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Metallica Announced WorldWired Tour & 25 European Dates

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour has confirmed its return to the UK and Europe, this time for a staggering May 1-August 25, 2019 run of their own outdoor gigs at stadiums, parks, and even one at a castle. Tickets go on sale September 28th at 10am Fifth member pre-sale September 25th The new dates are Metallica’s first in the UK and Europe since the Sept. 2017 to May 2018 indoor run that… Keep Reading

Copenhell 2018 reviews
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Deftones, Copenhell 2018

Eight years has gone since Deftones ravaged the first ever Copenhell, now it was time for another round. Deftones are well known for an experimental approach to metal, well composed songs and high intensity shows. The expectations were sky high, and as expected Deftones delivered an overwhelming and breath taking performance leaving the crowd wanting more. The band played an intense full 90 minutes show with only a few song… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks Kicks Arse

Saturday: Camden Rocks is London’s premier rock festival in London’s premier rock location. On Friday I photographed Blossoms, a band so vanilla that prolonged exposure carries risk of poisoning. Quite why yesterday’s All Points East Festival audience of young people were going crazy over a band whose most exciting crowd interaction was: “Hello, we’re Blossoms from Stockport” was, and is, beyond me. Today however, I’m at Camden Rocks – over… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Monster Magnet, Gorilla, Manchester

It was 23 degrees on the streets of Manchester this evening, but inside Gorilla it feels like 123 degrees as the venue is packed to the rafters for American rock band Monster Magnet. Originally hailing from New Jersey Monster Magnet have been around in various forms since 1989 when they were formed by Dave Waldorf and, since then the band have had varying amounts of success with both singles and… Keep Reading

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King 810, The Asylum, Birmingham.

 “Where I’m from? You know I’m from Murdertown.” Back in the UK for the first time in what feels like forever, King 810 brought their special brand of bone crunching riffs, bleak wordplay and chilling imagery to Birmingham’s The Asylum. As the sun went down in Birmingham, it became clear that something very special was about to take place within the walls of The Asylum. A line of anxiously waiting… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Paranoid’

This month, we are looking at the era that spawned Glam Rock and Heavy Metal, and everything in-between This week we are looking at the band that brought Metal to the masses, Black Sabbath, and their second album, ‘Paranoid’  Amongst the many things that the 70’s spawned, Black Sabbath are probably one of the biggest successes of this wonderful era. From the massive riffs that came from Tony Iommi, to the… Keep Reading

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Bloodstcok Welcome Doro, Fozzy, Bloodbath and Septicflesh

Bloodstcok are excited to announce four more additions to their August 2018 line-up. German metal legend, Doro will be our Friday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner!  With a career spanning over 30 years and 17 studio albums under her belt (including 4 with Warlock), Doro’s current label Nuclear Blast recently celebrated her 30 year anniversary with a 3 DVD box set, ‘Strong & Proud’; a great place to start if… Keep Reading

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Extreme UK Tour This December

Extreme will be returning to the UK this December! Starting at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on the 13th December the band will then head out across the nation, playing to 6 different cities before closing the tour with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on the 20th December. Talking about the newly announced dates, Guitar sensation Nuno Bettencourt had the following to say “The UK has always embraced Extreme and… Keep Reading

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Record of the Week: Nothing More ‘Go To War’

American rock metal band Nothing More Release ‘Go To War’ Formed in 2003, San Antonio, Texas the band are set to release their second album this coming September 15th  The band recently performed the single live for the first time at the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards which was broadcasted internationally on Amazon yesterday. “Go To War” is currently the fastest growing song at Rock Radio in the US and was trending… Keep Reading

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Cradle Of Filth Announce Savage Messiah As Special Guests On Tour

UK’s legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth are pleased to announce that NWOBHM inspired thrashers Savage Messiah will be accompanying them as special guests on their upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates. Savage Messiah stated: “We are thrilled to be joining Cradle of Filth on their UK/IRE tour in Oct/Nov! We had a great show together in Portsmouth recently, so we jumped at the chance to do a full… Keep Reading

