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“IDestroy have been eating riffs for breakfast… massive guitars everywhere.” – Kerrang! Bristol grrrl rockers IDestroy have announced their new EP Pure Joy Of Life, to be released on March 9th. It is preceded by ‘Lemons’, the first single from the EP, which is out now. ‘Lemons’, is a...
Gin Annie have released a brand new single Fallin’, their first recording featuring their new line-up. Gin Annie are a hard melodic rock 5-piece from Wolverhampton UK, featuring heavy guitar driven songs whilst maintaining a melodic vocal style, hook-laden choruses and classy melodies. They are based around the nucleus...
Hot off the back of a nationwide tour as special guests to RavenEye, that included sold out dates in Norwich & London, popular hard rock trio SKAM announce a co-headline tour with fellow 3-piece, Florence Black. The run of dates will see them play venues in England, Wales &...
Hell’s Addiction release a brand new single ‘We’re On Fire’ on Weds 14th February, to accompany their UK tour this Spring. A 5-piece balls-out hard rock band from Leicester UK, Hell’s Addiction are described as the bastard child of an illicit three-way between Skid Row, early-Guns N’ Roses & AC/DC. Their last single, ‘We’re On...
On May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, APOCALYPTICA, released their epic debut ‘PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS’, a new approach to the hits of the biggest metal band the world has seen. APOCALYPTICA created their very own genre and laid the foundation to a career that has lasted over 21...
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 are pleased to announce a full headline UK tour in April 2018. In addition, Wayward Sons are thrilled to...
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Drummer Deen Castronovo has had the pleasure of playing on some cracking albums. The Bad English self-titled debut was a belter, the last few studio albums from Journey were also pretty damn good too, but ‘Double Eclipse’ by Hardline was/is a

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Leicester trio SKAM are ramping up proceedings as they prepare to 'chocks away' for album number three, 'The Amazing Memoirs Of Geoffrey Goddard'.

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LIVE REVIEWS

After a week where Bannermans was trending for all the wrong reasons (google Majik Carpet – Bannermans), it was great to get back to what the establishment does so well, and put on a rock ‘n’ roll show. It’s also Six Nations weekend in Edinburgh, so it’s a veritable...
Tonight’s bill at The Exchange offered an unusual selection of bands – a trio of trios! Headliners Raveneye, along with SKAM and IDestroy. First up, almost as soon as the doors opened, was IDestroy, the local band chosen to start the evening off. Led by Bec Jevons, the all...
An un-seasonally mild January evening found us heading to Edinburgh’s Queens Hall. On arrival, I questioned if I’d come to the right venue. The Hall is surrounded by scaffolding and safety nets, and looks like a work in progress. My fears were allayed however by the number of King...
It’s almost like someone carefully planned that Steel Panther would hit these shores in January. A week or so until payday, bills from Christmas landing on the doormat, it is bloody freezing, and the country has ground to a halt. Judging by the warnings from the met office, the...
2018 sees the 30th anniversary of Queensrÿche’s masterpiece, ‘Operation: Mindcrime’. The concept album/rock opera regularly features on numerous “albums to hear before you die” lists and “top 100 rock albums of all time” polls. A constant hot topic that causes many heated debates at the bar, or on that...
It’s been 30 years since the release of Fish’s final album with Marillion, “Clutching At Straws”. It was a successful release in that it managed to chart at number 2, and contained no less than three UK top 40 singles: “Incommunicado”, “Sugar Mice” and “Warm Wet Circles”. It did,...
It is almost a sin amongst the heavy metal community to say that you like The Darkness. Somehow, they are a “marmite” band people either love or hate. Maybe that is due to the campness of Justin Hawkins, his falsetto voice, the fact that they are hugely commercially successful (something that immediately seems...
On a bleak and frosty December, the doors to Glasgow’s O2 Academy finally creak open after an agonisingly chilly delay, and it’s fair to say that the people waiting outside are ready for a good time. Luckily for them, Dan Reed Network are in town supporting glam/funk metallers Extreme...
It takes something a bit special to tempt us out from our rural idyll in Devon to the hustle and bustle of London, but when we heard that the closest Nothing More were coming to the South West was Dingwalls in Camden, we had no hesitation in making the trip to...
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There are not many bands that can play a venue the size of the Glasgow Hydro (with a capacity of 13,000), there are even less bands from the metal world that can do it, and from the thrash scene there’s only one: Metallica.

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ALBUM REVIEWS

I have no idea why it comes as a shock that the debut solo album from the longest serving member of Guns N’ Roses (apart from Axl) would be tasty, but it is a shock, and it is rather tasty. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s G’n’R keyboardist Dizzy...
2018 is shaping up to be a crucial year for the next generation of rock stars in-waiting. Who will fill the void left by bands like Black Sabbath etc is a tiresome question, and to be honest, pointless. Why waste energy on wether or not there are bands out...
American quartet, Facing Fire enter 2018 with a new eponymous four track EP, formed around the single ‘Dying Inside’, which made some noise when it was released last year. Following up the goodwill that the single received with something as equally as strong is paramount, and thankfully the EP...
Sit someone down and play them ‘The Snake King’ without telling them who the artist is, and no-one would guess that it was Rick Springfield, especially when it gets to some of the more dark moments on what is a thought-provoking album. Rick Springfield, yeah? ‘Jessie’s Girl’, ‘Human Touch’…...
Erik Martensson performed on one of the strongest melodic rock albums of 2017 when Eclipse released ‘Monumentum’. He will also be back this year with W.E.T., so he will have performed on what could be the standout melodic rock album of 2018. In between, Martensson takes more of a...
No way, man! No way whatsoever! I’m not having it that it was 34 years ago that Phil Campbell first appeared on our screens when Motörhead appeared on BBC2’s ‘The Young Ones’. The episode in question, ‘Bambi’, was a belter for many reasons. Ade Edmondson as Vyvyan ramming a...

INTERVIEWS

South African Blues-rock guitarist Dan Patlansky has built up quite a following in the UK thanks to some incendiary live performances over the last few years. I spoke to Dan about the new album ‘Perfection Kills’, travelling, first world problems, and the world’s crappiest Blues joke… When I first...
The Bad Flowers are a Midlands based hard rock band with Tom Leighton (guitar / vocals), Dale Tonks (bass), and Karl Selickis (drums). Tom took some time out to answer questions about the forthcoming debut album “Starting Gun”, which will be released on 16th February 2018. We got off...
False Hearts are a new four piece band from Cambridge that caught our ear with ‘Cynical Love’, so we thought we’d get the lowdown on the band for you. False Hearts have only been together for a relatively short time, how did you all meet? “Adi (drummer) and Emma...
Prior to the final gig on their European tour, I was lucky enough to grab the ‘warriors of the frozen north’, Unleash The Archers, for a chat before they took to the stage in Edinburgh. Trying to make sense of my inane gibberish were Brittney Slayes (vocals), Scott Buchanan...

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