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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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Marmozets Announce 2018 UK Tour!

They’re weird, they’re wonderful, and they can’t get enough! After hitting the UK this last month (with some re-arranged dates due to health reasons set for this week), Marmozets have announced more UK dates for 2018. Exciting right?? The dates read: FEBRUARY 2018 2nd – Cardiff The Tramshed 3rd – Southampton Engine Rooms 4th – Brighton Concorde 2 6th – Cambridge Junction 7th – London Student Central, ULU 8th –… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Weirds ‘Old World Blues’

Weirds make a grand entrance with their fuzzy and kaleidoscopic video for ‘Old World Blues’ Taken from their standout debut album Swarmculture, which was released earlier this year on Alcopop! Records, the Leeds band stand taller, louder and heavier than before with their breed of sludgy and psychedelic rock. “Lyrically, Old World Blues is quite claustrophobic, and I really wanted to get a sense of entrapment and anger across. The… Keep Reading

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The Psychedelic Furs & Lene Lovich, O2 Forum, London

The Psychedelic Furs and Lene Lovich Band ride a wave of 80’s nostalgia in North London. The passing of time seemed irrelevant as the O2 Forum, Kentish Town hosted a sell-out crowd that lapped up every minute of what these iconic artists had to offer. The early 80s New Wave era successfully bridged the gap between punks gobbing on audiences and new romantics blinding them with sparkling diamante jackets. One… Keep Reading

New Releases

Foo Fighters Release New Track ‘The Line’

The countdown to the year’s most massive and ambitious melodic hard rock magnum opus just started ticking that much faster: “The Line,” the newest advance offering from Foo Fighters’ about to be released ninth studio album ‘Concrete and Gold’, has been made available as an instant grat with pre-orders placed in advance of the new record’s September 15 release on Columbia Records. “The Line” pairs a signature Foo Fighters propulsive… 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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NEW MUSIC: Wolf Alice ‘Yuk Foo’

Following a month long sold out tour of the USA, WOLF ALICE now debut the video for the kick-ass single YUK FOO. The band have also announced a small venue tour of the UK in August, in which they return to some of the venues they played on their first ever tour. Tickets are available on Friday 28 July from 10am. The London four piece follow a packed summer with… 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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Camden Rocks Festival 2017, London

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… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 2

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… Keep Reading

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Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 1

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… Keep Reading

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Dream Theater European Tour Dates

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… 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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Soundcheck: The Rogue Network ‘Binary’ EP

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… Keep Reading

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Okkultokrati Announces European/UK Tour Dates

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,… Keep Reading

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Me and That Man Unveil New Video & Debut Album

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… Keep Reading

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WOE unveil a Black Metal feast…

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… Keep Reading

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Nearly Their, Bridge Tavern, Bradford

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… Keep Reading

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Matt Boroff, The Old Blue Last, London

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… Keep Reading

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Halo Tora, The New Crown, Merthyr Tydfil

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… Keep Reading

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