official Charts! Highest Chart position in 34 Years! SAXON isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants have released their...

Chile’s thrash metallers STRAIGHT TERROR Feb15

Chile’s thrash...

Chile’s thrash metallers STRAIGHT TERROR just released their debut album ‘Between The Lies‘ and posted a picture video for the song ‘Inferno‘: https://youtu.be/X22MYy4enRQ The album is produced by Straight Terror. Mixed/reamped by Javier Bassino (Fireland, Rexx,...

When Anvil Pounded t...

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 were playing....

Falling Red deliver sleaze smorgasbord on Lost Sou...

 Falling Red deliver sleaze smorgasbord on Lost Souls ONE wonders what the residents of Cumbria must make of Falling Red – they’re not what you would expect from that rugged landscapes – instead it is a glammed up party machine that packs musical punch as all can attest to who have seen their live show. On new release ‘Lost Souls’ they not only capture that but they belt it out of the park, into orbit. Looking like escapees from Sunset Blvd taking refuge in England they may seem like just another sleaze band, but they are much, much more than that.. This is a diverse collection of tracks. From the pureblood...

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR  NEW SINGLE: Feb15

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR NEW SINGLE:

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR NEW SINGLE: “BRING THE HOUSE DOWN” RELEASE DATE: 23RD FEBRUARY 2018 After wrapping up 2017 with their huge radio hit “Have Mercy On Me” and completing a highly successful co-headline tour playing to many sold out crowds throughout the UK and Europe with FOZZY, the original Wild Boys of Gothenburg are set to release their second single and video “Bring The House Down” on 23rd February 2018, via GAIN Music Entertainment. Taken from their forthcoming full-length studio album “You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll” that is due to be released on 21st September, “Bring The House Down” is bound to become a classic Hardcore Superstar...

WAYWARD SONS UK TOUR IN APRIL

WAYWARD SONS ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR IN APRIL 2018 DEBUT ALBUM “GHOSTS OF YET TO COME” OUT NOW Praise for “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” Debut single “Until The End” 16 Weeks On Planet Rock Playlist! “This is simple, irresistible Rock N Roll” – Classic Rock “This is riff heavy classic hard rock and it is played superbly” – Maximum Volume “No frills and no fucking about, ‘Ghosts Of Yet To Come’ is one of the most energising albums of the year so far” Fireworks Fresh from the critically acclaimed release of their debut album “Ghosts Of Yet To Come” and support to Steel Panther and Inglorious across the UK in January 2018, Wayward Sons...

Album Review: The DE...

  Album Review: The DEAD XIII – Dark Days I was lucky enough a few years ago to review the debut album by the DEAD XIII which was called Catacombs. It was a corker of an album, to the point we started the review by saying, ‘Ok, so just go buy this’. My opinion hasn’t changed since I...

Live Review: The Stranglers in Adelaide, Australia...

  Live Review: The Stranglers in Adelaide, Australia. Punk rock royalty have come to Adelaide as part of their Australia and New Zealand tour. We have The Ruts DC support The Stranglers, two bands there in the beginning and still going strong. Both bands have had their loss, their ups and downs but on the night these two bands left a busy venue wanting more. Kicking the night off with The Ruts DC we have a band that I have been looking forward to for so many years. On the night we had all the classics, including, Babylon’s Burning, Staring at the Rude Boys and In a Rut all from the Ruts days. The big one for me was hearing Kill the...

Voodoo Circle, Album...

  Voodoo Circle, Album: Raised On Rock. Voodoo Circle are a German hard rock band formed in 2008 by guitar hero Alex Beyrodt (Silent Force, Primal Fear) and this is their fifth album. Other members are Mat Sinner, Francesco Jorvino and newly appointed frontman Herbie Langhans (Sinbreed)....

Symphonic extravaganza  headed by Therion Feb12

Symphonic extravaganza headed by Therion

Symphonic extravaganza lands in Limelight headed by Therion COSTUMES. You wouldn’t expect a live music review to start with costumes. It’s not a fuckn’ fashion blog! But, the point in referring to four bands’ costumes is attention to detail. When the four acts, headed by Therion, hit the stage on Saturday February 10th, that act of putting on a costume, warpaint or whatever gives the audience a focus, and gets the band into the mindset of providing entertainment. And, this tour package poured out as much entertainment as the beer taps were providing… Manhattan’s Midnight Eternal set the tone for the...

Raveneye Skam Mosmo Strange.Live in Belfast

LIVE REVIEW: Raveneye, Skam and Mosmo Strange. Three rock bands walk into a bar …. ON a rather cold Friday night the Belfast Empire played host to a full on rock performance of epic proportions. As the crowd milled in anticipating a good show, little did they know what a fantastic night it was to be – minds, as they say blown… Setting the scene was local band Mosmo Strange, a four piece band of Gavin Scott, Nolan Donnelly, Eamonn Doherty and Conor Bradley. Kicking in with ‘L’Etrange’, Clipper and ‘Fumar Mata’, they grabbed people’s attention straight away with an eclectic alt rock energy. These guys were not the usual...

HALO TORA Announce New Album ‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’ Feb09

HALO TORA Announce N...

HALO TORA Announce New Album ‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’ Released 06 APR 2018 ‘Man Of Stone: First Chapter’ Release Show Tickets On Sale Now 27 APR 2018 – Glasgow, Stereo: http://bit.ly/2smuL9X Progressive rock five-piece, Halo Tora have announced details of...

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