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Clutch, Eagles Club, Milwaukee

Clutch bring their psychedelic rock n’ roll to a packed Eagles Club, Milwaukee. From the first notes of ‘Cyborg Bette’ the crowd was in full swing.  The stage was dimly lit.  The crowd was already sweating from packing in tight to get closer to the front of the stage.  The band filled the stage and cheers filled the room once lead singer Neil Fallon was visible on stage.  They opened… Keep Reading

Punch Cabbie
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Punch Cabbie, Live Wire Lounge, Chicago

Punch Cabbie brings the noise to LiveWire Lounge! The lights dimmed as Punch Cabbie took the stage and the fans cheered in excitement. Punch Cabbie played with fire tonight.  After much excitement from the three opening bands, Punch Cabbie started their set around 12:30am. LiveWire Lounge is a small venue, but the room was filled with fans ready for the impending onslaught to their ears.  Overall the band sounded tight.… Keep Reading

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Evanescence, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London

Arkansas rockers Evanescence back in London for the first time in five years. Evanescence stormed the Hammersmith Apollo during the second of their two-night residency at this famous west London venue. As a photographer tonight, I got very lucky. Evanescence were known in journalistic circles for being a little camera shy on this tour, having previously relegated photographers to the back of the venue. I was prepared for the worst… Keep Reading

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Ghost, Manchester, 02 Apollo

Tonight it was the turn of the Manchester unfaithful to come to confession with Papa Emeritus and his band of faceless Ghouls. We were treated to incense, smoke, CO2 canons, flash bangs, flames, confetti canons, .. oh erm .. lots more smoke  and some damn fine tunes as well. Ghost are on tour promoting their new EP, Popestar, without a doubt their best release yet. The Swedish theatrical, satanic, metal… Keep Reading

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Metallica Announce European Tour

Metallica Announce European Leg of their tour in Support of Hardwired… To Self Distrust with support from Kvelertak TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 24th – get tickets SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 16, 2017 – Metallica today announced the European leg of their WorldWired Tour in support of their new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The tour kicks off with two shows in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on September 4th and… Keep Reading

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Black Country hard rockers GIN ANNIE release new EP

After 4 years of tirelessly playing the local circuit and after the success of their first single “Damage is Done”, Black Country rockers Gin Annie are launching their first EP after signing a management deal with Sanctuary Music Ltd. If you like bands such as AC/DC, Led Zepplin and Black Stone Cherry then you will love the big riff and big chorus sounds of Gin Annie’s latest offering. Gin Annie is… Keep Reading

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So This Is Suffering: New Album & Tour

So This Is Suffering is a post-deathcore outfit founded by Zedadiah Martinez and Zechariah Gamez in 2006. The band later solidified its lineup with longtime friends Rudy Florez, Robert Brown, and James Williams. The band self-released three albums and have relentlessly performed across the United States multiple times earning a name as one of the heaviest and hardest-working currently active DIY bands. Technical death metal unit SO THIS IS SUFFERING will… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Metal Church ‘It’s Time for UK Worship’

Heavy metal titans Metal Church are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK shores in June, for a five date long run. They will be touring in celebration of latest studio album ‘XI’, which was released last year via Nuclear Blast. The tour kicks off at legendary London venue the Camden Underworld on 20th June, taking the five piece to Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, before finishing… Keep Reading

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Run to the Hills: The Iron Maidens are back in town!

After their triumphant UK debut in 2016, the world’s one and only all-female Iron Maiden tribute return to our shores in October, and this time they’re here to conquer the land of their idols beyond London. Frontwoman Kirsten Chickinson can’t hide her excitement: ‘Having played the UK last year – and even getting to meet some of the original members of Iron Maiden – was a dream come true. So… Keep Reading

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Death Angel Return to the UK with Headline dates in August

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel, who seemingly never slow down, are very pleased to announce that they will be playing four UK headline shows this August. Fiery front man Mark Osegueda checked in with the following comment: “I am extremely proud to announce that DEATH ANGEL will finally be returning to the UK for a string of headlining shows in August of 2017. These will be the… Keep Reading

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