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Evanescence, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London

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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…

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Camden Rocks Festival 2017, London

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13,785 steps, 250 bands, 24 venues, 1 ticket. Camden Rocks 2017 The heart of London’s music scene beat a powerful united rhythm on Saturday 3rd June as thousands came together to enjoy the sound and spectacle of the annual Camden Rocks Festival. On any given night in Camden you’re hard pressed to stand on the street and not hear live music free-wheeling down the pavement. The place is littered with…

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 2

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Last week we published Part One of our ‘Top Picks’ from this years’ Camden Rocks Festival – a festival that seems to grow incrementally year on year. Last year: 200 bands, 20 venues. This year 250 bands, 25 venues – all in one day, all on one (unbelievably good value) ticket. In the final days before the event on June 3rd, we hit you now with our Part Two picks. With…

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 1

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With Camden Rocks looking set to be bigger than ever this year with over 200 bands, here’s our FOTF Top picks. With Bands such as The Coral, Milburn and Carl Barrat and Reverend and the Makers toping the headline list, there are literally 100’s more that are a must see! All tickets to the fifth year event in 2016 sold out and 2017 looks set to be no different. £39.50 get…

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Dream Theater European Tour Dates

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Roadrunner Records’ group Dream Theater has announced additional European spring dates for their “Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour,” which will see the pioneering group celebrating the 25th anniversary of their milestone RIAA gold-certified album, “Images & Words.” Added due to overwhelming demand, the new dates will begin on April 18th at Birmingham, England’s legendary Symphony Hall and will include an unparalleled live set of “Images & Words” in…

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Black Country hard rockers GIN ANNIE release new EP

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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…

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Soundcheck: The Rogue Network ‘Binary’ EP

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The Rogue Network are a contemporary, 3-piece, alternative blues band. Their music is heavily influenced by the blues/soul sounds of the 70s, but on a background of thick guitars riffs and analogue synths the music has an altogether different and more dynamic feel. Against the overwhelming number of indie bands that dominate the UK music scene, The Rogue Network are trying to craft a sound that is different. They’re trying…

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Okkultokrati Announces European/UK Tour Dates

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Norwegian mavericks Okkultokrati are hitting the road again in support of their inventive and addictive Raspberry Dawn album, released in September through Southern Lord. The confirmed listing of shows is below, and the band is currently booking more shows to be announced. While paying homage to their native region’s 1990s black metal heritage, the cinematic synth/goth rock of the prior decade, and the raging early punk movement ahead of that,…

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Me and That Man Unveil New Video & Debut Album

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ME AND THAT MAN, the side project put together by Nergal of Behemoth and British/Polish musician, John Porter, have today unveiled a new video for ‘Ain’t Much Loving’, taken from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Songs of Love And Death’. The collection is set for release on 24th March via Cooking Vinyl. ME AND THAT MAN also play their first UK show at London’s Jazz Cafe on Sunday 26th March.  Tickets…

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WOE unveil a Black Metal feast…

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US black metal unit WOE will release their long-anticipated Hope Attrition full-length next month via their new label home of Vendetta Records. In advance of its release and in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, today Decibel Magazine offers up “The Ones We Lost,” for public feasting. “If the name doesn’t give it away, ‘The Ones We Lost’ is about coming to terms with a loved one’s death,” elaborates founding guitarist/vocalist Chris Grigg. “For me, it is the most…

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Nearly Their, Bridge Tavern, Bradford

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As we stand in the photo pit awaiting the arrival of a multi-platinum band we sometimes forget as reviewers and photographers, that around the world there are bands plying their nightly trade in small bars and indeed that is all they live for. Well tonight was one of those nights where I took myself off to a local pub, The Bridge Tavern and had a great time. Nearly Their a…

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Matt Boroff, The Old Blue Last, London

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Matt Boroff and the Mirrors impressed an intimate audience at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. The Austria-based American guitarist and singer, and his band played a set of superb musicianship deserving of a much larger audience. The London live music scene is a strange one. There’s no doubt that it’s in rude health at the moment, with no shortage of gigs every night of the week. Everyone still wants to…

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Halo Tora, The New Crown, Merthyr Tydfil

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Interview and a live show: Tonight I’m in Merthryr Tydfil to catch up with Halo Tora. I’d seen them before two years ago at the resonance festival, but this time it was the first UK gig after returning from their European tour, that took in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Halo Tora hail from the Glasgow area and feature the strong twin guitar combination, and vocals of Chris Alexander and…

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Van Morrison & Jeff Beck, The O2 Arena, London

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Two iconic heavyweights of popular music close out BluesFest 2016 in London’s docklands. Jeff Beck and Van Morrison shared the limelight in the capacious environment of the O2 Arena on Sunday night and basked in the sound of rapturous applause and sight of standing ovations as they did so. This was the closing act to a three-day festival that for the past couple of years has been held under the…

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Ben Poole, Robin2, Bilston

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Ben Poole and his band currently out on tour, stopped off at The Robin2 last night, an R & B club making an ideal venue for his soulful blend of blues. Support tonight came from Birmingham blues band, Big Wolf Band, who played their set to an ever-expanding crowd. The band is currently in the process of recording an album at Mad Hat Studios, which I gather is where Rebecca…

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Broken Witt Rebels ‘Georgia Pine’

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The Birmingham four-piece rock and blues band, Broken Witt Rebels today, launched the official video for their new single ‘Georgia Pine’. The single dovetails the band’s forthcoming 12-date UK tour with King King that kicks off at Brighton’s The Old Market on Wednesday 9th November. ‘Georgia Pine’ also features on the cover mount CD of the current issue of Classic Rock magazine.  ‘Georgia Pine’ is the third single and title track…

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The Winachi Tribe Live at Gorilla, Manchester

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The Winachi Family Gathering: Things have been good for The Winachi Tribe so far this year. With sell out shows in Scotland, a double header with the Sugar Hill Gang, plus a recent trip to La La Land for a video shoot to accompany a new single out  later this year, its been non stop.  20/08/16: Tonight’s gig is at Gorilla in Manchester. Its a great venue and it has…

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TERRIBLE LOVE SIGN TO BIG SCARY MONSTERS AND ANNOUNCE UK DATES WITH ROLO TOMASSI

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  A blistering emotional assault, there’s a fury to ‘Change Nothing’ that harnesses all the frustration that remaining undercover so long garnered and sets it ablaze – DIY MAG “Change Nothing” Out 22nd April via Big Scary Monsters Pre-orders available now here Tour w/ Rolo Tomassi in April  Check their video for debut track ‘Change Nothing’ here What do you get when you chuck current and former members of FFAF, Bastions,…

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The Revolution Is Here… Again!

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The vinyl revival has taken another leap forward with Tesco starting to sell LPs for for the first time in its history. From this weekend a limited range of vinyl albums, by artists ranging from Elvis to George Ezra, will go on the shelves of Britain’s biggest supermarket as it tries to cash in on the comeback of record players. After losing out to CDs, downloads and live streaming, vinyl…

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